Since moving here from Chicago, one of my major complaints in the dining scene has been a lack of a really good brunch place. Sure, we have plenty of good breakfast eateries, but what makes a really good brunch place in my opinion? A designated brunch menu with yummy and creative breakfast and lunch options, an eclectic dining environment, and the option to enjoy a Mimosa or Bloody Mary. I finally found exactly what I was looking for at Bacon Hill Kitchen and Pub in Elkhart.
I had read about Bacon Hill Kitchen and Pub in my favorite local dining resource, Flavor 574 (this is a page you should all “like” on Facebook if you haven’t already), and had wanted to try it out for some time. We decided to stop here for Sunday brunch on our way to our Pokagon tobogganing adventure. Bacon Hill is located on the east side of Elkhart, so it was about a 30 minute drive from downtown South Bend. The interior is unique. There’s a big vintage style bar on the back wall with an angry wild boar head mounted above it. There’s a wall painted in chalkboard paint featuring specials and a huge mural of John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction on the other side of the restaurant brandishing a burger and big mug of beer instead of guns.
The brunch menu had a Southern flair and offered a wide array of delicious options. Starters included lemon blueberry beignets, smoked chicken wings, and sweet corn muffins. Brunch options included a Southern Benedict with eggs and smoked ham on a cheddar biscuit covered in gravy, shrimp and grits, vanilla bean french toast, and a breakfast bowl with sausage, ham, bacon, onions, peppers, potatoes, cheese and gravy. There were also a variety of sandwich options. My husband had the Bacon Hill Burger with sweet potato fries that he said was in the top three most delicious burgers he’s ever had. I enjoyed the Southern Benedict and our friend Cindy had the Breakfast Bowl in burrito form. The portions were huge, and everyone loved what they got. Breakfast options were served with huge pieces of buttered Texas toast and smoked fingerling potatoes. I’m now dying to go back for dinner and drinks.
Bacon Hill is located at 4000 E. Bristol Street in Elkhart. Lunch and dinner are served Monday through Saturday. Brunch is served both Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 2 pm. Check out their website for drool-worthy food photos and the full brunch, lunch and dinner menus.