Fans of the popular comedy Parks and Recreation will know this exchange very well:

Leslie Knope: “Why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast food?”

Ron Swanson: “People are idiots Leslie.”

OK. If you’re not a fan of the show and have no idea what we’re talking about, firstly you should check the show out (it’s hilarious!), and secondly we’re not calling you an idiot if you don’t like breakfast, but HOW CAN YOU NOT LIKE BREAKFAST!

Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, but it’s also the most delicious. Pancakes coated in syrup, french toast topped with strawberries, bacon and sausage fresh out the pan. Mmmmm, no matter what your favorite food is, all breakfast food is delicious! But who has the best breakfast food in Carroll County?

Grabbing breakfast at one of Carroll County’s restaurants is a great way to start your day, as we have some of the best breakfast joints around. We wanted to take some time today to find out who has the best, and what restaurants are the most popular. We also took brunch into consideration. (All rankings are from Yelp).

1. Rare Opportunity Bakehouse

Taking our number one spot on the list is Westminster’s Rare Opportunity Bakery. They have a perfect 5 star rating and have been reviewed 13 times. Definitely check them out if you’re looking for the best breakfast in Carroll County.


Rare Opportunity Bakehouse in Westminster, MD

Best Breakfast in Westminster, MD

Rare Opportunities Bakery is located at 172 E Main St. Westminster, MD 21157.

2. Kismet Cafe

Coming in second is Sykesville’s Kismet Cafe. This restaurant has an average rating of 4 stars, has been reviewed 71 times (40 of which are 5 stars), and definitely has some of the best breakfast in Sykesville, MD.

Posted by Kismet Cafe, Eldersburg on Wednesday, March 13, 2019


Sykesville, MD Kismet Cafe

Best breakfast in Carroll County

Kismet Cafe is located at 1311 Londontown Blvd Sykesville, MD 21784.

3. The County Cork Wine Pub

Perhaps a place that’s better for brunch, the County Cork Wine Pub is definitely a restaurant you should check out. They have been reviewed 122 times and have an average rating of 4 stars.

Seared Scallops, spring peas pesto, peas, cherry tomatoes, bacon lardon, port wine reduction

Posted by The County Cork Wine Pub on Thursday, May 12, 2016


County Cork Wine Pub

Best Brunch in Carroll County

The County Cork Wine Pub is located at 1716 Liberty Rd. Eldersburg, MD 21784.

4. Country Kitchen

Though they only have 15 reviews, Country Kitchen has an average rating of 4.5 stars. If you’re looking for breakfast in Taneytown, MD then you should consider Country Kitchen.

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Posted by The Recipe Critic on Wednesday, June 6, 2018


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Country Kitchen Breakfast food in Carroll County

Country Kitchen is located at 112 E Baltimore St. Taneytown, MD 21787.

5. Concetta’s Main Street Bistro

Representing Mt. Airy on this list is Concetta’s Main Street Bistro. They are regarded as one of the best breakfast spots in Mount Airy, and their 4.5 star average reflects it. They’ve been reviewed 64 times.

Italian Deli Platter

Posted by Concetta's Mainstreet Bistro on Tuesday, May 28, 2019


Best Breakfast in Taneytown Maryland

Concetta's Main Street Bistro

Concetta’s Main Street Bistro is located at 231 S Main St. Mount Airy, MD 21771.

6. The Grill at Lisbon

The Grill at Lisbon is a great place to grab breakfast or brunch in Woodbine, MD. They have an average rating of 4 stars and have been reviewed 11 times.

Try The Grill's Signature Craby Patty, Our Famous Cheeseburger Made To Order (A Blend Of Fresh Ground Chuck,Sirloin And…

Posted by The Grill at Lisbon on Wednesday, October 10, 2018


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Lisbon Grill in Carroll County

The Grill at Lisbon is located at 15943 Frederick Rd. Woodbine, MD 21797.

7. Harvest Inn

Rounding out our list is the Harvest Inn. They’ve been reviewed 13 times and have an average rating of 3 stars.


Harvest Inn Breakfast

Carroll County Maryland Best Breakfast

The Harvest Inn is located at 2007 Liberty Rd. Eldersburg, MD 21784.