Before your brunch meal arrives at your table at Coastal Flats in Gaithersburg, your server will bring you a basket of complimentary beignets with whipped butter. While it’s easy to gobble them up as you read the menu, regulars urge you to practice caution. They’re addictive, but you should definitely leave room for the deliciousness that comes next.
Start with a brunch drink like a mimosa or a bloody Mary, then decide on your meal. If you did eat too many beignets, you might want to opt for a lighter dish, like the lobster bisque or the blue crab and shrimp fritters. If you have more of an appetite, spring for the chicken and waffles, the broiled crab cakes with eggs, or the brioche French toast. Sandwiches like lobster rolls, grilled chicken and bacon cheeseburgers are also available if you’re more in a lunch mood.
Coastal Flats tends to get busy for brunch, so regulars recommend either making reservations or getting there when it opens at 11:30 a.m. to avoid a wait.