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Sunday brunch with a view

Sundays are lazy days. Most of us wake up a little later and plan fun activities before heading back to the grind come Monday. In fact, cooking should be the last thing on your mind.

How about heading outdoors for a meal? The sun is shining, the kids are on vacation, an ocean breeze fills the air, and there's a bloody Mary calling your name.

We've rounded up a list of some great places to brunch -- with a view.

Broward County

Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill: Bring a hearty appetite to this brunch with a view of the Intracoastal. Here you will find a spread of food stations -- seafood, omelet, pasta, carving, hot and cold. Bring your yacht (dock space is available on a first-come basis) and listen to the live band.

Must eats: French toast (made with bread imported from Bimini) paired with a do-it-yourself bloody Mary. One mimosa or bloody Mary is included with the meal.

Dress code: preppy boat attire.

Cost: $32.95 (adults), $13.95 (children), free for kids under 5.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 1555 Southeast 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-525-7400,

Blue Moon Fish Company: Seafood reigns at the Blue Moon, where you can order items such as gumbo, shucked oysters and blackened salmon. To enjoy the Intracoastal view, sit outside where misting fans will cool you off in the hot summer months. One bloody Mary, mimosa or champagne is included with the meal.

Must eats: garlic mussels, crab cakes, Louisiana seafood gumbo.

Dress code: resort attire

Cost: $34.95 adults. Kids under 12 pay the dollar amount of their age.1

Hours: 1:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 4405 W. Tradewinds Ave., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. 954-267-9888,

Coconuts: Peanut butter and jelly French toast, shrimp and grits, Maine lobster benedict and spicy bean bloody Mary's are all some of the tasty treats that make Coconuts' brunch divine. A must-taste for any foodie, this family-friendly eatery rotates its menu weekly. Park your boat (there is a small amount of dock space) and don't leave Fido at home -- the Intracoastal restaurant is pet-friendly.

Must eats: chocolate chip pancakes, marinated skirt steak

Dress code: come as you are

Cost: $9-$20 per plate

Hours: 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: 429 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-525-2421,

North Ocean Grille: For a romantic brunch paired with spectacular ocean views, visit North Ocean Grille inside the Pelican Grand Beach Resort. Menu items include staples such as made-to-order omelets, hand-carved apricot glazed ham, penne pasta, prime rib beef and fresh shrimp.

Must eats: ceviche shrimp salad, vanilla waffles with strawberries, baked Brie en croute

Dress code: hot date

Cost: $39.95 adults, $19.95 kids, free for kids under 4

Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: 2000 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-556-7667,

Palm Beach County

The Circle: If you're penny pinching these days, Sundays at The Circle inside the Breakers may not be for you. At $90 per person, this elegant spot on the ocean is the place to be seen and impress. Choose from a spread of hot and cold menu items, plus an a la carte menu. Items include traditional breakfast favorites such as Belgian waffles, eggs Benedict, cereals, fresh baked breakfast pastries and muffins, breakfast sausages and potatoes, bacon, fresh fruit and a made-to-order omelet station. Be sure to check out the raw bar that includes Alaskan king crab legs, shrimp, oysters and clams on the half shell, a sushi bar, a domestic caviar station and a smoked fish display.

Must eats: Try everything.

Dress code: only classy

Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: $90 adults, $ 40 kids ages 5-11, $14, children under 3.

Where: One S. County Road, Palm Beach. 561-659-8488,

Deck 84: For a more casual dining experience, head over to Deck 84 where you can pair your meal with a bloody Mary which you can pair with over 20 different ingredients. View: Intercoastal.

Must eats: "24 hour" French toast, quiche of the day, breakfast burrito

Dress code: carefree

Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m Sunday

Cost: Price: $12-$15 per plate

Where: 840 E. Atlantic Blvd., Delray Beach. 561-665-8484,

Miami-Dade County

Cecconi's: You don't have to be a member of the Soho Beach House to brunch at Cecconi's, an Italian restaurant inside the posh hotel where memberships start at $1,000. Its Sunday "feast" features five staple stations including eggs, sweets, a raw bar, a carving station and a cold cuts spread. Don't forget to tip your bartender, who makes the bloody Marys on top of a rolling cart. Though it doesn't have a water view, the lush, tropical gardens are spectacular.

Must eats: ricotta pancakes, homemade torta, macaroni and cheese

Dress code: South Beach chic

Cost: $35 per person. A free Bellini or orange juice is included with the meal.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: 4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. 787-507-7902.

Gibraltar: Relax with a glass of champagne at the Gibraltar inside the Grove Isle Resort on Biscayne Bay. The meal includes unlimited mimosas and access to a sushi station that serves salmon cream cheese rolls, spicy ahi tuna, shrimp tempura, wasabi, soy sauce and ginger.

Must eats: honey teriyaki glazed salmon, tortellini spinach alfredo

Dress code: resort casual

Cost: $55 adults, $20 kids ages 5-12

Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 4 Grove Isle, Miami. 305-857-5007,

Rusty Pelican: With a new menu and renovated look, there's even more to see at the Rusty Pelican's weekend brunch. While taking in views of both the ocean and Biscayne Bay, munch on yummy dishes such as caprese, lobster crudo, sashimi, Florida lobster tail and banana cinnamon French toast.

Must eats: homestead tomato gazpacho, surf and turf, steak and eggs.

Dress code: Miami Vice

Cost: $12-$35 per plate

Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne. 305-361-3818,

Bianca's: Before heading to a fashionable pool party, check out the buffet brunch inside Bianca's at the Delano. While taking in the pool and the ocean, you might even spot a celebrity or two. For $55 per person, enjoy a spread of breakfast and lunch staples.

Must eats: hazelnut French toast, steak and eggs

Dress code: off the runway

Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. 305-674-5752,

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