"Simply the Best"

Thank You For Repeatedly Voting Brigs THE Best of the Best!

All of us at Brigs are proud to have won over 180 awards since we opened our doors in 1988. We take pride in what we do, and we are honored to receive such recognition from websites and publications. More importantly, we are honored that so many of our loyal customers voted for us as one of the best breakfast restaurants in Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Wake Forest!

Years in Bold – We Won!   Years Not in Bold – We almost won; we were Runner-up!

10BEST

Top 10 for THE Best Breakfast in the Triangle 10BEST is a travel guide by the travel experts of USA Today.

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008

Editor’s Pick for Best Bargain in Durham

  • 2006


American Egg Board

Brigs Restaurants were awarded the GOLDEN EGG AWARD by the American Egg Board for “creative menuing and promotion of eggs.” The award is only occasionally given to any restaurant.  Brigs also had the pleasure of serving on the American Egg Board’s Foodservice Advisory Council for nearly a decade.


2019 AMEX Member Favorite


American Express MemberFave

According to American Express, ““We tallied up the places Card Members value and visit the most, and you’ve come out on top. You’re one of the local businesses American Express Card Members can’t live without.”  Thank you American Express Card Members!

Card Member Favorite

  • 2019


Cary Living Magazine

Best Breakfast

  • 2018
  • 2017

Best Weekend Brunch

  • 2018


Cary Magazine

Best Breakfast

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006

Best Ladies Lunch

  • 2007

Best Sunday Brunch

  • 2006


Cary News

Best Breakfast

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002

The Cary New stopped publishing in early 2018.



City’s BEST

Thanks AOLCityguide! We especially love (and agree with!) the editors’ “An egg-ceptional breakfast is guaranteed!

Best Breakfast

  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006

AOL discontinued its CitysBest for the Raleigh area after the 2008 awards were announced.


 


CitySearch

Online voters got to select their favorite businesses in different categories in random years.

Best Breakfast

  • 2010
  • 2005
  • 2002
  • 2001

Best Brunch

  • 2010

Best Lunch

  • 2010

Best American Food

  • 2010

The only voting for restaurants in the Triangle since 2005 was in 2010. Results of the 2010 voting have since been altered for some reason. In every category, all of the winners are now listed as tied, and some newly listed winners were not even open in 2010.



The Destination Guide

The Destination Guide named Brigs Restaurants 2011 Best Breakfast in their Best of Raleigh series! The Destination Guide has reviewed Charleston, Columbia, Savannah, and more! See our short video HERE!



Durham Herald-Sun

Best Breakfast/Brunch

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006

Best Mom and Pop

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Best Burger

  • 2016

Best Kept Secret

  • 2015
  • 2012

Best Take-Out

  • 2012

The Herald-Sun discontinued its Reader’s Choice Awards after 2017.



Eno River Media Productions

Members of ERMP and the North Carolina film and television industry, affiliated industries, and their families are allowed to nominate and then vote for a final yearly winner in selected categories for restaurants within the state of North Carolina that have proudly and professionally served those patrons mentioned above in the past year during their participation with a movie or television project or during the normal conduct of business.” 2014 is the only year that included a Brunch Cuisine category.

Favorite Brunch Cuisine Restaurant

  • 2014 Wake County

Best of Foursquare


Best of Foursquare

Best Breakfast

  • 2018 – Durham
  • 2018 – Raleigh

Best Pancakes

  • 2018 – Durham
  • 2018 – Raleigh

Best Waffles

  • 2018 – Durham
  • 2018 – Raleigh


iHeart Radio

In both years that iHeart Radio listeners voted in 12 different dining and entertainment categories, they named Brigs Restaurants as THE Best Brunch in the “Triangle’s Top 12“!

Best Brunch

  • 2014
  • 2013


Independent Weekly

Best Breakfast

  • 2017 – Wake County
  • 2016 – Wake County
  • 2015 – Wake County
  • 2015 – Durham County
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2004

Best Kid Friendly Restaurant

  • 2015 – Wake County

Best Brunch / Best Sunday Brunch

  • 2019 – Wake County
  • 2017 – Wake County
  • 2014 – Wake County
  • 2013 – Wake County
  • 2012 – Wake County
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006

Since 1988 Brigs Restaurants have clung to the noble belief that breakfast should be served throughout the day. And for that we are ever grateful… Brigs has established itself as a clear local favorite, marked by the inevitably long weekend lines and the swarm of regulars.


LocalEats

Where The Locals Eat publishes dining guides listing the top restaurants in each of a number of U.S. metropolitan areas. They then determine who they consider THE BEST in specific categories.

Best Breakfast

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006

Best Diner

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006


Metro Magazine

Best Breakfast

  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008

Best Eggs Benedict

  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007

Metro Magazine stopped publishing in 2013 just before 2013 Maggy Award results were published.



Midtown Magazine

Midtown Magazine readers vote for The Best of Raleigh a/k/a Diamond Awards. Brigs has been among the very best every year!

Best Breakfast

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

Best Weekend Brunch

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016


Moms On Main

Triangle Moms On Main voted for Mom’s Choice Awards. Triad Moms On Main is still very active.  However, Triangle Moms On Main dissolved a few years after we won this award.

Best Restaurant for a Ladies Lunch

  • 2011 – Brigs at the Forest


Nextdoor

Brigs Restaurants were again voted Neighborhood Favorite for Best Breakfast and Brunch in nearly 500 of the neighborhoods near our five locations!

Best Breakfast

  • 2018 – All 5 Brigs locations
  • 2017 – All 5 Brigs locations

Best Brunch

  • 2018 – All 5 Brigs locations
  • 2017 – All 5 Brigs locations

Thank you! We are proud to be your neighbors, too!



Spectator Magazine

From 1989 through 2001, Brigs Restaurants was awarded over twenty BEST IN THE TRIANGLE awards (as Winner or Runner-Up) from Spectator Magazine including:

  • Best Breakfast
  • Best Brunch
  • Best Sunday Brunch
  • Best Eggs Benedict
  • Best Pancakes
  • Best Omelets
  • Best Grits
  • Best Caesar Salad
  • Best Lemonade
  • Best Restaurant in Cary
  • Best Restaurant for Women “To Lunch”

In 2002, Spectator Magazine was purchased by, and dissolved by Independent Weekly.



Triangle Downtowner Magazine

In the annual Best of Downtowner Awards, readers once again voted Brigs Restaurants THE Best Breakfast in the Triangle!

Best Breakfast

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012

2019 Trip Advisor Hall of Fame


TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor awards those restaurants and hotels that maintain a rating 4.0 or better over an entire year of numerous reviews their Certificate of Excellence! We are pleased that all of our restaurants have won this award.

Certificate of Excellence

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Thank you to everyone who posts great reviews of Brigs on TripAdvisor and all other websites!



Voice Places

For one year only (that we know of) The Village Voice readers voted for “Best of” for the Raleigh-Durham metro, and we were a winner!

Best Sunday Brunch

  • 2010


Wake Forest Weekly

Best Breakfast

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011

Best Side Dish

  • 2015 (Brigs’ Broccoli Salad)
  • 2013 (Brigs’ Broccoli Salad)

Best Sandwich or Burger

  • 2017 (Brigs’ Reuben)
  • 2015 (Brigs’ Reuben)


Wake Living

In the sixth annual Readers Choice Awards by the quarterly magazine Wake Living, readers once again voted Brigs Restaurants for Best Breakfast/Brunch Spot!

Best Place for Breakfast/Brunch

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013


WRAL Out & About

In the second annual WRAL Out & About Voter’s Choice Awards, WRAL viewers voted Brigs Restaurants as THE Best Brunch in the Triangle, and runner-up for Best Breakfast in the Triangle! It was the first year for the Brunch category.

Best Brunch

  • 2016

Best Breakfast

  • 2016
  • 2015

WRAL Out & About did not have a Best Breakfast or Best Brunch category in 2017 or 2018.