17th and McKean
Monday to Friday 5:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday 5:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM to Noon
Old school South Philadelphia neighborhood lunch counter. Solid basic food, well prepared. Been around for some 50 years, current owners for the last 25 years.
I happened upon Brunic's on a Sunday morning while searching for a breakfast sandwich. I ordered scrapple and eggs and immediately fell in love with Brunic's when I saw the slab of scrapple hit the grill - super thick, two to three times as thick as I am used to. Choice of kaiser roll, long roll or toast.
Then I looked at the menu. One of the specials, a hot dog club sandwich. A hot dog club sandwich! I headed back for lunch the next day. A hot dog club sandwich it was - two DIetz and Watson dogs with mustard on the bottom layer and bacon, lettuce tomato and more mustard on the top layer. Odd, but tasty. Brunic's has also recently introduced breakfast clubs. I'm curious about those.
I am always just a bit intimidated every time I walk into a South Philly place that has been around forever, feeling like I'm intruding. Dumb. There has always been a warm welcome and Brunic's is no exception. Felt at home as soon as I wallked through the door. After three visits I feel like a long-time regular.