Easter Sunday is typically a day to celebrate spring, hunt for eggs and baskets, and enjoy the day with your family. Given that the pandemic is not quite over, this year's Easter traditions might be, just like last year, slightly less traditional.
Even if you're not going to a big crowded event or visiting far-flung family members, you'll still need to plan an Easter brunch or Easter dinner for the household. But if you're exhausted from more than a year straight of cooking for the family, it might be time to let someone else make the meal.
Depending on where you live, local restaurants may be offering limited in-house (or outdoor) dining, or they may be focused primarily on curbside and delivery options. Call ahead to see if your favorite restaurant is offering a special Easter dinner, or try one of these family-friendly nationwide standbys. These restaurants will do the work for you this year.
We recommend calling ahead to check the locations to determine the best way to order and to find out their hours of operation, as they can vary by location.
Restaurants Open on Easter
Applebee’s will be open for curbside carryout and delivery, and in some locations, for dining. In addition to being able to order their fan-favorite appetizers and entrées, you can even order beer and wine to-go in certain areas.
Bahama Breeze is typically open on Easter, often with a special holiday meal. Call your local restaurant to see if they are participating.
Many locations are open in a limited capacity for table service, depending on the area. Others will be open for takeout and delivery.
The seafood restaurant is open on Easter and they typically offer a special Easter menu.
Boston Market's signature chicken is always available for take-out, curbside pick-up, or delivery. They're also offering catered pre-cooked holiday meals, entrées, or desserts. Check out their website for all the details!
All locations will be open. Check out their family bundles to feed the whole crew
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is typically open on Easter, and most locations offer dine-in as well as curbside. Beer and wine is also available to order in select locations.
Cheesecake Factory's signature Sunday Brunch and dinner options will be available for Easter this year.
Chili’s is offering curbside pick-up and delivery as well as in-person dining in certain locations. Best of all, when you order your favorite dishes (fajitas, anyone?), in certain locations you can also pick up a few tasty to-go margaritas to help get the celebration going.
Cracker Barrel is offering a complete Heat n' Serve Family Meal To-Go for curbside pickup. The meal comes chilled and ready to heat and includes ham, hashbrown casserole, three sides, rolls, and two buttermilk pies. Be sure to order ahead!
Guests can order online for carryout or delivery, including contactless delivery, or can dine inside, in limited capacity, in select locations.
Who needs a traditional Easter feast? Keep things easy and delicious by ordering pizza on Easter.
Tired of a typical ham dinner? How about barbecue instead? Famous Daves has a ton of tasty items to choose from. Limited seating is available in some locations, but delivery and curbside are available everywhere.
All locations are open on Easter for to-go orders, and many are open for dine-in. In addition, Fleming's is happy to cater a holiday meal. Contact your local restaurant for specifics.
The Brazilian steakhouse typically offers Easter dinner bundles (including a choice of protein, sides, and cheese bread) and individual Easter meals. This year curbside pickup or delivery is available, as is limited-seat dining in some areas.
Most locations will be open and operating under regular hours on Easter, but you should call your local restaurant to confirm before you head out. Restaurants are offering curbside pickup this year with breakfast and lunch/dinner Easter feasts.
This Easter get a family meal from LongHorn Steakhouse. The restaurant will be open for curbside and delivery, as well as in-person dining in some locations.
Rejoice, burger lovers! Most McDonald's restaurants are open on Easter. Note that most of these establishments are independently owned, though, meaning their hours of operation can vary from store to store.
O'Charleys typically offers a family-style Easter meal for up to six people. Along with curbside and delivery, some in-person dining is available in certain locations.
This Easter, Olive Garden is offering limited in-house dining, and carside pickup. Get a family bundles of lasagna, chicken parmigiana, chicken alfredo with soup or salad and breadsticks. In select locations, guests can add beer and wine to their order.
All locations will be open this year. Call ahead for curbside takeaway options.
Every location will be open on Easter for carryout.
You don't need to celebrate Easter with ham and chocolate bunnies, you know! At Red Lobster, treat yourself to a wide variety of seafood-centric specials. While some Red Lobsters may be closed, most will be open for limited seating, takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery. Call ahead to make sure yours is open.
The pasta restaurant is offering family-style meals this year with choices like lasagna bolognese and Italian meatloaf with a choice of sides and desserts. Order ahead on the website.
Typically the well-known steakhouse offers a special Easter Celebration family meals. Call ahead to make reservations, or to order for pickup or delivery.
Because the majority of the drive-ins are locally owned, holiday hours vary. However, some locations will be open for takeout on Easter. Make sure to check your local Sonic's hours.
Yes, you can satisfy your caffeine craving come Easter Sunday. Starbucks' Easter hours do vary by location, so call ahead to check on the options at your local Starbucks.
All locations will be open on Easter for takeout. Contact your local store for specials.
Good news for all the waffle lovers out there: All Waffle House restaurants are open 24 hours a day, every single day of the year. Limited dining is available in some locations as well as to-go options.
You can get your fix of burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries, and onion rings at Whataburger on Easter Sunday. Some locations are offering limited dining, and the rest offer curbside pickup and drive-thru options for Easter.
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