45 Restaurants Open on Easter Sunday If You’d Rather Go Out

published Mar 28, 2024
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HUDSON, WI/USA - MARCH 8, 2020: Applebee's restaurant at twighlight and trademark logo.
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Easter is right around the corner, and while some may be gearing up to prepare an elaborate feast, there’s no obligation to cook. Maybe you have a huge family and the thought of cooking for more than four people stresses you out. Let us ease your worries. If you don’t feel like cooking or don’t celebrate the holiday, you can still go out to eat and have a delicious meal.

Below is a list of restaurants that will be open this Easter Sunday. Many restaurants are offering Easter deals or special prix fixe menus. If you’d rather enjoy your meal at home, most offer takeout or catering as well. Feel free to call and confirm for your specific location, and if you think many others will have the same idea, book or reserve your spot ahead of time. 

If you’re looking to “eat good in the neighborhood,” head over to Applebee’s on Easter. Some locations are also offering a deal where kids under 10 eat free! Check your location to see if it is participating.

Craving a taste of the Caribbean? Stop by Bahama Breeze for some tropical cocktails and crispy conch fritters. 

Benihana brings the perfect combo of dinner and a show together with fun the whole family can enjoy — and good food too. Check the Benihana nearest you, as hours may vary based on location.  

No need to stand over the hot stove to get that fried chicken fix. At Bojangles, you can pick up a 20-piece chicken meal with biscuits, sides, and sweet tea for the entire family to enjoy. 

Join Bonefish Grill for a delicious Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (an hour earlier than the restaurant normally opens). They’ll also be serving their full menu all day.  

Celebrate Easter with Boston Market’s infamous rotisserie chicken. They also cater so you can spend more time with family and friends. 

The Italian, family-style dining chain is open and has special Easter packages available for catering. 

Sit back and enjoy the Easter festivities with some new honey sriracha wings. 

Indulge in some of Carrabba’s seasonal specials like linguine primavera or limoncello bread pudding.

The classic chain is open for brunch and dinner. With an endless menu and complementary brown bread, there’s no denying the whole family will find something to enjoy. 

The “fresh mex” chain is offering a special four-course Easter brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys. 

What better way to celebrate Easter than with some margaritas and sizzling fajitas? 

The restaurant is offering a special Easter Heat n’ Serve menu featuring options for brunch and dinner that you can easily reheat at home. 

Start your Easter morning right with Denny’s Original Grand Slam — two buttermilk pancakes, eggs, sausage, and bacon. 

You can’t go wrong with mix-and-match pizza deals and stuffed cheesy bread. 

Join them for a three-course brunch on Saturday, March 30, or Sunday, March 31. 

Indulge in a seafood tower at the Brazilian steakhouse or experience one of its signature cuts of fire-roasted meat. You can also order an Easter to-go package and enjoy premium cuts at home. 

With the all-you-can-eat buffet at Golden Corral, no one in your party will go hungry. You can also order Easter dishes to go like fried chicken and glazed ham meals. 

Let IHOP handle all your Easter brunch needs. 

Dig into one of this chain’s classic fried chicken meals or try the new chizza (chicken pizza) if you’re feeling adventurous. 

Enjoy some of the restaurant’s signature brunch dishes like country fried steak or banana maple foster pancakes. Plus, all weekend brunch guests will get an Easter egg filled with fun goodies! 

Let Legal Sea Foods do the cooking, and order some signature menu items like the New England clam chowder to go. They are also open if you’d like to dine in. 

The chain will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Easter Sunday. Try the signature steaks or sizzling lamb chops. 

Celebrate Easter with some of the chain’s Italian classics like chicken Parmesan or Mom’s ricotta meatballs and spaghetti. 

Join Maggiano’s for a dinner with a special Easter family style menu or stop by in the morning for breakfast with the Easter Bunny! 

If you’re craving a Big Mac on Easter, you can count on McDonald’s. 

Morton’s is offering a special three-course Easter dinner from Friday, March 29, through Easter Sunday, March 31, complete with a slice of classic carrot cake for dessert. 

Everyone’s family at Olive Garden, and the establishment has plenty of meals the whole family can share and enjoy together. And you can’t forget the never-ending breadsticks. 

Dig into one of their awesome Aussie-tizers like the infamous bloomin onion or kookaburra wings. 

If a cheesy slice of pizza is calling your name, Papa John’s has you covered. 

If you’re craving one of Panera’s soups served in a classic bread bowl, double-check and call your location first. Some stores may have reduced hours. 

Whether it’s sushi, signature lettuce wraps, dumplings, or orange chicken, you’ll be able to get your P.F. Chang’s fix on Easter Sunday. 

You can get a large pizza with any toppings with Pizza Hut’s latest $12 deal. Or grab the Big Dinner Box that’s enough to feed the whole family. 

Celebrate Easter with Lobsterfest or Endless Shrimp offers, and of course the famous cheddar bay biscuits. 

Sink your teeth into one of this chain’s juicy, gourmet burgers or try the new caramel apple desserts. 

If you’re in the mood for some sizzling steaks, look no further than Ruth’s Chris Steak House this Easter. You can also reserve your spot in advance. 

Milkshakes and hot dogs calling your name? Swing by one of Sonic’s drive-in restaurants this Easter. 

If you choose to dine at STK Steakhouse on Easter, you just might win big. All guests will get an Easter egg, but the lucky ones that get a golden egg will win a grand prize. The Easter bunny is also expected to make an appearance during brunch. 

Get all the tacos, burritos, and crunchwrap supremes you want this Easter. 

Yes, you can get their freshly baked bread on Easter — and the rest of their menu as well. 

Everyday is Friday at TGIF so stock up on all the drinks and appetizers you want. 

Easter brunch plans? Let Waffle House do the cooking. 

If a Baconator and a Frosty sound like your ideal Easter meal, Wendy’s has you covered. 

Whether it’s one of this eatery’s classic burgers for dinner or the new jalapeño cheddar biscuit sandwich for breakfast, Whataburger is here to satisfy your Easter cravings. 

There’ll be plenty of dishes and craft beers to enjoy at Yard House this Easter Sunday.