Look, we all love a traditional homemade Easter breakfast or a big, family-style dinner, but there are really a brunch of reasons to go out to eat for the holiday instead. Think less stress, absolutely no mess, and more time to focus on the true meaning of Easter (oh yeah, and plan that annual Easter egg hunt).
Luckily for all of us, there are plenty of restaurants open for both Easter brunch and dinner. You could stop for a bite between church and Easter dinner prep, or reward yourself with an evening out after whipping up that incredible Easter breakfast spread. How's that for having your (Easter) cake and eating it, too?! And even if you don't celebrate Easter, you can still enjoy the smaller crowds and shorter waits. Now that's egg-cellent!
The best part? You don't even need to search out places to go! We put together a list of family-friendly places that everyone will enjoy. With fast-food joints to sit-down spots, here's where to eat on Easter Sunday. Now, hours for each could vary by location, so be sure to check your local store's hours ahead of time.
Restaurants Open for Easter Brunch and Dinner
Last year, Bob Evans stayed open for regular hours, though this year's hours haven't been announced. The family dining chain does offer a nice-sized meal deal you could cater for your own holiday dinner that's called the .
All locations will be operating under regular hours, which is 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The comfort food experts will likely feature a festive holiday meal and other specials, but those details have not been announced.
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. The full menu will be available for dine-in, delivery, and to-go orders.
Last year, all locations were open during regular business hours (which is 24 hours every day!). This year's plans have yet to be disclosed.
In 2018, most locations were open regular business hours, but this year's schedule isn't out yet.
Thirsty? Last year, the smoothie shop was open Easter Sunday, with hours varying by location. Hours haven't been announced for 2019.
In the previous year, all locations stayed open on Easter, and served breakfast all day—per usual. The hours for 2019 haven't been reported.
In 2018, most locations opened early, which was around 10:30 or 11 a.m. (though it varied from store to store). This year's hours are to be determined.
Craving pasta? The majority of locations will be open under normal operating hours. However, some locations will be closed and others will operate under modified hours, so make sure you call your local restaurant to double-check. Although there are no Easter specials, NoodlesREWARDS members can stop in on Fridays from March 15 through April 19 for $2 off zucchini shrimp scampi or penne rosa with shrimp.
Most locations were open under regular hours in 2018, but this year's schedule hasn't been revealed.
All locations will be open under normal hours. There will be a new Neighborhood Drink of the Month special announced at the beginning of April.
Last year, all locations were open at 10 a.m. on the weekend of Easter for brunch. This year's hours are yet to be announced.
All locations were open during regular business hours in 2018, but this year's schedule hasn't been released .
All 72 locations will be open under regular hours. Although there isn't a holiday menu, 11 locations just launched a new brunch menu that will be served on Easter Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Be sure to call your local restaurant to see if they're one of the lucky ones!
All locations will be open under regular business hours.
Most locations will be open from noon to 9 p.m., but those hours might vary, so make sure to your local restaurant. The steakhouse will be offering the Celebration Surf & Turf for $49.95.
All locations will be open under regular business hours, which is 11 a.m. to close.
In 2018, all locations were open and serving Italian favorites during usual hours. The plans for this year are still forthcoming.
Last year, all locations were open during regular business hours, but the plans for this year are still unclear.
All locations are open on Easter and will serve brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by dinner from 3 p.m. to close.
Because the majority of the drive-ins are locally owned, holiday hours vary. However, some locations will be open on Easter. Make sure to check your local Sonic's hours.
All locations will be open under regular business hours. Although there are no Easter specials, you can always enjoy unlimited breadsticks!
All locations will be open under normal hours, but without any holiday specials.
Almost all locations were open under regular business hours in 2018. This year's schedule is still forthcoming.
Every location will be open on Easter under normal hours. For most restaurants, that's 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., but make sure to check your local spot for its hours.
In 2018, most locations were open under regular hours, but the hours for this year have yet to be determined.
All locations will be open during regular business hours.
All locations will be open on Easter, and most will operate on usual hours.
The chain was open last year, but this year's plans haven't been announced.
Locations were open—with some even offering a special Easter menu—but this year's plans haven't been revealed.
The seafood and steaks spot was last year, but the hours for 2019 have yet to be determined.