There's no denying the wonderful experience of going out to brunch with your family on Easter Sunday, but this year as we practice social distancing to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 and protect ourselves and others, a brunch out of the house isn't an option. But that doesn't mean that cooking a delicious brunch from scratch is your only option. If you're not a fan of spending time in the kitchen — or you do it everyday and would prefer a more relaxing hands-off way to procure breakfast on Easter — there are still restaurants that will cook a tasty Easter brunch for you. It's just one you'll serve in your own home this year instead of eating at one of their booths.
Unlike typical closings on Christmas Day or Thanksgiving, most of these chains have regular schedules for Easter Sunday, and some even offer special deals or activities in light of the holiday.
Of course, hours and specials will vary based on location, especially with various temporary closures due to coronavirus, so it's important to check with your local favorites before placing an order for delivery on April 12. If you're looking for an easy and tasty way to celebrate Easter this year, we've got you covered with these restaurants open for brunch near you.
Dig into a pile of pancakes at IHOP, which is open all day, everyday. And yes, they will serve ham on Easter Sunday. IHOP is delivering via Doordash, so place the order about an hour before you want to sit down at your dining table, and get ready to get your pancake on.
Denny's prides itself on being America's diner that's open — and serving breakfast — around the clock. Check the store navigator to find a local store open near you this April 12. You can still get your fix with Denny's on Demand for either delivery or pickup.
Whether you're craving fluffy waffles or sizzling bacon, Perkins has you covered this year on Easter Sunday. Some locations have been affected by COVID-19 with changed hours or closures, so call ahead or check the navigator if you're unsure about the restaurant in your town before placing an order for delivery.
4. Cracker Barrel
Most Cracker Barrel locations are open as usual on Easter, serving breakfast all day. You can get the best of both worlds when you order Cracker Barrel's Heat n' Serve Easter Family Meal To-Go in advance. Whether you prefer contactless pickup or delivery, Cracker Barrel can be the taste of your Easter celebration.
5. Bob Evans
Another great deal can be found at Bob Evans. The eatery is delivering and offers the Easter Farmhouse Feast ($110), consisting of two entrees and traditional sides that can feed 10 people. Plus, no delivery fee!a
6. Boston Market
Similarly, at participating Boston Market locations, order à la carte or take out a heat-and-serve Easter special. You can get a fully cooked meal that's been chilled so when you warm it in your oven you might be able to convince your family you cooked it yourself.
7. Panera Bread
In case you're craving some broccoli-cheddar soup in a bread bowl, most of Panera Bread's more than 2,000 bakery-cafes will be open for pickup or delivery on Easter Sunday. Delivery is free for orders over $15.
8. Romano's Macaroni Grill
Romano's Macaroni Grill has a tasty brunch menu as well, and is open for pickup and delivery this Easter. Plus, you can place an order days in advance so you don't have to worry about scrambling Easter morning.
10. Shake Shack
Rejoice! You can still get a burger — or an egg sandwich — at most Shake Shacks on April 12. Although some locations are affected by temporary closures, so make sure to call or check online to see if your closest location is open for pickup or delivery.
Aside from one Cinnabon Cinnasnack option, a majority of the brunch menu at Sonic Drive-In consists of egg-based dishes like wraps and breakfast sandwiches. Most Sonic's should be open normal hours (6 a.m. and 12 a.m.), but try searching the navigator to see if your's has a special holiday schedule. You can order with Sonic's app, which will tell you which spot to park at for an easy delivery straight to your car.
12. McCormick & Schmick's
You're in luck! McCormick & Schmick's has a special Easter dinner special for four that you can order ahead of time. Salmon, steak, and crab cakes are the centerpiece of this tasty dinner. Yes, please!
13. Waffle House
Most McDonald's locations will be open on April 12 with normal hours, although give your local chain a call to verify. Carryout and delivery are your best bets for this food stop.
If you can't go a day without your Caramel Macchiato, then you're probably hurting with the recent closure of in-store Starbucks cafes. But select grocery and drive-thru locations are still open and delivery is available in some areas via Uber Eats, so check to see if delivery is available in your area and treat yourself this Easter. Hint: You may even be able to find a secret Cadbury Egg Frappuccino.
16. Red Lobster
If you’re in the mood for shrimp Alfredo or a platter of seafood, you can order with touchless delivery or pickup from your local Red Lobster for lunch or dinner. Make sure to call ahead of time, just to make sure.
17. Golden Corral
Golden Corral offers a Easter Holiday Menu To-Go option. Consumers can order their Easter meals — a ham dinner, a 12-piece, or a 24-piece chicken dinner — online and pick them up at the nearest restaurant.
18. P.F. Chang’s
You can expect your favorite Asian cuisine restaurant to be open during normal hours. Just to be on the safe side, we recommend calling your local location. Whether you prefer takeout, curbside pickup, or delivery, P.F. Chang's has plenty of options to help you get some tasty food for your Easter celebration.
19. Chili’s Grill & Bar
You can enjoy Chili’s “Meal for 2” deal or even the “3 for $10,” where you can get an appetizer, a meal, and a drink for just $10 during Easter Sunday. The restaurant chain is open for curbside pickup or delivery.
20. LongHorn Steakhouse
Enjoy a delicious steak or grilled lamb chops for lunch or dinner, because LongHorn Steakhouse offers pickup and delivery. For pickup you can place an order to pick up right away or you can select a specific date and time so you've got it all set and scheduled in advance.
21. TGI Fridays
You can expect TGI Fridays to be open for pickup and delivery on Easter day, but make sure to call ahead of time to confirm your nearest location is open.
22. Outback Steakhouse
Outback Steakhouse will be open during Easter. You can order for curbside takeaway or delivery, for which you can place an order in advance.
If Applebee’s Quesadilla Burger is your vibe, the restaurant will be open during regular hours and is open for delivery. You're able to order a couple weeks in advance as well.
24. Burger King
It doesn’t all have to be fancy restaurants during Easter. If you’re stuffed from brunch, you can order delivery from your nearest Burger King for some fries and a burger.
25. The Cheesecake Factory
The Cheesecake Factory will be up and running for takeout and delivery to make all your cheesecake dreams come true. The entrees are delicious, but let's be real, you're in it for the slice.
25. Buffalo Wild Wings
Sure, chicken wings might not scream Easter, but any day of the week is a good day to chow down on some tasty wings at B-Dubs. Buffalo Wild Wings kitchens across the country are open for takeout and delivery.
26. Noodles & Co.
If you've got a craving for pasta, check out Noodles & Co. Be sure to call first, though, as hours depend on location. But the good news is delivery is free!
27. Olive Garden
What could make Easter Sunday better than endless breadsticks? We'll wait while you try to think of something. Curbside pickup and family delivery are available.
Sure, delivery and takeout from Benihana don't involve the same theatrics you know and love from the restaurant, but it won't stop your kids from trying to make their own beating fried rice heart or steaming volcano at home.
29. Carrabba's Italian Grill
Carrabba's offer an array of seafood, steaks, pasta, and pizza, so you can trade in the difficult task of prepping a homemade meal for the difficult task of picking the entree that looks best. They're open for delivery and carryout.
30. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Ruth's Chris has exactly what you want from a steakhouse: a variety of excellent steaks, and sides that will have you licking your lips. You can order for delivery, whether you want something from a prix fixe menu starting at $40 or individual entrees.
Looking for a simple combo of burgers and fries? Whataburger can be your Easter lunch go-to. The chain is open every day except for Christmas, so you can count on them to be a part of your Easter celebration with online ordering and curbside pickup.
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