Among the most solemn and important Christian holidays is Easter, which in the United States falls on April 1 in 2018. From Easter eggs to chocolate and flowers, each family celebrates the holiday differently. But one Easter theme is common to just about everyone: food — and lots of it. But that means an equally large amount of prep, dishes, cleaning and stress — unless someone else does the cooking or you get creative in the kitchen with all those Easter eggs. This Easter, eat out or order in from one of the many restaurants that are using brunch deals and other Easter specials to lure revelers out of their kitchens.
Easter Restaurant Deals and Other Ways to Save
If you’re looking for Easter brunch ideas but don’t want to slave all day over a stove, consider instituting a new tradition by eating out for the holiday. Here’s where to take advantage of special Easter specials and food deals:
- Bob Evans: The Bob Evans Farmhouse Feast is back, and this year you’ve got the choice of the Turkey Farmhouse Feast or the Ham Farmhouse Feast. Both options come with the main course and traditional sides like corn, string beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pie. Each option serves eight, or you can get the best of both worlds with the Premium Farmhouse Feast, which includes both turkey and ham. All options are heat-and-serve. Prices vary by location, but in the Chicagoland area, for example, you can get the Ham Farmhouse Feast for parties of 4 ($49.99) or 8 ($79.99).
- Boston Market: Boston Market is open and serving dine-in customers its full regular menu, as well as a special honey-glazed hand-carved ham meal with a range of sides, from March 30 to April 1. Want to host brunch but don’t want to cook? You can order an entire heat-and-serve spread, catering and even home delivery.
- Buca di Beppo: Easter to Go at Buca di Beppo gives you the options of catering or to-go deals, both of which come with salad, bread, cannolis, shrimp scampi or linguini and clams. Order small or large to-go meals for $14 per person or for larger groups, catering for $10.75 per person.
- Capital Grille: Capital Grille offers a special menu for Easter Brunch for $49, with a children’s brunch menu for $15. Both options come with a choice of entrees and starters. Dessert is included, but endless mimosas are an extra $14.
- Claim Jumper: Every Sunday is brunch day at Claim Jumper, including Easter Sunday. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Easter brunch specials will be served for $24.99.
- Cracker Barrel: Cracker Barrel is serving Easter to go with carry-out options that feed up to 10 hungry people. Ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls and more are all part of the package, which you can heat up in your home in a few hours. Order 24 hours in advance for pickup between March 30 and April 1.
- Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: Three-course Easter brunch starts at 10 a.m. and costs $47 per person, but there’s a special children’s menu for $16.
- McCormick and Schmick’s: Although McCormick and Schmick’s isn’t listing its holiday menu or prices, the restaurant confirms that it will be open for Easter and is accepting reservations now.
- Melting Pot: Most locations are offering the “Egg-Straordinary” menu throughout the entire Easter weekend holiday weekend. Brunch is served from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the dinner menu is available from noon to 8 p.m.
- Morton’s The Steakhouse: You won’t need a restaurant coupon to enjoy Morton’s steak-and-lobster Easter special, priced at $59 per person.
- Outback Steakhouse: The Outback Steakhouse Great Aussie Steak Hunt is on now through April 23. Modeled on a classic Easter egg hunt, participants search for prizes, which could include free steak for a year. Even if you don’t land the grand prize, everyone wins something, according to the company’s website.
- Seasons 52: Brunch is served on Easter Sunday at Seasons 52 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., although times might vary by location. The regular brunch menu will be available for Easter and all brunch entrees will be $13.75.
- Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Ruth’s Chris is bringing back Ruth’s Surf & Turf on Easter Sunday only. Prices start at $49.95 and you can reserve your spot now online. As part of a seasonal special, Pinot Noir Wine Dinner nights take place on select evenings throughout April. You can book your spot for that online, as well.
- Shoney’s: Oven-roasted sliced ham, turkey and Southern fried chicken, along with more than half a dozen sides, soup, salad, fruit and dessert are all on the menu at the Shoney’s Easter Fresh Food Bar.