40 Stores and Restaurants Open on Easter

Here's where you can shop and eat out on Easter Sunday.

Easter Sunday is April 16, and if you want to spend time with your family but you don’t want to play host, you have options. More and more stores and restaurants open their doors on Easter than ever before. So celebrate the holiday and enjoy time with loved ones, but don’t be afraid to get out of the house.

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Restaurants Open on Easter

Not feeling the home cooked holiday ham this year? You can eat out and still save money at these restaurants on Easter.

  •       Applebee’s: Most locations open at 11. Call your local restaurant.
  •       Bob Evans: Hours vary by location.
  •       Boston Market: Hours vary by location.
  •       BRIO Tuscan Grille: Hours vary by location, but most are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  •       Buca di Beppo: Opens at 10 a.m.
  •       Chart House: Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  •       Capital Grille: Many locations open but hours vary. Call your local restaurant.
  •       Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Most locations open at 11 a.m. Call your local restaurant.
  •       Cheesecake Factory: Regular hours, or 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  •       Cracker Barrel: Regular hours, or 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  •       Denny’s: Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including Easter.
  •       Golden Corral: Many locations open all day. Call your local restaurant.
  •       McCormick and Schmick’s: Open for brunch. Hours vary by location.
  •       IHOP: Varies by location, but many are open 24 hours.
  •       Maggiano’s: Opens at 10 a.m.
  •       O’Charley’s: Open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  •       Olive Garden: Regular hours, or 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  •       Outback Steakhouse: Hours vary by location.
  •       Red Lobster: Varies by location. Call your local restaurant.
  •       Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse: Doors open at noon on April 16.
  •       Seasons Fresh Grill: Opens at 10 a.m.
  •       Starbucks: Hours vary by location.
  •       The Melting Pot: Chicago location open 11 a.m to 8 p.m. Call your local restaurant.

Stores Open on Easter

The following stores are open on Easter, which might be a great time to shop for last minute holiday necessities, or if you’re just looking to beat the normal weekend crowds.

  •      7-Eleven: Most locations are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including Easter.
  •       B&N: Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  •       BJ’s: Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  •       CVS: Most locations are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  •       DSW: Most locations are open but call your local store.
  •       Dollar Tree: Open regular hours, or 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  •       Home Depot: Most locations are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  •       K-Mart: Most stores open, but hours vary by location.
  •       Lowe’s: Most locations will open at either 7 or 8 a.m., but call your local store.
  •       Old Navy: Open regular hours, or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  •       Rite-Aid: Most locations are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with the pharmacy open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  •       ShopRite: Most locations open at 6 a.m.
  •       Staples: Open from 12-5 p.m.
  •       Toys “R” Us: Most stores open, but hours vary by location.
  •       Traders Joe’s: All stores open until 5 p.m. except one in Portland, ME, which is closed on Easter.
  •       Walgreen’s: Most stores open regular hours, or 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  •       Walmart: Open regular business hours, or 7-12 a.m.

Easter is all about eating and celebrating with family and friends, but there’s nothing that says you have to celebrate and eat at home. A whole bunch of stores and restaurants open their doors on Easter, which gives you a chance to catch up on some shopping or, even better, gets you off the hook for cooking.

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