These Restaurants Are Open on Easter Sunday for a Delicious Family Feast

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Easter Sunday is an incredibly special day to the Drummond family—just like it is to so many other families around the country. Her crew particularly loves their fun Easter egg hunt, the time spent with their neighbors at church, and reflecting on the deeper meaning behind this beautiful holiday.

Of course, one of their favorite family memories has to do with—you guessed it—food! After their time in town, the Drummonds sit down to a glorious Easter brunch with all the fixings. "We come home for ham, potatoes, hot cross buns," Ree says. "And store-bought chocolate bunnies for dessert!"

But that doesn't mean everyone has time for a major brunch production! If you don't have the energy to whip up something equally special at home (or, you know, learn how to cook a ham) you can still partake in a holiday brunch spread to rival the best of them. Here, you'll find a list of restaurants open on Easter Sunday in 2022, many of which boast nationwide locations, curbside pickup options, and delivery, too. There are options for Easter dinner, too!

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Photo credit: Getty Images

What's more, the majority of these family-friendly locales offer Easter-specific menus—glazed Easter ham, delicious Easter sides, and even special Easter desserts—so you can celebrate the holiday with just as much excitement as if you were at home.

Just remember: Before making plans, check with your local restaurant to be sure they're really planning on opening their doors this Easter. Hours do vary by location. While you're at it, you can check out these stores open on Easter and Easter dinner delivery options as well.

Restaurants Open for Dine-In and Takeout on Easter Sunday

Applebee's

Everyone's favorite American fare will be operating during its usual Sunday hours on Easter Sunday. Applebee's juicy riblets, here you come!

Bahama Breeze

Easter is a great time to treat your family to a Caribbean-style feast at Bahama Breeze, where you can sit down or order in. Last year, they offered several "take and bake" options for pickup or delivery, but you'll want to check with your local restaurant to see if there's a similar deal this year.

Benihana

Benihana will be open for takeout and delivery, but (arguably) the best way to enjoy the Japanese grill is by watching the chefs prepare your meal in person.

Bonefish Grill

The classic seafood restaurant will be open on Easter. Note that Bonefish Grill offered a special carryout Easter menu in 2021, which is still TBD for this year. They do however offer family bundles all year round, including fish, salad, fresh bread and pesto, and house-baked cookies.

Boston Market

Boston Market is known for its homestyle and comforting meals. The good news is their Easter meals are now open for pre-order!

Buffalo Wild Wings

So what that wings aren't a conventional Easter Sunday choice—they're dang good anyway! Call ahead to make sure that your local Buffalo Wild Wings is open, then stop by or order in.

Burger King

Burger King is one of the most reliably available burger joints, and most will be open on Easter Sunday. Still, check with your local restaurant to be sure about their hours.

The Capital Grille

The upscale steakhouse chain offers a gorgeous three-course dine-in meal for Easter. The Capital Grille previously offered it as a take-out option, but as of right now it looks as though you'll have to head over there for the special meal. Regular takeout is still available.

Carrabba's Italian Grill

Carrabba's is the perfect place to grab a traditional Italian meal this year. The chain offers a host of new spring dinner specials and family bundles and should be open for both delivery and carryout on Easter Sunday.

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen offers both dine-in and takeout options in 2022 with plenty of family bundles. Plus, you can add a traditional strawberry cheesecake to your bundle order!

The Cheesecake Factory

Your favorite Cheesecake Factory offers the best brunch menu, perfect for Easter Sunday!

Chili's

The fun family restaurant will be open on Easter! Who said Chili's fajitas aren't a fit for the holiday?!

Cracker Barrel

You knew Cracker Barrel wouldn't let you down, didn't you? The restaurant will be open on Easter Sunday.

Denny's

The restaurant will be open for both dine-in and takeout customers. Go Denny's!

Domino's Pizza

Pizza on Easter is a bold choice, but it's one your family will thank you for. Good thing Domino's will be open to help you out!

Eddie V'S Prime Seafood

The restaurant will be open in 2022! They'll likely offer a family-style meal to go, too, alongside dine-in meal options for Easter.

Famous Dave's

Eschew the typical ham dinner for a barbecue this year! In 2022, the chain will be open.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

You really can't go wrong with a steak—no matter what day of the year it is. Most Fleming's locations will be open for both to-go orders and dine-in reservations.

Fogo de Chão

Last year, the Brazilian steakhouse offered a few fabulous Easter dinner bundles, which included your choice of protein, plus a variety of sides and—of course!—some delicious cheese bread too.

IHOP

Seeing as IHOP locations were open last year with normal business hours, they're bound to be open again in 2022. Come hungry!

Kona Grill

Head to Kona Grill for an Easter Honey Ham Brunch, or pick up an Easter meal to enjoy at home.

Longhorn Steakhouse

Both dine-in and delivery options will be available for Easter 2022 at Longhorn Steakhouse.

Maggiano's Little Italy

How good does an Italian-American-style Easter meal sound? Maggiano's typically offers an Easter Carryout Meal, which in years past has served 4-5 people and included meatballs, salad, lasagna, fettuccine Alfredo, chicken piccata, New York-style cheesecake and butter cake, and bread. Yum!

Metro Diner

Metro Diner's "heat-and-serve" Easter meals include baked ham or roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, sides, Hawaiian dinner rolls, and an entire pecan or apple pie. The chain will also be open for sit-down, carryout, and delivery.

McDonald's

Yes, McDonald's will be open on Easter Day 2022—though you should check with your local restaurant to confirm. A burger's not the most traditional Easter dinner option, but it's delightfully satisfying nonetheless.

O'Charley's

A year ago, O'Charley's offered convenient to-go and delivery options for family-style Easter meals. This year, similar options will be offered alongside in-store dining experiences.

Olive Garden

Olive Garden offered free delivery last year; this year, locations will also be open for dine-in experiences as well.

Outback Steakhouse

Call ahead to discuss delivery options, but you should be able to plan on an Easter meal at Outback (or at home with some delicious Outback grub) this year!

Panera Bread

Panera will be open for Easter this year—so yes, you can get that broccoli cheddar soup in a bread bowl!

P.F. Chang's

How awesome would an Easter at P.F. Chang's be? Most locations will be open on Easter for both carryout and dine-in.

Red Lobster

Call ahead of time: Some Red Lobsters will only offer takeout and delivery, but others will be open for a dine-in meal.

Romano's Macaroni Grill

Family-style meals and comfort food favorites for the win! Last year, Macaroni Grill held a special brunch for Easter; this year, expect similar dine-in options.

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

Yes, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse will be open this year! For 2022, expect some version of the popular restaurant's special Easter Celebration meals.

Season's 52

All Season's 52 locations will be open on Easter Sunday this year for both dine-in and takeout experiences. Customize all carry-out meals with mains like ham, salmon, or beef tenderloin, along with salad, sides, and dessert.

Sonic Drive-In

Holiday hours will vary because many of these restaurants are locally owned. Check with your local Sonic to determine their hours.

Starbucks

Most Starbucks stores will be open on Easter Sunday, but be sure to check with your local shop.

Texas Roadhouse

All Roadhouse locations should be open this year on Easter for both dine-in and takeout.

Waffle House

Here's how to win Easter brunch: Dine at Waffle House! They'll be offering to-go options and a dine-in experience as well.

Whataburger

Load up on all the burgers, fries, and onion rings at Whataburger this year: It's open on Easter Sunday.

Yard House

Tacos, anyone? Yard House will be open this year.