25 Restaurants Open for Easter So You Can Avoid Cooking

Hop on over to these chains for some delicious food.

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If cooking a delicious brunch isn't on your Easter to-do list this year, there are plenty of restaurants open on Easter Sunday for you and your family to enjoy.

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, so it's important to check with the your local favorites before making the trip out on April 21. 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 , which is open all day, everyday. And yes, they will on Easter Sunday.

2. Denny's

prides itself on being America's diner that's open — and serving breakfast — around the clock. Check the to find a local store open near you this April 21.

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3. Perkins

Whether you're craving fluffy waffles or sizzling bacon, has you covered this year on Easter Sunday. Most locations are open regular hours, just call ahead or check if you're unsure about the restaurant in your town.

4. Cracker Barrel

is also open as usual on Easter, serving breakfast all day. Or, get the best of both worlds when you order in advance.

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5. Bob Evans

Another great deal can be found at . The eatery is open regular hours and offering the ($110), consisting of two entrees and traditional sides that can feed 10 people.

6. Boston Market

Similarly, at participating locations, order à la carte or take out a .

7. Panera Bread

In case you're craving some broccoli-cheddar soup in a bread bowl, most of 's more than 2,000 bakery-cafes will be open regular hours on Easter Sunday.

8. Romano's Macaroni Grill

has a tasty as well, running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Avocado toast and peach Bellini pancakes? Yes please!

9. Bonefish

If you didn't get enough fish during Lent, this restaurant is the place you should head to. specializes in seafood and will be open (most with regular hours) for Easter.

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10. Shake Shack

Rejoice! You can still get a burger — or an egg sandwich — at most on April 21. Although some locations will have special holiday hours, so make sure you give your local spot at call ahead of time.

11. Sonic

Aside from one option, a majority of the brunch menu at 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 to see if your's has a special holiday schedule.

12. McCormick & Schmick's

You're in luck! 's has a special that includes a mix of breakfast options like frittatas and lunch options like roasted ham and dim sum.

13. Waffle House

Looking for eggs AND ham this Easter Sunday? Stop on over to for a homey diner experience with your family.

14. McDonald's

Most McDonald's will definitely have their doors open on April 21 with normal hours, although give your a call to verify.

15. Starbucks

If you can't go a day without your Caramel Macchiato, Starbucks will be open even on Easter Sunday. Hint: You may even be able to find a secret .

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16. Red Lobster

If you’re in the mood for shrimp Alfredo or a platter of seafood, you can visit your local for lunch or dinner. Make sure to call ahead of time, just to make sure.

17. Golden Corral

Consumers who decide to stay in the restaurant for lunch or dinner will have a new menu option to choose from: a slow-smoked sirloin and ham. is also offering 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 to be open during normal hours. Just to be on the safe side, we recommend making a reservation a couple of days before.

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19. Chili’s Grill & Bar

You can enjoy “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.

20. LongHorn Steakhouse

Enjoy a delicious steak or grilled lamb chops for lunch or dinner, because will be waiting for you.

21. TGI Fridays

You can expect to be open during their regular hours on Easter day, but make sure to call ahead of time to confirm it's open.

22. Outback Steakhouse

will be open during Easter. You can also enter their and win free Outback for an entire year.

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23. Applebee’s

If Quesadilla Burger is more your vibe, the restaurant will be open during regular hours.

24. Burger King

It doesn’t all have to be fancy restaurants during Easter. If you’re stuffed from brunch, you can visit your nearest for some fries and a burger.

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25. The Cheesecake Factory

will be up and running to make all your cheesecake dreams come true.

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