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 IHOP, which is open all day, everyday. And yes, they will serve ham on Easter Sunday.
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 21.
Whether you're craving fluffy waffles or sizzling bacon, Perkins has you covered this year on Easter Sunday. Most locations are open regular hours, just call ahead or check the navigator if you're unsure about the restaurant in your town.
4. Cracker Barrel
Cracker Barrel is also open as usual on Easter, serving breakfast all day. Or, get the best of both worlds when you order Cracker Barrel's Heat n' Serve Easter Family Meal To-Go in advance.
5. Bob Evans
Another great deal can be found at Bob Evans. The eatery is open regular hours and offering the Easter Farmhouse Feast ($110), consisting of two entrees and traditional sides that can feed 10 people.
6. Boston Market
Similarly, at participating Boston Market locations, order à la carte or take out a heat-and-serve Easter special.
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 regular hours on Easter Sunday.
8. Romano's Macaroni Grill
Romano's Macaroni Grill has a tasty brunch menu as well, running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Avocado toast and peach Bellini pancakes? Yes please!
If you didn't get enough fish during Lent, this restaurant is the place you should head to. Bonefish Grill specializes in seafood and will be open (most with regular hours) for Easter.
10. Shake Shack
Rejoice! You can still get a burger — or an egg sandwich — at most Shake Shacks on April 21. Although some locations will have special holiday hours, so make sure you give your local spot at call ahead of time.
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.
12. McCormick & Schmick's
You're in luck! McCormick & Schmick's has a special Easter brunch 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 Waffle House for a homey diner experience with your family.
Most McDonald's will definitely have their doors open on April 21 with normal hours, although give your local chain a call to verify.
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 Cadbury Egg Frappuccino.
16. Red Lobster
If you’re in the mood for shrimp Alfredo or a platter of seafood, you can visit your local Red Lobster 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. Golden Corral 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 Asian cuisine restaurant to be open during normal hours. Just to be on the safe side, we recommend making a reservation a couple of days before.
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.
20. LongHorn Steakhouse
Enjoy a delicious steak or grilled lamb chops for lunch or dinner, because LongHorn Steakhouse will be waiting for you.
21. TGI Fridays
You can expect TGI Fridays 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
Outback Steakhouse will be open during Easter. You can also enter their Great Steak Hunt and win free Outback for an entire year.
If Applebee’s 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 Burger King for some fries and a burger.
25. The Cheesecake Factory
The Cheesecake Factory will be up and running to make all your cheesecake dreams come true.