While we may not be able to gather with everyone we love this Easter, there are still plenty of us who have an entire household to feed. You may normally go all out from honey-glazed ham to deviled eggs and sweet potato casserole, but there’s certainly nothing normal about these times. So if you don’t feel like preparing an entire spread, we don’t blame you. There are plenty of restaurants open on Easter in 2020, from fast food chains to more upscale options like Bonefish Grill, Red Lobster, and Benihana. Some restaurants like Boston Market, Ruth’s Chris, and Cracker Barrel are even serving prepared Easter Meals to-go. Happy Easter (and eating)!
Fast Food Places & Restaurants Open of Easter Sunday
Forget a home-cooked meal. McDonald’s will be open on Easter Sunday during regular restaurant hours at most locations. You can get your Big Mac at the drive-thru, curbside pickup, takeout, or delivery through Uber Eats.
Everyone has been going crazy for Texas Roadhouse ever since they announced their Ready-to-Grill steaks that are now for sale at participating locations. So if a Ribeye, filet, strip, or sirloin sounds good come Easter Sunday, Texas Roadhouse has you covered, plus the rest of their menu, of course.
Most Applebee’s locations will be open on the holiday so you can celebrate with a nice Quesadilla Burger. Customers can order for carryout, curbside pickup, or delivery through Grubhub, Postmates, or DoorDash.
Need an extra shot of espresso to get you through the Easter egg hunt? Starbucks will be open on Sunday, but double check with your local coffee shop for their hours of operation because they may change due to the holiday. You can get your caffeine fix at the drive-through or with delivery from Uber Eats this year.
Side note: Did you see Starbucks Spring and Easter drinkware?
Burger King will remain open to grant all your Whopper wishes this Easter holiday. Hours may vary by location. Order at the drive-through, for pickup, or for delivery through Grubhub.
There’s nothing to be ashamed of if you choose to order a pizza on Easter Sunday – or any day for that matter. Domino’s is killing the delivery game with their contactless preparation process; after your pizza goes in the oven, it won’t come into contact with anyone until you pick it up from the restaurant or from your front porch. Plus, the pizza chain has tons of local deals going on right now, so be sure to check out your closest outlet.
In the mood for a seafood feast this Easter? Red Lobster will be open all day on the holiday, ready to serve your family the ultimate holiday dinner. They even have tons of family meal deals you can order, which include a variety of entrees, sides, and of course – Cheddar Bay Biscuits. Since dining in isn’t an option right now, you can order for curbside service or delivery on the Red Lobster website.
Soup and sandwiches are never a bad idea. You can get all your favorites from Panera this Sunday. Hours of operation will be normal at most locations. And don’t forget, Panera is now selling groceries to help out during the food shortage at many stores, so if you need basics like dairy, bread, and produce on the holiday, be sure to check out what Panera has to offer.
2020 has thrown us so many curveballs already, so you might as well change up what you normally do for Easter dinner. P.F. Chang’s is a crowd-pleaser to begin with, so your family will surely love swapping green beans for chicken lettuce wraps.
One good thing about not being able to dine in at your local Cheesecake Factory right now? Avoiding the long wait times. With carryout or delivery, you can wait in the comfort of your own home to get your favorite meal. Most Cheesecake Factory locations will be open on Easter this year, so take advantage of not having to cook for once.
Denny’s is open 24/7 and rarely ever closed for holidays, and this Easter is no exception. You can get all the classic breakfast, lunch, and dinner entrees on Sunday – so whether you want to pair pancakes with your Easter egg hunt or cheeseburgers for lunch, you can do so with Denny’s. Keep in mind, the restaurant is offering takeout as well as free delivery. Bonus: Denny’s just added the new Shareable Family Meal Packs to their menu – the perfect way to feed the whole family on Easter!
Similar to Denny’s, IHOP is usually open 24/7 and serves some of the best pancakes and breakfast dishes. You can get carryout or delivery from IHOP on Easter – now that’s something we can all celebrate.
Outback is actually quite popular for diners on Easter, so if you normally visit the steakhouse on this holiday each year, you’ll have to settle for curbside takeaway or delivery.
Wings may not be your first choice for Easter dinner, but they’re never a bad idea. You can get B-Dubs for takeout or delivery.
If you’re looking for a more traditional Easter meal, Honey Baked Ham is the way to go. Their ready-to-make holiday hams and side dishes are just as good – if not better – than h0me-made dishes, and they come in disposable containers that you cook them in, so there’s little to no cleanup. That’s our kind of holiday.
You can get quarter, half, or whole Easter hams are spiral-sliced and pre-cooked, so all you have to do is pop it in the oven come dinnertime. Curbside pickup is available, or you can get your meal delivered through Uber Eats or DoorDash.
Bonefish Grill will be open all Easter weekend and will be serving Easter Family Bundles for just $50. The bundle serves up to five people and features a main course of Wood-Grilled Mahi and Jumbo Shrimp, served with citrus aioli. You’ll also get a family-style salad, either house or caesar, and family-style sides including Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal vegetables. Round your meal out with Fresh bread with pesto, as well as cheesecake and cookies.
Boston Market is usually open on holidays. In fact, they’ve got the ultimate selection of holiday foods, from Easter to Christmas and Thanksgiving. This Sunday, you can enjoy a full spread from Boston Market, including turkey breast, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, creamed spinach, corn, cranberry walnut relish, fresh-baked cornbread, apple pie, mac and cheese, sweet potato casserole, and pecan pie. Options are available in meals for 4-6 people and 12 people, as well as a la carte. Make sure to call ahead to ensure you can get your Easter meal – Boston Market is a hot commodity come the day-of. You can order for curbside, pickup, or delivery.
You can also get $10 off on your Easter meal with this coupon.
Craving Italian? Carrabba’s Italian Grill will be open on Easter this year and is offering Family Bundles, starting at just $7.99 per person. Family Bundles include Chicken Piccata, Mahi Wulfe, Lasagna, Spaghetti, Chicken Parmesan, Chicken Marsala, Penne Carrabba, Penne Alfredo, and Vazzano Salmon. Each bundle comes with salad and bread, and some options come with an additional side. Meals feed up to five people, and you can place your order for carryout or delivery.
Cracker Barrel is another popular choice for Easter. Most locations will be open on the holiday and serving to-go meals. Customers can order Easter meals like the Heat n’ Serve Ham Supper To Go, which serves 4-6 plus leftovers. This comes with Spiral Sliced Sugar Cured Ham, Sweet Yeast Rolls, 2 quart-sized Country Sides. There’s also the Heat ‘N Serve Easter Family Meal, which serves 10 people and comes with Spiral Sliced Sugar Cured Ham, Hashbrown Casserole, three country sides, Sweet Yeast Rolls, and two Buttermilk Pies. To get $15 on your Easter Family meal, use the code EASTER15. If you don’t want the whole feast, you can purchase a Smokehouse Sugar Cured Ham on its own and get $10 off with code HAM10.
LongHorn Steakhouse will be open for carryout, curbside, and delivery orders on Easter this year. If you’re feeding a clan of people on Sunday, try one of LongHorn’s Family Meal Deals, which includes a shareable entree like chicken tenders, sirloin, or baby back ribs, as well as a giant salad and four sides. This deal is for four people and starts at $9 per person.
They’ve also recently started selling steaks you can grill at home from their Steak Shop. Order sirloin, ribeye, filet, or New York Strip, as well as ready-to-heat sides like mashed potatoes, fresh broccoli, and seasoned rice pilaf.
O’Charley’s is at your service this Easter Sunday with curbside service, carryout, and delivery. They’ve got Family-Style Meals to choose from, as well as an Easter Essentials Bundle that includes 12 Nashville Hot Deviled Eggs, one family-size side, a gallon of tea or lemonade, and a whole pie.
Olive Garden never fails to please the whole family, so if you’re in need of a quick and easy Easter dinner, you know just where to go. Olive Garden will be open on the holiday and is serving up Family-sized bundle meals, including options like lasagna, chicken parmigiana, and chicken Alfredo, as well as soup, salad, and breadsticks. And don’t worry about getting out of your car – you can order for curb-side pickup or delivery.
Thinking of getting fancy for Easter this year? Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is another restaurant that will be open on Easter and preparing holiday dishes for the whole family. Choose between Beef Tenderloin and Roasted Prime Rib, then caesar or steak house salad. Then choose two sides like garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, steamed broccoli, and sweet potato casserole. To finish off your meal, each person will get a personal house-made cheesecake. Each bundle contains enough food for four to six people. Ruth’s Chris Easter meals are available for carryout and pickup only.
Benihana Sushi & Steakhouse will be open on Easter for delivery or curbside pickup. In fact, they’re offering Chicken & Shrimp Family Meals for two, four, or six people.
Fogo de Chao will be open on Easter and wants to help you prepare the ultimate holiday meal. The restaurant is selling ready-to-grill main courses like filet mignon, ribeye, lamb chops, pichana, and Atlantic salmon, as well as side dishes and seasonings like Brazilian Potato Salad, Steamed Asparagus, Choice of Mixed Greens or Caesar Salad, Pao de Queijo, Chimichurri or Mintchurri, and Rock Salt for grilling. You can also add dessert, wine, or additional servings to your meal.
Fogo de Chao is available for curbside pickup and delivery.
Which Restaurants are Closed on Easter Sunday?
Keep in mind, most of the restaurants above are franchises, so there may be certain locations that do not choose to remain open. However, there are a few restaurants that typically stay closed across the country on Easter Sunday, like Chick-Fil-A, Popeyes, and Arby’s.
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