Food is the heart of any holiday, especially Easter. Sure, the menu may be up for debate (serving lamb vs. ham, for example), but either way, there’s no question that everyone looks forward to enjoying a festive meal with their loved ones gathered ’round. But who’s to say that you can’t have the same experience without spending hours in the kitchen? Not us, that’s for sure.
We’re all for picking and choosing where you should spend your time — and for you, that may mean letting your favorite restaurant cook up your Easter brunch or dinner. If you’re not up to hosting, you can take the whole party to the restaurant and eat there. Or if you have a day of games and activities planned, then order delivery or carry-out and have the food come straight to you.
Before you set your heart on something in particular (like a McFlurry from McDonald’s), scroll through this list of restaurants staying open on Easter 2022 to avoid any disappointment. The good news: A lot of your go-to fast food and chain restaurants, including Boston Market, Cracker Barrel and Starbucks, will be open for dine-in, pick-up and delivery in select locations. Some are even offering exclusive Easter specials and meal bundles, so you can feed the whole family without breaking the bank.
In some cases, you may be better off making reservations or placing your to-go orders before Easter Sunday hits, so be sure to follow the restaurant’s recommendations. While you’re finalizing your plans, call your local chain to confirm their Easter hours since they may vary by location.
Restaurants Open on Easter 2022
All locations will be serving up sandwiches, steaks and other Applebee’s classics on Easter Sunday. Locations are independently owned, so call your nearest Applebee’s to confirm hours.
The popular Japanese steakhouse has family hibachi and sushi meals available for takeout, delivery and curbside pickup this year.
Enjoy a family-style hickory-smoked ham or slow-roasted turkey (plus sides, pies and rolls!) from Bob Evans in the comfort of your own home. Last year, the restaurant offered Easter meals for takeout and delivery, so we’re guessing they’ll do the same.
Make reservations to dine at the popular seafood restaurant or pick up one of their family bundles to feed up to five, starting as low as $35 for the Grilled Chicken Bundle.
You can always depend on Boston Market during the holidays. If they stay true to tradition, the restaurant will offer their full à la carte menu, plus special heat-and-serve meals for pickup. Choose from honey-glazed ham, boneless roasted turkey or a combination of both, not mention a slew of sides and treats.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Trade Easter ham for chicken wings this Easter. Swing by your nearest Buffalo Wild Wings location for dine-in or carryout.
On your way to grandma’s house, swing by Burger King and find something that everyone in the car will enjoy. Select locations may have limited hours, so be sure to confirm ahead of time.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Trade in a traditional Easter feast for a wood-fire pizza or go the healthy route with a grilled steak or chicken dinner. All locations will be open for dine-in, carryout and delivery.
The Cheesecake Factory
The Cheesecake Factory has just about everything — and it could all be yours on Easter Sunday, whether for dine-in, pickup or delivery.
Chili’s is keeping their doors open on Easter Sunday, so you know what that means: plenty of $5 margaritas in your future.
It’s up to you: Dine at your nearest location or pick up one of Cracker Barrel’s heat-and-serve meals on the day of. In previous years, their Easter meal included spiral sliced sugar ham, sweet yeast rolls, mashed potatoes, roasted gravy and additional sides.
Denny’s is the pal we can always count on. If you want to enjoy your Denny’s experience at home, order a Family Pack online for carryout or delivery. Choose from a range of breakfast and dinner favorites, including the Cheeseburger Pack and the Lumberjack Slam® Pack, and feed up to five people in a flash.
How can you turn down a cheesy pie? Most Domino’s locations will be delivering on Easter this year.
Gear up for the egg hunt with a hearty pancake breakfast at IHOP. Hours may vary by location, so be sure to call yours for confirmation.
After an epic Easter egg hunt, treat your loved ones to a hearty meal at Longhorn Steakhouse. Dine-in, carryout and delivery will be available.
Ah, Mickey D’s. Almost all of the Golden Arches will be open for drive-thru, delivery and takeout.
Head to O’Charley’s for family-style Easter meals, available for dine-in or pickup.
There’s nothing better than a basket of breadsticks on Easter Sunday. Treat your family to an Italian-style meal bundle from one of America’s most beloved chain restaurants. Olive Garden is offering pickup and delivery on orders over $50 (in select areas).
Your kids may be full from the pounds of chocolate from the Easter bunny. But you, well, there’s a Bloomin’ Onion calling your name at Outback Steakhouse. All locations are open for dine-in and pickup.
Most Panera locations will be open for dine-in and drive-thru. Choose from a variety of family feast value meals, with both kid-friendly and breakfast options, to suit your celebration.
Holidays are about family — and P.F. Chang’s couldn’t agree more. If you’re in the mood for Asian food, P.F. Chang’s will be serving a fixed-price menu for those dining in the restaurant, which comes with an appetizer, soup, entrée and dessert for $40 per person.
Red Lobster knows that ham isn’t for everyone. If that’s true for you, check out its menu packed with a variety of seafood specialities, including everything from crab legs to grilled flounder, that you can get via dine-in, takeout or delivery. Select locations may be closed, so call ahead.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill
Chow down on an Easter brunch with your loved ones at your local Romano’s Macaroni Grill. Or pick up a to-go meal and enjoy it in the comfort of your home.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
In the past, Ruth’s Chris Steak House offered an at-home Easter celebration. It’s unsure if the at-home option still stands, but you can dine at your local restaurant either way.
Some Sonic locations will be open for takeout on Easter, so call ahead for your location’s hours.
Good news: You can still get your caffeine fix this Easter! Hours vary by location, so confirm yours on the Starbucks app or by calling ahead of time.
Grab your cowboy boots: All locations of Texas Roadhouse will be open for takeout and dine-in on Easter.
All Waffle House locations remain open 24 hours, 365 days a year.
The burger chain is open for dine-in, drive-thru and delivery (at select locations).
If you’re hankering for some tacos or burgers, several Yard House locations will be open on Easter Sunday, plus some offer online ordering for pick-up.