As much as you may love the idea of a homemade Easter brunch or an elaborate Easter dinner spread, there’s no denying that the holiday can be exhausting to plan. From planning elaborate Easter egg hunts to putting together beautiful Easter baskets, it’s possible that preparing food is the last thing you want to do on April 17. Thankfully, there are plenty of fast food chains and restaurants open on Easter Sunday for delivery, carryout, and dine-in service, so you don’t have to worry about glazing the ham this year (unless you’re up for the task, of course).
Unlike typical closings on Christmas Day or Thanksgiving, most chain restaurants have regular schedules for Easter Sunday, and some even offer special deals in honor of the holiday. Of course, hours will vary based on location, so it’s important to check with your local favorites before placing an order for delivery on Easter.
If you’re looking to take food preparation off of your Easter to-do list, here are all the popular chain restaurants that are open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner this Easter.
What restaurants are open on Easter Sunday 2022?
Dig into a pile of pancakes at IHOP on Easter morning or enjoy some ham for Easter dinner. Most IHOP locations will be open and operating under regular hours on Easter, but you should check with nearest location to confirm. Restaurants are offering delivery, carryout, and indoor dining.
Denny’s prides itself on being a diner that’s open — and serving breakfast — around the clock. On April 17, you can either get pickup or delivery or choose to dine inside. Check out the store navigator to find your nearest Denny’s.
Whether you’re craving fluffy waffles or sizzling bacon, Perkins has you covered this year on Easter Sunday. Call ahead or check the navigator to find out your local Perkins’ hours before placing an order for delivery or choosing to dine in.
4. Bob Evans
Another great deal can be found at Bob Evans. The eatery is delivering and offers the Easter Farmhouse Feast, consisting of two entrees and traditional sides that can feed 10 people. Plus, no delivery fee! Check to see if there’s a location near you.
5. Boston Market
Similarly, at participating Boston Market locations, order à la carte or take out a heat-and-serve Easter special. You can get a fully-cooked meal that’s been chilled, so once you warm it in your oven, you may just be able to convince your family that you cooked it yourself. Find your nearest location using the store locator.
6. Panera Bread
In case you’re craving some broccoli-cheddar soup in a bread bowl (or a variety of family feast value meals), most of Panera Bread’s bakery-cafes will be open for pickup, delivery, or indoor dining on Easter Sunday. Use the café locator to find the location nearest you.
7. Romano’s Macaroni Grill
As well as offering family-style meals like lasagna Bolognese and Italian meatloaf, Romano’s Macaroni Grill has a tasty brunch menu and is open for pickup, delivery, and indoor dining this Easter. Plus, you can place an order in advance to save yourself the stress.
8. Bonefish Grill
If you didn’t get enough fish during Lent, then this restaurant is the place for you. Bonefish Grill specializes in seafood and will be open for carryout, delivery, and indoor dining this Easter. Use the store locator to see if there’s a Bonefish Grill near you.
9. Shake Shack
Rejoice! You can still get a burger (or an egg sandwich) at most Shake Shack locations on April 17 this year. Call or check online with your nearest location to get their hours for pickup or delivery.
Most Sonic restaurants should be open normal hours (6 a.m. and 12 a.m.), but because the majority of the drive-ins are locally owned, holiday hours vary. Try searching the navigator to see if your nearest location has a special holiday schedule. You can order with Sonic’s app, which will even tell you where to park for easy car-side delivery.
11. McCormick & Schmick’s
You’re in luck! McCormick & Schmick’s has an Easter dinner special for four that you can order ahead of time. Salmon, steak, and crab cakes are the centerpiece of this tasty dinner. Yes, please!
12. Waffle House
Looking for eggs AND ham this Easter Sunday? Waffle House is open for carryout, delivery, and indoor dining 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so you can get all your brunch favorites. Use the store locator to find a Waffle House near you.
Most McDonald’s locations will be open on April 17 this year with normal hours. However, because many McDonald’s are independently owned, you should check with your local chain to verify their hours.
Starbucks store hours for Easter Sunday vary by location, so you should use the Starbucks Store locator to determine the hours at your nearest store before you make the trek. In-store seating is available, and almost all locations are open for curbside pickup, drive-thru, and delivery service. Best of all: You may even be able to order a secret Cadbury Egg Frappuccino.
15. Red Lobster
If you’re in the mood for shrimp Alfredo or a platter of seafood, you can get takeout or enjoy a sit-down lunch or dinner at your local Red Lobster. You should also take advantage of the many family meal deals, but be sure to call your local Red Lobster ahead of time to get their hours.
16. Golden Corral
In addition to letting you dine in on Easter, Golden Corral offers an Easter Holiday Menu To-Go option, which allows you to order a ham dinner, a 12-piece chicken dinner, or a 24-piece chicken dinner ahead of time. Check with your nearest location about holiday hours.
17. P.F. Chang’s
You can expect P.F. Chang’s to be open during normal hours this Easter, though you should call your nearest location just to make sure. Whether you prefer takeout, delivery, or sit-down dining, P.F. Chang’s has plenty of options to help you get some tasty food for your Easter celebration.
18. Chili’s Grill & Bar
On Easter Sunday, you can enjoy a 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. Chili’s is offering curbside pick-up and delivery, as well as in-person dining, but you should check in with your nearest location for hours.
19. LongHorn Steakhouse
Enjoy a delicious steak or grilled lamb chops for lunch or dinner, because LongHorn Steakhouse offers pickup and delivery, as well as in-person dining. Place an order ahead of time at your nearest location to save yourself stress on Easter Sunday.
20. TGI Fridays
You can expect TGI Fridays to be open for pickup and delivery on April 17 this year, but make sure to call ahead of time to confirm your nearest location is open.
21. Outback Steakhouse
For meat lovers, Outback Steakhouse will be open during Easter, so you can visit your local Outback in order to enjoy a steak there or to go.
If an Applebee’s Quesadilla Burger is your vibe, then you’ll be happy to hear that the restaurant will be open during regular hours on Easter for carryout, delivery, and dining. You’re able to order a couple weeks in advance as well, but you should check in with your nearest Applebee’s for details.
23. Burger King
It doesn’t all have to be fancy restaurants during Easter. If you’re stuffed from brunch, then you can order delivery or get takeout from your nearest Burger King for some fries and a burger.
24. Cracker Barrel
Most Cracker Barrel locations are open as usual on Easter, serving breakfast all day. You can get the best of both worlds when you order Cracker Barrel’s Heat n’ Serve Easter Family Meal in advance. Whether you prefer pickup, delivery, or indoor dining, Cracker Barrel can be the taste of your Easter celebration.
25. The Cheesecake Factory
The Cheesecake Factory will be up and running for takeout, delivery, and indoor dining to make all your cheesecake dreams come true. Look up your nearest restaurant for exact hours, and make sure to check out both their signature Sunday Brunch and dinner options.
25. Buffalo Wild Wings
Sure, chicken wings might not scream Easter, but any day of the week is a good day to chow down on some tasty wings at Buffalo Wild Wings. You’ll find locations across the country that are open for takeout, delivery, and indoor dining.
26. Noodles & Co.
If you’ve got a craving for pasta this Easter, then check out Noodles & Co. Be sure to call first, though, as hours depend on location. But the good news is that delivery is always free!
27. Olive Garden
What could make Easter Sunday better than endless breadsticks? Pickup, delivery, and indoor dining is available at Olive Garden this Easter, though you should check in with your nearest location for hours.
Sure, delivery and takeout from Benihana don’t involve the same theatrics you know and love from the restaurant, but it won’t stop your kids from trying to make their own beating fried rice heart or steaming volcano at home. Indoor dining is also available on Easter with special COVID safeguards on place. Call your nearest location for details.
29. Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Carrabba’s Italian Grill offers an array of seafood, steaks, pasta, and pizza, so everyone in your family will be able to find something they like. They’re open for carryout, delivery, and indoor dining this Easter, so be sure to make a reservation at your local Carrabba’s.
30. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Ruth’s Chris has exactly what you want from a steakhouse: a variety of excellent steaks and sides that will have you licking your lips. You can order for delivery or dine in on Easter this year, but check in first with your nearest location for exact hours.
Looking for a simple combo of burgers and fries? Whataburger can be your Easter lunch go-to. The chain is open every day except for Christmas, so you can count on your local Whataburger to be a part of your Easter celebration with online ordering, pickup, or in-store seating.
32. Domino’s Pizza
If nothing sounds better to you than a pizza pie on Easter Sunday, then you’re in luck. Most Domino’s locations will be delivering on Easter this year, so give your nearest pizza joint a call.
33. Texas Roadhouse
Giddy up to your nearest Texas Roadhouse, y’all, because all locations will be open for takeout and indoor dining on Easter.
34. Yard House
For tacos or burgers on April 17, check out Yard House, where they’re offering online ordering for pickup or indoor dining. See if there’s a location near you.
35. Fogo de Chão
The Brazilian steakhouse offers Easter dinner bundles (including a choice of protein, sides, and cheese bread), as well as individual Easter meals. This year, pickup and delivery are available at Fogo de Chão, as is indoor dining. Call your nearest location to get exact hours.
36. Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen
Most Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen locations offer dine-in as well as pickup options, even on Easter Sunday. Just be sure to call ahead to your nearest location before stopping by.
37. Famous Dave’s
Want some barbecue this year? Famous Dave’s is offering delivery, pickup, and indoor dining at all of its locations this Easter.
38. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
All Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar locations are open on Easter for to-go orders, and many are open for dine-in as well. You can also get Flemings to help you cater a holiday meal, though you should contact your nearest location for details.