25 Chain Restaurants Open on Easter

Some of these restaurants are even offering special Easter menu items
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These chain restaurants will be open on Easter Sunday, but some of them may be operating under different business hours.

This year, Easter falls on Sunday, April 21. Although it is a Christian holiday traditionally celebrated with religious worship, for many it is also a celebration of spring, Easter eggs, jelly beans and, of course, brunch. While many standalone restaurants will be closed for the holiday, there are a ton of chains that will remain open so you can get your Easter eats on.

Easter brunch is a big deal in many cities across America. Celebrating families finish church and rush home to cook up spiralized ham, deviled eggs and a ton of mayonnaise-based salads. Luckily, there are a bunch of chain restaurants open for those of us who don’t feel like cooking or aren’t celebrating and still want to go out and enjoy some hashtag brunch!

Whether you’re in the mood for chicken wings, a tropical beverage or stick-to-your-ribs Southern comfort food, these 25 chain restaurants will be open on Easter.

Applebee’s

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Applebee’s will be open on Easter, serving their traditional menu and operating with their normal hours.

Bahama Breeze

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The restaurant will not be serving anything new for Easter; however, Bahama Breeze locations nationwide will be open during regular hours on Easter Day. The restaurant will serve the regular menu of Caribbean-inspired food and beverage favorites.

Bob Evans

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Bob Evans will be open on Easter, serving the chain’s traditional menu and operating with normal hours.

Buffalo Wild Wings

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All Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants will be open on Easter day, but some locations will operate with delayed hours. We recommend you call your local BDubs location to make sure it’s open whenever you want to go grab some wings.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

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Carrabba’s Italian Grill locations will be open on Easter during regular business hours.

Chili’s

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Chili’s will be open during regular business hours on Easter Sunday, April 21; however, they won’t be serving any Easter specialties.

Cracker Barrel

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Cracker Barrel will be open on Easter. As well as their regular dine-in menu, the comfort food chain will also be offering customers a to-go heat-and-serve option. The “Heat N’ Serve” Easter meal includes spiral sliced ham, mashed potatoes, roasted gravy, sweet yeast rolls, choice of three sides, and two buttermilk pies.

Denny’s

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Denny’s will be open on Easter, serving the chain’s traditional menu and operating with normal hours.

IHOP

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IHOP will be open on Easter, serving the chain’s traditional menu and operating with normal hours.

LongHorn Steakhouse

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LongHorn Steakhouse is one of the best casual steakhouse chains in America, and it will be open on Easter, serving its traditional menu and operating with normal hours.

Maggiano’s Little Italy

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Maggiano’s will be open on Easter with its regular business hours, serving its traditional menu of Italian-inspired dishes.

McCormick & Schmick’s

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McCormick & Schmick’s will be open on Easter, serving the chain’s traditional menu and operating with normal hours.

McDonald’s

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McDonald’s will be open on Easter, serving the standard Golden Arches menu and operating with normal hours. Who says your Easter brunch can’t be an Egg McMuffin and a hash brown?

Olive Garden

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Olive Garden will be open on Easter Sunday. While Olive Garden doesn’t take reservations, guests can visit Olive Garden’s website, find their local OG restaurant and check to see if there is a wait. If there is one, guests can join the online wait list to beat the crowd.

Outback Steakhouse

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Outback Steakhouse will be open on Easter, serving the chain’s traditional menu and operating with normal hours.

P.F. Chang’s

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A representative for P.F. Chang’s told The Daily Meal that Easter Sunday would be business as usual. “We will be open everywhere, typical hours.”

Panera

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Panera will be open on Easter, serving the chain’s traditional menu and operating with normal hours.

Perkins

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Perkins will be open on Easter, serving the chain’s traditional menu and operating with normal hours.

Red Lobster

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Red Lobster will be open during its regular hours on Easter Sunday.

Shake Shack

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Shake Shack will be open on Easter, serving the chain’s traditional menu and operating with normal hours.

Starbucks

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Starbucks will be open on Easter, serving the chain’s traditional menu and operating with normal hours.

Texas Roadhouse

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Texas Roadhouse will be open on Easter, serving the chain’s traditional menu and operating with normal hours.

The Cheesecake Factory

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All U.S. locations of The Cheesecake Factory will be open and operating regular hours on Easter Sunday.

Waffle House

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A Waffle House representative told The Daily Meal, “We will be open on Easter and serving the full menu like we do 24/7/365.”

Yard House

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Yard House will be open during its regular business hours on Easter Sunday. While they do not plan on serving any Easter-specific dishes this year, the chain is offering brunch at select locations (featuring a bottomless drink package with entrée purchase, including mimosas, bloody marys and house beers), on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at select Yard House locations in Florida, Colorado, Nevada and California. If you don’t live in any of those places and still feel like getting your Easter brunch fix, try hitting up the best place for brunch in your state.

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