Tampa Bay restaurants offering Easter meals to-go

Bundles of family spreads and a-la-carte menu items drive this running list.
Order an Easter meal pack with baked ham or roasted turkey for pickup from Metro Diner.
Order an Easter meal pack with baked ham or roasted turkey for pickup from Metro Diner. [ Courtesy of Metro Diner ]
Published April 6, 2020|Updated April 9, 2020

In this time of the coronavirus pandemic, Tampa Bay restaurants are churning out Easter meals to-go. Their hassle-free spreads, offering everything from the star of the holiday smorgasbord to classic sides, are fit for brunch, lunch or dinner on April 12.

4 Rivers Smokehouse: Celebrate with a meal of smoked meats, down-home side dishes and fresh desserts. Requests must be placed by phone or online for pickup on April 11 from the restaurant’s popup drive-thru stations. The deadline to order is April 10. (844) 474-8377. Locations vary.

Bahama Breeze: Get the Caribbean holiday bundle for delivery or curbside pickup that includes your choice of main, side, salad and Cuban bread. Jerk chicken pasta ($49.99), baby back ribs ($49.99) and seafood paella ($54.99) are the entree options. Go online or call to place a request. Locations vary.

Bascom’s Chop House: Offered at $100 for two or $185 for four, the Easter menu showcases one salad or soup, one entree (leg of lamb, prime rib, glazed ham or roasted tenderloin), three sides and one dessert. Requests must be placed by April 10, as curbside pickup is available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 12. Email or call. 3665 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. (727) 573-3363.

BellaBrava: The holiday meal, which costs $19.99, is slow-braised lamb shank with mascarpone mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables and house or Caesar salad. Call by 4 p.m. April 8 or 9 for pickup after 11 a.m. April 12. 204 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-5515.

Big Jim’s Tavern & Tap: Have the Easter Sunday special — a $15.95 turkey dinner with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce and salad — delivered, or pick it up. The restaurant takes preorders by phone. 10395 Seminole Blvd., Largo. (727) 518-6201.

Boca: The Tampa and Riverview locations accept orders of dinner for two ($59) and four ($99) made online before April 9. Expect honey-glazed ham and spice-rubbed roast beef, as well as tomato and mozzarella caprese, sweet potato gnocchi, maple-glazed bacon Brussels sprouts and house bibb salad. Pickup takes place in both Riverview, 11206 Sullivan St., and Tampa, 901 W Platt St., at 5 p.m. April 11.;

Bonefish Grill: Dig into a $49.99 Easter dinner family bundle that serves up to five people. It includes wood-grilled mahi and jumbo shrimp and your choice of salad with family-style side dishes (think bacon macaroni and cheese or seasonal vegetables), fresh bread and cheesecake slices and cookies. To order, call in advance for carryout on April 11 and 12 or for delivery from BFG Delivers at participating locations. Delivery through third-party platforms is available, too. Locations vary.

The Capital Grille: This family-style dinner presents three courses, pairing a rack of bone-in filet with grilled asparagus and mashed potatoes and fresh apple crostata. Meant to accommodate four to six people at $185, the feast is ready to eat or reheat. Preorder by phone for curbside pickup starting April 10. 2223 N Westshore Blvd., Tampa. (813) 830-9433.

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Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Here, the celebratory family meal for four is $49.99, offering chicken picatta or Mahi Wulfe with fresh bread, Caesar salad, penne pomodoro, sauteed broccoli and two Chocolate Dream desserts. Spend an extra $19.99 and nab four New Zealand lamb chops. Pickup takes place between April 10 and 13. Go online or call to order. Locations vary.

Cracker Barrel: Two heat-and-eat meals driven by spiral-sliced sugar-cured ham and various sides are available for curbside pickup and free delivery through April 12. The first, priced at $59.99, feeds four to six people and promises leftovers, while the second, $124.99 (use promo code EASTER15 for $15 off), serves as many as 10. Order online. Locations vary.

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood: The four-course, family-style dinner, which comes prepared to reheat, consists of herb-roasted tenderloin, truffle mac and cheese, grilled asparagus, potato gratin and bananas Foster butter cake. Preorder by phone for four to six people ($185) or two ($110). Delivery and curbside pickup kick off April 10. 4400 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. (813) 877-7290.

Epicurean Hotel: The hotel slings three meals for curbside pickup at its gourmet grocery store drive-through. They feature your choice of honey-baked ham flavored with cardamom and orange ($29), leg of lamb served with yogurt mint sauce ($33) or prime ribeye flavored with porcini rub ($39). Sides are included: roasted carrots, grain salad, red-skinned smashed potatoes and spring onions. But the proteins may also be purchased separately. The hotel will donate $1 to Feeding Tampa Bay for every meal sold. Pick up yours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 11 and 12. You must order by phone 48 hours in advance. Call upon arrival so the staff can bring out your food. 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. (813) 999-8700.

A trio of Easter meals can be picked up at the Epicurean Hotel's gourmet grocery store drive-thru.
A trio of Easter meals can be picked up at the Epicurean Hotel's gourmet grocery store drive-thru. [ Courtesy of the Epicurean Hotel ]

Harpoon Harry’s Crab House: Call to reserve the $22 three-course meal for takeout or no-contact curbside pickup. It starts with your choice of she crab bisque, Caesar salad or mixed greens salad, followed by pineapple brown sugar-glazed ham with smoked gouda white cheddar scalloped potatoes and green beans with fire-roasted peppers. Carrot cake completes the meal. 225 S Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 321-4040.

Hawkers Asian Street Fare: Roasted duck, char siu and chicken curry are the entree choices for two meals: one for four people at $75 and another for eight at $135. They’re matched with green papaya and shrimp salad, Hawkers Delight (wok-seared tofu, broccoli, carrots, Napa cabbage, bell peppers, shiitake and straw mushrooms), Sichuan green beans, curry mashed potatoes and basil fried rice. Email or call for orders, which must be placed by 9 p.m. April 10. Pickup is on April 11 and 12. 1235 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (321) 999-7200.

Il Ritorno: The restaurant is normally closed on Easter Sunday. But this year, it offers a family meal of house salad with lemon pecorino vinaigrette, Piave cheese and toasted pine nuts; lamb spaghetti with charred Brussels sprouts and Calabrese chili; agnolotti cacio e pepe with charred leeks; 38-ounce bone-in ribeye with charred mushrooms and creamy polenta; and strawberry shortcake with fresh strawberry preserves. Curbside pickup for the $150 meal serving four to five people goes down at 4:30 p.m. April 12. Call to order. 449 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 897-5900.

Island Way Grill: Select a feast for brunch ($35 to $60) or dinner ($30 to $60) when requesting pickup or delivery on April 12. Deep-dish sausage and cheddar frittata and banana French toast bread pudding are a couple of featured dishes on the brunch side, while dinner brings items like sliced ham with pineapple glaze and white cheddar mac and cheese. Call to get an order in by 8 p.m. April 10. 20 Island Way, Clearwater. (727) 461-6617.

Maple Street Biscuit Company: Treat six to eight people to a heat-and-eat Easter basket from the restaurant. For $95, you score spiral sliced sugar-cured ham, mac and cheese, green beans and shallots, cheesy mashed potatoes, deviled eggs, biscuits and cinnamon spiced apple dumplings. Go online or call through April 8 to place a request. Pickup is planned for April 10 and 11. Locations vary.

Meat Market: The $100 picanha or $150 Tomahawk dinner for two arrives with tuna tartare, your choice of salad, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, grilled asparagus, assorted sauces and Nutella cookies. And the other two Easter spreads — the $250 dinner feeds four, and the $400 option feeds six — only get more luxurious from there. Delivery and curbside pickup are available on orders made by phone. 1606 W Snow Ave., Tampa. (813) 280-1113.

Meat Market offers Easter dinners featuring tuna tartare with ginger, soy, avocado smash and mango mole.
Meat Market offers Easter dinners featuring tuna tartare with ginger, soy, avocado smash and mango mole. [ Courtesy of Meat Market ]

Metro Diner: Priced at $9 per person, holiday meal packs highlight roasted turkey or baked ham with mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread stuffing, steamed French-style green beans or macaroni and cheese; garden salad; cranberry sauce; and fresh chocolate chip cookies and biscuits. Preorders are accepted until 5 p.m. April 11. There are also $9 family meal combos, showcasing fried chicken or meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, garden salad and a chocolate chip cookie. Order by phone or online for pickup. Locations vary.

Middle Grounds Grill: Roasted New Zealand lamb shank is the holiday feature. Give the restaurant a call on April 12 for delivery or pickup. 10925 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. (727) 360-4253.

Outback Steakhouse: In honor of the occasion, two one-off items — lobster tail dinner and steak and ribs — are offered through April 10 for curbside takeaway or free delivery. Order online. Locations vary.

Psomi: This Greek spot does Easter dinner mains, family-style side dishes and dessert, plus bakery goodies a la carte. Honey herb biscuits, Greek salad, roasted Greek potatoes and sauteed green beans make up the sides. The mains — beef tenderloin and roasted grouper plaki with tomatoes and onions — have a two person minimum at $35 per person. Pickup takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. April 11. Bonus: Psomi will fill Orthodox Easter dinner preorders for April 19 as well. 701 N Howard Ave., Tampa. (813) 841-5555.

Rococo Steak: Two or four people can enjoy a lineup of jumbo shrimp cocktail, one salad, roasted pork loin, three sides and bourbon bread pudding for $100 or $185, respectively. Call in your order by April 8. Pickup is available on April 11 and 12. 655 Second Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-0999.

Rooster & the Till: Limited to 40, the $125 Easter dinner package feeds up to four people, offering arugula salad with goat cheese, balsamic onions, candied nuts and brown butter sherry vinaigrette; brown sugar-crusted Kurobuta ham; baked mac and cheese with crispy bread crumb topping; roasted baby carrots with whipped honey butter; and brioche Boston cream pie. Request the meal by phone for curbside pickup between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 12. 6500 N Florida Ave., Tampa. (813) 374-8940.

Seasons 52: Your choice of glazed spiral ham ($100) or wood-grilled beef tenderloin ($140) take center stage, accompanied by salad, roasted green beans, an additional side and miniature desserts. It’s all prepared to reheat for four to six people. Call to order. Curbside pickup begins April 10. 204 N Westshore Blvd., Tampa. (813) 286-1152.

Sekushi on the Beach: Bring some Asian fusion flair to your holiday feast. The restaurant does three tiers of meals: the $75 Bunny Special, $100 Easter Basket and $150 Golden Egg. They’re built upon eats like pork and vegetable dumplings, egg rolls, house salad, edamame and assorted sushi rolls. Each meal includes a gift card for your next purchase. Email or call to order before or on April 10. Pickup is scheduled for noon to 7 p.m. April 12. 524 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater. (727) 474-2453.

Stella’s: Make dinner stress-free through your choice of honey-glazed ham or honey-glazed polenta topped with pineapple/mint chutney with potatoes au gratin, green bean almondine and dinner rolls for $15. Orders are accepted through noon Friday by phone, as pickup and free delivery are available on April 12. 2914 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport. (727) 498-8950.

Stillwaters Tavern: House-cured honey sage ham links up with mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and Caesar or house salad for $14.99. Call by 4 p.m. April 8 or 9 for pickup after 11 a.m. April 12. 224 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 350-1019.

Whiskey Cake: Preorder a $60 brunch or $55 dinner kit by phone for the whole family. Brunch features Duroc bacon and Whiskey Cake’s signature waffle batter, among other items, while Easter ham and pot roast lead the dinner options. Pickup begins April 9. 2223 N Westshore Blvd., Suite B207, Tampa. (813) 535-9955.