Easter brings a time of worship, egg hunts and family dinners on the holiest day of the Christian calendar. Here’s a list of some Tampa Bay restaurants serving up family-style meals for you to eat in the safety of your own home. Note that most restaurants request you to preorder before April 2.
Capital Grille: Take home a three-course, family-style Easter dinner featuring a whole rack of bone-in filet, field greens salad, grilled asparagus, mashed potatoes and chocolate espresso cake. Each dinner serves four to six and can be ready to eat or reheated and served later. $275. To reserve a meal, go to thecapitalgrille.com. 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. 813-830-9433.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood: You can get a four-course meal featuring shrimp cocktail, choice of herb-roasted tenderloin or Chilean sea bass, grilled asparagus, three-cheese au gratin potatoes and bananas Foster butter cake. Dinners serve two guests ($150) or four to six guests ($250). To place an order, visit eddiev.com. 4400 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. 813-877-7290.
Seasons 52: The three-course Easter Green Box features a choice of glazed spiral ham, whole side of cedar-planked roasted salmon or grilled beef tenderloin with salad, green beans, a choice of an additional side and mini desserts. Each dinner package serves from two to six guests and start at $55-$100. Meals are chilled and require reheating. To reserve a meal, go to seasons52.com. 204 WestShore Plaza, Tampa.
Olive Garden: Celebrate with an Italian family-style bundle including a large pan of lasagna, jumbo house salad and bread sticks, or family-sized pans of fettucine Alfredo and chicken parmigiana. Bundles start at $49.99 and pans start at $34.99. Order meals at olivegarden.com. Numerous locations across Tampa Bay, including 6700 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. 727-525-4339.
Bahama Breeze: Easter takes on island flair with a Caribbean-style meal including seafood paella, grilled chicken, jerk chicken wings or baby back ribs. Each meal includes salad, choice of side and Cuban bread. Bundles start at $34.99. To order, go to bahamabreeze.com. 3045 N Rocky Point Drive E, Tampa. 813-289-7922.
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen: Cheddar’s features made-from-scratch family bundles including choice of baby back ribs, chicken tenders, grilled salmon or a combination meal. Meals include two family-sized sides and a half-dozen croissants. They start at $24.99. To order, go to cheddars.com. Numerous locations across Tampa Bay, including 4101 Park Blvd. N, Pinellas Park. 727-544-8518.
Metro Diner: Choose from a ham or turkey meal that comes with cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, choice of mac and cheese or corn bread, Hawaiian rolls and a choice of a whole pecan or apple pie. Serves one, four or eight people for $14.99-$109.99. metrodiner.com/easter-feast. Numerous locations across Tampa Bay, including 5250 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. 727-324-6088.
Bascom’s Chop House: Instead of family-style packages, this year the steak house near the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport has opened its dining room at 50 percent capacity. But it is also offering to-go orders. Go to bascoms.com to see the a la carte menu prices for brunch or dinner and call 727-573-3363 to place your order. 3665 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater.