Want to avoid cooking but still have an Easter feast? Here are dozens of ideas for where to go in the Tampa Bay area. The holiday is April 9 this year.
Sugar Factory: Indulge your sweet tooth with the Easter-themed Spring Insane Milkshake, a blend of vanilla ice cream and rainbow sprinkles topped with whipped cream, colorful marshmallows, Peeps, a candy necklace and a Whirly Pop. ($21). Available April 1-30. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-521-4262.
Vista at the Top: The rooftop restaurant and bar at Tierra Verde Residence Inn will hold a buffet brunch with bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys. $75, $22.95 ages 12 and younger. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 9. 214 Madonna Blvd., Tierra Verde. 727-273-7970.
Grand Palm Colonnade: The TradeWinds Island Resort’s grand lobby space sets the scene for an Easter brunch buffet with peel-and-eat shrimp, a carving station, cheese, fruit, breakfast breads, a salad bar, omelet bar, waffles, eggs Benedict, sausage and bacon. $61.50, $30.25 ages 4-10, 3 and younger free. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9. 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. 800-249-1667.
Metro Diner: You can relax and not worry about cooking with Metro Diner’s heat-and-serve meals. Meals feed from one to eight people and include ham or turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans or corn, mac and cheese or stuffing and Hawaiian rolls. $16.49 (one), $61.99 (four), $119.49 (eight). Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. April 7. For a location near you, go to metrodiner.com.
Don CeSar Hotel: The King Charles Grand Ballroom is the setting for an Easter brunch buffet including fruit, sausage, bacon, sweet potato hash, made-to-order omelets, soup, salad, a carving station and a children’s station. $125, $50 children, 5 and younger free. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. April 9. 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. 727-360-1881.
Safety Harbor Resort and Spa: Easter Sunday brunch includes a carving station, omelet station, seafood boat, assorted cheese, fruit and vegetables, breakfast foods, chef specialties, salads, soups, desserts and a children’s buffet. $60.52, $25 ages 2-10, 1 and younger free. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 9. 105 N Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor. 727-726-1161.
Yacht StarShip: Climb aboard a yacht and join the Easter Bunny for a brunch buffet with DJ dancing and family photos. $54.94-$119.95. 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. April 9. 25 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater. 813-223-7999.
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Ocean Hai: Ocean Hai offers a brunch buffet featuring sushi, charcuterie and traditional brunch classics including pancakes, waffles and omelets. There will also be Easter egg hunts at select times. $65, $30 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 9. 100 Coronado Drive, Clearwater Beach. 727-281-9544.
PDQ: Get a free children’s meal with the purchase of any regular-priced combo meal or salad. Purchase must be made in-store, on the PDQ app or online at order.eatpdq.com. Not valid for purchases made through third-party delivery services. Offer valid during business hours April 7-9. To find a location near you or to order online, go to eatpdq.com.
4 Rivers Smokehouse: Pick up a cold catered dinner April 8 and reheat it on Easter Sunday. Options include brisket, smoked turkey, boneless ham, prime rib and salmon. Sides include baked beans, green beans and macaroni and cheese. For dessert, you can order a whole bunny cake. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. April 5. 14330 N Dale Mabry Highway and 623 S MacDill Ave., Tampa. 844-474-8377.
Forbici Modern Italian: In addition to the regular brunch, lunch and dinner menus, Forbici is offering an Easter special: a crepe that’s stuffed with lobster, shrimp, crab, ricotta, garlic and spinach, then dressed with a Parmesan cream sauce. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. April 9. 1602 W Snow Ave., Tampa. 813-251-8001.
Whiskey Joe’s Bar and Grill: Children up to age 12 can participate in an egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday. A Floribbean lunch follows (11:15 a.m.) with dishes including gator bites, raw oysters, Whiskey Burger in Paradise, Strawberry Guava Rib Basket and a Swashbuckler Basket. 7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. 813-281-0770.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar: Fleming’s opens at 11 a.m. to offer a three-course Easter menu. Starting at $85, get Fleming’s signature filet mignon with your choice of crab-stuffed shrimp scampi or lobster tail scampi. Featured drinks include a blueberry lemon drop and Boen Pinot Noir. April 9 only. 4322 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. 813-874-9463.
The Capital Grille: The Capital Grille is offering an Easter brunch featuring lobster frittata with butter-poached lobster tails, New York strip and eggs, filet mignon with cheesy hash browns and blueberry bread and smoked salmon with caviar. Mimosas and champagne are also available. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. only April 9. Dinner is available all day. 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. 813-830-9433.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood: Eddie V’s is offering a prix fixe three-course brunch menu on Easter Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with live music starting at 4 p.m. Brunch main courses include lobster quiche, avocado toast with lump crab and steak with eggs. Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Bellinis are also available. Dinner is available all day. 4400 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. 813-877-7290.
Seasons 52: Seasons 52 is serving a la carte Easter brunch from 10 a.m-2 p.m. Items include crab and cheddar quiche, French toast and shrimp and grits. Drink offerings include mimosas, sangria and Bloody Marys. A traditional ham meal will be served for dinner. For families dining at home, get a three-course Easter Green Box to Go with your choice of ham, salmon or beef tenderloin, plus salad, two sides and dessert. 204 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. 813-286-1152.
Palm Court Italian Grill: The restaurant at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort is offering two special entrees in addition to the regular menu. Special dishes include prime rib with mashed potatoes and vegetables ($55) and grilled swordfish with pasta, asparagus and tomato relish ($38). 5:30-10 p.m. April 9. 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. 727-363-2358.
RumFish Grill: In addition to the regular menu, the restaurant at RumFish Beach Resort is offering rack of lamb ($48) and lavender creme brulee ($14). 11 a.m.-10 p.m. April 9. 6000 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. 727-329-1428.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop: Fuzzy’s is offering catered Mexican fare for Easter including a build-your-own taco bar, a fajita Bar and a nacho bar. Online orders must be placed 24 hours in advance. Same-day orders may be placed by calling a specific location. To find a location near you, go to fuzzystacoshop.com.
P.F. Chang’s: P.F. Chang’s at Westfield Brandon is offering a Down the Rabbit Hole cocktail made with Rabbit Hole Boxergrail Rye Whiskey, Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur, lemon and honey. 827 Brandon Town Center Drive, Brandon. 813-530-7120.
Birchwood: The Grand Ballroom hosts a chef-curated Easter brunch buffet with a children’s buffet and candy treats. 340 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. 727-896-1080.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Carrabba’s is offering catering options including bundles, party pans and individual entrees. All catered selections are served buffet-style and come with baked focaccia bread. For dine-in, seasonally inspired dishes include Linguine Primavera, Tuscan-grilled lamb, T-bones, tomato caprese and olive oil cake. All locations are open regular operating hours on Easter Sunday. For a location near you, go to carrabbas.com.
Elevage SoHo Kitchen and Bar: The Epicurean Hotel’s restaurant is adding featured specials to both the brunch and dinner offerings on Easter Sunday, in addition to their regular dinner menu. Brunch (7 a.m.-3 p.m.) additions include bacon waffle Benedict ($18), a Reuben Monte Cristo ($26) and upside-down carrot cake ($12). Dinner (5-10 p.m.) additions include spring pea tortellini ($24), lamb rack ($47) and upside-down carrot cake ($12). 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. 813-999-8726.
HEW Parlor and Chophouse: The Fenway Hotel’s restaurant is offering a family-style brunch including deviled eggs, Nicoise salad, salmon, prime rib, ham, vegetables, mac and cheese, potatoes and desserts. $75, $25 ages 6-13. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 453 Edgewater Drive, Dunedin. 727-683-5990.
K Club Bar and Bistro: The Karol Hotel’s restaurant is offering an Easter brunch buffet including egg white frittata, eggs Benedict, hash, smoked salmon, bacon, sausage, carving station, breads, fruit, vegetables, scalloped potato and desserts. $49, $25 ages 5-12, 4 and younger free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 2675 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. 727-273-7850.
Cipresso: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s Italian-American restaurant will offer a spring lamb Easter special all day April 9. $55. 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-8130.
Council Oak Steaks and Seafood: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s American steakhouse will offer an Easter brunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Items include strawberry shortcake French toast, Oscar Benedict, Council Oak steak and eggs, seared sea bass, grilled chicken caprese, seafood and carving selections, pastries and more. $95. 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7600.
Hard Rock Cafe: Guests can enjoy blackened grouper topped with lump crab and shrimp etouffee, served over creamy risotto. $35.99. Available April 7-9. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7757.
Rise Kitchen and Deli: The casual eatery will offer a special Easter menu from noon-8 p.m. April 9. Items include heirloom tomato and feta salad and prime rib with potatoes, French green beans, au jus and horseradish cream sauce. $48. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7625.
Bonefish Grill: Bonefish opens one hour early to serve brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Items include bacon and cheese frittata, caprese frittata, crab and cheese frittata and French toast sticks. All are served with bacon and potatoes. For a location near you, go to bonefishgrill.com.,
Maestro’s: The restaurant at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts will have seating for Easter brunch at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The menu includes bottomless mimosas and champagne, a chef-attended omelet and carving stations and a large assortment of breakfast and lunch items. $55.50. 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827.
Azure at Edition: The rooftop restaurant is serving an Easter brunch with seafood, cheese boards, carving station, crepes, frittatas, an omelet station and desserts. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 9. $150, $50 children. 500 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-221-4600.
Tiff’s Treats Cookie Delivery: Tiff’s Treats has several Easter gift packages available. The “Happy Easter Package” is your choice of one or two dozen cookies wrapped in Easter-themed packaging ($27-$49). The “Easter Sweetie Package” comes with a dozen cookies, one Frost ‘ems pack of choice and Easter packaging ($31). The “Easter Cookies and Truffles Package” comes with a dozen cookies and a four-pack of cookie truffles, all wrapped in Easter packaging ($42). 2121 N Massachusetts Ave., Tampa. 813-934-7900.
Paul’s Landing: The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club restaurant is offering a special Easter menu from 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. April 9. It features grilled lamb chops, roasted carrots and potatoes ($56). Also, sip on a St. Pete Rum Old Fashioned ($18). 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. 727-824-8007.
Bulla Gastrobar: Bulla opens at 10 a.m. for a three-course prix fixe brunch with $20 bottomless mimosas. 930 S Howard Ave., Tampa. 813-773-8626.
Maggiano’s Little Italy: Maggiano’s is offering a family-style dinner including deviled eggs, bread, salad, choice of two entrees, choice of two pastas, choice of two sides and choice of two desserts. Carry-out bundles are available. 203 WestShore Plaza, Tampa. 813-288-9000.
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa: An Easter breakfast buffet will be available from 8 a.m.-noon. Items include omelets, French toast, cheese boards, biscuits and gravy, seafood and a carving station ($45, $25 children). Dinner will be available from 3-8 p.m. Items include leg of lamb, prime rib, chicken, sushi, salmon and macaroni and cheese ($79, $39 children). 301 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. 727-373-1234.
Willa’s: Chef Gabe Lopez is offering lunch and dinner specials featuring braised lamb risotto and jumbo crab cakes. 1700 W Fig St., Tampa. 813-519-4552.
Bon Appetit: Your choice of a four-course family-style Easter dinner with champagne (11 a.m.-9 p.m.) or an Easter buffet (11 a.m.-6 p.m.). 148 Marina Plaza, Dunedin. 727-733-2151.
Crescent Oaks: Enjoy brunch in the banquet from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with an egg hunt at 12:30 p.m. 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd., Tarpon Springs. 727-937-4653.
Duffy’s Sports Grill: Duffy’s is serving up a Peep-Tini for Easter from April 1-9. The decadent dessert martini is made with Trader Vic’s White Chocolate Liqueur, Absolut Vanilla, Creme de Cacao and heavy cream ($7). 1580 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. 813-875-7340