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Restaurants Open On Easter

Whether you’re going to church or having a big meal with your family and friends, there is nothing better than spending time together on Easter. On Easter, however, it’s hard to find places that are open for you to enjoy some family time instead of cooking. Here’s a list of restaurants open on Easter in and around Orange County.

Easter will be celebrated on Sunday, March 31, 2024.

Note: Reservations are recommended, availability and price may vary.

Restaurants Open On Easter

Bahama Breeze

Locations Nationwide
Website: https://www.bahamabreeze.com/home

A tropical Easter Sunday awaits at Bahama Breeze! There are many delicious dishes that you can choose from to make your meal complete, whether it is jerk shrimp pineapple bowl, or Jamaican stuffed plantain bowl with ground beef and black beans.

Benihana

2100 East Ball Road, Anaheim, CA 92806 | 714-774-4940
4250 Birch Street, Newport Beach, CA 92660 | 949-955-0822
Website: https://www.benihana.com/

For dinner with a show, Benihana is the perfect place. Everyone will find something they enjoy here, from teriyaki steak, to hibachi grilled salmon served with avocado tartar sauce, and one of their many combinations. Benihana has locations throughout OC, LA, and San Diego Counties.

Bonefish Grill

Locations Nationwide
Website: https://www.bonefishgrill.com/

Bonefish is open for both dining in, carry out, and delivery this year! And if you want a cost-effective option, Bonefish Grill offers family bundles for carry out or delivery that feed 4-5 people and come in many options such as their famous Bang Bang shrimp tacos, or a mahi + shrimp bundle.

Buca di Beppo

Locations throughout Orange, San Diego, and Los Angeles Counties
OC Locations: Anaheim, Brea, Huntington Beach
Website: https://www.bucadibeppo.com/

With three locations in Orange County, Buca di Beppo’s family style dining is perfect when you have a lot of family to feed! Entrees include stuffed shells, spaghetti with meatballs, and prosciutto stuffed chicken.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Locations throughout OC, LA, and San Diego Counties
Website: https://www.buffalowildwings.com/

If you’re looking for a hassle-free Easter dinner, Buffalo Wild Wings is a great option! Although wings are their wheelhouse, there’s also options like burgers, hot dogs, and plenty of delicious appetizers for everyone to share.

The Cheesecake Factory

Locations throughout OC, LA, and San Diego Counties
OC Locations: Anaheim, Brea, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Mission Viejo
Website: https://www.thecheesecakefactory.com/

The Cheesecake Factory’s brunch is a favorite of many when it comes to chain restaurants. It doesn’t get much better than waffles stacked with strawberries and pecans, to savory jambalaya hash with eggs!

Din Tai Fung

3333 Bristol St., Suite 2071, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-549-3388
Website: https://www.dintaifungusa.com/us/

There is no doubt that Din Tai Fung is a well known dumpling restaurant all around the globe. While there’s no special menu for easter, you can’t go wrong with one of their many amazing options of dumplings, including their famous soup dumplings.

Fogo de Chão

623 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
949-398-1500
Website: https://fogodechao.com/

Fogo de Chão’s Brazilian steakhouse dining is a perfect Easter treat for you and your whole family. With their Brazilian steakhouse dining style, you can pick and choose among their many amazing meats! There are additional locations nationwide including LA and San Diego.

Carrabba’s

Locations Nationwide
Website: https://www.carrabbas.com/

Carrabba’s Italian Grill is a great meal for anytime, but their new spring offerings for the year make this the perfect place for Easter! The spring offerings include tomato caprese with fresh burrata, Tuscan grilled lamb, and citrus olive oil cake for dessert!

Cracker Barrel

Location Nationwide
Website: https://www.crackerbarrel.com/

For a nice comfort meal on Easter, Cracker Barrel is the perfect place! Whether you go for a simple comfort meal like chicken and dumplings, or taking out one of their Easter ham packages that include mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet yeast rolls, choice of three sides, and two pies, you’re in for a great meal!

Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que

13122 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92602
714-462-9179
Website: https://www.famousdaves.com/

Famous Dave’s is another location that offers both in restaurant dining and carry out packages. The carry out options are either a brown sugar glazed ham on its own, or the whole feast with mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and cornbread muffins for everyone. Famous Dave’s has nationwide locations.

iHop

Locations Nationwide
Website: https://www.ihop.com/en

iHop is another fantastic option for a quick and easy meal out on easter. Whether you choose one of their delicious pancake options, or one of their take-home meals for four, you’re sure to enjoy your meal.

LongHorn Steakhouse

Locations Nationwide
Website: https://www.longhornsteakhouse.com/home

Another great steak option on the list, LongHorn steakhouse will be open all normal hours on Easter. You can be treated to dishes like the outlaw ribeye, Flo’s Filet and lobster tail, and non steak options like grilled lamb chops and parmesan crusted chicken.

Morton’s The Steakhouse

1895 Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92802 | 714-621-0101
1641 W Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704 | 714-444-4834
Website: https://www.mortons.com/

Morton’s is a beloved dinner option that is open for dinner. There are a wide variety of entrees to choose from, such as miso marinated sea bass and a prime cajun ribeye, which are absolutely delicious. To end the dinner on a sweet note, there are dessert options like crème brulee and hazelnut chocolate mousse. Morton’s has locations nationwide.

Noodles & Co.

5895 Katella Ave., Cypress, CA 90630 | 714-995-5334
2214 North Tustin, Orange, CA 92865 | 714-685-1700
Website: https://www.noodles.com/

If you or your family are in the mood for pasta, a stop to Noodles & Co. is perfect for your Easter Sunday! There will be options that everyone will love, like roasted garlic cream tortellini, pesto cavatappi, and their popular Buffalo Chicken Mac. Noodles & Co. has locations nationwide.

Olive Garden

Many locations throughout Orange, LA, and San Diego Counties
Website: https://www.olivegarden.com/home

Another Italian option on the chain restaurant side, Olive Garden offers plenty of meals for the whole family! Whether you decide on one of their family-style dishes, or one of their individual entrees, you will leave the restaurant full and satisfied.

Perkins

Locations Nationwide
Website: https://www.perkinsrestaurants.com/

Easter Sunday is the perfect time to enjoy a homestyle brunch at Perkins! As most locations will be open on the holiday, you will be able to have a good time with your family and friends at brunch and you can even get a pie for the whole family to share for dessert.

P.F. Chang’s

Many locations throughout Orange, LA, and San Diego Counties
Website: https://www.pfchangs.com/

The good news is that this year, P.F. Chang’s will be open on Easter Sunday, and it is sure to be a hit with many diners. Some of their most popular items include their shrimp dumpling appetizer, Mongolian beef, and Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps. PF Chang’s has locations nationwide.

Red Lobster

Locations Nationwide
Website: https://www.redlobster.com/

On Easter Sunday, Red Lobster will operate all of its locations at normal hours. You can spend your holiday enjoying one of their wonderful seafood dishes like their ultimate feast with lobster, shrimp served in two styles, and your choice of two of their sides.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

13652 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92602
714-508-7990
Website: https://www.macaronigrill.com/

Having an Easter dinner at Macaroni Grill is a great way to have a fantastic holiday meal without breaking the bank. Although it has not been announced for this season at the time of writing, Macaroni Grill has offered an Easter brunch for everyone to enjoy and it will likely be back this year. There are additional locations nationwide.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

2041 South Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92802 | 714-750-5466
2961 Michelson Drive, Suite A, Building 10, Irvine, CA 92612 | 949-252-8848
Website: https://www.ruthschris.com/

Another delicious steakhouse option, Ruth’s Chris is open for lunch and dinner on Easter Sunday. The restaurant offers a variety of steak cuts and complements like a truffle crust, or making it Oscar style, which includes a crab cake and asparagus. Ruth’s Chris has locations in LA, OC, and San Diego Counties.

Seasons 52

3333 Bristol Street, Suite 2802, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-437-5252
Website: https://www.seasons52.com/home

This year, Seasons 52 has two different offerings for your Easter meal that you can choose from. There’s their Easter brunch, with many appetizer or entrée offerings, or their take home offerings of salmon, grilled beef tenderloin, or apricot glazed ham.

Starbucks

Locations Nationwide
Website: https://www.starbucks.com/

For those looking for a caffeine boost after church, most Starbucks locations will be open and operating on Easter Sunday. As of the time of writing, their newest drink is their cinnamon caramel cream cold brew, available in nitro as well as regular cold brew. Or you can always give something off their secret menu a try!

Texas Roadhouse

Locations Nationwide
Website: https://www.texasroadhouse.com/

For both dine-in and take-out meals for Easter, Texas Roadhouse is another popular restaurant to choose from. There are several steak and combo meals to choose from here, which makes it a fantastic place for a bite to eat.

T.G.I. Fridays

Locations Nationwide
Website: https://tgifridays.com/

T.G.I. Fridays is another laidback option for Easter dinner with family. In the past, they’ve offered a special menu for both dining in and take out, as well as a special where your kids can create an Easter Bunny sundae!

Fast Food Restaurants Open On Easter

  • Boston Market
  • Burger King
  • Domino’s Pizza (and most other pizza chains)
  • Jack in the Box
  • McDonald’s
  • Panera
  • Pizza Hut
  • Qdoba
  • Sonic Drive-In
  • Taco Bell

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Morgan Mulac is a freelance writer who has spent years on the road as a nomad and now has settled back in California with her family. Some of her favorite spots to travel to in California are in Orange County and the many beaches along the coast. She’s an avid writer about her journeys and enjoys sharing the beauty California has to offer.