Here’s your guide to dining out with family and friends on Easter.

By Liz Steelman
March 10, 2017

Though Easter is not a federal holiday in the United States, it’s still widely celebrated. Many restaurants close to give their employees the day off to celebrate with their families. This can be quite a dilemma for those who want to dine out after mass. And if you don’t celebrate the holiday, it’s better to plan ahead than be met with a “closed” sign at your favorite dinner spot.

Some restaurants, like Chick-Fil-A are closed every Sunday. But there are other restaurants that are planning to close for the day, too, like Chipotle, Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza, and Jason’s Deli.

So, what is open? Below is a list of chain restaurants confirmed to have locations open and operating on Easter Sunday. For the most part, all locations will be open during regular hours, but representatives recommend calling your local store to confirm.

Restaurants Open On Easter Sunday 2018

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, call your local restaurant for hours

Benihana, call your local restaurant for hours

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery, call your local restaurant for hours

Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits, regular hours at most locations

Bonefish Grill, call your local restaurant for hours

Boston Market, most locations open between 10:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Bravo! Cucina Italiana, call your local restaurant for hours

BRIO Tuscan Grille, call your local restaurant for hours

Buca di Beppocall your local restaurant for hours

California Pizza Chicken, call your local restaurant for hours

Captain D’s Seafood, call your local restaurant for hours

Carrabba’s Italian Grill, call your local restaurant for hours

Chili’s Grill & Bar, call your local restaurant for hours

Chuck E. Cheese’s, most locations open at 11 a.m. on Sundays, but call your local restaurant to confirm

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, regular hours at all locations

Denny’s, open 24/7

Dot Coffee Shop, call your local restaurant for hours

Eddie V’s Seafood, all locations open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Einstein Bros. Bagels, corporate locations will be open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

El Pollo Loco, regular hours at most locations

Fleming’s Prime Steakhosue & Wine Bar, call your local restaurant for hours

Friendly’s Ice Cream,, call your local restaurant for hours

Frisch’s Big Boy, call your local restaurant for hours

Golden Corralcall your local restaurant for hours

Hard Rock Cafe, some locations will be open for breakfast, but all locations will be open for 11 a.m. for lunch

Jack in the Boxcall your local restaurant for hours

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, call your local restaurant for hours

Krystal, call your local restaurant for hours

Little Caesars Pizza, call your local restaurant for hours

LongHorn Steakhouse, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Maggiano’s, locations open at 10 a.m.

99 Restaurants, regular hours at most locations

O’Charley’s, brunch offered until 2 p.m. at all locations, call your local restaurant for hours

Olive Garden, regular hours at all locations

On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, call your local restaurant for hours

Outback Steakhouse, call your local restaurant for hours

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, call your local restaurant for hours

Pappas Bar-B-Q, call your local restaurant for hours

Pappas Burger, call your local restaurant for hours

Pappas Delta Blues Smokehouse, call your local restaurant for hours

Pappas Seafood House, call your local restaurant for hours

Pappasito’s Cantina, call your local restaurant for hours

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, regular hours at all locations

Panera Bread, call your local restaurant for hours

Pizza Hut, call your local restaurant for hours

Qdoba Mexican Eats, call your local restaurant for hours

Romano’s Macaroni Grill, all restaurants open at 9 a.m. for brunch

Ruby Tuesday, call your local restaurant for hours

Seasons 52, regular hours at all locations

Sonic, call your local restaurant for hours

Steak n Shake, call your local restaurant for hours

Texas Roadhouse, call your local restaurant for hours

TGI Friday’s, call your local restaurant for hours

The Cheesecake Factory, regular hours at all locations

Uno Pizzeria & Grill, regular hours at all locations

Whataburger, open 24/7

White Castle, most locations open 24/7

Yia Yia Mary’s, call your local restaurant for hours

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