Easter restaurant specials happening in Tampa Bay

No fried rabbit though.

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Your whole family’s going to need to eat on Easter Sunday, and to keep them out of your house, here are nearly 40 Tampa Bay restaurants offering specials for the holiday. Every event here is happening on Sunday, April 17 unless otherwise noted.

4 Rivers Smokehouse Make it a catered affair with their iconic smoked meats and equally delicious holiday sides. Don’t forget their bunny cake for dessert! Deadline to order is April 13. $8-169.99. Various locations. 4rsmokehouse.com

American Social Spend the weekend with fresh seafood options and a mouth-watering brunch. April 15-17. 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Unit 107, Tampa, (813) 605-3333. americansocial.com

Bake ‘n Babes This month’s Freak Shake and “The Works” feature Easter baskets, chocolate bunnies, and more spring time treats. $20. Various locations. bakenbabes.com

Belize Association of Central Florida, Inc. Come listen to punta, soca and fun music and eat some delicious Belizean food at its annual Easter picnic. Don’t forget your family, kites, games and beach gear.  Saturday, April 23, noon-6 p.m. 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., St. Petersburg. @BACFTampaBay on Facebook

Bob Evans The feast feeds up to 10 and includes all the signatures we love. Other meal options are available for dine-in, carryout, or delivery. Order the Farmhouse Feasts online or call before April 16 for curbside pickup, carryout, or delivery April 17. $8.99-144.99. Various locations. bobevans.com

Caddy’s Treasure Island No bunny will be able to stop you from finding all the eggs at this oceanside hunt where there’s a brunch buffet and endless mimosas. April 16, 8 a.m.-noon. 9000 W Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, (727) 360-4993. @caddystreasureisland on Facebook

The Capital Grille In addition to its all-day dinner menu, the restaurant will offer three exclusive brunch meals for a day to remember. 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa, (813) 830-9433. thecapitalgrille.com

Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar The Easter buffet includes breakfast and lunch dishes and an assortment of cakes. Children 10 and under $14.99, adults $34.99. 2548 McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, Tampa, (727) 724-4228. carmel-kitchen.com

Casa Santo Stefano Take the family out to eat Italian dishes like eggplant rolotini, bracioluni, and cassata Siciliana. Reservations recommended. $10-25. 1607 N 22nd St., Tampa, (813) 248-1925. casasantostefano.com

Crooked Thumb Brewery A special brunch menu from Down South Fresh Food Truck: pulled pork hash, sausage gravy & biscuits, eggs, hashbrown & bacon casserole, French toast casserole and plenty of sides. Beermosas and beer slushies will be available at the bar. Noon-5 p.m. 555 10th Ave., Safety Harbor, (727) 724-5953. @crookedthumbbrew on Facebook

Columbia Restaurant On the menu for Easter are guava cheesecake, baked ham, and the “Adela” roast leg of lamb. Reservations recommended. $10-24. Various locations. columbiarestaurant.com

The Don CeSar Guests are welcome in the King Charles Ballroom for a brunch buffet with an array of options like a raw bar, omelets, salads, and unlimited champagne. 10:15 a.m. $29.08 for children 12 and under, $87.79 for adults. 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Petersburg, (844) 338-1501. resy.com

Duffy’s Sports Grill Offering their “peeps” a few specials from now until April 17 including themed cocktails and an Easter feast with honey ham, oven roasted turkey, and a choice of sides. Available for dine-in or takeout. $7-$15.99. Various locations. duffysmvp.com

Eddie V’s All your favorites and unique Eddie V’s twists you’ve come to expect for brunch. Reservations recommended. $49 for adults, $15 for children. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 4400 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, (813) 877-7290. eddiev.com

Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar A special Easter dinner available family-style, dine-in, or to-go (orders must be placed by April 15 and picked up April 17 3 p.m-5 p.m.). Regular brunch and dinner menu with special additions available. Reservations recommended. $65 per adult, $25/children 12 and under. 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa, (813) 999-8726. epicureanhotel.com

Federal Bar Lakeland Easter weekend festivities involve live music, a drag brunch, and all the mimosas and bloody marys on deck. April 16-17. 124 S Tennessee Ave., Lakeland, (863) 816-3968. @federalbarlakeland on Facebook

Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Enjoy a delectable three-course meal with a choice of appetizers, entrees, desserts, and drinks. Reservations recommended. $85 per person. Opens at 2 p.m. April 16 and 11 a.m. April 17. 4322 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, (813) 874-9463. flemingssteakhouse.com

Floridan Palace Reserve a seat for an Easter buffet brunch at the newly reopened Floridan Palace. Menu includes a variety of stations, displays, and assorted desserts. Free for children 4 and under, $15.99 for children 5-14 years, $49 for adults. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 905 N Florida Ave., Tampa, (813) 225-1700. eventbrite.com

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Order one of their Baja-inspired family meals or their catering options for larger get-togethers. $35-50. Various locations. fuzzystacoshop.com

HEW Parlor & Chophouse A grand family-style Easter brunch with three courses included torta pasqualina and peach & pecan shortcake trifle. Reservations recommended. $65 for adults, $25 for children 12 and under. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 453 Edgewater Dr., Dunedin, (727) 683-5990. fenwayhotel.com

K Club Bar & Bistro Easter brunch buffet for the whole family with a choice of breakfast items, sides, and a carving station. Reservations recommended. $32 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2675 Ulmerton Rd., Clearwater, (727) 273-7850. thekarolhotel.com

MacDinton’s Irish Pub Find all 200 eggs filled with sugar, spice, and other prizes like free shots, happy hour, and more. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. 405 S Howard Ave., (813) 251-8999. @MacDintonsSoho on Facebook

Mandola’s Italian Kitchen Feel right at home Easter weekend with mamma’s pork pot roast with garlic roasted veggies and gravy. $17. Various locations. mandolas.com

Meat Market Put on your Easter Sunday best for brunch or dinner at this Hyde Park hotspot where people go to be seen. Reservations recommended. Brunch is 11:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., dinner is 5 p.m.-11 p.m. 1606 W Snow Ave., Tampa, (813) 280-1113. meatmarket.net

Mothers FL Soak up the spring sun with food and bottomless drinks. Guests can pet bunnies from Petronus Petting Zoo during their visit too. $13.99/person. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 12222 W Linebaugh Ave., Tampa, (813) 814-1533. @MothersFL on Facebook

Palm Court Italian Grill A few special dishes like braised lamb shank and grape salsa grilled swordfish. Reservations recommended. $38-42. 3 p.m.-9 p.m. 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, (727) 367-6461. tradeswindsresort.com

PetWorks Hop over to Hops 2.0 for the Yappy Hour featuring lots of Easter-themed fun like giveaways, treats, and festive photos. April 14 5 p.m.-8 p.m. 225 2nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg, (727) 623-0061. @hopsprops on Facebook

RumFish Grill Guests can select between holiday specials and regular menu items. Reservations recommended. $14-$42. 2 p.m.-10 p.m. 6000 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, (727) 329-1428. rumfishgrill.com

Rusty Pelican This Easter Sunday, celebrate with a lavish four-course brunch and bottomless mimosas. Children $35, adults $82, bottomless mimosas $25. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 2425 N Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, (813) 281-1943. therustypelicantampa.com

Rivers Edge Every “bunny” will be pleased with an Easter brunch and dinner buffets featuring dishes like mandarin orange and cream cheese stuffed French toast and house brined and roasted chicken thighs. $59 for adults, $49 for seniors, and $22 for children 10 and under. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. 200 N Ashley Dr., Tampa, (813) 226-4400. riversedgetampa.com

Safety Harbor Resort & Spa A relaxing brunch with a carving station, seafood boat, desserts, and more. Reservations recommended. Free for children under 2, children 10-under $25, adults $58.27. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.105 N Bayshore Dr., Safety Harbor, (727) 726-1161. safety-harbor-resort-and-spa.myshopify.com

Sea-Guini Enjoy festive dishes including breakfast favorites, a raw bar, carving station, hot items, a dessert display and unlimited sparkling wine and mimosas. $72 for adults, $28 for children 12 and under, and children under 4 eat free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 430 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater, (727) 450-6236. opalsands.com

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Easter special menus feature dishes like braised lamb shank and frutti di mare. $55-$85. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. 5223 Orient Rd., Tampa. seminolehardrocktampa.com

Seasons 52 Come for their Easter brunch or take the spring time festivities home. Order Easter Green Box To Go by April 11 for pickup April 16. $3-195. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Various locations. seasons52.com

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill Show up to Easter dinner with a honey hams. If you celebrate Lent, the new Cajun mahi entrée and Louisiana-style BBQ shrimp appetizer are all yours. Orders for the ham must be received via phone or in-person by April 14. $11.99-49.99. Various locations. smokeybones.com

Steelbach Easter brunch specials, along with regular brunch menu favorites, are available all day. Featured dishes include steak bearnaise, egg white frittata, ham & egg melt, and a baby spinach salad. Reservations recommended. $14-$45. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 1902 N Ola Ave., Tampa, (813) 693-5478. @steelbachtampa on Facebook

Sugar Factory
Guests can indulge their sweet side with the Spring Insane Milkshake available all month or the Some Bunny Loves You basket until April 17. $21-39. 5223 Orient Rd., Tampa, (813) 521-4262. sugarfactory.com

Tiki Cove Come for brunch and leave with a picture with the Easter bunny. Seating is first come, first serve and purchase tix in advance. $13/child, $32/adult, children under 4 eat free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 2700 Land O' Lakes Blvd., Land O' Lakes, (813) 683-0385. eventbrite.com

Ulele Enjoy fresh seafood like Key West shrimp ceviche and waterfront views. End the visit with a slice of Plant City Fresh Florida strawberry shortcake. Reservations recommended. $10-$30. 1810 N Highland Ave., Tampa, (813) 999-4952. ulele.com

Willa's From Friday-Sunday, this NoHo favorite has a plate featuring fennel crusted lamb loin with grain mustard mashed potatoes, mint pea puree & caraway demi-glace ($30). Next door, Willa's Provisions has Easter crullers and abe lattes. 1700 W Fig St., Tampa. willastampa.com

WOB Bar & Kitchen All Tampa-area locations host a mouth-watering brunch all weekend with endless mimosa’s, beermosas, and Bloody Mary’s. Drinks are $14. Various locations. worldofbeer.com.

Yacht StarShip Cruises Hop on board for a family-friendly cruise while enjoying a delicious meal and looking out of the Tampa and Clearwater waterfronts. $44.95-$64.95. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Various locations. yachtstarship.com