Over 20 Tampa Bay restaurants offering Easter specials, dinners and brunches this weekend

Plus, adult-only parties and pre-fixe dinners.

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It’s Easter in Tampa Bay once again, and whether you’re a church-goer or not, chances are you’ll still eat some holiday grub with your loved ones. From Sunday brunches and loaded buffets to adults-only parties and fancy pre-fixe dinners—here are over 20 Tampa Bay restaurants offering Easter specials this weekend. All events take place on Sunday, April 9 unless marked otherwise.

And if you’d rather participate in an egg hunt than a brunch buffet, there are tons of non-food Easter events, too—including Boyd Hill’s adult egg hunt, the Humane Society’s Easter Extravaganza and St. Pete Pier’s Spring Fest, taking place next weekend.

Did we miss an Easter meal? Send your event to [email protected] so we can add it to this round up.

Al Lopez Park A local, community-focused organization hosts its annual Easter-themed picnic, featuring an egg hunt and face painting for the kiddos, bingo, potluck-style food offerings and other family-friendly activities. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 4810 N Himes Ave., Tampa. Thanh Nien Thien Nguyen Tampa Bay on Facebook

Azure at Tampa Edition This Tampa hotel’s rooftop restaurant offers a family-friendly brunch with live entertainment, artisanal cheeses and charcuterie boards, a meat carving station and made-to-order breakfast favorites. 11 a.m. $50-$150. 500 Channelside Dr., Tampa. editionhotels.com​​

Bon Appetit In addition to tasty waterfront views, this Dunedin favorite offers an Easter buffet for brunch and a pre-fixe dinner—with dishes like oven-roasted lamb and seared duck breast—in the afternoon. 11 a.m.- 9p.m. $99. 148 Marina Plaza, Dunedin. bonappetitrestaurant.com

Boulon Brasserie This new Water Street Tampa concept offers a few lunch and dinner specials on Easter Sunday, including a braised rabbit and dumplings dish and crispy octopus entree with eggplant and arugula entree. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Prices vary. 1001 Water St., Tampa. boulontampa.com

The Don CeSar With festivities taking place in its King Charles Grand Ballroom, this waterfront hotel offers an extravagant Easter brunch chock full of made-to-order omelets, carving stations and proteins like roasted salmon and herb-crusted beef tenderloin. 2:30 p.m. $50-$125. 3400 Gulf Blvd., St Pete Beach. doncesar.com

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood Guests can expect a “dazzling” three course pre-fixe menu from this Tampa favorite, which includes brunch dishes like butter-poached lobster and steak and eggs. Its regular menu will be offered, too. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $16-$52. 4400 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. eddiev.com

Epicurean Hotel Alongside Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar’s typical lunch and dinner menus, the hotel’s signature restaurant will also offer a few spring-themed specials, like its spring pea tortellini and upside down carrot cake. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Various prices. 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. epicureanhotel.com

Fenway Hotel The Hew Chophouse (stylized “HEW”), located inside this charming Dunedin hotel, offers a post-church brunch of prime rib, smoked ham and baked salmon. Tasty views of the gulf are included in its brunch price, too. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $75. 453 Edgewater Dr., Dunedin. fenwayhotel.com

Forbici Modern Italian You can choose comforting pasta dishes from Forbici's regular menu, or opt for special holiday entrees like its seafood-stuffed crepes covered in a parmesan cream sauce. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Various prices. 1633 W Snow Ave., Tampa. eatforbici.com

German American Society of Pinellas County This might not be the bougiest Easter dinner around, but for $10 non-members can indulge in classic German dishes while enjoying live music and dancing. Saturday, April 8. 6 p.m.-11 p.m. $7-$10. 8098 66th St. N, Pinellas Park. germantampa.com

The Hangar This airport-adjacent restaurant hosts a casual Easter Sunday brunch of savory frittatas, grilled salmon and chicken entrees, and a variety of sides and sweet treats. Give The Hangar a call to reserve your table. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Various prices. 540 1st St. SE, St. Petersburg. thehangarstpete.com

Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe This St. Pete bottle shop and bar is making one thing about its Easter party clear: no kids allowed. This daytime event features an adults-only egg hunt, a costume contest and Easter-themed drink specials. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Free. 2927 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. hbsforlife.com

Jack's London Grill  Far from white table clothes and pre-fixe menus, this casual St. Pete spot dishes out a few Easter specials this weekend, including a honey-roasted ham, traditional beef Wellington and hot cross buns. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Various prices. 1050 62nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Jackslondongrill.com

Karol Hotel Eggs Benedict, frittatas, smoked salmon platters and a carving station with various types of meats round out this Clearwater hotel's Easter brunch offerings. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $24-$49. 2675 Ulmerton Rd., Clearwater. thekarolhotel.com

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A Tampa favorite hosts a three-course, pre-fixe brunch chock full of innovative dishes and shareable plates. But perhaps the most exciting thing is its “showstopper dessert platter” loaded with crème brûlée, Easter eggs, carrot cake and much more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $35-$82. 2425 N Rocky Point Dr., Tampa. opentable.com

Sea Salt This St. Pete restaurant offers a stacked Sunday brunch, offering everything from lofty seafood dishes like grouper and swordfish to smaller plates of quiches and pastas. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $35-$75. 183 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg. Aielligroup.com

The Straz Center for Performing Arts New American restaurant Maestro’s hosts a family-friendly, waterfront brunch this Sunday. Guests can expect dishes like omelets and blackened tuna salads, in addition to a special visit from the Easter bunny himself. 11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. $19.95-$55.50. 1010 N Macinnes Pl., Tampa. strazcenter.org

TradeWinds Island Resorts While this waterfront resort’s Easter brunch is sold out, tables for Sunday night dinner at both of its restaurants are still available. It also hosts a slew of kid-friendly Easter activities all weekend-long. RumFish Grill, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Palm Court Italian Grill, 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. 5500 Gulf Blvd., St Pete Beach. tradewindsresort.com

Whiskey Joe’s Bar and Grill While the main event of the evening will probably be the Easter egg hunt (with a $100 prize), this beachside restaurant also offers a “Floribbean’-inspired menu” of seafood favorites. 10 a.m. Various prices. 7720 W Courtney Campbell Cswy., Tampa. thewhiskeyjoes.com

Willa’s This Hyde Park gem offers a few exclusive Easter specials alongside its regular menu this weekend. Guests can expect decadent entrees like crab cakes and lamb risotto, in addition to a variety of wine, beer, cocktails and champagne. April 8-9. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. & 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 1700 W Fig St., Tampa. willastampa.com

Vista at the Top This waterfront hotel describes its holiday spread as “a brunch buffet fit for a king.” This event also features an egg hunt for the kiddos, Easter-themed games, live music and bottomless mimosas and a build-your-own bloody mary bar for the parents. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $22.95-$75. 214 Madonna Blvd., Tierra Verde. eventbrite.com

Yacht Starship Nothing impresses your out-of-town relatives like enjoying a holiday dinner on the water. Yacht Starship’s two-hour cruise features a buffet dinner, live entertainment and a visit from the Easter bunny. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. $79.95-$129.95. 603 Channelside Dr., Tampa. yachtstarship.com