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Easter Dinner Made Easy — Dine-in or Takeout
Posted: March 27, 2023
Celebrate Your Easter Get Together With these Local Restaurants
Take it easy this Easter Sunday.
Skip the cooking. Forget babysitting that ham, mashing the potatoes and rolling up all those piggies. Instead, make your special Sunday all about relaxing with family and friends, watching the kids hunt for plastic eggs and sneaking a few (ok, about 25) bunny smidgens. Don’t worry. We’re not judging (nor are we tattling).
Enjoy quality time this Easter. Whether you’re grabbing that brunch feast to go, or donning your Sunday best and hitting the town, we’ve found a few local restaurants to help you make the most of your holiday festivities. They’ve got it all covered, from the ham and sides right down to the carrot cake. And you don’t have to bother with dirty pots and pans.
We’re talking family-sized meals and catering trays that can feed the whole house. All you have to do is show up, or place your order and pick it up. Just be sure to check with restaurants ahead of time for reservations or procedures for takeout orders.
Local Restaurants with Easter Dine-in/Takeout Menus:
Bank + Vine (Brunch & Dinner)
Sunday, April 9 | Brunch: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. / Dinner: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Snag a table for Easter brunch or dinner at one of Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s hottest restaurants. The menus will include Bank & Vine’s regular a la carte menu plus additional special features. Reservations required.
Bar Pazzo (Brunch)
Sunday, April 9 | 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by this Scranton favorite for a decadent Italian Easter brunch. Enjoy holiday specials like Braised Rabbit Cacciatore, Easter Pie Rustico, Carrot Cardamom Cake and more alongside their regular menu. Reservations recommended.
Basso Cucina Italiana Restaurant and Wine Bar (Dinner Buffet)
Sunday, April 9 | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
This classic Italian spot in Cresco is loading up their traditional Easter buffet with all your favorite Italian dishes. Enjoy multiple stations including carved meats, pasta, salads, desserts and so much more.
Carmen’s 2.0 (Brunch)
Sunday, April 9 | 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Gather the family for an unforgettable Easter brunch at this posh restaurant inside the historic Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton. Delight in a carving station, pasta and seafood displays, made-to-order egg station and more. Reservations required.
Cork Bar & Restaurant (Dinner)
Sunday, April 9 | Seating Starting at 1 p.m.
Book a table at this upscale neighborhood hotspot in Wilkes-Barre’s North End. Enjoy popular, regular menu items alongside special holiday features and, of course, Cork’s famous cocktail menu. Reservations recommended.
Pickup: Sunday, April 9 Starting at 11 a.m.
Choose from several 10-person dinner takeout options for Easter Sunday at this Italian staple in Old Forge. The to-go menu features a traditional ham dinner, roast pork dinner, filet mignon roast dinner and more.
Fire and Ice on Toby Creek (Dinner Buffet)
Sunday, April 9 | 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Load up on holiday goodies at this Back Mountain staple. The dinner buffet features a variety of cold salad options, a carving station featuring lamb, prime rib and ham, pasta, assorted desserts and so much more.
Grico’s (Dinner & Takeout)
Saturday, April 8 & Sunday, April 9 | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Make it an Easter feast to remember with a special menu at this NEPA favorite in Exeter. Enjoy an entrée menu featuring seafood, steak and your favorite pasta dishes along with delicious appetizers, sides and desserts. Reservations required.
Grico’s is also offering a special Easter takeout menu with pickup on Saturday, April 8 – orders must be placed by March 31.
Kevin’s Restaurant & Bar (Dinner)
Sunday, April 9 | 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Enjoy a special holiday dinner at this popular Kingston restaurant. Get together with friends and family over regular menu favorites, a variety of special features and an elegant craft cocktail list. Reservations required.
Pazzo 315 (Dinner)
Sunday, April 9 | 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Enjoy an authentic Italian Easter feast at this longtime favorite in Pittston. The menu will feature classics like ham, handmade ravioli, lamb and so much more. Seatings are open from 12-4. Call for reservations.
Rikasa (Brunch & Dinner)
Sunday, April 9 | Brunch: 10 a.m. – 3p.m. / Dinner: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Take your pick of Easter brunch or Easter dinner at this Main St. favorite in Downtown Pittston. A holiday brunch menu will be served from 10am – 3pm in both the 3rd floor ballroom and Rooftop 53, and dinner will be served in the main restaurant and 2nd floor speakeasy from 4pm-8pm. Reservations required.
The Beaumont Inn (Dinner & Takeout)
Sunday, April 9 | 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Plan for an Easter get together in the most perfect of NEPA settings at this local favorite in Dallas. Enjoy the restaurant’s regular menu alongside special holiday features.
The Beaumont will also offer an Easter takeout menu with pickup on Saturday, April 8 between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, March 29.
The Frogtown Chophouse (Brunch Buffet)
Sunday, April 9 | 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Bring the family out for comfort food classics at this popular stop in Cresco. The Easter Buffet features a carving station, salads, appetizers, decadent desserts and more. Reservations required.
The High Bridge House (Brunch Buffet)
Sunday, April 9 | Seating Times: 11 a.m. / 1 p.m. / 3 p.m.
Plan an Easter feast with the whole family at this landmark restaurant in Spring Brook Twp. The extensive brunch buffet includes breakfast items like eggs, sausage and French toast and dinner options like ham, sausage n peppers, baked ziti and more.
Theos Metro (Takeout)
Pickup: Sunday, April 9 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Place Orders by April 6
Bring Easter dinner home with a freshly-prepared family-style meal from this legendary Kingston restaurant. Enjoy ham, pasta, mashed potatoes and more.
The Settlers Inn (Dinner)
Sunday, April 9
Head to Hawley’s popular, historic inn for a family-friendly Easter dinner featuring all your holiday favorites. Enjoy a fine dining atmosphere accompanied by live piano music. Reservations required.
Wildflowers New York Bistro (Brunch Buffet)
Sunday, April 9 | All Day
Treat the family to a classic Easter buffet at this popular restaurant in Wilkes-Barre. The menu features hot and cold stations, ham and prime rib carving stations, kid’s options and plenty of desserts. Call for reservations.