The Dallas/Fort Worth area is a great place to spend Easter vacation, with plenty of opportunities to see the Easter Bunny or attend an Easter Sunday service, but before you head out for a day of activities, you should start your celebration with a delicious Easter brunch.
Dining out is popular in DFW, and as a result, the city has many great restaurants offering special holiday menus and buffets for Easter brunch each year. Depending on where you go, you can enjoy everything from Texas barbeque and seafood buffets to traditional brunch favorites like chicken and waffles, quiche, and mimosas.
However, as these restaurants are quite popular and many families choose to dine out, even on the holidays, you'll want to book your reservation at least two weeks in advance.
Asador is a farm-to-fire restaurant located in the Renaissance Dallas Hotel that offers an Easter Brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In the past, brunch has included a variety of stations including the Hudspeth Farm carving table, charcuterie table, seafood and salad bar, and a buffet with breakfast, lunch, and dessert items. Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary's are also available.
Located in Plano, Mignon usually offers a special Easter brunch menu. While 2019 details weren't available at the time of writing, past menu items include crabmeat eggs benedict, pan-roasted chicken, beef bourguignon, and grilled salmon for adults and fried shrimp, chicken strips, and deluxe mac and cheese for the kids. This self-described "retro French steakhouse" usually offers a special three-course adult menu, two-course child menu, and a regular dinner menu from 4:30 to 10 p.m.
Although there's no real way to make a reservation for Sunday brunch, the popular buffet at Blue Mesa Grill is a great place to feed the whole family for a fixed, low price. Every Sunday, the grill welcomes guests to a buffet brunch with cook-to-order stations like the street taco and carving station, the omelets and huevos rancheros station, and the salads, guacamole, and mac n' cheese stations. Blue Mesa Grill has locations in Addison, Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, and Southlake, and the Easter brunch hours run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nestled inside the 66-acre garden of the Dallas Arboretum in the historic DeGolyer House, Restaurant DeGolyer is a great place to grab brunch with your family after enjoying some "Egg-citing Games" on the Camp House Lawn. Since the restaurant is only open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., you'll need reservations to get a table on Easter Sunday.
Although it doesn't prepare a special Easter brunch, Bread Winner's Cafe has a great brunch on Easter Sunday. Their breakfast specialties include farmhouse tacos, breakfast tacos, Julio's huevos, and fried chicken and waffles, and if you're looking for something alcoholic, they have a full menu of "Hangover Elixirs" including a Cinnamon Toast Milk Punch, frozen blood orange mimosa, and a bloody diablo with jalapeño bacon. Bread Winner's Cafe does not accept reservations, but it does have several locations to choose from including Uptown Dallas, Inwood Village, Plano, Northpark Center, Trophy Club, and Fort Worth.
Located at the Fearing’s Restaurant will present a sumptuous three-course Easter Brunch featuring all your favorites including bakery items like banana bread, lemon blueberry muffins, and buttermilk biscuits, as well as hot plates like Granny Fearing's "Paper Bag Shook" Fried Chicken, Dr. Pepper-braised Rosewood Ranch short ribs on japapeño grits, and the classic steak and eggs.
The House of Blues is the perfect place to sample some wonderful Southern dishes (fried chicken, smoked meats, grits, biscuits and gravy, corn muffins) and enjoy some southern gospel music performed live on stage at the same time. Ticket price includes the buffet, gospel show, tax, tip, and all non-alcoholic beverages. Brunch seatings are at both 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and you can book your reservation in advance online.
Hop on over to the Landmark Restaurant inside the Warwick Melrose Hotel for an Easter brunch buffet filled with an assortment of delicious items. Start the morning off with an assortment of breads, muffins and breakfast pastries before nibbling on appetizers like the Thai Beef salad and Acini di Pepe pasta salad. The chilled seafood station comprised of shrimp, crab claws, and assorted sushi rolls, as well as the made to order omelet and waffle station, will have you popping out of your rabbit hole for seconds and thirds.
With locations in Lewisville, Oak Lawn, and Las Colinas, you can celebrate your love of Mexican food and brunch treats all in one place at Mattito's Restaurant. On Easter Sunday, the brunch buffet will feature classic favorites like the quesadilla and taco bars, the omelet station, and made-to-order eggs benedicts, huevos rancheros, and enchiladas. The adult buffet also includes two mimosas, margaritas, draft beers, or bloody marys, and additional rounds are only $2 each.
Another great Mexican restaurant in Dallas, Via Reál offers its regular Sunday brunch on Easter. Featuring a fixed-price meal for both adults and children, Via Reál's menu includes unlimited mimosas and poinsettias, waffles and omelets made to order, southwestern eggs benedict, potato and egg burritos, and beef chilaquiles.