Easter brunch menus that will make your mouths water

Kick your Easter brunch up a notch with these Dayton-area restaurants serving some mouth-watering dishes. (Source: Shutterstock.com)

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Kick your Easter brunch up a notch with these Dayton-area restaurants serving some mouth-watering dishes. (Source: Shutterstock.com)

On April 16, many will celebrate Easter by going to church, making dinner with friends and family and hunting for Easter eggs with the kids.

You probably need to fuel up first.

Below are the perfect places to enjoy a nice dine-in brunch to kick-start your busy holiday. We recommend you call ahead. These brunches are hugely popular and book fast, so make your reservations now.

Looking for something different? 

Salar Restaurant and Lounge, 400 E. Fifth St. in Dayton's Oregon District, will start serving its impressive Sunday brunch menu on Easter.

>> MORE: Salar releases its new brunch menu, and it's drool-worthy

Here are some other great options: 

Brunch Buffet at The Caroline 

Scrambled eggs and home fries. Sausage gravy and biscuits. Bacon, sausage, French toast and waffles with bananas foster, maple syrup and assorted toppings. Prime rib and country ham at the carving station. Grilled tilapia, rice pilaf, grilled chicken breast with mushroom sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes, chef’s pasta creation, fresh fruit display and tons of desserts.

When: Sunday, April 16, 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

Cost: $26 Adults | $13 for kids under 12 | free for children under 5

RSVP: Call 937-552-7676 for reservations

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Mimi’s Cafe Easter 3-course Brunch

Course 1: Cup of soup, house salad or Caesar salad

Course 2: Hickory smoked ham or slow-roasted turkey with the following sides: mashed potatoes, buttered cornbread, stuffing and sauteed green beans with bacon and caramelized onions.

Course 3: A half slice of Mimi's slab pie, French silk or creme brulee cheesecake.

All of Mimi’s dine-in guests for Easter will receive a free entrée offer (buy one entree, get one entrée free with purchase of 2 beverages, valid until 5/12/17) for their next visit. Additionally, Mimi’s will offer its signature “Mimi-Mosa” with a tangerine burst, fresh squeezed orange juice and Korbel California Champagne, along with three other Mimosa flavor choices, for $5 per glass, where applicable. Children dining in will receive FREE (surprise … Sshhhh!) Easter eggs filled with jelly beans.

When: Sunday, April 16 11 A.M.

Cost: $18.99 Adults | $8.99 for Kids under 12

RSVP: (937) 426-9153

JAY’S Seafood Brunch Buffet 

Grilled salmon, lemon cream prime rib, jus lie and horseradish cream, homestyle rosemary, redskin potatoes, southern fried chicken breast with sausage gravy. House-made buttermilk biscuits, scrambled eggs with fresh chives, thick sliced bacon, smoked salmon and asparagus crepes, banana cream French toast served with maple syrup, fresh ground patties, grilled asparagus. Fresh fruit, mixed greens and assorted dressings, chocolate mousse and coconut cake.

When: Sunday, April 16, 11 A.M. – 1:45 P.M.

Cost: $32 Adult | $15 for kids 12 and under | Free for children 5 and under

RSVP: Call 937-222-2892 for reservations

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Hawthorn Grill Easter Brunch

This Easter brunch was made with families in mind. This family-style, all-you-can-eat brunch will feature homemade crumb cake and blueberry bread, fresh fruit, scrambled eggs with Boursin cheese, crispy redskin potatoes, brown sugar baked French toast, pork sausage with an apricot-mustard glaze, dill-pickle brined fried chicken with sweet and spicy dipping sauce and slaw, spice-rubbed haddock taco salad with sriracha lime dressing and crispy corn tortillas and homemade fudge bites for dessert.

When: Sunday, April 16, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: $24 adults | $14 kids ages 2-12 | Free for children 2 and younger

RSVP: Call 937-298-2222 for reservations

Extravagant Easter Brunch inside the new restaurant at the Holiday Inn – Fairborn 

A made-to-order eggs and omelet station, Ratatouille, smoked salmon display, herb roasted chicken, carved prime rib, carved bourbon honey glazed ham, creamy parmesan au gratin potatoes, roasted herb redskin potatoes, Huffman Prairie salad, bacon & sausage, assorted pastries, and a fresh fruit display. To top it off, there will be a mimosa and Bloody Mary bar for adults.

When: April 16, 12 – 2 P.M.

Where: 2800 Presidential Drive, Fairborn

Cost: $23.95 Adult | $18.95 Seniors (60+) | $10.95 for kids 12 and under | Free for children 5 and under

RSVP: 937-431-4611

Easter Brunch on the Roof at the Crowne Plaza Hotel 

Breakfast station: Create your own omelet, Belgium waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, potatoes.

Carving station: Roasted New York Strip served with Horseradish sauce and Au Jus.

Soup & Salad bar: Sweet Russian cabbage soup, tossed mixed greens, broccoli and raisin salad, marinated mushroom salad, caesar salad.

Entrees: Grilled chicken breast with honey thyme sauce, baked cod with a lemon caper butter sauce, sausage stuffed pork loin served with whole grain mustard sauce, bowtie pasta with bell peppers, artichoke, capers, olives and onions in a tomato sauce.

Vegetable & Starch: Roasted red skin potato, rice pilaf, roasted squash and zucchinni, brown sugar glazed carrots.

Dessert Station: Save the best for last. Assorted cakes and pies, fresh seasonal fruit and berries.

When: Sunday, April 16, 10 A.M. - 3 P.M.

Where: Crowne Plaza Dayton, 33 E. Fifth St.

Cost: $27.95 Adults | half off kids 12 and under | 10 percent off seniors

RSVP: Required call 937-224-0800

Basil’s on Market Easter Day Brunch- Dayton location only

Omelette station, carving flank steak and turkey, shrimp cocktail, oysters on the half shell, bacon, sausage, fruit displays, cheese displays, waffle station, shrimp and grits, buttermilk fried chicken, a large variety of desserts, a Bloody Mary bar and so much more. 

When: Sunday, April 16 from 10 A.M. - 3 P.M.

Where: Basil's on Market (Dayton location only), 312 N. Patterson Blvd.

Cost: $21.95

Rusty Bucket - Sunday's Best Easter Brunch

Breakfast burrito, Bucket biscuits and gravy, chicken and waffles, warm cinnamon sugar donut holes, triple decker breakfast sandwich, yogurt spill, Today’s 4-egg omelet, braised short rib hash.

For the kids- biscuits and gravy, yogurt and fruit, cheesy scrambled eggs, kids waffle.

When: Sunday, April 16 from 11 A.M. - 3 P.M.

Where: Rusty Bucket, 2812 Miamisburg-Centerville Road

Cost: Varies

Know of any other places having brunch specials on Easter? Send us the details at contact@dayton.com.

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