As we all navigate this new normal, it’s likely that plans for major events, like Easter Sunday, have fallen by the wayside. Combine this stress with food shortages in most major grocery stores, and your Easter feast may no longer be a priority.
Luckily, many local restaurants have answered the call with delicious and inventive Easter meals available for pre-order now. So you can stress less about how you’re going to find a honey baked ham and revel in the family members and friends who make this holiday all the much sweeter. (Remember, it’s best to keep any gatherings small or even virtual.)
These are the restaurants offering carryout Easter meals. Hoppy eating!
The historic Florentine Restaurant in Germantown is offering an Easter dinner special of: Choice of Ham, Roast Beef, or half-ham-half-beef, served with mashed potatoes and gravy, baked beans, green bean and corn vegetable medley, Cole slaw and dinner roll, $17.99 per dinner. Add Chocolate Cake or Carrot Cake for $4.99. Pickup on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. “or until we run out of food,” Florentine officials said. Pre-orders are welcomed via phone at 937-855-7759 or on the online ordering link under the category of "specials" with a request to note the preferred pick-up time, at www.toasttab.com/the-florentine-hotel/v3. Limited delivery is also available based on location and demand. The restaurant’s "Quarantine Menu" also will be available on Sunday in addition to the special Easter dinner.
The Wellington Grille at 2450 Dayton-Xenia Road in Beavercreek will be open from noon to 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday for pickup of Easter dinner and other menu items. The traditional Easter dinner will consist of Slow Roasted Ham with Fresh Pineapple, Brandied Sweet Potatoes, Herbed Redskin Mashed Potatoes and Country Green Beans. Other menu options are available, including prime rib. To view the menu, go to www.thewellingtongrille.net/menus/holidays. To place an order, call 937-426-4600.
🐰Carrabba’s Italian Grill
This Easter family meal from Carrabba’s Italian Grill serves four for only $49.99. You can choose between Chicken Picatta or Mahi Wulfe served with fresh bread with herbs and oil, family-style Caeser salad, family-style penne pomodoro and family-style sauteed broccoli with two Sogno di Chocolate “Chocolate Dream” desserts. There is also the option to add four New Zealand lamb chops for $19.99.
Those who are interested in this Easter meal can order them now through Monday, April 13, by visiting carrabbas.com or calling the Washington Twp. location at 937-438-9690. The Easter meals are available for carryout from Friday, April 10 through Monday, April 13.
The Washington Twp. restaurant is located at 900 Miamisburg-Centerville Road.
🐰Carvers Steaks & Chops
Want to celebrate Easter with the best prime rib in town? Carvers Steaks & Chops has created a take-home meal that satisfies booth your sweet and savory cravings.
For $160, patrons can indulge in the following Easter menu items:
- Wedge Salad: Iceberg lettuce, bleu cheese, bacon, tomatoes, red onion and balsamic reduction
- 64 oz Prime Rib Roast: The finest Midwestern beef is herb crusted and slow roasted overnight to ensure the most tender prime rib in town
- Au Gratin Potatoes: Smothered in onion, creamy parmesan and monterey jack cheese baked to a golden crust
- Green Beans Almondine: Sautéed shallots, almonds, garlic, freshly grated lemon zest, and lemon juice
- Chambord Chocolate Mousse: Melted chocolate, Chambord liqueur and cream folded until fluffy and thick
In addition to this special Easter feast, the regular Carvers menu is also available for carryout. All orders for the special Easter meal must be placed before Wednesday, April 8 at 3 p.m. Patrons can place their orders online by visiting carversdayton.com.
Carvers is located at 1535 Miamisburg-Centerville Road in Dayton.
This Easter, enjoy a delicious Easter meal provided by Watermark Restaurant in Miamisburg. To ensure that the restaurant will be able to provide you with your desired meal (the options for these meals for two or four people are printed in the photo above), pre-order your meal by Thursday, April 9 at 3 p.m. Guests can pre-order by calling 937-802-0891 or emailing email@example.com. Pickup for these meals will be from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, April 11.
Watermark is located at 20 S. 1st St. in Miamisburg.
Lily’s Bistro in the Oregon District wants to help its patrons embrace their “new normal” by offering delicious and interesting Easter meals. Guests can pre-order their meal (options and prices are in the above photo), select a pickup time between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 12 and have their Easter selections brought out to their car for curbside delivery. Place your orders by visiting lilysbistro.com.
Lily’s Bistro is located at 329 E. 5th St. in the Oregon District.
Amber Rose is making it possible for families all over Dayton to experience the magic of a home-cooked Easter meal from the comfort of their own home (and minus the cooking part, of course). The selections, which include Easter favorites like honey roasted ham and roasted turkey breast, are printed in the photo above, along with the prices of each offering. Each dish comes with reheating instructions. Pre-order your meal by calling 937-228-2511. The meals will be available for pickup between noon and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11.
Amber Rose is located at 1400 Valley St. in Dayton.
🐰Bob Evans Restaurants
Bob Evans Restaurants are offering special Easter dinners for takeout and delivery. Options include an Easter Celebration Family meal designed for two or four people, featuring Turkey & Dressing and Hickory-Smoked Ham Steak served with choice of two family-size sides and six dinner rolls; and Easter Farmhouse Feast, which is packed cold and ready to heat and serve, and includes Slow-Roasted Turkey and/or Hickory-Smoked Ham, sides, freshly baked rolls and pie. Order at www.bobevans.com.
🐰Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant
Indulge in great food and wine on Easter this year with holiday offerings from Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant in Centerville. The Easter menu from Cooper’s Hawk (printed above) features starters, a choice of two entrees, two sides, two desserts and a bottle of wine. Orders must be placed by Thursday, April 9 at 8 p.m., and can be placed by calling the restaurant at 937-900-9463. For more information about Cooper Winery’s Easter offerings, pay a visit to chwinery.com.
Cooper Hawk Winery & Restaurant is located at 5220 Cornerstone N. Blvd. in Centerville.
For your Easter breakfast, lunch or dinner, Christopher’s Restaurant in Kettering is offering a variety of popular family meals, like maple glazed barbecue meatloaf and the sausage and egg cheese casserole. Orders must be placed before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8 and can be made by calling 937-299-0089 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Pickup service times are 8-9 a.m., 10-11:30 a.m., noon to 1:30 p.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 12. Carryout is curbside only and payments must be made in cash.
Christopher’s Restaurant is located at 2318 E. Dorothy Lane in Kettering.
🐰The Dayton Club
Dig into a feast prepared by The Dayton Club this Easter, featuring a plethora of options (printed above) for every kind of family unit. Additionally, bubble bar kits are available for purchase. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8. Place your order by calling Heather Miller at 937-558-5184. All orders will be available for pickup on Saturday, April 11 from 3-5 p.m.
The Dayton Club is located at 40 N. Main St. in Dayton.
🐰Divine Catering & Events
No matter how many people will be sitting around the dinner table on Easter Sunday, Divine Catering & Events in Dayton has you covered. An assortment of traditional fare (the full menu can be viewed above) is available to purchase by visiting divinecateringevents.com or calling 937-985-0029. Orders must be placed by 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, and pickup will take place on Saturday, April 11.
Divine Catering & Events is located at 2917 Linden Ave. in Dayton.
If you’re like me, your favorite part of any family meal are the sweet treats that come after the savory staples. Grab the sweetest treats around by pre-ordering one of these five delicious ice cream pies, which include the following flavors: Chocolate Overload, Oreo, Turtle, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Grasshopper (chocolate mint). Each pis is $14.99.
To pre-order your ice cream pie, send an email to email@example.com by Friday, April 10.
Jubie’s Creamery is located at 471 W. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd. in Fairborn.
For your Easter meal, Bonefish Grill is offering a few classic selections for seafood lovers, including the wood-grilled mahi and jumbo shrimp with citrus aioli and a choice of house or Caesar salad, served with family-style sides including bacon mac and cheese and seasonal veggies, fresh bread with pesto and a dessert duo of classic cheesecake slices and cookies. Additionally, guests can add a bottle of wine to their Easter dinner, starting at only $15.
Guests should place their orders by calling 937-428-0082. Carryout and delivery via UberEats and DoorDash is available on Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12 for this Easter menu.
Bonefish Grill is located at 2818 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. in Dayton.
🐰O’Charley’s Restaurant & Bar
Now through Sunday, O’Charley’s patrons can make any Family-Style Meal offering an “O’Charley’s Easter Feast” with an add-on bundle for only $20. This bundle includes:
- 12 Nashville deviled eggs
- A gallon of tea
- A pecan pie
- An extra side of your choice
Additionally, along with its other Family-Style Meals, O’Charley’s is adding a new BBQ Ribs Family-Style Meal for $49.99 that includes 28 ribs along with everything else that comes with other Family-Style Meals. O’Charley’s Family Style Meals are a new line of meals that serve up to six people with entrees, rolls and family-sized salads or sides for $29.99 each. Two premium options are also available for $39.99.
Customers can place their online orders by visiting order.charleys.com. To pick up the Easter meal, you’ll need only to park outside of the restaurant and wait until the food is brought to your car.
O’Charley’s locations in the Dayton include 7030 Miller Lane in Dayton and 2260 Miamisburg-Centerville Road in Dayton.
🐰Cherry House Cafe
For only $39.95, the Cherry House Cafe in Beavercreek is offering their patrons an Easter feast that includes ham, green bean casserole, egg salad, four dinner rolls and cheesecake. Orders must be placed and picked up by noon on Saturday, April 11. Place your order now by calling the cafe at 937-320-6200.
Cherry House Cafe is located at 1241 Meadow Bridge Drive in Beavercreek.
Along with offering a Easter ham dinner and carrot cake dessert on Sunday, Table 33 in Dayton is making and selling family meals for carryout from Wednesday, April 8 through Sunday, April 12. These family meals include:
- Wednesday: Meatball Hero
- Thursday: Whole Roasted Chicken (two pickups: 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.)
- Friday and Saturday: Lasagna
- Sunday: Easter Ham Dinner and Carrot Cake Dessert
Patrons can choose between a bottle of wine, select beer from Dayton's breweries or a classic Mexi-Coke to go with their orders.
Dinner pickups are on Tuesday through Saturday at 5 p.m. via the 2nd St. entrance and curbside pickup is available upon request for the elderly and those with “extenuating circumstances” - just be sure to call ahead. Dinners will be available to order beginning at 5 p.m. the night before and until 2 p.m. the day of or until they sell out. You can order your family meal on their website and choose your beverage at checkout.
Pickup for the Easter meal will be between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday. You can choose your pickup time when placing your order. Aside from pre-ordered dinner pickup, no bakery items, coffee or hot menu items will be served, as Table 33 will be closed that day. Be sure to place your Easter dinner order by Friday, April 10 at 5 p.m.
Table 33 is located at 130 W. 2nd St. in Dayton.
🐰Franco’s Ristorante Italiano
Franco’s in Dayton is offering an Easter dinner for curbside carryout. With the exception of the lasagna, each family meal feeds four people. All of these options (pictured above) are the same items that the restaurant normally sells. To ensure that you receive your desired selection, be sure to call 937-222-0204 to place your order by Thursday, April 9.
Franco’s is located at 824 E. 5th St. in Dayton.