The best places to go for Easter brunch or dinner around Dayton

Santa Claus doesn’t hold a candle to the Easter Bunny when it comes to brunch.

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What better way to get excited for Easter than to think of all the delicious springtime meals you’ll be having soon?

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Most of these restaurants will require reservations for these special events, so make sure you call ahead to reserve your spot and don’t wait until the last minute!

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🐰🍳Table 33 Brunch

This Easter at Table 33 is going to be especially fun for the kids. In addition to having an entire menu with delicious  options, kids eat free and this year there will be a kids Easter Egg hunt at 10 a.m. with a visit from the Easter Bunny. Note, this Easter brunch is happening on Saturday, April 20, as Table 33 is closed on Sundays. Reservations are highly recommended to guarantee you will get a seat.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20

WHERE: 130 W. 2nd St., Dayton

INFO: Facebook 

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🐰🍳🍽 Lily's Bistro

Join Lily's on Easter for its tried-and-true brunch and fried chicken dinner. Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and then a chicken dinner from 5-9 p.m. All of your favorite brunch items will be there, along with a family-style free range fried chicken dinner. Reservations are highly encouraged.

WHEN: Sunday, April 21. Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5-9 p.m.

WHERE: 329 E. 5th St., Dayton

INFO: Facebook | 937-723-7637

🐰🍳The Caroline 

Credit: Jim Witmer

Credit: Jim Witmer

The Caroline in Troy has a delicious lineup of scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits, bacon, sausage, french toast or waffles with bananas foster, maple syrup and assorted toppings, a carving station with prime rib and country ham, grilled salmon with rice pilaf, grilled chicken breast with mushrooms sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, fresh fruit display, Mediterranean Mushroom Salad, potato salad, mixed greens with dressings, Caesar salad, assorted cheesecakes and pies. The cost is $27 for adults, children under 12 are $14 and kids under 5 eat for free.

WHEN: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21

WHERE: 5 South Market St., Dayton


🐰🍳Jay's Seafood Easter Brunch

Jay's is pulling out all of the stops for its Easter brunch. Smoked salmon and asparagus crepes— that might be all you need to hear. Complete menu below:

Credit: Amy Haverstick

Credit: Amy Haverstick

WHEN: 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21

WHERE: 225 East. 6th St., Dayton


🐰🍳Salar Brunch

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Credit: Salar Restaurant and Lounge

Credit: Salar Restaurant and Lounge

Easter brunch might be the perfect time to check out Salar’s brand spanking new patio. And it’s gorgeous. Brunch is being served as usual, no tickets required but reservations are highly recommended. There will be a featured brunch menu, mimosas and more.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21

WHERE: 400 E 5th St., Dayton

INFO: Facebook 

🐰🍳Dewberry 1850

This Easter brunch at the Dewberry 1850 is walk-in only, so it's a great option for last-minute plan. Adult meals are $20 and up, seniors are $18 and up and children ages 6 to 12 are $7.95 and up.

The offerings include:

  • Chef-attended carving station featuring Prime Rib
  • Breakfast potatoes
  • Assorted cereals
  • Oatmeal with toppings
  • Applewood-smoked bacon
  • Sage sausage (turkey sausage available upon request)
  • Local pastries & muffins
  • Miniature Belgium waffles with strawberry & whipped toppings
  • Smoked salmon
  • Selection of cheese & cured meats

WHEN: 7 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21

WHERE: 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton

INFO: Facebook 

🐰🍳🍽 The Florentine

Credit: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Amelia Robinson

Germantown's pride and joy, The Florentine, is serving a special Easter Buffet from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Price is $19.99 for adults and $10.99 for children under 12. The Florentine requests for people to call ahead with reservations, but they will accommodate walk-ins as they are able.

The restaurant noted that they will have a regular breakfast menu served from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and regular lunch available 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Menu includes the following:

  • Baked Ham - Meatloaf - Fried Chicken
  • Mashed Potatoes - Green Beans - Corn Medley
  • Au Gratin Potatoes - Baked Beans - Cole Slaw
  • Pasta Salad - Deviled Eggs
  • Assorted Desserts

WHEN: Sunday, April 21 from 1-9 p.m.

WHERE: 21 W. Market St., Germantown

INFO: Website 

🐰🍳 El Meson

El Meson takes celebrating occasions seriously, so it's highly recommended you make reservations. The buffet costs $29 for adults, $14 for children 12 and under and ages 6 and under are free. The Easter buffet includes:

  • Steak Encebollado – Beef Filet with Tomatoes, Onions, & Chimichurri sauce
  • Caribbean Rum Glazed Ham
  • Seafood Zarzuela with Orecchiette Pasta
  • Huevos Rancheros - scrambled eggs with rice and beans
  • Grits and Chorizo
  • Saffron Rice
  • Latin Stir Fry Veges
  • Manchego Scalloped Potatoes
  • Garbanzos with Spinach
  • Green Salads
  • Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Jamaican Jerk Slaw
  • Assorted Crusty Breads
  • Belgian Waffle Station with Strawberries, Blueberries and Maple Syrup

Kids Buffet: 

  • Burrito Bar - Beef, Chicken, Beans, Tomatoes, Cheese, Salsa, & Tortillas

WHEN: 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21

WHERE: 903 E. Dixie Drive, West Carrollton City

INFO: 937-859-8229

🐰🍳 Fleming's Prime Steakhouse 

Credit: Ralph Barrera AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Credit: Ralph Barrera AMERICAN-STATESMAN

For a finer fare this Easter Sunday, adults and children can enjoy the choice of a starter, two sides to share (not on Children's Menu), and choice of dessert. Dishes include Signature Eggs Benedict with Sliced Filet Mignon, Crab Cake or Surf & Turf, Brioche French Toast and Salmon Cobb Salad for adults and Colossal Shrimp Tempura, Mac &  Cheese and Filet Mignon for children. The three-course menu starts at $16 for children and $30 for adults.

Brunch begins at 10 a.m. and guests can make reservations in advance either by phone or by visiting Fleming's website.

WHEN: Sunday, April 21, beginning at 10 a.m. Reservations required.
WHERE: Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, 4432 Walnut St., Dayton
INFO: Facebook | 937-320-9548

🐰🍳 Smith's Boathouse

Credit: Boathouse

Credit: Boathouse

Smith's Boathouse Restaurant in Troy will offer brunch beginning at 10 a.m. and the last seating is at 2 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended, as this event fills up really fast. Call 937-335-3837. You can view the entire menu here.

WHEN: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21

WHERE: 439 North Elm Street, Troy


🐰🍳 Bonefish Grill

Bonefish will serve a special brunch on Easter Sunday that includes:

  • Crab Cake Rancheros – Maryland-style crab cake baked in a cast iron skillet with creole sauce, topped with fresh guacamole, tomatoes, cilantro and finished with chipotle aioli sauce, served with corn tortilla strips for dipping.
  • Seasonal Avocado Toast – fresh crushed avocado, roasted tomato and crumbled Feta cheese, drizzled with olive oil on top of a French baguette, served with freshly grilled lemon.
  • Seafood Johnny Cakes + Eggs – savory corn-based mini pancakes blended with roasted shrimp and bay scallops, topped with two poached eggs and creole sauce, served with crispy Applewood bacon.
  • BFG Tuna Steak + Eggs – a play on traditional "steak and eggs," featuring Ahi Tuna with chimichurri sauce paired with two sunny-side up eggs, served with toast and choice of side.
  • Bang Bang Shrimp Benedict – crispy shrimp on a toasted English muffin with poached eggs, green onions and spicy Hollandaise sauce served with choice of side.
  • Crème Brûlée French Toast – Grand Marnier and orange zest battered, served with fresh whipped cream, mint, fresh seasonal berries and Applewood bacon.

Oh yeah, and you can top it all off with the new Carrot Lava Cake. Guests can make reservations in advance either by phone or by visiting

WHEN: Sunday, April 21

WHERE: 2818 Miamisburg Centerville Road, Dayton

INFO: Website

🐰🍳 Smokey Bones

This "Sunday Southern Brunch" starts at $20 that includes five courses including Southern Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey Butter, choice of St. Louis or Baby Back RibsSouthern Eggs Meaty Skillet, choice of a Large Belgian Waffle or a Full Skillet of Cornbread and a Waffle Sundae or Hot Fresh Donuts. Guests can also sip on bourbon brunch cocktails, Bloody Marys and mimosas for an additional cost.

If that wasn’t enough, there will be bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary’s for $15.

WHEN: Sunday, April 21

WHERE: 6744 Miller Lane, Dayton

INFO: Website

🐰🍳🍽 Carvers

Credit: Carvers' Facebook

Credit: Carvers' Facebook

Plated brunch will be served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and the dinner menu will be served all day. The three-course Easter brunch is $35 and includes one choice from each course. Soup or Salad course: lobster bisque, spinach salad with honey mustard, romaine salad with balsamic vinaigrette, classic Caesar salad. Entree course: Prime Rib Eggs Benedict, Tenderloin Skillet, Honey BBQ Salmon, Carver's Steak & Eggs. Dessert Course: Blackberry Chocolate Mousse or Carrot Cake. See the full menu here.

WHEN: 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21

WHERE: Carvers Steaks & Chops, 1535 Miamisburg Centerville Road, Dayton

INFO: 937-433-7099 | Website


We’ll continue to update this guide with all Dayton-area Easter food events as the day gets closer.

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