Where to get Easter dinner in Louisville? 15+ restaurants to get food

2022-04-24 07:35:02 By : Mr. Lewis Lee

There's nothing better than a big, delicious brunch or dinner with your family and friends on Easter Sunday. There's still time to make a reservation at multiple restaurants and special locations around the Louisville area. But you better move fast — these dining opportunities won't last long because most people are ready to get out and celebrate.

Here are more than 15 places to go for an Easter meal on Sunday, April 17: 

WHAT: Enjoy seasonal specials that include a creamy Caprese dip, wood-grilled jumbo shrimp skewers with a citrus-herb marinade, and a wood-grilled salmon Caprese with gnocchi, mozzarella fondue, and fresh basil and pesto. Dessert features carrot lava cake. Pair these with a Smoked Old Fashioned or the restaurant’s newest Strawberry Citrus Martini.

WHEN: April 17, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

WHAT: Put a little French in your Easter with a three-course prix-fixe brunch that includes: choice of one, spring salad; Vichyssoise soup, potato leek cream soup, fried carrots; Applewood smoked ham benedict, poached egg, English muffin, Hollandaise sauce; and warm tomato and goat cheese tart with basil. Entrée, choice of one, beef sirloin baseball cut steak, mashed potatoes, baby carrots, Bordelaise sauce; grilled t-bone lamb chops, parmesan herb gnocchi, haricots verts, whole grain mustard demi; seared salmon, saffron risotto, snow peas, tomato chutney; artichoke and bell pepper quiche, French fries, mesclun salad. Dessert, choice of one, warm flourless chocolate cake, vanilla crème brûlée, pistachio macaron cake, key lime tart. 

WHEN: April 17, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MORE INFORMATION: $55, $20 for the children's menu. Reservations are requested. 502-883-3153; brasserieprovence.com.

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WHAT: An Easter brunch that includes scrambled eggs, Applewood smoked bacon, sausage links, breakfast potatoes, Wiesenberger cheddar cheese grits, biscuits, and milk gravy, Belgian waffles with fresh whipped cream and fruit, peel and eat shrimp, assorted composed salads, seasonal fruit, fried chicken, hickory-smoked ham, vegetarian pasta, assorted pastries, and desserts.

WHEN: April 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Highlands, 1321 Bardstown Road; East, 300 N. Hurstbourne Parkway

MORE INFORMATION:  $38, $15 for ages 4-11. Brunch does not include beverage, tax or gratuity. bristolbarandgrille.com.

WHAT: The Easter bunch buffet includes cannellini beans with smoked ham hocks, Swiss chard and a variety of salad options. Main entrée: chef carved prime rib or beef, hot brown pasta and honey baked ham with brown sugar mustard glaze. A variety of side dishes and salad options, shrimp cocktail, charcuterie, and cheese, smoked salmon, cooked to order egg station, assorted cheesecake bites, brownies, blondies, and brown pudding with caramel sauce for dessert.

WHERE: Crystal Ballroom, 335 W. Broadway

WHEN: April 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MORE INFORMATION: Reservations are suggested. $62.95, $34.95 for ages 4-10. 502-583-1234; brownhotel.com.

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WHAT: Celebrate Easter with new Italian specialties from Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Entrées, Tuscan-grilled lamb chops, filet with Marsala, champagne pasta with shrimp featuring linguine pasta tossed with shrimp in a champagne cream sauce with roasted red bell peppers, and sautéed mushrooms. Pair these dishes with a Tramonto in Tuscany, a cocktail mixed with Lunazul Blanco tequila, fresh sour mix and orange juice is shaken then topped with Bonizio Rosso. Dessert includes berries and butter cake.

MORE INFORMATION: For those hosting Easter at home, Carrabba’s catering offers a variety of large party portions filled with hand-prepared Italian meals featuring bundle and a la carte options — all available for individual packaging that is served with salad and fresh bread with herb mix and oil. carrabbas.com.

WHAT: Offering some of the best-smoked meat including beef brisket, pulled pork, sausage, turkey, pulled chicken, chicken quarters and ribs. Sides: green beans, baked beans, mac and cheese, fried pickles, corn pudding, potato salad, Texas toast. 

WHEN: April 17,11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

MORE INFORMATION: Curbside pick up and delivery. 502-996-8003 or citybbq.com.

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WHAT: Heat N' Serve Easter meals that includes ham or prime rib. Easter Ham Heat n' Serve Feast: spiral-sliced sugar-cured, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, choice of three country sides, sweet yeast rolls, and peach cobbler (serves 8-10), $149.99. Easter Ham Heat n' Serve Family Dinner: spiral-sliced sugar-cured ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, choice of two country sides and sweet yeast rolls (serves 4-6), $99.99. Prime Rib Heat n' Serve Family Dinner: prime rib, au jus and horseradish, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet yeast rolls, and choice of two country sides (serves 4-6), $124.99.

WHEN: Pre-order and pick up April 14-17

MORE INFORMATION: Family favorites will be served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. crackerbarrel.com.

WHAT: Enjoy the show ("Saturday Night Fever") and an Easter buffet.

WHERE: 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, Indiana

WHEN: April 17. Buffet, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.; show 1:30 p.m.

MORE INFORMATION: $40. 812-288-8281; derbydinner.com.

WHAT: Traditional Easter dinner with all the trimmings.

WHEN: April 17, noon to 7 p.m.

MORE INFORMATION:  Dine-in or carry out. 502-448-8044

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WHAT: Easter brunch that includes chicken piccata, J. Harrod’s boneless fried chicken, baked ham, steak Delmonico, sautéed basa, seafood stuffed salmon, bowtie Marguerite with chicken or vegetarian (each entrée is served with 2 sides). Sides: green beans, lima beans, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, baked apples, cabbage casserole, twice baked potato and cup of soup of the day. Full dessert menu.

WHEN: April 17, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MORE INFORMATION: Reservations are suggested. 502-228-4555; jharrodsrestaurant.com.

WHAT: Celebrate at Joe Huber's with its country lunch and dinner that includes fried chicken, honey ham, mashed potatoes with gravy, chicken and dumplings, green beans, fried biscuits with apple butter, coleslaw, broccoli salad, and fruit cobbler and ice cream. 

WHERE: 2421 Engle Road, Starlight, Indiana

WHEN: April 17, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

MORE INFORMATION: Easter egg hunt for children at 1 p.m. outside between barns one and two. Lunch/dinner, $24.99 for ages 12 and older; $12.99 for ages 4-11. Reservations are recommended. 812-923-5255; joehubers.com.

WHAT: Celebrate Easter with a prix fixe brunch that includes fresh baked croissants, fruit, dessert biscuit doughnuts, pancake tacos, farmer's market breakfast scramble, biscuits 'n gravy, brussels sprouts salad, croissant BLT. LouVino's Brunch Bevies will also be available for purchase, including an array of flavored mimosas and the Kentucky Coffee featuring bourbon, coffee liqueur, locally brewed coffee, and whipped cream. 

WHERE: Highlands, 1606 Bardstown Road; Douglass Hills, 11400 Main St.

WHEN: April 17. Seating starts at 10 a.m. with the last seating for brunch at 2:45 p.m. 

MORE INFORMATION: The regular brunch menu will not be available. Children 12 and younger can enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs, and bacon for $12.50, plus tax and gratuity. Brunch is $25 plus tax and gratuity. If weather permits outdoor seating will be first come first serve. Highlands, 502-365-1921; Douglas Hills, 502-742-1426. To make reservations, visit louvino.com

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WHAT: Soul Food Sunday Brunch and dinner features eggs, shrimp and grits, live hibachi, smoked turkey, fried/baked chicken, fried fish, smothered pork chops, ribs tips, meatloaf, beef brisket, greens, cabbage, mac and cheese, green beans, dressing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, and cornbread. 

WHEN: April 17, noon to 6 p.m.

WHERE: 1812 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

MORE INFORMATION: Reservations are suggested for a party of five or more. 502-294-8143; facebook.com/LucretiasKitchen

WHAT: Offering three options that include an Easter Feast, Easter Supper and Prime Rib Supper. Easter Feast includes half-smoked ham, deviled eggs, hash brown casserole, broccoli salad, green beans, Nanner pudding, dinner rolls, and iced tea; $239.99 (serves 12-15). Easter Supper includes smoked ham (2.5 pounds), hash brown casserole, broccoli salad, green beans, Nanner pudding, and dinner rolls; $119.99 (serves 4-6). Pime Rib Supper includes smoked prime rib (3 pounds), deviled eggs, au jus and horseradish cream sauce, hash brown casserole, broccoli salad, green beans, Nanner pudding, dinner rolls; $284.99 (serves 4-6). 

WHEN: Orders are needed by April 13, 3 p.m. with pickup on April 16 and 17.  

MORE INFORMATION: 502-242-0029; martinsbbqjoint.com/easter.

WHAT: Brunch includes an omelet station, carving station, scrambled eggs, Applewood smoked bacon, sausage links, white cheddar grits, breakfast potatoes, chicken Madeira, chicken tenders, and fries, fresh fruit, shrimp cocktail, split crab legs, Caesar salad, Mesh salad, salmon dip, roasted red pepper hummus, spinach and artichoke dip, pita chips and crostinis, pastries, cheesecake, and bread pudding.

WHEN: April 17, 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

MORE INFORMATION: $44, $15 for children. 502-632-4421; meshrestaurants.com.

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WHAT: Dine-in serving roasted turkey and cranberry sauce or maple-glazed baked ham with mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, and bread pudding. For those who want to have Easter dinner at home Metro Diner will prepare heat-and-serve meals that include roasted turkey or baked ham, cranberry sauce, creamy mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, Hawaiian dinner rolls, and cornbread stuffing or mac and cheese. These dinners come cold with heating instructions to warm up at home.

WHEN: Pre-order meals through April 15. Pickup April 16, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; April 17, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

MORE INFORMATION: Dine-in Easter dinner is $15.99. Serve and heat dinner individual dinner plate, $15.99; a party of four, $59.99 and a party of eight, $115.49. 502-357-0767; metrodiner.com.

WHAT: Serving seafood since 1925. Fish, shrimp, crab cakes, scallops, alligator, frog legs and more.

WHEN: Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday noon to 9 p.m.

MORE INFORMATION: Dine in or carryout. 502-937-9888; 502-937-1235; mikelinnigsrestaurant.com.

WHAT: Featuring its signature classics including giant homemade cinnamon rolls, red velvet pancakes, short rib benedict, and liege waffles. Brunch cocktails include $3 Mimosas and $7 Bloody Marys.

WHEN: April 17, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MORE INFORMATION: Reservations are required. 502-830-9500. morningforklouisville.com

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WHAT: Hand-cut steak and fall off the bones ribs, made from scratch sides and their fresh-baked bread. Also appetizers, salads, combos, chicken specialties, country dinners, dockside favorites, burgers, and desserts. Family size portions are available.

WHERE: 4406 Dixie Highway; 757 Lewis and Clark Parkway, Clarksville, Indiana; 3322 Outer Loop; 13321 Shelbyville Road; 5005 Shelbyville Road

MORE INFORMATION: Dine-in and carryout. texasroadhouse.com.

WHAT: Executive Chef Joshua Moore and his staff will prepare an Easter brunch that includes Caesar salad, Inverno salad, house salad, breakfast sausage, Applewood smoked bacon, sausage gravy with buttermilk biscuits, omelet station, chicken Vesuvio with pearl onions, Frangelico French toast, carved ham with cherry sauce, haricot vert with onions and pancetta, roasted baby carrots, broiled Scottish salmon, parmesan potato gratin, penne pasta with vodka sauce, potato gnocchi with Napolitano meat sauce, season fruit, breakfast pastries, and desserts.  

WHEN: April 17; seating's at 11 a.m., 12:30, and 2 p.m.

MORE INFORMATION: $40, $15 for ages 12 and younger. 502-894-4446; volare-restaurant.com.

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