Mimosas, ham, waffles, fruit and lamb are all part of the Easter Brunch tradition.

Easter was always spent quietly at home with my family. A ham would be made, green beans with bacon (my favorite) and from-scratch mashed potatoes would be on the dinner table. Dad would set out the fancy linens and china and each year we would forget to light the candles on the table.

After a few mimosas, it's no wonder we forgot to light the candles.

It wasn't until I started working in fine dining restaurants where I realized that others enjoy the tradition of Easter Brunch out at a restaurant.

Traditional Sliced Honey Glazed Ham
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I absolutely understand the appeal! You can enjoy brunch with your family, delicious food that you didn't have to cook and you don't have to do the dishes afterwards! That's awesome.

There are many places in the Rockford area that offer Easter Brunch. Tables fill up quickly, so if this is a tradition you have had in place for quite some time or something new you would like to try this year, here is a handy list of Rockford area restaurants offering Easter Brunch.

*And if I can put my own two cents, please tip your waitstaff well. I'm sure the staff would like to spend time with their families on the holiday as well.

  • $21.99 per person, Children 5-10: $10.99, Children 3-4: $3.99
  • Offering Prime Rib Carving Station, Smoked Salmon, Waffle Bar, Fresh Fruit, Shrimp Cocktail and more.
  • $32.95 per person, Children 12- 4 $15.95, Children 4 and under, free
  • Offering Ham, Leg of Lamb and Prime Rib Carving Station, Omelet Station, Pasta Station, Chocolate Fountain and more.
  • $11.99 per person, Children 3-12 $6.99
  • Offering Scrambled Eggs, Bumpercrop Eggs, Biscuits and Gravy, French Toast and more.
  • $20.99 per person, Children 3-12 $10.99
  • Offering Fried Chicken, Carved Prime Rib, Chocolate Fountain, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and more.
  • $29.99 per person, Children 12-6 $11.99, 5 and under free
  • Offering Chef's Carving Station with Roast Beef and Honey Glazed Ham, Peel-n-Eat Shrimp, Omelet Station, Bacon, Broiled Cod and more.
  • $15.95 per person, Children 4-10 $7.95
  • Offering Breakfast Items, Carving Station Including Both Pork and Ham, Swedish Meatballs, Vegetable, Potatoes and more.
  • $16.95 per person, Children's Buffet 5-10 $9.99
  • Offering Eggs Benedict, Pasta Salad, Herb Crusted Chicken Breast, Carved Sirloin, Meat and Cheese Lasagna and more.
  • $22.95 per person, $6.95 per child
  • Offering Blackened Salmon, Prime Rib, RumChata French Toast, Glazed Ham, Country Scrambled Eggs and more.
  • Offering Their Delicious Homestyle Chicken and Traditional Menu as well as Heat and Serve Meals To-Go With a Spiral Ham (offered at any time), Feeding up to 10 Guests.
  • $26.95 per person, Children 10-4 $14.95, Children under 4 Free
  • Offering Peel-n-Eat Shrimp, Lemon Mint Tilapia, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, Carving Station with Roasted Leg of Lamb, Hickory Smoked Ham and Round of Beef and Omelet Station, Fruit, Chocolate Fountain and more.
  • Offering a limited a la carte brunch menu which will be announced.
  • $29.95 per person, $12.95 Children 4-10
  • Offering Shaved Ham, Orange Chicken, Baha Salmon, Cheese Display, Fruit, Omelet Station, Mashed Potato Bar and more.

As a friendly word of advice, make sure to call each location for reservations to ensure seating.

Will you be heading out for Easter Brunch? If so, I hope this list helps in making the tough decision on where to go.

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