Easter Breakfasts and Brunches in NJ
Chow down for your favorite spring holiday.
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Want to eat out for Easter? Check out these amazing options for Easter Brunch, from traditional buffets to brunch cruises to casual bagel breakfasts with the Easter Bunny.
Golden Nugget, Huron Ave. and Brigantine Blvd., Atlantic City
April 1, 609-441-2000
For $32 per person, have an A1 meal of Alaskan crab legs, roasted turkey breast, sea salt crusted prime rib and more. Brunch is 8 am-4 pm. Dinner follows at 4:30 pm.
Ho-Ho-Kus Inn, 1 E. Franklin Tpke., Ho-Ho-Kus
April 1, 201-445-4115
There are seatings at 10 am, noon and 2 pm for this tasty brunch. Enjoy homemade pastries, carving stations, smoked salmon and more. Adults are $39.95 (including unlimited mimosas and bloodys!), kids 10 and under are $14.95.
Bergen Town Center, Rte. 4 E and Forest Ave., Paramus
March 29, 201-845-4051
Head to Guest Services near Target to buy tix for your little hoppers. Details TBA, space limited. It all goes down from 8:30-10:30 am.
DoubleTree by Hilton, 2117 Rte. 4 East, Fort Lee
April 1, 201-582-5220
Grab a reservation so you don't miss out on this Easter Sunday brunch from noon-3 pm. Adults are $32.95, kiddos ages 6-12 are $16.95 and kids under age 5 are free.
Camden’s Children Garden, 3 Riverside Dr., Camden
March 31, 856-365-8733
Kids receive brunch, admission to the garden, entry to the egg hunt, a photo with the Easter Bunny, crafts and more. Seating is at 10 am. Prices are $16 for adults, $25 for kids 2-12 and $20 kids under 2.
The Mansion, 3000 Main St., Voorhees
April 1, 856-751-1717
This event isn't just to fill your crew's bellies; they can also take part in an egg hunt and take photos with the Easter Bunny every hour from 11 am-4 pm. Seating starts at 10 am. Adults are $39.95, seniors are $36.95 and kids ages 4-10 are $13.95. You can also add on the mimosa and bloody Mary bar for $10 more.
Garden State Discovery Museum, 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill
March 18, reserve online
Meet the Top Hopper and fill your plate with grub from the Silver Diner. Member adults and kids get in for $12, non-member adults and kids pay $17.
Cape May County
Aleathea's Restaurant, Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., Cape May
April 1, 609-884-5555
Details are still to come about this meal at the beloved Aleathea's. This spot's located in the Inn of Cape May, a Victorian signature to Cape May culture. Call for pricing and times.
The Reeds at Shelter Haven, 9601 Third Ave., Stone Harbor
April 1, 609-368-0100
Munch on brioche french toast, herb crusted flounder in lobster sauce, baked ham and oysters with the Easter Bunny himself. $40 for adults, $20 ages 12 and under.
Palazzo, 11 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair
April 1, 973-746-6778
This spot specializes in Italian and Mediterranean fare, so you'll find items like broccoli rabe with hot Italian sausage and roasted leg of lamb on the menu. Brunch is $29 per person from 11:30 am-3 pm.
Spirit Cruises Dock, Lincoln Harbor Marina, Weehawken
April 1, 866-483-3866
Enjoy stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge while getting a taste of a premium buffet and some A1 bubbly. Don't miss out on a photo op at the Sky Deck Lounge. Tickets start at $61.90-81.90 for adults and $36.95 per child 3-12. The ship boards at 11:30 am.
The Cranbury Inn, 21 South Main St., Cranbury
April 1, 609-655-5595
Sip champagne as you chow down on brunch staples and surprises. Grab your seat between 10:30 am and 2 pm. Dinner also available from 2:30-7 pm. $39/adults, $10-15/kids.
iPlay America, 110 Schanck Road, Freehold
March 24, 10 am-noon
Make reservations for this delicious breakfast which includes pics with Sonny the Bunny, live entertainment and a photo booth. Tickets are $14.95 for ages 2-12, $24.95 for adults and free for children ages 2 and under. Kids will also receive a collectible Easter bucket and $5 game card plus skip-the-line admission.
The Spring Lake Manor, 415 Hwy. 71, Spring Lake
April 1, 732-449-6630
Indulge in full carving and omelet stations—and your kids will love the full Viennese table full of sweets. Seating is $36 for adults, $18 for kids over 10, $9 ages 3-10 and free for kids under 3. Seatings at 10:30, 11 and 11:30 am, plus 1 and 1:30 pm.
Restaurant Serenade, 6 Roosevelt Ave., Chatham
April 1, 973-701-0303
Enjoy a stunning three-course spread. Choose from fresh apps like yellowfin tuna tartare with sesame seeds and phyllo dough. Follow up with entrees like roasted lamb, seared sea bass or vegetable panache. Indulge in something sweet like strawberry rhubarb cobbler or caramel banana cake for dessert. $75 for adults, $35 for kids ages 10 and under. Seatings from 11:30 am-6 pm.
Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester
Weekends March 24-31, 908-879-7189
This country meal is all-you-can-eat, and precedes a series of awesome Easter activities for the kids. Take pics with the bunny, hop on a hayride, ride a pony, hunt for eggs, visit with baby farm animals and more. Go between 9 am and noon. $9.99/person.
Ocean County Mall, 1201 Hooper Ave., Toms River
They can munch on a Jersey delicacy while crafting, getting their faces painted, playing games and more. Don't miss a chance to try your luck in a giveaway. The (free!) fun is from 11 am-1 pm.
Casino Pier Arcade, 800 Ocean Ter., Seaside Heights
March 18, 732-793-6488
Your kids can enjoy a seasonal breakfast at the Pier Grill with the Easter Bunny himself. They'll have a blast with balloons, face painting, crafting and exploring the boardwalk. The event goes from 10 am-noon. $7-10.
Apshawa Firehouse, 666 Macopin Rd., West Milford
March 18, 201-306-1170
From noon-2 pm, the kids can enjoy pizza and dessert, snag a pic with the Easter Bunny and craft something special to remember the occasion. $8.
98 Kingsland Rd., Clifton
April 1, 973-284-0200
Head to this family-friendly spot for omelets, a carving station, and Irish brunch dishes like shepherd's pie. For the little ones, they can take part in Kids' Knee High Buffet and bring their own basket for the egg hunt at 11 am. All the fun goes until 3 pm. $32 for adults, $14 for kids. Also happening at the Ramsey location.
The Bernards Inn, 27 Mine Brook Rd., Bernardsville
April 1, 908-766-0002
Chow down on leg of lamb, prime rib, honey ham and more with the fam. If you'd rather prix-fixe over the buffet, head there between noon and 6:30 pm to indulge in pheasant, Maine lobster and more for dinner. $69/adult, $35/kids ages 6-12, $15/kids ages 2-6. Seatings run from 9:30 am-4 pm. Can't make it on Easter? Go March 25 for a buffet breakfast staring the Easter Bunny ($35/adults, $20/kids 2-12).
The Olde Mill Inn and Grain House Restaurant, 225 Rte. 202, Basking Ridge
April 1, 908-696-2335
Go wild at the waffle station, omelet bar, french toast and more. Specialties include smoked salmon, prime rib and lamb. Brunch is $56/adults and $24/children age 4-11, plus a 20% service charge and sales tax. Head there between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm.
Stagehouse Tavern, 1719 Amwell Rd., Somerset
April 1, 908-731-0366
Get a taste of everything from beef short rib to Belgian waffles. Brunch and dinner buffets are offered from 10 am-2 pm and 3 to 7 pm, respectively. $33.95 for adults and $12.95 for children. Take a peek at the wine list to see special half-priced bottles.
Perona Farms, 350 Andover-Sparta Rd., Andover
April 1, 973-729-6161
Indulge in shrimp, oysters, pasta, steak and more at this decadent affair. Reservations are required, and prices are $49.95 for adults, $19.95 for children 12 and under. Snag a table between 11 am and 5 pm. Don't want to leave the house for the holiday? Order family-style meals for take-out instead.
Central Park, 2401 Wood Ave., Roselle
April 1, 908-241-8386
Be sure to meet and greet the Easter Bunny while you take advantage of this all-you-can-eat buffet. $25.95/adults, $29.95/adults including bottomless mimosas, $13.95/kids ages 3-12, free for kids under 3. Reservations are recommended, so call 908-241-8386 to get a spot. Brunch goes from 10 am to 3 pm.
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