13 Egg-Citing Philadelphia Brunch Spots for Easter Sunday April 16, 2017

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Easter Brunch and Easter Dinner are holiday staples and a number of Philadelphia favorites have some egg-citing things in-store. Thirteen local restaurants, cafes and bakeries offering special menus, spring cocktails, outdoor seating and more.

If you’re headed to South Street to eat, arrive early and enjoy Philadelphia's largest Easter celebration with the 86th Annual Easter Promenade. Thousands will fill the streets with bonnets and bunny ears, plus live music, the Easter Bunny, Mr and Mrs. Cottontail, candy and baskets, and other egg-citing surprises. The parade kicks off at 12:30pm on the corner of Passyunk Avenue/South Street and heads down to Headhouse Square (2nd Street). 

Bridget Foy's
200 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 922-1813

Easter Hours:
Brunch 9:00am-3:00pm, Dinner 3:00pm-10:00pm

Bridget Foy’s offers the best view of the Easter Promenade at the corner of South and 2nd Streets. Watch the parade turn the corner as you enjoy a special brunch menu from the patio. All three floors inside will also be open for one of the city’s largest Easter brunch celebrations! Look for many special additions and returning favorites, like Red Velvet Donuts, Ginger Carrot Soup, Ham and Cheese Omelet (with Vermont Cheddar and Rosemary Mushrooms), Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Corned Beef Hash, Strawberry Skillet French Toast, Easter Ham with Scalloped Potatoes and a special multi-layered Easter Cake with Buttercream and Cream Cheese. For Dinner service, also look for seasonal and holiday special additions on top of Bridget’s regular menu favorites.

Bainbridge Street Barrel House
627 S 6th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 324-3553

Easter Hours: 
Brunch 10:00am-3:00pm, Dinner Closed

Stop by the Bainbridge Street Barrel House for juicy burgers, plates of mussels, fresh crisp salads, smoked pulled pork or anything in between. Plus, for the grown-ups look for one of the city’s largest selection of craft drafts, ciders and more on tap.

The Little Lion
243 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 273-0688

Easter Hours: 
Brunch Buffet 10:00am-4:00pm, Bar 10:00am-1:00am, Dinner 4:00pm - 1:00am

Bring in your bonnets and bunny ears and head to 3rd and Chestnut for a special Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet with Glazed Ham, Lamb, Buffalo Chicken and Biscuits, Red Velvet French Toast, Omelet Station, Eggs Bennedict Station, Mini Quiche, Sticky Buns, Sweets Selection and much more. Only $35 per adult, $15 per 12 and under/ $15 and free 6 and under.  The bar will be open all day and feature new spring cocktails and Easter weekend specials. At 4:00pm, dinner service will open with your Little Lion favorites plus Easter Sunday additions - including Hot and Honey Chicken, Southern Fried Chicken and Savory Hot Cakes, Shrimp and Grits, St. Louis Pork Ribs and more! Outdoor seating will be available - with the perfect view of the brand new Museum of the American Revolution.

The Twisted Tail
509 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 558-2471

Easter Hours: 
Brunch 10:00am-4:00pm, Dinner 5:00pm-10:00pm, Late Night Menu 10:00pm-Midnight

Twisted Tail gives you a prime sidewalk seat for the Easter Promenade stage and judging of the best bonnets! Enjoy the show with a cocktail in hand and specials for those hungry little rabbits. Menu selections include Crawfish Mac and Cheese, the Brisket Omelette or go for one of their many selections of delicious hams.

Fine Palate
231 S. 15th
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(267) 318-7971

Easter Hours: 

Fine Palate in Rittenhouse Square neighborhood celebrates Easter with a special brunch featuring off-menu specials and brunch classics - including Avgolemono Soup (Greek lemon and egg soup), Frittata Morels Asparagus (Italian egg open faced omelette), Coconut French Toast (baked with coconut custard bread), Herb Crusted Leg of Lamb (slow roasted leg of lamb, Mediterranean spices), Potato Galette (Smoked salmon, crème frâiche, caviar) and more.

The Good King Tavern
614 S 7th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 625-3700

Easter Hours: 

The Good King Tavern will be open and serving up brunch favorites like Eggs in their Nest, red wine poached eggs in a potato nest as well as the “Offal” Sandwich featuring roasted sweetbreads, gruyère, egg with a sauerkraut aioli.

Whetstone Tavern
700 S. 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 239-0906

Easter Hours: 
Brunch 10:00am-3:00pm, Dinner 4:00pm -10:00pm

Whetstone Tavern will host Easter Brunch with Bottomless Mimosas for $25 per person and delicious specials like Chilaquiles with Straciatella (Guanciale, Philly Style Bagel Chips and a Crispy Poached Egg). For Easter Dinner, Whetsone will offer a three-course Sunday Supper for $45.00 per person.

627 S 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 687-8512

Easter Hours: 
10:00am-5:00pm (Three Course Pre-Fixe), Dinner 5:00pm-9:00pm (Regular Menu)
$25 Pre- Fixe Brunch - Three Courses

Ela offers a decadent three-course Easter brunch for only $25.00 per person. First Course choose from House Smoked Salmon on rye with cucumber and red onion jam,Kale Salad with roasted shallots, apples, and almonds with a whole grain mustard vinaigrette, or Salted Toffee Sticky Buns with smoked raisins, peanuts and a bacon glaze. Second Course options include Classic Quiche Lorraine with caramelized onions, arugula, oyster mushrooms and goat cheese, Brioche French Toast topped with rhubarb, chantilly cream and lavender, or Breakfast Gnocchi with chicken sausage, scrambled eggs and hollandaise sauce. For an additional $15, guest can upgrade their meal to include Lobster Benedict featuring lobster, coddled eggs and a braised leek hollandaise sauce over an English muffin with a side of hashbrowns. For the third course, guests are invited to end their meal on a sweet note. They can choose the Whipped Yogurt with white chocolate, citrus and pound cake or the Warm Cookie Dough with Vanilla Bay ice cream and cookie cracker to satisfy their sweet tooth. For dinner, pick from selections on the regular Ela menu.

The Sweet Life Bakeshop
740 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 717-7770

Easter Hours: 

The Sweet Life Bakeshop will be open on Easter Sunday with Easter Cupcakes (baby chicks and rabbits), carrot cake on special, lemon bars on special - and of course, signature banana cream pudding! Inside the bake shop at 2:00pm, there will be a Magic Show featuring Mr. Messado formerly of South Street Magic.

The Little Bird Bakery
517 S. 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Easter Hours: 

Stop by the Little Bird Bakery and pick up some of their sweet Easter Bread stuffed with colorful eggs for $12 each or take home some of their Filled 'glass' easter cookies for $5. Both are a delicious and colorful addition to your Easter table or basket.

Brauhaus Schmitz
718 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 909-8814

Easter Hours: 

Brauhaus Schmitz will be open and serving up it full menu featuring favorites like Housemade sausages, Schnitzel and other German favorites. Make sure to try one of the 30 beers that they have on tap when you stop by.

Pizzeria Stella
420 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 320-8000

Easter Hours: 

Pizzeria Stella will offer wood-fired pizzas, salads, pastas and a large variety of antipasti. Every year, Pizzeria Stella is a family favorite - and if the weather is nice, dine in their extensive outdoor seating area.

The Living Room Cafe
701 S 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 930-8388

Easter Hours: 

One of South Street’s most prominent all-day cafes serves up sweet and savory brunch dishes for the entire family. Top picks include “Preston” with cinnamon apple French toast with a warm dulce de leche, bourbon blueberry compote, homemade whipped anglaise and walnuts or go for the -- and “Steve” with one chocolate chip waffle and one coconut waffle with granola, honey, syrup, butter and fresh fruit.