10 Easter Brunch Specials Around Ann Arbor

A assortment of food for Easter.

Easter is nearly upon us now that we’ve sprung into the month of March. Easter Brunch is a tradition that encompasses religious observance, cultural customs, family gatherings and the celebration of spring and renewal.

In Washtenaw County, this tradition reflects the region’s diverse culinary scene, offering many options to choose from.

Religious and cultural significance

Brunch is a celebration of Easter Sunday, symbolizing the resurrection of Jesus Christ for many. The day is celebrated with joy and reverence and food, especially brunch, play a significant role in the festivities. 

Easter also marks the end of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, prayer and penance. This meal, therefore, becomes a celebratory meal breaking the fast, often featuring rich, indulgent foods that may have been avoided during Lent, such as meats, sweets and eggs.

Eggs, often featured, symbolize new beginnings, while other dishes vary widely, influenced by regional and cultural traditions. For example, in many parts of Europe, lamb is a traditional Easter dish, symbolizing Jesus as the “Lamb of God.” In the United States, dishes like ham, quiches and hot cross buns are popular.

Community connections

This gathering of loved ones tends to mark the beginning of spring, drawing people out of winter hibernation to reconnect and share in the joy of the season’s renewal. Local restaurants and homes alike offer large, leisurely meal that allows for social interaction, reflection on spiritual themes, and participation in shared traditions. 

Local dining destinations

As you consider where to celebrate, eateries in Ann Arbor and beyond are gearing up to offer special Easter brunch menus. From cozy to elegant, there are options to cater to all tastes, with chefs putting their best foot forward to honor this cherished tradition.

Black Rock Bar & Grill

All You Can Eat Easter Buffet from 9am-3pm. $29.99/adult, $13.99/Children 12 and under; free for children under 4. Add a 6 oz sirloin on the rock for $6.

3776 S. State St, Ann Arbor

Captain Joe’s Grill

$39.99/adult, $34.99/senior 65 and up, $19.99/child under 12.

9901 N Main St, Whitmore Lake

Carson’s American Bistro

$34.99/adult, $9.99/child under 11.

2000 Commonwealth Blvd, Ann Arbor

Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center

$64/ages 13 and up, $24/child 4-12 years old, children under 4 are free.

8768 North Territorial Rd, Plymouth

Holiday’s Restaurant

Prices were not yet set / about $19.99 – $23.99/adult, $14.99/child.

2080 W. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor

Salt Springs Brewery

Salt Springs will be holding a brunch on Easter Sunday. They hold brunches every weekend. Prices vary.

 117 S Ann Arbor St, Saline. 

Stella’s Black Dog Tavern

$84/table for 2, $126/table for 3, $168/table for 4, $210/table for 5, $252/table for 6, $294/table for 7, $336/table for 8, $18/children under 12.

860 Fralick St, Plymouth

The Polo Fields Golf & Country Club

Non-members – $45/adult, members – $40/adult, $20/child 5-12 years old, children under 5 are free.

5200 Polo Fields Dr, Ann Arbor

Weber’s Boutique Hotel & Restaurant

$27/adult, $14/child 5-11 years old, children under 5 are free.

3050 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor

Zingerman’s Roadhouse To-Go

$80/Brunch for 2, $150/Brunch for 4, $100-$140/Dinner for 2, $185-$265/Dinner for 4.

2501 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor

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