Easter brunch is a popular way to celebrate the holiday, but it’s not for everyone. Maybe your Easter morning plans keep you busy until later in the day, or you just prefer lunch and dinner foods over the typical breakfast dishes. Whatever the reason, these Philadelphia restaurants are offering great ways to dine on Easter other than brunch.

Spirit Of Philadelphia
401 W. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(866) 455-3866
www.spiritcruises.com/philadelphia

Celebrate the holiday out on the Delaware with incredible views of the city skyline. The Spirit of Philadelphia offers a special Easter cruise from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday. (Boarding is at 5:30 p.m.) Priced at $69.90 per person ($41.95 for children ages 3 to 12), the evening includes DJ entertainment, dancing and a dinner buffet. Look forward to dishes such as roasted beet salad, orzo and shrimp, baked ziti, pork loin, short ribs, and a selection of desserts. With large dance floors, an open-air rooftop deck, full-service bars, and an appearance by the Easter Bunny, it will be fun for the whole family.

The Fat Ham (Credit: Michelle Hein)

The Fat Ham (Credit: Michelle Hein)

The Fat Ham
3131 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 735-1914
www.fat-ham.com

Chef Kevin Sbraga’s Southern-style restaurant and bar offers family-style dinners on Sunday evenings. Visit on Easter between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. for an Easter version of the popular Sunday Supper. Chef Sbraga will add in a few special options selected for the holiday, but you can count on getting The Fat Ham’s famous hot chicken along with plenty of other dishes that are meant to be passed and shared. The warm, casual atmosphere will leave you feeling like you’re enjoying a homestyle Southern dinner but without the work of hosting it yourself. Limited reservations are taken through the website, but walk-ins are also encouraged. If you can’t get a seat right away, enjoy one of the many specialty drinks at the bar.

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Moshulu
401 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 923-2500
www.moshulu.com

Come aboard the Moshulu for an early dinner buffet. The decadent feast will include both brunch and dinner options, including soups, salads, a raw bar, carving stations, side dishes and an elaborate dessert display. The Easter buffet is offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and priced at $55 for adults and $25 for children ages 2 to 12.

Brigantessa
1520 E. Passyunk Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 318-7341
www.brigantessaphila.com

Celebrate Easter Italian-style at this homey East Passyunk spot from the same team as the popular Le Virtu. Enjoy the standard menu of South Italian dishes such as the signature star-shaped “Stella” pizza (wood-fired Neapolitan style with San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, sausage and a ricotta-stuffed crust), as well as a few special selections for the holiday. There will be a wood-fired, rotisserie-roasted leg of lamb in addition to an Easter pizza – a stuffed pizza pie that is a Neapolitan specialty. Finish your meal with a classic Easter dessert. The pastier is a rice pudding torta that originated in Naples.

The Twisted Tail (Credit: Michelle Hein)

The Twisted Tail (Credit: Michelle Hein)

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

Whether you’re in the area for the South Street Easter Promenade in the afternoon, or just looking for a fun spot for dinner, The Twisted Tail has you covered. Order a la carte from the regular dinner menu, or go for the 4-course prix-fixe option. With the freedom to choose the courses yourself straight from the standard menu, you get to custom-make a spectacular meal at a great price. The Twisted Tail offers upscale Southern-style comfort food, specializing in charcoal grill dishes. Shrimp and polenta, catfish tacos, honey bourbon glazed fried chicken and pork shank are just a few of the options. And no visit is complete without the famous beignets with bourbon caramel sauce. Dinner service starts at 5 p.m.

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Michelle Hein is the social media editor for a women’s fashion company in Bucks County by day and a self-proclaimed food and drink fanatic by night and weekend. She enjoys attending wine classes, trying new recipes in the kitchen and going to old favorites and new restaurants alike in the Bucks County and Philadelphia area. If the writing gig doesn’t pan out, she constantly dreams of owning her own bakery…perhaps connected to the restaurant/bar that her lawyer husband would love to open.
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