Places to Go for Easter Brunch in Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch

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Are you looking for a great place for Easter Brunch in the Sarasota and Bradenton area?  It’s hard to believe that Easter is just around the corner, April 17, 2022.  If you are wanting to dine by the water, enjoy a lavish buffet or even have a little live music, you can find it on this list below.

Also included is Easter Brunch for Lakewood Ranch and Anna Maria Island too.

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  •  Boca Sarasota (19 S. Lemon Ave, Sarasota/941-256-3565)  Boca is probably one of my favorite places for Sunday Brunch in downtown Sarasota.  And I am sure, Easter will be just as good!  If you are looking for an urban vibe with great, comfort food, then this is the place to be on Easter Sunday. You will probably want to make reservations.  They do have some outdoor seating too.
  • Conners Steak & Seafood (3501 South Tamiami Trail/Westfield Mall).  If you have not been to Conners, coming here for Easter Sunday will be a treat.  I don’t think I have ever had a bad meal here.  They also have a nice wine selection and cocktail list. Although they are not having a special Easter Menu, this is still a great place to dine.
  • Marina Jacks (2 Marina Plz, Sarasota/941-365-4232) 11 AM-2 PM. Marina Jacks is serving Easter Brunch buffet style in the main dining room.  The buffet will include various salads, a carving station, and desserts.  You can also enjoy an Easter Lunch or Dinner Cruise.  The times for the Marina Jacks cruise are 1:00 PM and Dinner 7:00 PM.    
  • State Street Eating House (1533 State Street, Sarasota/941-951-1533).  Brunch is served on Saturday & Sunday from 10:30 AM-2:30 PM.  This restaurant has a great urban vibe and the food is a cross between Midwestern and Southern style.  You can check out the menu here.  So, if you are looking for a comfort food brunch with a great cocktail, you should seriously consider this place.  They have some of the best fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese I have ever had.   It is a popular place.  You will need reservations.
  • Awarded a certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, two Diners Choice Awards from OpenTable and a Members Favorite Award from American Express, another great restaurant for this Easter Brunch is Café L’Europe (431 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota / (941) 388 – 4415 ). 11 AM – 3 PM. This special Easter Brunch in Sarasota will include the traditional brunch fare, such as eggs benedict, cheese blintzes, an omelet station, breakfast meats & pastries, as well as lots of mouthwatering lunch favorites: carving station (prime rib!), smoked salmon station, pasta, roasted pork, salads, and more. Call for reservations.
  • Sunnyside Cafe, (4900 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota/941-359-9500). Breakfast is 8 AM-3 PM.  This wonderful Hungarian cafe is located along Tamiami Trail.  Don’t let the busy road fool you.  This eatery has a nice ambiance outside as well as indoors. They have vegan options too.  Save room for dessert or take it to go.  It is homemade Hungarian pastries.  Here is the menu for Sunnyside.  

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  • Ritz-Carlton (1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Sarasota/ (941-309-2000). 11 AM-3 PM. If you haven’t been to the Ritz for Sunday Brunch, you should treat yourself this Easter Sunday. This year’s Easter Brunch is no exception. Dine on Seared Diver Scallops, enjoy the raw bar, try some Dim Sum, or perhaps the carving station. Don’t forget about dessert!  This dessert selection cannot be passed by.  A pint-size buffet will also be offered for children. 
  •  The Westin (1175 N. Gulfstream Ave, Sarasota/941-260-8255) 12 PM-3 PM. I went here last year for Easter Brunch and it was very nice.  The Westin didn’t post exactly what they were serving, but last year, they had smoked salmon, chilled shrimp, a carving station, grilled lamb chops, and a wonderful spread of desserts. They even had live outdoor music if you cared to dine on the terrace.  
  •  Turtle’s Restaurant (8875 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota / (941) 346 – 2207) has great views of the water and is located on Siesta Key, which has been rated as the best beach in the USA! What a place to spend Easter with family and friends.

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Bradenton has great restaurants for Easter.  Whether you want casual outside dining or something a little more formal, you have plenty of options. 

  • How about a jazz brunch and a beautiful beach to go with it?  You can have both at the Sandbar Restaurant (100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria Island/ (941-778-0444) on Anna Maria Island.  Easter brunch on Anna Maria Island will never be the same after this! Brunch starts at 10:00 AM. You will want to make reservations.
  • If you’re further north, also check out Mattison’s City Grill (101 Riverfront Blvd #120, Bradenton / (941) 896 – 9660 ) After eating, take a beautiful walk.
  • Pier 22 ( 1200 1st Ave, Bradenton/941-748-8087) Starting at 10 AM.  Pier 22 will open its doors early for Easter Brunch and is also serving Easter Dinner as well.  Brunch is served from 10 AM-3 PM. Voted #1 for the best brunch menu by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Bradenton Herald. Pier 22’s Easter Brunch lineup in Bradenton includes a sushi bar, a carving and seafood station, salads, and housemade desserts.  You can build your own omelet too.
  • Pier 22 will also offer a chef-created menu if you prefer Easter Dinner (4 PM-10 PM).  Just a few highlights from the special menu include Alaskan King Crab, Roast Duckling, and Filet Oscar. The special dinner menu has something for everyone.
  • The Grove at Lakewood Ranch (110670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch/941-893-4321).  Easter Brunch Buffet will begin at 10 AM with the last seating at 2 PM.  Adults $36.95 and Children $16.95.  If you haven’t been to the Grove yet, you are in for a treat.  If possible, ask for their outdoor dining.  Even on a cloudy day, its a special place.  Their Easter Buffet will be sure to please. Here’s just a sample of their buffet menu: Seasonal fresh fruits,

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