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Where to eat out on Easter Sunday

Food Deadline Maple HamEaster is Sunday and if you just said “eek!” I’m here to help. Several restaurants are open serving special meals on Easter and others are selling take-home meals. Here’s what you need to know.

The Elbow Room is doing an Easter brunch from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. I’m told Chef Roy Harland has “gone all out” and is serving a huge buffet, including eggs, biscuits and gravy, omelets, prime rib, ham, oysters on the half shell, salmon, turkey pot pies, salads and pastries. Adults cost $25.99. Kids 10 and under cost $14.99.

The regular dinner menu is offered from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations aren’t required for either, but are a good idea. Call (559) 227-1234.

Campagnia is having its jazz buffet brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Reservations required. Call (559) 433-3300. For $23.99 adults get brunch and a glass of Champagne (bottomless mimosas are available for an extra fee). Kids 12 and under cost $12.99 and 4 and under are free. The menu includes all kinds of brunch goodness: ham, bacon, poached salmon, crab salad, pasta, French toast, pastries, garlic mashed potatoes and lots of dessert.

The Daily Grill at 7855 N. Palm Ave. will serve an Easter brunch. The full menu is here, but highlights include eggs Benedict or crab cakes Benedict, Texas French toast with berry compote and blacked sea scallop salad. Cocktails and monkey bread are involved too.

Marie Callender’s is open on Easter Sunday. Diners can get brunch or a traditional Easter ham dinner. Brunch includes all the regular brunch items and the dinner features ham with pineapple sauce, mashed potatoes and cornbread.

If you don’t want to cook, Marie Callender’s is also selling several take-home feasts. They include a ham dinner, a turkey dinner, a ham and turkey combo meal, and a brunch. Prices range from $49.99 to $149.99. See this page for details.

Crab Cakes Restaurant in Oakhurst is hosting an Easter Champagne Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Food options include ham with agave-citrus sauce, braised turkey, broiled salmon, eggs Benedict and lots of other entrees, sides and salads. Desserts from Sweet Dreams Cakery. The brunch costs $28.95 for adults, $22.95 for seniors age 55 and up, and $16.95 for kids ages 4 to 12. Reservations are recommended. (559) 641-7667. Regular dinner service resumes from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Erna’s Elderberry House is serving Easter brunch in its garden. The menu includes a roasted breast of chicken from Pitman Farms, seared beef medallions or poached striped bass. An almond Easter cake is on the menu too. Brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs $65 per person. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. Reservations are a must. (559) 683-6800.

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