These restaurants in Monmouth & Ocean Counties are serving Breakfast, Brunch or Dinner on Easter Sunday.

That is a lifesaver when you don’t either have time to cook or don’t feel like cooking for a massive gathering. For me, 12 or more is too much.

I normally like to cook for a crowd depending on the occasion. There are times when my schedule is so overloaded that I get overwhelmed.

In times like these, I look for alternatives. I could cater for the gathering, or I could make reservations.

It’s so much easier to pick up the phone and say, “I’d like to make a reservation for 12, please.

Which Restaurants Are Open In Monmouth & Ocean On Easter?

There are more than a handful of restaurants serving either breakfast, brunch, or dinner. Personally, I prefer brunch.

My mother would always make sure that wherever we decided to go, they must serve rare prime rib, her favorite.

She likes her red meat walking off the plate. Me, not so much.

Some of the places on the list have carving stations. More than likely these places will have prime rib. They will also have my favorite, roasted turkey breast with gravy.

If you’re planning on heading for a brunch buffet, most people go for the omelette station. Omelette stations are awesome because the food is cooked to order. You get to choose from a variety of meats, cheeses, and vegetables to add to your omelette.

My personal favorite item at the brunch buffet is the platter of smoked salmon. Along with the smoked salmon, you’ll have bagels, a variety of cream cheese options, butter, veggies, like thinly sliced red onion, capers, scallions, and the list goes on.

Give me a bagel and lox with the works and I’m a happy girl. Oftentimes, these brunches have a complimentary glass of Champagne or a Bloody Mary.

If you’re looking for a place to take your family for an Easter meal, check out this list of places located in Monmouth & Ocean Counties.


  • Amelia’s By the Sea - 1505 Ocean Ave N, Spring Lake, NJ 07762 Call 732-769-5700

    Brunch Buffet served from 9am-11am. Ala Carte dinner from Noon to 9pm. Brunch price for adults is $49.95 & $24.95 for children 9 and under.

  • Artisan's Restaurant - 1171 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753 Call 732-244-7566

    Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet seatings every half hour starting at 11am. Omelette stationBelgian waffles, breakfast potatoes, pancakes, bacon, sausage, and a selection of pasta, chicken, fish as well as dessert selections. Adults $49.95 children 3-10 $24.95.

    Easter dinner buffet with seatings every hour starting at 3pm. Carving station, pasta, salad, chicken, fish, eggplant Parmigiano, desserts, coffee, tea, and soft drinks included. Adults $59.95 Children 3-10 $24.95



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  • Laurita Winery - 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ 08533 Call 609 752-0200

    Easter Brunch Price is $60 for adults, $30 for children 6-12 plus tax and gratuity. Kids 5 and under are FREE, but we need a count so please choose the free ticket option for the little ones!

    Morning and afternoon seating available from 10am to 3:30

  • B2 Bistro + Bar - 1250 Hooper Ave, Toms River NJ 08753 Call 732-797-2570

    Easter Buffet 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Last seating at 4:00 pm) $50 Adults $27 Kids 12 and Under. Hot buffet includes:

    Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Bacon, Sausage, Belgian Waffles, Chicken Tenders, Mussels Marinara, Orecchiette Bechamel with Ham & Peas, Penne Vodka, Mustard Crusted Salmon Red Pepper Cream, Scarpariello Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, and Haricot Vert

     Carving station, Omelette station, & Dessert station.

  • Avenue Le Club - 23 Ocean Ave N, Long Branch, NJ 07740 Call 732-759-2900

    Easter Sunday Brunch $60 3 course Prix Fixe Menu includes Starters, Entree, & Dessert. Offering Easter Sunday Dinner $70 3 course Prix Fixe  Menu.

    Restaurant Menus | Avenuen Long Branch, NJ

    See the menu for Avenue in Long Branch, NJ. Dine in and Curbside pickup available


  • The Waterfront - 361 E Lacey Rd, Forked River, NJ 08731 Call (609) 888-6063

    Easter Brunch Buffet – Accepting reservations from 9am -12:30pm.  Menu available from 1pm -5pm Adults $28.99, Children under 3 $5.99. Serving Danish, bagels, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, frittatas, French toast, glazed ham, potatoes and more.

    Ala Carte dining is also available.


  • THE GOAT by David Burke - 1411 NJ-36, Union Beach, NJ 07735 - Call (732) 264-5222

    Serving a 3 course Brunch menu $48 per person from 11am-3pm. Includes yogurt, salads, smoked salmn, clothesline bacon, waffles, steak & eggs, cheeseburgers, leg of lamb and desserts including chef Burke’s famous chocolate mousse cake.

    Also Serving Ala Carte Dinner featuring Easter specials.

  • Drifthouse by David Burke - 1485 Ocean Ave N #2225, Sea Bright, NJ 07760 Call (732) 530-9760

    Serving from Noon – 8 pm Three Course Prix Fixe $85 per person $35 per child (10 and under)Two Course Prix Fixe. 

    Menu includes choice of appetizers including tuna tartar, burrata with grilled asparagus, prosciutto, and pea greens with lemon viniagrette, and dressed oysters, entrees include lamb shank and chops, roasted ham and roasted halibut, & desserts include carrot cake and key lime pie. Ala Carte menu also available.

  • Old Causeway Steak and Oyster House - 1201 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050 Call (609) 488-1327

    Now taking reservations for Easter Brunch via RESY.⁠ 10am – 1pm. Peep our brunch menu online and get your family a table to celebrate.⁠ 

  • Beacon 70 - 799 NJ-70, Brick Township, NJ 08723 Call (848) 232-4235

    Easter Brunch served 10am-2pm. $3.00 mimosas, $6.00 Tito’s Bloody Marys. Kids can take a photo with the Easter Bunny. Regular Brunch Buffet menu. Adults $30, kids 10 and under $15. Buffet includes made to order omelettes, carving station, pasta station, fish entrees, fruit platter and signature desserts.

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