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There’s more to Easter dining than ham, lamb, and eggs. These North Shore culinary destinations will help you celebrate the holiday in delicious style.


Salem Waterfront Hotel, Salem

Start with the antipasto, end with a selection of mini-pastries, and eat your fill of Belgian waffles, shrimp scampi, prime rib, and housemade mac and cheese in between. For added fun, the Easter Bunny will be onsite all day. Seatings available between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. For reservations, please call 978-619-1190 and leave a voice mail.

225 Derby St., Salem, 978-740-8788,

Danversport, Danvers

Brunch all the way until dinner at Danversport, with reservations available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chose a table under cathedral ceilings and a crystal chandelier in the Harborview Ballroom or in the more intimate setting of the Garden Level. Either way, the buffet menu includes breakfast classics, carving and pasta stations, salads, fruit, and dessert. And the whole family loves to top off the meal with a visit to the chocolate fountain.

161 Elliott St., Danvers, 978-774-8622,

Finz Seafood and Grill, Salem

Finz’s varied Easter buffet lets you elevate your waffles and scrambled eggs with some oysters from the raw bar, a side of roasted carrot salad with feta and sunflower seeds, or a plate of herb-roasted cod with strawberry rhubarb compote. Brunch served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations limited and strongly encouraged.

86 Wharf St., Pickering Wharf, Salem, 978-744-8485,

Steak and frittata at Eddie V.’s | Photograph courtesy of Darden Restaurants

Eddie V.’s, Burlington

This two-course, prix fixe brunch includes a warm apple cinnamon scone as well as choices like butter-poached Maine lobster quiche Florentine and roasted avocado and jumbo lump crab with lemon butter on brioche toast. Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and Veuve Clicquot champagne will all be available as well.

50 South Ave., Burlington, 781-221-7151,

Seasons 52, Burlington

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. enjoy an a la carte menu of Easter brunch specials like crab and cheddar quiche, French toast with applewood smoked bacon, and wood-grilled shrimp and grits. Thirsty? Stick with a traditional mimosa or explore cocktail options like a strawberry-hibiscus margarita.

6 Wayside Rd., Burlington, 781-272-5552,

Crab cake benedict at Capital Grille | Photograph courtesy of Darden Restaurants

Capital Grille, Burlington

For an elegant and indulgent Easter, head to the Capital Grille from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lobster frittata with butter-poached lobster tails, eight-ounce filet mignon with white cheddar hash browns, or crab cake benedict with truffle hollandaise.

10 Wayside Rd., Burlington, 781-505-4130,

Spinelli’s, Lynnfield

The bountiful Easter menu includes all the standards, plus beef tenderloin, baked scrod, cheese blintzes, and more. Seven seating times available from morning through afternoon; reservations required.

Route 1 South, Lynnfield, 781-592-6400, ext. 2,

34 Park, Andover

The restaurant will be serving its regular brunch menu (avocado toast with tomato relish and deviled egg salad perhaps? Chicken and waffles with honey fig syrup and mascarpone bechamel?) along with some add-on Easter specials from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thirsty? You’ll have a chance to build your own Bloody Mary exactly to your specifications.

34 Park St., Andover, 978-409-2445,

Dinner too

Tonno, Wakefield and Gloucester

Both locations of Tonno will open early (10 a.m. in Gloucester and 11 a.m. in Wakefield) and serve Easter brunch specials until 1 p.m. The dinner menus will be available all day as well, so feel free to trade eggs and French toast for cioppino and veal Milanese.

175 North Ave., Wakefield, 781-486-3606; 2 Main Street, Gloucester, 978-879-4795;

Beauport Hotel, Gloucester

The Beauport is offering two ways to delight in Easter: Opt for the brunch buffet featuring carving stations, a waffle bar, and made-to-order omelets in the hotel ballroom from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or book a table at the 1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar for the prix fixe dinner menu, available from 12 noon to 6:30 p.m., including options like za’atar rack of lamb and pan-seared halibut. Either meal comes with the hotel’s signature sweeping ocean views.

55 Commercial St., Gloucester, 978-491-5090,

1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar | Photograph by Elise Sinagra

Davio’s, Lynnfield

Davio’s will be serving dinner all day, starting at 10 a.m. From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., brunch options like pancakes with Grand Marnier-sautéed berries, lump crab omelet, and beef tenderloin benedict will also be available. Reservations strongly suggested.

1250 Market St., Lynnfield, 781-944-4810,

Sogno, Woburn

Fresh burrata drizzled with a citrus vinaigrette, grilled rack of lamb, and housemade carrot cake are among the Easter highlights at Italian restaurant Sogno in Woburn, which will be opening at 11 a.m. for holiday feasting. The full menu – from arancini to filet mignon – will be available all day as well. View Easter specials and make a reservation online.

304 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, 781-625-1300,

Brine, Newburyport

At Brine, brunch items like shirred eggs with mushrooms, leeks, and chili oil or French toast with berries and whipped cream will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., when the menu switches to dinner options like halibut with Brussels sprouts and almonds; lamb with blistered tomatoes and chickpeas; and an indulgent surf-and-turf that combines hanger steak and lobster. Full menu and reservations available online.

17 State St., Newburyport, 978-358-8479,

Ledger, Salem

Enjoy a prix fixe menu featuring Ledger’s signature contemporary takes on American cuisine. Follow farm asparagus, grits, deep-fried egg, prosciutto, and parmesan with a braised lamb shank, and finish off your feast with blueberry lavender crostata. And don’t forget to add an order of popovers. Reservations can be made online.

125 Washington St., Salem, 978-594-1908,