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Ten Best Easter Brunches in Broward County

Ten Best Easter Brunches in Broward County

Put on your Easter bonnet - make sure there's plenty of frills upon it. It's time for Easter parades and egg hunts and pictures with the Easter bunny and, yes, even church. Then, after all that, there's - for us foodies anyway, for whom gustation is basically religion - there's the most important part of the day: Brunch.

Brunch is the greatest of all meals. It's the perfect blending of breakfasty over-indulgence, mixed with lunch's mid-day guiltless necessity. It's about lingering. It's about long drawn out mimosa-filled brunches with eggs, lamb, candies, and whatever else your little heart desires. It's about four hours of sitting at a table stuffing your face and you love it.

Whether you're looking to entertain the little ones while sipping on bottomless orange juice and sparkling wine, celebrate the recent change in season, or just get wasted during brunch on a Sunday, there's no dearth of holiday options.

Here are the ten best Easter Brunches in Broward County.

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Ten Best Easter Brunches in Broward County

10. Fresh Harvest

For anyone looking to get in the Easter spirit, this seasonally-inspired spot at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is going to be decked out for the holiday. Along with a visit from the Easter Bunny between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., the restaurant is offering a budget-friendly all-you-can-eat-and-drink brunch options. For $32.95, nosh on unlimited soup, raw bar, carving board, desserts, and kitchen prepared items with as many mimosas as you like. Dishes span from honey lacquered duck breast and slow cooked leg of lamb to eggplant oysters and snow crab to eggs benedict and quiche lorraine. Finish it off with a never-ending chocolate fountain fantasy for dessert. Just try attempting all that at home.

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Ten Best Easter Brunches in Broward County

9. Vienna Cafe & Wine Bar

Already listed as one of the best brunches in Broward County, this Austrian-inspired Davie cafe is going big for the day of Jesus' resurrection. Its hosting an all-inclusive brunch with all the fixins' for $32 per adult, $16.75 per kid. The offerings are extensive with tables for salads, smoked fish, peel and eat shrimp, pastries, omelets, hot stations, carving stations, cornflake crusted French toast, and even eggs benedict. And it includes unlimited mimosas, coffee, tea, and soft drinks. It's so good, you'll be wishing every Sunday was Easter by the time you leave.

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Ten Best Easter Brunches in Broward County

8. B Ocean

When it comes to celebrating Easter in South Florida, what more could you want than unlimited mimosa, good eats, and panoramas of the Atlantic? The answer is nothing. On Easter Sunday, B Ocean is offering all of the above for its holiday brunch. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hotel is offering menu options for all palates and preferences for $69 per adult, $31 per kid. Items range from herb-crusted mahi mahi and a jumbo shrimp bar to roast prime rib of beer and leg of lamb to customized omelets. Plus, you get to finish it off with endless desserts -- hey, it's a special occasion.

B Ocean is located at 999 Fort Lauderdale Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-302-5208, or visit BOceanFortLauderdale.com.

Ten Best Easter Brunches in Broward County

7. Bongos Cuban Cafe

If you're looking for a South Florida-infused Easter celebration, Bongos Cuban Cafe might be your best option. For $40 per adult, $15 per seven to twelve-year-old (kids under seven are free), the Seminole Hard Rock restaurant is offering an endless buffet. It includes a number of stations ranging from breakfast and salads to traditional Cuban. The fare is a blend of Cuban and American flavors, with dishes like Cuban eggs benedict, poached egg topped with hollandaise sauce and grilled Serrano ham served on toasted Cuban bread. Award-winning selections like the roasted pork made in the caja china will also be featured.. Chocolate tres leches, cheese flan and fresh fruit salad with mint glaze are some of the dessert options for the day. Live entertainment, face painting, and kid's goodie bags will also be part of the festivities.

Bongos Cuban Cafe is located at 5733 Seminole Way in Hollywood. Call 954-791-3040, or visit bongoscubancafe.com.

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Ten Best Easter Brunches in Broward County

6. Ocean 2000

Pelican Grand Beach Resort is serving up a special Easter Brunch right on its beachfront veranda, with reservation seating at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Along with prix fixe menu selection an a la carte menu with dishes ranging from Spruce Point Smoked Salmon and bourbon brown-sugar glazed pit ham with spicy pineapple chutney, to omelets made-to-order and oven-roasted leg of lamb rubbed with garlic and savory herbs. The prix fixe menu options are $65 for adults, $32 for kids 12 and under -- kids four and under are free.

Ten Best Easter Brunches in Broward County

5. Riva Restaurant

Set right on the beach, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort's oceanfront Riva restaurant is offering a Easter Sunday Brunch in the sun. With unparalleled views of the Atlantic, the restaurant is serving a buffet-style meal with something for everyone. It includes chilled seafood, waffle, carving, and omelet stations, pan seared snapper, and a dessert bar with a chocolate fountain. It costs $75 per adult ($35 per kid) with bottomless mimosas included. Seatings take place at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m.

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Ten Best Easter Brunches in Broward County

4. Thasos Greek Taverna

Easter fare differs across the world. Why not go Greek this year? Thasos Greek Taverna is serving a traditional a la carte lunch this year. Magiritza, a classic Aegean Easter soup made of lamb offal ($10), is on the menu. Kokoretsi, another authentic Greek Easter dish, made of skewered lamb parts ($15) will be offered. Baby lamb on the spit with roasted red peppers and string beans ($30) is another time-honored option. All dishes will be served with eggs and the traditional Greek Easter bread, Tsourekia. In addition to the specials, the full menu is available. The restaurant opens at 2 p.m.

Ten Best Easter Brunches in Broward County

3. Steak 954

In South Florida, it's nice to celebrate any holiday with a view of the beach -- it's all about bragging rights. Steak 954 has got that angle covered. The Fort Lauderdale beachfront restaurant is offering special Easter classics, like deviled eggs with caviar and pickled veggies ($12) and filet mignon with sauce foyot, breakfast potatoes, and salad ($24). Less conventional options are also on the menu, such as little neck clams with chorizo, fingerling potatoes, charred tomatoes, and salsa verde ($17). Lamb sausage gravy with homemade biscuits ($15) is another creative twist on two classics. To finish, the restaurant is offering a bunny-appropriate sticky carrot cake with crème fraiche ice cream and cognac butterscotch -- we dare you to try topping that yourself.

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Ten Best Easter Brunches in Broward County

2. Blue Moon Fish Co.

One of Fort Lauderdale's most beloved brunch spots is offering a couple of special holiday options this year. For $58.95 (excluding tax and tip) per person, the Easter Brunch Buffet includes more than 16 food stations, including raw bar, charcuterie, pasta, and omelets. Available from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the renowned brunch is served with impeccable views of the intracoastal waterway. For anyone looking to get even closer to the water, Blue Moon is catering brunch aboard the Floridian Princess. For $75 per person (excluding tax and tip) and $34 per kid, the onboard meal inlcudes 16 food stations along with bottomless champagne, mimosas, and Bloody Marys. Cruises board at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Ten Best Easter Brunches in Broward County

1. Chima Steakhouse

Holiday are about kicking back and relaxing with as much food as you can possibly eat. On Easter Sunday, Chima Steakhouse is offering its authentic all-you-can-eat Brazilian rodizio menu with some special treats. Open for lunch from noon to 3 p.m. and dinner from 4 to 9 p.m., the restaurant will feature a face-painter (onsite from 1 to 5 p.m.) and goodie bags for the little ones and Easter-themed alcoholic bevvies for the grown-ups. The candy-inspired drinks include jellybean, coconut splash, chocolate raspberry martini, coconut island, and the old reliable mimsosa. Each of which is $10. As per usual, the rodiczio selections include over 16 rotisserie options, including top sirloin, filet, lamb, chicken, and fish. A gourmet salad bar offers choices ranging from Waldorf, seafood, and endive salads to smoked salmon, beef carpaccio, and traditional Brazilian dishes. On the holiday, the rodizio and salad bar for $42.50 per person (rodizio is $52.50 for dinner). The salad bar with grilled salmon and swordfish is $22.50. Rodizio is $21.50 for kids, those under six eat for free.

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