If you’re excited about Easter Sunday but not too eager to spend time in the kitchen, there are plenty of restaurants that are more than happy to host your family and provide a holiday meal. Treat everyone, especially yourself, to a relaxing, delicious meal at one of the best Easter lunches in Ocala.

Braised Onion Restaurant

If you’re looking for amazing food at a great value, why not try The Braised Onion? Priding themselves on “comfort food with attitude”, this Ocala restaurant has familiar favorites with its own special spin. Appetizers like fried green tomatoes with Creole and Dijon sauce will warm the hearts and stomachs of Southern cooking fans. Of course, there is also their braised onion soup, which, being the namesake of this great place, probably speaks for itself. On Easter Sunday, The Braised Onion have a buffet including salmon, prime rib, baby back ribs, and chicken Marsala. It’s recommended that you make a reservation for Easter lunch because seats fill up fast.

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Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse

Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse in Ocala is a refreshing take on tasty Brazilian cuisine, making it an excellent choice for Easter lunch. Celebrating Easter with excellent entrées, Ipanema opens its doors specially from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse will be featuring its five-star dinner menu all day long. With sensational cuts like their rich filet mignon wrapped in bacon or their mouthwatering Costela de Porco in tangy barbecue sauce, there is something there for every craving, especially if you’re meticulous meat lover. Ipanema will not disappoint with its dedication to A-grade entrees, and there’s even a fresh salad bar for the vegetarians in your family.

Hilton Ocala

The Hilton has been known to offer first-class events and packages that the whole family can enjoy, but what about Easter? You’re in luck because the Hilton Ocala is offering a five-star Easter lunch (or brunch if you skipped breakfast) for a low price with a discount for children. Enjoy delicacies like smoked salmon mousse, lamb with apple or mint sauce, and pineapple raisin ham as well as pastries and cobblers for dessert. Reservations are required, so call in advance to make sure you and your family have a spot.

LongHorn Steakhouse

If you’re looking for a Western twist for Easter lunch, Longhorn Steakhouse in Ocala brings on the flame-grilled festivities. With classic appetizers like their zesty fried pickles and Wild West Shrimp, you’ll rope up an appetite for awesome main courses like savory New York strip and fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs.

No matter what your food preferences or budget, these restaurants in Ocala have something to put on everyone’s plate for Easter lunch.

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