March Madness, flowers blooming, Spring is in the air in The Triangle and we are fast approaching Easter. Easter has really turned into an event that everyone can enjoy, regardless of their religious affiliation. People in Triangle really go all out on Easter Sunday and put on their nicest clothes to have leisurely brunches following church services, mornings at home, or Easter egg hunts. Here are the best brunches and egg hunts in The Triangle for your family to enjoy.

Easter Brunch in The Triangle

Whether you are dining in or taking away, there are really decadent options for traditional Easter brunch fare. Most families have their traditions and these restaurants have taken the stress out of Easter brunch, so you can enjoy the morning and day with your family.

Chapel Hill and Carrboro

The Carolina Inn 

211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill is a destination brunch on Sundays, and Easter Sunday is their famous brunch with the volume turned up. This is the quintessential Easter Brunch in a stunning location. Family-friendly.

Acme Food and Beverage Co

110 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510

Looking for locally sourced modern American with a Southern Twist? This is the Easter Brunch for you. More about the food and the history of cuisine on Easter Sunday, this is one of the best bets on brunch around. They have an extensive beer list, so if you are looking for a brew and brunch, this is a great choice.


Fairview Dining Room 

3001 Cameron Blvd, Durham, NC 27705

Fairview Dining Room in the Washington Duke Inn is a classic dining experience in The Triangle. Locally sourced ingredients, modern and upscale American dining, and beautiful surroundings. This is a classic and dressed up Easter Brunch.

Rue Cler 

401 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701

Looking for an impeccable wine list, Parisian inspired decor and a rotating menu? This is an intimate choice for Easter Brunch. With new Carolina interpretations on classic French favorites, we highly recommend this for brunch, Easter or any Sunday.

The Durham Hotel 

315 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701

The Durham Hotel offers a classic Easter Brunch with locally sourced proteins and vegetables in elegant preparations. It is one of the best places in The Triangle to have brunch and on Easter the offerings will be increased and menu expanded.



The Umstead Hotel and Spa, 100 Woodland Pond Dr, Cary, NC 27513

Cary boasts a great brunch scene and Herons, located in the Umstead Hotel and Spa is an upscale choice that will deliver a stunning Easter Brunch. It is ranked as one of 64 five star Forbes restaurants in the world, so Easter Sunday and a special occasion are the perfect times to indulge. Be sure to reserve early!

Peck and Plume 

301 S Academy St, Cary, NC 27511

Peck and Plume is a stylish and upscale Southern restaurant that is a more trendy choice in Cary. With high design and modern American cuisine, this is one of the best restaurants in Cary and they put on an amazing brunch, Easter or any Sunday!

Lugano Restorante

1060 Darrington Dr, Cary, NC 27513

This is one of our top choices for Easter Brunch because it will be unexpectedly Italian. Lugano was Italian American twists on classic comfort foods and their Easter Brunch has earned quite the reputation. See what they have cooking this year!


Tupelo Honey Easter Brunch

425 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605

This is a classic spot for brunch on The Triangle. Most of the brunch suggestions are variations on classic southern fare, because North Carolina has a rich tradition of southern cuisine, however, some of the most talented chefs in the US are coming from The Triangle and really putting new twists on tradition. Tupelo Honey is a classic example and offers an Easter menu.

1250 Heritage Easter Brunch

1250 Heritage Club Ave Suite 1, Wake Forest, NC 27587

Located in Wake Forest, 1250 Heritage is part of the Heritage country club but is open to the public and offers modern American cuisine and brunch is a specialty. Easter will be extra in demand at 1250 Heritage, make your reservation and you will not be disappointed. Be sure to make your reservation!

The Angus Barn Easter Brunch 

9401 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617

The Angus Barn Easter Brunch has grown to include many new items and is a popular destination for those celebrating Easter, or just there for the incredible buffet! Located on a sprawling farm like property, whose dining area resembles an upscale barn, this is also a great bet for families looking for dining with room to run for little ones.

Mandolin Easter Brunch 

2519 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608

The Mandolin offers modern American cuisine with a Southern slant. Food is well plated, locally sourced, and is more refined than some of the other options on our list. We highly recommend Mandolin, and especially for a more elegant and reserved Easter brunch.

Hummingbird Easter Brunch 

1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd STE 111, Raleigh, NC 27604

Looking for a modern Easter brunch that is both an event and low key? The Hummingbird is popular with hipsters and families alike and offers dine in and carry out in a super fun, ultra designed diner. They offer an amazing brunch and this year should be no exception. Definitely reserve a table, sooner than later!

The Capital Grille Easter Brunch

4242 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609

The Capital Grille is an iconic fine dining and perfect for a special occasion, like Easter. They go all out with a decadent Easter selections that have become legendary in its’ own rite. The Capital Grille is also offering three course Easter menus to go for those looking to keep a lower profile. 

Egg Hunts in The Triangle

Easter Egg Hunts and Bunny Visits Galore in The Triangle and there are hunts the entire month of April. From History Egg Hunts to Flashlight Egg Hunts for Teens to breakfast with the bunny that everyone loves to be scared of, there are so many events throughout the month, you do not have to search for eggs just on Easter!

Saturday, April 16, 2022

History Egg Hunt in Raleigh - All Day | FREE | Various locations

Hoppin' Around Cary Easter Egg Hunt - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Broadway Our Way Street Festival - 10:00 am to 9:30 pm | FREE | Downtown Broadway, NC

Free Easter Bunny pictures at Bass Pro Shops - 11:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Bass Pro Shops

Free Easter Bunny pictures at Cabela's - 11:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Cabela's

American Legion Post 116's Annual Easter Egg Hunt - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | American Legion Post 116, Fuquay-Varinia

Sunday, April 17, 2022

History Egg Hunt in Raleigh -All Day | FREE | Various locations

Hoppin' Around Cary Easter Egg Hunt - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | Various locations

Free Easter Bunny pictures at Bass Pro Shops- 11:00 am to 3:00 pm | Bass Pro Shops

Free Easter Bunny pictures at Cabela's - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Cabela's

Easter Egg Hunt & Pictures with Easter Bunny - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Fortnight Brewing, Cary

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