Guide to Easter Dining at the Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World has a variety of restaurants offering traditional Easter brunch, special entrees and desserts just for the occasion. Along with spending some time in Disney Parks and checking out the Easter decorations around Walt Disney World resort hotels, here are some recommendations to consider for brunch or dinner reservations on April 17, 2022.

Steakhouse 71 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Steakhouse 71, Disney's Contemporary Resort

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A fan-favorite brunch spot since it opened last year, Steakhouse 71 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is offering a traditional brunch with specials for Easter. Located just a short walk or monorail ride from the Magic Kingdom theme park, and nearby Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa which showcases a gorgeous handpainted chocolate Easter egg display in the lobby of this Disney resort, this restaurant is surely one to consider for the holiday.

Easter brunch items on  the menu include:

  • Walt’s Prime Rib Hash – Seared Prime Rib, Fried Potatoes, Caramelized Onions and Peppers, topped with a Fried Egg
  • Floridian Eggs Benedict – 2 Poached Eggs and a Crab Cake with Hollandaise atop Toasted English Muffins served with Breakfast Potatoes
  • Bacon & Eggs – Maple-Lacquered Pork Belly, Smoked Cheese Grits and a Perfect Egg
  • French Onion Soup – Rich Beef Broth, a Crouton and GratinĂ©e Cheese

Easter brunch is served on April 17, from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM, with the restaurant’s regular dinner menu available beginning at 5:00 PM.

Olivia’s Cafe

Olivia's Cafe

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Located at Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Olivia’s Cafe is serving Saturday and Sunday brunch 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM. In keeping the theme of the restaurant and the resort, brunch consists of Florida-inspired favorites like Crab Cake Eggs Benedict, Banana Bread French Toast, and Shrimp and Grits.

Traditional breakfast staples are also available including Olivia’s delicious pancakes, waffles, biscuits, and oatmeal. And for Guests 21 and over, Olivia’s has some tasty specialty cocktails served with brunch like Parrot Punch and the Loaded Key West Bloody Mary.

Grand Floridian Cafe

Grand Floridian Cafe

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This casual restaurant in Walt Disney World’s flagship resort is a popular spot for brunch all year long, and a wonderful location to celebrate Easter. The breakfast and lunch menus at Grand Floridian Cafe feature a mix of traditional entrees for both meals, so you can opt for waffles with all the toppings or vanilla scented French toast, or go for a the restaurant’s signature Lobster Thermidor Burger, Buttermilk-Fried Chicken, or Miso-Glaze Salmon instead.

Grand Floridian Cafe also comes with a vast selection of desserts and cocktails including sangria, mimosas, and blended drinks like the Key West, made with rum, pureed strawberries and orange juice. Plus, the restaurant is located just off the lobby, so you’ll be close to other Easter festivities at the resort, including the oversized  Easter eggs handpainted by Disney’s talented pastry team. Dine-in Easter Sunday, or visit for brunch any day of your trip.

Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

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In Disney Springs, Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ offers southern-inspired appetizers, entrees, and cocktails Saturday and Easter Sunday from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM. On the menu, Guests will find everything from homemade biscuits and donuts to specialty entrees and Bloody Marys with all the fixin’s.

Highlights from the brunch menu include fried chicken, short rib hash, and biscuits topped with Chef Art’s famous fried chicken, 2 over-easy eggs, pimento cheese and pecan-smoked bacon smothered in sawmill gravy and served with a choice of side.

Easter weekend also falls within the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival, so you may opt to eat around World Showcase while taking in character topiaries rather than heading for a table service meal.

Reservations are always recommended for Walt Disney World table service restaurants, especially over a holiday weekend. Make reservations online through Disney’s official website or on the My Disney Experience app. And check back here on Disney Fanatic for more tips for planning an Easter visit to Walt Disney World in 2022, and details on how to view Easter egg and Disney floral displays, where to see the Easter Bunny and Mrs. Bunny (in the Magic Kingdom and other Disney Parks). Our next update may even feature some Easter Bunny chocolate treats or an Easter cupcake or two!

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."

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