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Easter Brunch Options in St. Pete

With the holiday weekend ahead, local restaurants are preparing for a rush around brunch time.

All around town there is talk of egg hunts, baskets of goodies and family gatherings. In light of Sunday's Easter holiday, venues in the area are offering a unique menu or a brunch option. We've picked some of our favorite spots to enjoy a late morning, early afternoon meal:

On Sunday, Three Birds Tavern is proudly showcasing their newly revamped menu. The addition of the Three Birds Muffaletta (imported Genoa salami, spicy pork capicola, pistachio mortadela, fontina cheese and gardinier served on a round roll- $11) and the Three Birds Spring Chicken (two chicken breasts sauteed with mushrooms and topped with a white wine herb sauce- $16) make for a filling Sunday brunch stop.

The folks at Moon Under Water will be opening the doors to the restaurant at 11 a.m. on Sunday morning. Instead of a buffet offering, the Moon Under Water is giving some special menu options instead. For $8, guests can try an appetizer of Crab and Rock Shrimp Dip. Entrees range from the 8 oz. Ham Steak (topped with a cinnamon honey glaze and served with mashed potatoes and green bean casserole) for $11 to the Half Roast Duck (topped with an orange Mandarin sauce and served with rice and green bean casserole) for $23.

Enjoy an "Elegant Easter Brunch" at the Museum of Fine Arts. This year's menu includes items like Lobster Macaroni and Cheese Cavatappi, Alaskan Smoked Salmon and even a breakfast station complete with custom omelettes and benedicts galore. The cost is $39 for adults and $19 for children, ages 6-12. Reservations are suggested, so call (727)822-1023 to secure your plate.

  • (800 2nd Ave NE)

The Florida Resurrection House, the Salvation Army and the St. Petersburg Pier have joined forces to bring the public a sunrise church service on Sunday morning. The service will be held at 6:45 a.m. and all are invited to join. Parking lots will be open and the trolleys will also be available for use. After the service, guests are invited to enjoy brunch at either Jonny Reno's or Fresco's Waterfront Bistro. The Easter Bunny will be making stops at both locations for family photo opportunities.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. patrons of the Central Avenue Oyster Bar can partake in the weekly brunch special. Choose the Grand Buffet for $15.95 or the Continental for $5.95. The Grand Buffet offers freshly made Belgian waffles, custom omelettes and meats like sausage and shrimp while the Continental is a lighter variety of bagels, oatmeal and assorted fruit. Check out the Central Avenue Oyster Bar's full brunch menu here.

Located on St. Petersburg’s pier, wants to make sure you come for more than the view. The Easter Menu includes Baked Virginia Ham and Lamb “Dali,” both served with Caesar Salad and Cuban bread. Reservations can be made online

If your brunch tastes run more toward a buffet, the will be serving up smoked ham, leg of lamb, roast beef and grilled salmon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There’s even a separate room for Easter desserts, so this is also a kid-friendly place. The cost is $27.95 per person, $12.95 for kids

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