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Looking to get brunch on Easter? Try one of these 15 spots

- Jennifer Chandler Memphis Commercial Appeal USA TODAY NETWORK – TENNESSEE

Easter brunch out with family and friends is a Southern tradition.

If you’re still trying to decide where to go (Easter is April 17), here are 15 of our favorite Easter brunches in Memphis. Remember, reservatio­ns are recommende­d at most places.

Acre 690 S. Perkins Road; (901) 818-2273; acrememphi­

Wally Joe opened Acre in 2011 in an East Memphis home that was converted into a rustic yet elegant restaurant. The acclaimed chef and Executive Chef Andrew Adams are known for innovative cuisine using locally sourced ingredient­s. For Easter, Acre is offering a threecours­e brunch ($49 per person). Choose from entrees such as Lamb Navarin (braised leg of lamb with sugar snap peas, potatoes, pearl onions and carrots) or Poached Eggs served over a Halibut Croquette with spinach, spring herb hollandais­e and home fries. Easter brunch will be served 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

The Beauty Shop

966 Cooper St.; (901) thebeautys­hoprestaur­

Known for its funky 1950s-style beauty shop décor (the building was formerly Priscilla Presley’s curl-and-dye spot) and creative fare, The Beauty Shop is a Midtown favorite — especially for Sunday brunch. The indoor dining room is always a fun spot, but be sure to check out the outdoor greenhouse and igloo dining options. (Reservatio­ns for outdoor dining must be made by phone.) The regular brunch menu will be served in addition to specials for the holiday like the “Ode To Julia Child” (Gougeres, Candied Applewood Bacon, Quail Egg, Chicken Cracklin’, Pickled Red Onions, Arugula Oil and Soft Herbs). Brunch is served 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sundays.

Biscuits & Jams 272-7111;

5806 Stage Road, Bartlett; (901) 6727905; biscuitsan­

It’s all about brunch and fun at Biscuits & Jams. On the menu are buttery Southern-style biscuits, frittatas, eggs benedicts, French toast, and — of course — an assortment of both sweet and savory jams. For Easter Sunday, Biscuits & Jams is serving a brunch buffet. Shrimp & Grits, waffles, homemade biscuits and vegetable frittatas are just a sampling of the many dishes that will be served. Start with one of the specialty cocktails. For Easter, they will be serving a “Peeptini” (a strawberry cream gin-based martini served with a Peep garnish.) The brunch buffet will be served from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost is $38.95 per person, or $17.95 per child ages 6-11.


545 S. Main St.; (901) 896-0228; bishopmemp­

Bishop serves classic French brunch fare on its lunch menu every day. Choose from items like a classic French omelet or Steak and Eggs. Our favorite is the Croque Madame (an over-the-top French ham and cheese sandwich) with pommes frites. Brunch is served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. A breakfast menu is available starting at 7 a.m. for those who want to get an early start on the day.

Bounty on Broad

2519 Broad Ave.; (901) 410-8131; bountyonbr­

With its casual décor, family-style service and innovative farm-to-table fare, Bounty on Broad is the place to go if you want a laid-back Easter brunch with outstandin­g food and craft cocktails. Chef Andrew Armstrong plans to offer a few special dishes for the holiday in addition to the regular brunch menu. Brunch is served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sundays.


431 S. Highland St.; (901) 249-3533; memphis.charrestau­

This local steakhouse serves up an elegant brunch with a Southern flair. Dishes like Chicken and Waffle, Steak Benedict and a Creole Sauté with crawfish, lump crab and andouille sausage have made Char a popular East Memphis brunch spot. On Easter Sunday, Char will serve its regular brunch menu plus a Blackened Catfish with Crabmeat and Crawfish chef special for the holiday. Brunch is served from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sundays.

Edge Alley

600 Monroe Ave.; (901) 425-2605;

Shrimp & Grits, Steak N’ Eggs and French Toast Waffles are just a few of the tasty dishes you can find on the brunch menu at Edge Alley. Chef Tim Barker plans to also offer a few specials for the holiday. Our insider tip? Be sure to try one of Edge Alley’s coffee drinks. Barker roasts his own coffee beans to make these specialty drinks. The How Now Brown Cow? salted hazelnut cappuccino is one of our favorites. Brunch is served from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sundays.

The Gray Canary

301 S. Front St.; (901) 249-2932; thegraycan­

Normally when people dine at The Gray Canary, we say not to miss the Parker House Rolls. Those may not be available on its Sunday Brunch menu, but the Biscuits with Chorizo Gravy are the perfect substitute. The Sunday Brunch menu includes popular dinner items like Oysters Rockefelle­r, Fried Calamari and Squash Donuts in addition to creative brunch fare like a Crab Benedict, Baked Eggs (with focaccia, tomato and beans) and a Pork Belly Biscuit (served with cheesy eggs, pepper jelly and grits). Located in The Old Dominick Distillery in the South Main Arts District of Downtown Memphis, The Gray Canary serves brunch only on Sundays, from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Hog & Hominy 707 W. Brookhaven Circle; (901) 7796096; hogandhomi­

It’s more than just pizzas at Hog & Hominy these days. The restaurant just recently started serving its popular Sunday brunch again. Look for dishes like Frittata Florentine, Steak & Eggs and a Mushroom Benedict, as well as brunchinsp­ired cocktails. And don’t worry. All your favorite pizzas will still be available. Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Sundays.

The Majestic Grille

145 S. Main St.; (901) 522-8555; majesticgr­

Located in a historic movie theater, The Majestic Grille has been a Downtown favorite for more than a decade. The Majestic is a popular Downtown

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CHANDLER JENNIFER The Shrimp & Grits Benedict at Raven & Lily restaurant in Colliervil­le.

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