For this year’s Easter celebration, try something new at one of Cleveland’s best family-style restaurants. Whichever you choose will leave you wondering why you ever planned family gatherings in your home.

Creekside Restaurant & Bar
8803 Brecksville Road
Brecksville, Ohio 44141
(440) 546-0555

Price: ranges from $6.95 to $23.95
Hours: Easter Sunday, Breakfast 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dinner 2 to 6 p.m.

Photo Credit: Creekside Restaurant

Located near the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, this quant, contemporary, spacious eatery is perfect for a family gathering. The restaurant has seating for couples and small groups in the main dining area with spectacular views of the Chippewa Creek. There are also party rooms for groups of 15 to 50, with a 20 percent gratuity. A special menu will be offered for the Easter holiday. Reservations are appreciated for larger groups, but not required for smaller groups.

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Mallorca: A Taste of Spain & Portugal
1390 W. Ninth St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
(216) 687-9494

Price: ranges from $5 to $45
Hours: Easter Sunday, Dinner offered 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Photo Credit: Mallorca

Located in the heart of Cleveland, this authentic restaurant offers a truly European experience with old customs and traditions. Mallorca caters to couples and large groups and has an extensive menu and wine list. Winning the Northern Ohio Live Silver Spoon award for the best service and best cuisine, this is a place that will not only tease your palate, but also take you on a European adventure. Dressy casual is requested.

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12309 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(216) 231-3100

Prices: Easter special $25 per person, tip included.
Hours: Easter Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Photo Credit: Guarino's

One of Cleveland’s oldest restaurants is found nestled in the heart of the city’s Historic Little Italy neighborhood. Established in 1918, Guarino’s strong Italian traditions live on within the special sauces and homemade meatballs. Guarino’s offers a special Easter dinner including a soft drink, salad, entrée and dessert. Reservations are not necessary. Not only will you be treated like family, but your appetite will be completely satisfied.

Don’s Lighthouse
8905 Lake Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
(216) 961-6700

Prices: Ranges from $4.75- $40
Hours: Easter Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Photo Credit: Don's Lighthouse

Acclaimed as one of the top 10 dining destinations in Cleveland, this steak and seafood hot spot is located in a sandstone building. The 40-year-old eatery caters to groups of all kinds and will be offering the regular menu on Easter Sunday. Reservations are recommended. If you like the feel and excitement of the shoreline, experience the romantic atmosphere at Don’s Lighthouse.

Melrose Grille
294 Pearl Road
Brunswick, Ohio 44212
(330) 225-5576

Prices: Ranges from $5.99 to $19.99
Hours: Easter Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Photo Credit: Melrose Grille

Located on the Mapleside Farm, this 100-acre apple orchard is 30 minutes south of Cleveland and offers a breathtaking country view. What started out as a roadside market in 1927, this down-home country kitchen offers home-cooked comfort foods like apple pie. It serves couples as well as groups and reservations are not required. On Easter Sunday, Melrose Grill will be offering a special buffet meal. This is a great place to begin lifelong family traditions.

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