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Get your brunch on for Easter at these OTP eateries

If having brunch on Easter is an annual tradition for your family, then it’s time to start thinking about making reservations for your holiday meal since it’s just around the corner (it’s Sunday, April 16 this year). From mimosas and Bloody Mary bars to prix fixe menus and chef specials, there are plenty of spots OTP where you can get your brunch on in honor of Easter. Check out some ideas below:

  1. Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails

    Located in a historic farmhouse in the downtown Crabapple area of Milton, local mainstay Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails is amping up their regular brunch service (Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.) with a special Easter brunch from executive chef Derek Dollar. The $32 prix fixe menu will include starters like crab bisque and sticky toffee pecan beignets, and entrees such as blackened salmon, southern-fried chicken, French toast, shrimp and grits, and more. Desserts will range from a layered carrot cake to lemon shortbread bars to white chocolate mousse in a mason jar.

    800 Mayfield Rd., Milton, 770-817-0161,

  1. Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar and Seed Kitchen & Bar

    For Easter eats, consider checking out one of these Marietta favorites—Seed Kitchen & Bar or Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar. The two popular restaurants are offering their regular brunch menus (available 10 a.m.-3 p.m.), plus specials in honor of the holiday. Seafood lovers should head to Drift to try dishes like shrimp and grits etouffee, featuring parmesan garlic grits, a poached egg and creole gravy for a kick. Or sample the lobster chilaquiles, a shrimp and crab frittata or the “hangtown” benedict with fried oysters and thick cut bacon. At Seed, start brunch off with their iron skillet cornbread served with whipped butter and house-made jelly. Then move on to plates that span sweet offerings—like strawberry mascarpone French toast and a caramelized banana Belgium waffle—to savory options, including a satisfying lump crab eggs benedict and house smoked brisket hash, among many other choices.

    Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar, 4475 Roswell Rd., Marietta, 770-635-7641,; Seed Kitchen & Bar, 1311 Johnson Ferry Rd., Ste. 504, Marietta, 678-214-6888,

  1. Marlow’s Tavern

    Boasting numerous OTP locations, Marlow’s Tavern is an easy spot to grab a low-key Sunday brunch for Easter. All of their locations will be serving the regular brunch menu until 3 p.m. For a healthier option, kick off the meal with a super grain “oatmeal” made from simmered quinoa, faro and barley and topped with fresh blueberries and almond lemon crumble. Carb lovers should try the fresh baked biscuits served with maple-bacon butter and apricot preserves. The “Farm Fresh Eggs & Breakfast Things” portion of the menu includes plenty of tempting options, from chicken & waffles and lemon ricotta pancakes to steak and eggs and “The ‘Champagne’ of Breakfast”—a hefty platter of fried chicken sliders, bacon, sausage, huevos rancheros, hash browns and a Miller High Life—oh yes.

    Various locations,

  2. Ray’s at Killer Creek/Ray’s on the River

    A day-long Easter Sunday Buffet is on tap at Ray’s on the River in Sandy Springs from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. ($45.95 per adult or $22.95 per child ages 5-10) and Ray’s at Killer Creek in Alpharetta from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. ($39.95 per adult or $19.95 per child ages 5-10). At Ray’s on the River, you can expect to find a seafood bar and salad bar, as well as two buffet options—a morning/early afternoon buffet and an afternoon/evening buffet. Options will include classics (like eggs benedict, grits and hash browns and a build-your-own-waffle-station) and favorites like chicken pot pie, quiche, macaroni and cheese, shrimp scampi, green bean casserole and plenty more. A carving station for the extra-hungry diner will have everything from salmon in puff pastry to prime rib and sweet tea fried chicken. A selection of house-made desserts tops it off. Ray’s at Killer Creek will also offer a smorgasbord of brunch treats, from a charcuterie board and artisanal cheese display to a plethora of breakfast items to omelet, pasta and crepe stations to lobster dirty rice, roasted leg of lamb and smoked brisket—literally something for every palate.

    Ray’s on the River, 6700 Powers Ferry Rd. NW, Sandy Springs, 770-955-1187; Ray’s at Killer Creek, 1700 Mansell Rd., Alpharetta, 770-649-0064;

  1. Dantanna’s, Sandy Springs

    Easy going vibes are served up at the Sandy Springs location of upscale sports bar Dantanna’s, which will be offering a special Easter Sunday Brunch from noon-4 p.m. on April 16. Nosh on dishes like the pesto egg sandwich or their rendition of huevos rancheros, made from a corn tortilla, house chorizo, spicy beans, salsa and fried eggs, and topped with a refreshing cilantro sour cream (also served with potatoes and asparagus), among other options.

    6649 Roswell Rd., Unit 30, Sandy Springs, 404-705-8873,

  1. Muss & Turner’s, Smyrna

    Stop by the Muss & Turner’s Smyrna location for a special all-you-can-eat Easter brunch buffet from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Easter Sunday. This affordable brunch option will run you just $29.93 for adults, $13.93 for kids ages 6-12, and is free for kids ages 5 and under. An extensive lineup of two dozen breakfast, lunch and dessert items will be offered. Order something simple like scrambled eggs and buttermilk biscuits and gravy or the decadent French toast; or spice it up with their Creole shrimp and Andouille jambalaya or the smoked brisket chilaquiles. And don’t forget to try a goat cheese turtle cheesecake for dessert.

    1675 Cumberland Pkwy. SE , Ste. 309, Smyrna, 770-434-1114 ,

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