Expect to be too tired from the egg hunt to think about cooking Sunday? Here are some places serving Easter dinner. You can find menu information through links at www.ChattanoogaNow.com (click on the Easter Hoppenings banner). Even if you don’t know the menu going in, you can count on being impressed. These are some of the city’s finest establishments, and the chefs know what they’re doing. Note that some places require reservations, so don’t put off calling.
Back Inn Cafe — 412 E. Second St. Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Price range: $11-$25 a la carte. 423-265-5033, ext. 1.
The Big Table — 118 Cross St. Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Price: $17 adults, $6 children 12 and younger. 423-634-0772.
Broad Street Grille — 1201 Broad St. inside The Chattanoogan. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Price: $37 adults, $19 children under 12. Features complimentary valet parking and special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Reservations are required. Call 423-424-3700 or www.broadstreetgrille.com.
Chattanooga Choo Choo — 1400 Market St. Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Price: $28.95 adults, $13.95 children 12 and younger (who’ll have their own buffet). 423-308-2481.
Porter’s Steakhouse — 827 Broad St. Hours: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Price: $53 adults, $28 kids 7-12 (who’ll have their own buffet). 423-643-1240.
Southern Belle riverboat — 201 Riverfront Parkway. Hours: 1-3 p.m. (lunch cruise). Price: $32.95 adults, $16.95 children 3-12. 423-266-4488.
TerraMae Appalachian Bistro — 122 E. 10th St. Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Price: $40 adults, $12 children 12 and younger. 423-710-2925.
EASTER BUNNY CRUISE
In addition to a lunch cruise on Easter Sunday, the Southern Belle riverboat, 201 Riverfront Parkway, plans a pancake breakfast for kids from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 19. The event includes music, a magic show and a fun menu of foods such as Hippity Hoppity Eggs and Peter Cottontail Biscuits. Cost is $24.95 for adults, $12.95 for children 3-12. Call 423-266-4488 for reservations.