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Easter comes early this year. Let that be your excuse to skip the kitchen and enjoy mouthwatering menus and Easter Bunny appearances at these brunch buffets waiting for you around Milwaukee on April 1.

Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Address: 509 West Wisconsin Ave
Brunch Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: adults: $38; children (6-12): $17; complimentary for children 5 and under
Reservations: (414) 935-5940

With custom omelets, Belgium waffles, ceviche, smoked king salmon, prime rib, roasted lamb legs and wild mushroom and cheese ravioli, your taste buds will thank you and then send you back for more. The fully stocked dessert bar will feature warm cherry vanilla crisps, strawberry shortcake cream puffs, chocolate mousse verrines, cookies and cupcakes. After you’ve tasted the fare, take pictures with the Easter Bunny, partake in the Easter egg hunt and visit the petting zoo starring rabbits, chicks, a goat and llama.

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InterContinental Milwaukee

Address: 139 E Kilbourn Ave
Brunch Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: adults: $42; children (6-12): $17; complimentary for children 5 and under
Reservations: (414) 935-5943

A mix of made-to-order omelets, farm fresh scrambled eggs, sweet potato biscuits with chorizo gravy, mini chicken pot pies, Old Bay poached peel and eat shrimp, smoked salmon with eggs, herb-crusted New York strip beef loin and chocolate banana bread pudding will create unlimited brunch combinations even for the picky eater. Looking for something a little extra to celebrate the holiday? Unlimited mimosas and champagne will be available for $13. InterContinental will also host a visit from the Easter Bunny and an Easter egg hunt.

The Pfister Hotel

Address: 424 E Wisconsin Ave
Brunch Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: adults: $65.00; children (3-12): $25.00; children 2 and under: complimentary
Reservations: (414) 935-5950

It will be tough to decide between the herbed chicken salad with tarragon, walnuts, black grapes and citrus mayonnaise, the julienne squash with yogurt poppy seed dressing, the fresh shucked oysters, the asparagus risotto stuffed chicken with roasted pepper coulis and the made-to-order omelets. But, luckily you don’t have to decide. Choose as many as you want, as many times as you want — just don’t forget to pause for a picture with the Easter bunny.

Breakfast feast

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Milwaukee Art Museum

Address: 700 North Art Museum Dr
Brunch Hours: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $75 per person ($60 with museum membership); complimentary for children 6 and under
Reservations: Make a reservation for the Milwaukee Art Museum here

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Dine beneath the wings of the Milwaukee Art Museum. The picturesque and palatable menu options include sweet corn cake eggs benedict, Spanish-style fingerling potatoes, herbed scrambled eggs and lemon asparagus orecchiette pasta. Save room for the mini chocolate tarts, cupcakes and assorted dessert bars.

Saz’s State House Restaurant

Address: 5539 W State St
Brunch Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Cost: adults: $29.50; children (5-12): $11.50
Reservations: (414) 453-2410 or events@sazs.com

BBQ ribs for brunch anyone? What about ice cream sundaes? Enjoy Saz’s famous BBQ ribs, lobster mac n’ cheese, southwest shrimp salad, eggs benedict, loaded hash browns, slices of strawberry milkshake pies and an ice cream sundae bar (just to scratch the surface). Children will get their helping of options like chicken tenders, mac n’ cheese, mini mozzarella sticks, French fries and dirt cups.

Anchorage

Address: 4700 N Port Washington Rd
Brunch Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: adults: $31.95; children (4-10): $14.95; complimentary for children 3 and under
Reservations: (414) 431-3554

The over-sized windows throughout Anchorage will make it hard to determine which view is best – the carving station with prime rib and ham or the serene Milwaukee river views. Decide while filling your plate with the likes of peel and eat shrimp, tilapia with rosemary cream sauce, personalized omelets and chocolate covered strawberries. Kids can fill up on chicken tenders, hot dogs, hamburgers, mac n’ cheese and hugs from the Easter Bunny.

Photo courtesy of Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens, Inc.

Boerner Botanical Gardens

Address: 9400 Boerner Dr, Hales Corners
Brunch Hours: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: adults: $37.95; children 4-10: $25.95; complimentary for children 3 and under
Reservations: (414) 409-3959

Only 15 minutes away from Milwaukee, this brunch is too good not to include. Start with a Bloody Mary with add-in options like stuffed olives, pickled vegetables and Wisconsin cheeses. Next, enjoy delicacies like baked churro French toast, peaches & cream crepes, smoked Gouda potato salad, cedar planked Parmesan crusted salmon fillet and cheesecake shooters. Floor-to-ceiling windows put you in the middle of the Fragrance Garden where you can ooh and ahh at the blooms and food. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance from 10:30-1:30, bringing along craft activities and an egg hunt for kids.

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Velobahn Coffee and Cycle

Address: 3618 W Pierce St
Brunch Hours: 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Cost: adults: $29.50; children 7-12: $13.50; complimentary for children 6 and under
Reservations: Make a reservation for Velobahn Coffee and Cycle here

Kasana Catering will roll out the pastel table cloth for this brunch buffet. Gluten-free options like baked rum all spices ham, pulled pork slow cooked on banana leaves with wild rice and mini flan with caramel sauce will fill your plate and your stomach. Vegetarian options include creamy sweet corn cooked in coconut milk with a spicy glaze topping, baked cheese potatoes torte and blueberry buttermilk pancakes topped with agave, walnuts and caramelized bananas. A celebratory cash bar will also be available.

Hōm Wood Fired Grill

Address: 5750 N Port Washington Rd
Brunch Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: adults: $26; children 10 and under: $13
Reservations: Make a reservation for Hōm Wood Fired Grill here

Bunny-hop your way to Hōm and treat yourself to fluffy omelets, Hidden Creek Farm meats, mini desserts and a collection of more options sure to please. A complimentary choice of a mimosa or Bloody Mary for adults and an ice cold orange juice for children is included in the brunch.

Iron Horse Hotel 

 

Address: 500 W Florida St

Brunch Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Cost: adults: $49.99; children: $15 

Reservations: (414) 831-4615

Beloved brunch options like French toast, eggs benedict, prime rib, honey glazed ham, smoked salmon and potato salad will validate your choice to dine out over and over again. Grab a plate (or two or three), stay the night and make this year’s Easter a staycation at the Iron Horse Hotel.

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