Easter Events & Brunches in Monterey County

Looking for a way to celebrate Easter weekend in Monterey County? Overwhelmed with options? Don't worry we've cherry-picked the best Easter events and brunches and just for you.

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Easter Events

Easter Egg hunts aren’t just for kids anymore! On Thursday, March 29th Peter B’s Brewpub invites those ages 21+ to an Adult Easter Eggstravaganza. From 3pm-6pm participants can sign-up for the hunt where eggs include a variety of fun prizes!

Bring your little bunnies to the Pacific Grove Golf Links for an incredible (and free!) Easter Egg Hunt. Hundreds of eggs will be scattered throughout the course on Saturday, March 31st at 9am.

Round up the kiddos and head over to the Oldemeyer Center in Seaside on Saturday, March 31st for the Annual Golden Egg Hunt. The event features an egg hunt, family fun activities, interactive crafts, bounce houses, a petting zoo and a visit from the Easter Bunny! Admission is free and begins at 11am.

Easter Brunches

Please note that all Easter brunches take place on Sunday, April 1st. Prices do not include sales tax or gratuity.

Big Sur

Big Sur River Inn Restaurant invites you to a delicious Easter Brunch from 8am-4pm including their famous Bloody Mary's. There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30am for the kids. Call 831-667-2700 to reserve.


Carmel Mission Ranch celebrates Easter with one of their stellar Sunday brunches! There will be a carving station, a hot station, fruits, salads and lots of desserts. The buffet is $56 for adults and $25 for kids and is served from 10am-12pm. Call (831) 625-9040 for reservations.

Basil Seasonal Dining hosts their regular menu as well as a few a la carte specials for Easter Brunch. A complimentary glass of mimosa or bellini will also be provided to each guest. Brunch is served 11am-2pm. Call 831-626-8226 for reservations. 

Enjoy a delicious Easter Brunch at Edgar's Restaurant served from 10am-3pm. There will be an array options to choose from including a seafood station, carving station and bottomless mimosas for an additional $18. Following brunch, Quail Lodge’s Easter Egg Hunt will take place twice throughout the day on the Practice Green and Range. $75 for adults, $20 for children 6-12 For reservations call 831-620-8910.

Hyatt Carmel Highlands hosts an expansive Easter Brunch event from 11am to 2:30pm which includes an omelet station, carving station, desserts and an incredible ocean view. $80 for adults and $40 for children. Call 831-622-5445 to reserve.

Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley's Bernardus Lodge features locally grown fruits and vegetables, naturally raised meats and farmhouse cheeses at their Easter Brunch. The Easter Bunny will be on hand during the entire event for photos ops and Easter egg hunts at 11:30am and 2pm. Brunch is $88 for adults 13 and up, $35 for children five to 12 and free for children under 5. Brunch runs 11am-3:30pm. Call 831-658-3400 to reserve.

Enjoy a farm-to-table type of Easter brunch this year in the Oak and Redwood Rooms at Carmel Valley Ranch. Chef Tim Wood serves up a buffet style feast featuring made-to-order omelets, cinnamon brioche toast, shellfish and sushi stations, garlic sea-salt roasted prime rib and much more. There will also be live guitar music and face painting for the children. 10am-3:30pm, $85 for adults, $42 for children 5-12 and free for children 4 and under. Call 831-626-2577 for reservations.


Savor a delicious breakfast at Estéban Restaurant with the entire family, featuring Chef Tom Snyder’s brunch specials including bacon almond French toast, Spanish eggs Benedict, steak frites with New York strip and specialty mimosas. The brunch menu will be available from 9am-2pm and the full Estéban breakfast menu will be available from 7am-10am. Reservations may be made by calling 831-324-6773.

Monterey's Portola Hotel and Spa is holding an Easter Brunch Buffet in their DeAnza Ballroom. Brunch, which will be served from 10am-2pm, includes assorted salads, eggs Benedict, French toast, artisan breads, and a carving station among other dishes. There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt, magician and live music. The buffet costs $45.95 for adults, $44.95 for seniors (65+) and $22.95 for children. Call 831-649-7874 to reserve.

The Sardine Factory offers a special four-course prix fixe Easter menu featuring artichoke bisque, filet mignon, leg of lamb, salmon and choice of dessert. 11am-3pm. $42 per person. The Sardine Factory will also offer items from their regular menu. Call 831-373-3775 to reserve.

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is offering an ocean view Easter Brunch Buffet from 10am to 3pm in the Monterey Bay Ballroom. Several stations will serve up seafood, omelets, sushi, waffles, slow roasted prime rib, desserts and much more! The buffet is $67 for adults age 12 and up, $28 for children under 11, and free for children five and under. For reservations, call 831-646-1700.

Just down Cannery Row, the C Restaurant + Bar at The InterContinental the Clement Monterey offers special brunch items in addition to their lunch menu. Offerings include banana pancakes, honey-roasted ham, omelets and more. Brunch and lunch will be served 11:30am-3pm. Call 831-375-4800 to reserve.

Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove brunch favorite Fandango has a diverse menu prepared for their Easter Brunch, including lamb tenderloin, honey glazed baked ham, fresh salmon and more. Brunch runs 11:30am-2:30pm and is $42.75 for adults (12 and over) and $18.75 for children under 12. Call 831-372-3456 to reserve.


Enjoy spectacular views of the golf course and Monterey Bay while you dine on an Easter Buffet spread at Seaside's Bayonet and Black Horse. The buffet includes a build-your-own-omelet station, prime rib, honey baked ham and more. The Easter Bunny will pay a visit from 11am-3pm. Children can also join an Easter Egg hunt at 12pm and 2pm. Brunch runs 11am-4pm and is $37.95 for adults 13 and over, $18.95 for children ages five to 12 and free for children four and under. Call 831-899-5954 to reserve.

Gusto's hosts their regular lunch and dinner menus as well as a few a la carte specials on Easter Sunday. A complimentary glass of mimosa will also be provided to each guest. Call 831-899-5825 for reservations.

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