The Easter feast endures!

Restaurants offering takeout holiday meals

April 7, 2020
By Michelle Farnham

With stay-at-home orders in full effect, this will be a very different Easter, to be sure. No in-person church services, no public egg hunts, but some area restaurants are trying to keep one tradition going: the Easter meal.

Now is the time for comfort food, and with a little help from our friends, gathering around a table full of good eats is one norm we can maintain.

WaterColor Inn will offer an Easter brunch, available for curbside pickup at the WaterColor LakeHouse between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Delivery is also available in the WaterColor community for a fee. Orders can be placed by calling 850-534-5050 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. or emailing [email protected] The meal includes whole roasted prime rib, gulf fish almandine and buttermilk battered fried chicken, as well as your choice of two salads, two sides and two pies. A kids menu is also available. Customers can choose between meals to feed four, eight or 12.

Havana Beach Bar & Grill – located within The Pearl Hotel in Rosemary Beach – will serve Southern- and Caribbean-inspired Easter brunch. The meal includes maple and bourbon mustard glazed ham with rolls, herb crusted gulf fish with spinach and artichoke sauce, boneless buttermilk fried chicken with spicy red ranch. A trio of salads and a trio of sides round out the meal, finished with carrot cake with toasted coconut and key lime pie with chantilly cream. Orders can be placed by calling 850-588-2882 by noon Thursday, April 9, and will be available for pickup curbside at the Havana Beach Veranda from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. 

Cafe Thirty-A in Seagrove Beach will be making family style Easter Sunday meals. There are three protein options on the special takeout menu, all designed to feed six. Start with your choice of spiral cut ham, whole roasted leg of lamb or whole roasted beef tenderloin. All meals come with a field greens salad, mashed potatoes, and lemon-scented green beans with shaved almonds. For dessert, choose between key lime pie or chocolate mousse pie. Orders must be placed by 2 p.m. Thursday, April 9. Pickup or delivery (based on availability) is between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Easter Sunday. For more information, contact the restaurant at 850-231-2166, ext. 1.

Blue Mabel is accepting catering-style Easter meals through Wednesday night, offering spiral ham and roasted leg of lamb, deviled eggs, salad, sides – or order from a list of brunch options include quiches, breakfast casseroles, sausage cheese balls, chef’s classic beignets, cheddar and chive corn bread, carrot cake and chocolate bread pudding. To order, call 850-744-0040 or visit www.cowgirltoo.com and click on Blue Mabel. Pickup will be available Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Maple Street Biscuit Company in The Market Shops of Sandestin is putting together a heat-and-serve Easter Lunch Basket that feeds 6 to 8, including spiral sliced ham, mac n’ cheese, green beans and shallots, cheesy mashed potatoes, deviled eggs, flaky biscuits, and cinnamon spiced apple dumplings. Pre-order your meal through Wednesday at 850-279-6358, then pick up Friday or Saturday.

The Perfect Pig locations are creating an easy Easter Brunch, made up of a whole quiche, creamy grits, fruit, ham and biscuits. A bottle of champagne is available a la carte. Orders must be in by end of day Wednesday, April 8; call 850-660-1591.

Stinky’s Fish Camp on 30A will be serving an Easter Sunday prime rib dinner to feed four or five. The meal includes prime rib, gumbo and rice, salad, green beens, new potatoes and key lime pie. Order by phone at 850-267-3053. They will also hold their fifth annual Good Friday Crawfish Boil with live-streamed music.

Sweet Henrietta’s Treats is busy making Easter cookies and babycakes, to satisfy the holiday sweet tooth, and offering free delivery. Call to order at 850-420-4566.

Vintij Food & Wine in Grand Boulevard has a special Easter menu, including fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, lamb chop, pork tenderloin roulade, and more. Orders must be placed by Thursday, April 9, and picked up between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Call 850-650-9820 to place orders.

Traci from 30apron is offering private chef services for Easter dinners that can be delivered. She has menu ideas but designs meals based on clients’ needs. Contact her at [email protected] or 615-579-2222.

Many other South Walton restaurants will continue to offer their regular to-go menus for takeout and delivery service.