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Good news: loads of stores are open on Easter Sunday because while Easter is a popular holiday, it’s not quite at Christmas levels of popularity. Many stores opt to stay open and take advantage of the extra foot traffic. You know, people like us who might be known to put off filling plastic eggs or organizing Easter baskets. Or maybe that’s just me …
Either way, I found some grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, retail stores, and convenience stores that’ll cover your little last-minute hiny. Plus, you can always shop online on Easter Sunday and place an order for pickup on the day after. Be sure to check back here, as we’ll continue to update this list as we get closer to Easter.
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Grocery Stores Open on Easter Sunday 2023
Most grocery stores will be open on Easter, with a few notable exceptions (like Costco, Aldi, and Publix). Some are closing early, so if you need to make a supermarket run, do it midday for sure.
If it’s late and your store is closed, try a convenience store. We have plenty of those already on this list. I’m pretty sure those never close!
- BJ’s Wholesale Club will be open 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Bravo Supermarkets
- Giant Food will be open until 3 p.m. (Giant Food Stores — a different grocery store, will be closed)
- Harris-Teeter will be open, but hours vary by location
- Meijer will be open, but hours vary by location
- Kroger chain of stores will be open, but hours vary by location
- Safeway will be open, but hours vary by location
- Sprouts will be open regular hours
- Stop & Shop will be open 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Trader Joe’s will be open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Vons will be open, but hours vary by location
- Weis will be open until 4 p.m.
- Whole Foods will be open, but hours vary by location
Related: Businesses Closed on Easter 2023
Restaurants Open on Easter Sunday 2023
Because they make the big bucks on holidays, most restaurants will be open on Easter. Easter Brunch is basically an American thing now. Consider calling ahead or doing a quick search via OpenTable.com or Yelp.com to see what sort of hours they’re keeping or if you need reservations. Here’s a list of restaurants open on Easter to get you started.
Don’t forget your restaurant coupons when you head out!
- Bahama Breeze
- Bonefish Grill
- Bob Evans
- Boston Market
- The Capital Grille
- Carrabba’s Italian Grill
- Chart House
- Cheesecake Factory
- Chuck E. Cheese
- Cracker Barrel
- Dunkin’ Donuts
- Famous Dave’s
- Fogo de Chao
- Hard Rock Cafe
- Huddle House
- Kona Grill
- Longhorn Steakhouse
- Maggiano’s Little Italy
- Marco’s Pizza
- McCormick & Schmick’s
- Metro Diner
- Morton’s The Steakhouse
- Olive Garden
- Outback Steakhouse
- Panda Express
- Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
- P.F. Chang’s
- Red Lobster
- Romano’s Macaroni Grill
- Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
- Sonic Drive-In
- Texas Roadhouse
- Waffle House
Retail Stores Open on Easter Sunday
Of all the types of stores on this list, you’ll strike out the most with retail stores. Don’t expect places like Kohl’s, Target, or Lowe’s to be open, but here’s a quick list of popular retail stores that will be open. Some have limited hours.
- Bass Pro Shops
- Bath & Body Works
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- Big Lots
- Buybuy Baby
- Dollar General
- Dollar Tree
- Family Dollar
- Home Depot open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Ikea open until 6 p.m.
- Old Navy
- PetSmart open 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- True Value Hardware
Pharmacies Open on Easter Sunday
The big drugstore pharmacies will all be open on Easter. Not only that, but they’ll be running their regular hours too. So unless you get your medications at a smaller pharmacy or at the hospital pharmacy (which will probably be closed), you should be good.
Convenience Stores Open on Easter Sunday
If you need any last-minute snacks, drinks, or other essentials, 24/7 convenience store locations will remain open 24 hours on Easter, just like they do on Christmas Day.