Celebrate Easter the true Southern way - with a delicious brunch. This Easter, Sunday March 31, 2013, there are plenty of famously hot restaurants around Columbia, SC offering spreads just for the occasion:

Rue 77: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
One of Assembly Street's newer culinary additions, Rue 77, offers a variety of American cuisine options. With price, enjoy bottomless bloody Marys and specialty mimosas as well as your choice of cooked-to-order chicken satay and waffles, curried lamb and eggs benedict or bouillabaisse reduction over fried grits (fried grits?! Say no more). Brunch is $32/person. Call 803.748.4785 or email info@rue77.com for reservations.

MoMo's Bistro: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Orange tangerine mimosas and bananas foster french toast? Sign me up! Momo's menu for Easter brunch sounds delectable, featuring: crab cake benedict, white cheddar shrimp & grits and, of course, a true southern quiche du jour.  See the full menu. To reserve your seat, call 803.252.2700 or email reservations@momos-bistro.com.

Columbo's at the DoubleTree: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm 
Enjoy a market fresh omelet bar, honey baked ham, carved roast beef and more. Columbo's is located inside the DoubleTree off of Bush River Road. Reservations required, call 803.744.2200 to reserve your party.

Rosso Trattoria Italia: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Rosso hasn't released their special menu for brunch, but with a changing, genuine italian menu made from local South Carolina ingredients, how could you go wrong? Dishes will be separately priced. Call 803.787.3949 for reservations. 

Spirit of Lake Murray Easter Lunch Cruise: 12:30 - 3:00 pm 
All aboard! Spend your Easter afternoon cruising Lake Murray aboard the Spirit of Lake Murray. Enjoy a menu of Honey Ham in a Pineapple Glaze, rustic rosemary turkey breast, fresh broccoli salad, green bean casserole, southern mashed potatoes & gravy and a fully loaded banana pudding. Tickets are $45/person, call 803.730.3044.

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Browse a full list of restaurants that offer brunch. For more Easter events, visit our calendar of events, and book a hotel room to make a culinary excursion of your weekend!