Key West isn’t exactly known for walking the straight and narrow. Even a weekend that is known as a sacred holiday may upend our expectations in the best of ways. In great style, Key West and Lower Keys, namely Big Coppitt, are celebrating Easter (or however one defines the spring holiday weekend) in ways conventional and unconventional. Here is our definitive guide to brunches, egg hunts, and everything in between, whether you consider it sacred, secular or just a good opportunity for eggs benedict. Let’s get crackin’!


This Weekend

Lost Kitchen Supper Club Jazz Brunch
Sunday, April 14
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Lost Kitchen Supper Club
6810 Front Street
Stock Island

On the menu: beignets with fresh Florida strawberries, Island Creek oysters with mignonette, eggs Sardou, Key West pink shrimp and organic grits.

Extras: Lost Kitchen Supper Club is down on the docks on Stock Island. The monthly jazz brunch features the jazz music of the Big Easy, along with the fresh seafood and culinary influences of Key West. Enjoy the fare, fun and killer atmosphere.

Price: $49.99, includes mimosas and Bloody Marys, plus 20% gratuity.
For reservations, call: 305-896-2087

Easter Weekend

Lunch with the Easter Bunny at Key West Harbour
Saturday April 20
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Club at Key West Harbour
6000 Peninsular Ave, Key West

On the menu: Enjoy a family-friendly buffet with mac and cheese, fresh tropical fruit, chicken tenders, fresh fries, lunch wraps, pizza, pasta salad, and mixed green salad.

Extras: Two Easter Egg hunts at 12:45, one for the little ones (to age 4) on the lawn, and big kids (5+) on the beach.

Price: For members, $25 for adults and $15 for kids under 12; for non-members, $30 for adults and $20 for kids under 12.
For reservations, call: 305-440-2203

Hard Rock Café Breakfast with the Bunny
Saturday April 20 and Sunday April 21
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hard Rock Café
313 Duval St., Key West

On the menu: Classics from Hard Rock Café’s American menu.

Extras: Bring the camera! An appearance by the Easter Bunny at 11 a.m. for both days, photos welcome.
For reservations, call: 305-293-0230

Grand Easter Brunch at Casa Marina
Sunday, April 21
Noon to 3:30 p.m.
Waldorf Astoria Casa Marina
1500 Reynolds St., Key West

On the menu: Fresh waffle bar, soup and salad bar and decadent pasta station, a carving station featuring honey baked ham and slow roasted prime rib, raw bar with chilled snow crab claws and mango lobster ceviche, and dessert display with rum cake and Georgia peach cobbler.

Extras: The Waldorf Astoria’s Casa Marina is situated on a gorgeous southern stretch of beach on the island and is steeped in history and ambiance. Free valet for dining guests and Easter Egg Hunt for kids at 11 a.m. on the beach. The Easter Bunny will be arriving via Jet Ski.

Price: $70 for adults, $20 for children 5-12, free for children under 5.
For reservations, call: 305-296-3535.

Keys Collection Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 21
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunset Green Event Lawn
(between 24 North and the Gates Hotel)
3820 North Roosevelt Blvd.

On the menu: Classics like eggs and bacon, a summer salad with candied pecans, strawberries and blue cheese, mixed fruit and pastries, with the option of bottomless mimosas and bottomless bloody marys.

Extras: Family Easter Egg hunt at 10:30 a.m., with brunch following. Enjoy brunch outside on the expansive Sunset Green Event Lawn, nestled between the two properties with a gorgeous view of the water.

Price: Food is $21.95. Additional $10 for bottomless mimosas or $8 for bloody Marys.
For reservations call 24 North: 305-320-0940

… And More

This Weekend

Easter on the Farm
Sunday, April 14
1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Animal Farm
5501 College Rd., Stock Island

Bring the family and enjoy the fun at the annual Easter on the Animal Farm celebration. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance and a giant easter egg hunt starts at 1 p.m. Explore the grounds and meet all the bunnies, sheep, horses, peacocks, skunks and sloth that make the Animal Farm so special.

Easter Weekend

Sunrise Service with Metropolitan Community Church
Sunday, April 21
7 to 8 a.m.
Southernmost Resort on the Beach
508 South St., Key West

35th annual Sunrise Service on the beach brings together people of different faiths and denominations. Led by Rev. Steve Torrance, who said, “Last year, we had over 250 people there, and it’s truly a beautiful community event against the backdrop of the sunrise.” Continental breakfast after the service and traditional Easter worship celebration in the sanctuary at 10 a.m. at 1215 Petronia St.

Big Coppitt Fire Station Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday April 21
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Monroe County Fire Rescue Station 9
28 Emerald Drive, Big Coppitt

It’s time for the annual Easter egg hunt at the Big Coppitt Fire Station. There will be 1,000 Easter eggs to find (including a golden egg!), the Easter bunny will be available for photos, unlimited snow cones and cotton candy available, fire truck tours and kids can even help firefighters put out a house fire. The Monroe County Sheriffs Office’s Animal Farm will be there too!

For more information call 305-289-6005.

Easter On the Water

Fury Key West Easter Ultimate Adventure
Sunday, April 21
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Leave all the work to the Easter Bunny and enjoy your holiday on the water. After an hour of snorkeling, head to Fury’s Island Playground for Jet Skiing, parasailing and more. Cool down with complimentary beer and wine as well as unlimited refreshments from the holiday menu.

On the menu: Veggie and spinach quiche, muffins and croissants, yogurt and granola with fresh berries, fresh orange juice, glazed spiral ham, turkey and Swiss sandwiches, veggie sandwiches, roasted veggies, fried chicken and classic potato salad.

Price: $154
For reservations call: 888-976-0899

Easter Dinner Cruise with Live Music
Sunset Watersports
Sunday, April 21
5 p.m.
201 William St., Key West

View the famous Key West sunset from the upper deck, and enjoy a menu of tropical culinary delights, like Caribbean roast pork, black beans and rice, deep fried sweet plantains, grilled chicken marinated in pineapple and soy sauce, fried fish with lemon & tartar, shrimp pasta salad, mixed veggies, mashed potatoes and Cuban bread. Margaritas, rum runners, and beer and wine included, premium cash bar available.

Price: $49
For reservations, call: 305-296-3554

Sarah Thomas is the Editor of Key West Weekly and moved down from her second-favorite island, Manhattan. She has worn many hats: publicist, tour guide, bartender, teacher, and cat wrangler, but this one seems to fit the best.