Celebrating the joy of Easter with a hearty meal with friends and family is a popular dining event.

Local diners have plenty of options to indulge and possibly save with buffets, free kids meals and takeout feasts. Read on for the latest offers. If you know of any other local Easter menus or deals, send the details to thedish@bakersfield.com.

Stefani Dias can be reached at 661-395-7488. Follow her on Twitter at @realstefanidias.