14 Mother's Day Restaurant Specials Your Mom Will Love

Mother's Day 2023 is just around the corner on Sunday, May 14, and the time to start making plans is now. What better way to say I love you than with a spectacular meal eaten with loved ones? Sure, you could spend hours or even days in the kitchen preparing a mouthwatering meal for the family from recipes that famous chefs use when they want to cook something special for their favorite lady.

Or you can save yourself all that time and effort and opt to eat at one of the many American restaurant chains that are crafting plates and cocktails with mom in mind. After all, why spend your day cooking when you could be enjoying it with your mother? Our list tells you which eateries are running specials that know how to treat mom right and allow you to dine in, pick up food, or have it delivered right to your home.

1. Capital Grille

If you're looking for an elegant dining experience where you can enjoy prime dry-aged steak, fresh seafood, and other inspired plates, Capital Grille is sure to make your mom feel valued on her special day. The restaurant chain is opening early for Mother's Day to host brunch between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for all of its honored guests.

Diners will have four different options at $45 per plate, including its mouthwatering Lobster Fritatta that comes with buttery pieces of poached lobster tail, asparagus, and white cheddar hash browns with a truffle hollandaise sauce. A 14-ounce bone-in New York Strip steak with eggs or 8-ounce center-cut filet mignon will also be available with a side of the aforementioned fried potatoes. The fourth option is its Smoke Salmon and Caviar plate with Royal Ossetra Caviar over blini, a white cheddar potato cake, and créme fraíche. Mimosas will also be available for brunch.

Be sure to check the details at your specific location, as hours and menus can vary slightly. If nothing is calling to you from the brunch menu, you can still order from the standard menu of contemporary yet sophisticated options, including steaks that are aged for 18 to 24 days before being served.

2. Cracker Barrel

Breakfast in bed has become a Mother's Day tradition. Who wouldn't want to wake up to a freshly made meal without having to leave your cozy comforter? If you're not so good with flipping flap jacks, Cracker Barrel can help with their buffet-style catering offerings put together specifically for this holiday.

The Momma's Pancake Breakfast Bundle, which serves 10, comes with buttermilk pancakes and syrup. You also have a choice between the Egg n' Cheese Hashbrown Casserole, ham, scrambled eggs, or the Garden Veggie Casserole. Then, pick from bacon, sausage, Impossible sausage, or chicken sausage. There's also a second catering option if you're hosting Mother's Day brunch. The All-Day Pancake Breakfast Family Meal Basket comes with scrambled eggs and pancakes along with the Hashbrown Casserole or fried apples and a choice of meat.

Both specials are also offered as single to-go meals, but if you buy the basket or bundle, you'll also get a $10 digital bonus card. Just be sure to place your order in-store or online between May 13 and May 14 and schedule it for Mother's Day pick-up or delivery to qualify for the $10 bonus card, which will be valid from May 13 through Father's Day on June 18.

3. Eddie V's Prime Seafood

Eddie V's Prime Seafood offers a hip and upscale dining experience with an artfully crafted menu of steak and seafood. Treat your mom to a luxurious brunch when this posh eatery opens early for Mother's Day, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Adults eat for $52 per plate and children for $16. The whole family is bound to be excited when warm in-house-made cinnamon rolls covered in cream cheese frosting hit the table before the first course.

Options for that first course include thinly sliced Norwegian smoked salmon and an herb cream cheese topped with pickled red onions and capers, Maine lobster bisque, and organically grown greens with carrots and tomatoes dressed in an apple cider vinaigrette.

Eddie's V's main course for brunch has three options: Lobster Quiche Florentine with goat cheese butter, chunks of Maine lobster, and a side of Fuji apple salad. Carnivores can enjoy an 8-ounce filet of pan-seared steak with red eye gravy, sunny-side-up eggs, and a side of potatoes au-gratin. There's also a second seafood option of jumbo lump crab and roasted avocado on brioche toast with lemon butter and herbs. And for dessert, seasonal berries and cookies and bananas foster cake with a scoop of butter pecan ice cream. The kid's menu has chicken fingers, mac and cheese, and a few other favorites. Bloody Marys, bellinis, and mimosas are available for $11 each. The full dinner menu will also be available.

4. Kona Grill

Kona Grill's menu of modern American cuisine has something for everyone, including sushi with fish from the Pacific Ocean. This Mother's Day, they'll be offering a special menu for brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner (all day) to honor Mom.

The heartiest brunch option is a 12-ounce grilled ribeye drizzled in peppercorn sauce with two eggs any way you'd like. It comes with grilled asparagus, melting potatoes, and a choice of bacon or sausages for $39. The Crab Eggs Benedict also comes with breakfast potatoes and the same vegetable side for $22. Other items are under $20 and include the Macadamia Nut French Toast with fresh berries, mint, and honey butter; Bananas Foster Pancake with walnuts; and the All American, two eggs made to your preference with an English muffin, spuds, and a pork choice.

The dinner special is the Prime Rib Surf & Turf for $46, which comes with a prime rib topped with togarashi jus and horseradish cream, two grilled prawns, and a side of miso whipped potatoes. A Yuzu Lime Bar with raspberries and whipped cream will be offered for dessert. If you're looking for something lighter, Kona Grill is known for its dozens of low-calorie options.

5. McCormick & Schmick's

McCormick & Schmick first offered quality seafood and an energetic ambiance to customers in Portland, Oregon, beginning in 1974. Now diners all over the country can enjoy its chef-inspired menu of steak, fish, oysters, and handcrafted cocktails at 25 locations throughout the U.S. Their Mother's Day three-course prix fixe menu will be available on both Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14, at lunch or dinner.

This prix fixe menu starts with McCormick & Schmick's award-winning New England Clam Chowder or salad (Romaine heart Caesar salad or mixed greens salad with blue cheese crumbles and candied walnuts dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette). There are four entree choices that are each more delicious sounding than the next. You can have twin North Atlantic lobster tails with lobster bisque and mashed potatoes or a buttered 6-ounce piece of center-cut filet mignon topped with mashed potatoes for $60. The grilled open blue cobia, which comes with shrimp scampi, is $55, while the salmon stuffed with crab and shrimp with brie, sun-dried tomatoes, and artichokes is $50.

Each offering comes with a choice of dessert: chocolate silk pie and berries, cheesecake, or upsidedown candied walnut apple pie drizzled with caramel and a scoop of cinnamon ice cream. The rest of McCormick & Schmick's menu is filled with plenty of gorgeously plated bites like the Buttermilk Fried Oysters, Cedar Roasted Salmon, and Blackened Chicken Fettuccini.

6. P.F. Chang's

P.F. Chang's is a great go-to place when you're looking for irresistible and freshly made Asian cuisine. We'll love the Chang's Lettuce Wraps forever. This Mother's Day, the restaurant chain will be offering a four-course meal celebration menu. And guess what's on the menu?!

Yes, those succulent chicken lettuce wraps, which can also be made vegetarian, are one of the appetizer choices. Others include fried or steamed dumplings with a light chili sauce or tempura fried shrimp in a sriracha aioli. The soup offerings are classic egg drop, wonton, or hot and sour. There are five different entrees: seasoned prawns in a spicy butter, Mongolian beef, marinated Chilean sea bass in a ginger soy sauce with a side of spinach, short ribs that are slowly braised in a glaze with a side of pineapple fried rice, and miso-glazed grilled salmon with mushrooms, cabbage, spinach, and mushrooms.

A six-layer chocolate cake or New York cheesecake is available for dessert. A Red Velvet Cheesecake will be offered for Mother's Day as an off-menu item. The offering also comes with a glass of champagne, white, or red wine. Mother's Day take-out deals that come with lettuce wraps, soup, a noodle or rice, and an entree are also available. You can order this option for two, four, or six.

7. Perry's Steakhouse & Grille

Specializing in hostings special moments and celebrations, this family-owned steakhouse, as we know it today, has been around since 1993. They can fit up to 100 guests in its locations located in eight states. For Mother's Day, Perry's Steakhouse & Grille will open early at 11 a.m., with tables sprinkled with rose petals for mom. If she's a fan of wine, she'll love the three-page wine menu.

The Mother's Day menu includes a massive 10-ounce filet mignon filled with wild mushrooms, spinach, onions, garlic, herbs, and three different kinds of cheese, drizzled in a truffle merlot demiglaze for $49. You can also order special off-menu brunch cocktails, including rosé sangria, mimosas, and bloody marys, which will be offered between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The three-course menu featuring Perry's Steakhouse & Grille's "famous seven-finger-high" pork chop, made with a rub of seasonings and aged, slow-smoked, roasted, and caramelized before being topped with herb garlic butter and sliced at your table, will also be available.

The Pork Chop Sunday Supper will run you the same price and includes a choice of soup or salad and the Dessert Trio, which comes with a piece of lemon meringue square, the Chocolate Crunch, and the cheesecake of the season. Both Mother's Day food options are available from opening until closing and for dine-in or take-out service. The regular menu will also be available throughout the day.

8. Maggiano's Little Italy

The warm atmosphere and authentic American-Italian recipes make eating at Maggiano's Little Italy feel like you're at Sunday dinner with the family. And there's something for the whole gang on the Mother's Day menu, whether you want to dine in or eat at home.

On Mother's Day at Maggiano's, you'll be presented with complimentary freshly baked bread and lemon ricotta with asparagus crostini. The first course begins with salad: a Caesar or the restaurant chain's signature salad with red onions, smoked bacon, crumbled blue cheese, and house dressing. In the next course, you'll choose two entrees, two pastas, and two sides. This includes Red Snapper Lobster Cream Sauce and spinach, Mom's Lasagna, and white bean and sausage cassoulet.

Course three offers two desserts from four choices, like the Berry Tiramisu. You can also add a beverage, including Maggiano's Italian Sangria or a mimosa. This family-style menu is charged per person in your party. The restaurant will also have a Mother's Day Carryout Bundle available that feeds four to six for $160 and includes a salad, two kinds of pasta, two meat dishes, two sides, two desserts, and freshly baked bread.

9. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Mother's Day is a two-day event at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, which will host its three-course celebration on Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14, beginning at 11 a.m. This menu will also be available for delivery and curbside pickup.

The meal starts with a choice of salads: Caesar or the steakhouse's signature salad with tomatoes, walnuts, onion, and cranberries tossed in a lemon balsamic vinaigrette. The entree is a petite filet mignon with a choice of crab-stuffed shrimp for $90 or lobster tail for $100. Both are served scampi-style and come with sauteed roasted campari tomatoes dressed with a herby white wine butter.

There are two dessert options: the Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake covered in caramel and chocolate sauce and served with a honeycomb brittle or the New York Cheesecake with red wine and strawberry sauce garnished with mint. A children's three-course meal and the regular dining menu will also be available throughout the day.

10. Bob Evans

Bobs Evans will bring your Mother's Day brunch or dinner straight to your door, but they'd also love you to bring your mom and your family to dine with them at one of their many locations. There are plenty of family-sized brunch catering options (including the Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwich Bundle and the Farmer's Choice Family Breakfast) for delivery or pick-up from this beloved chain.

The Brunch for a Bunch Bundle will feed eight of your kin and includes a tray of scrambled eggs with a dozen pancakes (butter and syrup are included), sausages, bacon, buttermilk biscuits, and portions of home fries and sausage gravy.

The Hot Mother's Day Celebration Family Dinner Meal serves six and comes with thick slices of hickory-smoked ham and roast turkey. Sides include bread and celery dressing, mashed potatoes with gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans with bits of ham, buttery corn niblets, and 12 dinner rolls.

11. O'Charley's Restaurant & Bar

This restaurant first opened in 1971 in Nashville, Tennessee, by founder Charlie Watkins, with a menu made up of his wife's recipes. O'Charley's is big on Southern Hospitality and knows that dining out is really about spending quality time with the people you love. This place doesn't just want to feed you; It also wants to be a place where you share "the laughter of an inside joke" and a "raised glass to a heartfelt toast." That's why this casual dining restaurant is the perfect place to spend Mother's Day. 

O'Charley's will open early for Mother's Day at 10 a.m. for an early lunch. Between May 10 and May 14, the chain will debut three new menu items just for mom: the Salted Caramel Cheesecake, Strawberry Rosé Spritz, and Teriyaki Salmon Bowl. If that doesn't tickle mom's fancy, there's a whole menu to choose from, with classic pub appetizers, salads, bowls, wraps, sandwiches, and more.

12. Ruth's Chris Steak House

Ruth's Chris Steak House will open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. The chain will also offer a three-course prix fixe dinner for Mother's Day weekend. There will be five different offerings on the late-morning menu. Seafood plates include a 6-ounce fish filet topped with crab meat and sriracha aioli, the Crab Stack with a colossal-sized lump crab with mango, cucumber, and avocado, and a sea bass encrusted with garlic and drizzled with lemon butter over a bed of spinach.

The Mother's Day Brunch menu also lists a Caesar salad with blackened chicken over romaine hearts and shaved parmesan and romano cheeses, and the Brunch Burger, a half pound of prime beef topped with an egg, bacon, and a side of fries.

The Mother's Day Prix Fixe menu was hand-selected by Ruth's Chris Steak House chefs to give your mom an optimal experience. The meal starts with the choice of lobster bisque, a Caesar salad, or the Steak House Salad. There are three entree options, including a 6-ounce steak filet with three large shrimp or a lobster tail, and the Chef Features Fish & Shrimp with a blackened piece of fish topped with shrimp covered in the restaurant's New Orleans BBQ Butter. All entrees come with a side of creamed spinach or garlic mashed potatoes. It also comes with a dessert of the chef's choice.

13. TCBY

Moms give us the sweetness of life and love. It's only proper to return the favor. That's why TBCY is running a promotion for Mother's Day. Every mom who comes in that Sunday will get a small cup or cone for free. If moms want a little more frozen yogurt, their cups will be free up to the first 6 ounces. This offer is available only at participating locations.

Even moms with dietary restrictions can enjoy this offer, as TCBY now serves oat milk soft-serve frozen yogurt that is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free. It also contains live, active cultures to help digestion and make your tummy happy.

There are also tons of other delicious sugar, dairy, and gluten-free flavors like bananas foster, mountain blackberry, and chocolate almond. Throw some of TCBY's toppings on it, like diced peaches, walnuts in syrup, or brownie bits, and mom will be in heaven.

14. Seasons 52

Seasons 52 is offering both dine-in and catering options for Mother's Day. A brunch of seasonal fare (fresh whole produce, entrees grilled on an oak fire, and 52 different wines) will be served at the restaurant chain from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The brunch menu comes with a refreshing choice of cocktails mom is sure to love. Appetizer choices include a variety of salads, avocado toast, or sausage and kale flatbread. There are three soups to choose from: lobster bisque, asparagus, and potato leak. The four entrees include two seafood options: wood-grilled shrimp over stone-ground grits with chorizo, tomatoes, and bacon; and a lump crab and aged cheddar quiche with marble potatoes, asparagus, and hollandaise. There's also spiral ham covered in an apricot glaze, with French green beans and mashed sweet potatoes with maple pecan streusel, along with french toast with maple-vanilla ice cream, bacon, and blueberry compote.

If you prefer to eat at home, you can pick up a Mother's Day Green Box, which serves four to six people, on Saturday, May 13, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. It comes with a choice of beef tenderloin, cedar plank-roasted salmon, or apricot-glazed spiral ham. All boxes include a salad of greens and two sides and six mini desserts.