Mother, Mom, Mommy, Mama, Madre…whatever you call her and whether she’s your best friend or a royal pain in the ass, if she’s living nearby, you’ll probably be seeing her on Sunday, May 8, Mother’s Day and, if you’re like most people, you’ll be taking her out to eat. Whether it’s dinner or brunch, there is no shortage of options, as most restaurants pull out all the stops for this holiday.


Shooters Waterfront

3033 NE 32nd Ave.


Shooters special Mother’s Day brunch buffet features artisanal cheeses, antipasto, bagels and lox, assorted salads, a carving station, pastas, fresh sushi and a raw bar as well as grilled salmon, seared mahi and skirt steak chimichurri and made-to-order omelets and traditional breakfast treats. The buffet is $59 per person.


Hobo’s Grill at Rumors

2426 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors


Show your Mom how the other half lives (and eats) with a special all-you-can-eat buffet served from 10 to 3. If Mom likes to knock back a few (“Atta-way, girl!”) it’s only $2.50 Bloody Marys and Mimosas.


15th Street Fisheries

1900 SE 15th St., Fort Lauderdale


Treat your mother to dinner with a breath-taking waterfront view from the beautiful upstairs dining room, from the place voted “Best Place to Take Your Parents” by the Sun Sentinel. The menu will feature a number of seafood specials for the holiday, which will be offered along with a Mother's Day trio dessert sampler featuring S'mores and banana split cupcakes with butter pecan ice cream. There’s even a special Mother’s Day cocktail; pecan cherry lemonade, made with William Wolf Pecan Bourbon.


Beauty and the Feast

601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale


The all-you-can-eat brunch, served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., features carved meat and omelet stations, pasta, and fresh fruit and parfait stations, alongside French toast, eggs Benedict, shrimp and grits, and wild berry pancakes. The special Mother’s Day brunch costs $49.95. Bottomless Bloody Marys and Mimosas can be paired with your meal for $15.


Grille 401

Sun., May 8, 11:30 a.m.

401 E. Las Olas Blvd.

The Mother’s Day brunch menu includes classics such as crab cake Benedict, steak Benedict, granola encrusted French toast and steak and eggs, paired with bottomless mimosas.



2449 Wilton Dr.


Every Sunday is a festive day for brunch at Rosie’s. Treat Mom to such menu delights as Bananas Foster pancakes, fried green tomato Benedict or a crab, avocado and brie omelet.



1245 N. Federal Fort Lauderdale


1490 NE 23rd St., Pompano Beach


I’ve never had a bad meal at J. Marks and the Sunday brunch, served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is no exception. Mom will love the six variations on egg Benedict, filet and eggs and, after a few of the $3 Bloody Marys or Mimosas you may have to roll her to the car.



4215 N. Federal, Ft. Lauderdale


Treat Mom to an authentic Italian dinner like Nona used to make. While the pizzas are exceptional, don’t overlook the salads, panini and calzones. For entrees, check out the spaghetti with veal meatballs and fresh ricotta, linguine with clams, or braised short ribs with crispy polenta and roasted figs.



10 S. New River Drive E., Fort Lauderdale


Enjoy a buffet brunch on the terrace or overlooking the water. It’s only $21.95 a person and just $3 for a Mimosa, Bloody Mary or Screwdriver.

If you’re looking for something different to wow Mom, why not take her on a brunch cruise? The Windridge sails at noon and returns a couple of hours later. Mom can savor a delicious buffet brunch and take in amazing views along the Intracoastal. The cruise sails from Tranquility Marina and is $69.90 per person, which includes a rose for each mother. Check it out at Or, if you prefer to cruise another way, take Mom to Beefcakes at Boardwalk. The bar’s celebrating its 31st anniversary all month, so there’s a chance Mom might win something. If not, she’ll enjoy the eye candy, sing-alongs with Deb and Bernadette and the free barbecue, served from 6 to 8 p.m.