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A variety of local restaurants are offering a special Mother's Day brunch menu this year.

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New and Expectant Mom Brunch at Sarasota YMCA

May 13

Let Mom slip away for a few hours for this kid-free brunch focusing on new and expectant mothers at the Sarasota YMCA's Euclid location. $10; swag bag included. RSVP here.

Brunch at Selby Gardens

May 14

Treat mom to this perennially popular Mother's Day Brunch at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. A buffet will be provided by Michael’s On East and guests can enjoy the beautiful garden backdrop as well as views of Sarasota Bay. Seating is available at half-hour intervals between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; brunch purchase is accompanied by admission to the gardens for the day. Reservations required.

Brunch at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

May 14

Treat mom to a luxurious brunch at the Ritz. This brunch features 15 stations with gourmet selections prepared by executive chef Dwayne Edwards. $119 for adults $49 for children under 12. Reservations required.

Tea at the Powel Crosley Estate 

May 14

Take Mom to Powel Crosley Estate's annual Mother's Day tea party, featuring brunch at the Crosley Estate. There's two seatings at 10:30 a.m.and 12:30 p.m., and the menu will include an assortment of dishes, including quiches, blintzes, tea sandwiches, mini desserts and a seafood station, as well as desserts including scones, sweet tea breads and macaroons. There's a cash bar as well as live jazz, croquet and indoor or outdoor seating. Adults $44, children 2 to 10 $27; children 2 and under, free. Reservations required.

Brunch at Louies Modern

May 14

Head downtown to Louies Modern for a decadent brunch that includes bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys as well as a salad station, a carving station, sweets, eggs Benedict, Nutella waffles, biscuits and gravy and more. $65 for adults, $25 for kids. Reservations required.

Brunch at Libby's Cafe + Bar

May 14

Ask for an outdoor table at Libby's Cafe + Bar in Southside Village and enjoy a selection of classic brunch items that includes a salad station, carving station, vanilla Belgian waffles, cinnamon apple pancakes, eggs Benedict, a selection of side dishes and pastries. $50 for adults, $20 for kids. Reservations required.

Brunch at The Crow's Nest

May 14

Head to Venice for brunch at The Crow's Nest, which includes prime rib (in addition to daily specials) and a complimentary long-stemmed rose for your mom. Reservations required.

Brunch at The Table Creekside

May 14

The Table Creekside opens for brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. this Mother's Day for a special brunch menu. Selections include Maine lobster Benedict, steak and eggs and elephant ear French toast; dishes from the regular dinner menu are also available, as are unlimited mimosas for $15. 

Brunch at The Seafood Shack

May 14 

The Seafood Shack's Mother's Day brunch featuers a casual menu of breakfast, salad, entrée and bakery items including buttermilk pancakes, ambrosia fruit salad, fried chicken and waffles, ham, Gulf shrimp alfredo, snow crab legs, bagels with smoked salmon, a made-to-order omelet station and more.  Professional photographer Mark Sickles will be on-hand for complimentary family portraits; there will also be a raffle with a prize valued at $100. Brunch is $34.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids ages 5-12.

Brunch at Polo Grill

May 14

Treat Mom to a decadent Mother’s Day buffet at Polo Grill and Bar in Lakewood Ranch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The menu includes a seafood bar, chef stations, a made-to-order mac 'n' cheese bar, pastry table and more. $39.95 per person, children 12 and under $19.95, children under 4 eat free. Reservations required.

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Polo Grill and Bar Closed

$$$ New American 10670 Boardwalk Loop

Casual American cuisine with global soul, a hopping lounge area, and live entertainment.

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$$ Seafood 4110 127th St.

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$$ New American, Seafood 1986 Tarpon Center Drive

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$$ New American 1917 S. Osprey Ave.

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Michael's On East

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