Mother's Day

Where to Take Mom to Eat on Mother's Day

Because what is Mother's Day without brunch?

By Allison Forsyth May 7, 2021


Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 9—and what would the holiday be without a great meal? Here are some delicious options for the whole family to enjoy. Clink the mimosa glasses and raise a toast to mom.

Boca Sarasota

Sunday, May 9, 19 S. Lemon Ave., Sarasota, (941) 256-3565,

Treat mom to a delicious meal at Boca Sarasota. Regular brunch and dinner menus will be available. Brunch includes muffins, huevos rancheros and honey garlic salmon, and dinner will include honey garlic salmon, butcher's cut surf and turf, and black squid ink linguini. Enjoy cocktails, wine and more from the drink menu. Reservations can be made here.

Brick's Smoked Meats

Sunday, May 9, 1528 State St., Sarasota, (941) 993-1435,

Treat mom to classic Texas barbecue at this downtown Sarasota restaurant. Enjoy brunch or lunch specials with smoked ribs, brisket, pulled pork and more. Or try a Nashville chicken biscuit or chicken and waffles. Make reservations online or order online to-go here.

Duffy's Sports Grill

Sunday, May 9, 3005 University Parkway, Sarasota, (941) 777-2110,

Have a more casual Mother's Day celebration at Duffy's. Enjoy a special menu of surf and turf, twin lobster tails, lobster linguini or filet mignon. Moms get a complimentary glass of chardonnay or cabernet. Visit the website to view the full menu.

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood

Sunday, May 9, 1435 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 312-4001,

Duval's is offering a Mother's Day brunch menu for dine-in and takeout. Choose from a crab-filled omelet Oscar, a lobster salad BLT, shrimp and grits, a croque madame, seared ahi avocado toast or a breakfast burger. Or stop by for happy hour at the bar or patio from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. or 9 p.m. until close. Make reservations online.

Libby's Neighborhood Brasserie

Sunday, May 9, 8445 Lorraine Road, Sarasota, (941) 357-1570; 1917 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota, (941) 487-7300,

If you're looking for brunch and bottomless mimosas, Libby's has got you covered. Both locations will serve an all-American breakfast, s'mores or bananas foster french toast, blue crab and shrimp benedict, or a brunch burger. Moms will receive a complimentary flower. Call to make a reservation.

Mattison's Grille

Sunday, May 9, 1 N. Lemon Ave., Sarasota, (941) 330-0440; 101 Riverfront Blvd., Ste 120, Bradenton, (941) 896-9660; 7275 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 921-3400,

Celebrate Mother's Day at one of Mattison's Grille locations. Menus will feature bottomless Mimosas and signature Bloody Marys; call ahead or order online for dine-in, curbside pick-up or to-go. Menus are available online. Anyone who dines in may enter to win a $100 Sirius Day Spa gift card or $100 Mattison's gift card.

Michael's On East

Sunday, May 9, 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota, (941) 366-0007,

Order a Mother's Day meal to-go by Friday, May 7, and pick up on Sunday, May 9, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Choose from entrées like miso-glazed salmon, slow-roasted ham, Asian short ribs or a spring vegetable quiche, plus sides and dessert. Order online or dine in at the brunch buffet on Sunday from 10:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m, where you'll also find a pancake and omelet station, desserts and  entrées. Call-in reservations required.

Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Sunday, May 9 at 11 a.m., 5353 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 925-4444,

This waterfront restaurant is open for Mother's Day for lunch and dinner. Enjoy king crab legs, steamer boats, shrimp cocktails and more. There will also be a Champagne cocktail happy hour from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. that includes Bloody Marys.

Pier 22

Sunday, May 9, 1200 1st Ave. W., Bradenton, (941) 748-8087,

Pre-order a Mother's Day dinner to-go at Pier 22. Choose from a prime rib family or individual meal or crab-stuffed salmon. Or enjoy brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the waterfront restaurant. Menu includes frittatas, beignets, crêpes, custom omelets and more. Have a drink from the cocktail menu, too. Call ahead to make reservations or online.

The Crow's Nest

Sunday, May 9, 1968 Tarpon Center Drive, Venice, (941) 484-9551,

If seafood is mom's thing, celebrate at The Crow's Nest in Venice. Appetizers include a soup du jour and conch fritters with mango salsa. Choose from entrées like stuffed lobster tail, prime rib or Chilean sea bass. Finish it off with a strawberry cheesecake. Call to make a reservation.

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