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Make Your Reservations for Mother's Day at One of These Great Restaurants

Treat Mom to a delicious meal to show her how much she means to you. (And if going out feels like too much, breakfast in bed is always a great option.)

By Lauren Jackson April 25, 2024

Don't feel like going out? Bringing Mom breakfast in bed is a great option, too.
Don't feel like going out? Bringing Mom breakfast in bed is a great option, too.

Mother's Day is right around the corner on May 12. Whether she wants to be showered with gifts or have a day to herself, kick off the celebration with a special reservation. Make sure Mom feels loved and adored, just like she deserves. (And if going out feels like too much, breakfast in bed is always a great option.)

Downtown Sarasota


1255 N. Palm Ave., inside the Art Ovation Hotel, Sarasota, (941) 413-7425,

Enjoy Mother's Day with a Mediterranean twist, courtesy of Tzeva. For $65 for adults and $35 for children, the restaurant is featuring buffet dining complete with a carving station, lobster mac 'n' cheese and avocado toast.

Duval's. Fresh. Local. Seafood.

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

Mother's Day brunch is á la carte this year at Duval's. Choose a salmon cake ($17) or pork and lamb meatballs ($14) to start, and add chicken and waffles ($23) or croque madame ($25) as entrée. There are many more options available.

The Ritz Carlton

1111 Ritz Carlton Drive, Sarasota, (941) 309-2000,

The Ritz's epic Grand Ballroom Brunch is back again, this time for Mother's Day. For $165 for adults and $60 for children, luxuriate in nearly a dozen buffet stations. The spa is also offering some awesome packages so mom can have an additional treat.

Brick's Smoke Meats

1528 State Street, Sarasota, (941) 993-1435,

If Mom loves barbecue,  you know where to go. Even if she'd prefer a more elegant meal, Brick's is featuring crab Benedict, traditional Benedict and stuffed French toast for brunch. Dinner features Filet Oscar, and grilled Salmon, all served alongside the regular á la carte menu.


Michael's on East

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

Michael's is at it again this year, with another memorable Mother's Day Buffet. Adults eat for $89.95 and kids for $49.95. Gear up for roasted Prime rib, bone-in ham, omelettes, pancakes and so much more.

Mattison's Forty-One

7275 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 921-3400,

Yet another gorgeous buffet setup, Mattison's Forty-One is offering all the classics for $65 for adults and $25 for kids. Chicken cordon bleu, blackened grouper, seafood salad and an impressive charcuterie spread jazz it up for a worthy celebration.

Lakewood Ranch


10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, (941) 893-4321,

Shrimp and grits, sushi and baked cod are just a few highlights from Grove's Mother's Day buffet offerings. Adults are $64.95 and kids are $24.95.

Anna Maria Island

Beach House Waterfront Restaurant

200 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, (941) 779-2222,

What better way to celebrate Mom than encouraging her to stick her tired toes in the sand? At Beach House, she can enjoy the buffet for $69.99 for adults and $29.99 for kids before heading out for a beachside stroll afterward. Say less.

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