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A guide to Mother’s Day brunches in Tampa Bay

Local restaurants promise everything from buffets to multicourse spreads.

Celebrate Mother’s Day by treating Mom to brunch. Tampa Bay restaurants have promised everything from buffets to multicourse spreads, so dig in. All brunches are on Sunday unless otherwise noted.

Bon Appetit Restaurant

Reservations for the Mother's Day brunch buffet at this waterfront stalwart are recommended. (Courtesy of Bon Appetit Restaurant)

The waterfront stalwart presents a four-course plated dinner in its main dining room. But for brunch, head to the Crystal Ballroom where various hot and cold dishes mingle with classics like eggs Benedict, prime rib, lamb and Belgian waffles. Reservations are recommended. $69.99, half price for 10 and younger. 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (727) 733-2151.

Caddy’s Pub

An all-you-can-eat meal complete with drink deals for Mom. No cover. 9 a.m. 20025 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores. (727) 595-3172.

Columbia Restaurant

A quartet of Mother’s Day features — fried yuca with spicy tomato jam and garlic aioli, scallops, adobo-rubbed lamb lion medallions and dulce de leche chocolate cake — is up for grabs at the Columbia’s local outposts in Ybor City, Sarasota and Clearwater Beach. The full dinner menu is also available. Walk-ins are accepted, but making a reservation is your best bet. 11 a.m. Locations vary.

Caretta on the Gulf

Caretta on the Gulf in Clearwater Beach. (Courtesy of Sandpearl Resort)

Mimosas, made-to-order omelet and carving stations, salads, sushi and hot and cold entrees are among the seasonally inspired brunch eats that await. It’s all served in a sophisticated setting high above the sand. 7 a.m. Sandpearl Resort, 500 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater Beach. (727) 441-2425.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Chicken Bryan at Carrabba's Italian Grill. (Courtesy of Carrabba's Italian Grill)

This seems more like an early, food coma-inducing lunch, but maybe you’re up for it. Carrabba’s opens 30 minutes early to serve favorites such as Chicken Bryan, lobster ravioli and Tuscan-grilled lamb chops. 10:30 a.m. Locations vary.

Compass Grille

Held annually, this buffet features a mix of traditional breakfast and brunch dishes, plus a free mimosa for the guests of honor. Moms who pay an extra $20 score access to the unlimited Bloody Mary and mimosa bar. $24.95, $19.95 seniors, $16.95 ages 5-12. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 363-5129.

Bonefish Grill

Down signature dishes such as shrimp and grits, crab cake rancheros, Bang Bang Shrimp Benedict and creme brulee French toast. There are endless Bellinis and mimosas, too. 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Locations vary.

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

An a la carte brunch lineup that includes beef tenderloin, a scallion and bacon waffle, lobster eggs Benedict and prime rib is the focus. $14 and up. Noon-4 p.m. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. Toll-free 1-866-388-4263.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

An eggs Benedict at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar. (Courtesy of Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar)

The three-course menu for adults showcases a selection of specialties, among them eggs Benedict (choose from filet mignon, surf and turf or crab cake varieties) and brioche French toast. $30, $16 children. 10 a.m. 4322 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. (813) 874-9463.

Jazz House Supper Club

Live tunes, a cash bar and photo opportunities are part of the unlimited brunch buffet ringing in Mother’s Day a little early. 21 and up. $40. Noon Saturday. 9331 E Adamo Drive, Tampa. (813) 642-6558.

The Don CeSar

This iconic hotel’s King Charles Ballroom kicks off the holiday dining with paella, smoked salmon and carving stations during a bottomless Champagne brunch. $85, $26 ages 5-12. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. But you also won’t go hungry at the on-site Sea Porch Cafe or Rowe Bar, which have unlimited wine and Champagne to accompany items like braised chicken pot pie and charcuterie. $75, $26 ages 5-12. 2-9:30 p.m. 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-1881.

FarmTable Cucina

A traditional buffet delivering house-made baked goods, seafood, charcuterie and salads, as well as plated entrees (think artichoke frittata or roasted leg of lamb) and a dessert bar. Reservations are encouraged. $69, $29 ages 12 and younger. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Locale Market, 179 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 523-6297.

Metro Diner

Avocado toast at Metro Diner. (Courtesy of Metro Diner)

Comfort food classics are the main draw at Metro Diner. Choose from items like breakfast pie, avocado toast, the famous fried chicken and waffle and cinnamon roll pancakes, then wash them down with $2.99 mimosas and Bloody Marys. 7 a.m. Locations vary.

The Rez Grill

Another high-end option spotlighting Maine lobster ravioli, the Rez Grill’s celebratory special with mascarpone cheese, lobster nage and crispy leeks, while supplies last. $45. 11 a.m. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. Toll-free 1-866-388-4263.

Crescent Oaks Golf Club

Carving and omelet stations, a hot buffet and assorted desserts are in store. $30.95, $25.95 members, $8.95 ages 3-10, free for 2 and younger. 10:30 a.m. 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd., Tarpon Springs. (727) 937-4653.

Postcard Inn on the Beach

Head to Postcard Inn on the Beach with Mom on Mother's Day. (Courtesy of Postcard Inn on the Beach)

The festive buffet offers several highlights that range from seasonal fruit and a Belgian waffle station to creamy polenta and seared grouper. Bonus: Moms get bottomless mimosas on the house. $22, free for ages 6 and younger. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 6300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Toll-free 1-800-237-8918.

Sunken Gardens

This elegant white-linen brunch, decked out with flamingo pink napkins and centerpieces by Ikebana master Jeanne Houlton, delights with classical music from the Ibis Duo. Benefits Children’s Educational Garden at Sunken Gardens. $65, $60 members, $30 ages 11 and younger. 11 a.m. 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 551-3102.

TradeWinds Island Grand

Grand Palm Colonnade hosts the generous brunch, broken down by beginnings, breakfast offerings, soup and salads, carvery, entrees and sides, pho at the chef’s table and desserts. Reservations are required. $51, $45.95 seniors, $25.95 ages 3-10. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 363-2258.


The dining room of Sea-Guini, which calls Clearwater Beach's Opal Sands Resort home. (Courtesy of Opal Sands Resort)

Coastal cuisine drives this brunch with a view, whether you nosh inside in the chic dining room or out on the terrace. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Opal Sands Resort, 430 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. (727) 450-6236.

WTR Pool and Grill

An unlimited spread showcasing applewood-smoked prime rib and guava-glazed ham, along with a raw bar and cake shooters. $34.95, $15.95 children. 11 a.m. The Godfrey Hotel and Cabanas, 7700 Courtney Campbell Parkway, Tampa. (813) 281-0566.

Smokey Bones

Expect this kind of Southern-style brunch from Smokey Bones. (Courtesy of Smokey Bones)

Eat your way around a Southern-style brunch where five courses take center stage. You can look forward to hot doughnuts, St. Louis ribs and buttermilk biscuits. Moms land a coupon for $10 off their next $25 bill. $20 and up. 11 a.m. Locations vary.

Yacht StarShip

Did somebody say brunch cruise — on a yacht? The luxury vessel does two-hour buffets with DJ dancing and a cash bar. $59.95, $39.95 children. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 559-1804.

Pier 22

Pier 22 offers a Mother's Day brunch buffet on the water. (Courtesy of Pier 22)

On the water, a buffet built upon biscuits and gravy, pastries, seafood, prime rib and salads, to name a few. Best part? Bloody Marys and mimosas cost $4. Reservations are recommended. $35.95, $14.95 children. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 1200 First Ave. W, Bradenton. (941) 748-8087.

Gulf Harbors Yacht Club

Go for the carving stations and stay for the free Champagne cocktail. Reservations are required. $25.95, $19.95 members, $8.95 ages 11 and younger. 10:30 a.m. 3926 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey. (727) 849-4559.

Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Suncoast Parkway

A buffet highlighting raffles every 30 minutes. 11 a.m. 2155 Northpointe Parkway, Lutz. $29.95, $12.95 ages 4-14, free for 3 and younger. (813) 491-4900.