Celebrate that special woman in your life by taking her out for a nice meal this Mother’s Day, which is Sunday (May 14). Not sure where to go? There are dozens of options across the Tampa Bay area.
American Social Bar and Kitchen: Brunch at American Social Bar and Kitchen features Fruity Pebbles Chicken and Waffles, Grilled Chicken Mac and Cheese, Wide Awake Steak and Eggs, mimosa specials and more. The first 75 tables get a complimentary glass of La Marca Rosé and a rose. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. 813-605-3333.
Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar: All guests get a complimentary brunch cocktail with the purchase of an entree. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. 813-800-8226.
Columbia Restaurant: In addition to the regular menu, Columbia is adding three special items to a Mother’s Day menu. Items include Coca De Langosta (lobster flatbread, $16), Citrus Mojo Shrimp (shrimp and yellow rice, $27) and blueberry rum cheesecake ($10). Valid at all locations except the Tampa International Airport cafe. For a location near you, go to columbiarestaurant.com.
Noble Crust: All three Noble Crust locations will offer a full brunch menu until 2:30 p.m. on Mother’s Day. For a location near you, go to noble-crust.com.
Sugar Factory American Brasserie: Treat Mom to New York cheesecake dipped in dark chocolate and topped with whipped cream, chocolate-covered strawberries, a raspberry macaron and edible gold. $21. Available Saturday and Sunday (May 13-14). Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-521-4262.
Whiskey Joe’s Bar and Grill: The island-inspired restaurant is offers a Mother’s Day-themed drink. The MOMI Vice frozen cocktail is a spin on the popular Miami Vice drink. $12. 7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. 813-281-0770.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop: Fuzzy’s is offering a build-your-own-taco bar, a fajita bar, a nacho bar and party trays. A 24-hour notice is required for online orders. Call for same-day orders. Price varies by selected items. For a location near you, go to fuzzystacoshop.com.
Maestro’s: The David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts’ restaurant is serving up a Mother’s Day brunch with bottomless mimosas and Champagne, chef-attended omelet and carving stations and a large assortment of breakfast and lunch items. $55. Seatings are at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827.
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Miller’s Ale House: Miller’s will welcome moms and their families with a 12-ounce roasted prime rib that comes with a choice of one side. $15.99. For a location near you, go to millersalehouse.com.
Tiff’s Treats: Find Mother’s Day treat packages with one dozen cookies ($32) or two dozen cookies ($54), special wrapping and a balloon. Or, add truffles ($47) or an ice cream sampler ($56.50) to the one dozen package. 2121 N Massachusetts Ave, Tampa. 813-934-7900.
Bob Evans: Bob Evans has a few options for Mother’s Day. The Mother’s Day Celebration Platter for one includes roasted turkey, two ham steaks, two rolls and your choice of two sides. The Mother’s Day Celebration Family Meal feeds up to six. It includes a family-sized portion of roasted turkey, eight ham steaks, choice of three family-sized sides and a dozen rolls. Mother’s Day Brunch is more like breakfast because it includes breakfast classics like eggs, bacon, sausage, ham and biscuits. For a location near you, go to bobevans.com.
Flor Fina: Hotel Haya’s restaurant is offering a three-course family-style brunch with live entertainment (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) and make-your-own bouquets (11 a.m.-2 p.m.). $65, $35 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. Available 10 a.m.-3 p.m. only. 1412 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. 813-462-9660.
Capital Grill: From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Capital Grill greets Mom with a rose. The menu includes a lobster frittata, 14-ounce New York strip and eggs, filet mignon and hash browns and smoked salmon with caviar. $45, $16 children. 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. 813-830-9433.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood: Find a prix fixe three-course brunch menu from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Items include lobster quiche, avocado and lump crab toast and steak and eggs. $55, $16 children. Brunch cocktails will also be available. $11. Music starts at 4 p.m. with an a la carte dinner menu. 4400 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. 813-877-7290.
Bulla Gastrobar: Bulla opens at 10 a.m. with a three-course prix fixe brunch menu ($30). Every mother receives a $20 gift card to use on her next visit. Bring her for dinner and she also gets a box of chocolate clusters. 930 S Howard Ave., Tampa. 813-773-8626.
Sal Y Mar: Sal Y Mar is offering brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and dinner from 5-10 p.m. Items include egg white cups, avocado toast, filet mignon, salmon flatbread, peach and goat cheese salad, scallops, snapper, duck and creme brulee. 3650 Midtown Drive, Tampa. 813-692-3330.
Seasons 52: Wine and dine Mom with an a la carte brunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Selections include French toast, crab quiche, shrimp and grits and more. Those wanting to dine at home can get a three-course Green Box To Go that feeds up to six. Each box includes choice of ham, salmon or beef tenderloin, with salad, two sides and six mini desserts. Boxes start at $145. 204 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. 813-286-1152.
Grand Palm Colonnade: The TradeWinds Island Grand’s restaurant is offering up a Mother’s Day brunch buffet in the hotel’s lobby with seatings at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. Items include peel-and- eat shrimp, an omelet bar, salad bar, pasta bar and carving station. $61.50, $30.25 ages 4-10. 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. 800-249-1667.
Rumfish Grill: The Rumfish Beach Resort’s restaurant will have a regular brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Special items include crab cake Benedict ($28), lobster omelet ($32) and steak and eggs ($42). The regular dinner menu will be served from 4-10 p.m. with the addition of sea bass with lobster risotto ($54) and creme brulee ($12). 6000 Gulf Blvd., St Pete Beach. 727-329-1428.
Casa Santo Stefano: Three special items will be served for Mother’s Day, in addition to the regular menu. Items include Formaggio al Forno (baked goat cheese, $14), Ravioli de Aragosta (lobster ravioli, $30) and Torta di Pistacchi (butter cake with candied pistachios, $10). 1607 N 22nd St., Tampa. 813-248-1925.
Outback Steakhouse: Outback Steakhouse is celebrating moms everywhere with its Mums Over Mates menu. Items include Bloomin’ Fried Shrimp, filet and lobster, prime rib and Grilled Shrimp on the Barbie. For a location near you, go to outback.com.
Ulele: In addition to the regular men, Ulele is adding three special items to the Mother’s Day menu. Items include shrimp ceviche ($15), seared salmon ($30) and strawberry shortcake ($10). 1810 N Highland Ave., Tampa. 813-999-4952.
Metro Diner: Treat the mom in your life to maple-and-bacon-infused bread pudding, waffles or pancakes. Or, choose from avocado toast, fried chicken and waffles, steak and scramble bowl and western omelets. Price varies. For a location near you, go to metrodiner.com.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Carrabba’s presents a variety of trio platters including the Johnny Trio (Tuscan-Grilled Sirloin Marsala, Chicken Bryan and Mezzaluna), the Chicken Trio (Chicken Bryan, Pollo Rosa Maria and Chicken Marsala) and the Carrabba’s Italian Classics Trio (Chicken Parmesan, Lasagna and Fettucine Alfredo). Prices vary. For a location near you, go to carrabbas.com.
Paul’s Landing: The restaurant at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club will offer roasted sea bass ($48). You can also get sparkling rose for $16 (glass) or $65 (bottle). 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. 727-824-8007.
Maggiano’s Little Italy: Maggiano’s is offering a family-style menu with lemon ricotta and asparagus crostini, choice of salad, choice of two pastas, choice of two entrees, choice of two sides and choice of two desserts. They are also offering a carry-out bundle for up to six people. It includes two entree-sized Caesar salads, two spaghetti and meatballs, two four-cheese ravioli, five pieces of beef tenderloin, five pieces of chicken piccata, sides, dessert and bread. 203 WestShore Plaza, Tampa. 813-288-9000.
The Tampa Edition: The hotel’s ballroom is transformed into a garden party setting for a brunch buffet with jazz music and a special menu. $150, $50 children, 4 and younger free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. only. 500 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-221-4600.
Bonefish Grill: Bonefish Grill is offering scallop and shrimp scampi, filet mignon, along with cedar-planked salmon, Rockefeller butterfish, carrot lava cake, pineapple martini and an all-new wildflower martini. For a location near you, go to bonefishgrill.com.
Kona Grill: Find dinner and late-night happy hour specials May 13, as well as brunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 14. Special selections include prime rib surf and turf, crafted cocktails and a Yuzu lime bar for dinner. Or, steak and eggs, macadamia nut French toast, bananas foster pancakes and mimosas for brunch. Every mom gets flowers, while supplies last. 4134 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. 813-877-5938.
PDQ: Mom can get a free three-piece tender meal, eight-piece nugget meal, any sandwich meal or salad free with the purchase of any adult or child meal. For a location near you, go to eatPDQ.com.
Summerfield Amenity Center: Put on a little black dress for the “Hats Off to Mom: Mother’s Day Brunch” with brunch items, raffles and prizes. $30. 11 a.m. Saturday (May 13) only. 13013 Summerfield Blvd., Riverview.
Studio 131: A Moana-themed Mother’s Day tea party with tea, snacks, photos, crafts, dancing and a surprise guest. $35, $10 additional children. 2-4 p.m. only. 11803 104th St, Largo. 727-386-9639.
Rising Star Events: A brunch buffet with drinks and music. Adults only. $50. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday (May 13). 5026 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. 813-618-0700.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar: Fleming’s is serving up a three-course Mother’s Day meal with filet mignon and your choice of lobster tail scampi or crab stuffed shrimp scampi starting at $85. The full dinner menu and a three-course children’s menu are also available. Starting at 11 a.m. May 13-14. 2202 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. 813-874-9463.
Elevage SOHO Kitchen and Bar: The Epicurean Hotel’s restaurant is offering four special Mother’s Day dishes in addition to the regular brunch menu. Items include Belgian Waffle Benedict ($16), lobster and shrimp omelet ($28), hummus toast ($13) and coffee almond tart ($14). 7 a.m.-3 p.m. only. 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. 813-999-8726.
HEW Parlor and Chophouse: The Fenway Hotel’s restaurant is offering a family-style brunch. Items include smoked mussels, baby greens salad, steak, Cornish hen, seafood blintz, sides and dessert. $75, $25 ages 6-13, 5 and younger free. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. only. 453 Edgewater Drive, Dunedin. 727-683-5980.
K Club Bar and Bistro: The Karol Hotel’s restaurant is offering a Mother’s Day brunch buffet featuring traditional breakfast offerings, carving stations, seafood tower, sides and a cheesecake station. $49, $25 ages 5-12, 4 and younger free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. only. 2675 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. 727-273-7850.
Duffy’s Sports Grill: Mom gets a complimentary glass of chardonnay or cabernet to wash down specials including crab-stuffed mushrooms ($10.99), surf and turf ($29.99) and twin lobster tails ($32.99). 1580 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. 813-875-7340.
Cipresso: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s Italian American restaurant presents a Mother’s Day special featuring pesto crusted sea bass with pink shrimp, littleneck clams, parsnip puree and beurre blanc ($65). 4-9 p.m. only. 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-8130..
Council Oak Steaks and Seafood: Find a brunch buffet with items including French toast, lobster Benedict, chicken Florentine and numerous sides ($95). 10 a.m.-2 p.m. only. 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7600.
Hard Rock Cafe: Hard Rock serves up “Mama Parmesan.” It’s Italian bread crumb-crusted chicken breast with marinara and fresh mozzarella, served atop linguini ($24.95). You can also get a “Momosa” composed of a Champagne split with choice of passion fruit, orange juice, berry cranberry and pineapple guava ($14). Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7757.
The Rez Grill: Celebrate Mother’s Day with both a brunch special (11 a.m.-4 p.m.) and a dinner special (5-8 p.m.). Brunch features lobster Benedict and dinner features New York Strip ($55 each). Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-8120.
Rise Kitchen and Deli: The casual eatery is offering a three-course special including grilled grouper, baby greens salad and strawberry shortcake ($52). Noon-8 p.m. only. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7625.
Sur La Table: Two Mother’s Day-themed cooking classes. At 10 a.m. May 13, learn how to make Mother’s Day treats ($69). Then, at 9 a.m. May 14, learn how to make Mother’s Day macarons ($119). 711 S Dakota Ave., Tampa. 813-253-3063.
Meat Market: The drink special is a vodka-based Botanical Spritz ($17). All mothers leave with a free box of chocolates. 1606 W Snow Ave., Tampa. 813-280-1113.