Mother’s Day is coming up on May 9, and families looking to gather around the dinner table have more options this year. We’ve found 30 dine-in and carry-out suggestions to bring the family together to celebrate Mom with a meal, and she doesn’t have to lift a finger. If you plan to dine in a restaurant and you haven’t made reservations yet, do it now. Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants.
Ruth’s Chris: The steakhouse chain is offering a takeout feast for four. Get Mom a choice of a starter, roasted beef tenderloin, two sides and cheesecake. $180. Orders must be placed by May 7 for pickup on May 9. To place an order, go to ruthschris.com. 131 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg or 1700 N Westshore Blvd., Tampa.
Hooters: Mom and her guests can enjoy 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of any 10 wings on May 9. Dine-in only. Numerous area locations available. Go to hooters.com to find a location near you.
Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar: Make Mother’s Day special with a three-course meal featuring filet mignon, paired with crab-stuffed shrimp or lobster tail scampi, roasted beet salad and choice of New York cheesecake, key lime pie or chocolate gooey butter cake. $80-$90. Upgrade meats for an additional charge. Available dine-in or curbside pickup. 4322 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa.
Datz: All three Datz locations will have a free mimosa and roses for Mom during brunch on Mother’s Day. Brunch items individually priced. 2616 S MacDill Ave., Tampa; or 180 Central Ave., St. Petersburg; or 6264 Winthrop Town Centre Ave., Riverview.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop: Get Baja-inspired family taco meals that feed from four to eight people. Meals include choice of two meats, choice of two sides, chips, salsa, queso, tortillas, lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese, cilantro, feta, garlic sauce and hot sauce. Meal prices range from $35 (serves 4-6) to $50 (serves 6-8). To order, call 813-666-4005. 10240 Big Bend Road, Riverview.
Bonefish Grill: Bonefish Grill is offering a variety of featured dine-in items for Mother’s Day. Features include Rockefeller “butterfish,” steak and shrimp, key lime cake, crushed pineapple martini and decoy spritzers. Items are individually priced. If Mom prefers to eat at home, Bonefish is also offering takeout family bundles starting at $29.90. Bundles include choice of Bang Bang shrimp tacos; grilled salmon, chicken or mahi mahi; mahi and shrimp combo; and Lily’s chicken. Each bundle comes with salad, bread, pesto and fresh baked cookies. To order, or for a location near you, go to bonefishgrill.com.
Fresh Market: All you have to do is warm up brunch or dinner with Fresh Market’s complete ready-to-cook meals. Brunch meals serve up to four and include quiche, two pounds of bacon, fruit bowl, four blueberry muffins, orange juice and a bouquet of flowers. A surf and turf dinner serves two and includes choice of chateaubriand or Chilean sea bass, with whipped potatoes, asparagus, eight chocolate dipped strawberries and a bouquet of flowers. Prices range from $39.99 (brunch) to $49.99 (dinner). Orders must be placed by 2 p.m. May 4 for pickup May 7 through 9. To order, or for a location near you, go to thefreshmarket.com and choose “holiday meals.”
Bulla Gastrobar: The restaurant opens at 10 a.m. for brunch. All mothers get a free $20 gift card for use on their next visit, a box of chocolates and roses. If she wants dinner instead, she’ll find a special Mother’s Day paella menu. 930 S Howard Ave., Tampa.
Elevage: The Epicurean Hotel’s restaurant offers a new brunch menu for Mother’s Day. Items include steak and egg frites, stuffed French toast, bacon and avocado egg salad, chicken and waffles and more. Brunch available 10 a.m. to noon. Items are individually priced. 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa.
HEW Parlor and Chophouse: The Fenway Hotel’s restaurant is offering a Mother’s Day family style brunch feast. The three-course meal includes house salad, bread, choice of main course and choice of dessert. Brunch available 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Meals cost $55, $25 ages 6-13, 5 and younger free. 453 Edgewater Drive, Dunedin.
K Club Bar and Bistro: The Karol Hotel’s restaurant is offering a three-course, family style, prix fixe Mother’s Day dinner. Meals include choice of soup or salad; choice of roast chicken, baked ham, roast duck, rack of lamb or prime rib; two family style sides and choice of dessert. Available 3 to 6 p.m. Prices range from $34 to $44, $14 ages 12 and younger. 2675 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater.
Metro Diner: A limited time menu is available for dine-in or carry-out on Mother’s Day. Items include crab cake benedict ($13.49), Italian meat lovers burrito press ($9.99), Southwestern burrito press ($9.99) and sticky chicken and waffles ($15.79). She can pair them all with $2.99 bloody Marys and mimosas. The Tampa Bay area has numerous Metro Diners. Go to metrodiner.com to find a location near you.
American Social: Get to American Social and celebrate the special moms, dog moms, aunts, sisters or grandmothers in your life with drink specials and suggested bar bites. Enjoy $5 peach bellinis, half-price premium wines, $5 “Mom”-osas and $13 Strawberry Fields signature cocktails. A la carte bar bites include the Wide Awake steak and eggs and chicken and waffles. Available 11 a.m. to midnight May 9 only. 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa.
Maritana: One of the Don CeSar’s restaurants offers a three-course meal for $75. However, they’re keeping the menu a secret. Their website boasts dishes promise to be sustainably sourced from local farms and fishermen and include coastal cuisine. Meal available 5:30 to 10 p.m. May 9 only. 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach.
Society Table: The Don CeSar’s Society Table will hold an a la carte brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This menu is also being kept a secret. Take Mom to enjoy a day at the beach. 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach.
Cafe Largo: Cafe Largo isn’t open on Sunday, so they are celebrating Mother’s Day May 5 through 8 from 5 to 10 p.m. daily. All mothers get a free rose and a glass of champagne. In addition, they are offering special menu items including Vichyssoise, filet de sole Normandy and beef tenderloin. Items are individually priced. The restaurant is operating at 50-percent capacity. For reservations, call 727-596-6282. 12551 Indian Rocks Road, Largo.
Kona Grill: Families can take mom to dine on the regular brunch menu and enjoy glasses of Whispering Angel and Chandon Sparkling Rose for $7.99 per glass. If you’d rather treat her to dinner at home, get a Mother’s Day Basket with two surf and turf meals, a slice of strawberry basil rum cake and a bottle of rosé for $99. To place an order, go to konagrill.com, or call 813-877-5938. 4134 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa.
Macaroni Grill: Macaroni Grill is offering two family feasts to-go for curbside pick up or delivery. Choose from a family sized lasagna (feeds 8-10 for $65) or a three-course dinner with choice of lasagna or Florentine chicken penne, sides and dessert (feeds 4-5 for $100). Orders are available through 9 p.m. May 9. To order and find a location near you, go to macaronigrill.com.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Carrabba’s is offering up three special dishes for dine-in, carry-out or delivery May 4 through 9. Dishes include Salmon Saporito, Chicken Bryan and Mezzaluna (half moon chicken ravioli). If Mom wants a drink, featured cocktails include peach sangria, Tuscan Lemonade (with vodka) and Seven Daughters Moscato. Satisfy her sweet tooth with choice of Tiramisu or Sogno Di Cioccolata “Chocolate Dream.” All items are individually priced. To make a reservation, place an order, or find a location near you, go to carrabbas.com.
Capital Grill: Families can choose from brunch in the dining room or a three-course dinner for takeout. If you feel safer celebrating at home, a takeout bundle includes whole roasted beef tenderloin with butter poached lobster tails, salad, mashed potatoes and a flourless chocolate cake. Mom gets a private order of chocolate covered strawberries. Dinners serve either two or four to six and come chilled and ready to warm at home. Order now for pickup on May 8 or 9. If you prefer to eat in-restaurant, brunch specials include lobster frittata, bone-in New York strip steak and eggs, and 8-oz filet. Regular a la carte menu also available all day. Items are individually priced. Reservations and orders can be made online at TheCapitalGrille.com. 2223 N Westshore Blvd., Tampa.
Seasons 52: Seasons 52 also offers families a choice of dine-in or carry-out options. A Mother’s Day Green Box to go includes choice of cedar planked salmon, glazed ham or grilled beef tenderloin, with salad, green beans, choice of one more side and mini desserts. Meals serve either two or four to six. Prices depend on choice of protein and meal size. Order now for pickup May 7 or 8. If you’d rather eat in the restaurant, brunch specials include crab and cheddar quiche, French toast, glazed ham and shrimp and grits. The regular dinner menu will also be served. Items are individually priced. For reservations, or to place an order, go to seasons52.com. 204 Westshore Plaza, Tampa.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood: Eddie V’s is offering both an in-restaurant brunch and take-home bundles this Mother’s Day. An elegant takeout four-course dinner is chilled and ready to reheat. Each dinner serves either two or four to six and features shrimp cocktail, choice of roasted tenderloin or Chilean sea bass, grilled asparagus, macaroni and cheese, au gratin potatoes and bananas Foster butter cake. Mom gets her own order of chocolate-covered strawberries and a long-stemmed rose. Dinners must be pre-ordered for pickup. In the dining room, a three-course prix fixe is available featuring lobster quiche, king crab omelet and crispy chicken biscuit. Regular menu also available. To place an order or make a reservation, visit EddieV.com. 4400 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa.
Bahama Breeze: Bahama Breeze is offering a Caribbean Mother’s Day bundle to go with choice of entree served with a side, salad and Cuban bread. Entree selections include seafood paella, grilled chicken with cilantro crema or a combination of jerk chicken wings and baby back ribs. Bundles serve up to four people and come fully cooked. Prices start at $34.99. Go to BahamaBreeze.com for more information and to order online for curbside pickup. 3045 N Rocky Point Drive E, Tampa.
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen: Let Mom relax and celebrate Mother’s Day with family bundles featuring choice of chicken tenders, grilled salmon or a combination, served with choice of two family-sized sides and six honey butter croissants. Prices start at $24.99. To order online for curbside pickup, or to find a location near you, visit Cheddars.com.
Olive Garden: Treat Mom to Italian classics in family-sized pans to-go. Choose from fettuccine alfredo, chicken parmigiana and more, starting at $34.99. Or, a family bundle meal includes one large pan of classic lasagna, jumbo house salad and breadsticks for $49.99. To order, or find a location near you, go to OliveGarden.com.
Wentworth Golf Club: Take Mom golfing with free greens fees and she can chow down on a free appetizer at the club’s restaurant afterwards. Call to reserve a tee time. 727-942-4760. 2990 Wentworth Way, Tarpon Springs.
Crafty Crab St. Pete: If Mom likes seafood, take her to Crafty Crab for their “Crafty Special” featuring snow crab and headless shrimp (1 pound each), four hush puppies, two cheese sticks, two eggs, a half pound of sausage, two corn, two potatoes and choice of key lime pie, New York cheesecake or tiramisu for $59.99. Plus, she gets a free house wine, draft beer or soft drink. Dine-in only. 2901 Tyrone Blvd. N, St. Petersburg.
Yacht Starship: Treat Mom to a dining experience on the water with good food and beautiful views of area waterways. Cruises are available for both brunch (10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.) and dinner (6:30 p.m.) and depart from Clearwater and Tampa. Prices range from $74.95 to $84.94, $54.95 children. Call 813-223-7999 for reservations. 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa or 25 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater Beach.
Jimmy John’s: If your mother just likes to keep things simple, go online or use the Jimmy John’s app and order the family subs for lunch. Use promo code 5Off20 and get $5 off any order of $20 or more. Offer valid May 3 through June 13. Go to jimmyjohns.com to order or find a location near you.
Plantation Palms Golf Club: The restaurant at Plantation Palms is offering a Mother’s Day brunch with continental breakfast items, salads and pastries. Items range from quiche, scrambled eggs, waffles, sausage and bacon to dill smoked salmon, croissants, fruit and a soup station. Mom also gets her first mimosa free, with $5 mimosas and Bloody Marys after. Served 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 9 only. $25.95, $9.50 kids. Call 813-996-4653, ext. 3 for reservations. 2990 Plantation Palms Blvd., Land O’Lakes.