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43 ways to treat your mom to a meal or drink on Mother’s Day

Pamper your mom around Tampa Bay this Mother’s Day.
Mother's Day is May 8. We found 43 suggestions on ways to take Mom out for a meal, dessert or a drink in the Tampa Bay area.
Mother's Day is May 8. We found 43 suggestions on ways to take Mom out for a meal, dessert or a drink in the Tampa Bay area. [ MAGGIE DUFFY | Courtesy of Hayes Florist. ]
Published May 2|Updated May 5

Show Mom how much you love her this Mother’s Day, which is Sunday, and give her the day off from cooking. Here are 43 suggestions for ways to treat her to a meal, drink or dessert.

Cipresso: Enjoy Florida black grouper with Key West pink shrimp risotto ($42), surf and turf with an 8-ounce filet mignon, Tristan lobster tail, grilled asparagus and roasted garlic mashed potatoes ($125) and a Frangolino brownie with strawberry mousse, and chocolate ganache ($14). Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-8130.

Bulla Gastrobar: Bulla opens for brunch at 10 a.m. and offers a $29 prix fixe menu. Mom gets a gift card to use on her next visit and a box of chocolate clusters during dinner. 930 S Howard Ave., Tampa. 813-773-8626.

Outback Steakhouse is offering their Mother's Day specials May 4-8.
Outback Steakhouse is offering their Mother's Day specials May 4-8. [ Bloomin' Brands ]

Outback Steakhouse: To make it easier to take Mom out to dinner, Outback is offering special Mother’s Day selections May 4-8. Items include filet and choice of coconut shrimp or grilled shrimp on the barbie, prime rib, peach bellinis and a new Thunder and Lightning pecan brownie. For reservations and a location near you, go to outback.com.

Rusty Pelican: The waterfront seafood haven is offering up a four-course brunch featuring chilled seafood, charcuterie, choice of mixed green or Caesar salad, choice of eight entrees and a dessert to share with the table. $82, $35 children. 2425 N Rocky Point Drive, Tampa. 813-281-1943.

Maestro’s: The David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts celebrates Mother’s Day with a brunch featuring omelet and carving stations, salad bar, hot buffet, desserts and bottomless mimosas. Seatings at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. $50.95, $19.50 children, 3 and younger free. 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827.

Hooters: All area Hooters locations are offering Mom 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of 10 wings. For a location near you, go to hooters.com.

Fleming’s Prime Steak: Fleming’s opens at 11 a.m. May 7 and 8 to offer a three-course filet mignon and lobster tail scampi or crab-stuffed shrimp dinner. Starts at $85, $16 for children. 4322 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. 813-874-9463.

Calm Collective: Take Mom for a yoga spa experience beginning with a gentle yoga flow, followed by a mini-facial and a mimosa. $45, $80 for two. 18474 U.S. 41, Lutz. 813-388-8778.

Mattison’s Forty-One: The Mother’s Day brunch buffet includes two carving stations, a build-your-own-omelet station, bananas Foster flambe, a cold seafood display, breakfast bar, desserts, pastries and hot entrees. $55, $25 children. 7275 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 941-921-3400.

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Melting Pot: Entrees include land and sea, classic or steak lovers. Each meal starts with cheese fondue and salad and ends with chocolate fondue. $55. 13164 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. 813-962-6936.

Carrabba’s: Treat Mom to a seasonal Champagne Pasta With Shrimp featuring linguine tossed with shrimp in a Champagne cream sauce, or wood-grilled Mahi Wulfe. Additional specials include a 9-ounce Tuscan-grilled filet Marsala, tomato caprese with fresh burrata salad, the Tramonto in Tuscany cocktail and a Berries and Butter Cake dessert. For a location near you, go to carrabbas.com.

Duffy’s Sports Grill: Mothers get a complimentary flower and a free glass of wine to wash down their shrimp scampi or salmon specials on May 7 and 8. 1580 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. 813-875-7340.

Crescent Oaks Country Club: Mom can sip on a free mimosa as she enjoys Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $31.95, $14.95 ages 12 and younger. 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd., Tarpon Springs. 727-937-4653, ext. 22.

American Social: The waterfront restaurant serves brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drink specials are available until midnight and include a $12 Elderflower Spritz, half off premium wines, $7 frozes, $25 bottles of Fleurs de Prairie Rosé and $5 mimosas. 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. 813-605-3333.

Don CeSar: The Don CeSar welcomes guests to the King Charles Ballroom for a brunch buffet with options including made-to-order omelets, salad stations, hand-carved beef and a raw bar. Enjoy ocean views while sipping unlimited Champagne and celebrating the women in your life. $87.79, $29.08 ages 12 and younger. 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. 727-360-1881.

Bonefish Grill: If Mom loves fish, take her to Bonefish for Rockefeller Butterfish topped with creamed spinach and jumbo lump crab. For dessert, there’s Carrot Lava Cake with a cream cheese molten center. Other seasonal specials include Caprese Dip, Shrimp Skewer, Smoked Old Fashioned and Strawberry Citrus Martini. Price varies. For a location near you, go to bonefishgrill.com.

Bonefish Grill is offering Rockefeller Butterfish and Carrot Lava Cake.
Bonefish Grill is offering Rockefeller Butterfish and Carrot Lava Cake. [ CHRIS URSO | Times (2006) ]

Neptune Grill: Take Mom to Gulfport for lunch and play a free game of musical bingo while you eat. Musical bingo is the same concept at traditional bingo, except the letters and numbers are replaced with song titles and artists. 1-4 p.m. May 8. 5501 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. 727-623-4823.

St. George Greek Orthodox Church: All moms are guests of the church for a brunch buffet including carving stations, omelets, mimosas and more. 11:30 a.m. only. $20, $10 ages 12 and younger. 9426 Little Road, New Port Richey. 727-868-5911 (reservations required).

Playtime: Celebrate Mother’s Day early with brunch and a play session. You can enjoy waffles, fruit, yogurt, pastries, coffee, tea and juice while your children play. Each child’s ticket includes two adults. $20 per child, $15 additional sibling. 10 a.m.-noon May 7. 6124 N U.S. 41, Apollo Beach. 813-645-8777.

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach: Moms that dress up in Kentucky Derby attire get a free mimosa with brunch. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $62. 100 Coronado Drive, Clearwater. 727-281-9500.

Sea Dog Cantina: Enjoy an array of drink specials as you feast on steak and eggs with potatoes and Mexican beignets with blueberry, lemon and raspberry topping. 26200 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. 727-726-6800.

House of Restoration: Mom can listen to encouraging testimony, uplifting poetry and spoken word as she enjoys a hot breakfast as well as pastries and fresh fruit. 9-11:30 a.m. May 7. $15. 1800 W Waters Ave., Tampa.

Meat Market Steakhouse: Moms 21 and older get a free mimosa and a complimentary box of chocolates upon arrival. 1606 W Snow Ave., Tampa. 813-280-1113.

Willa’s: Willa’s is celebrating with brunch and dinner May 7-8. A light special during brunch is the burrata salad ($18). Pink or red drinks are featured all weekend, including Another Spicy Margarita, Strawberry Spritz, Still Rosé and Soft Sangria. 1700 W Fig St., Tampa. 813-519-4552.

Oddfellows Ice Cream Co.: All moms get a free waffle cone with the purchase of a single, double or triple scoop. 718 S Village Circle, Tampa. 813-443-3597.

Seasons 52: Find an a la carte Mother’s Day brunch in the dining room from 10 a.m-2 p.m. Selections include crab and cheddar quiche, French toast, bacon and shrimp and grits. Seasons 52 is also serving a Mother’s Day Green Box To Go. It includes choice of spiral ham, whole side of cedar plank salmon or beef tenderloin, plus salad, two sides and six chocolate-dipped strawberry desserts. Each Green Box dinner serves four to six people and will be chilled and ready to warm at home. Go to seasons52.com to make a Mother’s Day reservation for May 8 and to place a to-go order by May 2 for pickup on May 7. 204 WestShore Plaza, Tampa. 813-286-1152.

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood: Eddie V’s is offering a prix fixe three-course brunch menu from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Items include lobster quiche, roasted avocado with jumbo lump crab and steak and eggs. A la carte dinner options are available all day. 4400 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. 813-877-7290.

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen: Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is offering mom a new cocktail. The Strawberry Sweet-tart is served in a take home glass and features vodka, raspberry, pineapple juice and strawberry puree and topped with sliced strawberries ($7.49). For guests who would rather celebrate at home, Cheddar’s is offering a selection of family bundles starting at $26.99. Bundles feed four to six, with options including chicken tenders, salmon, or a combination of each, served with two family-sized sides and six honey butter croissants. For a location near you, visit cheddars.com.

Rivers Edge Restaurant: Take mom to eat brunch right on the Riverwalk. Items include scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, quiche, baked Mahi, chicken breast, tenderloin tips, pork loin, danishes, a waffle bar and sides. Add bottomless bloody Marys and mimosas for $25. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $56, $52 seniors, $24 ages 11 and younger. 200 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. 813-226-4400.

Mom can eat brunch in the elegance of the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club.
Mom can eat brunch in the elegance of the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club. [ Rockwell Group ]

The Vinoy: Mom gets a free rose when you take her for brunch in the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club’s Grand Ballroom. Items include pink pancakes, an omelet station, raw bar, seafood station, carving station and Bellinis. There’s also entertainment and children’s activities. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $95, $30 ages 6-14, 5 and younger free. 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. 727-894-1000.

Cake Drip: Book a 90-minute session for Mom to indulge in a design-your-own-dessert bar with chocolate, fruit, croissants, mimosas and more. High tea follows. $75 (reservations required). 1625 W Snow Circle, Tampa. 813-385-4095.

Palm Court Italian Grill: The restaurant at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort will hold Mother’s Day dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. In addition to the regular menu, specials include prime rib ($56) and vanilla creme brulee ($15). 5500 Gulf Blvd., St Pete Beach. 727-363-2358.

RumFish Grill: The restaurant at RumFish Beach Resort is offering Mother’s Day dinner from 2 to 10 p.m. In addition to the regular menu, specials include grilled rack of lamb ($46), seared halibut ($42) and lavender creme brulee ($14). 6000 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. 727-329-1428.

Sugar Factory: In addition to their usual sweet treats, Sugar Factory is offering a New York cheesecake dipped in dark chocolate and topped with whipped cream, chocolate-covered strawberries, a raspberry macaron and edible gold ($21). Available May 7-8. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-521-4262.

Ulele: Chefs have whipped up two entrees and a dessert for Mother’s Day. In addition to the regular menu, you’ll find shrimp ceviche ($15), seared salmon ($30) and strawberry shortcake ($10). 1810 N Highland Ave., Tampa. 813-999-4952.

The Columbia Restaurant is offering a special appetizer, one entree and a dessert for Mother's Day.
The Columbia Restaurant is offering a special appetizer, one entree and a dessert for Mother's Day. [ BOYZELL HOSEY | Times ]

Columbia Restaurant: The historic Ybor and Sand Key locations are offering Coca de Langosta (lobster flatbread) ($16), Salmon Aurora ($30) and blueberry rum cheesecake ($10). 2117 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. 813-248-4961. Also, 1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater. 727-596-8400.

Casa Santo Stefano: Mother’s Day specials include eggplant rolotini ($13), lobster ravioli ($30) and Torta al Limone ($10). 1607 N 22nd St., Tampa. 813-248-1925.

Duffy’s Sports Grill: Mom can unwind with a free glass of wine and a complimentary flower May 7 and 8. Specials include shrimp scampi ($16.99) and salmon ($17.99). 1580 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. 813-875-7340.

Flor Fina: Hotel Haya’s restaurant is offering two brunch entree specials and a specialty drink. Entrees include Croque Madame and Turkish eggs with lamb. The specialty drink is a rum-based version of an old fashioned called the Pasada de Moda. 1412 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. 813-568-1200.

Elevage SoHo Kitchen and Bar: The Epicurean Hotel’s restaurant is offering three featured menu items in addition to select items from their regular menu on Mother’s Day. Items include Osetra Caviar Service ($125), Lobster Vol-au-Vent ($26) and Grass Fed Beef Prime Rib ($47). 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (brunch) and 5-10 p.m. (dinner) May 8 only. 1207 S Howard Ave. Tampa. 813-999-8726.

HEW Parlor & Chophouse: The Fenway Hotel’s restaurant is offering a Mother’s Day family-style brunch. The three-course meal includes salad, smoked salmon, quiche, French toast, eggs Benedict, prime rib and dessert. $75, $25 children. 9 a.m.-noon May 8 only. 453 Edgewater Drive, Dunedin. 574-250-3438.

K Club Bar & Bistro: The Karol Hotel’s restaurant is offering a Mother’s Day brunch buffet with breakfast items, a seafood tower, carving stations and side items. $59, $19 ages 12 and younger. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 8 only. 2675 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. 727-273-7850.

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