Here’s the EatDrinkDeals annual roundup of Mother’s Day restaurant deals.
Mother’s Day is the biggest day of the year for dining out, so make your plans early if possible. Mother’s Day this year is Sunday, May 12, 2019. In addition, if you need a Mothers Day gift, visit our roundup of gift card specials at: Restaurant Gift Card Deals
Here are the best Mother’s Day deals at the nation’s chain restaurants. Deals can vary by location so check with your server to be sure the deal you’re interested in is available.
Another Broken Egg Cafe has a Mother’s Day brunch plus a $10 bonus for Mother’s Day weekend. All Moms dining in on Mothers Day weekend will receive a $10 Brunch Buck voucher valid May 13 – 26, 2019. The chain announced their Mother’s Day special on Facebook.
Arooga’sFacebook Page.has their annual BOGO for Moms this Mother’s Day. Arooga’s Moms Eat Free offer includes a free entrée with a purchase of equal or greater value, is dine-in only, and does not include beverages. Beverage must be purchased to qualify for promotion. Good at participating locations. Offer excludes East Brunswick, NJ location. The chain announced the annual special on their
Arooga’s “Moms Eat Free” promotion is dine-in only, and with purchase of equal or greater value. Lesser value item is discounted, and offer does not include daily specials. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts or promotions and is limited to one discount per check. Beverage is not included in offer. Offer valid at participating Arooga’s locations only (excluding East Brunswick, NJ). To find an Arooga’s near you, visit www.aroogas.com/locations.
Baskin-Robbins has special cakes for Mother’s Day and a promo code for $3 off. If ordering online use promo code CAKE. Coupons are good for $3 off a cake when you spend at least $15 online or in-store. Good today through May 31, 2019. You can start your order at www.BaskinRobbins.com/OnlineOrdering
BJ’s Restaurant has a free commemorative glass for Mom on Mothers Day weekend. Buy an entree and get a free stemless wine glass. Good May 11-12, 2019. The special was announced on the BJ’s Restaurant Facebook Page.
California Pizza Kitchen will celebrate moms with the return of their popular heart-shaped pizzas.
On Thursday, May 9 through Sunday, May 12, 2019, get any CPK pizza, such as the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and Thai Chicken Pizza or Spinach + Artichoke Pizza, on special heart-shaped crispy thin crust at no additional charge. For more details visit the CPK Home Page.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill will open early on Mother’s Day with a special menu. The restaurants will open at 10:30 am on May 12, 2019. The Mother’s Day menu is available May 10-12, 2019. Complete menus and more details are at: Carrabba’s Mother’s Day Menu.
Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse will celebrate Mom with a special three-course menu and a free Mimosa. Get an appetizer, salad bar, and entree starting at $22.99 (Parmesan Crusted Chicken) up to $32.99 (14 oz Grilled Ribeye). Other entrees include Prime Rib, Surf and Turf, and Lamb T-Bones. You can add a dessert for about $6 and a glass of Sangria for $5. A glass of Mimosa is free for all Moms. Complete menus and more details are at: Charlie Brown’s Mother’s Day Menu.
Chili’s has a $25 meal for two on Mother’s Day with a special menu. Choose a starter, two full sized entrees and a dessert. Dinner for 2 for only $25. Complete menus and more details are at: Chili’s Mother’s Day Menu.
El Fenix Mexican Restaurant has $1 8-oz Margaritas on Mothers Day. Good all day on Sunday, May 21, 2019. El Fenix announced the special on Facebook.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar has their annual Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 am to 3 pm on Mother’s Day. Typical price is $48. A childrens brunch menu is also available, priced at $16 to $19. For more details see the Fleming’s Mothers Day Special website. You can also find the complete menu at: Fleming’s Mothers Day Menu
Fogo de Chao has this gift for moms dining in on Mother’s Day: A complimentary Dining Card for one Full Churrasco Lunch, Dinner or Sunday Brunch on her next visit. Restrictions Apply. Fogo de Chao announced the Mothers Day special on Facebook.
Hooters has their annual Mothers Day celebration, a free meal for mom. Hooters annually treats more than 30,000 moms on Mother’s Day. Mom can choose her favorite entrée from the special Mother’s Day Menu, including Wings, Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Salad or a Hooters Burger. Requires drink purchase. For more details visit the Hooters Mothers Day page.
Hurricane Grill & Wings has a BOGO for moms dining in on Mother’s Day: Buy one entree and two beverages and get another entree free. Hurricane Grill & Wings announced the Mothers Day special on Facebook.
Joe’s Crab Shack has a four-course prix fixe menu for $35.99 on Mothers Day. The special comes with an appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. Entrees include a Land and Sea platter, steampot, cedar roasted salmon and more. For the complete menu see: Mother’s Day at Joe’s Crab Shack.
Krispy Kreme ihas a free doughnut for Moms who are rewards members. On May 12, 2019, you’ll find this in the Offers tab of the Krispy Kreme app: get a free original glazed doughnut by scanning your app barcode or by providing your phone number.
Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que is opening early on Mother’s Day, plus all moms dining in on Mother’s Day will receive a free $10 bonus card. More details are on the Lucille’s BBQ Home Page.
Macaroni Grill has a special Mother’s Day brunch featuring Avocado Toast, Eggs Benedict, Porchetta Has and more entrees priced at $13 to $15. More details and complete menu are at: Macaroni Grill Mother’s Day brunch menu
The Melting Pot has Mother’s Day specials that vary by location. For the specials near you select your Melting Pot Location , click on Visit Restaurant Site, then click on Our Events.
Miller’s Ale House has these two treats for all moms: a free glass of wine or sangria, plus a coupon for $10 off a $30 purchase good on their next visit. For more details see the Miller’s Mothers Day Special website. *Mother’s Day offer valid for one free 6-oz glass of House Wine or Sangria with purchase of an entree on 5/12/19 only. One per check. No substitutions and not valid with any other offers, promotions or discounts. Offer not valid after 9PM in OH and VA or after 10PM in TN and IL. Offer not available in GA, MA or PA.
Mimi’s will celebrate Mom with a special three-course menu. Beginning at 11 a.m., Mimi’s offers a three-course celebration menu starting at $19.99 for adults, $10.99 for kids. You can also get a brunch from 7 am to 1 pm. Complete menus and more details are on the Mimi’s Mother’s Day Page.
Morton’s The Steakhouse has a Mother’s Day Steak and Lobster Special for $59. More details are on the Morton’s Mothers Day Page.
Ninety Nine Restaurants has specials for Mother’s Day weekend. Entrees include Twin Petite Filet Mignon ($18.99), Fresh Scallops ($17.99), Colossal Lobster Roll ($18.49), Baked Coastal Combo ($18.49), and Prime Rib (12 oz. $17.59, 18 oz. $21.59). More details are at: Ninety Nine Restaurants Mothers Day Menu.
Outback Steakhouse has Queensland Meal specials for Mother’s Day week. From May 8 – 12, 2019, choose a signature entrée, two freshly made sides and an individual-sized cheesecake. Queensland entrees include Roasted Garlic Shrimp Topped Filet, Grilled Salmon, Bone-In Natural Cut Ribeye, and Slow-Roasted Prime Rib (where available). The complete menu is on the Outback Specials Page.
PF Chang’s has a free Mini Dessert this for Moms on Mother’s Day. Moms receive a free Mini Dessert with any entrée purchase on Sun, 5/12. PF Chang’s announced the special on Facebook.
Red Lobster is opening at 10:30 am on Mother’s Day (30 minutes early). The seafood chain will be serving their new Cedar-Plank Seafood plus regular menu items. For your Red Lobster location visit the Red Lobster Home Page.
Roy’s Restaurants will open early at 9 am for a three-course brunch on Mother’s Day. The menu includes Hawaiian Seafood Omelet, Wagyu Beef ‘Loco Moco’ and Misoyaki Butterfish. Every brunch comes with a choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. Prices average about $40 – $50. A childrens brunch is offered for $12.95. For complete menu and more details see the Roy’s Mothers Day Specials Page.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House is open early on Mother’s Day serving from their Spring Classics menu (about $45.95) and Surf ‘n Turf special ( starting at about $50). Also, each mom dining in on Mother’s Day weekend will get a $25 gift card*. For more information or to reserve, see: Ruth’s Chris Mother’s Day Special.
*$25 Cards will be distributed 5/11/19 & 5/12/19, and are valid 5/13-6/30/19. Valid at participating locations only. Must be used towards a future purchase. Valid for dinner only (after 4pm). Not valid on takeout. Entrée purchase is required. Happy Hour food and beverage menu excluded. Valid towards food purchases only, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Limit 1 per table. May not be combined with coupons, discounts or other offers. Subject to change without notice.
Shoney’s has their annual Mother’s Day buffet plus each Mom dining at Shoney’s will receive a FREE slice of Strawberry pie. Offerings on the Fresh Food Bar include Southern Crispy Chicken, Sliced Ham with Apples, slow-roasted, hand-carved Turkey Breast, Coconut Shrimp, Herb-Roasted Salmon, Squash Casserole, Fresh-Steamed Broccoli, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans with Peppers, Sweet Potato Casserole, Corn, Macaroni & Cheese, Collard Greens and much more, plus one our bottomless beverages — all for $14.99 (*) at participating restaurants.
Spaghetti Warehouse will give all moms a coupon for a free Spaghetti and Meatballs to enjoy on their next visit. You’ll need to have THIS COUPON to get the free take home meal. The chain announced the special on the Spaghetti Warehouse Home Page.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse has a Mother’s Day prix fixe menu featuring Lump Crab Cake Benedict, Roasted Rack of Lamb and selection of fresh seafood and hand-cut steaks. Prices are about $45. For the complete menu for your location and more details see: Mother’s Day at Sullivan’s.
TCBY is offering moms across the U.S. a free froyo on Mother’s Day. Moms get a free 6 oz Frozen Yogurt from TCBY on Sunday, May 12, 2019. The chain announced the special on Facebook. *At participating locations only. Offer valid Sunday, May 12th. Call or see store for details.
Texas de Brazil announced they will open early, at 11 am on Mother’s Day, and will be serving from the regular dinner menu with regular prices all day. For more details see: Texas de Brazil Mother’s Day special.
Texas Steakhouse & Saloon announced they give all moms dining in on Mother’s Day a certificate for a free entree on a future visit. For more details see: Texas Steakhouse Facebook Page.
Tijuana Flats has a free entree for Mom on Mothers Day. To get the free entree, show your server the offer on the Tijuana Flats Facebook Page. Valid in-store or take-out only on 5/12/19. Excludes steak and fish. Must mention or show offer to redeem. Limit one offer per guest. Not valid with any other offer or promotion.
Twin Peaks has a BOGO for mom at many locations. Buy one entree and Mom can get a free entree, salad or sandwich. For more details visit: Twin Peaks Mothers Day Announcement
Wienerschnitzel has a their annual free meal for Mother’s Day. Get a free Chili Cheese Dog, small fries and small soda on Mother’s Day. No purchase necessary. Offer valid Sunday, May 12, 2019 only. More details on the Wienerschnitzel Home Page.
WingHouse Bar & Grill has all you can eat wings for $15.99 on Mother’s Day. Choose from Original or Buffalo Style wings in one of 19 sauces or rubs. You can find the deal announcement on the Winghouse Mothers Day SpecialPage.
Mother’s Day Dining Statistics
According to National Restaurant Association research, Mother’s Day is the most popular day of the year to dine out.
About 38 percent of consumers plan to dine out on Mother’s Day, with 62 percent of those consumers planning to enjoy their special meal in a restaurant.
When the National Restaurant Association asked moms what kind of meal they’d love for their special day, 34 percent chose steak, seafood or barbecue; 24 percent chose American cuisine; 21 percent chose ethnic cuisine (including Italian, Mexican and Asian); 19 percent chose a buffet; and 2 percent preferred other dining options.
About Mother’s Day (from Wikipedia)
Mother’s Day is a modern celebration honoring one’s own mother, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father’s Day and Siblings Day.
The celebration of Mother’s Day began in the United States in the early 20th century; it is not related to the many celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration (originally a celebration of the mother church, not motherhood). Despite this, in some countries Mother’s Day has become synonymous with these older traditions.