Mother’s Day Restaurant Deals

Here’s the EatDrinkDeals annual roundup of Mother’s Day restaurant deals.  In addition, if you need gift ideas for moms and dads and grads, see these restaurant gift card deals from Chili’s, Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, Carrabba’s and many more restaurant chains.

Mother’s Day is the biggest day of the year for dining out, so make your plans early if possible.  Here are the best Mother’s Day deals at the nation’s chain restaurants.  Mother’s Day this year is Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Another Broken Egg Cafe has a Mother’s Day brunch plus a $10 bonus for Mother’s Day weekend.  All Moms dining in on May 12-13, 2018 will receive a $10 Brunch Buck voucher valid May 14 – 27, 2018.  The chain announced their Mother’s Day special on Facebook.

Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar has their annual free meal 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.The chain announced the annual special on their Home Page.

Use Promo Code MOMS & Save $3

The best part about getting mom a Mother's Day ice cream cake? You get to eat it too.

Posted by Baskin-Robbins on Thursday, May 3, 2018

Baskin-Robbins has special cakes for Mother’s Day and a promo code for $3 off. Use promo code MOMS and get $3 off a cake when you spend at least $15 online or in-store.  Good today through May 21, 2017.  The chain announced the Mother’s Day deal on Facebook.  You can start your order at

Black Angus has a Surf ‘n Turf special for Mother’s Day.  Get a Prime Rib and Lobster Tail for $29.99 (price may vary).   The special includes an 8-ounce Prime Rib, a lobster tail and two sides.  For more details see: Mother’s Day special at Black Angus.

Boston Market has a Family Meal special to celebrate Mother’s Day.  For those looking to treat Mom to a home style meal on Mother’s Day (and every day in May), guests can purchase a whole rotisserie chicken for $2.99 with purchase of any family meal (valid May 1 – 31).

Boston Market is also hosting a Mom’s Month sweepstakes, giving away one prize per day in May – from Boston Market gift cards and Coca-Cola prize packages to a grand prize family vacation for four to Great Wolf Lodge.  Winner will be selected on Mother’s Day. You can enter once per day at

Bravo and BRIO restaurants have a Mother’s Day brunch until 3 p.m on Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13, 2018.      You can find the complete Mothers Day menus at:   Mother’s Day specials at Bravo  or  Mother’s Day specials at Brio 

Chicken Salad Chick has a $5.99 special on Mother’s Day weekend. On May 11 and 12, the chain has a Perfect Pair special: two scoops of chicken salad, egg salad or pimento cheese for $5.99.  Chicken Salad Chick also will be hosting a celebration at all locations, with the first 100 moms at every restaurant receiving a sweet surprise at the door, plus other special deals and giveaways all weekend long.  The chain 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 $47. For more details see the Fleming’s Mothers Day Special website.

Fogo de Chao has a complimentary dining card for a free lunch or dinner on her next visit for all moms who dine in on Mother’s Day.  Dining card is redeemable May 14 – July 12; one complimentary card per mom while supplies last.  Also at Fogo de Chao,  kids 6 and under dine free, and children ages 7 – 12 are always half price (and not just on Mother’s Day).  For more details see: Fogo de Chao Mother’s Day announcement.

Hooters has their annual Mothers Day celebration, a free meal for mom.  Hooters annualy treats more than 30,000 moms on Mother’s Day. Hooters, 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.

Joe’s Crab Shack has a Mother’s Day $35.99 prix fixe menu featuring a seafood platter,  strip steak, steampot and more.  For the complete menu see: Mother’s Day at Joe’s Crab Shack.

Luby’s – Mother’s Day Specials include Texas Ribeye with six fried shrimp plus two sides and bread for $15.99, and Citrus Salmon with two sides and bread $13.99.  Complete menu and more details are on the Luby’s Mother’s Day Page.

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que is opening early on Mother’s Day, plus all moms dining in May 11 – 13, 2018 will receive a free $10 bonus card. ore details are on the Lucille’s BBQ Home Page.

Macaroni Grill has a special Mother’s Day brunch menu (featuring Avocado Toast, Eggs Benedict, Sweet Berry French Toast, plus a Grande Bloody Mary of Honey Bunny beverage) until 4 p.m., plus a prix fixe menu (one of four new entrées and a special sweet treat for $25 per person) all day.

In addition, all mothers who dine with Macaroni Grill will receive a coupon for 25% off their next visit (purchase of $10 or more; valid from May 16 – June 15), plus all restaurants will feature a special Mothers’ Day backdrop for family photos.

McCormick & Schmick’s will be hosting their traditional Mother’s Day brunch featuring favorites like Eggs Benedict and Bananas Foster French Toast.

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 Website, then click on Our Events.

Make this #MothersDay special. Celebrate at Mimi's!

Posted by Mimi's Cafe on Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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 $18.99 for adults, $8.99 for kids.   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 Home Page.

Ninety Nine Restaurants has Mother’s Day weekend specials May 12 – 13, 2018.  Entrees include Grilled Filet Mignon ($18.99), Fresh Haddock ($15.49), Colossal Lobster Roll ($18.49), Baked Coastal Combo ($17.99), and Prime Rib (12 oz. $16.99, 18 oz. $19.99).  More details are at: Ninety Nine Restaurants Mothers Day Menu.

Mother's Day 2018

Celebrate the mom in your life this Mother's Day & bring her to Sunday Brunch at O'Charley's! Brunch begins at 9am on Sunday, May 13th.Need a last minute gift idea? Snag an O'Charley's gift card & get TWO $5 bonus cards! Buy online today through May 13th at

Posted by O'Charley's on Sunday, May 6, 2018

O’Charley’s begins serving brunch at 9 am on Mother’s Day.   The chain will also serve their Prime Rib Lovers’ Weekend Special ($12.99 per person) on Saturday, May 12 starting at 4:00PM and all day Sunday, May 13.  O’Charley’s announced the Mother’s Day special on Facebook.

Also at O’Charley’s, buy a $25  gift card & get TWO $5 bonus cards when you buy online today through May 13th at

Olive Garden opens at 10:30 am on Mother’s Day.  For more details see: Olive Garden Mother’s Day announcement.  Olive Garden also has a Mother’s Day deal on gift cards.  Get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards now through May 13, 2018.  The bonus card is valid June 1-30, 2018.  For more details and ordering information, see the Olive Garden Gift Card website.

Outback Steakhouse has Queensland Meal specials for Mother’s Day May 9 – 15, 2018.  Choose a signature entrée, two freshly made sides and an individual-sized cheesecake. Queensland entrees include Roasted Garlic Shrimp Topped Filet, Grilled Salmon 7 oz. or 10 oz.,  Bone-In Natural Cut Ribeye 22 oz., and  Slow-Roasted Prime Rib 12 oz. Prices start at $18.99.  The complete menu is on the Outback Specials Page.

The Palm has a Surf ‘n Turf special for Mother’s Day.  Get a Filet Mignon and Lobster for $65 (price may vary).   The special includes a 9-ounce Filet Mignon and 1.5-pound Whole Nova Scotia Lobster served with drawn butter and fresh lemon.  For more details see: Mother’s Day special at The Palm.

Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America, is treating moms to a free cup of Pilot Coffee for Mother’s Day weekend (May 11-13).   Guests who have the myPilot app  will find the free coffee offer beginning May 11.  The offer is good at the more than 750 Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers in North America.  Additionally, Pilot Flying J is launching a Coffee and Cash Giveaway (May 4-June 28) rewarding one grand prize winner with $10K, and eight weekly winners with free Pilot Coffee for a year. To enter, visit

Red Lobster  is opening all of its U.S. restaurants  at 10:30 am local time on Mother’s Day.   The chain will be serving a Mother’s Day brunch and Red Lobster’s seafood-spin on a Bloody Mary – the Shrimpwreck Mary – featuring Absolut Vodka and Bloody Mary Mix garnished with a celery stalk and cocktail shrimp.  Also at Red Lobster, spend $75 on gift cards (which come in special Mother’s Day designs),  and get two bonus gifts in return – good for $10 off or a free appetizer – which are valid on future visits between July-September. For more details or to order, see the Red Lobster Gift Card Page.

Roy’s Restaurants will open early at 9am for an enticing three-course brunch on Mother’s Day. The menu includes Roy’s Benedict featuring Filet Mignon or Crab Cakes. Every brunch comes with a choice of appetizer and dessert.  Starting at 3 pm Roy’s will serve a special menu of Roy’s classics including fresh-from-Hawaii Blackened Island Ahi, Misoyaki “Butterfish” and new creations like a Prime New York Strip Steak.  A special childrens menu is available at brunch and dinner for $15.  Plus, to celebrate Roy’s 30th Anniversary, each table receives a $30 Dining Card* to enjoy on a future visit.  For complete menu and more details see the Roy’s Home Page.

Give mom a gift she’ll brag about to all the other moms. Reserve your table today.

Posted by Ruth's Chris Steak House on Monday, April 30, 2018

Ruth’s Chris Steak House has Mother’s Day specials starting at about $50 plus each mom will get a $25 gift card.  Moms who dine in on Saturday, May 12 or Sunday, May 13 will receive a complimentary, $25 credit to use towards a future purchase.  Select locations open at noon on Sunday and will offer Surf & Turf Specials such as a 6-ounce Filet with Twin Cold Water Lobster Tails for $49.95.  For more information or to reserve, see: Ruth’s Chris Mother’s Day Special.

Shoney’s has their annual Mother’s Day buffet plus each Mom dining at Shoney’s will receive a FREE slice of Strawberry pie.  Buffet offerings include slow-roasted turkey, home-style dressing, fried chicken, meatloaf, coconut shrimp, squash casserole, edamame succotash, mashed potato & gravy, green beans and more, including the Fresh Salad, Soup & Fruit Bar, all for about $12 at participating restaurants. Mom Receives Gift to Enjoy “Incredible” Free Meal, Chance to Win $1,000

Posted by Spaghetti Warehouse on Monday, April 30, 2018

Spaghetti Warehouse will give all moms a coupon for a free Lasagne to enjoy on their next visit.  The chain announced the special on the Spaghetti Warehouse Home Page.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse has a Mother’s Day $39 prix fixe brunch featuring Lump Crab Cake Benedict, Roasted Rack of Lamb and selection of fresh seafood and hand-cut steaks.  For complete menu for your location and more details see: Mother’s Day at Sullivan’s.

Posted by TCBY on Friday, April 27, 2018

TCBY is offering moms across the U.S. a free 6 oz. froyo on Mother’s Day. The chain announced the special on Facebook.

Texas de Brazil has a $20 dining certificate for all moms who dine in on Mother’s Day.  Certificates are valid for $20 of two dinners combined, Monday-Thursday 5/14/18 – 7/31/18. Cannot be used on holidays or with any other discount/offer. Texas de Brazil also announced they will open early, at 11 am on Mother’s Day, and will be serving from the regular dinner menu and prices all day.  For more details see: Texas de Brazil Mother’s Day special.

TGI Friday’s has half-priced bottles of wine for Mother’s Day (good at participating locations; excludes Prosecco). Also TGI Fridays’ Strawberry Frosé drink is being offered in-store for $6 or $7 (varies by location). Also at TGI Friday’s online, get a free slice of Red Velvet Cake with each $20 order (to-go only; limit one slice per check). Enter the promo code “FREECAKE” at check-out to get the free cake.

Wienerschnitzel has a their annual free meal for Mother’s Day.  Get a free Chili Cheese Dog, small fries and small soda with proof of mom-bership on Mother’s Day.  No purchase necessary. Offer valid Sunday, May 13, 2018 only. More details on the Wienerschnitzel Home Page.

WingHouse Bar & Grill has all you can eat wings for $15.99 on Mother’s Day.  You can find the deal announcement on the Winghouse Home Page.

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.

Mothers-Day-Dining-Chart-2013When 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.

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