CHARLOTTE, NC— Mother’s Day this year falls on Sunday, May 9 — a day annually set aside to celebrate mamas, including stepmoms, foster moms, grandmothers and even aunties, who shape our lives and love us like no other.
Restaurants and chefs across the Charlotte metro are readying feasts — for on-site dining or takeout — to make it a memorable day. And whether the moms in your life prefer egg and quiche brunches, steak, lobster, BBQ, pasta dishes, Latin-inspired fare or sweet treats, Patch has you covered.
Scroll through our annual Mother’s Day dining guide for reservation inspiration, find her faves and make your plans.
If you know of other local restaurants offering specials, share details with your fellow Patch readers in the comments section. And before heading out, confirm the various dining deals are still proceeding as planned.
Baskin-Robbins: For your sweet mom, how about a Floral Bouquet Cake? Cake and ice cream flavors can be selected, and it’s topped with an ice cream cone bouquet of pastel frosting flowers. Order online here or in-person. Locations.
Capital Grille: A heat-and-serve, three-course takeout dinner is offered for pre-order and May 8-9 pickup. Options include: beef tenderloin; lobster tails; salad; sides; and dessert. Brunch (with lobster frittata, New York strip steak & eggs, and filet) and dinner also will be served at the restaurant on Mother’s Day. Bookings.
Cracker Barrel: A new “homestyle favorites” menu rolls out just in time for Mother’s Day, so treat Ma to such limited-time specials as Hand-Breaded Fried Chicken Tenders, Sweet n’ Smoky Glazed Tenders, “Barrel Bites”: sweet Biscuit Beignets and Loaded Hashbrown Casserole Tots. Or opt for “Mother’s Day Family Meal Basket Special” — an All-Day Pancake Breakfast Family Meal Basket or Sunday Homestyle Chicken Family Meal Basket. Gift-card deals are offered, too. Locations.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Just in time for Mother’s Day for BBQ-lovin’ mamas, the chain is launching its new summer menu with Sweet King’s Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sandwich with Dr Pepper Barbecue Sauce and Texas Sweet Corn. Or keep meal prep easy with to-go family and picnic packs. Locations.
Eddie V’s: Mother’s Day brunch is offered on-site from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a full dinner menu available all day, or bring home a four-course dinner. Brunch is three courses ($49 for adult/$15 for child) with choices of salad, soups, lobster quiche, steak & eggs and more. Take-home bundles serve two ($150) or four to six ($250), for Friday or Saturday pickup. Included: tenderloin or sea bass; shrimp cocktail; salad; sides; dessert; and chocolate-covered strawberries and a rose for Mom. Locations.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse: Treat Mom to a three-course menu featuring filet mignon and choice of lobster scampi or crab-stuffed shrimp. Starting at $80 per guest and offered May 8-9 beginning at 11 a.m. Locations.
Hooters: In honor of Mother’s Day — for one day only, Sunday, May 9 — diners can enjoy 10 free Boneless Wings with the purchase of any 10 wings at participating restaurants. Check to see if your nearest locale is hosting the offer. Locations.
Morton’s the Steakhouse: Celebrate with Steak & Lobster Oscar ($59) with Old Bay puff pastry and asparagus. Sides, dessert and wine can be added. Or select a dinner for two for takeout ($179) including salad, filet or lobster, accompaniments, dessert and wine pairing. Locations.
Olive Garden: Family Bundles, which serve four to six or up to 12, offer selections including spaghetti, lasagna, chicken or shrimp scampi, plus options for breadsticks, salad or soup. Order in advance for curbside pickup. Some locales open for dine-in. Locations.
PF Chang’s: Celebrate Mom with a pre fixe four-course menu ($50) that includes a glass of wine. Selections include: Chang’s Lettuce Wraps; Dynamite Shrimp; soup; Miso Glazed Salmon; Mongolian Beef; Peking Duck; and desserts of cheesecake or The Great Wall of Chocolate. Bundle to-go meals also offered, as well as gift card deals. Locations.
Red Lobster: Family takeout menus start at $7.99 per person, or take advantage of a gift card deal running through the end of June: For every $50 spent on gift cards purchased in restaurant or online, guests receive a coupon for $10 off orders of $30 or more during July and August. Among new menu adds: Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich; Crispy Cod Sandwich (Codzilla); Wagyu Bacon Cheeseburger; and Baja Shrimp and Sesame-Soy Salmon bowls. Locations.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Pre-order an at-home Mother’s Day feast for four ($180) that includes starter, beef tenderloin, sides and cheesecake. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance of pickup. In-restaurant dining is also offered. Locations.
Reported and written by Patch’s Susan C. Schena
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