Here are suggestions for brunch or dinner menus suitable for a Mother’s Day celebration. Ideas include restaurant delivery options, “to go” meals, and links to recipes for a do-it-yourself party.
Suggested Mother’s Day restaurants
We focus on restaurants throughout the Puget Sound region with modestly priced menus. Many offer dine-in, takeout, and delivery—check their website for details.
(Listed alphabetically by city and in Seattle roughly north to south)
Bonefish Grill (Bothell, Marysville) offers Family Bundles that serve up to 5 and include salad, fresh bread and pesto, plus house-baked cookies. For dine-in, check their daily specials.
Grazie Ristorante (Bothell/Canyon Park, Tukwila/Southcenter) features pasta dishes and wood fired pizzas for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.
Bar Dojo (Edmonds) features an inspired takeout menu of Asian comfort foods. Dine-in or order online for pickup.
TerraCotta Red Asian Bistro (Everett) menu for takeout or delivery features fresh ingredients from local farmers.
Shawn O’Donnell’s (Everett, Mount Vernon, Seattle/Fremont, Seattle/Pioneer Square) offers their American Grill & Irish Pub menu for dine-in, takeout, or delivery.
Al Lago Ristorante Italiano (Lake Tapps) offers a dine-in menu featuring Certified Angus beef and Northwest seafood.
Vino At The Landing (Renton) is a fun, vibrant retail wine shop & wine bar featuring a menu of small plates, soups, sandwiches, pastas, and more. Order online for pickup or delivery.
JuneBaby (northeast Seattle) is renowned for their inspired soul food menu by award-winning chef Edouardo Jordan. Dine-in or takeout for dinner Wednesday-Sunday. Order early as they sell out of popular items. Mother’s Day Brunch with Wine and live jazz, $110/person.
JOULE – Relay Restaurant Group (Seattle/Fremont) are open daily for dinner dine-in or takeout from their seasonal rotating menu.
REVEL – Relay Restaurant Group (Seattle/Fremont) are open daily for dinner dine-in or takeout from their seasonal rotating menu.
Vito’s Restaurant & Lounge (Seattle/First Hill) open daily for dinner takeout and dine-in (21+ only) from their classic Italian menu. (Last time we check in April 2023, Vito’s was renovating after a fire. Re-opening date is TBA.)
White Swan Public House (Seattle/South Lake Union) features a seasonal rotating menu. Open dinner and brunch on weekends.
Capital Grille (Seattle/downtown) is greeting Mom with a rose and Chef-prepared Brunch Specials, Mimosas, and Champagne. Younger members of the family can look forward to a dedicated brunch menu.
Shaker + Spear (Seattle/downtown) offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch menus featuring seasonal Pacific Northwest favorites.
BluWater Bistro (Seattle/Leschi) open daily for dine-in or takeout breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Special Mother’s Day crab quiche brunch ($23) and steak & lobster dinner ($49).
Trails End Taphouse & Restaurant at Thomas Family Farm (Snohomish). Mother’s Day Take-and-Bake ($25/person, minimum order of 2): a fully prepared meal for pickup Saturday before Mother’s Day—pop it in the oven the next day and celebrate with mom.
Gateway to India (Tacoma) open Tuesday-Sunday for lunch buffet and dinner, dine-in or takeout. Locally owned and operated family restaurant serving authentic North Indian cuisine. Vegan and other specialty diet requests are possible.
Indochine Asian Dining Lounge (Tacoma) open Tuesday-Sunday for dinner. Dine-in, takeout or delivery. Features the flavors of Thailand, China, India, Japan, and Vietnam. Vegetarian options and gluten-free menu.
In the Seattle-Tacoma metro area OpenTable lists 150 restaurants with modestly priced menus for Mother’s Day, May 14, 2023. Some included meal kits, cocktails-to-go, wines, and more. To complete the experience, check out OpenTable information on how to Create a Restaurant-Like Experience at Home.
But wait, there’s more! We have another long list of ways to find restaurants offering takeout and delivery.
Mother’s Day recipe ideas
We’ve gathered local recipes that are suitable for a Mother’s Day brunch or dinner, with a focus on budget-friendly meals. Many are simple to prepare.
Isernio Sausage Recipes
Frank Isernio was born in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, surrounded by first- and second-generation Italians. The Isernio family took great pride in sharing special dinners with friends and relatives. Over time, Frank became the one in charge of the sausage, first for the family get-togethers, then for others, and eventually for local restaurants, while working full-time as a pipefitter. Today, Isernio’s Sausage is found in hundreds of supermarkets and fine restaurants across the country.
The following Isernio’s recipes are suitable for a brunch menu:
- Overnight Breakfast Sausage, Egg and Veggie Strata
- Baked Eggs Veracruzana
- Italian Sausage and Egg Burritos
- Garlic Toasts with Sausage, Peppers and Goat Cheese
- Chicken-Chile-Lemongrass Dumplings or Potstickers
- Mexican Stuffed Potato Skins
- Isernio’s Sausage and Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
- Margherita Isernio’s Sausage Meatballs
- Apple Sausage Pan-Cake
Since it’s beginning in 1928, Uwajimaya has become one of the largest Asian grocery retailers in the Pacific Northwest, specializing in all things Asian, from produce, sauces, and noodles, to saki, seafood, special cuts for hot pot, and much more. They also have a large kitchenware and gift shop with tools for prepping vegetables, making sushi, and cooking rice and oriental goods. Here are several recipes from their files, suitable for a celebratory family meal:
- Sukiyaki (Japanese Hot Pot)
- Chap Chae Noodles with Meat and Vegetables
- Yakisoba (Japanese Sitr Fry Noodles)
- Phad Thai with Chicken
- Murgi – Chicken Curry
- Seafood and Vegetable Hot Pot (Nabe)
- Seafood Fried Rice
- Egg Fu Yung (Asian Style Omelet)
- Matsutake Pine Mushroom Rice
- Kelp Noodle Chop Salad with Carrot Dressing
- Cabbage Salad
- Mom & Aunty Ann’s Kauai-Style Portuguese Sweet Rolls
Sunset Magazine recipes
The monthly Sunset magazine focuses on home and garden design, outdoor living ideas, and recipes that showcase the unique lifestyle of the Western United States. Sunset.com is a resource for recipes and ideas. Subscribe to their free e-mail newsletters, featuring inspiring home ideas, travel tips, gardening ideas, recipes, and more, is delivered to your inbox 8 times per month. Here are a few main dish recipes from their archives, suitable for a mom’s day brunch or patio picnic if the weather is nice:
- Hot Flank Steak Salad with Chinese Black Bean Dressing
- Thai Beef Salad
- Grilled Asparagus and Prosciutto Cobb Salad
- Best-Ever Chinese Chicken Salad
- Grilled Chicken Pita Salad
- Grilled Chicken on Greens with Creamy Harissa Dressing
- Chicken Salad with Roasted Beets and Dandelion Greens
- Shrimp and White Bean Salad with Lemon Dressing
- Rice Salad Niçoise
- Greek Tuna Salad
- Chickpea Panzanella with Capers
Things to do for Mother’s Day 2023
Listed below are events and things to do to honor your mom over Mother’s Day Weekend. If you are looking for gift ideas, check out our Mother’s Day gift ideas.
Friday, May 12, 2023
Saturday, May 13, 2023
Sunday, May 14, 2023