What better way to celebrate mom than treating her to a delicious Mother’s Day brunch? All across Pinellas, Western Hillsborough, and Pasco counties, upscale restaurants and local chains are offering Mother’s Day celebrations—from buffets and multicourse spreads to picnics and charcuterie boards on the sand.
This Mother’s Day 2022, our team at Air Care is here to help you select the best brunch to make mom feel extra-special this year. Check out our list of the best places for Mother’s Day brunch across the Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and the Tampa Bay area below.
Best Local Restaurants for 2022 Mother’s Day Brunch
See our picks for the best upscale and local restaurants to take mom for Mother’s Day Brunch 2022 in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Tampa Bay.
Please note: Please contact individual restaurants to make reservations and confirm their participation for 2022. Some events details below are based on past year’s promotions and may be subject to change for this Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day Brunch or Lunch Cruises with Yacht StarShip in Clearwater, FL
Dates and Times: Sunday, May 8, 2022
- Early Brunch: Boards at 10 a.m. & cruises from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Late Brunch: Boards at 2 p.m. & cruises from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Locations: Yacht StarShip in Clearwater, 25 Causeway Boulevard Slip #55, Clearwater, FL 33767
- Clearwater Brunch Cruises: $64.95 per adult and $44.95 per child plus tax, marine fee, admin & processing fee, and gratuity
- Clearwater Lunch/Dinner Cruise: $59.95 per adult and $39.96 per child plus tax, marine fee, admin & processing fee, and gratuity
Event Details: Get the family together and treat mom to a relaxing brunch or upscale lunch/dinner cruise on the Gulf. Let her experience a delicious meal prepared by the yacht’s Executive Chef, take in incredible views, relax in the sun and sea breeze, and enjoy DJ entertainment on the top deck. For just $10 more, she can also sip on bottomless mimosas. Is there a better way to celebrate mom on her special day? Yacht StarShip offers gift cards for mom, too.
Mother-Daughter Day at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa in Safety Harbor, FL
Date and Time: Mother’s Day weekend
Location: Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N Bayshore Dr, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Admission: Prices vary by package
Event Details: Consider purchasing the “Mother-Daughter Day” package at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, which includes:
- Two 50 Min. Swedish Massages OR Two 50 Min. European Deep Cleansing Facials
- Two Spa Manicures
- Two Spa Lunches
(Price includes all applicable tax and service charges. See details here.)
While there, enjoy Sunday brunch on Mother’s Day with a collection of entrees, savory soups, salads, and delectable desserts. Reservations are required, so call 727-726-1161, ext. 7100 to book today.
Mother’s Day at The Columbia Restaurant Sand Key in Clearwater Beach, FL
Date and Time: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Columbia Restaurant, 1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
Admission: Prices vary
Event Details: Treat your mom to tapas and other Spanish-inspired dishes at Florida’s oldest restaurant: The Columbia (locations in Ybor City, Sarasota, and Clearwater Beach). We recommend visiting the Columbia in our own backyard—Sand Key/Clearwater Beach—to enjoy a spread of dishes like fried yuca with spicy tomato jam and garlic aioli, scallops, adobo-rubbed lamb lion medallions, and dulce de leche chocolate cake; or, choose a fan-favorites offered on the menu. Walk-ins are accepted, but making a reservation is your best bet for securing a table this Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day at Caretta on the Gulf at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, FL
Date and Time: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Sandpearl Resort, 500 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Event Details: What could be better than treating mom to mimosas, made-to-order omelet and carving stations, salads, sushi, and hot and cold entrees? Visit Caretta on the Gulf to enjoy a seasonally inspired Sunday brunch in light of Mother’s Day. Located at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Caretta’s is Clearwater’s only AAA Four-Diamond restaurant with breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico as the backdrop. Make a reservation to save a seat for the whole family this Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day at Sea-Guini at the Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach, FL
Date and Time: Sunday, May 8, 2022, between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Opal Sands Resort, 430 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Admission: Prices vary
Event Details: Opal Sands Resort doesn’t cut corners when it comes to a celebratory brunch, no matter the holiday. This Mother’s Day, enjoy coastal cuisine with a view of Clearwater Beach at Sea-Guini. Click here to view the menu, which ranges from an egg and gourmet pasta station to NY strip and charcuterie boards. Be sure to call ahead to reserve a seat for you and your mother today.
Mother’s Day at the Central Oaks Golf Club in Tarpon Springs, FL
Date and Time: Sunday, May 8, 2022, between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: The Crescent Oaks Golf Club, 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd., Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Admission: $19.95 ages 12 and up, $13.95 ages 6-12
Event Details: Make reservations to enjoy a full buffet and free “Momosas” at Tarpon Spring’s Central Oaks Golf Club. The Oak Tree Bar & Grill will offer food for the whole family, including eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, chicken and waffles, chicken salad, fresh fruit, and a summer salad. You don’t have to be a club member to celebrate. Call 727-937-4653 x26 today to make your reservation for this Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day Feast at the Fenway Hotel in Dunedin, FL
Date and Time: Sunday, May 8, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: HEW Parlor & Chophouse, 453 Edgewater Dr, Dunedin, FL
Admission: $75 per person
Event Details: Feed your mom a feast this Mother’s Day at the Fenway Hotel in Dunedin. At the HEW Parlor & Chophouse, you’ll enjoy a three-course feast—from fresh fruits and salads to smoked salmon, herb-crusted prime rib, croque madame benedict, and more. Visit the Fenway Hotel website for the full menu, and visit Yelp to make a reservation at “HEW Parlor & Chophouse” today for this Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day Picnic and Bouquet Night in St. Pete Beach, FL
Date and Time: Saturday, May 7, 2022, between 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Location: Upham Beach Park, 6850 Beach Plaza, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Event Details: Celebrate Mother’s Day on the sand of TripAdvisor’s No. 1 beach in the U.S. and No. 5 in the world for 2021—St. Pete Beach! Build a Mother’s Day bouquet and enjoy a charcuterie board from local restaurant Fresh Factory while sitting at a luxurious picnic table oceanside as the sun sets on Upham Beach. Get your tickets today to participate.
Mother’s Day at Compass Grille at the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, FL
Date and Time: Sunday, May 8, 2022, between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 33706
Admission: Prices vary
Event Details: Held annually on Mother’s Day, the Compass Grille’s buffet features a mix of traditional breakfast and brunch dishes, plus a free mimosa for that special lady in your life. You can also treat mom to an unlimited Bloody Mary and mimosa bar for just $20 extra. Make a reservation to secure your spot this Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day at Maritana at The Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach, FL
Date and Time: Mother’s Day weekend 2022
Location: The Don CeSar, 3400 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706
Admission: Prices vary
Event Details: The Maritana restaurant is St. Pete Beach’s AAA Four Diamond Restaurant and the perfect place to treat mom to an unforgettable dining experience. While enjoying a day at the Don CeSar, mom can enjoy a bottomless Champagne brunch with dishes like paella, smoked salmon, carving stations, and more. As an alternative, you can also check out other on-site, casual restaurants at the “Pink Palace,” including Sea Porch Café or Rowe Bar.
Best Chain Restaurants for 2022 Mother’s Day Brunch
See our top picks for the best local chain restaurants to take mom for Mother’s Day 2022 brunch, lunch or dinner in Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay. (Restaurants are listed in alphabetical order.)
Please note: Contact your local restaurant to confirm their participation in these promotions. Most restaurants offer brunch, lunch or dinner options for Mother’s Day 2022; however, some details are populated from past year’s promotions.
This Mother’s Day, head over the Courtney Campbell Causeway to Bahama Breeze Island Grille. Last year, the popular chain’s Caribbean Mother’s Day Bundle included an entrée, side, salad, bread, and even cocktails to go. Get directions to the nearest Bahama Breeze in West Hillsborough/Tampa.
Bonefish Grill is known for its special family bundles, and this Mother’s Day is no exception. Bundle meals typically include an entrée, salad, cookies, and bread. Be sure to make a reservation or order ahead of time for this popular chain. Get directions to your local Bonefish Grill in Clearwater, Bellair Bluffs, or St. Pete in Tyrone Square Mall.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Treat your mom to Carrabba’s spring specials and infamous trios. In years past, Carrabba’s has even offered unique entrées, desserts, and coupons on Mother’s Day. Get directions to your local Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Clearwater, Palm Harbor, or St. Pete near Tyrone Square Mall.
The Capital Grille
This year, The Capital Grille will open early and serve their full dinner menu of contemporary classics, as well as three features for Mother’s Day brunch: Lobster Frittata, Bone-in NY Strip Steak, and Eggs, and 8oz Filet Mignon. Visit between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to dine-in for Mother’s Day or choose from the restaurant’s take-home dinner options. Learn more, make reservations, and get directions to The Capital Grille in the International Plaza in West Hillsborough/Tampa.
The Cheesecake Factory
You can never go wrong with a trip to The Cheesecake Factory. With its extensive menu, generous portions, and legendary desserts, the Cheesecake Factory makes Mother’s Day even sweeter with a tribute to mom. In years past, they’ve also offered a $10 gift card bonus for every $50 gift card purchase. Get directions to The Factory in the Countryside Mall in Clearwater or International Plaza in West Hillsborough/Tampa.
If your mother prefers comfort food, opt for a trip to Cracker Barrel this Mother’s Day. Last year, the chain offered an all-day Pancake Breakfast Family Meal Basket, as well as a bonus gift card for moms. The best part? You’ll get a built-in shopping trip in their Country Store, too. Learn more and shop Mother’s Day gifts, and get directions to your local Cracker Barrel in Clearwater/Feathersound, Pinellas Park/St. Pete or Oldsmar/West Hillsborough.
Dine-in at the Olive Garden or take home a “Ready-to-Bake Bundle,” specifically curated for Mother’s Day. Get directions to your local Olive Garden in Clearwater, Largo, or Pinellas Park.
P.F. Chang’s offers special Celebration Menus and customizable home meals for delivery or takeout. This popular chain offered Mother’s Day specials and gift card bonuses last year, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed they’ll offer it again in 2022. Get directions to your local P.F. Chang’s in the Countryside Mall in Clearwater or Westshore Plaza in Tampa.
If your mom likes seafood, Red Lobster pulls out all the stops for holidays and celebrations. Take her to enjoy celebratory specials like a three-course “from the sea” meal, Lobsterfest, and more. Last year, the restaurant also offered a $10 bonus coupon for spending $50 on gift cards. Get directions to your local Red Lobster in Clearwater, Largo, or St. Pete/Lealman.
Celebrate mom at the upscale Ruth’s Chris for a Mother’s Day Brunch or Celebration Feast. In years past, they’ve opened their doors early for a weekend-long celebration, and Mother’s Day meals came with an entrée, starter, two sides, and personal cheesecakes. Get directions to your local Ruth’s Chris in downtown St. Petersburg/Sundial St. Pete or in Tampa/Westshore.
Other Mother’s Day Ideas
You may also opt to celebrate mom at home with breakfast in bed, a home-cooked meal, an outdoor picnic, or decadent dessert. If you’re looking for ideas, check out Country Living’s article, 41 Thoughtful and Fun Ideas for What to Do for Mother’s Day, or watch the video below on 9 DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas/Mother’s Day Crafts from HGTV Homemade.
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Tampa Bay Times: A Guide to Mother’s Day Brunches in Tampa Bay
ThePioneerWoman.com: Restaurants open Mother’s Day 2022
CountryLiving.com: 41 Thoughtful and Fun Ideas for What to Do for Mother’s Day