She picked us up when we fell, brushed us off and made us feel like new again.
She drove us to karate classes and soccer practice without ever missing a beat. She knew what we needed and provided it for us even when we didn’t know what we wanted ourselves. And if your mom happened to be Italian, she fed us and somehow made everything feel right with the world.
No one deserves a holiday of their own more than Mom. Don’t miss the opportunity to treat that special person to a meal that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner all rolled into one very special occasion.
Mildred’s Strathmere Restaurant, 901 Ocean Drive, Strathmere, 609-263-8209. Open Mother’s Day 1 to 8 p.m. Regular menu and special menu available including appetizers. 14-ounce warm water lobster tail stuffed with crab imperial ($59.95; Chilean seabass with shrimp scampi sauce ($29.95); roast pork loin served over spinach ($17.95); grilled or Cajun swordfish ($24.95); roast leg of lamb with mint jelly ($18.95). Thin mints for every Mom.
Sultan’s Feast, Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Ave., Atlantic City, 609-449-1000. Mother’s Day brunch 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All-you-can-eat choices include carving stations, made-to-order omelets, pasta and assorted desserts. $19.95 per person plus tax and gratuity. Mother’s Day dinner 1to 8 p.m. Chef’s Grand Dinner Buffet featuring a carving station with ham and turkey, steaks grilled to order, shrimp, crab legs, salmon and international selections. Dessert display. $27 per person plus tax and gratuity.
The Reeds at Shelter Haven, Sweetgrass Ballroom, 9601 Third Ave., Stone Harbor, 609-961-3010. Serving 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Omelet and waffle station, made to order. Breakfast selections include scrambled eggs, home fries, breakfast meats, brioche french toast and petite Monte Cristo sandwich. Cool salads, seafood and sides: Caesar, Caprese, spinach, compress watermelon salad, shrimp and oysters on the half shell, fresh fruit, cheese display. Smoked and cured fish platter. Carving station: baked ham and roast turkey. Warm entrees: cilantro grilled chicken breast, miso-glazed mahi-mahi, hanger steak. Desserts: strawberry shortcake, chocolate pot de crème, fresh fruit tarts, ricotta cheese cake, gluten-free chocolate layer cake, lemongrass panna cotta, red velvet cake, cupcakes, cookies. Adults $40. Children under 12 $20. Children 3 and under free. Reservations required.
Ram’s Head Inn, 9 W. White Horse Pike, Galloway, 609-652-1700. Offering brunch 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the ballroom. $39.95 per person. Children 4 to 12, $29.95. Children 3 and under are free. Omelet station with eggs Benedict, smoked salmon and other breakfast items. Carving station: prime rib, pork and lamb. Fresh fish served several ways. Signature entrees include chicken pot pie, soups, various salads. Clams, oysters and shrimp cocktail and sushi. Assorted desserts. Four-course prix-fixe dinner menu will be served 1 to 8 p.m. in the a la carte dining room. First course choices include smoked salmon and shaved fennel salad, beef carpaccio with crumbled bleu cheese, smoked duck breast, seafood crab cake, steamed little neck clams, sautéed prawn over lobster risotto, traditional shrimp cocktail ($6) and colossal lump crab meat cocktail ($6). Second-course choice: cream of asparagus, lobster bisque, bay green salad. Entrée: pan-seared snapper ($58), baked jumbo lump stuffed crab ($54), salmon Wellington ($52), veal scaloppini ($55), pork tenderloin ($46), filet mignon ($58), prime rib ($52), twin lobster tails ($59) and mint hazelnut rack of lamb ($59). Dessert cart selections. Coffee and hot tea included.
Café Roma, Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, 609-348-4411. Three-course menu. Spring mixed greens with grilled pears and balsamic glaze. Entrée: Alaskan salmon imperial or filet tournedo. Dessert: Grand Marnier-laced strawberries and whipped cream. $24.95 per person.
Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar, Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, 609-348-4411. Serving 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Brunch includes Smithfield ham, lobster-crusted wild caught salmon, medallions of filet mignon au poivre, miso-glazed wahoo, crab legs, leg of lamb. Desserts. $59 Total Rewards customers, $64.
Palace Court Buffet, Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, 609-348-4411. Serving 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Additions: prime rib, crab legs, leg of lamb. Omelet and carving stations. $25 Total Rewards customers, $27.
Arturo’s, Bally’s Atlantic City, 1900 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, 877-346-4642. A la carte menu includes: insalata mista ($8); Italian wedding soup ($8). Second course: pasta cucina, your choice of penne, fettuccine, angel hair or linguini with marinara, alfredo, Bolognese, vodka, oil and garlic, rosa, fra diavolo, red or white clam sauce ($22). Entrée: filetto di manzo alla griglia ($42); or branzino ai carciofi ($35). Dessert: Amarena cheese cake ($6).
Casa di Napoli, Showboat Casino Hotel, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-343-4000. Four-course menu. First course: octopus and celery salad. Second course: cauliflower and scallop soup. Third course: veal and lobster Napoleon over a fresh corn sauce. Dessert: chef’s selection. $65 per person not including tax and gratuity.
French Quarter Buffet, Showboat, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-343-4000. Serving brunch 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Maple-glazed ham, Scottish smoked salmon, crepes, banana nut and buttermilk pancakes, french toast, Monte Cristo, applewood-smoked bacon, smoked turkey sausage. Omelets and eggs made to order. Fresh assorted pastries. $19.99 Total Rewards customers, $21.99. Crab legs additional: $19.99 TR, $21.99.
Gallagher’s Steakhouse, Resort’s Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-340-6555. Appetizers: lobster cakes with sweet and spicy aioli ($16) and grilled vegetable salad ($14). Entrees: 16-ounce boneless prime rib ($42) and pan-roasted Chilean sea bass ($30).
The Smithville Inn, 1 N. New York Road, Smithville, 609-652-7777. Buffet all day 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Last seating at 6 p.m.). Carving station, antipasto station, mashed potato bar, pasta station and more. Adults $33.50. Children $16.75. Limited reservations for parties of 10 or more.
Renault Gourmet Restaurant, Renault Winery Resort & Golf, 72 N. Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City, 609-965-2111. Three-course dinner served 1 to 6 p.m. Choice of appetizer, chef selected pasta and entrée. Entrée choices include roast filet mignon, shrimp and crabmeat over pasta, rack of lamb lollipop, fresh seasonal fish and more. Full bar of Renault wines, beer and spirits. Live music. Complimentary sweet for mom. Starting at $35.
Joseph’s Restaurant, Renault Winery Resort & Golf, 72 N. Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City, 609-965-2111. Serving 1 to 6 p.m. Seafood, hand-trimmed steaks, veal, lamb and Italian pasta. Selection of wine, beer and spirits. Complimentary sweet for Mom.
Renault Grand Ballroom, Renault Winery Resort & Golf, 72 N. Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City, 609-965-2111. Buffet served 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Omelet and chef-attended carving stations. New kids corner with child-friendly breakfast and lunch items. Adults $31.95. Children 4 to 10 years, $14.95
Stella, 7303 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor, 609-350-6493. Serving Mother’s Day 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. First-course choices: roasted tomato fennel soup, steamed mussels, stuffed dates, meatballs, portabella, Caesar, roasted beets. Main-course selections: eggplant parmigiano, sausage and orecchiette, chicken saggio, veal and eggplant, braised short rib, sea scallops, salmon, seafood Fra Diavolo. Dessert choice: dark chocolate torte, vanilla ice cream, cannoli, or lemon pound cake. Three-course menu $30 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Mays Landing Golf & Country Club, 1855 Cates Road, Mays Landing, 609-641-4411 ext.12. Mommy’s Day brunch 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Assorted baked goods, yogurt, honey, granola. The Garden: spinach salad and tomato and mozzarella. Eggs to order with toppings. Challah raisin french toast with bananas foster. The Carvery: Roast cherry smoked ham with dried cherry sauce and prime rib au jus with a creamy horseradish sauce. Entrees: Chicken Oscar, pecan-encrusted salmon and seafood scampi. Viennese table, cakes, pies, cookies and candies. Adults $29.95. Children $15.50. Under three years free.
Sofia, 9314 Amherst Ave., Margate, 609-822-9111. Serving Mother’s Day from 2 p.m. Specials and regular menu available. Reservations suggested.
Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, 401 S. New York Road, Galloway, 609-652-1800. Mother’s Day Brunch served 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Soup: lobster bisque. Spring salad display. Artisan cheese and charcuterie display. Seafood station: local oysters and clams, chilled jumbo shrimp. Chefs station: herb-crusted prime rib au jus and honey-glazed spiral ham, cracked mustard sauce. Entrees: crispy bacon, country sausage and fluffy scrambled eggs; local flounder Francaise; smoked chicken breast; baby shrimp and bay scallop scampi; petite filet medallions. Dessert selections: assorted freshly baked pies, housemade bread pudding and seasonal fruit cobbler, assorted French pastries and mousses, cherries jubilee station. $41.95 adults. $22.95 children ages 6 to 12. 5 and under free.
Greate Bay Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, 609-927-5071 x127. Mother’s Day Brunch 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Traditional favorites, children’s buffet, desserts and pastries. $32.95 members. $36.95 non-members. $12.95 member children 4 to 12. $14.95 non-member children 4 to 12. Children 3 and under free.
The Washington Inn & The Wine Bar, 801 Washington St., Cape May, 609-884-5697. Dinner 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 9, 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 10, brunch 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 11. $28 adults. $16 children.
Rio Station, Route 9, Rio Grande, Mother’s Day dinner served 1 to 8 p.m. Special menu plus regular menu available. Special appetizers: cream of broccoli soup, arugula and roasted beet salad, Mom’s favorite seafood assortment (priced $6 to $14). Special entrees: local fresh fish, lobster and edamame mac and cheese, 8-ounce filet mignon, blackened porterhouse pork chop (priced $20 to $35). Desserts: Q’s homemade apple pie milk shake, sweet mascarpone and spring berry parfait ($6 to $8).
Fred & Ethel’s Lantern Light Tavern, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Smithville, 609-652-0544. Accepting Mother’s Day reservations.
Luke Palladino Seasonal Italian Cooking, 60 Central Square,, Linwood, 609-926-3030. Mother’s Day brunch served noon to 3 p.m. Starters include: Scotch eggs ($9), spring vegetable fritto misto ($10), asparagus crudo ($9), Jah’s organic greens ($11). Organic eggs: Italian eggs Benedict ($14), asparagus in bed ($13) and frittata ($13). Main plates: brioche french toast ($10), grilled skirt steak insalata ($19), fazzoletti pasta ($16) and spaghetti alla chitarra ($16). Mother’s Day dinner 5 to 10 p.m. Regular menu.
LP Steak, 1333 New Road, Northfield, 609-646-8189. Mothers’s Day dinner 5 to 10 p.m. Regular menu plus surf and turf special, 1-pound Maine lobster and an 8-ounce black Angus strip steak ($29.99).
Tisha’s, 322 Washington Street mall, Cape May, 609-884-9119. Mothers Day brunch served 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Starters include lobster bruschetta, fried calamari and award-winning New England clam chowder. Lunch side: scallops risotto, lobster mac and cheese, crab cake tacos, grilled salmon ciabatta, special kid’s menu. Breakfast: eggs Benedict, fresh fruit parfait, pancakes, french toast and waffles. Mother’s Day Dinner served 4 to 8 p.m.
Harbor Pines Golf Club, 500 St. Andrews Drive, Egg Harbor Township, 609-927-0006. Mother’s Day brunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $28.95 adults. $12.95 children 10 and under. Reservations required. Includes complimentary flower and glass of champagne for mom.
A Touch of Italy, 6629 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, 609-646-1855. Accepting Mother’s Day reservations.
Boathouse Restaurant and Marina Deck, 506 West Rio Grande Ave., Wildwood, 609-729-5301. Accepting Mother’s Day reservations.
Angeloni’s II Restaurant and Lounge, 2400 Arctic Ave., Atlantic City, 609-344-7875. Accepting Mother’s Day reservations.
The Crab Trap, Somers Point, 609-927-7377. Serving from 11 a.m. Reservations accepted.
Gourmet Italian Cuisine, 324 South Pitney Road, Galloway, 609-652-1398. Dinner specials. Accepting reservations for Mother’s Day.
Grotto, Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Huron & Brigantine Blvd., Atlantic City, 609-441-8475. Full menu plus pecan-encrusted grilled pork loin stuffed with spinach and boursin cheese ($27.99). Drink special: Prosecca Flora-St. Germaine Elderflower liquor and Prosecco ($6).
Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Golden Nugget, Atlantic City, 609-441-8355. Serving 4 to 9:30 p.m. Featured cocktail, wine, champagne and food specials.
Harry’s Oyster Bar and Seafood, Bally’s Atlantic City, Park Place & the Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-431-0092. Open noon to 10:30 p.m. Serving full menu all day plus specials. Seafood omelet and Maryland style crab Benedict. Outdoor seating in courtyard, weather permitting. Live music between 4 and 8 p.m. with Lisa Camp and Judy Glover.
Lillie’s Asian Cuisine, Golden Nugget, Atlantic City, 609-441-2000. Open noon to midnight serving full menu. Happy hour 4 to 7 p.m.
Golden Inn, Oceanfront at 78th Street, Avalon, 609-368-5155. Seatings every two hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brunch menu: fruit and cheese display, seasonal fruit salad, quiche, breakfast sandwiches, scrambled eggs, eggs Blackstone, waffle station, omelets your way, smoked mac and cheese, baked cod, hunter’s pie, bronzed stuffed chicken breast, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, carving station with smoked ham and beef Wellington. Desserts, pies and cakes.
The Flanders Hotel, 11th Street and Boardwalk, Ocean City, 609-399-1000. Reservations on the half hour 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast station with omelets to order, soup station, cold food display, carving station with roasted turkey and roasted strip loin of beef, seared salmon, pesto grilled chicken, mesquite pork loin and lobster sachetti. Dessert station with pie a la mode, bread pudding, assorted cakes, mini pastries, fruit tarts and pies. $33.95 adults. $15.95 children under 12.
Knife & Fork Inn, 3600 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, 609-344-1133. Open 2 to 8 p.m. Serving full menu plus holiday specials including soft shell crabs. Reservations recommended.
Dock’s Oyster House, 2405 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, 609-345-0092. Open 2 to 8 p.m. Serving full menu plus holiday specials including soft shell crabs. Reservations recommended.
5 West Pub, 3729 Bayshore Road, North Cape May, 609-889-7000. Serving 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Complimentary glass of red or white sangria for all moms.
Il Verdi, Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-345-8767. Open 5 to 10 p.m First course: insalata Caprese, insalata Cesare or straciatella di pollo. Second course: surf and turf with 8-ounce filet mignon and grilled lobster. Dessert: amaretto cheesecake. Chocolate-covered strawberries and a glass of champagne. Three-course dinner $75 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Fin, Tropicana, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 800-345-8767. Open 5 to 10 p.m. First-course choice of Fin’s house salad, traditional Caesar salad or lobster bisque. Second course: surf and turf with 8-ounce filet mignon and wild Pacific shrimp. Dessert: Fin’s chocolate jubilation cake. Chocolate-covered strawberries and a glass of champagne. Three-course dinner $75 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Fiesta Buffet, Tropicana, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 800-345-8767. 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All-you-can-eat breakfast with made to order omelets and fresh baked pastries. $18.95 per person plus tax and gratuity. All-you-can-eat surf and turf buffet 2 to 8 p.m. Hand-carved roasted sirloin and turkey, snow crab legs, u-peel shrimp, seafood favorites and desserts. $27.95 per person plus tax and gratuity
Fitzpatrick’s Deli & Steakhouse, 650 New Road, Somers Point, 609-653-8155. Mother’s Day weekend dinner specials, Friday, May 9, to Sunday, May 11. Appetizer choices: ginger carrot soup or mango-glazed scallops. Entrees: grilled salmon with teriyaki glaze, 6-ounce filet mignon or sautéed scallops over apple bacon risotto. Desserts: raspberry crème brulee or brownies a la mode. Three courses for $28.95.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, 609-317-1000. Savor Borgata Culinary Series presents “Afternoon Tea.” Saturday, May 10. 11:30 a.m. etiquette class and 12:30 p.m. lunch, at the Water Club (class), 28 West (lunch). $59 per person.
The Blue Rose Inn, 653 Washington St., Cape May, 609-435-5468. Mother’s Day brunch 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Early seating menu 4 to 5:30 p.m. Dinner 4 to 9 p.m.
The Inn at Sugar Hill, 5704 Mays Landing-Somers Point Road, Mays Landing, 609-625-2226. Open Mother’s Day serving dinner from 2 to 7 p.m. Regular menu minus tavern/bistro selections. All moms receive a complementary dessert: single cannoli with chocolate sauce or single chocolate brownie stuffed with port-marinated dried cherries and raspberry sauce. Large parties limited to 10 guests. Reservations strongly encouraged.
Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar, 900 Shore Road, Somers Point, 609-927-6665. Mother’s Day specials 11 a.m. through 7 p.m. Entrée prices begin at $16 and include a choice of three soups or salad. Entrée platters include petite filet with mushroom demi-glaze ($17), chicken marsala over rice ($16), seared salmon over sautéed spinach ($18), 1½-pound whole steamed lobster ($22). Chicken pot pie ($16), crab cake ($16) or Caesar salad topped with sautéed shrimp ($16). Full lunch and dinner menu also available. Reservations made by Saturday receive free champagne toast for adults.
The Iron Room at Atlantic City Bottle Company, 648 N. Albany Ave., Atlantic City, 609-348-6400. Mother’s Day Brunch 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Main courses: eggs Benedict ($12), eggs Benedict florentine ($12), eggs Benedict with lox ($13),smoked duck and royale omelette ($13), buttermilk white chocolate pancakes ($10), brioche french toast ($11), croquet monsieur ($12), croquet madame ($12), chicken and waffles ($13). Sides include merguez sausage ($4), thick-cut bacon ($4), Belgian-style fries ($3). Mother’s will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling rose with meal.
Romanelli’s Garden Café, 279 S. New York Road, Galloway, 609-652-0179. Breakfast specials 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Steak and eggs ($13.95); lobster, spinach, tomato and cooper omelet ($12.95); salmon Oscar omelet ($15.95); strawberry cream cheese-stuffed french toast ($9.95); crab cake eggs Benedict ($14.95). Dinner specials 2 to 8 p.m. Appetizers: breaded chicken Caprese ($8.95); crispy fried tortellini ($7.95). Entrees: broiled captain’s platter ($35); stuffed lobster tail ($35); surf and turf ($35); stuffed twin lobster tails ($30); shrimp, veal and chicken francaise ($30); herb-encrusted rack of lamb ($29). All entrees come with choice of soup or salad and two sides or pasta.
Latz’s by the Bay, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point, 609-788-8838. Creperie open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Features homemade crepes, quiche omelets, egg white omelets, crab eggs Benedict, french press coffee and herbal teas. Seafood crepe special and omelet du jour. Mother’s Day dinner 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Full dinner menu plus specials: cream of asparagus ($6.50 cup), crab fritters with rebel sauce ($14.95), lobster pot pie “Old seashore favorite” ($32.95),surf and turf ($36.95)and chicken Oscar ($28.95). All dinners accompanied by Latz’s house salad. Latz’s Tea at the Top served noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Regular menu plus Mother’s Day option: First course: homemade scones with clotted creamand lemon curd. Second course: strawberry salad. Savory course: five petite savories. Dessert course: five miniature desserts. $30 plus tax and gratuity. All guests receive an edible Mother’s Day gift.
Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant, 1301 Beach Ave., Cape May, 609-884-9090. Brunch 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First course: spring garlic bisque, Boston bibb “Wedge,” 1301 Caesar salad, yellowfin tuna crudo, charred steak tartare or crispy oysters. Second course: PSI eggs Benedict, house omelet, seared grouper, pan roasted salmon, grilled N.Y. strip steak, steak and eggs, Lancaster free-range chicken. Desserts: steamed toffee pudding, chocolate panna cotta, lemon “bar,” deconstructed banana split. $40 adults. $25 children.
North End American Grill, 206 Olde New Jersey Ave., North Wildwood, 609-435-5691. Mother’s Day brunch 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. plus regular menu. Smoked salmon bruschetta ($9.99), lemon blueberry pancakes ($10.99), fried stuffed french toast ($12.99), pancake roll ($10.99), roast turkey and sweet potato hash ($13.99), chicken and waffles ($13.99), polenta bake ($11.99), smoked salmon PLT ($13.99), eggs benedict ($15.99), grilled stuffed burrito ($15.99), shrimp and polenta ($15.99), steak and mushroom pot pie ($18.99) and the burger ($12.99).
Congress Hall, 251 Beach Ave., Cape May, 609-884-8422. Mother’s Day Brunch in Ballroom 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $38 adults. $13 children.
Union Park Restaurant, 727 Beach Ave. Cape May, 609-884-8811. Serving 4 to 9 p.m. Full regular menu plus specials.
Cattle ’n Clover, 3817 Pacific Ave., Wildwood, 609-522-3800. Mother’s Day menu. Appetizers: Tater tots, pub eggs, fried pickles or buffalo chicken meatballs. Entrees: Seafood mac and cheese, scallops, shrimp and crab with fusilli pasta, twin brie filets with peas and carrots, roasted sweet potatoes and mushroom ragout, or chicken avocado. Desserts: Fried Oreo and apple cobbler. Free glass of red or white wine for mom. $29 per person, pre-fixe menu.