Celebrating Mother’s Day: Dining Specials in Texas

As Mother’s Day approaches, it’s time to think about how to make this day extra special for all the wonderful mothers out there. Whether you’re in Austin, Houston, Dallas, or San Antonio, there is a variety of delightful dining options to celebrate the most important women in our lives. From special brunches to unique treats, here’s a comprehensive guide to help you plan the perfect Mother’s Day.

Austin

Poeta

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Poeta in East Austin, served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring delectable eggy options such as arancini with poached eggs and roasted lamb, and a scramble with mushroom and caramelized onion. They also accommodate various dietary preferences, offering vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free substitutions. Reservations can be made online.

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Pearl & Fin Oyster Bar

Moms who love seafood will be delighted to enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch at Pearl & Fin, located just west of downtown Austin and featuring one of the largest selections of fresh, cold water oysters in the city. The restaurant will be featuring mimosa specials all afternoon, and moms will receive a sweet take-home gift at the end of their meals. Reservations can be made now on OpenTable

Pearl & Fin Oyster Bar
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Uchibā, Uchi, Uchiko

For a special Mother’s Day treat, Uchibā Austin will open its doors five hours early for seating beginning at 11 am on Sunday May 12.  Guests can make their Mother’s Day reservations for this one-day only lunch at Uchibā here. Additionally, Uchi Austin offers a special Omakase for dine-in only, and Uchiko sells a highly anticipated collection of baked goods and confections in their Mother’s Day Sweet box.

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Houston

Aiko

Aiko is offering a special, 14-course Omakase + drink specials for Mother’s Day from Wednesday, May 8 to Wednesday, May 22 from 5:00 p.m. to close each day. The limited-time offering costs $150 per person, and reservations can be made via OpenTable.

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Auden

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Auden. The cozy, sophisticated bistro’s new brunch menu is influenced by Texas flavors, Gulf Coast ingredients, and a nod to the owners’ Indian culture. This includes dishes such as the Biscuit & Crawfish Gravy, and Shakshouka. For moms who desire decadence, the Funnel Cake is perfectly crispy and frosted. Mark the special occasion with the floral Butterfly Effect cocktail, or the tropical flavors of the Ticket to Paradise. Brunch is served at Auden on Sunday from 11am-3pm.

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Dandelion Cafe

A mouthwatering breakfast in bed for mom is a breeze with the Dandelion Cafe. The all-day breakfast cafe is offering family packs to-go for Sunday, May 12, so patrons can host the holiday at home. From Dandy’s famous Chicken and Waffles family style for eight people ($65) to a Taco Pack with five different flavors ($42-$85), there are options to suit everyone. For moms who love mimosas, add a $20 mimosa carafe for carryout with orange, strawberry, blueberry, pomegranate orange, hibiscus honey, or vanilla lavender and a 750 ml bottle of Prosecco. Customers can order the Mother’s Day Family Packs on www.dandelionhouston.com, beginning 7am on Saturday, April 20.

Photo by Marlen Mendoza

Dallas

Truluck’s

This Mother’s Day, enjoy the freshest seafood and seasonal accompaniments off Truluck’s regular menu, including Florida Stone Crab claws, Miso-glazed Seabass, New England Sea Scallops and more. A special KIDS menu featuring Creamy Mac & Cheese, Crispy Chicken Tenders, Cheeseburger Sliders, and Hand-Battered Shrimp will be available. Reservations are highly recommended, and can be made via OpenTable.

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Bar Louie

To celebrate Mother’s Day, Bar Louie will be giving moms a free entrée with the purchase of an additional adult entrée. For dine-in guests only, this Mother’s Day offer is available all day on Sunday, May 12th at participating Bar Louie locations.

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Pizza Inn

To treat all the moms this Mother’s Day, Pizza Inn will be offering $5 take-home pizzerts. Take the family out for a hearty pizza dinner and take home a sweet treat to celebrate mom at home for only $5! 

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San Antonio

PJ’s Coffee

Moms can get a free 12oz hot coffee or cold brew on Mother’s Day.

Photo Courtesy of PJ’s Coffee

Conclusion

Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to show appreciation and love through a shared meal. With so many options across Texas, you can find the perfect spot to celebrate the day with your mom, ensuring it’s filled with joy and delicious flavors. Whether it’s seafood, Italian brunch, or a sweet treat, make sure to book your reservations early and create unforgettable memories this Mother’s Day.

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