Mother’s Day 2024

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to let that special woman in your life know how much you care. And what better way to do that than by taking her out for a yummy brunch or meal at one of the awesome restaurants nearby?

We’ve put together a list of the local spots that are dishing out amazing Mother’s Day brunches and meals as well as places offering special treats and goodies. 

So grab your mom and get ready to enjoy some seriously delicious food!

**Note that this list is for special menu offerings on Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th only. Many restaurants are also open on Mother’s Day (5/12) with their regular menu.

Analytical Brewing

Two seating times at 12pm and 2pm.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Analytical Brewing with brunch and a beer. Chef Sao (from Sao’s Late Night Eatery) will be serving a four-course meal.
  • Main Course: Oven baked BBQ chicken, Smothered pork loin, Sao’s meatloaf
  • Hot Sides: Collards &cabbage, Loli’s rice, Cornbread stuffing with pork sausage, Garlic parmesan mashed potatoes
  • Cold Sides: Seafood salad, Cucumber onion salad
  • Bread Sampler includes: Sweet potato cornbread, honey ginger muffins, and southern biscuit
  • Condiments: Mushroom onion gravy, Cranberry dressing, Hot Sauce, Ranch, and Catalina dressing
  • Dessert: Sao’s special chocolate cake, Flambé banana pudding, Coconut cake-Sharolyn 7-day recipe

Pricing: $35 per person


510 W. Main St., Lexington

Baxter’s American Grille

9:30 am – 2 pm
Full Brunch Buffet incudes:
  • Prime Rib & Ham Carving Stations
  • Waffle Station
  • Omelet Station
  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Egg Benedicts
  • Full Dessert Bar
  • Much More!

Pricing: $42 for adults, $21 for Kids 12 & Under

Reserve your table on the Baxter’s website

3212 E. Empire St. Bloomington

Bloomington Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

  • Carving Station – Herb-Crusted Carved Slow-Roasted Prime Ribeye, Tangy Honey Glazed Pit Ham, Chili Lemon Baked Tilapia with Pickled Red Onion, Asparagus with Salt-Cured Egg Yolks, Yukon Mashed Potatoes with Homestyle Gravy, Creamy Pancetta and Leek Pasta Bake
  • Breakfast Buffet – Chef Made to Order Omelets and Sweet Crepe Flambe Station, Ricotta Cheese Blintzes with Wildberry Sauce, Homestyle Potatoes O’Brien, Hickory Smoked Bacon & Sausage Patties, Brunch Egg Strata
  • Sweets Station – Variety of decadent cakes, cupcakes and pies, French Toast Bread Pudding with Bourbon Current Glaze, Doubletree Yogurt Blueberry Muffins, Chocolate Croissants and Maple Pecan Sticky Buns
  • Salad Station – Assorted European & Domestic Cheese Displays, Smoked Salmon Display, Spinach Salad with Assorted Toppings, Romaine Salad w/Assorted Condiments, Strawberry Fields Salad, Fresh Fruit Salad, Italian Pasta Salad, Marinated Vegetable Salad, Garlic Buttered Breadsticks
  • Kids Buffet – Mac & Cheese Bites, Flatbread Pizza, Potato Barrels
  • Bacon Station – Candied, Chocolate and Praline Bacon & Chicharron

Pricing: Adults – $43, Seniors (65+) – $38, Children (4-12) – $25, Children 3 and under free of charge

Reservations are required. Call (309) 664-6446 to reserve your table.

10 Brickyard Drive Bloomington

DESTIHL Brewery & Beer Hall

9:30 am to 2:00 pm

Visit the Barrel Room for a buffet-style brunch featuring a carving station, savory & sweet brunch cuisine plus dessert! Non-alcoholic beverages such as iced tea, lemonade, a DESTIHL dark roast coffee bar, orange juice & milk are included. A cash bar will also be available.

  • Carving Station – Roast Turkey, Sour Cherry Demi-Glace, Slow Roasted Prime Rib with Horseradish Cream, and House-Made Steak Sauce, Assorted Rolls and Whipped Butter
  • Brunch Station – Garden Salad, Spring Vegetable Pasta Salad, Scrambled Eggs with White Cheddar, Silver Dollar Pancakes with Berry Compote, Whipped Cream, and Vermont Maple Syrup, Baked Mac & Cheese, Maple Carrots, Cheddar Chive Mashed Potatoes, Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Pork Sausage Links, House-Made Buttermilk Biscuits, Sausage & Coffee Gravy, Mixed Berry Jam & Whipped Butter
  • Sweets Station – Mini Muffins & Danish, Assorted Cookies, Lemon Bars, Brownies, Seasonal Fruit Platter, Cheesecake Dip, Key Lime Pie Jars, Carrot Cake Jars

Pricing: Adults: $55 + tax (gratuity included); Children 12 & Under: $15 + tax (gratuity included) 

Tickets are required and sales end Friday, May 10th at 2:00 pm.  GET TICKETS

1200 Greenbriar Dr., Normal

Java Cafe

Enjoy an upscale tea party event with mom! Tickets includes unlimited tea and coffee, quiche & fancy toast options, multiple sweet treats, Mother’s Day craft, activities, door prize contests, photo booth & more!

Tickets: $25 each

Advanced tickets required. Call (309) 527-5282 for more info

52 North Elm, El Paso

Kickapoo TeaRoom & Boutique

Weekend Brunch – Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm

Enjoy new brunch favorites plus some of their regular menu items.

Pricing: varies

Reservations for 5/11 available on their website. Reservations for 5/12 must be emailed to with name, party size, requested time and phone number.

102 S. Seminary St., Downs

Ruth’s Garden Tea Room

Saturday, May 11th from noon to 2 pm

Enjoy lunch and get a digital photo to remember the occasion. Lunch includes:

  • Tidbit plate
  • Choice of Turkey Club Croissant or Chicken Salad Croissant
  • Choice of Broccoli Salad or Pasta Salad
  • Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup
  • Bread Pudding with Warm Vanilla Sauce
  • Drinks: Hot Tea, Iced Tea, Lemonade and Coffee

Pricing: $25/person (tax and tip included)

Reservations and advanced payment required. Call (309) 527-7200 or by Facebook messenger.

98 N. Cherry St. El Paso

Shannon’s Five Star

9 am to 2 pm

Buffet items include:

  • Honey Baked Ham, Roast Beef w/au jus, Baked Pork Chops, Homemade Meatloaf, Fried Chicken, Pork BBQ Ribs, Popcorn Shrimp, Chicken Tenders, Mini Corn Dogs
  • Macaroni & Cheese, Green Beans & Corn, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Salad Bar
  • Hickory Smoked Bacon, Sausage Links, Scrambled Eggs, American Fries, Tater Tots, Buttermilk Biscuits, Sausage Gravy, French Toast Sticks
  • Muffins and Pastries, Fresh Baked Rolls, Assorted Fresh Fruit
  • Brownies, Cookies, Assorted Pies and Cakes

Pricing: Adults – $24.95, Children (ages 4-10) – $12.95. *Beverages, tax and gratuity are separate from the buffet price.

Reservations are required. Call in advance to schedule (309) 664-0808.

1305 S. Mercer Ave., Bloomington

Sweets & Treats

Great Harvest Bread

Indulge in the delectable flavors of Great Harvest Bread’s French Toast Gift Basket. Each basket comes with:

  • Your choice of Cinnamon Crunch or Challah
  • Funk’s Grove Maple Sirup
  • A recipe card
  • Cinnamon Chips, Walnuts,  Pumpkin Seeds and Craisins
  • Forget Me Not Flowers Ribbon
  • Forget Me Not Silk Floral Arrangement (Optional)

Preorder by May 8th for pickup/delivery by May 9 – May 11.


*This list will be updated. Restaurant owners, is your information missing? Email us your info, and we’ll add it to the list!

We strive to provide accurate information for all information and events listed. However, please note that event details may change without notice. For the most up-to-date information and to verify details, please visit the organization’s website or social media page directly. Most can be viewed by clicking on the business name in the list.

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