Have a “Mom-umental” Mother's Day!
By Katie Arvia published April 22, 2021
It’s time to celebrate mom and all the amazing mother figures in your life, Chicago Southland-style! This year, there are plenty of dining options, both for dine-in and carry-out, whichever mom prefers. Plus, special Mother’s Day-themed events and fantastic gift options are also available! How ever you plan on celebrating mom, you’re sure to delight this Mother’s Day!
Treat mom to dinner
On May 9, treat mom to brunch at Allgauer’s Restaurant inside the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Alsip hotel. Plated brunch will consist of an appetizer, entrée, dessert and beverages. Start things off with a spinach artichoke quiche and enjoy a seasonal fruit tart for dessert. Plus, choose between grilled filet of sirloin, pretzel-crusted baked salmon or grilled shrimp and sausage ravioli as an entrée! Meals cost $36 per person and reservations are required. Call 708-272-4219 to reserve your spot today!
Enjoy a Mother’s Day buffet at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club on May 9! Reservations are available between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Adults can dine for $36.95 each, with children’s packages ranging from $4.95-$16.95, based on age. The entire family can enjoy delicious offerings like scrambled eggs, French toast sticks, bacon, caprese pasta salad, chef-carved beef brisket and much more. Plus, the adults can enjoy mimosas! Call 866-COG-HILL, extension 310 to make your buffet reservations today.
Head to Chuck’s Southern Comforts Cafe in Burbank for a family-style Mother’s Day brunch. Adults can dine for $29.99 and kids 5-12 can dine for $13.99 (kids 4 and under eat for free). The menu includes your choice of cream of chicken rice soup or strawberry salad for starters, plus an amazing spread for the main course: bananas foster French toast, country scrambler, Tasso ham, smoked salmon, chateau chicken, roasted veggies, mac ‘n’ cheese and Cajun potatoes. Plus, chicken tenders for the kids! And don’t forget dessert! Choose between peach cobbler, mixed berry cobbler or double chocolate bread pudding. Seating is by reservation only, so be sure to call 708-229-8700 to make your reservations today.
Surprise mom with the wide array of meal choices from Jenny’s Steak House in Chicago Ridge. Jenny’s will be serving Mother’s Day entrées including lobster tail, pasta primavera, rack of lamb, baked beef tenderloin and much more! Pair your main course with a dessert like butter rum cake, Eli’s cheesecake or chocolate éclair cake. Click here to see the entire menu! Reservations are available from 1:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Make yours early by calling Jenny’s at 708-229-2272.
Treat mom to an Irish breakfast at Chicago Gaelic Park in Oak Forest! A special Mother’s Day mass will begin at 10:00 AM, with breakfast immediately following. This Irish breakfast will consist of scrambled eggs, bacon, Winston’s sausage, white pudding, black pudding, orange juice and your choice of coffee or tea. Adults will cost $12 each and children will cost $6 each. Seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your family’s table in advance by calling 708-687-9323!
Mom won’t want to miss brunch at The Odyssey in Tinley Park! Choose from tasty breakfast options like scrambled eggs, cinnamon sugar waffles or chef-crafted omelets. Not craving breakfast? Order pineapple-roasted ham, cheese tortellini, fennel-smoked salmon or any of the other incredible choices on The Odyssey’s expansive menu. Click here to see the full menu and to make reservations online via Open Table.
Stop by Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery on Mother’s Day for brunch from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Treat mom to her favorite drink, like sangria, Bloody Mary or a mimosa. Plus, Mother’s Day dinner starts at 5:00 PM! The menu includes specials like prime rib, seafood pasta and salmon.
Have your celebration catered
Give mom a break from cooking with a special Mother’s Day catering package from Chuck’s Southern Comforts Cafe in Burbank. For $15.99 per person, enjoy chateau chicken, pulled pork, penne pasta with vodka sauce, strawberry salad, roasted veggies and smashed red potatoes. Plus, add-ons like chocolate bourbon pecan pie or macaroni and cheese are also available! Click here to see the full menu and call 708-229-8700 to place your orders by May 4!
Winston’s Market is offering brunch and dinner packages for Mother’s Day. Each package serves five people and prices range from $90-$125. For brunch, enjoy tasty items like bacon and spinach quiche or hash brown casserole and for dinner, sample hearty options such as beef tenderloin or double baked potatoes. Click here to see the full menus. Call 708-633-7500 to place your orders.
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant will be offering a Mother’s Day meal kit for four. Each meal kit includes pretzel bread and butter, a special Mother’s Day salad, parmesan-crusted filet medallions, your choice of a second protein (choose between pistachio-crusted grouper, bourbon lacquered BBQ pork or Dana’s parmesan-crusted chicken), Mary’s potatoes, garlic green beans and lemon butter cake for dessert. Kits are $159.99. Plus, spoil mom by adding a box of truffles to your order for $15, and don’t forget the wine! Please pre-order your kits by May 7; click here to order!
Jenny’s Steak House in Chicago Ridge has two Mother’s Day packages available this year. Package #1 includes three pounds of London broil, 12 pieces of oven-roasted chicken, ½ pan of rigatoni with house-made marinara and sausage, ½ pan garlic mashed potatoes with gravy, ½ pan of fresh vegetable medley and seasoned French bread and butter for $130. Package #2 features two pounds of baked beef tenderloin, four twice-baked potatoes, fresh garden salad with mixed greens and seasoned bread and butter for $110. Order your Mother’s Day packages by May 7 by calling 708-229-2272!
Pick up a Mother’s Day dinner to go from Georgios Banquets, Quality Inn & Suites Conference Centre in Orland Hills. Each entrée feeds 8-10 people. Choose between boneless whole roasted beef tenderloin ($189.99), prime rib Diane dinner ($159.99), whole roasted turkey ($89.99), plus more. Each entrée comes with five side dishes: duchess potato casserole, broccoli and cheese mornay, green bean casserole, garlic herb roasted fingerling potatoes and Caesar salad. Plus, packages come with your choice of dessert, including red velvet roll, apple pie, strawberry shortcake or French silk pie. Orders must be placed by May 4; call 708-403-1757 to order your package.
Spend quality time together
Stop by Poppin’ Plates in Park Forest for a special Mother’s Day Sip & Paint event on May 6! This event, sponsored by the Village of Park Forest Recreation, Parks and Community Health Department, will take place from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. All supplies will be provided during this event. Tickets are $55 each; grab your best lady friends or your daughters and get ready to celebrate great moms. Please note that all attendees must be 21 and older. Click here for more information and to register!
Have a “SUPER” time this Mother’s Day at Tinley Junction Miniature Golf and Batting Cages! Head over to Tinley Junction on May 7 for a Mother-Son Superhero Date Night. Dress up as your favorite superhero and show off your superpowers on the golf course! This mother-son night includes dinner, miniature golf and a whole lot of fun! Each participant must be registered. For more information or to register you and your family, please click here.
Celebrate mom all weekend long at Monee Reservoir. Outdoor activities like fishing or boating are available, in addition to the indoor facilities and walkways. All moms in attendance will receive a special gift to help them celebrate. All ages are welcome, and no registration is required!
Mom will also be celebrated all weekend long at Plum Creek Nature Center in Beecher! Come out and enjoy Plum Creek’s many trails. Indoor amenities will also be open and available for all to enjoy. Plus, all mothers will receive a special gift. For more information, please click here.
Play a round of golf with mom at Haunted Trails Family Amusement Park & Picnics in Burbank. All moms get to play for free! Haunted Trails will be open on Mother’s Day from noon to 9:00 PM, giving you plenty of time to enjoy some mini golf, as well as the other fun packages Haunted Trails offers. Take advtantage of the Do It All package for $34.95 and don't forget about half-price games on Wednesday!
Enjoy an elegant afternoon of outdoor tea with your mother, daughters, grandmothers or mothers of the heart at Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center in Olympia Fields on May 22. Tea, lemonade, light tea snacks and desserts will be served. Plus, attendees can enjoy a raffle, tea bingo and a “Best Hat” contest for both adults and children! Tables can accommodate up to five guests. Each table costs $45 for residents and $50 for non-residents. Registration is required by May 20! Click here for more information and to register your table!
Give her a “mom-entous” gift
If mom is an animal lover, she’ll appreciate this fun gift idea from Brookfield Zoo: name a parakeet for mom! For a $10 donation, you can name one of the colorful parakeets inside the Hamill Family Wild Encounters aviary after your mother. Plus, visit your parakeet on Mother’s Day to say hello! To name a parakeet, please click here. And don’t forget to purchase your zoo tickets ahead of time! Click here to get yours today.
Is mom a sports fan? Surprise her with some new Chicago White Sox gear! Mother’s Day-themed gifts include t-shirts, caps and more. Click here to see the entire line of women’s apparel and accessories.
Delight mom with a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece from Lotton Art Glass Gallery & Studios. Lotton Art Glass has been creating stunning blown-glass pieces for over 50 years! Choose from vases, bowls, paperweights and more. Call Lotton Art Glass at 708-672-1400 for more information and help finding the perfect gift.
Wishing you and your family a very happy Mother’s Day!