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8 Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day In Fort Lauderdale

Mother’s Day is sneaking up on us, so be sure to make plans ahead of time to celebrate mom on May 13. Whether it’s a fancy brunch buffet or a relaxing spa package, let Mom know how much she means to you. After all, she does have the toughest (and most rewarding) job in the world. 

Here are 10 ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in the Fort Lauderdale area:

Spa Day At Pelican Grand Beach Resort

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We could all use a spa day. But moms, especially, deserve an hour or two to relax in peace and quiet. The Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale is offering a “You Are Beautiful” spa package this Mother’s Day. It includes a $250 PURE Spa credit so that Mom can choose her own treatment (facial, massage, manicure, etc.), plus two signature cocktails (so you know she’ll be relaxed). As an added gift, the Pelican Grand will take care of any resort fees. 

2000 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.568.9431; pelicanbeach.com

Lobster Bar Fort Lauderdale

Photo courtesy of Lobster Bar and Channé Rosé

Take mom to the Lobster Bar in Fort Lauderdale this Mother’s Day. On top of the restaurant’s exquisite menu, it’s offering Channé Rosé for $9 a glass and $34 a bottle. You’ll find some of the best seafood in South Florida on Lobster Bar’s menu thanks to world-renowned chef Jeff Pfeiffer. The nautical theme throughout the restaurant will make you feel like you’re dining on a yacht rather than in a restaurant, which could be a pretty cool treat for mom.

450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.772.2675; buckheadrestaurants.com

Buffet Brunch At NYY Steak

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Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is offering special menus throughout four of its restaurants this Mother’s Day. We recommend fine dining restaurant, NYY Steak. It is offering a special brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for $85 per person. Make a reservation and feast on a buffet-style menu featuring a fresh seafood station, a soup and salad station, an omelet station and a dessert station. The chef will also be hosting a carving station so that Mom can enjoy a juicy steak. The best part? It will have a mimosa and bloody mary bar, plus live entertainment. 

5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; 954.935.6699; seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com 

Exclusive Menu At Sorrisi

If your mom is in the mood for something Italian, take her to Sorrisi. It’s whipping up something special for Mother’s Day from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. The exclusive menu includes a large chopped salad, shrimp and lobster scampi, veal involtini Florentine, pistachio-crusted lamb chops and, for dessert, Frutti de Bosco tart. The hardest decision she’ll be making is whether or not to order two desserts. 

5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; 954.935.6689; seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com 

Spa Day At The Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach 

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The new Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach is offering a full day of relaxation to celebrate Mother’s Day. Give mom the gift of a signature 150-minute “Conrad Spa Journey” that includes a detoxifying body exfoliation, a lava stone massage and a restorative antioxidant facial. She’ll also receive a luxurious “Ocean Quench” hand treatment with the option to take home her choice of Isola hand cream. After all that relaxing, the spa will escort mom to the Atlas Cocktail Lounge to sip on the resort’s exclusive Mother’s Day cocktail. The entire package is $292. 

551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.414.5100; spa.linksrez.net 

Mother’s Day Brunch at RIVA

Photo via Facebook/Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

Head to Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa and take mom to its seaside restaurant, RIVA this Mother’s Day. It is hosting an unforgettable brunch from noon to 4 p.m. for $79 per person ($39 for children under 12). Its extensive Sunday brunch includes omelets, waffles, antipasto, a soup and salad bar, carved meats, seafood station and a huge dessert section that includes dulce de leche cheesecake. Make reservations here.

3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale; 954.766.3100; marriott.com 

Shooters Waterfront Mother’s Day Buffet

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Go for something a little more laid-back this Mother’s Day and take Mom to Shooters Waterfront restaurant. It is hosting an all-American buffet from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for $59 ($25 for kids 12 and under). The menu includes grilled salmon and mahimahi, a raw bar and sushi, a prime rib carving station, antipasto and lox, plus a desserts station. Grab a huge plate of food and enjoy those waterfront views on Mother’s Day. 

3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.566.2855; shooterswaterfront.com/event/mothers-day-buffet/

Brunch At Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar 

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Rocco’s Tacos is being super generous to moms this Mother’s Day. When Mom orders an entree, she’ll receive a complimentary house margarita. As for food, it is serving the usual off the brunch menu, including huevos rancheros divorciados and the wet burrito con huevos. Plus, kids under 10 eat free off the kid’s menu. Opt for the $12 bottomless mimosas or bloody marys to make the most of your time at brunch. Sunday brunch is offered from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.524.9550; roccostacos.com

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Celebrate Mom at These South Florida Restaurants on Mother’s Day

Your mom deserves the world every day, but especially on the one day of the year dedicated to moms everywhere: Mother’s Day.

Need ideas on where to take her on May 14 for a celebratory meal? We have you covered.


From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., NAKED CRAB will be serving up a seafood brunch, buffet-style, with dishes such as crab-stuffed lobster tail, shrimp cocktail, snow crab, crab cakes, crab benedicts and lobster and mushroom hash. A carving station will also serve lamb legs and honey glazed ham. The $10 bottomless drinks option features mango Bellinis, orange mimosas, bloody marys and tableside cocktails. Moms will receive a complimentary glass of prosecco upon seating.

1140 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.727.7090, nakedcrabfl.com

Coco Asian Bistro

A brunch including everything from Asian variations to classic breakfast dishes will be served for Mother’s Day at Coco Asian Bistro. Chef Mike Ponluang curated a morning menu featuring matcha mocha waffles, crab eggs benedict and pandan pancakes. Unlimited mimosas and bloody marys will be available for $19 a person. Brunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

841 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, 954.525.3541, cocoasianbistro.com

Juniper on the Water

Known for its expansive Intracoastal views, Juniper on the Water will offer a Mother’s Day brunch buffet with cold, hot, carving and omelet stations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bottomless mimosas and Bellinis will be offered for $12 and bottomless bloody marys will be $14. Live music from a Spanish guitarist will play in the background, and each mom can expect to leave with a special gift from the restaurant. Juniper on the Water is also holding pre-Mother’s Day specials from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 13 including $2 sake-infused oysters, $7 rose by the glass and a seafood sampler for $47.

1975 South Ocean Drive, Hallandale Beach, 954.544.3370, juniperonthewater.com

III Forks Prime Steakhouse

Honor Mom with an exquisite dining experience and a complimentary rose at III Forks Prime Steakhouse. The chef’s three-course, prix fixe menu includes salad, an entree of your choice and Texas pecan cake or chocolate mousse for dessert. Entree choices include pan-seared red snapper, coffee and coriander rubbed tenderloin and fire-roasted red pepper chicken. The Mother’s Day menu will be served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

501 Silks Run, Ste. 1130, Hallandale Beach, 954.457.3920, 3forks.com


Offering a modern take on Italian cuisine, Tanzy will celebrate moms with a decadent brunch spread and custom Mom-Osa by master bartender and advanced sommelier, Adam Seger. The brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and offers guests the chance to win Mom a 24-karat gold rose, a handmade creation by Goldgenie that’s preserving a real rose inside the metal. The menu will feature chicken and waffles, steak and eggs and French toast.

301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561.922.6699, tanzyrestaurant.com

Photos courtesy of NAKED CRAB, Coco Asian Bistro, Juniper on the Water, III Forks Prime Steakhouse and Tanzy.