San Diego Mother’s Day Guide 2018

Dining

A.R. Valentien

Stunning ocean views pair with a three-course meal for Mother’s Day. Choose from farm-fresh favorites like watercress soup, lobster ravioli, wild blackberry soufflé, and raspberry pistachio torte.

Price: $80 per person, or $95 per person with unlimited sparkling wine

Date: May 13

Location: 11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla

Backyard Kitchen & Tap

Look for $5 mimosas and free desserts for all moms.

Price: Various Prices

Date: May 13

Location: 832 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach

Bagby Beer Co.

Kids and dogs are all welcome at Bagby Beer Co., where moms will receive a gift of a little succulent, plus the chance to win a bigger prize.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 601 South Coast Highway, Oceanside

Bahia Resort Hotel

Enjoy a bayfront brunch buffet and complimentary Mission Bay cruise with mom—dishes include Belgian waffles and pan-seared halibut.

Price: $54 per person

Date: May 13

Location: 998 West Mission Bay Drive, Mission Bay

Bencotto

Taking a cue from his Mother’s traditional Italian cooking, Chef Fabrizio Cavallini will be serving lobster ravioli and stuff cheese gnocchi, plus other brunch items.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 750 West Fir Street, Little Italy

Bistro 39

Enjoy a brunch buffet at the Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar, which includes bottomless mimosas, a carving station, assorted pastries ,and other classic brunch dishes.

Price: $46 per person

Date: May 13

Location: 3939 Ocean Bluff Avenue, Del Mar

Bleu Bohème

Treat mom to a decadent French brunch, coplete with mimosas and a prix-fixe menu.

Price: $55 per person

Date: May 13

Location: 4090 Adams Avenue, Kensington

Buona Forchetta

Dine on a special Mother’s Day menu, plus all of their classic menu items and a complimentary Prosecco mimosa.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 3001 Beech Street, South Park; 2865 Sims Road, Point Loma

Café 21

Tuck into California-inspired cuisine with a Middle Eastern touch. During happy hour, sangria, craft beer, and mimosa flights and flutes are all half-off.

Price: Varies

Date: Various Dates

Location: 802 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp; 2736 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights

Café Sevilla

Feast on a nine-course Mother’s Day brunch menu while enjoying live flamenco performances.

Price: $29.95 per person

Date: May 13

Location: 353 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp

Casa de Bandini

Dine on a variety of Mexican and traditional breakfast dishes like pancakes, chile and cheese tamales, chilaquiles ,and more. Save room for flan, pan dulce, and danishes.

Price: $21.95 per person

Date: May 13

Location: 1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad

Casa Sol y Mar

You’ll have a hard time choosing from all the choices at this brunch buffet. Fajitas, enchiladas, tamales, and breakfast staples will be served, as well as a breakfast burrito bar.

Price: $28.95 for adults

Date: May 13

Location: 12865 El Camino Real, Del Mar

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Listen to live piano entertainment with a brunch buffet and a complimentary Mission Bay cruise at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa.

Price: $60 per person

Date: May 13

Location: 3999 Mission Boulevard, Mission Bay

Chandler's

Make Mom smile with a Mother's Day brunch (served with a complimentary mimosa) or three-course prix fixe dinner at Cape Rey in Carlsbad. 

Price: $79/$74 per person

Date: May 13

Location: 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Charles & Dinorah

The Pearl Hotel’s newly reimagined restaurant features mid-century design and modern eats. Their three-course Mother’s Day brunch menu will also include a free glass of champagne for mom.

Price: $30 per person

Date: May 13

Location: 1410 Rosecrans Street, Point Loma

Cucina Enoteca

The brunch buffet at Cucina Enoteca will include fresh salads, pizzas, a carving station, an egg station, and a dessert station.

Price: $45 per person

Date: May 13

Location: 2730 Via de la Valle, Del Mar

Del Sur Mexican Cantina

This bar and eatery is serving a breakfast carnitas hash and other dishes for the holiday.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 2310 30th Street, South Park

Dolce at The Highlands

Look for farm-to-table Californian and Italian cuisine.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 5980 Village Way, Carmel Valley

Extraordinary Desserts

Choose from Extraordinary Desserts’ savory or sweet cheese and snack boards. Then toast mom with Prosecco with strawberries and mint, Rose, or a mimosa.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 1430 Union Street, Little Italy

Farmer and The Seahorse

This Mother’s Day buffet will have a carving station, salad bar, assorted pastries, and more. The morning will also include a photo booth and macaroons for moms.

Price: $64.95 per adult

Date: May 13

Location: 10996 Torreyana Road, UTC

Fishmonger’s Market

Swing by this European-style market and dining spot for a seafood buffet, complete with sustainably sourced catch.

Price: $49.95 per person

Date: May 13

Location: 1735 Hancock Street, Mission Hills

Flower Child

Sip on fresh strawberry "MAmosas" while the kids color "I Love Mom" coloring sheets at Flower Child over healthy brunch options like the quinoa breakfast burrito and vegan hash.

Price: Varies

Date: May 12–13

Location: 2690 Via de la Valle, Del Mar

Harbor House

This bayfront, Seaport Village restaurant is offering a Mother’s Day brunch buffet that includes strawberry spinach salad, French toast soufflé, an omelet bar, and more.

Price: $36.95 per person

Date: May 13

Location: 831 West Harbor Drive, Marina

Havana 1920

Inspired by memories of his Cuban mother and grandmother, Executive Chef Anthony Porras will craft a three-course meal for Mother’s Day.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 548 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp

The Haven Pizzeria

Dine on New Haven-style pizzas, pastas, sandwiches and more, plus $2 off beer, wine and mimosas all day for mom.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 4051 Adams Avenue, Kensington

Herb & Wood

Check out Herb & Wood’s recently launched brunch menu, with Dutch baby soufflé pancakes, scallop ceviche, and lobster thermidor.

Price: Varies

Date: Ongoing

Location: 2210 Kettner Boulevard, Little Italy

Hornblower Cruises and Events

Brunch, bottomless champagne, live jazz entertainment, and harbor views add up to a perfect Mother’s Day celebration.

Price: $74 per adult

Date: May 13

Location: 1800 North Harbor Drive, Marina

Hundred Proof

Inspired by one of his mom’s favorite dishes, Chef Brad Wise crafted a Mama’s Overnight Baked French Toast, filled with vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 4130 Park Boulevard, Hillcrest

Jalisco Cantina

Choose from an extensive selection of specialty margaritas, or a complimentary house marg for mom.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 213 North Coast Highway, Oceanside

JRDN

Try a twist on JRDN’s classic sticky buns, with blueberries, blackberries, fresh cream, and a mint garnish just for Mother’s Day.

Price: Various Prices

Date: May 13

Location: 723 Felspar Street, Pacific Beach

Jsix

Jsix’s new brunch menu offers dishes like brioche French toast with apricot almond sauce, and crab and avocado toast.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 616 J Street, Gaslamp

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

The whole family will love the Mother’s Day buffet at the Lafayette, with items like Baja-style ceviche, made-to-order omelets, and pearl sugar waffles.

Price: $59 per person

Date: May 13

Location: 2223 El Cajon Boulevard, North Park

Leroy’s Kitchen and Lounge

In addition to Leroy’s classic brunch menu, they will be offering up complimentary glasses of Veuve Clicquot for moms.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 1015 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Madison on Park

Madison on Park’s brunch favorites (plus tons of mimosas!) will make mom feel like a queen. Try waffled churro sticks to share, and then order choices like the healthy paleo bowl, or the chilaquiles.

Price: Varies

Date: Various Dates

Location: 4622 Park Boulevard, University Heights

Mama’s Kitchen’s Mama’s Day

Their 27th annual Mama’s Day will include 54 restaurants serving tasty bites, with funds donated to the organization dedicated to providing food for people vulnerable to hunger due to HIV, cancer, and other critical illnesses.

Price: $150 per person

Date: May 11

Location: 3777 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla

Maretalia Ristorante

Pick from Maretalia’s à la carte brunch menu, and mom will also receive a glass of Veuve Cicquot on the house.

Price: Various Prices

Date: May 13

Location: 1300 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Meze Greek Fusion

Celebrate with the "Mother of All Bloody Marys," crafted with Deep Eddy vodka, house-made bloody Mary mix, and jumbo shrimp and bacon.

Price: $14

Date: May 13

Location: 345 Sixth Avenue, Gaslamp

Mille Fleurs

Dine on Chef Woesle’s three-course brunch menu with dishes like white asparagus and ham and lemon tart with limoncello.

Price: $64.50 per person

Date: May 13

Location: 6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe

Miss B’s Coconut Club

Choose from brunch entrées by the beach, like coconut rum French toast or jerk chicken & waffle.

Price: $32.95 per person

Date: May 13

Location: 3704 Mission Boulevard, Mission Beach

Mister A’s

Spoil mom with a three-course brunch menu that includes Maryland blue crab cakes and short rib and prime steak frites.

Price: $69.50 per person

Date: May 13

Location: 2550 5th Avenue, Bankers Hill

The Nolen

The Nolen’s "Sunday Requirement" brunch, will be joined by two specialty cocktails and a breakfast frittata, all served overlooking downtown San Diego.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 453 6th Avenue, Gaslamp

OB Surf Lodge

Brunch with a view at OB Surf Lodge, and enjoy one cent "mom-mosas," for all moms and brunch dishes for all.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 5083 Santa Monica Avenue, Ocean Beach

Osetra Seafood & Steaks

Osetra’s upscale Mother’s Day dinner will include a three-story wine tower and their iconic modern décor. Pick from their à la carte dishes or a handcrafted pre-fixe menu.

Price: $49 per person

Date: May 13

Location: 904 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp

Pacific Beach AleHouse

Treat mom to brunch with gorgeous ocean views and half-off bottles of rosé while supplies last.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 721 Grand Avenue, Pacific Beach

Park 101

The whole family will love Park 101’s outdoor dining experience and brunch buffet. All you can eat brisket, prime rib and brunch favorites, plus giant Jenga and Connect 4.

Price: $30 per person

Date: May 13

Location: 3040 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad

Park Hyatt Aviara

Choose from two brunch experiences at the high-end Carlsbad resort. Both California Bistro and Argyle Steakhouse will be serving buffets, each with a carve station, seafood display, omelet station, pastry spread, cured meats, and more.

Price: $98 (adults), $35 (children)

Date: May 13

Location: 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad

PrepKitchen Del Mar

PrepKitchen will be dishing up brunch options like Godiva Chocolate French Toast and a tableside Bloody Mary cart. Plus, mom will love the goodie bags and other treats.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 1201 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar

Primavera Ristorante

Enjoy a three-course brunch menu on Coronado with choices like avocado alla griglia and lobster eggs benedict.

Price: $54.95 per person

Date: May 13

Location: 932 Orange Avenue, Coronado

The Rail

Located in heart of Hillcrest, The Rail is dishing up brunch specials like breakfast flatbreads and waffle sandwiches.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 3796 Fifth Avenue, Hillcrest

The Smoking Goat

If you’d rather sleep in on Mother’s Day, come by The Smoking Goat for a cozy French dinner with dishes like crispy octopus, pan-roasted Scottish salmon, with a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 3408 30th Street, North Park

Solare

The Liberty Station Italian restaurant will serve French toast, pastas, soups, and more, with a mix of à la carte options as well as special dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 2820 Roosevelt Road, Point Loma

Stake Chophouse & Bar

At Stake’s prix-fixe Mother’s Day Brunch, moms will receive a complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquote rosé, or if you decide to sleep in, their à la carte dinner includes a complimentary glass of rosé.

Price: $69 per person for brunch

Date: May 13

Location: 1309 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Terra American Bistro

Munch on sticky buns, rib eye, seafood crepes, and more at Terra American Bistro. Plus, add bottomless mimosas for a little bubbly.

Price: $39.95 per adult

Date: May 13

Location: 7091 El Cajon Boulevard, La Mesa

Topside Terrace Kitchen and Bar

In addition to their brand new brunch menu, on Mother’s Day all guests can try a selection of specialty dishes including an heirloom tomato frittata and pecan sticky buns with whipped rum frosting.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 421 West B Street, Downtown

Trust

All of the pastries on Trust’s brunch menu this Mother’s Day are inspired by Pastry Chef Jeremy Harville’s childhood. Indulge in the profiteroles made with banana cream, caramel, and sea salt.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 3752 Park Boulevard, University Heights

Twenty/20 at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa

Named for its ocean views, Twenty/20 will be dishing up a brunch buffet, live entertainment, and bottomless champagne. Don’t miss the donut station!

Price: $70 per person, $95 per person for bottomless champagne

Date: May 13

Location: 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad

Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas

Stop by Union Kitchen & Tap in Encinitas for a beach-y brunch and a specialty cocktail just for moms. Plus, tasty eats from their brunch and dinner menus.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 1108 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas

Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp

If you’re looking for a downtown celebration, Union Kitchen & Tap will be serving up a gourmet buffet with made-to-order omelets, a chocolate fountain, and more.

Price: $35 per person

Date: May 13

Location: 333 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp

Viejas Casino & Resort

At Locale, Viejas’ restaurant, enjoy a special Mother’s Day brunch with the best farm-to-table fare in San Diego, and bottomless mimosas, live music and outdoor dining.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 5000 Willows Road, Alpine

Viewpoint Brewing Co.

Del Mar’s first and only brewing company will have four specialty brunch offerings plus their daily menu. Mom would love the churro French toast or Viewpoint benedict.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 2201 San Dieguito Drive, Del Mar

Waterbar

Enjoy a two-course prix-fixe brunch and a complimentary mimosa for mom with stunning ocean views at Waterbar.

Price: $19.95 per person

Date: May 13

Location: 4325 Ocean Boulevard, Pacific Beach

Westgate Hotel

Indulge in complimentary mimosas and Bloody Marys and made-to-order omelets, fresh seafood and a crepe station at Westgate Hotel’s Mother’s Day brunch.

Price: $89 per person

Date: May 13

Location: 1055 2nd Avenue, Downtown

Wokou Ramen & Yakitori

Mix it up this May with a meal at this Japanese-inspired eatery. Plus, after the meal, moms can choose a complimentary dessert.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 5965 Village Way, Carmel Valley

Woodstock’s Pizza

Post-pizza, mention this article at Woodstock’s for a free warm, gooey, Cinnabread dessert pie.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 6145 El Cajon Boulevard, El Cerrito; 1221 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach

 

Other Deals

AquaVie Fitness and Wellness Club

Treat your mom like a "Queen for a Day," with the special spa package that includes a bamboo lemongrass body scrub, spring ritual pedicure, sparkling wine or honey jasmine tea, and all-day access to the rooftop pool, relaxation room, steam room, and sauna.

Price: $140 per person

Date: May 12–13

Location: 234 Broadway, Downtown

The Bristol

Spoil mom with a weekend stay at the Bristol in downtown San Diego, complete with flowers, drinks, and chocolates. Package is included in price of booking May 11–15.

Price: Varies

Date: May 11–15

Location: 1055 First Avenue, Downtown

Everyday California

Hit the water with mom with Everyday California’s special two-in-one deal: Kayaking plus dinner at the Shore Rider in La Jolla. Book with code momsday, and mom will receive a complimentary glass of champagne or mimosa.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 2261 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla

Mint Studio

Craft her a basket at Mint Studio, filled with a handmade keepsake present and a gift card.

Price: Varies

Date: May 13

Location: 5965 Village Way, Carmel Valley

Pink Lagoon

Mix fashion and fun for mom this year with Pink Lagoon’s Suzanne Kalan trunk show, with exclusive pieces by the jewelry designer, an exclusive martini and meeting Suzanne Kalan herself.

Price: Free

Date: May 11–12

Location: 143 South Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach

True Food Kitchen

True Food Kitchen UTC and Fashion Valley will honor mothers throughout San Diego by serving a special Mom-osa Menu: three mimosas and one natural refresher, available on May 13th only.

Price: $5-9/each

Date: May 13

Location: 7007 Friars Rd, Fashion Valley; 4303 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla

Westgate Hotel

At their Mother & Daughter Teas, enjoy sandwiches and pastries accompanied by live harp music.

Price: $50 per person

Dates: May 11–12

Location: 1055 2nd Avenue, Downtown

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