Mothers make the world go ’round, so treat yours to a special breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or all of the above. From haute hotel buffets to more humble yet heartfelt fare, Orlando offers a bevy of options for Mother’s Day dining.
Ravello at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort will serve up an array of seafood, an antipasti selection and specialty selections like herb-crusted prime rib and leg of lamb. Traditional brunch items, omelet and crepe stations, egg white frittata pizzaiola, croque madame and many additional breakfast favorites are also on offer. Reservations available 11am-6pm; $105 per adult and $45 per child ages 5-12.
In Lake Mary, F&D Kitchen and Bar‘s buffet features bottomless mimosas or red sangria, plus charcuterie, an eggs-your-way station and a variety of menu items. 10am-3pm; $40 per adult.
A Spanish-style brunch buffet with live entertainment awaits at Tapa Toro at I-Drive 360. Enjoy complimentary bottomless mimosas and sangria with purchase of adult buffet. $35 per adult and $15 per child.
The boat is anchored and the drinks are in hand at MOOR, located inside Gaylord Palms Resort. Their buffet includes steak and eggs, shrimp and grits, plus lemon ricotta pancakes, truffled deviled eggs and huevos rancheros. Kids can get creative when they decorate dessert for mom or design her a special card. $65 per adult.
Eleven Restaurant at Reunion Resort‘s Mother’s Day brunch buffet includes a raw bar and carving station plus decadent desserts. 10:30am-2pm; $59 per adult and $22 per children aged 4-12; no charge for kids under 4.
The Mother’s Day Brunch at The Alfond Inn in Winter Park (pictured above) features mouth-watering options like Faroe Island salmon with bacon jam, Southern-inspired shrimp and grits, an iced seafood station, carving stations and more. Seatings at 10am and 1pm; $69 for adults, $29 for children ages 5-12.
Rosen Shingle Creek is serving a buffet with unlimited mimosas and a 25% discount for Florida residents. Keeping it local with Frog Song English pea risotto and pan-seared grouper with local citrus relish. 11:30am-7pm; $68.95 per person.
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Also at Four Seasons Resort Orlando, Plancha will raising a toast to Mom with endless Bloody Marys and mimosas at their three-course brunch with Cuban flair. Options include the El Cubano sandwich with churrasco and yucca fries. Sí, por favor. $68 per adult includes appetizer, main course and dessert buffet; $20 per child ages 5-12.
TR Fire Grill in Winter Park will open early (10 am) and feature lobster menu items all day long. Their prix-fixe menu which includes starter, feature and complementary wine pairing is $50.
In addition to their regular a menu, Dragonfly Robata on Sand Lake Road will offer two special menus items for Mother’s Day. Hiramasa Tataki (micro salad with pickled tomatoes and garlic chips) and Macarons (matcha white chocolate ganache, pickled strawberries, strawberry preserve).
Emeril’s Tchoup Chop at Universal Orlando is serving a la carte brunch favorites with a twist, including crab cake eggs Benedict; lobster, avocado and mango salad; stuffed Hawaiian French toast; and Korean fried chicken and waffles with Sriracha maple syrup. Noon-3pm; bottomless Bellinis, mimosas or Bloody Marys available for $22 per person.
DeVine Wine and Grill in Oviedo will feature favorites including house-cured bacon, gravlax and hams. Made-from-scratch biscuits, jams and desserts will also be served. The bar will showcase an assortment of unlimited mimosas and sangrias, as well as infused specialty vodkas at the Bloody Mary bar. 10am-3pm.
The Restaurant Row eatery Urbain 40 celebrates mom with a new dinner menu served all day, including specials such as fresh herbs and Maine lobster salad; griddled heirloom Cheshire pork loin and slow-braised belly; and grilled Gulf swordfish with buttery Dungeness crab. 11:30am-10pm.
Mom receives a carnation at Paddlefish at Disney Springs with her meal. Menu specials include fresh Maine lobster ravioli with lavender, sage, brown butter, tomato concasse and white asparagus ($48) with a suggested wine pairing of Textbook chardonnay ($15 per glass). 10am-11pm.
A complimentary “mom-osa,” flowers and a take-home gift are offered at STK, Disney Springs. Enjoy brunch favorites such as avocado toast and king crab scrambled eggs, as well as classics like cinnamon monkey bread with cream cheese icing, or the Lil’ BRG with wagyu beef. 11am-3 pm.
At Taverna Opa at Pointe Orlando on International Dr, Mom eats free on Mother’s Day with a family-style menu for four. (One offer per party.) Enjoy traditional Greek entertainment all day. Priced between $33 and $44 per person.