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The BEST Mother’s Day brunches in Dayton

There’s one true way to win on Mother’s Day.

Cheese? Well, close. 

Amazing food. Maybe a mimosa or two. Cake. Chocolate.

(Oh, and sleep. And quiet. And no chores. And no fighting or drama.)

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Here are some of the best places to take all of the moms in your life for Mother’s Day brunch in Dayton where moms can feast without the work.

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Most of these places fill up quickly, as you will see below with several now sold out or close to it, so don’t procrastinate! Reservations recommended for most. If we missed any brunches you have heard about, please let us know at contact@dayton.com or send us a Facebook message and we’ll be sure to add it to the list. 

Bill Castro, co-owner of El Meson, sits in his restaurant's market area, where items including jewelry and pottery can be purchased. ALEXIS LARSEN/CONTRIBUTED
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🌼El Meson’s Mother’s Day

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT**

It’s just fact that El Meson knows how to throw an event, and they pull out all the stops for mom. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the annual Mother’s Day Brunch will include a buffet of: 

-Steak Encebollado – Beef Filet with Tomatoes, Onions, & Chimichurri Sauce 

-Jamaican Jerk Pork Tenderloin 

-Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa - Sauteed Mild Filet with Tortillas & all the Fixings 

-Pollo de Los Andes - Boneless Chicken in Artichokes, Sun Dried Tomatoes & Parmesan 

-Huevos Rancheros - scrambled eggs with rice and beans 

-Saffron Rice 

-Manchego Scalloped Potatoes 

-Garbanzos with Spinach 

-Green Salads 

-Fresh Fruit Salad 

-Jamaican Jerk Slaw 

-Assorted Crusty Breads 

-Belgian Waffle Station with Strawberries, Blueberries, and Maple Syrup 

Kids Buffet: 

-Burrito Bar - Beef, Chicken, Beans, Tomatoes, Cheese, Salsa, & Tortillas  

Dessert: 

-Assorted Desserts

Mother’s Day Brunch is $29 for adults and $14 for children 12 and under. Age 6 and under Free. Tax and Tip will be added. Reservations can be made by calling 937-859-8229.

WHEN: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12 

WHERE: 903 E. Dixie Drive, West Carrollton 

INFO: Facebook 

🌼Dayton Art Institute Brunch

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT**

A brunch that will really catch your mother off guard if you keep it a surprise, the Dayton Art Institute is once again hosting its annual Mother’s Day Brunch in the Shaw Gothic Cloister. This event fills up fast, so advanced registration is required. 

Enjoy a brunch buffet provided by Bernstein's Fine Catering, featuring fresh fruits, spring salads, flavorful meat and seafood choices, and mouth-watering desserts. Ice tea, orange juice and coffee are included, plus a cash bar for soft drinks, wine, beer and specialty drinks will also be available. 

There will be two seatings, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Brunch guests will be seated at shared tables of eight. NEW this year: reserve private tables of 2 or 4 people for an additional $10/person.

WHEN: 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12

WHERE: 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton

INFO: Facebook 

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🌼Lily’s Bistro Brunch & Fried Chicken Dinner

BRUNCH IS SOLD OUT BUT CHICKEN DINNER AND WALK-IN DINING STILL AVAILABLE**

Lily’s is a classic brunch go-to, especially on Mother’s Day. There will be a brunch seating from 10 a.m.  to 3 p.m. and then Lily’s famous Chicken Dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. All of your favorite brunch items will be there, along with a family-style free-range fried chicken dinner. Reservations are highly encouraged by calling 937-723-7637. 

WHEN: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Sunday, May 12

WHERE: 329 E. 5th St., Dayton 

INFO: Facebook 

🌼Mother’s Day at The Dayton Club 

The Dayton Club has prepared a one-of-a-kind brunch experience for members and member-guests. Guests will be welcomed with an introductory mimosa before enjoying a dining experience prepared by the Club’s culinary team. The brunch begins at $45 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under. 

This event is for members and member-guests only. Not a member but interested in learning more? Contact Jocelin Dean, membership director, at jocelin.dean@clubcorp.com.

WHEN: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Sunday, May 12

WHERE: 40 N. Main St., Dayton 

INFO: Facebook 

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🌼Mother’s Day Brunch at Dewberry 1850

Brunch will be served on Mother’s Day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dewberry 1850 in the Marriott at the University of Dayton. This brunch is walk-in only. Reservations can be made for large groups. The menu includes a roast beef carving station, breakfast potatoes, oatmeal, applewood smoked bacon, sage sausage, pastries and muffins, mini Belgian waffles and toppings and made-to-order omelets.

WHEN: 7 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12

WHERE: 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton

INFO: Facebook 

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🌼Mother’s Day Buffet at The Caroline

A delicious buffet will be prepared at Troy’s fabulous Caroline restaurant. Reservations can be made by calling 937-552-7676. The buffet menu includes:

-Scrambled Eggs 

-Home Fries 

-Sausage Gravy & Biscuits 

-Bacon 

-Sausage 

-Carving Station with Prime Rib and Country Ham 

-Green Beans 

-Macaroni & Cheese 

-French Toast or Waffles with Bananas Foster, Maple Syrup and Assorted topping 

-Grilled Salmon 

-Rice Pilaf 

-Grilled Chicken Breast with Mushroom Sauce 

-Mashed Potatoes 

-Potato Salad 

-Caesar Salad 

-Mediterranean Mushroom Salad 

-Mixed Greens with Dressings 

-Fresh Fruit Display 

-Assorted Cheesecakes & Pies

WHEN: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12

WHERE: 5 S. Market St., Troy 

INFO: Facebook 

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🌼Mother’s Day at The Golden Jersey Inn

Mom will be queen of the dairy farm during The Golden Jersey Inn’s Mother’s Day buffet celebration. “They’ll even clean up the dishes.”

Breakfast ($14.95 & ages 4 to 10- $5.95.) is served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Brunch and dinner is $21.95 including beverage and dessert. Age 4 to 10 will be $8.95 and ages 3 and under eat for free. The regular menu will not be available during Mother’s Day Brunch. 

WHEN: 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Sunday, May 12

WHERE: 6880 Springfield Xenia Rd., Yellow Springs

INFO: Facebook 

The wine-cask sign in front of the Winery at Versailles. Staff photo by Mark Fisher
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🌼Brunch at The Winery

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT**

This event is sold out, however, a good one to get on your radar for next Mother’s Day. Brunch at The Winery at Versailles includes a delicious menu with cheesy potato casserole, pepper steak with multi-colored peppers and red onions, rhubarb and strawberry cobbler and more. Guests 21 and over will receive one of Versailles’ famous Mimosas. 

WHEN: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11 

WHERE: The Winery, 6572 State Route 47, Versailles

INFO: Facebook | 937-526-3232 

Photo credit: The Melting Pot
Photo: Carolyn Desalu/Atlanta Restaurant Scene

🌼Melting Pot Mother’s Day

“The world’s best mom deserves the world’s best fondue!” You can treat mom to a special four course meal created just for the day for $44.95 per person. Kids 12 and under are $24.95 per meal. The Melting Pot website has all the prix fixe menu details. Reservations are not required, however, highly recommended to guarantee the best experience. 

WHEN: 12 p.m.- 9 p.m. Sunday, May 12

WHERE: The Melting Pot, 453 Miamisburg Centerville Rd., Dayton 

INFO: Facebook 

Photo: ele Cake Company

🌼Mother’s Day Tea Party

This ele Cake Company tea party has got it all. “There will be a light lunch of finger sandwiches, fresh fruit and veggies and a variety of mini desserts,” according to the ele Cake event page. “We will also have a selection of hot teas and lemonade. Each guest will receive 6 cut out sugar cookies to decorate and take home. Cost is $60 for the pair and $20 for each additional guest.”

Kids of all ages are welcome and there will also be a selection of wines available for purchase by the glass. Purchase tickets to the tea party at elecakeco.com. 

WHEN: 12 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11 

WHERE: ele Cake Co., 810 E. Dixie Dr., West Carrollton City 

INFO: Website 

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🌼Hilton Garden Brunch

This brunch is a meat-lover and seafood lover’s delicious dream. The Hilton Garden Inn in Beavercreek is serving a Mother’s Day brunch with a menu including: 

-Carved Rack of Lamb 

-Oven Roasted New York Strip Steak 

-Stuffed Chicken with Asparagus 

-Porkloin Stuffed with Roasted Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella 

-Seared Red Snapper  

Seafood Station: 

-Chef’s Assortment of Accompaniments 

-Fresh Fruit and Salad Presentations  

-Chocolate Fountain and Dessert Display  

-Traditional Breakfast Favorites, including Made-to-order Eggs and Omelet Station  

-Champagne Mimosas

There is a kid friendly, knee-high buffet and a craft station to make cards for mom. Adult meals start at $44.95 and kids 5- 12 start at $15.95. Seniors and military get a 10% discount and children 4 and under are free. Call 937-458-2650 to secure reservations. 

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12

WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn, 3250 Pentagon Park Blvd., Beavercreek

INFO: Facebook 

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🌼HVO Mother’s Day Barn Brunch

The brunch at Hidden Valley Orchards will be a unique experience for everyone. The family-style dining experience is a celebration of all mothers, where all mothers will receive a small takeaway from HVO. There is a huge buffet menu that costs adults $20 per person, youth 4- 12 at $13.50 per person and children under 4 are free with a paying adults. Adults 21 and up can purchase mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. 

Visit eventbrite.com to secure your family’s tickets. 

WHEN: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12

WHERE: Hidden Valley Orchards, 5474 North State Route 48, Lebanon 

INFO: Website

🌼Train Ride with Brunch

Moms all aboard! You and mom can join the Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad for a special Brunch Experience. 

“You will travel on a historic train between Lebanon, OH and Hageman Junction. During your ride you can listen to our informative passenger conductors describe railroad history and operations,” according to the event page. “All Mother’s riding in General Admission coach will receive a special gift. Passengers enjoying the Brunch Experience will be seated in our Deluxe Car #3200. After the train ride, you will be escorted to the Warren County Conference Center to attend a buffet style brunch.” 

Tickets can be purchased at lebanonrr.com

WHEN: 9:30 a.m., 12 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12

WHERE: 16 E. South St., Lebanon 

INFO: Website 

The Bison and The Boar in West Alexandria will celebrate its opening Friday, Feb. 22. Pictured: chef Isiah Davis.
Photo: Amelia Robinson

🌼The Bison and The Boar Mother’s Day Brunch

In addition to the regular menu, Bison and The Boar has prepared a special holiday brunch menu. Make reservations at 937-839-4500. 

WHEN: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sunday, May 12

WHERE: The Bison and The Boar, 3377 US Route 35 E., West Alexandria 

INFO: Facebook 

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