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.
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.
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MIXERS WITH MOM AT MUDLICK TAP HOUSE
135 E. Second St., Dayton
Tickets: Click here
After all her hard work raising you, your mom definitely needs a drink! Take her to Mudlick Tap House to enjoy an afternoon of brunch and a special cocktail class taught by Mudlick’s team of bartenders along with Catherine from Watershed Distillery. Tickets include brunch, choice of a Bloody Mary or mimosa and the cocktail class with samplings.
WHEN: 12 p.m.- 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13
MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AT THE DAYTON RACQUET CLUB
40 N. Main St., Dayton
This Mother’s Day event is not only a brunch, but a stylish fashion show celebrating all the latest trends, as well as a raffle with a chance to win a trip to Snowshoe, W.Va., or Cancun, Mexico. Only 400 raffle tickets will be sold. Presented by the Life Essentials organization, at the Mother’s Day Brunch and Style Show, you’ll enjoy “a complimentary mimosa, yogurt parfait bar, waffle and pancake bar, and a seated breakfast.” Visit squareup.com to purchase tickets.
WHEN: 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12
COST: $45 for adults, $25 for children 10 and younger
RAFFLE: $25 per ticket, $50 for 3 tickets, $100 for 7 tickets
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HOLIDAY INN ‘MOMOSA’ BRUNCH
2800 Presidential Drive, Fairborn
Chef White’s culinary staff will roll out a lavish brunch featuring a wide-array of the hotel’s seasonal showcase of locally-sourced, farm fresh cuisine. Brunch highlights include (but are not limited to): Shrimp and Grits with Basil and Bacon, Prime Rib, Omelet Station, Herb Roasted Pork Loin, Savory Chicken Crepe, Orange Marmalade Stuffed French Toast with Berry Compote, Assorted Mini Quiches, Potatoes Obrien, Mini Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Seasonal Salads and much more. Reservations recommended.
WHEN: Sunday, May 13, at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
COST: $30 per adult, $21 senior/military, $13 children and free for children 5 and under
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ROOST EVENTS MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH
580 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering
The brunch buffet menu for Roost Events Mother’s Day brunch is plentiful and classic. With Belgian waffles, eggs benedict bruschetta, shrimp cocktail, honey glazed ham and more, there’s something for everyone.
WHEN: Sunday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
COST: $36 (plus tax and gratuity) per adult, $15 for children ages 5-10 and free for ages 5 and younger. Call for reservations.
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THE DAYTON ART INSTITUTE MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH
453 Belmonte Park N., Dayton
Enjoy a scrumptious brunch buffet provided by Bernstein's Fine Catering, featuring fresh fruits, spring salads, flavorful meat and seafood choices, and mouth-watering desserts. Iced tea, orange juice and coffee are included, plus a cash bar for soft drinks, wine, beer and specialty drinks will also be available. Make your reservation online.
WHEN: Sunday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Advance Reservations: $31 per person members; $36 per person non-members; $20 children ages 10 and under
Day of Brunch (as available): $40 per person adults; $25 children ages 10 & under.
All prices include tax and gratuity. Children 2 and under free.
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THE CAROLINE MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH
5 S. Market St., Troy
The Caroline is pulling out all the stops for their Mother’s Day brunch buffet. The menu will include items such as French toast, waffles, grilled salmon, a carving station and house-made pies.
WHEN: Sunday, May 13, from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
COST: $27 per adult, $14 for children 5-12 years old and children under 5 free
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CARVERS STEAKS AND CHOPS MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH
1535 Miamisburg Centerville Road, Dayton
A special Mother’s Day brunch menu will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by a special dinner menu from 3 to 8 p.m. Their regular dinner menu will also be available all day. There will be three featured mimosas including the restaurant’s signature OJ and pineapple juice blend, as well as strawberry- and mango-infused flavors. Choose from a three-course menu including items such as lobster bisque, prime rib eggs benedict, honey bbq salmon and more. Reservations highly recommended.
WHEN: Sunday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
COST: $35 per person
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MICHAEL ANTHONY’S AT THE INN MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH
21 W. Main St., Versailles
Brunch will feature a carving station (prime rib and ham), an omelet station, salad and fruit table, pastry/gelato table and a buffet featuring cinnamon French toast, bacon, eggs benedict, fried cod, chicken marsala, mashed potatoes and some assorted pasta and vegetables. Reservations are highly recommended.
WHEN: Sunday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
COST: $26 for adults, $11 for 10 and under, under 3 is free. $10 discount for active military
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BASIL’S ON MARKET MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH
312 N. Patterson Blvd., Dayton; 18 N. Market St., Troy
A few of the options that will be available include bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, corn beef hash, fruit and cheese display, carving station with turkey and ham, banana fosters, hashbrown casserole, omelet station, chicken piccata, rolls, mango gazpacho, a Bloody Mary bar and much more! Reservations are required for the brunch.
WHEN: Sunday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
COST: $25.95 per person
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RUSTY BUCKET MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH
5 S. Market St., Troy
The Bucket’s weekend brunch menu includes chicken and waffles, braised short rib hash, breakfast burrito and new cinnamon French toast. The restaurant also offers a kids’ brunch menu. Lunch and dinner will also be available. Make your reservation online.
WHEN: Sunday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
COST: See menu.
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AMBER ROSE RESTAURANT MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH
1400 Valley St., Dayton
Buffet will feature everything from scrambled eggs, honey ham, omelet casserole, French toast bake, chicken & waffles,biscuits & gravy, roasted turkey, a carving station, cabbage rolls, kids chicken tenders, sausage and sauerkraut and much more. Reservations are recommended, but not required. BONUS: There will be specialty drinks (mimosa, bloody mary and Irish coffee) for $5, and pitcher mimosas will be available for $25.
WHEN: Sunday, May 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
COST: $28 for adults, $10 ages 10 and under. 10% military discount.
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ELÉ CAKE CO. BISTRO & WINE BAR MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH
3680 Rigby Road, Miamisburg
This year, the bistro will offer a buffet. Offerings include shrimp and grits, eggs benedict, smoked salmon platter, chicken and waffles, and more.
WHEN: Sunday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
COST: $19.95 for adults, $7.95 for kids.
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Mother’s Day at Ms. V’s Restaurant
**AFTERNOON RESERVATIONS ONLY
2110 Nicholas Road, Dayton
The owner of Ms. V’s, Barbara Vinzant, is serving “good food, fun and fellowship to mothers and their loved ones this Mother’s Day. “You don’t have to travel to other areas of the city to enjoy a good meal — for such is available in West Dayton,” Vinzant said in a press release. The planned meal includes entrees of shrimp scampi with jasmine rice, fried or smothered pork chops, or baked chicken and dressing with the topping of cranberry sauce. Select two side items of green beans, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, cornbread dressing, candied yams, corn muffins and a beverage of lemonade and top this meal off with the delicious peach cobbler.
WHEN: 12:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13
Yankee Trace Mother’s Day Brunch
10000 Yankee St., Centerville
Only one more seating time has available reservations left at Yankee Trace for their annual Mother’s Day Brunch. The 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. times are full, but 4 p.m. still has spots available so you must call for reservations as soon as possible if you wish to attend. Over 600 people are expected for the brunch, as Mother’s Day is always highly anticipated, said owners of Yankee Trace. This is a lunch style buffet — serving carved lamb, ham, turkey and more.
WHEN: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 4 p.m. Sunday, May 13
COST: 28$ for adults, $14 for children 6-12, children 5 and under eat free
Mother’s Day at El Meson
**AFTERNOON RESERVATIONS ONLY
903 E Dixie Drive, West Carrollton
You’ve got to move fast if you want to enjoy El Meson’s Mother’s Day brunch. Reservations are expected to fill up the week before the brunch, so you must call as soon as possible. Their mouthwatering menu so far includes steak encebollado, fish tacos with mango salsa, sauteed filet with tortillas and all the fixings, pollo de Los Andes, omelets, Manchego scalloped potatoes, jamaican jerk slaw and more.
WHEN: 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sunday May 13
COST: $29 for adults, $14 for children 12 and under, ages 6 and under eat free
Photo: Mudlick Tap House Facebook page