Where to Have (or Order) Your Mother’s Day Meal in Charlotte

In our recent scoop-poll of email subscribers, scoop fans are evenly split on (44%) whether they will head out or stay home for Mother’s Day brunch this year, with 11% still undecided.

And our subscriber poll of FAVORITE CLT BRUNCH SPOTS revealed these 4 picks as Fan Favorites:

  • 300 East
  • Ruby Sunshine
  • Alchemy
  • Cafe Monte

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No matter what you’ve decided, here’s some news you can use, and we’ll update as the info comes in. Check out these options to make this Mother’s Day one to remember.


lobster grilled cheese
Photo credit: Lunah Zon

BLT Steak

Make It Happen: Make a reservation on OpenTable or call 704-972-4380.
The Scoop: The steakhouse is typically only open for dinner, but they’re making an exception for moms. Join them from noon-10 p.m. for either brunch or dinner. Mom will be treated to roses and a glass of rosé.

Bulla Gastrobar

Make It Happen: Make a reservation online or call 704-837-4422.
The Scoop: Bulla will be open for brunch on Mother’s Day, and Mom will receive a $20 gift card to use next time. Plus, they’ll offer an exclusive paella menu for dinner and a box of chocolate clusters. How sweet!

Crepe Cellar

Make It Happen: Make a reservation here or call 704-910-6543.
The Scoop: Crepe Cellar will offer a special dish during their Sunday brunch on May 9th. The Smoked Salmon Florentine features poached egg over smoked salmon and spinach on a buttermilk biscuit with béarnaise and sunflower sprouts. “Momosas” will also be on tap (passion fruit syrup, splash of lime juice, edible flower.)


Make It Happen: Call 980-237-6718 to make a reservation.
The Scoop: Get fancy with best view of Uptown on May 9th. Fahrenheit will host a family-style brunch from 10 a.m.-6 pm. ($16/kid and $55/adult.)

Fin & Fino

Make It Happen: Make a reservation on OpenTable or call 704-800-5680.
The Scoop: This Uptown seafood restaurant is offering a three-course lunch or dinner from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Kids 12 and under are $25 and adults are $55.

avocado toast
Photo credit: Fine & Fettle Charlotte Facebook

Fine & Fettle

Make It Happen: Email [email protected] or make a reservation on Resy.
The Scoop: Enjoy a decked-out spread of eggs, meats, seafood, charcuterie and salads at Fine & Fettle. See the lineup and details here.


Make It Happen: Make a reservation on Resy or call to order takeout.
The Scoop: Harper’s is celebrating Mom’s Day in several ways. For brunch, enjoy mimosas or bellinis plus bacon and tomato quiche and brunch pizza. For dine-in dinner, feast on a petite filet and hickory grilled shrimp. Or, if you’re eating at home, order the takeout feature for $99 (includes items like shrimp cocktail, petite filets, crab cakes and veggies.)

Harry’s Grille & Tavern

Make It Happen: Make a reservation on OpenTable or call 704-499-9494.
The Scoop: Visit this Steele Creek neighborhood favorite for brunch (we hear the Monte Cristo is amazing) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Live music will be flowing from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Mama Ricotta’s

Make It Happen: Make a reservation on OpenTable or call 704-343-0148.
The Scoop: Head to Mama’s with your mama for brunch from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The menu includes dishes like a Ham and Fontina Omelet, Giant Cinnamon Roll and Spinach and Prosciutto Quiche. The dinner menu will be served all day, so look for these two features starting at 10 a.m.: fresh N.C. shrimp with fettuccini and lemon cream sauce and a vanilla sponge cake with raspberry jam. (Note: Pizza will not be available until after 2:30 p.m.)

Napa on Providence

Make It Happen: Make a reservation on OpenTable or call 704-900-8535.
The Scoop: Treat Mom to a three-course brunch ($30 per person) or dinner ($50 per person). Go on and book your table as these spots will go fast.

Oak Steakhouse

Make It Happen: Make a reservation on OpenTable.
The Scoop: Feast on brunch (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) or dinner (5-8 p.m.) at Oak Steakhouse in SouthPark. Steak and Eggs, anyone?

Osteria LuCa

Make It Happen: Make a reservation on Resy.
The Scoop: This cute Tuscan eatery will offer several specials on Mother’s Day: Bistecca alla Fiorentina, Porchetta with Broccoli Rabe and Cacciucco. Open 5-9 p.m.


Make It Happen: Make a reservation on OpenTable.
The Scoop: Grab a spot at Rooster’s (SouthPark) for multi-course brunch ($45/person) or dinner ($55 person.) Mom will love the basket full of Copain Gatherings pastries at brunch or the delectable entrée selections at dinner (like Grilled Whole Lobster or Porcini N.Y. Strip.)

steak 48
Photo credit: Steak 48

Steak 48

Make It Happen: Call 980-580-4848 to make a reservation.
The Scoop: This popular steak house in SouthPark has expanded hours on Mother’s Day (noon-10 p.m.) Mom’s gonna love their impressive seafood selection, juicy steaks and shareable sides.

The Stanley

Make It Happen: Make a reservation on Resy or call 980-299-2741.
The Scoop: This hot spot in Elizabeth will offer a prix fixe menu on Mother’s Day. If you’ve had brunch by Chef Paul Verica, you know he does it well.

fried lobster tail
Photo credit: The Waterman

The Waterman

Make It Happen: Walk on in (no reservations.)
The Scoop: The Waterman will offer its standard brunch menu on Mother’s Day with the addition of a special feature: two waffles with sugar pearls and a deep fried lobster tail topped with blackberry-bourbon-basil syrup for $25. Whoa.

Takeout / Delivery

lemon bars
Photo credit: Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

Make It Happen: Order online.
The Scoop: Chef Alyssa and team are offering a lovely Mother’s Day menu. Order items like roast chicken, salmon, cheddar-jalapeno biscuits, parfait kits and lemon bars with lavender chantilly by May 5 at 3 p.m.

firebirds feast
Photo credit: Firebirds


Make It Happen: Order online.
The Scoop: Order this total feast from Firebirds for an impressive Mother’s Day meal. Choose either the Roasted Tenderloin Feast or Applewood Smoked Ham Feast or order meat, mimosa kits and lemon cake a la carte. Orders end May 5 for pick up on May 8-9.


Make It Happen: Order online.
The Scoop: Three local companies make up this sweet Brunch Bundle: quiche from Thoughtful Baking Co., strawberries from Barbee Farms and flowers from Small City Farm.

mother's day kit
Photo credit: Gathered Facebook


Make It Happen: Order online.
The Scoop: Make French Toast at home with the family thanks to Gathered’s brunch kit. Everything you need will be delivered to your door. Feel free to add on extras like the mimosa kit or Mother’s Day craft kit.

Mac’s Speed Shop

Make It Happen: Order online.
The Scoop: Order meats and sides (and their NEW Blueberry Cobbler) by the pound for the ultimate Mama’s Day feast. Bonus: Every pound of meat purchased from this menu (and in May) results in a pound of smoked chicken donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. Order by May 8 or May 9 by 5 p.m. the night before.

Table & Twine

Make It Happen: Order online.
The Scoop: Get this brunch package (with items like Buttermilk Fried Chicken Biscuits and Pimento Cheese Heirloom Tomato Pie) from Table & Twine. Packages are available for groups up to 14, and a la carte items can be added on, too. Order deadline is Wednesday, May 5 at 1 p.m. for pickup or delivery on Friday, May 7.


Allie Papajohn is the creator and face-behind-the-food on EatDrinkCLT’s Instagram and blog. She is constantly thinking about her next delicious meal and enjoys spreading the word about Charlotte’s culinary scene.


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