Mother’s Day in the Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch area is always popular.  Did you know 8 out of 10 Americans will celebrate Mother’s Day this year?  If you are celebrating Mother’s Day and part of your plans includes brunch or dinner in the Sarasota or Bradenton area, look below.

Updated for 2024, you will find Mother’s Day Brunch in Sarasota & Bradenton with locations, times, prices, and, if available, a menu description.  Whether you want something casual or fancy, you will find it here.

Mother’s Day Brunch in Sarasota

Westin Sarasota, 100 Marina View Drive, Sarasota, 941-260-8255; Mother’s Day at the Westin’s EVOQ. The outdoor seating area at the Westin is breathtaking. What a great way to celebrate Mom than to take her to this special place.  I have been here for several events and have never been disappointed. You will want to make reservations here

Mother's Day Brunch in Bradenton

Michael’s on East, 1212 East Avenue South, Sarasota. Mother’s Day Brunch at Michael’s is always special and this year will be even better! Michael’s has the buffet menu posted here  Mother’s Day brunch at Michaels will be served from 10:30 AM-3:30 PM.

Capital Grille, 180 University Town Center Dr., Sarasota, FL  34243,(941) 256-3647, The Captial Grille is a great place to take Mom this Mother’s Day.  They will be serving a three-course brunch from 10 AM-2 PM.  Whether Mom likes seafood or a nice steak, the menu offers both and dessert.  You will want to make reservations here.

The Rosemary, Rosemary & Thyme. 411 N. Orange Ave & 511 Orange Ave, Sarasota, 941-955-7600, The Rosemary would be the perfect setting for Mother’s Day.

There are 2 Rosemary restaurants located within a block of each other. The Rosemary & Thyme is serving brunch on Saturday & Sunday (9 AM-2 PM).  Mom will be pleased with your selection regardless of which one you dine at. Each eatery has a beautiful patio where you can enjoy a spring day.  

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The Ritz Carlton, 1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Sarasota, 941-309-2000.  I have never been to a Ritz Carlton holiday buffet that wasn’t just out of this world good.  So, this Mother’s Day at the Ritz will be no exception. Take Mom here if you are the favorite child or want to increase your ranking. Come hungry, and be prepared to feast with your eyes and your stomach.

Mother’s Day Brunch in Lakewood Ranch & Bradenton

Mother's Day brunch in Sarasota

Riverhouse Reef & Grill, 995 Riverside Dr. Palmetto, 941-729-0616.  This restaurant has some of the prettiest water views in the area.  If you want to feel the warm sun and the gentle breeze coming off the water, dine here.  On Mother’s Day, brunch/buffet will be served here from 11 AM-2 PM. Choose from breakfast selections, including an egg topping station, seafood selections, salads, and a carving station.  Freshly baked bread and of course, desserts.

Pier 22, 1200 1st Ave West, Bradenton, 941-748-8087. What could be better than a quiet spot in downtown Bradenton, waterfront?  Plus, a great Mother’s Day Brunch! Pier 22 can make your Mother’s Day memorable with a buffet with a sushi bar, breakfast selections, and more!  Mimosas or Bloody Marys too.  Pier 22’s large outdoor dining area is perfect for a breezy Sunday morning. Pier 22 starts Mother’s Day Brunch at 10 AM-3 PM.   You make your reservations online at

Paris Bistrot, 8131 Lakewood Main, Lakewood Ranch, 941-388-0564. If you want a casual restaurant with outdoor dining and great food, consider the Paris Bistro.  They have an extensive brunch menu and offer mimosa and blood marys. If you go, try one of their crepes.

Forked, 7600 Island Cove Terrace #100, Waterside at Lakewood Ranch.  This is the newest restaurant added to Lakewood Ranch. Open for breakfast and lunch.

The Grove, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, 941-893-4321. This is one of my favorite outdoor dining eateries in Lakewood Ranch.  The Grove always does a great Mother’s Day Brunch. You can check out their brunch menu here .

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Selva Grill, 1345 Main Street, Sarasota, 941-362-4427.  If you want to treat Mom to something different, then go to Selva Grill.  Having lived in Miami for over a decade, I miss good Latin food.  Selva has an extensive menu and offers tapas, ceviches, and more.  They also have traditional menu options too. Open from 5 PM-11 PM on Sunday.

Speaks Clam Bar, 8764 E. St. Rd 70, Bradenton, 941-232-7646.  Happy Hour until 6 PM daily. Open Sunday from 4 PM-10 PM.  Speaks serves primarily Italian food, but you can also get great salads here as well.  One of my favorites is the blackened salmon Caesar salad.  Excellent service and good craft cocktails too.  Making reservations is wise.

Waterfront Restaurant & Craft Bar, 111 South Bay Blvd, Anna Maria Island, 941-778-1515.  Located on the north side of the island.  Reservations recommended.  Located just across the street from the bay, and on a clear day, you can see the Skyway Bridge.  I have never had a bad meal here; I frequent this place often.

Things to Do for Mother’s Day Sarasota

Sharing an event, whether it’s shopping, going to a play, or listening to live music, is a memory to share for years to come.  Doing something for Mother’s Day in Sarasota is easy, thanks to the opportunities found here.

Selby Gardens at Historic Spanish Point: May 8, 2024. This is the series Performance at the Point: On May 8th, enjoy a performance by Violinist Jaquay Pearce as she plays various music from pop, rock, and even R&B. 6:30 PM-7:30 PM. Learn more here

Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers. Mothers are not just blood-related. It is who we love and nurture. Whether you are a mom to many, a dog mom, a stepmom or a non-related mom, celebrate your hard work, love, and determination for those around you.  Mother’s Day is your day!

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