These Restaurants Are All Open for Mother's Day 2022

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Breakfast in bed is always a lovely idea—just ask Ree Drummond—and odds are, your mom wouldn't turn down a chocolatey Mother's Day dessert, either. But if there's one Mother's Day gift that wins out over all the rest, it's... not having to do the dishes. This year, treat your mom to a fabulous night out on the town with one of the Mother's Day restaurants on our list. We've curated a list of places where she can have an out-of-the-ordinary meal, and yes, all of these restaurants are open on Mother's Day. And hey, even if you were planning on pampering her at home with a Mother's Day dinner, maybe you'd like to give yourself a break, too! After a day filled with so many activities and so much excitement, it can be nice to let someone else do the cooking—which is why we've included some carry-out and order-in options on our list.

Just remember: Even if you see a restaurant listed here, you'll still want to call ahead to make sure that's the case in your area (some of these chains are independently owned). You can also check in with a favorite local restaurant in your own area to see if they've got any great deals or fun menus for the holiday—you might be surprised at what you find!

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If Mom's in the mood for wings, mozzarella sticks, and quesadillas, she's in luck: Applebee's will be open for Mother's Day 2022.

Bahama Breeze

Once again, the popular chain will be open for Mother's Day—and some locations are even offering cocktails to go. Pretty stellar!

Bob Evans

Takeout, delivery, and dine-in are all available at Bob Evans. So many options!

Bonefish Grill

Bonefish Grill has been known to offer special family bundles, and meals typically include an entrée as well as salad, cookies, and bread. Just note that you may have to order ahead of time.

The Capital Grille

Steak and chocolate-covered strawberries, anyone? Capital Grille will be offering both dine-in brunch and take-home dinner options this year.

Carrabba's Italian Grill

Restaurants are typically open for Mother's Day, and they've even had special entrées and desserts in years past.

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

Cheddar's family-sized sides and entrées are topped only by their hot fudge sundae cake.

The Cheesecake Factory

Yes, the chain is open on Mother's Day! Cheesecake is always a good idea—and it'll be especially appreciated on the holiday.


A family meal at Chili's is always an option: The chain is open on Mother's Day.

Church's Chicken

Keep things casual (and delicious!) with a trip to Church's Chicken. It's open!

Cracker Barrel

Few things are as comforting as a trip to Cracker Barrel. Grab some pancakes for Mom!


Make breakfast in bed a little easier with Denny's Grand Slam Family Pack, which serves up to five people and includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, and hash browns.


Good news: Fleming's is open on Mother's Day! Just be sure to make reservations in advance.

Fogo de Chão

The Brazilian steakhouse offered a Mother’s Day to-go package last year, which included your choice of two fire-roasted meats, sides, and dessert for six people.


Mother's Day brunch at IHOP is a really, really good idea. The chain will be open on the holiday!

Kona Grill

Not only is Kona Grill open, but they've got a killer brunch menu. You'll love it!

Longhorn Steakhouse

Open for both dine-in and take-out, Longhorn also offers online order placement so you can get your food that much faster.

Macaroni Grill

Macaroni Grill is typically open on Mother's Day as well, and all of her favorite menu items will likely be available.

Maggiano's Little Italy

Maggiano's Little Italy is open for both dine-in and takeout orders on Mother's Day. Cheers to that!

Metro Diner

There's something particularly comforting about diner food—so go get some on Mother's Day! Most Metro Diner locations will be open.

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Impress her with a Mother's Day dinner at Morton's. You can order online for pickup orders, or go enjoy a beautiful dine-in experience!

Noodles & Co.

With nearly 350 locations, you'll probably be able to find a Noodles & Co. near you. It's open on Mother's Day, too.

Olive Garden

Make like Alex and Mauricio and head to Olive Garden! The chain will be open this Mother's Day, and you can even add a bottle of wine to make your celebration that much more special (location dependent).

Panera Bread

We're pretty sure bread is the key to any mom's heart, so Panera's an excellent option—and yes, the chain is open on Mother's Day. Last year, if you bought Mom a $50 gift card, you were entitled to receive a $10 bonus card—so here's hoping!

P.F. Chang's

The popular chain offered special menus for Mother's Day last year, so we've got our fingers crossed that they'll do it again.

Red Lobster

Red Lobster is open, and the restaurant offered a great gift card deal last year, too: Customers were entitled to a $10 bonus coupon for spending $50 on gift cards.

Ruth's Chris

The restaurant's Celebration Feast is a great option for Mother's Day: It comes with an entrée, starter, two sides, and personal cheesecakes.

TGI Fridays

Last year, the chain offered a Mother's Day special with discounted bottles of wine. Here's hoping!