Mother’s Day: Where to Eat and What to Do in Jax!

Mother’s Day is May 13! Jacksonville is full of great places for Mother’s Day Brunch. Here is a roundup of places to eat and things to do in Jacksonville this Mother’s Day! Make reservations NOW if you don’t have them already!


Azurea at One Ocean
Have a fabulous brunch overlooking the beach then send mom to the spa, make a beach day of it, or just stroll through the shops in quaint Atlantic Beach!

Wicked Barley Brewing Company
Join us for Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 13th from 9am-2pm. Bring the whole family and enjoy delicious, from-scratch favorites from our Sunday Brunch Menu as well as $12 Bottomless Mead or Cider “Mosas.” The Sip N’ Shop will take place in the Beer Garden area from 10am-2pm. In case of inclement weather, vendors will set up inside of the brewery. Reservations are strongly suggested for parties of 6 or more. Interested in making a reservation? Please email [email protected] to check availability.

Delicious Brunch with an outdoor patio perfect for the kids!

Cafe Nola at MOCA
Celebrate mom at MOCA Jacksonville this year with a beautiful brunch and stroll through the galleries. NOLA MOCA’s special Mother’s Day Brunch menu features a buffet of fresh salads, pastries, and hot small bites to enjoy as well as a selection of delicious entrees. Price includes complimentary gallery admission.

A great stop before hitting a museum or activity downtown!  The desserts are beyond amazing!

Always wanted to try Orsay? Mother’s Day is the perfect reason. Best brunch in town, IMO.

Culhane’s Irish Pub
Head to Atlantic Beach to our favorite Irish Pub for a delicious brunch or dinner!

World Golf Village
Enjoy brunch at either Villagio Lounge at Renaissance Resort or Champions Grille at King & Bear from 11 am – 3 pm.

Hammock Beach Resort

Make it a day trip! Join us for a MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH BUFFET featuring live entertainment, culinary action stations, kids activities, and a bottomless champagne bar!

The Ritz-Carlton

Join us for an extravagant Mother’s Day Brunch in the AAA Five-Diamond Salt Restaurant on Sunday, May 13th. The brunch includes a Champagne toast, fresh seafood station with chilled Mayport shrimp, action stations with fresh salads, omelets and classic eggs Benedict, fresh pasta, sushi, local fish, wood grilled beef tenderloin and an array of house-made pastries. This event is open to hotel guests and local residents.

Check out our Guide to Brunches here for more ideas!

Things To Do!

PINK OUT and Mother’s Day at THE PLAYERS on Championship Sunday

In honor of Mother’s Day, which falls on the final round of THE PLAYERS (Sunday, May 13), the event will once again stage a “PINK OUT” on Championship Sunday in celebration of mothers and support of The DONNA Foundation’s breast cancer marathon for research and care.

Mother’s Day at the Jacksonville Zoo

Mother’s Day Weekend // Admission Special **Moms are FREE all weekend! No coupon needed.**
Bring your “momma bear” to the Zoo to enjoy the Garden and Art Show and spoil her with a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch! Come enjoy a lovely Mother’s Day Brunch on our Shaba Terrace. We will have two seatings for brunch which will include a buffet brunch, crafts, and animal encounters.

Mommy and Me Cupcake Decorating

On May 12th, (for ages 10+) Come with your favorite Momma and have fun making beautiful cupcakes! We will teach you the tricks and tips of decorating. Enjoy our sprinkle bar, topper bar, and all different colors to play with!

Riverside’s Amazing Mother’s Day Scavenger Hunt

POGO Events presents The Amazing Jacksonville’s Mother’s Day Scavenger Hunt. A series of clues leads you around Riverside performing physical and mental challenges along the way. This hunt celebrates Moms and all they do in a fun, interactive way! Each member of the winning team receives a Pogo Events Florida Prize Package.

St. Augustine Eco Tours

Hop on a boat and take in the wetlands, coastal marshes, birds, dolphins, manatees, and other wildlife. This particular part of Florida is abound with such a plethora of estuarine delights which combine to become quite an ecosystem. This trip is for ages 3 and up only. More information at here.

Hyperion & Chill (Mother’s Day)

Hyperion & Chill is your opportunity to unwind, relax, connect and add a little adventure to the last day of your weekend. Hosted every Sunday at our taproom, we’ve always got live music, fun activities, and weather permitting: something on the big screen in the Helios Beer Garden.

Mom’s Swim & Play Free at Adventure Landing

Moms are FREE at Adventure Landing to celebrate Mother’s Day! Moms can swim free with the purchase of an all-day waterpark pass. Moms can also get a free round of mini golf with a purchase of another paying player.

Give Mom the Day Off!

Grab a fantastic brunch with mom and then give her the day off. Send her to the spa, or the Town Center, or even just to the shower by herself without hearing “mom, mom, mom.” It’s really the little things, right!?

Does your family have a favorite Mother’s Day brunch spot or tradition!? 

Happy Mother’s Day!

Kacey Roache is a Jacksonville native who lives in Ponte Vedra with her husband, TJ, and her three kids, Lucy, Lucas and Lola. Kacey graduated from Florida State University (Go Noles!) with a degree in interior design. She is passionate about the arts and arts education and has served on the board of Art with a Heart in Healthcare, Ponte Vedra Public Education Foundation for the Arts, Christ Church Creative Academy as well as the PTOs at her kids' school. In her spare time you might find her channeling her inner Serena Williams on the tennis court, performing in community theater, or enjoying the beach with her friends and family. Follow her family's chaos on Instagram: @kaceyroachepvb


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