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Where to eat on Mother’s Day.

Pancakes with blueberries served up nice and warm at State Road. Courtesy State Road Restaurant via Facebook.

There are many things to consider when choosing the right Sunday morning brunch. First, you need to figure out atmosphere. Are you feeling down-Island ocean-view dining? Or up-Island in the woods intimacy? What about food? And price? Is this a weekend splurge, or is payday next week? Do you foresee a Mimosa or Bloody Mary in your near future?

On a normal Sunday, this can be decided at your discretion. But this Sunday, moms have the power. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13, and tons of Island restaurants are preparing menus and specials with moms in mind. Your reservation is just a phone call away, so browse your options and make it official.

The Harbor View Hotel is hosting its annual Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 am to 2 pm. The menu is mouthwatering, and includes a raw bar, omelet station, slow-roasted prime rib, and an assortment of other selections and sweets. Adults eat for a fixed price of $60, and kids 12 and under eat for $25. Oh, and there will be a simultaneous Mother’s Day essay contest finale taking place. It is open to all on-Island school-age children, and winners will read their essays aloud to Mom. Call 508-627-3761 to reserve your table, and visit the Lighthouse Grill on for the full brunch menu.

The oceanside resort brunches don’t end there. Mother’s Day brunch at the Winnetu will make the morning feel like a special occasion. The Dunes is serving a brunch buffet from noon to 4 pm. In addition to scrumptious cuisine, the Winnetu has a new “create your own Bloody Mary or Mimosa” bar. There will also be antique vehicle rides, and roses given to every mom. Afterward, you can relax on the deck with a view of South Beach by the glowing fire pits. Cost for adults is $59, and kids eat for $29. Reserve your spot by calling 508-627-3663. View the menu at

Dress it down at the Barn, Bowl and Bistro for Mother’s Day brunch from 10 am to 3 pm. They’re offering Salmon Benedict, Hash and Eggs, and other classics you can browse by visiting The lunch menu is available at 11 am. Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling 508-696-9800.

The Ocean View in Oak Bluffs was recently renovated, and there’s some fresh, very French Toast and Eggs Benedict you may want to try. Visit for the rest of your options, and call 508-693-2207 to book your table.

Circuit Avenue is never a bad place to be on a Sunday morning, and Slice of Life is offering the earliest brunch of the weekend. From 8 am to 3 pm, they’re serving up their extensive brunch menu, which can be viewed at Call 508-693-3838 to make it official.

Farm Neck Cafe is another special Mother’s Day brunch option. The cafe is open from 11 am to 2 pm, and has a special Mother’s Day menu for $51 for adults, and $18 for kids 12 and under. Try the Spring Cauliflower Bisque or Lobster Risotto, and any other items that can be viewed by visiting

Any Sunday morning brunch at State Road Restaurant in West Tisbury feels like a rite of passage. On Mother’s Day, it’s highly recommended. Try Veggie Hash, Ricotta Toast, housemade Corned Beef Hash, or any of their fresh fruit smoothie options. Visit for more mouthwatering menu items. Call 508-693-8582 to make a reservation.

The Grill on Main in Edgartown is offering a “Treat Mom” special, with all entrées two-for-one on Mother’s Day only. Visit to see menu options.

La Soffitta is an Italian restaurant in Vineyard Haven, and they’re doing Mother’s Day dinner. They only take reservations on special occasions, so call 508-697-9448 to book your spot, and visit to see their menu.

Park Corner in Oak Bluffs will be open for Mother’s Day brunch from 11 am to 3 pm.


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