12 Places to Eat and Drink for Mother’s Day 2016 in Metro Phoenix

Mother's Day — as in, a whole day dedicated entirely to Mom — either has you confidently prepared or utterly panicked. Not to worry if you're feeling the latter, since we have a dozen places to take your mom, everywhere from an upscale breakfast to an Italian-inflected Brunch After Dark this year.

All Mother's Day brunches, buffets, dinners, and events are on Sunday, May 8, unless otherwise specified.

Four Peaks Brewing Company

If Mom loves beer — well, for one, she rocks — then she probably won't want to miss the Brewer’s Breakfast at Four Peaks Brewing Company in Tempe or the Four Peaks Grill & Tap in Scottsdale. The brewery's Mother's Day Brunch will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes a smoked shrimp salad croissant, rib eye chilaquiles, and a short-rib cannelloni. And to drink? Treat mom to a Four Peaks brew, a craft cocktail, or a MOM-osa. Reservations are accepted for Four Peaks in Tempe at [email protected], and Four Peaks Grill & Tap in Scottsdale through [email protected] For more information, call 480-303-9967 for Tempe, 480-991-1795 for Scottsdale, or visit the Four Peaks website.

Jewel’s Bakery and Café

On mom’s special day, treat her to a gluten-free Mother’s Day brunch at Jewel’s Bakery and Café from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menu items include chicken + waffles, smoked salmon quiche, and whole-garden tacos. Chef Julie Moreno will also be present, offering samples of new dishes like a croque madame or blue cheese steak crepe. All moms get a free flower cupcake during brunch. Reservations are required, and can be made at 602-714-5243.

LON's at the Hermosa

Treat Mom to a four-course Mother's Day brunch from Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco this Sunday.  Set at the historic LON's at the Hermosa, Mother's Day brunch includes fresh-baked brioche “monkey” bread, durum flour pancakes, citrus poached tiger shrimp, and traditional eggs Benedict. Brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs $75 for adults or $25 for children 5 to 12. Brunch is free for kids 4 and under. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 602-955-7878 or visiting the LON's website.

Padre Murphy’s

Go Irish this year and celebrate Mother’s Day at Padre Murphy’s in Glendale. The pub will host a Sunday brunch buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., offering chicken piccata, shrimp and sausage jambalaya, and London broil, plus plenty of homemade desserts. The buffet costs $19.95 for adults and $6.95 for kids 12 and under. To make a reservation, call 602-547-9406. For more information, visit the Padre Murphy’s website.

San Marcos Golf Resort

Executive Chef Aaron Geister plans to make mom a brunch she’ll never forget. To check it out, head to the San Marcos Golf Resort in Chandler for Mother's Day brunch, which will feature roasted salmon and grilled chicken, vegetable Benedicts, all kinds of quiche, and, of course, an omelet station. Brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $44.95 for adults or $15.95 for kids 5 to 12. Brunch is free for kids 4 and under. Reservations are recommended and can be made at 480-857-4401. For more information, visit the San Marcos Golf Resort website.

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Set in Paradise Valley, the photo-worthy Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain hotel is offering a Mother’s Day buffet with a special gift. The buffet costs $75 per person and $25 for children 12 and under, and includes pan-roasted organic salmon, a strawberry shortcake station, and bloody mary bar. The buffet runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and also includes a professional family photo on the Paradise Views patio, available at the end of your meal. For more information or to make a reservation, visit the Sanctuary website or call 855-245-2051.

SanTan Brewing Company

Join SanTan Brewing Company in downtown Chandler for the brewery's Mother's Day brunch buffet held in the private Brewer's Reserve. Brunch will be served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and costs $25 per person or $15 for kids 6 to 12. The buffet is free for children 5 and under. The menu features everything from chipotle-smoked bacon, jalapeño brat hash, and shrimp and grits, to buttermilk fried chicken, aged white cheddar mac and cheese, and more. For reservations, call 480-917-8700 or visit the SanTan Brewing Company website.

The Farm at South Mountain

An ideal setting for Mother’s Day, the Farm at South Mountain is offering a Mother’s Day brunch under the farm's pecan trees. Attendees can enjoy the outdoors with an order pecan french toast or the braised beef short ribs, as well as the farm's “Mom”elet Station. About 20 food and drink options will be available in total. Tickets to the brunch cost $55.95 and include a special gift for moms. Seating times range from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call 602-276-6360 or reserve tickets online at the Farm at South Mountain website.

Two Brothers Tap House & Brewery

If you’re a beer-loving family, try the $12 Brewer’s Brunch special at Two Brothers Tap House & Brewery this Mother’s Day. The $12 Brewer’s Brunch means Mom can pair brunch selections like Belgian waffles or a Southwestern frittata with beer, mimosas, or a bloody mary. Brunch runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and reservations can be made for parties of six or more. Call 480-378-3001 or visit the Two Brothers website for more information.

Southern Rail

If mom likes Southern cooking, head to Southern Rail for either brunch and dinner, where she can choose from $5 mimosas or half-off bottles of Arizona wine. Mother's Day brunch goers can decide between options such as a fried green tomato Benedict, avocado toast, or the bread pudding French toast, while Mother’s Day dinner diners can choose from beets, brussels and butternut squash, or smoked chicken and biscuit dumplings. Moms get a free sparkling wine all day. Call 602-200-0085 or visit the Southern Rail website for more information or reservations.


If brunch isn't happening Mother’s Day morning, all is not lost. Try Brunch After Dark at EVO, a cozy yet modern Italian restaurant found in Old Town Scottsdale. Mom can order EVO’s signature brunch dishes such as Pork and Waffles or Bolognese Baked Eggs, and enjoy $15 bottomless rosé – an exclusive Mother’s Day offer. Sunday hours are from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-265-9814 or visit the EVO website for reservations or more information.

Fresh From The Kitchen

At Fresh From The Kitchen in Phoenix, moms can get everything from a vanilla bean and butter poached lobster tart to crab-stuffed salmon with lemon beurre blanc and asparagus bundles, as well as a fresh fruit tart or chocolate mousse for dessert. Mother's Day dinner at the restaurant is is BYOW – or “bring your own wine." Though wine is available at the restaurant, attendees are welcome to bring a bottle of Mom’s favorite, which will be uncorked and poured at no extra cost. Dinner is served from 5 to 9 p.m. and costs $60 per person. Visit the event page or call 602-694-1197 for more information.
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Lauren Cusimano was the Phoenix New Times food editor from 2018 to 2021. Joys include eating wings, riding bikes, knowing everyone at the bar, talking too much about The Simpsons, and falling asleep while reading.