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14 Southwest Florida Local Restaurants Serving Delicious Mother's Day Meals

Apr 21, 2022 12:34PM ● By Stephanie Hatley

Photo Courtesy of Normandie's Website

Have you made reservations for Sunday, May 8 yet? This Mother's Day treat your mom by taking her out to a Sunday brunch of eggs Benedict and a mimosa or a nice evening meal of roasted prime rib and a glass of wine. Check out which restaurants are in your area below and make your reservations today!

Old Captiva House

Old Captiva House is a TripAdvisor 2021 Traveler’s Choice award winner. This National Registry of Historic Places landmark is ready to serve you this Mother's Day with specials like Grilled Veal Porterhouse, Chicken Wellington, and Twin Lobster-Stuffed Lobster Tails. The Gulf-front view is perfect for watching a beautiful sunset and relaxing during an evening out with Mom.

For more information on hours and menu items, visit their website today!


Normandie Seaside Café at West Wind Island Resort serves up dishes with an island flair. Treat Mom to Coconut French Toast for breakfast or an Island Curry Chicken Salad for lunch or dinner. The charming seaside feel of Normandie Seaside Café and its delicious entrees are two reasons it was named a 2021 Travelers' Choice award winner by TripAdvisor.

Visit their website to browse their full menu and find operating hours.

Cielo Restaurant

Cielo's made from scratch entrees and fresh, locally sourced ingredients make it a favorite local dining spot in Sanibel. Treat Mom to live piano entertainment on Saturday, May 7 and order an appetizer of Charred Octopus followed by Seared Scallops or Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast. Want more menu options?

Check out Cielo's website for all of their hand-crafted dishes.

The Thistle Lodge Restaurant at Casa Ybel

On Mother's Day, the Thistle Lodge located at Casa Ybel Resort will serve brunch from 11:00am to 3:00pm. A combination of Floridian and European cuisine make the Thistle Lodge unique, not to mention the atmosphere of dining in a historic restaurant that once entertained Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. Order an appetizer of Prince Edward Island Mussels followed by Pan Flash Atlantic Salmon or Roasted Prime Rib of Beef. They also have an extensive wine list.

For more details or to make a reservation, visit their website.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

The Florida flair and seaside cuisine of Ruth's Chris Steakhouse make it a great location to treat Mom this Mother's Day. With their signature sizzling steaks, three-course seasonal menu, and extensive wine and cocktail offerings, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse is a national and local favorite.

To view Mother's Day hours, check out their website today!

Rodizio Grill The Brazilian Steakhouse

If you're looking for the robust flavors of Brazil, treat Mom to a Mother's Day Celebration at Rodizio Grill. They'll feature an expanded menu that will include their famous rotisserie-grilled meats, sides, and salads. Mom will savor the tender meats and look forward to ending her meal with a delicious dessert. Plus, all moms will receive a special offer for a future visit.

Check out the Rodizio Grill's website for more information and to make a reservation.

Cork Soakers Deck & Wine Bar

For a more casual dining experience, treat Mom to Mother's Day Brunch at Cork Soakers Deck & Wine Bar. This bar and grill offers indoor and outdoor seating as well as live music. From 10:00am to 4:00pm, enjoy Chicken & Donuts, Lobster Eggs Benedict, or a plate of pancakes served with a cocktail.

Check out all of their creative American dishes on their website today!

Point 57 Kitchen & Cocktails

Enjoy dinner on Mother's Day at Point 57 Kitchen & Cocktails. This Cape Coral favorite hotspot features fresh local ingredients and made from scratch dishes. Pair a local craft beer or glass of wine with an order of Crab Cakes, a Crispy Pork Shank, or a Cast Iron Ribeye. Mom will love the casual yet sophisticated feel of Point 57.

Check out their website for more information or to make a reservation!

Cape Harbour Oyster Bar & Grill

Voted the Best of the Best in Cape Coral for 2021, Cape Harbour Oyster Bar & Grill provides a unique dining atmosphere and menu options for Mom this Mother's Day. Treat Mom to Sauteed Mussels, Casino Style Baked Oysters, or a Tropical Citrus Salad. Join the Rockin Oyster VIP Club to enjoy offers and promotions all year long.

Check out their website to learn more today!

Cristof's on McGregor

Cristof Danzi received culinary training in Italy, France, England, and Bahrain before opening his own restaurant in Fort Myers. His Mediterranean influence is evident in the exquisite dishes he prepares like Chicken Toscano and Pork Chop Milanese. On Mother's Day, Cristof has prepared a buffet from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Treat Mom to a mouth-watering meal while enjoying the outdoor seating.

Check out Cristof's on McGregor's website for more information!

Twisted Vine Bistro

Located in downtown Fort Myers' historic river district, Twisted Vine Bistro offers a Sunday Live Jazz Brunch. Not only is the atmosphere unique, but the farm-fresh cuisine is also special. Twisted Vine grows its own herbs and spices in its own courtyard garden, and the management has partnered with Roots Heritage Urban Food Hub to provide fresh produce and vegetables. For Mother's Day, try the Fried Green Tomato Benedict, Country Style Biscuits & Gravy, or Short Rib Hash.

Check out the entire menu online to learn more!

Broadway Palm Dinner Theater

On Mother's Day, treat Mom to a dinner and show at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Dinner is served at 5:30pm with the show following at 7:00pm. The menu includes Honey Baked Ham, Manicotti with Marinara Sauce, and Baked White Fish with Roasted Red Peppers and a Pesto Aioli.

Check out all of the details about the dinner and musical show "In The Heights" about New York’s Washington Heights community on Broadway Palm's website today.

Lighthouse Waterfront Restaurant

Overlooking the entrance to the exclusive Connie Mack Island, Lighthouse Waterfront Restaurant is a beautiful location to spend Mother's Day Brunch. Enjoy live music in the afternoon after savoring the buffet. Seatings occur at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm. Watch the yachts sail into the open water and enjoy the wildlife from the covered outdoor seating area.

To schedule your Mother's Day seating, visit their website today!


Voted Best of the Gulfshore by Gulfshore Life in 2021, LYNQ is a forward-thinking restaurant providing a variety of worldly cuisines in a casual dining atmosphere. Treat Mom to a Poke Bowl or Specialty Roll on the Saturday before Mother's Day. LYNQ is closed on Sundays.

For more information and to check out all of the menu options, visit LYNQ's website.