Although Mother’s Day first became an official US holiday in 1914, its antecedents go back long before the 21st century. Early versions date back to the 19th century, and even further to the ancient Greeks and Romans who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele.
Today, Mother’s Day is a bit more modern. We like to shower our special ladies with flowers, gifts, and of course, food. Whether you are going out with your mom or the motherly figure in your life, there are several brunches and dinners around Bucks and Hunterdon County that are prepared to pamper your mom with a great meal and drinks, too.
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8 this year…so hurry up and make your reservations.
Bitter Bob’s (New Hope): Bitter Bob’s, known for its BBQ, is having a Mother’s Day brunch menu. They recommend calling and reserving a table for this meal. There will be complimentary mimosas and Bloody Marys. Check out the full menu here and make reservations by calling 215.862.0262.
Black Bass Hotel (Lumberville): Enjoy a Mother’s Day brunch at the Black Bass Hotel. It’s a prix fixe menu for $45 per person, and it will be served from 10 am – 2:30 pm. Their dinner menu will be a prix fixe of $67.50 and it will be served from 4:30 – 8:30 pm. Enjoy signature dishes, and items like horseradish stuffed shrimp, wild mushroom ravioli, and lemon ricotta cheese cake. See the full menus here and call 215.297.9260 to make a reservation.
Caleb’s American Kitchen (Lahaska): Celebrate mom with a three-course meal at Caleb’s American Kitchen, starting at 4:30 pm and ending at 8:30 pm. The meal is $45 per person, children ages 10 and under are $15 per person. Make your reservations in advance by calling 215.794.8588. The menu includes prime rib of beef, crab cakes, and pan seared barramundi. The full menu can be found here.
Continental Tavern (Yardley): The Continental Tavern is hosting a brunch for Mother’s Day. The menu includes steak or crab Eggs Benedict, stuffed french toast, and a Bloody Mary or Mimosa to pair. The brunch menu will be available along with their regular menu from 11 am – 3 pm. Call 215.493.9191 for more information.
Fisher’s Tudor House, (Bensalem): Fisher’s Tudor House is accepting reservations for a Mother’s Day dinner on Sunday, May 8. Call 215.244.9777 to reserve your spot.
Golden Pheasant Inn (Erwinna): The Golden Pheasant Inn is having a festive Mother’s Day brunch and dinner. The brunch is a $45 prix fixe menu, which includes a glass of sparkling wine, soup or a salad du jour and a dessert. All of their free range brown eggs are sourced from Dark Hollow Hens Farm. All of their dinner entrees served with rosemary roasted potatoes and fresh fruit. Items for brunch include dishes like a greek omelet, Dungeness crabcake, and Grand Marnier batter. Mother’s Day Dinner is served a la carte, and you can find the menu here.
La Stalla, (Newtown): La Stalla restaurant is taking reservations for their Mother’s Day buffet-style brunch beginning at 10 am, with the last seating at 2:30 pm. Dinner will begin at 4 pm. Check out the Mother’s Day menu on their website, and call 215.579.8301 for reservations.
Logan Inn, (New Hope): The Logan Inn will have a three course meal from 11 am – 2 pm on Sunday, May 8. The meal will cost $35 per person, and there are a variety of dishes to choose from. The inn will also have a prix fixe dinner starting at 2 pm that costs $60 per person. Make reservations and see the full menus here.
McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, (Quakertown): Enjoy Mother’s Day at the restaurant, or call to make reservations for the Arts and Events Place at McCoole’s to host larger parties. There will be a special menu and live music from 11:30 am until 9:30 pm. Call 215.538.1776 to reserve.
Rising Sun Inn, (Telford): The Rising Sun Inn is having a Mother’s Day brunch and dinner this year. The brunch seating is from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm, and the dinner seating is from 2:30 pm – 7 pm. The brunch is an all-you-can-eat-buffet, with adult tickets for $22.95 and children tickets for $12.95. There will be a made-to-order omelet station, a chef-attended ham carving station, and a hot, cold and sweets table. Dinner is served with an a la carte menu. Call 215.721.6350 to make your reservation, and view the full menu here.
Sand Castle Winery, (Erwinna): Sand Castle Winery is hosting a brunch brought to you by Joey G’s Gourmet Catering. Ticket includes brunch buffet, a glass of your favorite wine, and a souvenir glass. Seating times are from 10:30 am until 3 pm. Tickets cost $46 per person, children ages six to 12 cost $25 per person, and children ages five and under are no charge. Tickets must be purchased in advance and they are non-refundable. Also, tickets will not be mailed; just give your name at the door. Contact the event coordinator via email or call 610.294.8303 to reserve your seating time. You may be seated with other parties.
William Penn Inn, (Gwynedd): Treat your mom to a gourmet dinner buffet at the William Penn Inn. The price is $44 per person, and children nine and under cost $15. The inn is accepting reservations from 11 am – 8 pm. There is also an a la carte sit-down dinner that costs $32 – $53 per person, and children under nine still cost $15 per person. The inn is accepting reservations for this dinner from 11:30 am – 8 pm. View the buffet and dinner menu here and call 215.699.9272 to save your spot.
Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar, (Yardley): Head over to the Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar at 1 pm for a special Mother’s Day menu. Enjoy a wild mushroom tart, green pea hummus, grass fed filet mignon or a fresh strawberry salad, and more. View the full menu here and call 215.493.3800 to make reservations or get more information.
And in New Jersey…
Frenchtown Inn, (Frenchtown, NJ): The Frenchtown Inn will be serving Mother’s Day dinner from 12 – 5 pm with an a la carte menu that includes a variety of items from their regular dinner menu. Reservations are recommended and can be made by phone at 908.996.3300.
Hamilton’s Grill Room, (Lambertville, NJ): Head to Hamilton’s Grill Room for a dinner as “warm as the heart” on Sunday, May 8 from 2 – 6 pm. The dinner is $48 per person, tax and gratuity additonal. Reservations are recommended and can be made here.
Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, (Flemington, NJ): Matt’s Red Rooster Grill is excited to be offering a Mother’s Day brunch from 11 am – 2 pm, and also a dinner with specials alongside of their seasonal menu. Dinner begins at 4 pm with last seating at 8 pm. Space is limited so make a reservation online or call 908.788.7050.
Milford Oyster House, (Milford, NJ): Their dining room can hold a few for Mother’s Day, so make reservations ASAP and see if there are any spots left at the Milford Oyster House. They will start serving at 4 pm. Call 908.995.9411 for reservations.
Old York Cellars, (Ringoes, NJ): Treat mom to a day at the vineyard at Old York Cellars. This wine trail event will include live entertainment, winery tours, complimentary chocolate shots for mom (on Mother’s Day only) and the option to reserve a special Mother’s Day wine and chocolate tasting experience. Tickets for the trail include a wine tasting and souvenir wine glass for one person. The trail is May 7 – 8, from 12 – 5 pm. Tickets are $7.50 in advance, and $10 at the door. Learn what other tasting events are available for mom and where to buy your tickets on their website.
The Ryland Inn, (Whitehouse Station, NJ): Celebrate the special mom in your life with a prix fixe style menu at The Ryland Inn on Mother’s Day from 11 am – 5 pm. The meal is $55 per adult, and $29 per child (under 12). To make a reservation, call 908.534.4011. View the menu, featuring items like duck sausage, a lobster frittata, apple cider donuts, and more.