Mother’s Day 2019 is fast approaching, so don’t forget to spoil the mom in your life Sunday, May 12. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of Mother’s Day freebies, deals, places to brunch or have dinner, and other things to do.

Here are some of our top picks for things to do for Mother’s Day and great deals.


Food (Mother’s Day Brunch and Freebies)


Sunday, May 12, 3-7 pm

Treat yourself to something sweet! Get a free 1 oz ice cream with a waffle cone chip dipped in sprinkles.

Backstreet Cafe

Sunday, May 12, 10 am – 3 pm

This Montrose/River Oaks area restaurant is the perfect place to lounge on Mother’s Day. They’ll be serving up a 3-course brunch menu with a variety of options from lemon-blueberry muffins to soft shell crab benedict. There will also be live Jazz music being performed. $49 per adult, $15 per kid.

Boston Market

May 10-12

For those looking to treat Mom to a home-style meal on Mother’s Day weekend, guests can purchase a family meal for 4 or more people and get $5 off their purchase. You must use this coupon.

Brenner’s Steakhouse on the Bayou

Sunday, May 12, 11 am

The brunch menu at Brenner’s is second to none with cinnamon rolls, beignets, country fried chicken, and more. Plus there will be live music on Mother’s Day. Brunch starts at 11 am.

California Pizza Kitchen

May 9-12

Enjoy any of your favorite CPK pizza varieties in the form of a heart-shaped thin crust pizza at no additional cost.

Capital Grille

Sunday, May 12

Enjoy Mother’s Day brunch with options that include lobster frittata, steak and eggs, chicken and waffles, and more. $49 per adult and $15 per child.

Casa Ole

May 10-12

All weekend long you can enjoy $1 strawberry margaritas with the purchase of an entree.


Sunday, May 12

Mother’s Day brunch will be served at locations across the area. Moms get a $20 gift certificate to use on their next visit.

City Acre Brewing Co.

Sunday, May 12

This brunch buffet features a delicious menu of food plus moms can enjoy champagne and get to take home potted succulents. Tickets range from $17.95 (for non-drinkers) to $22.95 (for drinkers). Learn more here.

Downtown Aquarium

Sunday, May 12, 10 am – 4 pm

Brunch will be served from 10 am to 4 pm with a menu of 40+ items. There’s also live entertainment, animal encounters, and other special activities. Kids 2 and under eat free. Tickets are between $20-$40. Learn more here.

The Dunlavy

Sunday, May 12, 10 am – 3 pm

The Dunlavy will host a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet in their beautiful dining room that overlooks Buffalo Bayou Park and Lost Lake. Brunch runs from 10 am to 3 pm. Reservations required.

Eddie V’s

Sunday, May 12, 10 am – 2 pm

The restaurant will be offering a 3-course Mother’s Day brunch for $49 with entree choices that include steak and eggs, lobster quiche, shrimp and grits, king crab omelet, and fried chicken. Brunch cocktails will also be available for $9. Children’s menus are also available.

El Tiempo

Sunday, May 12

All El Tiempo locations will have brunch hours as well as their regular menu on Mother’s Day.


Sunday, May 12, 10 am

Starting at 10 am on Mother’s Day enjoy a 3-course brunch menu for adults and kids for $30 per person. Items include Signature Eggs Benedict, Filet & Lobster, and more See the menu here.

Fogo de Chao

Sunday, May 12

Moms who dine on Mother’s Day at Fogo de Chao will receive a card towards a complimentary lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch on their next visit. Also, kids 6 and under always eat free, and children 7-12 are half off every day. In Houston, Fogo de Chao is located at 8250 Westheimer.

Jet’s Pizza

Sunday, May 12, all day

Jet’s Pizza will be offering a special deal on Mother’s Day where you can get a Small, Super Special pizza for $6.99 with the code MOM. This deal is will be available in-store and online for pickup or delivery.

Macaroni Grill

Sunday, May 12

On Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 12), all Macaroni Grill locations will be opening early and offering a special brunch featuring Carmel Apple & Walnut French Toast, Eggs Benedict, Breakfast BLT, and more. All moms will also receive a $20 gift card to use on a future visit. The local Macaroni Grill is located in Spring.

Maggiano’s Little Italy

Sunday, May 12, 10:30 am – 3 pm

Mother’s Day family style brunch or dinner will be available for $27.99 for adults and $12.99 for kids 5-12. Enjoy a great selection of salads, starters, entrees, and desserts.

MFA Cafe

Sunday, May 12, 11:30 am – 3 pm

The cafe at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston will host a Mother’s Day brunch buffet featuring crab cake bendict, prime ribs, and a whole lot more. Tickets are $28 for adults and $12.50 for children 12 and under. Brunch is served from 11:30 am to 3 pm. Learn more here.

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Sunday, May 12

Enjoy the Steak & Lobster Oscar for $59 on Mother’s Day.

Peli Peli

Sunday, May 12, 11 am

Peli Peli offers a delicious, unique South African brunch that includes everything from deep-fried waffles to pork ribeye eggs benedict.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Sunday, May 12

The steakhouse will be offering a Mother’s Day Surf & Turf special starting at $49.95. Not only that, all moms who dine in will get a $25 gift card for a future visit.


Sunday, May 12

Mother’s Day brunch at your local STK steakhouse, featuring Brunch Classics, a raw bar, and dessert playground. o Each STK Steakhouse will also feature a Vievite Rosé Garden and Flower Wall. Every Mother to dine with us on Mother’s Day will be able to create their own complimentary bouquet of flowers, so this is sure to be a Mother’s Day Brunch for the books! o STK Steakhouses will also be featuring Mother’s Day Dinner specials as well, so no matter what time of day, treat your mom to STK!


Sunday, May 12, all day

Moms can stop by for a free 6 oz. frozen yogurt (cup or cone) on Mother’s Day.

Texas Roadhouse

Stop by Texas Roadhouse to enter their Mother’s Day sweepstakes where you have the chance to win a trip for 4 to any Beaches resort.



Free Putt-Putt Golf at Putt-Putt FunHouse

Sunday, May 12, All Day

Putt-Putt FunHouse is celebrating Mother’s Day by offering moms a FREE Gold Pass on Sunday, May 12.  A Gold Pass is a $35 value and includes Unlimited Hologate Virtual Reality, Putt-Putt Golf, Laser Tag, 3D Motion Theater, Rockwall, Bumper Boats, Ballocity, Bumper Cars, Lazer Frenzy, Time Freak, and Mini Bowling, and a $10 Play Card for the arcade. Family members receive $5 off.  One of the FunHouse’s most popular and newest attractions is  Hologate Virtual Reality. Hologate features the latest technology in Virtual Reality Gaming and is an immersive experience suitable for players of any age.

Second Saturday at Silver Street Studios

Saturday, May 11, 12 pm – 5 pm

Take mom to Silver Street Studios to enjoy open art studios and a wide range of vendors with great items for sale. Admission is free.

Mother’s Day Celebrations at 3Hues Painting Studio

Sunday, May 12, 2 pm

Celebrate Mother’s Day all weekend long at 3Hues Painting Studio. Saturday, the studio will have its 5thAnnual Mother’s Day Big Hat Tea, and Sunday will be Mother’s Day Cupcakes & Canvases. Learn more here.

Heights Mercantile Mother’s Day Market

Saturday, May 11, 11 am – 6 pm

This pop-up market on the promenade at Heights Mercantile will feature all sorts of great products, from jewelry to apparel to baked goods and more. Admission is free. Click here to learn more.

Mother’s Day at Hermann Park

Sunday, May 12, 8:30 am – 10 am

Celebrate mom with a morning of fun at beautiful Hermann Park. Kick off the day with breakfast at Pinewood Cafe, enjoy arts and crafts, take a ride on the train around the park, and ride the pedal boats on McGovern Lake. Tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for kids 12 and under. Click here for more info.

Mother’s Day at Pleasure Pier

Sunday, May 12, 11 am – 8 pm

Moms get a free all-day pass to the great rides at Galveston’s Pleasure Pier with the purchase of an all-day ride pass for another guest. This includes free entry and unlimited rides! Click here for more info.


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