Mother’s Day 2021: Deals and freebies on tap for Mom

Mother’s Day has always been the most popular holiday for eating out, and this year, eating out is something people are able to consider.

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After missing out last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants are welcoming back patrons for in-person dining. They are also offering takeout “bundles” if you want to enjoy a cooked meal you can pick up or have delivered.

Here is a sampling of some deals and freebies restaurants are offering Mom this Sunday.

(Note: Not every restaurant in a chain may be honoring the deals, so be sure to check with local restaurants to confirm which deals are available before you go.)

Bahama Breeze: You can preorder a Caribbean Mother’s Day Bundle with jerk chicken pasta, seafood paella, grilled chicken with cilantro crema or baby back ribs. The deal also includes a choice of appetizers, salad and either Key Lime Pie or Chocolate Island for dessert. The deal feeds four.

Bonefish Grill: Family bundles start at $29.99 and include salad, bread, pesto and house-baked cookies. Entrees for the bundles include Bang Bang Shrimp tacos, grilled salmon, chicken or mahimahi, and Lily’s Chicken.

California Pizza Kitchen: Get a heart-shaped pizza for no additional charge on Mother’s Day.

Capital Grille: Eat in and order from the full dinner menu of contemporary classics, as well as three brunch features: lobster frittata, bone-in New York strip steak and eggs, and 8-ounce filet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Or get a three-course, prix fixe Mother’s Day dinner to enjoy at the restaurant or at home. The dinner will feature tenderloin with butter-poached lobster tails. Preorder is available now with curbside pickup on Saturday or Sunday.

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen: Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is also offering family bundles. Customers can select from entrees like hand-breaded chicken tenders, grilled salmon or a combination. The bundles include two choices of family-sized sides and a six signature honey butter croissants, starting at $24.99.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store: You can get Mom’s dinner delivered on Mother’s Day when you choose between their Pancake Breakfast or Sunday Homestyle Chicken bundles.

Eddie V’s: Eddie V’s is offering a Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or you can order a four-course family-style Mother’s Day dinner to go.

Fleming’s: The restaurant is offering a three-course menu featuring a filet mignon paired with the choice of crab-stuffed shrimp or lobster tail scampi.

Fogo De Chao: Get a Mother’s Day to-go package that includes the choice of two fire-roasted meats, salads, Brazilian sides, pão de queijo cheese bread and cocoa fudge brownies for dessert. Packages must be preordered by Saturday for pickup on Sunday.

Hooters: Get 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of any 10 wings at participating locations nationwide on Sunday. Dine-in only.

Kona Grill: You can order the brunch menu or the Mother’s Day dinner featuring lemongrass clam chowder, lobster potstickers, surf and turf and strawberry basil rum cake.

Logan’s Roadhouse: Look for various Mother’s Day specials at Logan’s. The restaurants will be opening early at 10 a.m. on Sunday and will give the first 50 moms to dine in a free, limited-edition koozie.

Maggiano’s Little Italy: Order anything on the carryout menu at regular price and get a second one for a reduced price.

McCormick and Schmick’s: On Saturday and Sunday, McCormick and Schmick’s is offering a three-course prix fixe special starting at $39. Reservations are recommended.

Moe’s Southwest Grill: Kids younger than 12 eat free on Sunday.

Morton’s The Steakhouse: You can preorder a Mother’s Day Chef At-Home Kit to cook dinner for Mom. The dinner includes three courses and a wine pairing. Morton’s will also offer a steak and Lobster Oscar, sides ($12), dessert ($12) and wine ($49/bottle).

Olive Garden: Get family-sized pans of entrees such as fettuccine alfredo or chicken parmigiana. Family bundles are also available.

Outback Steakhouse: Outback is offering mom a filet paired with the choice of Grilled Shrimp on the Barbie or Coconut Shrimp, or a slow-roasted prime rib with an herb crust that’s hand-carved to order.

PDQ: Get Mom a free small classic shake (vanilla, strawberry, banana, peanut butter or chocolate) with any purchase.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill: Preorder an Italian Mother’s Day meal that includes a family-size Lasagna Bolognese. Or you can get a three-course dinner for up to five people with the choice of Lasagna Bolognese or Florentine Chicken Penne. You get sides of mashed potatoes, Brussel sprouts, broccolini or spinach and sun-dried tomato pasta and dessert.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse: In addition to in-restaurant dining, Ruth’s Chris is offering an at-home celebration feast for four for $180. The Mother’s Day special includes a choice of a starter, roasted beef tenderloin, choice of two sides and cheesecake. Preorders for the to-go Mother’s Day feast can be placed now through Friday.

Seasons 52: Preorder Mom a three-course Mother’s Day Green Box. The box features apricot-glazed spiral ham, whole side of cedar plank-roasted, salmon or wood-grilled beef tenderloin with the choice of salad, two sides and Mini Indulgences for dessert. Brunch will be served in the restaurant from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse: Sullivan’s will open for dine-in meals beginning at 11 a.m. on Mother’s Day and will be offering the restaurant’s prime rib.