Mother's Day Brunch & Dinner: CA Restaurant Specials 2020

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CALIFORNIA — Make Mother's Day memorable this year, and treat Mom to an at-home feast — one made super easy with pick-up and delivery offerings from a restaurant near you.

Whether she prefers Italian, Mexican or Asian cuisine, steak, lobster, made-at-home pizza, barbecue, brunch or sweet treats, options abound in the Golden State.

Peruse the list to find your mama's fave.

And to all mothers, grandmas, stepmoms and foster moms, Happy Mother's Day from Patch!

ARMADILLO WILLY'S: If Mom likes BBQ, the family-style platters could be a perfect pick. Priced from $35.39 to $79.99, the meals serve four, and come with ribs, chicken, brisket or pulled pork, plus sides and muffins. Available for pick-up or delivery. See menu here. Find locations here.

BLAZE PIZZA: Dads will be busy, while moms relax with this Mother’s Day promotion, available Sunday, May 10. The "Dad Duty DIY Pizza Kit" features enough fresh scratch-made pizza dough, sauce and customizable toppings for four small pizzas. Blaze also is waiving delivery fees on any order of $15 or more through the company’s website and mobile app. Find more info here. Find locations here.

BRUEGGER'S BAGELS: Would Mom like breakfast in bed with a Hot & Ready Brunch Box? The box features six bagels, one tub of made-in-Vermont cream cheese, three egg sandwiches (one Farmhouse and two Bacon and Cheddar), four blueberry muffins and four twice-baked hash browns for $29.99. Details here. Locations in Aliso Viejo, Brea, Carlsbad, Corona Del Mar, Coronado, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Newport Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Diego, Santa Ana and Temecula.

BUCA DI BEPPO: Family-style feasts can be pre-ordered that start at $12 to $14 per person and include salad, pasta, entree (with meal Option 2), dessert and " a beautiful rose gift for Mom." See details here. There are 18 Bucas in the Golden State. Find your nearest locale here.

CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN: Perfect for Mother's Day is CPK's Spring Meal Kits, that come everything you need and an easy-to-follow recipe. Choose from Pan-Roasted Chicken, Roasted Salmon, or Grilled Ribeye with a side of Spinach Artichoke Dip, Sourdough Baguette, Caesar Salad, Fingerling Potatoes, and Butter Cake with Vanilla Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream. The price is $40 - $120 depending on meat selection, and servings are for two or four. See details here. Find your nearest CPK here.

CATTLEMENS STEAKHOUSE: A Mother's Day menu is available for two days —May 9 and 10 — for takeout from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with choices of starters, salads, dessert, steaks, chicken, ribs and more. See menu here. Locations in Livermore, Petaluma, Dixon, Santa Rosa, Rancho Cordova, Redding, Roseville and Selma.

DAPHNE’S: Does Mom like Greek cuisine? The Mediterranean chain is offering a buy-one, get-one-for-50-percent-off special for Mother's Day. The deal includes such starters as lemon chicken soup and fire feta & pita, plus entrees like the Greek-style fish plate and surf-and-turf plate. Call to order for take-out, and the discount not available via online ordering. See all stores here.

EDDIE V'S: The restaurant's Mother's Day to-go menu features a four-course, dinner with a choice of herb-roasted tenderloin or miso-marinated Chilean sea bass. The package serves four to six and is $195. Entrees come with truffle macaroni and cheese, grilled asparagus, potato gratin, Bananas Foster butter cake, plus hand-dipped chocolate strawberries and a long-stem rose.Pre-orders available while quantities last. Eddie V’s also will offer uncooked cuts of steak hand-carved and ready for guests to prepare as they wish. Call the restaurant to order. Find more info here. In California, Eddie V's are in La Jolla, San Diego, Newport Beach and Palm Desert .

EL POLLO LOCO: Check out this special for Loco Reward members: the $20 Familia Dinner available for Mother’s Day weekend that includes 12 pieces of fire-grilled chicken, three large sides, tortillas and salsa. To redeeem the deal, from May 8 through May 10, Loco Rewards members can purchase through El Pollo Loco drive-thrus, ahead via mobile pick-up, take-out or get it delivered. Non-Loco Rewards member also can get in on the offer by downloading the El Pollo Loco app on Mother’s Day weekend. Restaurant location finder here.

FLEMING'S: The steakhouse has a full to-go-menu, including a three-course steak and lobster option that could be perfect for Mom. Call to pre-order. See menu details here. Location info here.

GELSON'S: All 27 stores across Southern California are offering Villars Maître Chocolatier pure Swiss dark-covered mouthwatering fresh strawberries — Mom will love them! Place orders by May 8 or buy in stores on May 9 and May 10. While you are there, pick up some fresh-squeezed orange juice, sparkling wine or beautiful orchids. Place your chocolate-dipped strawberry orders here. Find your nearest store here.

LUCILLE'S SMOKEHOUSE BAR-B-QUE: A special Mother's Day menu is planned, and orders are being taken, but availability is limited. Choose from three packages offering ribs, chicken or tri-tip, plus sides and biscuits. Prices vary by locale. See the menu here. And see all California restaurants here.

MARIE CALLENDER’S: Keep brunch tasty and easy with Marie Callender's new Quiche Brunch to-go meal. Included: a whole quiche; fresh strawberries; whipped cream; and orange juice. A champagne option is available at some locations. Re-heating is required for the quiche, and prices vary by store. Mother’s Day meals, or the other family-meal options on the menu, must pre-ordered by calling the restaurant. And don't forget to pick up a pie for Mom! See all locations here.

MCCORMICK & SCHMICK'S: Pre-order a $95 feast for four. The special includes salad, dessert, veggies, potatoes, bread and an entree choice of filet mignon, salmon, crab cakes or chicken. See offer here. Locations in Anaheim, Roseville and San Francisco.

MORTON'S THE STEAKHOUSE: Available for pick-up or delivery is a $59 Mother's Day special featuring a steak and lobster entree, plus Caesar salad, potatoes or creamed spinach and Key Lime pie for dessert. See details here. Find locations here.

NOTHING BUNDT CAKES: Treat Mama to a Nothing Bundt Cakes’ “Best Mom A’ROUND” decorated cake with a pretty flower on top. Order online at or call the bakery to place your request. Find a store near you here.

OLIVE GARDEN: Celebrate Mom with Olive Garden's new Mother’s Day Family-Style Take & Bake Bundle, that serves up to five and starts at $44.99. The bundle includes one pan of ready-to-bake, giant, cheese-stuffed shells, a jumbo house salad with a bottle of signature Italian dressing, one dozen, ready-to-bake breadsticks and choice of homemade Alfredo or Marinara dipping sauce. Order early to secure your ideal car-side pickup or delivery times via the restaurant chain's website. And find your nearest Olive Garden here.

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE: A special meal for Mom is available through May 12, with choice of filet mignon and lobster tail, prime rib and crab cake or steamed lobster tail and crab cake. Price varies by location. Find details here. Location finder here.

P.F. CHANG'S: Build a Mother's Day meal for four, six or eight, at $20 person. Included are appetizer, dim sum, soup and entrees. Wine also can be added. Read more here on the special. Find all California sites here.

QDOBA: Keep meal-prep easy with a Family Meal or Burrito Meal. A Grilled Chicken Family Meal is $34.95 and serves four to five, with grilled adobo chicken, beans and rice, the eatery's signature three-cheese queso, pico de gallo, salsa, cheese, tortillas and a large bag of chips. A Grilled Steak Family Meal is similar, but with grilled steak, priced at $39.95, and offers all the fixings to make tacos or bowls. Find locales here. Delivery is free starting Mother's Day through May 14 at participating locations on orders of $15 or more when placed on or the qdoba app.

RUBIO'S: The chain's newly launched, heat-and-serve meals serve four to five and are $29. Choose from the Family Enchilada Meal, Family Taco Kit or Family Burrito Box — included are sides and all the fixings you need. See details here. Rubio's locations across California are open for take-out, no-contact curbside pick-up and delivery.

SEASONS 52: Check out the three-course, Mother's Day dinner that serves four to six (family-style) or as a meal for two. Choose from a side of cedar-plank-roasted salmon, glazed, spiral ham or beef tenderloin, which also comes with salad, green beans, an additional side and "Mini Indulgences." Options start at $100 for family-style or $55 for two. Each dinner will be chilled and ready to warm at home. Call the restaurant to pre-order. Find details here. Locations in Costa Mesa, San Diego and Sacramento.

YARD HOUSE: Treat Mom to a new, three-course Mother’s Day Family Takeout Meal, complete with an add-on option (where available) for Mimosa or Bellini Kits. Choose from a prix-fixe menu that includes one shared salad, one entrée for each person with options such as Whiskey Glazed Salmon and Grilled Rib Eye, choice of two sides and a shareable dessert. To order, follow this link. California Yard House locations can be found here.


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