Mother's Day Brunch & Dinner: See SD Restaurant Specials 2020

Susan C. Schena

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — Don't let Mom get short shrift on her big day because you're hunkering down at home. You still can set a splendid spread this Sunday, Mother's Day, as restaurants throughout San Diego County are stepping up with take-out and delivery specials.

Highlighted below are some of the top options available from nearby eateries, including local hot-spots Blade 1936, The Henry and Monello & Bencotto, plus such chains as Olive Garden, Marie Callender's and CPK.

Peruse the list to find your mama's fave.

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

BLADE 1936: Treat your mom to a four-course, take-out Mother’s Day meal featuring a choice of Caprese or Blade Chopped Salad; choice of mushroom and cheese white lasagna or pre-baked Margherita pizza kit; choice of braised short rib, whole roasted chicken, pistachio-crusted pork loin or lemon fennel roasted chilean sea bass; with a decadent Dolce della Mama for dessert. The meal serves two and is $54.99. Orders must be placed by 8 p.m.Friday. See details here. Blade 1936 is at 401 Seagaze Drive in Oceanside.

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? Bruegger's new Hot & Ready Brunch 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 Carlsbad, Coronado and San Diego.

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. San Diego Bucas are in Carlsbad, Mira Mesa and San Diego. See all locales here.

CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN: Perfect for Mother's Day: CPK's Spring Meal Kits come with everything you need and an easy-to-follow recipe. Choose from chicken, salmon, or ribeye with a side of spinach artichoke dip, sourdough baguette, Caesar salad, 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.

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 $195 package serves four to six. Entrees come with truffle macaroni and cheese, 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 Hand-carved, uncooked cuts of steak ready for guests to prepare at home. Call the restaurant to order. Find more info here. In the San Diego area, Eddie V's are at 1270 Prospect St. in La Jolla and at 789 West Harbor Drive in San Diego.

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 redeem 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. Locations include: La Jolla; and San Diego. Location info here.

FLOWER CHILD: This restaurant, that prides itself on offering healthy eats, has a Family Pack for four to six starting at $40, offering a choice of chicken, steak or salmon for +$8, a large chopped vegetable salad and choice of two large sides. Beer and bottled wine are 50-percent off. And a 35-percent discount, not valid with other promotions, is offered on curbside pick-up and delivery orders placed Sunday through Thursday. Flower Child is at 2690 Via De La Valle in Flower Hill Promenade in Del Mar. See restaurant website here.

FORT OAK/TRUST RESTAURANT GROUP: Enjoy a meal for two, four or six, complete with fresh-baked pastries or add a bottle of Louis Roederer bubbles for mimosas and toasting. Brunch items included are: Cardellino Assorted Pastry Box; Mama's Baked French Toast; roasted vegetable & egg tart; Old Bay shrimp cocktail; seared ahi salad; prime rib; garlic whipped potatoes; and buttery English peas & mint. Order online at and reserve a preferred pickup time via the reservations system. Mother’s Day brunch will be available for curbside pickup at Fort Oak on Sunday, May 10th, from 10 am to 12 pm. Find details here. Fort Oak is at 1011 Fort Stockton Drive in San Diego.

GELSON'S: All 27 stores across Southern California are offering Villars Maître Chocolatier pure Swiss dark-covered, 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. San Diego-area locations include: Del Mar; Pacific Beach; and Carlsbad.

THE HENRY CORONADO: Pre-orders are being taken the Mother’s Day Family Meal at The Henry Coronado. The $70 package serves four to six and includes: herb-roasted Scottish salmon; grilled chicken with toasted couscous with broccoli & parmesan; roasted brussel sprouts & cauliflower; spinach & black kale salad with apricot, black currant, marcona almond, Irish cheddar and cider vinaigrette; and white pound cake with raspberry marmalade. Add-on beverages available. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 with pick-up on Sunday, May 10. Call (619) 762-1022 or order online. The Henry is at

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! In San Diego, Marie Callender's is at 6950 Alvarado Road. See all locations here.

MONELLO & BENCOTTO: On Mother's Day, Monello and Bencotto will offer a $70 take-out, four-course dinner for two featuring Milanese fare paired with a bottle of peach bellini. The offer includes: two Caesar salads; an appetizer choice of Eggplant Parmigiana or Salumi & Formaggi; Conchiglie Ripiene as an entrée – shell pasta with spinach, ricotta cheese and besciamelle sauce with the option to add sausage; and two Mango Tiramisus for dessert. Diners can add a bottle of Bellini – prosecco and peach puree – for $30. Available for pick up or delivery May 10 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pre-order by calling (619) 501-0030 between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. or via the website. Diners can receive an additional 15-percent off by ordering directly through Monello/Bencotto.

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, 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 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. Find details here. Location finder here.

PETITE MADELINE BAKERY: Pick up the Full Breakfast Essential Kit for $55 or the Mother's Day Brunch Kit for $60, and whip up a feast to surprise Mom! Included are such goodies as house-made Old Country Cinnamon Swirl bread (while supplies last), honey-cured bacon, natural Jones Sausage links, 18 eggs, Jack-Cheddar shredded cheese, feta cheese, four Pearl sugar waffles, two bags of Roar Coffee gourmet grounds and an assortment of Mighty Leaf Organic teas. Orders must be placed at least two days in advance. The shop is at 223 N. Coast Hwy. in Oceanside. Find more info 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. Local restaurants include Carlsbad, Chula Vista and San Diego. 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 wood-grilled 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. Seasons 52 locales are at 789 W. Harbor Drive in the Seaport District and at UTC, 4505 La Jolla Village Drive.

YARD HOUSE: Treat Mom to a 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. San Diego-area Yard House locations include: The Shoppes at Carlsbad; and San Diego - Mission Valley Mall. See all locales here.


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This article originally appeared on the Carlsbad Patch