Best Places For Mother’s Day Brunch In Tampa Bay

April 15, 2014 8:00 AM

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If you want to spoil mom this Mother’s Day but don’t know how to cook, no problem. There are plenty of amazing chefs and restaurants in the Tampa Bay area that will do all of the cooking – and the cleaning – for you. From exciting atmospheres to relaxing beachfront dining, there is a perfect setting for your meal. And no matter what mom’s favorite cuisine might be, there’s a brunch that will please her palate. Take a look at some of these fantastic choices to celebrate the most important woman in your life.
Armani’s, Grand Hyatt
2900 Bayport Blvd.
Tarpon Springs, FL 33607
(813) 207-6800

If you’ve got a mom that’s tough to impress, take her to Armani’s for a truly one-of-a-kind experience. For $90 per adult and $34.50 per child, mom and family can enjoy an upscale dining experience that will forever change your idea of a champagne brunch. The northern Italian-inspired cuisine includes savory dishes like house-made gnocchi, fresh seafood and oven-roasted vegetables with parmesan cream sauce. Vegetarian options are available upon request. To make reservations, go to or call the restaurant in advance.

AQUA Bar and Grille
7627 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway
Tampa, FL 33607

(813) 675-8700

AQUA’s striking decor and festive atmosphere are sure to make mom feel like the VIP she is. For $45.95 for adults and $14.95 for children under 13 years old, the whole family can celebrate mom with an incredible champagne brunch that is sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Seasonal fresh fruit, an omelet station, hand-rolled sushi, grilled chicken and antipasto platters are just a few of the goodies offered on the brunch menu. Call for reservations.

Yacht StarShip Mother’s Day Cruise
603 Channelside Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 223-7999

Want to take mom on a cruise but can’t afford it? Now you can. Yacht StarShip offers special two-hour dining cruises that depart twice daily: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. On Mother’s Day, Yacht StarShip offers a “Buy 3 and Mom is Free” deal for the first 50 parties. The whole family will enjoy a fresh, made-to-order meal from the brunch menu. At the time of publishing, the menu and prices are TBD. Call for reservations.

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TradeWinds Island Grand
Island Grand Beach Resort
5500 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
(855) 360-4016

TradeWinds has a great gift for moms. Any moms who enjoy the Mother’s Day brunch at the Island Grand will receive a complimentary ticket for a free night at the resort to use in the fall between September 7 and December 25. For $42.95 for adults, $38.95 for seniors over 59 and $18.95 for children under 11 years old, your whole party will be treated to a culinary experience like no other. An omelet station, fresh seafood appetizers and entrees, a selection of soups and salads, roasted pork, grilled chicken and a create-your-own-pasta bar are just a few of the many flavors you’ll find on the brunch menu. There’s even a kids’ menu for the little ones. Reservations are not required but are strongly encouraged and can be made by phone.

717 South
717 S. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 250-1661

On Mother’s Day, 717 South will be mixing things up by offering brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The award-winning dinner menu as well as the extensive wine list will also be available during the brunch hours, including dishes like mushroom risotto, macadamia nut chicken and pan-seared snapper. At the time of publishing, the brunch menu had not yet been finalized. Brunch items will be made from scratch and created by Chef of the Year Robert Masson. Reservations can be made by phone or by visiting

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Amanda Mole has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pencil and cooking since she was tall enough to reach the stove. She believes that food provides more than just vital nutrients: it is an irreplaceable part of countless cultural and social activities. As a Tampa Bay resident for the past 21 years, she is well acquainted with the incredibly diverse range of restaurants, bars, and food festivals that the area has to offer. Her work can be found at