Make Mother’s Day 2014 (Sun, May 11) the most memorable ever by treating that special Queen Bee in your life to one of Tampa Bay’s Best Brunch Buffets in town. Whether you’re a fan of fresh seafood, steaks, omelets, or even bottomless champagne; these Tampa Bay’s best restaurants have the type of meal that will delight everyone in the family even Mom.

Here’s our suggestions for the best Mother’s Day brunches and buffets on both sides of Tampa Bay.


Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi

601 S. Harbour Island Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 277-0112

Price: $34.95 per adult | $10.95 per child 10 years old and under
Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

This fine restaurant also features a lovely view of downtown Tampa and the Hillsborough River. Jackson’s Bistro on Harbour Island blends the best of big city life with the relaxed feel of a coastal town. The Mother’s Day Brunch offers 70 delicious items including an extensive assortment of decadent breakfast items, specialty entrees, chef attended stations, made-to-order omelets, fresh assortment of sushi rolls, salmon platters, and divine desserts including a chocolate fountain.


The Don CeSar

3400 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach 33706
(727) 360-1881
Reservations: (727) 360-1881 x2177

Price: adults $64.95 | $31.95 for children 5–12, 4 and under are complimentary
Hours: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Celebrate that special lady in your life this Mother’s Day with the royal treatment at the Don CeSar on St. Pete Beach. The Pink Palace has two Sunday brunches to choice from. The top of the line brunch is the King Charles and it was over 200 delectable items that will make you feel that royalty. They have three different craving stations, in addition to omelet and Eggs Benedict stations. Even your own Queen Mother won’t turn her nose up at this feast. There is even a special children’s buffet in the King George room with all your kids favorite foods. To view the menu click on this link.


Marchand’s Bar & Grill

501 5th Ave. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 824-8072

NOT a buffet, Menu items are à la carte. Price range for entrees $16 – $21
Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Marchand’s Bar & Grill is in the Vinoy Hotel near downtown St Petersburg. Although the brunch is NOT a buffet, it’s still one of the best places to treat mom like a Queen this Mother’s Day. The restaurant looks like a place and the food is unparallelled. The seafood, raw bar and omelets are not just great tasting food, they’re works of art on a plate.  To check out the menu click on this highlighted link.



The Rusty Pelican

2425 N. Rocky Point Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 281-1943

Price: adults $48 | children $22
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Don’t let The Rusty Pelican’s name fool you. This is a beautiful waterside restaurant that offers incredible views, scrumptious food, and an atmosphere of pure elegance. The Mother’s Day champagne brunch includes traditional breakfast favorites, in addition to an omelet station, carving station, and other culinary delights such as bananas foster, smoked salmon, fresh seafood, desserts, and much more. Make your reservation today.

Related:  Mother’s Day Guide


Caretta on the Gulf

Sandpearl Resort
500 Mandalay Ave.
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
(727) 674-4171

Prices: adults: $64.00 | $19.00 for children 3-12
Hours: Morning menu served from 11:00am – 3:30pm | Afternoon menu served from 3:30pm – 8:30pm

Caretta on the Gulf at Sandpearl Resort is the only AAA Four Diamond restaurant on Clearwater Beach. With both indoor and outdoor seating, guests can enjoy the view of the Gulf from either the dining room or out in the open air patio. The Mother’s Day Sunday brunch buffet includes unlimited champagne, mimosas, and bellinis plus, waffles and omelet stations, hot and cold main dishes, carving stations, sushi, salads and more! They also have seafood, sushi and gluten free items. There will be two separate seating times and menus, one for morning and another for afternoon.


Grille 54

11935 Sheldon Road
Tampa, FL 33626
(813) 920-0054

This Citrus Park fusion restaurant has a top of the line Mother’s Day brunch with omelet, pasta and craving stations, full raw bar, fruit bar and a large section of desserts. They even have unlimited Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s all for less than $30 per-person. To top it all off the service is excellent and they have live music that mama will adore.

Related: Ask A Tampa Bay Chef: Best Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes


Innisbrook Golf Resort

36750 US Highway 19 N.
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
(727) 942-2000

Adults $36.95 | Children (ages 4–12) $17.95
Seating hours: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

This famous golf resort hosts a Mother’s Day Brunch every year at Edinburgh Hall. The meal includes a choice of entrees (such as jambalaya, shrimp primavera, chicken marsala, etc), omeletes, crepes, a carving station, salads, soups, fresh bread and an elaborate set of desserts and candies.


Sunset Grill

611 Destiny Dr.
Ruskin, FL 33570
(813) 645-3291 |

Price: adults $26.95 | Children 10 & under $14.95
Hours: Sun – 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Sunset Grill, highly rated by critics and suburban diners alike, is praised for its meticulous attention to detail, both in service and in cuisine. The Mother’s Day champagne brunch is no exception. The meal consists of an extensive salad bar, fresh soup, a chef’s carving station, and an omelet station. Don’t forget to save room for dessert: an exquisite chocolate fountain help help you fill up fast!


Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises

603 Channelside Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 223-7999

Treat the special mom in your life to the spectacular Mother’s day she deserves on a brunch or dinner cruise aboard Yacht StarShip. The whole family will love dining on freshly prepared cuisine while taking in the views on the sparkling waters of Tampa Bay! Includes a 2-hour cruise with a brunch buffet, reserved table, and DJ entertainment.

Buy 3 tickets, and Mom is FREE for the first 50 moms! You must call 813-223-7999 to receive this offer. Not available online.

First Cruise
Boards: 10:30 am
Departs: 11:00 am
Returns: 1:00 pm

Boards: 2:00 pm
Departs: 2:30 pm
Returns: 4:30 pm

Adults: $49.95*
Children: $29.95*
*plus $1 port fee and tax.

Chain Restaurants Open Early For Mother’s Day

Bonefish – 11AM
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Carrabbas – 11AM
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Outback – 11AM
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