An elegant Mother's Day brunch awaits at the Garden City Hotel. Photo courtesy of the restaurant
An elegant Mother's Day brunch awaits at the Garden City Hotel. Photo courtesy of the restaurant

Top Mother's Day Brunch Restaurants on Long Island

There’s no denying breakfast in bed can be sweet on Mother’s Day. But this year, why not suggest your family go out for a delicious brunch at a Long Island restaurant? You can sip a mimosa or bloody mary, enjoy a scrumptious meal, and best of all, there's no clean-up afterward.

We’ve rounded up 16 restaurants across Long Island offering brunch options, from traditional omelets and pancakes to more creative dishes that feature local produce and international cuisine. Some spots offer more than just a meal, with free entertainment and activities for the whole family. Call ahead for reservations since destinations tend to book up quickly on this special day.

For other family-friendly happenings on Mother's Day weekend, check out our Event Calendar and Spring Fun Guide, and find more dining inspiration in our Guide to Family-Friendly Restaurants on Long Island.

Editor's Note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining an appropriate distance. During this time of limited restaurant seating, reservations, when possible, are highly recommended. Some photos in this post were taken before the pandemic.

Best Mother's Day Brunch Restaurants in Nassau County

The Cheesecake Factory – Westbury

This popular chain restaurant serves brunch every Saturday and Sunday. Adults can choose from such items as specialty waffles, buttermilk pancakes, and cinnamon roll pancakes, while kids have a brunch menu all their own. There are also Suffolk County locations in Huntington, Bay Shore, and Lake Grove.

Garden City Hotel – Garden City

This classic Garden City setting offers a Legendary Sunday Brunch. The menu includes made-to-order omelets and carved meats, plus a raw bar and sushi, along with fresh fruit, cheese platters, salads, muffins, pastries, and other desserts. Brunch includes mimosas, bloody marys, coffee, and tea.

The Library Café – Farmingdale

Home of the village's original library, here you'll be treated like the queen you are (or should be) on Mother's Day. Brunch includes unlimited champagne and mimosas. Food choices include Texas-style French toast, buttermilk pancakes, eggs Benedict, home fries, and a decadent dessert assortment. Seatings are at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. Reservations required.

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Stick around to play outside after brunch at The Milleridge Inn
Enjoy a Mother's Day buffet at the cottage at Milleridge Inn. Then enjoy the outdoor family activities.

Milleridge Inn – Jericho

Choose from either the sit-down, prix fixe menu at the inn or the buffet option at the cottage. Both let families take advantage of a host of free outdoor activities, including face painting, balloon animals, a bounce house, and more. Reservations are required.

Morning Rose Cafe – Bellmore

Gourmet breakfast is served all day, and lunch service begins at 11am. Outdoor patio seating is available if the weather cooperates. Notable menu items include caramelized apple pancakes, banana bread, French toast, and breakfast waffle sliders. The restaurant offers call-ahead seating.

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Thyme has a lovely pond-front view
Dine by the pond in Roslyn at Thyme.

Thyme Restaurant – Roslyn

At this beautiful restaurant overlooking the pond in Roslyn, baskets of tasty breakfast pastries are served with typical brunch entrees, as well as pasta, crab cakes, and more. Children's menu options include Challah French toast, pasta, and chicken fingers. Craft brunch cocktails are available, in addition to bloody marys, bellinis, mimosas, and orange juice.

Novita – Garden City

In addition to this popular wine bar/trattoria’s regular menu, a Mother's Day brunch features dining specials and complimentary brunch cocktails. The restaurant's regular a la carte dinner menu and a gluten-free menu are available.

Salt – Merrick

Mom can enjoy brunch outdoors, right on the bay, at this waterfront restaurant. Salt is known for its various seafood offerings, but the brunch menu also includes cookies and cream pancakes. Breakfast lovers won't want to miss it. Brunch is offered every Sunday, not just Mother's Day.

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Enjoy Cuban-inspired Mother's Day brunch at babalu
Babalu in Huntington specializes in Cuban-American options.

Best Mother's Day Brunch Restaurants in Suffolk County

Babalu – Huntington Village

Babalu’s chef and owner, Alan Gotay, is a retired professional boxer whose menu features dishes that harken back to his family’s Cuban roots. Brunch items include huevos rancheros, Babalu Benedict, Babalu pancakes, and biscuits and gravy. Brunch is available from 11am-3pm, and the regular menu is available all day. There's also a special menu for kids. Outdoor seating is available.

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outdoor dining at Butterfield's
Butterfield's garden is a stunning backdrop for Mother's Day brunch.

Butterfields – Hauppauge

Moms can relax with bottomless brunch drinks at Butterfields' Mother's Day brunch buffet. There are two meat carving stations; ham and turkey. Breakfast options include an omelet station, pancakes, sausage, and French toast. There are two seatings at 11am and 1pm. Advanced reservations are required. Outdoor seating is available in the garden.

Toast Coffeehouse – Bay Shore, Patchogue, Port Jefferson

This popular restaurant group offers an all-day breakfast/lunch menu that includes eggs, omelets, breakfast burritos, French toast, pancakes, waffles, and more. Kids get to choose from their own menu.

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In the Shed Restaurant serves original recipes in an amazingly comfortable atmosphere.

In the Shed Restaurant – Huntington & West Sayville

In addition to its all-day brunch menu that offers such items as biscuit Benedict, breakfast bowls, and the SHEGG sandwich, there’s also a full dinner menu. There is indoor and outdoor dining available at both locations.

Shandon Court – East Islip

Enjoy Irish-American cuisine in a family-friendly setting. The brunch menu includes a salad station, buttermilk pancakes, Texas-style French toast, omelets to order, a carving station, pasta, and more, plus a dessert station. Kids have their own brunch menu. Reservations are required.

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Drinks on the patio at The Snapper Inn
Enjoy the picturesque view—and brews—at The Snapper Inn.

The Snapper Inn – Oakdale

Dine on the Connetquot River and enjoy unlimited mimosas, champagne, and bloody marys. Seafood options include ceviche, snapper salad, and mahi-mahi tacos. Brunch is served from 11:30am-1:30pm. Reservations are strongly suggested. Outdoor seating on the river is available, weather permitting.

Vittorio's Italian Steakhouse – Amityville

Located in the heart of Amityville, Vittorio’s brunch includes traditional breakfast items plus a host of other dishes, such as meatball sliders, lox and latkes, fish tacos, and specialty sandwiches, including the muffalata and Reuben.

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Treat mom to brunch at the majestic Windows on the Lake.

Windows on the Lake – Lake Ronkonkoma

Surrounded by views of Lake Ronkonkoma, this brunch destination boasts a smoked salmon and bagel station, made-to-order omelet station, a kids corner, breakfast and lunch selections, and an international cheese display. Ice carvings take it over the top. Enjoy unlimited hot and cold beverages, including mimosas.

This article was originally posted in May 2014 and is updated annually.

Photos courtesy of the restaurants

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