Where to Enjoy a Family-Friendly Mother’s Day Brunch at the Jersey Shore
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and moms everywhere are celebrating with a fabulous Mother's Day brunch. We already shared out top picks for Mother's Day brunch in northern New Jersey, but we know there are plenty of deserving moms elsewhere in the Garden State. Here, then, are 10 destinations for Mother's Day brunch on the Jersey Shore. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back vibe or you prefer something more upscale, the family-friendly Jersey Shore has plenty of delicious, family-friendly restaurants to choose from.
Check out one of these local favorites for a wonderful Mother's Day brunch on the Jersey Shore; no cooking or clean-up required. Then, relax, dip your toes in the sand, enjoy yourself, and have a very happy Mother’s Day!
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1. McLoone's Pier House – Long Branch
This Jersey Shore favorite offers a family-style brunch, on Sundays, from 10am-4pm. Start with a complimentary bloody mary or mimosa. Then, check out its many featured items, such as stuffed French toast, an omelet station, or raw oyster bar. A platter of pastries and dessert squares adds a sweet ending. Reservations are recommended.
2. The Spring Lake Manor – Spring Lake
Make Mother's Day brunch an extra-special event at this grand seaside hotel and restaurant. It is now accepting the requisite reservations for Mother's Day brunch. Enjoy a buffet with breakfast favorites like French toast, home fries, and honey-glazed ham, plus an omelet station and a dessert table. A complimentary mimosa, screwdriver, or bloody mary is included!
Dine on French-influenced fare at Avenue, where the view is beautiful inside and out.
3. Avenue – Long Branch
If you’re hoping for a truly luxurious experience for Mother’s Day brunch on the Jersey Shore, you can’t go wrong with brunch at Avenue. This top-rated restaurant boasts stunning décor, beautiful ocean views, and an exquisite French-influenced menu with brunch service from 9:30am-2pm. Start with hors d’oeuvres like beet carpaccio, then move on to a decadent main course, including ham and gruyere-stuffed three-egg omelet, lemon blueberry pancakes, and steak frites. Leave room for a scrumptious dessert—profiteroles and pot de crème are among the choices—and, if you’re feeling especially relaxed, indulge in one of its signature sips.
4. Blend on Main – Manasquan
This Main Street mainstay in Manasquan celebrates Mother's Day brunch with a terrific variety in its menus. Whether you are feeling sweet or savory, there is always something for everyone here. Brunch runs from 8am-3pm on the holiday.
Is it really brunch without biscuits? Photo by lexx via Instagram
5. The Buttered Biscuit Café – Bradley Beach
The Buttered Biscuit is a Bradley Beach favorite. With its quaint atmosphere and delectable culinary choices, this Main Street eatery is a great choice for an informal Mother’s Day brunch. Options include breakfast sandwiches, a variety of mouthwatering French toast options, amazing meatloaf, corned beef hash, and many other breakfast and lunch options.
6. Cross and Orange – Asbury Park
This Asbury Park hotspot offers its al la carte Mother's Day brunch menu. If you’re one for artisanal avocado toast, breakfast tacos, or Benedicts, then you’ll be right at home here. If you're looking for something out of the ordinary, consider its poke wrap. And no proper Mother's Day brunch is complete without bottomless drinks; we especially like the mimosa made with grapefruit juice. Vegan and gluten-free options are available.
The Mad Batter is an award-winning spot in the heart of Cape May.
7. The Mad Batter Restaurant – Cape May
The charming Mad Batter Restaurant is located in the Carroll Villa Hotel on historic Jackson Street. This cheery year-round destination is the recipient of many awards, including “Best Brunch” and “Best Restaurant” in Cape May. Start your Mother's Day brunch with a mimosa or bloody mary, then choose from classic favorites like fluffy pancakes (chocolate-chip pancakes are new!) and three-egg omelets, or mix it up with a chorizo scramble. No reservations are accepted, but it opens at 8am for early risers.
8. Turning Point – Multiple Locations
With more than 10 locations scattered throughout New Jersey, this local chain is a homey, kid-friendly option for Mother’s Day brunch—or any day of the year. Its menu boasts yummy choices such as pancakes, omelets, sandwiches, and salads. A special kids' menu is available as well. Coffee-loving moms can appreciate the French press brews, while kids go crazy for "heavenly hot chocolate" in flavors like s'mores and peanut butter cup. No call-ahead or reservations are accepted.
Uncle Bill's chocolate chip pancakes are a sweet Mother's Day treat. Photo courtesy of the restaurant
9. Uncle Bill’s Pancake House – Multiple Locations
Uncle Bill’s is a Jersey Shore tradition—it's been cooking pancakes for more than 50 years! Celebrate Mother’s Day at several locations, all of which offer a regular menu of breakfast goodies all day long. Choose from classics like waffles, egg dishes, and more than 15 types of pancakes. Banana nut? Peanut butter? Chocolate chip? You can’t go wrong with whatever favorite flavor of flapjacks you choose. Visit the website for updated hours and locations.
10. The Columns – Avon
Mother’s Day brunch in a mansion? We’ll bite! This Jersey Shore treasure takes the holiday very seriously, and you can’t help but fall head over heels for the sweeping wrap-around porch and breathtaking ocean views. Call ahead for Mother's Day brunch reservations as they book fast.
This post, originally published in 2013, is updated annually.
Unless noted, photos courtesy of the restaurants