Family-Friendly Mother’s Day Brunch Spots at the Jersey Shore
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and moms everywhere will be celebrating with a fabulous Mother's Day brunch. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back vibe or you prefer something more upscale, the Jersey Shore has plenty of delicious 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. Relax, enjoy yourself, and have a very happy Mother’s Day!
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.
McLoone's Pier House – Long Branch
This Jersey Shore favorite offers a family-style brunch from 10am-4pm, featuring everything from stuffed French toast to antipasto platters and a honey-garlic salmon. A platter of pastries and dessert squares adds a sweet ending.
The Spring Lake Manor – Spring Lake
Make Mother's Day an extra-special event at this grand seaside hotel/restaurant. Mother's Day brunch is served from 11am-2pm, and kids under 3 eat for free. Enjoy a buffet with breakfast favorites like French toast, home fries, and honey-glazed ham, plus an omelet station and a Viennese 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.
Avenue – Long Branch
If you’re hoping for a truly luxurious experience this Mother’s Day, 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 9am-3pm. Start with hors d’oeuvres like beet carpaccio, then move onto 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, make an exception for one of its signature sips.
Blend on Main – Manasquan
This Main Street mainstay in Manasquan celebrates Mother's Day with a lovely sit-down brunch served from 10am-1:30pm. If you're filling sweet, why not dig into its beignets, described a "powdery cinnamon gifts from the heavens." Savory picks include steak n eggs, chicken n waffles, steak n eggs, and more. Kids can tuck into a tower of silver dollar pancakes.
Is it really brunch without biscuits? Photo by lexx via Instagram
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 meal. Options include a seasonal fresh fruit bowl with homemade granola and yogurt, the Buttered Biscuit Scramble, and the Bradley Breakfast Burrito.
Cross and Orange – Asbury Park
This Asbury Park hotspot offers its al la carte brunch menu for the holiday. 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 brunch is complete without bottomless drinks; we especially like the mimosa made with grapefruit juice.
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The Mad Batter is an award-winning spot in the heart of Cape May.
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. Choose from classic favorites like fluffy pancakes and three-egg omelets, or mix it up with a chorizo scramble. No reservations are accepted, but they open at 8am for early risers.
Turning Point – Various NJ Locations
With more than 10 locations scattered throughout New Jersey, this local chain is a homey, kid-friendly option for Mother’s Day—or any day of the year. Its menu boasts yummy choices such as pancakes, omelets, sandwiches, and salads. A special children’s 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
Uncle Bill’s Pancake House – Various Jersey Shore 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 their 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.
The Columns – Avon
Mother’s Day 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 reservations as they book up fast.
This post, originally published in 2013, is updated annually.
Unless noted, photos courtesy of the restaurants
Places featured in this article:
The Mad Batter
The Buttered Biscuit Cafe
The Spring Lake Manor
McLoone's Pier House