Where to Have Mother's Day Brunch Near DC: 15 Great Restaurants for Families

Treat mom to the classic Eggs Benedict for brunch at the Majestic.
Treat mom to the classic Eggs Benedict for brunch at the Majestic.

Mother's Day 2022 is Sunday, May 8, which means it's time to start planning a special day for the moms in your life. And while breakfast in bed can be sweet, why not forgo cleaning the kitchen and have brunch at a restaurant in DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia? We've rounded up 15 scrumptious, kid-friendly spots to grab Mother's Day brunch near DC.

Make reservations soon for Mother's Day brunch 2022, as these restaurants can fill up quickly. After brunch, perhaps you can take Mom to a free museum in DC or enjoy one of the fun things to do on Mother's Day near DC.

However you decide to spend it, happy Mother's Day from all of us at Mommy Poppins!

Great Restaurants for Mother's Day Brunch in DC

Enjoy a delightful array of Belgian-inspired brunch dishes at Belga Cafe.

1. Belga Cafe

This restaurant in Eastern Market serves brunch from 10am to 3pm, with tempting treats like the "doffle" (a waffle with doughnut in its DNA), crepes, and inventive egg creations. The restaurant's Belgian background means mussels are cooked to perfection, and the Belgian hot chocolate is divine.

2. Logan Tavern

Mother's Day brunch at Logan Tavern is a relaxed affair, with specials that include crab cake Benedict and a berry parfait. You could also go for a breakfast burger, fried chicken Benedict, or the vegan breakfast burrito.

Related: 10 Family-Friendly Washington, DC Vegan Restaurants

Soak in the charming ambience of Le Diplomate.

3. Le Diplomate

No Mother's Day brunch list would be complete without this classic institution, where delicacies include a lobster omelette, poached eggs Basquaise, croissants, and a dazzling (but pricey) fruits de mer plateau.

4. Rasika

Treat your tastebuds to modern Indian cuisine on Mother's Day. Rasika is whipping up a special three-course brunch for moms from 11am to 2:30pm at both its Penn Quarter and West End locations.

RELATED: Mother's Day Gifts Moms Really Want in 2021

Save room for the house specialties at St. Anselm. Photo via Trip Advisor

5. St. Anselm

This American tavern in Union Market offers pickup, delivery, and indoor or outdoor dining options, with a Mother's Day Sunday brunch between 10:30am and 3pm. Try not to load up on the cinnamon roll monkey bread—you'll need to save room for chocolate chip pancakes or the butcher's steak with garlic butter.

6. Unconventional Diner

Brunch is served from 9am to 4pm at this Logan Circle restaurant, with a slew of yummy choices that won't break the budget. Try the blueberry pancakes with lavender syrup or everything lox. Delivery and pickup are options, too.

Great Restaurants for Mother's Day Brunch in Maryland

7. Summer House Santa Monica — North Bethesda

This breezy restaurant with a beachy vibe serves a varied brunch menu that includes a variety of breakfast items, salads, sandwiches, pizza, and more. That means even the pickiest eaters in the family will be happy. Brunch is served from 9am to 3pm.

Related: 10 Great Breakfast Restaurants Near DC for Kids and Families

Indulge Mom at Normandie Farm's famous Sunday brunch buffet.

8. Normandie Farm — Potomac

Celebrate Mother's Day at Normandie Farm's famous Sunday brunch buffet, with reservations available from 11am to 2pm. Breakfast offerings include made-to-order omelettes, pancakes, French toast, bacon and sausage, and more. Other items include oysters and clams on the half shell, carved roast turkey, pasta, and many others. Save room for the dessert buffet!

9. La Malinche — Silver Spring

This Spanish and Mexican restaurant serves its regular weekend bottomless brunch from 11am to 3pm on Mother's Day. For a reasonable price per person, the brunch includes unlimited entrees, tapas, sangria, mimosas, and Bloody Marys. There are several kid-friendly items like French toast and empanadas, and everyone will want to try the churros.

Great Restaurants for Mother's Day Brunch in Northern Virginia

Try the mimosa flight at the Majestic for a special Mother's Day treat.

10. The Majestic — Alexandria

With its glamorous Art Deco interior, this Old Town Alexandria mainstay is a festive place to take Mom on Mother's Day. Its brunch menu, served from 10am to 3pm, includes everything from the savory (steak and eggs) to the sweet (banana French toast with candied pecans and whipped cream). 

11. Essy's Carriage House — Arlington

In business for over 45 years, Essy's Carriage House serves Mother's Day brunch from 11am to 3pm. Breakfast selections range from the simple, like French toast and eggs with bacon or sausage, to fancier fare such as jumbo lump crab meat Benedict and a spinach and feta omelette. Those who've moved past breakfast can order crab cakes, filet mignon, and several other entrees.

12. Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap — Alexandria

This pizza and Italian spot has four unique spaces to have Mother's Day brunch—the tropical-themed Lena's Oasis tent overflowing with greenery, the Loft at Lena's with its seasonally changing decor, the dog-friendly, Lena's Beer Garden, and the main Bar & Tap Room. The huge brunch menu includes a variety of brunch specialties, pizzas, house-made pasta, and more.

Great Restaurants for Mother's Day Brunch with Multiple Locations

13. Ted's Bulletin — Multiple locations in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia

Early risers can get a jump on Mother's Day brunch at Ted's, where the doors open at 7am and breakfast/brunch is served all day. Try the Tart Pancakes, with crushed strawberry Ted's Tarts (homemade Pop Tarts) mixed in, Crab Benedict, or avocado toast.

RELATED: Mother's Day Brunch Recipes for Kids

Let Founding Farmers prepare brunch for the family.
Savor the decadent brunch menu at Founding Farmers.

14. Founding Farmers — Washington, DC; Potomac, MD; Tysons and Reston, VA

Founding Farmers' decadent Mother's Day brunch menu beckons with diet-busting delights that include beignets, peanut butter banana toast, bourbon-battered French toast, and waffles with strawberries and cream, along with mimosas, bellinis, and other morning celebratory beverages.

15. Clyde's — Multiple locations in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia

Clyde's is the perfect spot for comfort food, and brunch never disappoints. Sink your incisors into a country breakfast (complete with eggs, potatoes, and bacon or sausage), try an omelette with Muenster cheese, or splurge on a Croque-Madame. What better way to start Mother's Day?

All photos courtesy of the restaurants unless otherwise noted.

Places featured in this article:

Summer House Santa Monica - Pike & Rose

Ted's Bulletin - Capitol Hill

Ted's Bulletin - Downtown Crown

Ted's Bulletin - Reston

Ted's Bulletin - Ballston Quarter

Clyde's - Tower Oaks Lodge
XOXO: An Exhibit about Love & Forgiveness
National Children's Museum - 9:30 AM Pick
Play & Explore Mondays at Anacostia Library
Anacostia Library - 10:00 AM Pick
Storytime in the Reading Garden
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 11:00 AM Pick
Family Story Time at Cleveland Park Library
Cleveland Park Library - various times Pick
Let's Learn Circuits Online Camp
Zoom - Online - 9:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides