Best Mother's Day Brunch in DC, Maryland, & Northern Virginia

Put on your finest and head to Mother's Day brunch 2024 at one of many great restaurants in the DC area. Photo by Jennifer Marino Walters
Put on your finest and head to Mother's Day brunch 2024 at one of many great restaurants in the DC area. Photo by Jennifer Marino Walters

Mother's Day brunch is a cherished tradition for many families, including my own. Though I'd be thrilled if my family whipped up one of our favorite kid-friendly Mother's Day brunch recipes, we love to go out on Mother's Day and really be pampered.

Luckily for us, there are tons of great restaurants in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia serving up a delicious brunch on Mother's Day, which takes place this year on Sunday, May 12, 2024.

Here are 19 of our top picks in and around DC for Mother's Day brunch 2024. Make reservations soon, as these restaurants can fill up quickly. After brunch, perhaps you can enjoy one of the fun activities on our list of 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!


Taste special house-made chocolates for Mother's Day. Photo credit: Farmer Restaurant Group

Great Restaurants for Mother's Day Brunch 2024 in Washington, DC

1. Farmers Fishers Bakers

This restaurant on the Georgetown waterfront is known for its decadent weekend buffet brunch that includes all sorts of breakfast items, a carving station, seafood options, salads, decadent desserts, and so much more. Enjoy brunch between 9am and 2pm on Mother's Day, then explore Georgetown Waterfront Park.

2. Teddy & The Bully Bar

Come hungry to Mother's Day brunch at Teddy & The Bully Bar, where your family can enjoy endless stations of farm-fresh omelets, Belgium waffles, lamb chops, miso salmon, and roast turkey. The meal also comes with cornbread, several starters, and endless sides of mac and cheese, applewood smoked bacon, brussels sprouts, and more. Finish it off with an ice cream sundae bar and several other desserts.

3. Lincoln

This downtown restaurant is serving up a multi-course Mother's Day brunch that includes a carving station with lamb chops, roast turkey, and miso-glazed salmon; an omelet and waffle station; unlimited sides; and an ice cream sundae bar. Brunch is served from 10am-4pm.

4. The Hamilton

If your Mother's Day plans include the National Mall, this massive restaurant is a great pick for brunch—it's one of our favorite kid-friendly restaurants near the Mall. The Hamilton's weekend brunch menu includes plenty of breakfast items, like peanut butter pancakes and eggs Benedict, but also salads, burgers, sandwiches, and even seafood and pasta options. There's a kids' menu for little ones, who'd also enjoy a milkshake—get a boozy version for Mom!

Great Restaurants for Mother's Day Brunch 2024 in Maryland

5. 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-3pm.

6. Alexandra's American Fusion — Ellicott City

This restaurant inside the Turf Valley Resort is offering a Mother's Day brunch from 10am-4pm with a variety of options to suit any taste, from breakfast favorites like Belgian waffles and made-to-order omelets to lunch options such as a New York strip carving station and pan-seared salmon. Finish the meal with a decadent dessert like bourbon break pudding or tiramisu.

7. Succotash — National Harbor

Enjoy a Mother's Day brunch of southern favorites like shrimp and grits, skillet cornbread, and pulled pork sandwiches—all served a la carte—at Succotash. Or, opt for the affordable Taste the South menu for the entire table, which includes deviled eggs, fried green tomato salad, biscuits and gravy, fried chicken and waffles, pecan sticky buns, and more, all served family-style.

8. Citizens & Culture — Silver Spring

Indulge Mom with an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet at this sleek restaurant. Enjoy French toast, waffles, pancakes, fried chicken, stir fry, scrambled eggs, mac and cheese, southern potatoes, and several other items. Beignets, honey butter biscuits, and a pastry basket can be added on for an additional fee. And those who aren't super hungry can order each menu item a la carte.

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Mother's Day Brunch Near DC: Magnolias at the Mill
Enjoy Mother's Day brunch inside a restored grain mill at Magnolias at the Mill.

Great Restaurants for Mother's Day Brunch 2024 in Northern Virginia

9. Magnolias at the Mill — Purcellville

This contemporary American restaurant within a restored grain mill is serving a Mother's Day brunch buffet featuring carving and omelet stations, salmon, sausage gravy, shrimp and grits, and lots more. There are also plenty of dessert options to satisfy Mom's sweet tooth. The buffet takes place from 10am-2:45pm, and kids 3 and under are free.

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-3pm, includes everything from the savory—like steak and eggs and a brisket omelette—to the sweet, including monkey bread and sourdough French toast with lemon curd, raspberries, and maple syrup.

11. Riverside Hearth at Lansdowne Resort — Leesburg

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat Mother's Day brunch buffet of made-to-order eggs, waffles, fruit, and other brunch favorites at Lansdowne Resort's Riverside Hearth. Read our review of Lansdowne Resort for more great reasons it's the perfect place to spend Mother's Day!

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DC Restaurants for Mother's Day Brunch 2024: Palette 22
Watch artists at work while eating Mother's Day brunch 2024 at Palette 22. 

12. Palette 22 — Arlington

Treat Mom to brunch at this unique Shirlington restaurant resembling an artist's loft, with colorful art for sale all over its walls. Watch artists paint and sculpt while you enjoy a tapas-style menu featuring globally inspired dishes like curry chicken empanadas, French toast sticks, shrimp and grits, and more. If everyone in your family is hungry, go for the bottomless brunch: for one price, you can order as many dishes as you'd like!

13. Laporta's Restaurant — Alexandria

Enjoy a three-course Mother's Day brunch at Laporta's while listening to live piano music indoors or on the large patio. Start with your choice of soup or salad, followed by an entree and a homemade dessert. Brunch is served from 11am-4pm, with the piano music ending at 3pm. A kids' menu is available.

14. Eddie V's Prime Seafood — McLean

Eddie V’s is offering a prix fixe two-course brunch menu of indulgent favorites on Mother’s Day from 10am-2pm. Begin with a warm apple cinnamon scone and a starter, then enjoy a main course such as butter-poached Maine lobster quiche florentine or an eight-ounce pan-seared steak paired with a mushroom and white cheddar frittata. A la carte dinner options and a dedicated children’s brunch menu are also available.

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DC Restaurants for Mother's Day Brunch 2024: Founding Farmers
Savor the decadent brunch menu at Founding Farmers.

More Great Restaurants for Mother's Day Brunch 2024 Near DC

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

The decadent weekend brunch menu at the Mass Ave, Reston, and Tysons Founding Farmers locations—served 9am-2pm—beckons with diet-busting delights that include pancakes and French toast, eggs, a carving station, fried chicken, seafood, pasta, a huge variety of desserts, and more. Or, enjoy a sit-down Mother's Day brunch at the Pennsylvania Ave and Potomac locations.

16. 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 blueberry ricotta pancakes, crab cake Benedict, avocado toast, and more. Kids can enjoy the "Mr. Breakfast"—a pancake with fruit and bacon—for under $6. Satisfy Mom's sweet tooth with a "cinnamon roll as big as ya head" or a Ted's Tart (a homemade Pop-Tart) in a variety of flavors.

17. The Capital Grille — Multiple locations in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia

The Capital Grille is offering chef-prepared brunch specials on Mother’s Day from 10am-2pm. Guests can enjoy lobster frittata with butter-poached lobster tails, 14-ounce bone-in dry-aged NY strip and eggs, an eight-ounce center-cut filet mignon, crab cake Benedict with truffle hollandaise, and more. A la carte dinner options and a children’s brunch menu are also available.

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Mother's Day Brunch Near DC: Clyde's
Mom can enjoy a special cocktail along with her brunch at Clyde's.

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

Clyde's is the perfect spot for comfort food, and brunch never disappoints. Every location features a massive brunch menu with all sorts of breakfast favorites, salads, burgers and sandwiches, pasta dishes, seafood, chicken, and steak. Some locations also feature a raw bar. And, the kids' menu offers several children's favorites for under $10.

19. Seasons 52 — Columbia and North Bethesda, MD; Tysons, VA

Seasons 52 is serving a la carte Mother’s Day brunch featuring seasonal ingredients from 9am-2pm. Enjoy selections like crab and cheddar quiche, upright French toast with applewood smoked bacon, apricot-glazed spiral ham, and wood-grilled shrimp and grits. The dinner menu is also available all day, as are Mother’s Day Green Box dinners you can preorder to enjoy at home.

All photos courtesy of the restaurants unless otherwise noted

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