Mom deserves a break from cooking and washing dishes on Mother’s Day. As they do every year, national restaurant chains are offering freebies and special discounts to treat mom without breaking the budget. Offers include a FREE entree or dessert, gift box of chocolates, and coupons for a free cookie or discount on a future visit. These deals are only for Sunday, May 14th only, and only for dine-in, unless otherwise specified.
Note also that the Mother’s Day deals can’t be used with other coupons or discounts, don’t include taxes or gratuity, and that participation and prices may vary by location. Reservations are recommended.
Where tipping is permitted, please tip generously, since kitchen staff servers are working for you instead of spending the day with their own Moms.
Our list is alphabetical, since that’s the only fair way. We’re also including restaurant chains with no outlets in the NYC and Tri-State area, because our followers live and visit outside the NYC and Tri-State area.
The NYC on the Cheap list of Restaurant Birthday freebies
Acapulco Restaurant and Cantina – Special All-Day Buffet featuring a ham carving station, made-to-order omelettes, taco bar, hot specialty items, traditional Menudo, fresh fruit, salads, dessert bar and more. Prices and buffet selections vary by location.
American Steakhouse – Mom gets a FREE dessert at lunch.
Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar – Moms eat free at all 10 locations in Central Pennsylvania, Uncasville, CT, Warwick, RI and Patchogue, NY. Offer includes a FREE entrée with a purchase of equal or greater value (lesser value is discounted). Beverage must be purchased to qualify for the promotion.
Billy Sims Barbecue – Moms get FREE Pulled Pork Sandwich, a side and a Collector’s Cup drink.
Boston Market – $5 off any Family Meal purchase for 4 or more with this coupon. Also, Every guest receives a coupon for a FREE cookie on his or her next visit (redeemable May 15 – 31, while supplies last).
Country Buffet – Special Mother’s Day menu with meatloaf, chicken pot pie and an assortment of carved meats. For dessert, the restaurants will offer cherry pie, coconut cream pie and cheesecake.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House – Mother’s Day Brunch. Prime Rib featured all day. 16 oz. $45. 20 oz. $49. Open early at 11am.
Del Frisco’s Grille – Special Mother’s Day brunch Saturday and Sunday. Crab Stuffed Lobster Tail ($39), unique Strawberries & Rosé ‘Mom’osa ($12).
El Torito – Special Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet featuring Tri-Tip & Ham Carving Station, made-to-order omelettes, taco bar, hot specialty items, traditional soups, fresh fruit, salads, desserts, Bottomless Mimosas and more. Prices and buffet selections vary by location.
First Watch – Mothers receive a FREE box of chocolates.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – Mother’s Day Brunch 10 am to 3 pm. Entree selections include Porcini-Crusted Filet Mignon, Fleming’s Signature Eggs Benedict, Cinnamon Apple Brioche French Toast, California-Style Steak & Egg Scramble and New Zealand Salmon Cobb Salad. Adults $47.95, 3-course children’s menu for $18.95.
Fogo de Chão Brazillian Steakhouse – Moms receive a card for a FREE meal on their next visit. Dining card is valid May 15 – July 13, Sunday-Thursday. Restrictions apply.
Garfield’s Restaurant & Pub – Moms get a coupon for a FREE entree on her next visit. Free entree coupon (up to a $10 value) is valid May 15 – June 23, 2017. Not redeembable on Mother’s Day.
Hooters – Moms get a FREE entrée from the special Mother’s Day Menu with any drink purchase. Many Hooters locations also are offering a FREE coupon redeemable on their next visit.
K&W Cafeteria – Special Mother’s Day menu and price for Baked Ham or Oven-Roasted Chicken, two vegetables, fresh baked bread, scratch-made dessert, refillable beverage at $7.99. Other selections at regular prices.
KFC – $20 Fill Up with eight pieces of Extra Crispy Chicken, a large cole slaw, four biscuits and two large helpings of mashed potatoes and gravy. It’s a home-cooked meal with enough to feed a family of four.
LaMar’s Donuts – Mothers receive a FREE Red Velvet Cake Donut or any cake donut with a hole and a FREE small coffee or small fountain drink. Offer does not include specialty donuts or specialty drinks.
Luby’s – Mother’s Day Specials include Cajun Fried Turkey Breast with cornbread dressing, two sides and bread for $8.99. Prime Rib with two sides and bread $14.99. Add 4 bacon-wrapped shrimp for $2.99.
Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que – All moms receive a FREE $10 bonus card.
Mimi’s – Three-course Mother’s Day menu for $18.99 starting at 11am. Mothers will also receive a FREE wildflower seed card.
Ninety Nine Restaurants – Mother’s Day weekend specials, May 13th and 14th. Entrees include Simply Seasoned Fresh Haddock ($15.49), Baked Stuffed Lobster Tail & Shrimp Combo (
RibCrib – Mothers get a FREE dessert all weekend, May 12-14.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Moms who dine in on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 receive a complimentary, $25 credit to use towards a future purchase. Select locations open early at noon on Sunday, May 14.
Ryan’s – Special Mother’s Day menu featuree pot roast, butterfly shrimp, steak, fried chicken and sliced meats. Home-style Southern sides include collard greens, Southern-style beans, mashed potatoes and gravy and more. Desserts will also include cherry pie, coconut cream pie and cheesecake.
Shoney’s – Moms get a FREE slice of Strawberry Pie.
Wienerschnitzel – All moms get a FREE Chili Dog, small fries and small soda on the house with proof of mom-bership.
WingHouse Bar & Grill – Half-price entree for all moms (valued at $14.99 or less). Plus, the first 25 moms in at 11am and again at 5pm get FREE WingHouse swag.