This Mother’s Day, honor the special mother figure in your life with a day of pampering and appreciation in Greater Fort Lauderdale. From indulgent spa retreats to exquisite brunch spots, here’s how to make this May 12 an unforgettable celebration of motherhood.

Brunch It Up 

Fort Lauderdale is synonymous with brunch, and since Mother’s Day falls on a Sunday, there’s no better way to celebrate than with a decadent meal in the morning. 

Head to Fort Lauderdale beach for an unforgettable Mother's Day Brunch at the W Fort Lauderdale featuring delectable cuisine, crafted cocktails, live entertainment, DIY floral arrangements, and indulgent wellness experiences, such as hand and arm massages by the expert AWAY Spa team. With stunning views and a nearby beautiful beach, this event promises to be a memorable afternoon filled with cherished moments. 

Wild Thyme Brunch Board

Wild Thyme Oceanside Eatery inside The Atlantic Hotel & Spa on Fort Lauderdale beach will treat mom and the fam to a three-course, family-style feast against the backdrop of the ocean. Menu highlights include eggs Benedict, Banana Foster, French toast, breakfast potatoes, and more.

La Fuga

Coastal Italian food reigns supreme at La Fuga inside the Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. On Sunday, May 12th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, guests can indulge in a bottomless brunch curated by Executive Chef Michael Mayer, priced at $65++ per person and $35++ per child (12 and under). The menu features a tempting array of meats, cheeses, bruschetta, frittata, pancakes, pasta, and indulgent desserts. The event promises more than just culinary delights, with live entertainment and a unique Bloom Bar where mothers can fashion bespoke bouquets.


Pizza Craft Brunch Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Another great spot for Italian food is Pizza Craft Pizzeria & Italian Specialities, celebrating mom with a decadent brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring options including lemon ricotta pancakes, brunch pizza, and panettone French toast. Pair your meal with boozy libations, including handcrafted cocktails ranging from sweet to savory, like spiked coffee or the bloody Caesar, Pizza Craft's take on a bloody mary. 

Over at Salt 7, your mom can begin her special day with peaceful views of the New River or head inside for a more vibrant scene. Sip on bottomless mimosas and dig into tasty dishes while enjoying a vibe-heavy atmosphere that continues into the afternoon. Afterward, stroll along the waterfront and bask in the sights of Fort Lauderdale’s booming cityscape. 


House on the River

Another gem on the New River is The House on the River, a historic waterfront restaurant that's quaint and cozy. Enjoy a picturesque Mother's Day Brunch with family-style menu offerings priced at $69++ per person and $19++ per child (10 and under). The brunch event includes breakfast boards with delicious offerings like eggs Benedict, wild berry French toast, breakfast potatoes, bacon, sausage, and fresh fruits. There's also a lunch course if you prefer heartier selections like herb-grilled, sliced steak with peppercorn sauce. 

Dinner Delights 

If you spent the day exploring the city, catching rays at nearby beaches, or learning what makes Greater Fort Lauderdale so special with mom, you’ve probably worked up an appetite. Good news: You’re in luck! With endless restaurants to choose from, opt for one that will have mom smiling ear to ear from the moment her cocktail arrives to the last bite of dessert.

You can’t go wrong with Eddie V’s Prime Seafood in the heart of the city, offering decadent seafood and steak dishes plus fanciful cocktails in an elegant setting. Another close-by gem is the Brazilian steakhouse, Fogo de Chão. Bring your appetite to enjoy meat carved tableside by gaucho chefs. For something truly divine, opt for selections on the “Indulgent Cuts” menu and sample from the endless salad bar, full of Brazilian side dishes.

Timpano Las Olas invites you to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with exquisite dishes like Maine lobster, smoked potato croquette, grilled spring onion, and béarnaise. Indulge your sweet tooth with a strawberry granita featuring a Champagne floater and roasted strawberry jam. 

Over at Fort Lauderdale beach, Takato is all the rage for its Korean-fusion menu. No matter mom’s palate, she’ll be able to indulge in everything from Wagyu beef and Chilean sea bass to fresh nigiri and sashimi. Make Mother’s Day extra special by booking a reservation next door at Takato’s sister concept, Oku, for an exclusive, private omakase experience like none other.


The beach is also home to the fine dining concept, MAASS, inside the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale. This hotspot draws inspiration from European and Japanese cooking techniques to create a contemporary wood-fired dining experience. 

Olive & Sea, located on the Intracoastal, is a great waterfront spot. The Mediterranean-inspired rooftop restaurant from chef Miguel Toro Franco offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with options such as crispy pita salad, fried halloumi bites, and the “village table,” a traditional family-style dinner featuring a variety of spreads and mezze with bread, skewers, sauces, and three sides.

Nube Rooftop

There’s also a newcomer in town that is sure to impress mom: Nubé Rooftop (pronounced like new-bay). Nubé is a stunning oceanfront rooftop perched on the 26th floor of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. With amazing views, delicious cocktails and shareable plates, and a super chic vibe, Nubé is where you want to be for a fun night with mom. 

And for a little old-school revival, Anthony’s Runway 84 will make mom feel like the queen she is. The Italian dining institution made its dazzling reopening last year, offering the same raucous dinner party-meets-Goodfellas glam vibes it featured when it opened in 1982. This old-school supper club hotspot will impress with its curated cocktail menu plus a dizzying array of housemade Italian-American dishes. 

Sistrunk Marketplace Cooking Class

If you're more into foodie experiences, treat mom to a Mother's Day Brunch Cooking Class with Chef Jorge Monte at Sistrunk Marketplace & Brewery. You’ll learn the art of making homemade gnocchi with a classic carbonara sauce and enjoy a burrata and lobster salad with pistachio pesto, plus a few other special treats.

Relax & Unwind 

EVARA Beach Spa

If you want to treat mom to something extra memorable around town, book her a Cabana, Spa, and Beach Day package at EVARA Beach Spa. Nestled within Auberge Beach Residences, EVARA epitomizes wellness and luxury. Priced at $379 per person, this indulgent package offers a 3-hour Spa Garden Cabana Rental, a 50-minute classic massage, a beach lounge chair, and an umbrella. Guests also enjoy access to spa amenities such as the salt cave, infrared sauna, and steam room. Top off your  experience with a complimentary Spa Wellness Lunch and a bottle of Champagne.

Four Seasons Hotel & Residences Fort Lauderdale.

Spoil mom with a visit to the Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel & Residences Fort Lauderdale. Set against the stunning backdrop of Fort Lauderdale beach, the spa offers an oasis of calm. Begin the day by uncovering the pleasures of The Spa journey, inspired by Fort Lauderdale’s infinite waterways. Soothing, replenishing, and renewing, the spa experiences are designed to target restorative healing. Choose from massages to glowing beauty treatments and more. If you visit on the weekend, stop by the first-floor lobby bar Honey Fritz post-treatment for a delightful afternoon of freshly baked pastries, tea sandwiches, small desserts, and unlimited freshly brewed tea or Champagne available from noon to 2:30 p.m. 

Throughout May, The Spa at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa provides pampering packages and specials to treat mom to a much-needed relaxing day. Each mom will leave her pampering treatment with a take-home Mini Pure Fiji Scrub. Choose between a Mom’s ‘Me Time’ Package, which bundles four signature services into one day of pampering, or the Harbor Beach Mother’s Bliss Massage. This gentle, nurturing 50-minute massage is recommended for the mommy-to-be and is also the perfect postpartum massage.