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The Best Mother’s Day Restaurants in NJ

Mothers make the world go round, so why not spend this Mother’s Day doing something special for mom? At Best of NJ, we’re on the hunt for the Garden State’s best Mother’s Day restaurants and events. Even though we’re all stuck at home this year, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate mom.

There are restaurants all across the state featuring special Mother’s Day brunches, luncheons, and dinners. (Click here for our brunch feature.) These venues are all providing either takeout or delivery options. Plus, we’ve got tons of must-read editorial features about how to make this Mother’s Day the best one yet!

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Click here to see all of our Mother’s Day stories in one list. Happy Mother’s Day, New Jersey!

North Jersey Mother’s Day Restaurants


Where: Takeout & Delivery from 2637 Main Street, Lawrenceville
Price: Packages start at $115 for 4 people
Description: Acacia offers a Mother’s Day Dinner which feeds four people three courses of delicious food. Dinner entree options include Whole Roasted Griggstown Chicken, Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, and Blackened Mahi Mahi. You can also add on extra appetizers, desserts, and drinks to complete your meal. But please place your order by May 7.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Where: Takeout from 80 Wagaraw Road, Hawthorne
Price: $90 plus tax for 4 people
Description: Start off your meal with your choice of appetizers like eggplant rollatini or mussels fra diavolo; then feast on a salad, pasta, and entree. Entree options include veal, chicken, salmon, shrimp scampi, or eggplant parmesan. Dessert is optional, plus you can order a la carte from the regular dinner menu if you prefer.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill

Where: Takeout or Delivery from 118 US Highway 46 East, Fairfield
Price: Prices vary
Description: This Mother’s Day, you can order a la carte from the traditional Calandra’s menu; or, as a special menu, order salad, pizza, and pasta large enough to serve 8-10 people for $80. In addition, all takeout and curbside orders are 20% off and include a bottle of wine. (However, this does not include the family meal special.)
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Il Vecchio Cafe

Where: Takeout or Delivery from 234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell
Price: $60 for 4-6 people
Description: Choose a salad, appetizer (we recommend rice balls!), and both first and second courses with this Mother’s Day menu. Add a bottle of wine (white or red) for just $5, and ask about the children’s menu options. You can also order dessert, for an extra charge.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

The Office Tavern Grill

Where: Takeout or Delivery from East Hanover | Morristown | Summit
Price: $99 for family of four package
Description: Choose between slow braised lamb pot pie, roasted free range chicken or Atlantic salmon (you get to pick two!) But that’s just the main course, you also get two appetizers, three side dishes, and a strawberry shortcake trifle dessert. Mom will be equal parts happy and full! Note: The new East Hanover location opens April 29.
More info: Visit the website and select the location nearest you.

Central Jersey Mother’s Day Restaurants

The Peacock Inn

Where: Takeout from 20 Bayard Lane, Princeton
Price: $115 for 4 people
Description: Your three-course meal features a salad, entree, and dessert. But you’ll have a hard time choosing between such options as short ribs with garlic mashed potatoes; or crab cakes with pico de gallo, avocado, sweet corn, and remoulade. You must place your order by Friday, May 8 for pickup on Mother’s Day between Noon and 6:00 pm.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Where: Takeout from 7 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville
Price: Prices vary
Description: Pick up your entire meal on Saturday cold and then easily heat it up to serve on Sunday. Your choices from this Tuscan-inspired menu include pollo marsala, penne norma, rigatoni bergamasca, sformato, or zuppa.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Where: Takeout or Delivery from 21 Phillips Avenue, Lawrenceville
Price: Price varies
Description: You can order any item off Vidalia’s upscale Italian menu for pickup or delivery on Mother’s Day. We suggest the Valentino appetizer; It’s asparagus bundles wrapped with prosciutto and mozzarella cheese in a puff pastry…yum!
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Jersey Shore Mother’s Day Restaurants

Doolan’s Shore Club

Where: Takeout from 700 US Highway 71, Spring Lake Heights
Price: Prices vary
Description: This Jersey Shore wedding venue offers both an a la carte menu and a family package for Mother’s Day. The Chateaubriand Dinner feeds 4-6 people and includes shrimp cocktail, field of greens salad, chateaubriand, potato, vegetables, and dessert; all for $135. Otherwise, you can order entrees like salmon, filet mignon, or the New Zealand rack of lamb from their daily menu.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

South Jersey Mother’s Day Restaurants


Where: Takeout or Delivery 219 High Street, Burlington
Price: $19.95 per person
Description: The three-course “Festa Della Mamma” starts off with soup or salad before moving on to the main course; then, after you indulge in either salmon, shrimp, or pot roast, you’ll have house-made cannoli for dessert.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Where: Takeout from 1075 Riverwinds Drive, West Deptford
Price: Prices vary
Description: Pre-order by Saturday, May 9 and you’ll have your Mother’s Day feast all taken care of. Scrumptious apps like buffalo shrimp and fried mozzarella bruschetta start you off before you dine on a tasty entree: options, for instance, include steak, chicken, and seafood entrees. Cheesecake and chocolate mousse are also available for dessert.
More info: See the menu or you can give them a call.

Mother’s Day Stories

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Jersey Shore Themed Mother’s Day Gifts

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5 Best Ways to Pamper Mom this Mother’s Day

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