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Mother’s Day in Cape May

Looking for a special way to celebrate the lovely ladies out there? Fret no more, we have some wonderful brunch and dinner suggestions that are sure to impress.

This Mother’s Day show Mom how special she is by treating her to a lavish brunch at Hawk Haven Vineyard! Choose from one of two seating times at 10am and 11:45am. Enjoy their delicious buffet including carved ham, made-to-order omelets & Belgium waffles, and much more. Spoil Mom with a glass of limited production 2017 Sparkling Wine or her favorite bottle of Hawk Haven Wine. Adults are $35 and children ages 4-12 are $15. For more information call 609-846-7347 or visit hawkhavenvineyard.com.

What better way to show the amazing mom in your life your appreciation for everything she does than a fantastic Vineyard Brunch at Willow Creek Farm & Winery. Chef Brian Parker of the Southern Mansion has teamed up with Willow Creek Farm & Winery to put together a delicious menu you can enjoy with the whole family. All guests 21 or older can enjoy the “Make Your Own Sangria Bar”. Dive into the assorted baked quiches, carving station with honey-glazed ham, fresh fruit, crispy home fries and more! 9:30am-2pm. For more information call 609-770-8782 or visit willowcreekwinerycapemay.com.

Head on over to the Inn of Cape May and enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch & Dinner at Aleathea’s Restaurant. Sunday brunch is from 11:30am-2pm, and dinner is from 4pm-7pm. For more information or to make reservations (strongly recommended) call 609-884-5555 or visit innofcapemay.com.

Beach Plum Farm is hosting their Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday. Seating times are 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm. Adults are $40, and children (ages 4-12) are $15. Radishes, leeks, asparagus, and fresh lettuces are popping up everywhere as the farm comes to life with the arrival of spring. Where better to usher in Mother’s Day than in this magical setting. They will be using ingredients harvested right from the farm for the buffet menu. Enjoy communal seating in the picnic grove and hoop house.  There will also be a cash bar with festive Mimosas, wine, and Bloody Marys. For more information visit beachplumfarmcapemay.com or call 609-972-8070.

The Grand Hotel will be offering Mother’s Day Breakfast and Brunch. Breakfast will take place from 8am-11am, and is $19 for adults and $10 for children. From eggs benedict and cheese blintzes, to waffles with berries and banana foster french toast, there is surely something for everyone. Brunch will be from 11:30am-2pm, and adults are $39.95, children are $19. They will be serving seafood bisque, lemon rosemary chicken, carving station, crab cakes, and much more. For more information visit grandcapemay.com or call 609-884-5611.

If you’re looking for some waterfront dining this year, check out The Crab House at Two Mile Landing for their Mother’s Day Dinner. Dinner starts at 2pm, and reservations are recommended. For more information, visit twomilelanding.com or call 609-552-1341.

If you are up near the Wildwood, Morey’s Pier is hosting their Annual Mother’s Day Tea Party from 12pm-5pm. Hang out on the English Tea Cup ride and enjoy complimentary afternoon tea with an assortment of cookies, biscotti, and biscuits. From 12pm-2pm, kids can decorate personalized sugar cookies at the cookie decorating station. There will also be a photo area complete with signs and props! From 11am-3pm head over to Jumbo’s Grub & Pub to enjoy pancakes, shrimp omelets, breakfast burgers, Mahi Reuben, and Mimosas for mom. For more information visit moreyspiers.com or call 609-522-3900.

The Rusty Nail will be hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch from 7am-11am on Sunday. There’s nothing like Mom’s cooking, especially when your mom’s fried chicken recipe is famous. The Rusty Nail’s Executive Chef, James Burton, learned his way around the kitchen from his mom, Dot, and honors her legacy every Mother’s Day by cooking up her famous fried chicken. Enjoy a half of a Southern Fried Chicken with a side of mac-and-cheese, collard greens and corn bread for $23, and to sweeten the deal, every lady who orders the special will receive a complimentary sweet tea or sweet tea cocktail. For more information call 609-884-0017.

If you’re looking for a slightly fancier option, check out the Mother’s Day Dinner at Union Park from 2pm-7pm. $45 per person, and reservations are recommended. Tuna tartar, bay scallops, and North American lobster are just some of the many fabulous options on the menu. For more information call 609-884-8811 or visit unionparkdiningroom.com.

The Washington Inn will be offering a buffet style Mother’s Day Brunch from 10am-2pm. Adults are $35 and children 12 and under are $17. They will also be offering Mother’s Day Dinner from 4pm-7pm which consists of their usual a la carte menu plus a few specials. For more information call 609-884-5697 or visit washingtoninn.com.

Mother’s Day Brunch will be available at The Merion Inn starting at 12pm. Similar to their Easter Weekend menu, there will be numerous specials along with a la carte items to choose from. Specific menu details will be available closer to Mother’s Day Weekend. Reservations are recommended. For more information call 609-884-8363 or visit merioninn.com.

Last but not least, Congress Hall is having their annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday from 9am-2pm. Treat the special women in your life to a decadent brunch prepared by the chefs at Congress Hall. The Grand Ballroom will host the popular annual buffet, featuring omelets made to order, carving stations, and delectable baked goods. Kids can enjoy a ride on the congress Hall Express around the beautiful Veranda and Grand Lawn. Adults are $50 and children are $20. For more information call or to make reservations call 609-884-6542.

Things to Do

Bring your mom to Hawk Haven Winery for the Mother’s Day Wine Trail! The wine tasting bar is open from 11am-6pm and of course mom’s tasting is complimentary. Moms: if you can’t get the kids to bring you, just show a picture of your darling children (no matter how young or old) to get your free wine tasting! Order a bottle to pair with their gourmet cheese plate on the crush pad where there is plenty of seating. Or bring your own picnic lunch to share as you enjoy the view of the vineyard. It’s your weekend, mom, so sit back and relax at beautiful Hawk Haven Winery. For more information call 609-846-7347 or visit hawkhavenvineyard.com.

Head on over to the Emlen Physick Estate to celebrate Mother’s Day under the tent at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom with brunch and enjoy live jazz from The Great American Songbook with Mary Lou Newnam and Sonny Troy.  Free parking. Advance reservations suggested. Limited to 50 people. Sunday starting at 10am. Adults are $35 and children ages 3-12 are $20. For more information visit capemaymac.org or call 609-884-5404.

Take mom on Saturday May 11 and join in the fun at the Chocolate Lovers Feast. Enjoy a buffet of chocolate desserts at The Washington Inn and hear how each was created from the chef who prepared it. Limited event, so reserve early! Admission is $40. For more information, visit capemaymac.com or call 609-884-5404.

In the mood for some festival fun? Celebrate the Sip Into Spring Festival at the Emlen Physick Estate! There will be exciting outdoor gardening and nature demonstrations, live music, food, wine, beer, Bloody Marys and mimosas, crafts and collectibles, and more! Local food and drink vendors will make this day fun and enjoyable for you and that special lay in your life! Saturday May 11 from 10am-4pm. Enjoy live music from​ Michael Flanigan & C. Lynne Smith. For more information visit capemaymac.org or call 609-884-5404.