5 Mother’s Day Restaurant Specials That Your Mom & Wallet Will Both Love

Let's be honest, you probably don't call your mother enough. I bet you get those texts that say, "Remember me? Love, Mom." You might live far away, or just too preoccupied with outdoor music festivals to spend time with the women who raised you, but enter Mother's Day and your chance at redemption. So here are five restaurant specials for Mother's Day, so you don't have to ask Mom to foot the bill (as usual).

There are plenty of restaurants across the country who would love it if you chose them to celebrate Mother's Day on May 13. So these eateries are throwing all kinds of special deals at you to get you in the door. Maybe you want to do a classic Mother's Day brunch with mimosas and french toast or veggie omelettes. Or maybe brunch isn't your thing, and you and Mom are looking to chow down on some seafood or steak at a reasonable price. Whatever you're into, I've put together a list of places that are avalaible across the country and that are sure to impress Mom. They're so good that maybe you'll even get to slide a week or two on those phone calls.

I won't hold out on you any longer. Here's a handy list of Mother's Day specials. You're welcome.

The Capital Grille
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Want to really impress Mom? Take her to the swanky Capital Grille that's serving up a special Mother's Day brunch menu on May 13. For $49 you can get an appetizer, entree, and dessert (check your specific location for items and if it's available). Shell out another 14 bucks for endless mimosas. What says Mother's Day more than champagne? There are tons of Capital Grille locations including several in New York City, New Jersey, Texas, Florida, and many (many) more.

The Melting Pot
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This is one of my personal favorites on the list. The Melting Pot is not only delicious but it's also a fun experience for you and Mom to share. Specials vary depending on location — where you can find across the country in staes like New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio, and more — some even start as early at May 11 and offer special gifts for Mom, so make sure to check out what's going down at your Melting Pot. You get to choose one from each course from their special Mother's Day menu featuring a trio of cheese fondues like Cheddar, Caribbean, and Quattro Formaggio. Plus salads, or even a "Mom's Feast" list of entrees that includes Lemon Basil chicken and Filet Mignon cooked your way. Then to top it off, obviously some chocolate fondue. Mother's Day at The Melting Pot will run you $39.95 per person. Worth it, I say.

Macaroni Grill
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Macaroni Grill has got you covered with an amazing deal. They'll be serving up their Mother's Day brunch Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13. They're offering a two-course meal for just $25 bucks per person. Yup, you read that right. Choose one entree and one dessert. Try the Chicken Marsala and New York Style Cheesecake to finish it off, or maybe Shrimp Scampi and their Vanilla Gelato is more your thing. Each meal also comes with a side Caesar salad. With various locations in California, Utah, Virginia, and more, you'll be all set.

Ruth's Chris Steak House
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Ruth's Chris is the gift that keeps on giving. They aren't offering a special Mother's Day menu, but when you eat at this ritzy steakhouse on Mother's Day, moms will get a $25 dining card to use on future meal. They open at noon on May 13, and I suggest you make a reservation right now. Try one of their locations in New York, Arizona, Indiana, New Jersey, or wherever you call home.

Tony Roma's
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A two-course steakhouse dinner that won't break the bank? Yes please. For $30 bucks per person at Tony Roma's, you can treat mom to her choice of salad or soup, and maybe some filet medallions, grilled shrimp, or ribs. Find a location in California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada, New Jersey, and Texas — then go try it out Saturday or Sunday.

All these deals are pretty solid, so whatever you pick I'm sure your mother will love it. Just make sure you leave her with a little gossip from your life to really seal the deal.