Moms love brunch

C’mon now, don’t be an ingrate. Treat Mom to a lovely brunch! No matter what Mom is in the mood for, you’ll find a local restaurant that will make this Mother’s Day much more delicious than the bowl of Ramen you cooked for her last year.

C’mon now, don’t be an ingrate. Treat Mom to a lovely brunch! These local Richmond restaurants offer an array of delectable choices, either with special menus, special hours, or just by being open when they’d otherwise be closed. No matter what Mom is in the mood for, you’ll find a local restaurant that will make this Mother’s Day much more delicious than the bowl of Ramen you cooked for her last year.


Will be open from 10am to 2pm. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Visit their website to peruse their menu and Mother’s Day specials.

  • 2601 W. Cary Street • 804.562.0138


Open from 10:30am to 2:30pm and offers their regular brunch menu

  • 203 N. Lombardy Street • 804.355.3008

The Berkeley Hotel

Open from 11am to 5pm. Enjoy a 4-course dinner meal for $49 per person with your choice of dish with each course.

  • 1200 E. Cary Street • 804.225.5105

Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

Open from 10am to 3pm. Adults eat for $32.95 and children (6-12 years) eat for $12.95. Children under 6 eat for free! Reservations guaranteed with the advanced giving of a credit card. Seating times are on the hour, every hour, starting at 10am. Serving a wide array of traditional brunch options, along with crab cakes, roasted prime rib, and salmon filet.

  • 4708 E. Old Main Street • 804.622.2628

Bistro Bobette

Will have special Sunday hours from 12pm to 8pm and will have their regular a la carte menu. Reservations are encouraged.

  • 1209 E. Cary Street • 804.225.9116

Café Gutenburg

They’ll be open for Saturday and Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner. Fresh and innovative specials will be available.

  • 1700 E. Main Street • 804.497.5000

Can Can

Can Can is always a unique and special experience for Sunday brunch, lunch, or dinner. They will extend their brunch hours to 9am to 4pm. Enjoy a wide variety of French wines and specialty cocktails. Patio seating is available and reservations are suggested.

  • 3120 W. Cary Street • 804.358.7274

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – Richmond

Will be open from 11:30am to 3pm. They offer a 3-course meal for $32.95, as well as a children’s brunch for $15.95.

  • 9200 Stony Point Parkway • 804.272.7755

Ipanema Café

Got a mom who loves vegetarian/vegan cuisine? Take her to Ipanema and enjoy their outdoor patio and creative dinner fare. Dinner starts at 5pm.

  • 917 W. Grace Street • 804.213.0190

James River Cellars

Bring your mother for a special pairing of strawberry shortcake and wine. Their new spacious patio is open so bring a picnic and enjoy the spring weather. They are open from 11am to 5pm and the fee is $5 per person, and Mom’s treated to a free tasting!

  • 11008 Washington Highway • 804.550.7516

The Jefferson Hotel

They’ve already booked their Mother’s Day brunch three months ago! However, there are last minute cancellations, so it’s worth calling the day before to see if you can snag a table at one of Richmond’s most luxurious hotels.

  • 101 W. Franklin Street • 804.649.4672


Usually Julep’s is closed on Sundays, but they’re opening up their doors on Sunday just for Mother’s Day dinner! Service begins at 4pm and will feature there new Spring menu. Please call for reservations.

  • 1719 E. Franklin Street • 804.377.3968


Bring Mom by anytime on Mother’s Day weekend from 10am to 3pm for brunch. Tasty specials are planned.

  • 21 N. 17th Street • 804.343.9771

The Melting Pot

They’ll be open at noon on Mother’s Day, so you and Mom have all day to enjoy their special 3-course menu for just $35 per person. They also have a 3-course children’s option available for $18.95.

  • 9704 Gayton Road • 804.741.3120


Brunch available on Sunday from 10:30am to 2pm.

  • 3433 W. Cary Street • 804.353.2186

Millie’s Diner

Enjoy their regular menu along with special items just for Mother’s Day. Brunch is available from 9am to 3pm.

  • 2603 E. Main Street • 804.643.5512

The Omni

Offers an extensive buffet. $36.95 for adults, $22.95 for seniors, and $15.95 for children ages 6-12. Kids under 6 eat for free! Enjoy a wide array of food, featuring smoked salmon, omelets, waffles, baked oysters, corn bread stuffed with chicken, and French toast among many other choices! Reservations are encouraged. Seatings are at 11am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm.

  • 100 South 12th Street • 804.344.7000


Brunch is available from 10am to 2:30pm, and dinner is available from 5pm to 8:30pm. Reservations are suggested.

  • 2132 W. Main Street • 804.257.9885


Will have their regular Sunday hours, 12pm to Midnight.

  • 2933 W. Cary Street • 804.353.0670


Open from 10am to 3pm featuring cooked-to-order menu items, including Eggs Chesapeake, lamb chops with mint jelly, among many others. Brunch price is $41 and includes a signature pink ribbon martini! Private rooms are available for parties of 10 or more.

  • 12042 W. Broad Street • 804.565.7000

Strawberry St. Café

Open on Mother’s Day from 10am to 3pm. Enjoy a unique menu or eat from their local favorite “Bathtub Buffet” for $10.95.

  • 421 N. Strawberry Street • 804.353.6860

Tarrant’s Cafe

Will have their full brunch and lunch menus available, and will be open from 10am to 3pm.

  • 1 W. Broad Street • 804.225.0035

Tobacco Company

Open for brunch and dinner between 10am and 7pm. Traditional breakfast items include one-of-a-kind omelets, along with salmon, meatloaf, with much more on the menu. Make reservations through telephone or through their website. A children’s menu will be available for the little ones.

  • 1201 E. Cary Street • 804.782.9555

Water Grill

Is open from 10:30am to 2:45pm for brunch with their full menu and chef specials! Brunch items include various pancakes, omelets, Eggs Benedict, along with several tasty sandwiches, soups, and salads.

  • 3411 W. Cary Street • 804.353.3411

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