Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9, and once again represents a tentpole for restaurants wanting to draw customers during the pandemic. There are a few Mother’s Day slots available on Eater’s guide, but here’s a list of some that may have slipped through the cracks. It’s not too late for find a reservation and celebrate the day. Read along for a roundup of some the best choices with availability for Mother’s Day morning and afternoon.
It’s going to be a little chilly on Sunday, but Athena in Greektown still sports one of the city’s most beautiful patios.
Demera Ethiopian Restaurant
Tigest Reda’s Uptown gem is one of the friendliest restaurants in town and offers a great crash course in African cuisine.
One of the West Loop’s few Black-owned restaurants offers delightful New American cuisine.
There are plenty of morning reservations at this Chicago steakhouse stalwart.
Harry Caray’s Tavern, Navy Pier
Sometimes, family needs a sports, steaks, and a view of the lake.
Dumplings are one way to make the day special. The Michigan Avenue location is back open.
In North Center, this classic Chicago restaurant is offering a $28 per person Mother’s Day special.
This downtown steakhouse from DineAmic Hospitality has a $65 per person brunch ($25 for kids). It features prime rib, eggs, waffles, and more. Upgrade to unlimited mimosas and bloody Marys for $20 more.
Robert’s Pizza and Dough Company
One of the city’s best pizzerias, don’t worry about fancy brunches when pizza what will make everyone happy.
Wicker Park’s casual Mexican restaurant has plenty of tacos and its standard menu to celebrate.
South Loop’s tapas restaurant offers pitchers of sangria and classic Spanish items.
This Roscoe Village Turkish restaurant has plenty of meaty options.
Hubbard Street’s Indian-Latin fusion restaurant has indoor and outdoor seats.
The River North location of this red sauce restaurant has pasta, meatballs, and tables available.
This Lakeview classic has a special Sunday menu with burgers, pumpkin ravioli, and more.