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The Last-Minute Mother’s Day Guide in Chicago

It’s not too late to properly celebrate

Apolonia is one of the many choices for Mother’s Day.
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Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

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.


This European and Mediterranean influenced restaurant just opened from the team behind S.K.Y., a Pilsen restaurant that has seen much success. Celebrate the day with something new.

Athena Restaurant

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.

Eleven Eleven

One of the West Loop’s few Black-owned restaurants offers delightful New American cuisine.

Gene & Georgetti

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.

Lao Sze Chuan

Dumplings are one way to make the day special. The Michigan Avenue location is back open.

Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro

In North Center, this classic Chicago restaurant is offering a $28 per person Mother’s Day special.

Prime & Provisions

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.

RPM Seafood

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises’ seafood restaurant along the Chicago River is impressive.

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.

Takito Kitchen

Wicker Park’s casual Mexican restaurant has plenty of tacos and its standard menu to celebrate.

Tapas Valencia

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.

Victory Italian

The River North location of this red sauce restaurant has pasta, meatballs, and tables available.

Yoshi’s Cafe

This Lakeview classic has a special Sunday menu with burgers, pumpkin ravioli, and more.


10 West Hubbard Street, , IL 60610 (312) 527-4060 Visit Website

Prime & Provisions

222 North LaSalle Street, , IL 60601 (312) 726-7777 Visit Website

Tapas Valencia

1530 South State Street, , IL 60605 (312) 842-4444 Visit Website

Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro

3905 North Lincoln Avenue, , IL 60613 (773) 248-3905 Visit Website

Eleven Eleven

1111 W Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60607 +1 312-248-8942 Visit Website

Gene & Georgetti

500 North Franklin Street, , IL 60654 (312) 527-3718 Visit Website


2201 South Michigan Avenue, , IL 60616 (312) 363-2431 Visit Website

Lettuce Entertain You

5419 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640 (773) 878-7340

Victory Italian

434 W. Ontario Street, Chicago, IL Visit Website


4801 North Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60640 Visit Website

Yoshi's Cafe

3257 North Halsted Street, , IL 60657 (773) 248-6160 Visit Website


1239 West 18th Street, , IL 60608 (312) 846-1077 Visit Website

Turquoise Cafe & Restaurant

2147 West Roscoe Street, , IL 60618 (773) 549-3523 Visit Website

RPM Seafood

317 North Clark Street, , IL 60654 (312) 900-9035 Visit Website

Takito Kitchen

2013 West Division Street, , IL 60622 (773) 687-9620 Visit Website

Lao Sze Chuan

304 Southeast Oak Street, , MN 55414 (612) 886-3906 Visit Website

Athena Greek Restaurant

212 South Halsted Street, , IL 60661 (312) 655-0000 Visit Website