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13 Restaurant Moms to Visit on Mother's Day

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Although Mother's Day is usually an occasion for moms to kick their feet up, some mothers around Chicagoland will be hard at work at restaurants. Instead of cooking a meal yourself or splurging on that personalized locket, here are 13 places to take your mom where culinary mothers will take care of them.

Eater Chicago intern Aimee Gasior contributed to this story.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. RoSal's Italian Cucina

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1154 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 243-2357
Since 1990, matriarch Roseanne Perry and her husband Sol have served traditional Italian comfort food in Little Italy. Even after passing down the family recipes to current chef Anival years ago, Roseanne still helps prepare all the food at RoSal’s.

2. Tortoise Club

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350 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 755-1700
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Aside from handling the business and marketing every day, co-owner Megan Addington, Keene's wife, is also the mother of two children. Tortoise Club will be serving a la carte menus (brunch and dinner) all day on Mother's Day.

3. Nana

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3267 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 929-2486
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Don't be surprised if the actual "Nana" of the restaurant, Maria Solis, is the one serving your meal on Mother's Day.

4. Found Kitchen & Social House

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1621 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 868-8945
Amy Morton is not only the proprietor of one of the hottest restaurants in the Chicago area, but she's also a mother of 3.

5. Rainbow Cone

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9233 S Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 238-7075
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Lynn Sapp, the third generation of ownership, has been operating this beloved Chicago institution since 1986 after taking over for her mother, who took over for her mother before that. All moms receive free small cones on Mother's Day with any purchase.

6. Bread & Wine

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3732 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 866-5266
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A play date between owners Lisa Fosler Kelly and Jennifer Wisniewski's daughters was one of the origins of Bread & Wine. Their Mother's Day brunch menu features bacon, ramps, and gruyere quiche and starberry pie.

7. Chicago Q

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1160 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 642-1160
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Lee Ann Whippen isn't afraid to get her hands dirty, whether being a mother to two children or handling a wood-burning smoker. Chicago Q will be open from 11 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. on Mother's Day and all moms get a complimentary bag of Lee Ann's peanut brittle upon entry.

8. Hema's Kitchen

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2439 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL 60659
(773) 338-1627
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After moving from India in the 1980s, mother Hema Potla birthed two identical restaurants in Lincoln Park and on Devon Avenue that feature over 100 dishes from multiple regions of India.

9. Fiorentino's Cucina Italiana

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2901 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 244-3026
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Matriarch and owner Frances Fiorentino not only runs the Southern Italian neighborhood gem with her son Steven, but she also has three more sons that often help out, making Fiorentino's a true family operation. Their Mother's Day dinner begins at 3:00 p.m. and offers every mom a $20 gift certificate towards their next visit.

10. Spritz Burger

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3819 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 868-9866
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Celebrated pastry chef and author Gale Gand, who's collaborating with the Hearty Boys on her latest restaurant project, Spritz Burger, is also a mother of three children. Their Mother's Day brunch runs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

11. Bacchanalia

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2413 S Oakley Ave
Chicago, IL 60608
(773) 254-6555
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Mother and grandmother Noemi Pieri has made the ravioli by hand from the first service 34 years ago until this very day.

12. Gene's Sausage Shop

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4750 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Both Alice Luszcz and her husband Gene have provided Chicagoans with homemade smoked sausage and other Polish delicacies for over 40 years. They're also parents.

13. Homestead

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6144 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60659
(773) 681-0418
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Mom Mona McConnell manages the family restaurant and even cooks all the dishes at Homestead. You'll be hard pressed to find more home-cooked comfort food on Mother's Day outside of a home kitchen.

1. RoSal's Italian Cucina

1154 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607
Since 1990, matriarch Roseanne Perry and her husband Sol have served traditional Italian comfort food in Little Italy. Even after passing down the family recipes to current chef Anival years ago, Roseanne still helps prepare all the food at RoSal’s.
1154 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60607

2. Tortoise Club

350 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
Aside from handling the business and marketing every day, co-owner Megan Addington, Keene's wife, is also the mother of two children. Tortoise Club will be serving a la carte menus (brunch and dinner) all day on Mother's Day.
350 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654

3. Nana

3267 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608
Don't be surprised if the actual "Nana" of the restaurant, Maria Solis, is the one serving your meal on Mother's Day.
3267 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60608

4. Found Kitchen & Social House

1621 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Amy Morton is not only the proprietor of one of the hottest restaurants in the Chicago area, but she's also a mother of 3.
1621 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

5. Rainbow Cone

9233 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643
Lynn Sapp, the third generation of ownership, has been operating this beloved Chicago institution since 1986 after taking over for her mother, who took over for her mother before that. All moms receive free small cones on Mother's Day with any purchase.
9233 S Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60643

6. Bread & Wine

3732 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618
A play date between owners Lisa Fosler Kelly and Jennifer Wisniewski's daughters was one of the origins of Bread & Wine. Their Mother's Day brunch menu features bacon, ramps, and gruyere quiche and starberry pie.
3732 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60618

7. Chicago Q

1160 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610
Lee Ann Whippen isn't afraid to get her hands dirty, whether being a mother to two children or handling a wood-burning smoker. Chicago Q will be open from 11 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. on Mother's Day and all moms get a complimentary bag of Lee Ann's peanut brittle upon entry.
1160 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60610

8. Hema's Kitchen

2439 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659
After moving from India in the 1980s, mother Hema Potla birthed two identical restaurants in Lincoln Park and on Devon Avenue that feature over 100 dishes from multiple regions of India.
2439 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL 60659

9. Fiorentino's Cucina Italiana

2901 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Matriarch and owner Frances Fiorentino not only runs the Southern Italian neighborhood gem with her son Steven, but she also has three more sons that often help out, making Fiorentino's a true family operation. Their Mother's Day dinner begins at 3:00 p.m. and offers every mom a $20 gift certificate towards their next visit.
2901 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

10. Spritz Burger

3819 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60613
Celebrated pastry chef and author Gale Gand, who's collaborating with the Hearty Boys on her latest restaurant project, Spritz Burger, is also a mother of three children. Their Mother's Day brunch runs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
3819 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60613

11. Bacchanalia

2413 S Oakley Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
Mother and grandmother Noemi Pieri has made the ravioli by hand from the first service 34 years ago until this very day.
2413 S Oakley Ave
Chicago, IL 60608

12. Gene's Sausage Shop

4750 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Both Alice Luszcz and her husband Gene have provided Chicagoans with homemade smoked sausage and other Polish delicacies for over 40 years. They're also parents.
4750 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

13. Homestead

6144 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60659
Mom Mona McConnell manages the family restaurant and even cooks all the dishes at Homestead. You'll be hard pressed to find more home-cooked comfort food on Mother's Day outside of a home kitchen.
6144 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60659

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