Mother’s Day comes but once a year—celebrate Mom with a fabulous meal.
The House of William & Merry
Owned by husband and wife Bill Hoffman and Merry Catanuto, the brunch menu is “downhome meets delicate.” The menu changes with the seasons—be sure and inquire about the house breakfast burrito du jour.
1336 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, 234-2255, www.williamandmerry.com
Moms of all ages enjoy the family-style Sunday brunch, an $18.50 prix-fixe menu that is offered at 50 percent off if you arrive in your pajamas. It is served every Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
5812 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, 656-9776, www.buckleystavern.com
This buffet will even have some of the pickiest moms going up for seconds (or even thirds). Reservations are required.
507 Thompson Station Road, Newark, 368-6640, https://deerfieldgolfclub.com
Treat mom to a decadent brunch served in a completely renovated ballroom and conservatory. Seatings are available from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
100 Continental Drive, Newark, 454-1500, www.hiltonchristiana.com/mothers-day.htm
Hotel du Pont
Treat mom to a four-star dining experience. Choose between a buffet or a delectable entrée.
11th and Market Sts., Wilmington, 594-3100, www.hoteldupont.com
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Let mom pretend she’s a du Pont for the day. Brunch is served from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and is $35.95 per person. Members receive a 10 percent discount on up to four members of their party.
5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, 1-800-448-3883, www.winterthur.org
A farm-to-table restaurant set in a historic building, there’s nothing on this menu mom won’t enjoy, like seasonal oysters, fresh salads and hearty sandwiches.
109 Main St., Odessa, 376-0600, www.cantwells-tavern.com
The annual buffet will include carved meats, raw bar, assorted salads, pastries, desserts and more. $29.95 for adults and $13.95 for children under 10. Served from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at both locations.
249 NE Front Street, Milford, 491-6736; 300 Delaware Ave., Laurel, 280-6172; www.abbottsgrill.com
Feast on hot and cold dishes including pastries, seafood, salads, omelets, waffles, a carving station and desserts. Brunch is served from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
1131 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 674-4600, www.doverdowns.com/dining/restaurants/Micheles
Grey Fox Grille & Public House
Is mom the kind of woman who enjoys comfort food washed down with a refreshing IPA? Then take her to the Grey Fox Grille—she will appreciate the savory menu and the extensive beer menu.
140 S. State St., Dover, 734-1234, www.greyfoxgrille.com
Located in the beautiful Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, the menu ranges from cinnamon bun French toast to cream chipped duck.
2 Olive Ave. and the Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, 227-7169, boardwalkplaza.com/dining
Make your reservations now for this simple yet sophisticated brunch. Even the big mess—a dish made with bacon, sausage, mushrooms, Poblano peppers, potatoes, scrambled egg and white gravy—sounds utterly divine.
208 Second St., Rehoboth Beach, 227-6700, www.208social.com
For just $19.95, enjoy a handful of brunch classics, like pastries, omelets, sandwiches and combo platters.
19730 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 226-2037, www.forkandflask.com
Did somebody say $1 mimosas? If that isn’t enough of a draw, the fried chicken and waffles, as well as the seafood and carving stations should be. Call 226-0550 for a reservation; brunch is served from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
52 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, theblackwallhitch.com
For $24.95, mom gets coffee, and her choice of juice, champagne, mimosa or Bloody Mary, an appetizer and an entrée selection.
102 Second St., Lewes, 645-7755, www.butteryrestaurant.com
Mom can eat light with a Greek yogurt and granola sundae, or treat herself to the smoked Berkshire pork Bolognese. Regardless of her diet, get an order of the warm cocoa beignets to start.
35 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-6515, bluemoonrehoboth.com
Enjoy an elegant buffet with breakfast and lunch entrees in the clubhouse or on the veranda overlooking the golf course and waterways. For reservations, call 337-9910 ext. 325 or email email@example.com.
1 Heritage Shores Circle, Bridgeville, www.heritageshores.com