Order a to-go meal for mom on Mother’s Day

The Waterfront Grill in National City is offering three brunch kits, with an option to add a flower arrangement.
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Mother’s Day is Sunday. Just because we’re in self-quarantine doesn’t mean we’re off the hook in treating Mom to a delicious and memorable meal. Here’s a list of restaurants ready to roll out the to-go red carpet and help you say, “we love you, Mom.”

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Eddie V’s: Four-course family-style dinner to-go with choice of herb-roasted tenderloin or miso-marinated Chilean sea bass. Entrees come with truffle macaroni and cheese, grilled asparagus, potato gratin, Bananas Foster butter cake and hand-dipped chocolate strawberries and a long stem rose. $195, serves four to six people. Complete with simple reheating instructions. Wine and Champagne are also available in select locations. To order, call Headquarters at Seaport, (619) 615-0281, or La Jolla location, (858) 459-5500. View the full menu online at

Julienne Cakes: Mother’s Day dessert offerings include 6-inch ($55) or 8-inch ($80) Naked Cake with classic flavors like chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, carrot); 6-inch ($65) or 8-inch ($90) Naked Cake with signature flavors like strawberry shortcake, chocolate mousse, walnuts and dulce de leche, white raspberry; Cupcake Trio, six decorated cupcakes ($25) or 10 decorated cupcakes ($40) with birthday cake, chocolate and banana Nutella flavors. Call (619) 727-7637.

Morton’s The Steakhouse’s: Mother’s Day steak and lobster dinner includes a 6-ounce filet mignon, cold water lobster tail, Caesar salad, creamed spinach, sour cream mashed potatoes and Key lime pie for $59. Online ordering through Friday0508 for Sunday pickup from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Olive Garden: Mother’s Day Family-Style Take & Bake Bundle includes one pan of ready-to-bake giant cheese-stuffed shells, a jumbo house salad with a bottle of signature Italian dressing, one dozen ready-to-bake breadsticks and choice of homemade alfredo or marinara dipping sauce. Starting at $44.99, serves up to five people. Multiple locations. Order online at for car-side pickup or delivery.

Seasons 52: Three-course Mother’s Day dinner to go as either family-style (serves four to six people) or a dinner for two. Guests can choose a whole side of cedar-plank roasted salmon, glazed spiral ham or wood-grilled beef tenderloin, which comes with salad, roasted green beans, choice of an additional side and mini indulgences. Options start at $100 for family-style or $55 for two. Guests can pair with a bottle of wine or the restaurant’s signature Rosé Lemonade cocktail carrier, in select locations. Guests can visit to view the menu and to preorder, call the restaurant at Westfield UTC, (858) 450-1252 or Headquarters at Seaport, (619) 702-0052.

Toast Cafe: Mother’s Day three-course meal for two featuring your choice of entree (prime rib, $80; grilled salmon, $70; or chicken saltimbocca, $60) with a very berry salad or farmers market salad; choice of two sides — crispy mashed potatoes, maple-roasted carrots, grilled asparagus, green beans almondine, lobster mac and cheese (add $12) — with assorted cookies and chocolate dessert shots. Preorder by noon before Thursday for pickup Sunday. Call (858) 925-7552 to schedule pickup time between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Yard House: Three-course Mother’s Day Family Takeout Meal, complete with the option to add a mimosa or Bellini kit where available. Guests can choose from a prix fixe menu that includes one shared salad, one entree for each person with options such as whiskey-glazed salmon and grilled rib eye, choice of two sides and a shareable dessert. The Shoppes at Carlsbad and Westfield Mission Valley. To order, visit

Breakfast Republic: For Mother’s Day, five locations — East Village, North Park, Pacific Beach, Mission Valley and Encinitas — will offer a family-style brunch. The five-person package includes scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon, breakfast potatoes, bread, and a choice of any style of pancakes or French toast from the menu. The meal is $45, with an option to add on a $20 bottle of Breakfast Republic Prosecco. (Note: the Ocean Beach, Liberty Station and Carmel Valley are currently closed.) (Sara Butler)

Cinnamon roll pancakes, one of the available menu items to choose from with Breakfast Republic's Mother's Day family-style brunch

Buca di Beppo: The Italian eatery is offering two Mother’s Day packages, starting at $12/person. Both packages come with fresh baked house bread, choice of a mixed green or caesar salad, choice of pasta, chocolate chip cannoli, a surprise dessert for mom, as well as a rose gift. For an additional $2/person, add an entrée: chicken parmigiana, chicken limone or eggplant parmigiana. Options available for three, five or ten servings; see website for pricing. Available for take-up, curbside pick-up or delivery (restrictions apply). Locations in Carlsbad, Gaslamp and Mira Mesa. Visit for details. (Sara Butler)

Buca di Beppo's Chicken Limone, which is one of the entree options offered in the Mother's Day package ($14/person).
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Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern: The Point Loma restaurant is offering two brunch kits ($60 each) and a mimosa package ($25) for Mother’s Day. Each brunch kit feeds 4-6 people and two pounds of applewood smoked bacon, fresh fruit basket, one gallon of fresh orange juice and two flower stems, plus a choice of brioche french toast casserole or fresh baked spinach and gruyere quiche. Add-ons include a glass of Jimmy’s Bloody Mary ($10), bottle of sparkling ($20), or upgraded flower bouquet ($35). Pre-order by May 7 by calling 619-226-2103. Visit for more info. (Sara Butler)

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern is offering brunch kits for Mother's Day.
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The Waterfront Grill: Brunch kits are available for pre-order through May 8 by calling the National City eatery at (619) 718-6240. Choose from three entree options: strawberry cheesecake french toast and two types of quiche. Each kit serves 4-6 people and costs $45. Add a flower arrangement for $40 or a mimosa kit for $25. (Sara Butler)

Karina’s Mexican Seafood Cuisine: Karina’s is offering a take out Mother’s Day meal special which includes surf & turf fajitas, rice, beans, tortillas, chips, salsa and guacamole. The package is $50 and serves four people. For $15, add a 32 ounce party size margarita. Available on both May 9 and May 10 at the Bonita and Otay Ranch locations, both open noon to 8 p.m. Pre-ordering is recommended, but not required. (Sara Butler)

The takeout Mother's Day meal special from Karina's Mexican Seafood Cuisine.
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Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks: Islands Restaurants is selling Mai Tais for mom on Sunday, May 10. The cocktails to-go come in two sizes: 14 ounce that serves two ($12) and 32 ounce that serves four ($20). (Sara Butler)

Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks is offering Mai Tais to-go on Mother's Day.
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Ranch 45: The Solana Beach restaurant offers a specialized Mother’s Day brunch menu, available for pick-up or delivery. Pre-order by Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m. and pick up on either Saturday, May 9 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) or Sunday, May 10 (8 to 10 a.m.); Saturday delivery also available via DoorDash. Options include a Build Your Own Burrito Bar (serves six people; $70), smoked salmon benedict (serves four people; $80), strawberry crepes (serves four people; $40), artichoke and summer squash quiche (serves two; $25), mimosas to-go (one bottle of champagne and one bottle of orange juice; $40) and more. (Sara Butler)

Ballast Point: The brewery’s Miramar location recently started offering food and beer to-go options, including a Mother’s Day special. To celebrate mom, order Ballast Point’s brunch carry out with beer crowler and make-your-own mimosas. The brunch package is family-style, serves four to six people, and costs $50. It includes eggs benedict, brioche french toast, bacon, breakfast sausage, herbed scrambled eggs, country potatoes, fresh fruit, one bottle of champagne, one carafe fresh squeezed orange juice, and one crowler of your choice. Beer options include Aloha Sculpin, Pineapple Sculpin, Big Eye, Fathom, Grunion. Pre-order by calling (619) 920-4005 by Saturday, May 9 at 5 p.m. (Sara Butler)

Ballast Point's Mother's Day brunch carry out, which includes brioche french toast and a crowler of beer.
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Marie Callender’s: The restaurant chain is offering brunch, lunch and dinner options to celebrate Mother’s Day. Its brunch package offers a whole quiche, fresh strawberries, whipped cream and orange juice, with the option to add on champagne. Lunch and dinner options include turkey, meatloaf, pot roast, and ham family meals, as well as handmade pasta dishes like chicken broccoli fettuccine and beer stroganoff. And for dessert, order the restaurant’s famous lemon meringue and fresh strawberry pies. Pre-order by calling (619) 465-1910. (Sara Butler)

Lemon meringue pie from Marie Callender's
Lemon meringue pie from Marie Callender’s