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Where to Find Mother’s Day Specials in San Diego

Celebrate cherished loved ones with gourmet gifts, brunch bonanzas, and more

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With ample and varied opportunities for both on-site dining and takeout in San Diego, it should be easy to find a delicious way to celebrate the special women in your life. From festive brunches to gourmet take-home baskets, here’s where and how to commemorate Mother’s Day this year.

A number of San Diego restaurants have resumed both indoor and outdoor dining. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit San Diego’s coronavirus tracker. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with on-site dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Jeune et Jolie

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2659 State St Suite 102
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 637-5266
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Just in time for Mother’s Day, Jeune et Jolie is winding down its outdoor Starry Night dining experience in early May with the Carlsbad restaurant restarting operations on May 5 with a $75, four-course menu that let’s guests choose their own dishes. Chef Eric Bost is also offering a more casual, a la carte menu for walk-ins dining at the bar and lounge.

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2. Herb & Sea

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131 W D St
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 704-8300
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Located in Encinitas, Herb & Sea will have Mother’s Day brunch and dinner specials. Brunch will run from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., and dinner will start at 5 p.m. Each meal is $65 for adults and $30 per child. The beef tartare starter with dinner looks particularly enticing.

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3. George's at the Cove

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1250 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-4244
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Mother’s Day brunch at George’s will be served from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., with a menu featuring pastries, salads, eggs benedict, a fish sandwich, and more.

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4. The Lodge at Torrey Pines

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11480 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 453-4420
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Enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu at The Lodge at Torrey Pines this Mother’s Day, served from 12 to 4 p.m. on May 9. Menu highlights include chicken liver pâté, Alaskan halibut, lobster and meyer lemon risotto, and a chocolate mousse bar for dessert. The lunch will cost $85 per person, $45 for children 11 years old and under, and $20 for free-flowing champagne.

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5. International Smoke Del Mar

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3387 Del Mar Heights Rd Building 1
San Diego, CA 92130
(619) 331-4528
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For those who would rather celebrate Mother’s Day at home this year, International Smoke is offering Mother’s Day to-go baskets on May 9. For $75, the basket serves between one and two people, or a $155 dinner basket serves two. Menu highlights include house smoked salmon dip and blueberry crepes for breakfast, and burrata salad and petite filet mignon for dinner.

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6. Serea Coastal Cuisine

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1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 435-6611
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This beachfront Coronado restaurant offers both a delicious menu and gorgeous views. Menu highlights include oysters, shakshuka, a white chocolate passion fruit tart, and more. Brunch will be served from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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7. Herb & Wood

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2210 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 955-8495
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Little Italy’s Herb & Wood is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch and dinner, from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., and from 5 p.m. on. Each meal will cost $65 per person, and $30 per child. Brunch highlights include a fennel crusted tuna nicose. Dinner is a three-course meal, including a pork belly starter with vadouvan vinaigrette, red onion, apple, and chive.

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8. Cafe Gratitude San Diego

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1980 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 736-5077
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This plant-based eatery is offering a special vegan chocolate box in honor of Mother’s Day. The box is $16, and includes coconut almond truffles, Brazil nut ganaches, and almond butter squares. Patrons can pick up the holiday box anytime until May 9.

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9. ARLO

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500 Hotel Cir N
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 908-5058
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This Palm Springs-inspired restaurant is a great choice for celebrating Mother’s Day this year. Located at the Town and Country Resort, the restaurant will host live music while unlimited champagne and a delicious menu featuring avocado toast, buffalo egg whites, prawns, and more is served. Craft cocktails and rich desserts will also be available. Brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., and will cost $60 per adult and $20 for children under 12.

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10. True Food Kitchen

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7007 Friars Rd Suite 394
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 810-2929
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True Food Kitchen’s Mother’s Day specials will be served all weekend long. Specialty cocktails and strawberry quinoa pancakes will be served. The restaurant is offering both dine-in and to-go packages for the holiday.

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11. Mister A's

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2550 Fifth Ave 12th floor
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 239-1377
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Mister A’s is hosting a delicious three-course Mother’s Day brunch this May. Menu highlights include asparagus with poached eggs, osso buco, and homemade pastries. The cost is $79.50 per person.

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12. Civico by The Park

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2550 Fifth Ave UNIT 120
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 310-5669
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Mother’s Day brunch at Civico can be had either indoors or on the covered patio outside. This Calabrian restaurant will offer pancakes tiramisu, frittata tacos, and liquid nitrogen gelato, among other items. Signature cocktails will also be served while a DJ provides mood-setting music. Brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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13. Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine

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435 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 738-7200
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Lionfish’s special Mother’s Day menu will include softshell benedict, a Bombolini duo, and bottomless mimosas, sparkling rosé, or Aperol spritz. Brunch will be serves from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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14. The Gluten Free Baking Co.

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4594 30th St
San Diego, CA 92116
(858) 270-9863
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This beloved local bakery is offering a special Mother’s Day menu with treats to spoil a mother figure in your life. Mini cakes, cookie cakes, cream puffs, scones, and speciality bagels are all available. Patrons can pre-order for pickup ahead of time — just make sure to do so by May 7.

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15. The Vineyard Rose Restaurant

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34843 Rancho California Rd
Temecula, CA 92591
(951) 566-4622
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Brunch at this Temecula restaurant will be served on Mother’s Day from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., while dinner will be offered between 5:30 and 9 p.m. Brunch will include eggs, chilaquiles, and tossed turkey Cobb salad, while dinner can be served with an enticing signature cocktail.

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16. Morton's The Steakhouse

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74-880 Country Club Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 340-6865
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With both dine-in and to-go options available, Morton’s is a great option for everyone this Mother’s Day. The dine-in menu includes a steak & lobster Oscar for $59, while a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake will be served for dessert for $12. The to-go box includes a dinner for two and a bottle of wine for $179.

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1. Jeune et Jolie

2659 State St Suite 102, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Just in time for Mother’s Day, Jeune et Jolie is winding down its outdoor Starry Night dining experience in early May with the Carlsbad restaurant restarting operations on May 5 with a $75, four-course menu that let’s guests choose their own dishes. Chef Eric Bost is also offering a more casual, a la carte menu for walk-ins dining at the bar and lounge.

2659 State St Suite 102
Carlsbad, CA 92008

2. Herb & Sea

131 W D St, Encinitas, CA 92024
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Located in Encinitas, Herb & Sea will have Mother’s Day brunch and dinner specials. Brunch will run from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., and dinner will start at 5 p.m. Each meal is $65 for adults and $30 per child. The beef tartare starter with dinner looks particularly enticing.

131 W D St
Encinitas, CA 92024

3. George's at the Cove

1250 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037
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Mother’s Day brunch at George’s will be served from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., with a menu featuring pastries, salads, eggs benedict, a fish sandwich, and more.

1250 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037

4. The Lodge at Torrey Pines

11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
Photo Courtesy of The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu at The Lodge at Torrey Pines this Mother’s Day, served from 12 to 4 p.m. on May 9. Menu highlights include chicken liver pâté, Alaskan halibut, lobster and meyer lemon risotto, and a chocolate mousse bar for dessert. The lunch will cost $85 per person, $45 for children 11 years old and under, and $20 for free-flowing champagne.

11480 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037

5. International Smoke Del Mar

3387 Del Mar Heights Rd Building 1, San Diego, CA 92130
Photo Courtesy of International Smoke

For those who would rather celebrate Mother’s Day at home this year, International Smoke is offering Mother’s Day to-go baskets on May 9. For $75, the basket serves between one and two people, or a $155 dinner basket serves two. Menu highlights include house smoked salmon dip and blueberry crepes for breakfast, and burrata salad and petite filet mignon for dinner.

3387 Del Mar Heights Rd Building 1
San Diego, CA 92130

6. Serea Coastal Cuisine

1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
Photo Courtesy of Serea

This beachfront Coronado restaurant offers both a delicious menu and gorgeous views. Menu highlights include oysters, shakshuka, a white chocolate passion fruit tart, and more. Brunch will be served from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118

7. Herb & Wood

2210 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Photo Credit: Kimberly Motos for Herb & Wood

Little Italy’s Herb & Wood is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch and dinner, from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., and from 5 p.m. on. Each meal will cost $65 per person, and $30 per child. Brunch highlights include a fennel crusted tuna nicose. Dinner is a three-course meal, including a pork belly starter with vadouvan vinaigrette, red onion, apple, and chive.

2210 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

8. Cafe Gratitude San Diego

1980 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Photo Courtesy of Cafe Gratitude

This plant-based eatery is offering a special vegan chocolate box in honor of Mother’s Day. The box is $16, and includes coconut almond truffles, Brazil nut ganaches, and almond butter squares. Patrons can pick up the holiday box anytime until May 9.

1980 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

9. ARLO

500 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108
Photo Courtesy of ARLO

This Palm Springs-inspired restaurant is a great choice for celebrating Mother’s Day this year. Located at the Town and Country Resort, the restaurant will host live music while unlimited champagne and a delicious menu featuring avocado toast, buffalo egg whites, prawns, and more is served. Craft cocktails and rich desserts will also be available. Brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., and will cost $60 per adult and $20 for children under 12.

500 Hotel Cir N
San Diego, CA 92108

10. True Food Kitchen

7007 Friars Rd Suite 394, San Diego, CA 92108
Photo Courtesy of True Food Kitchen

True Food Kitchen’s Mother’s Day specials will be served all weekend long. Specialty cocktails and strawberry quinoa pancakes will be served. The restaurant is offering both dine-in and to-go packages for the holiday.

7007 Friars Rd Suite 394
San Diego, CA 92108

11. Mister A's

2550 Fifth Ave 12th floor, San Diego, CA 92103
Photo Courtesy of Mister A’s

Mister A’s is hosting a delicious three-course Mother’s Day brunch this May. Menu highlights include asparagus with poached eggs, osso buco, and homemade pastries. The cost is $79.50 per person.

2550 Fifth Ave 12th floor
San Diego, CA 92103

12. Civico by The Park

2550 Fifth Ave UNIT 120, San Diego, CA 92103
Photo Credit James Tran for Civico by The Park

Mother’s Day brunch at Civico can be had either indoors or on the covered patio outside. This Calabrian restaurant will offer pancakes tiramisu, frittata tacos, and liquid nitrogen gelato, among other items. Signature cocktails will also be served while a DJ provides mood-setting music. Brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

2550 Fifth Ave UNIT 120
San Diego, CA 92103

13. Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine

435 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Photo Courtesy of Lionfish

Lionfish’s special Mother’s Day menu will include softshell benedict, a Bombolini duo, and bottomless mimosas, sparkling rosé, or Aperol spritz. Brunch will be serves from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

435 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

14. The Gluten Free Baking Co.

4594 30th St, San Diego, CA 92116
Photo Credit John Dole for The Gluten Free Baking Co.

This beloved local bakery is offering a special Mother’s Day menu with treats to spoil a mother figure in your life. Mini cakes, cookie cakes, cream puffs, scones, and speciality bagels are all available. Patrons can pre-order for pickup ahead of time — just make sure to do so by May 7.

4594 30th St
San Diego, CA 92116

15. The Vineyard Rose Restaurant

34843 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591
Photo Courtesy of Vineyard Rose

Brunch at this Temecula restaurant will be served on Mother’s Day from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., while dinner will be offered between 5:30 and 9 p.m. Brunch will include eggs, chilaquiles, and tossed turkey Cobb salad, while dinner can be served with an enticing signature cocktail.

34843 Rancho California Rd
Temecula, CA 92591

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16. Morton's The Steakhouse

74-880 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Photo Courtesy of Morton’s The Steakhouse

With both dine-in and to-go options available, Morton’s is a great option for everyone this Mother’s Day. The dine-in menu includes a steak & lobster Oscar for $59, while a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake will be served for dessert for $12. The to-go box includes a dinner for two and a bottle of wine for $179.

74-880 Country Club Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92260

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