If you’d like to celebrate the moms in your life (or celebrate yourself!) with an out-of-the-house brunch, we’ve got you covered. Before we go any further, it must be said: Don’t forget to make a reservation. If you’re going out for brunch on Mother’s Day, you’re gonna need one.
We’ve included a variety of menus and vibes here, because there are lots of ways to celebrate, right?
Barney’s Brunch House | Frisco
Barney’s might not have the high-concept interior design of some of the other places on this list, but the brunch stands on its own. It’s LITERALLY in the name. And it has the distinction of winning readers’ choice for “Best Brunch” in The Dallas Morning News. Our advice? Get a pancake sampler and do a taste test with your group! Menu here.
Bulla Gastrobar | Plano
One of the more recent editions to Legacy West, Bulla Gastrobar offers tapas fare in a white-tablecloth setting. Look for details on the Spanish-inspired 3-course prix fixe brunch for Mother’s Day. Serrano ham croquettes, anyone? Menu here.
Ebb & Flow | Plano
Here’s a Dallas original with a great Plano counterpart. Come for the hanging flowers and cool design elements, stay for the popular (largely savory) brunch. Try the Cubano Egg Rolls! Menu here.
Fairview Farmers | Fairview
Fairview Farmers focuses on organic, high quality, local ingredients. It hits all the brunch-y highlights you crave, and I love that you can order brunch shareables like croissant beignets and a pancake flight. Menu here.
J. Theodore | Frisco
Chill on the patio as you enjoy a delicious brunch menu featuring fun cocktails and a wide range of dishes (salmon & bagel board, breakfast tacos, chicken & waffles, all sorts of eggs benedict). Note: There is a DJ during brunch, so don’t expect quiet dining. Menu here.
Layered | McKinney
It’s always fun to dine in the heart of Historic Downtown McKinney. Enjoy a casual meal, then walk the square with the fam. Layered is a cozy, cute spot (exposed brick, etc.), and it has a robot server delivering food to the tables, which the kids will be obsessed with. If you have a sweet tooth, be sure to get yourself a Liège waffle on the side. Menu here.
Sixty Vines | Plano
Sixty Vines is stylish and great, and unlike its Uptown Dallas counterpart, the Plano one has parking! Say what you will about the suburbs, but you can’t deny the parking advantages. Sixty Vines offers a couple twists on pancakes and French toast, but overall, this is more of a savory brunch place. Lots of shared plate options, too. Menu here.
The Biscuit Bar | Plano
Situated along The Boardwalk at Granite Park, The Biscuit Bar has that open-air setup we love these days. And the whole area is great for families. It’s a popular spot, so a line can form pretty quickly, but it moves fast. Menu here.
Toulouse | Plano
Legacy West has a very pretty, very French brunch option for us. Everything on the menu is mouthwatering, from the savory to the sweet, and the interior is seriously lovely. It’s not as much a child-friendly place, so maybe make it a moms-only meal? Menu here.
Whistle Britches | Plano
Cute, colorful, and casual with an outdoor patio that’s adjacent to a courtyard at Willow Bend Mall (i.e., great for kids). It’s a fried chicken and biscuits kind of menu, with lots of specialty cocktails and hot or cold coffee options. Love when I can get an iced latte with my brunch. Menu here.
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