Celebrate this Mother’s Day in Tempe

Author: Nancy

Posted on: May 10, 2017
Last updated on: May 9th, 2018 at 4:25 pm


Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13. There’s still time to plan something special for that incredible person who does so much for everyone in the family throughout the year.  Here are some suggestions for places to take mom and grandma to show them how appreciated they are, especially for sticking it out during your adolescence.

Keep in mind that Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year for many restaurants, so be sure to make reservations.

Gertrude’s at Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008 | 480-719-8600
Sunday, May 13
Mom will love dining in the beautiful desert surroundings of Gertrude’s at Desert Botanical Garden. In addition to the regular brunch menu, the Mother’s Day offerings will include (while supplies last) Salmon en Croute (including salmon, spinach puff pastry, forbidden rice and spring garlic beurre blanc) for $24, and Crab Cake (including lump blue crab, johnny cake, rainbow chard and sonoran remoulade) for $25. Open from 10:30 a.m. -9 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

House of Tricks
114 E. 7th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | 480-968-1114
Sunday, May 13
A true Tempe treasure, House of Tricks, isn’t normally open on Sundays, but will be on Sunday, May 13. Join them for an elegant Mother’s Day Brunch on their lovely patio or in one of the cozy indoor dining rooms. Their chef will create special adult and children’s menus featuring three courses with lots of luscious choices within each course. Three course adult menu: $55 per person; three course children’s menu: $18 per child. Make your reservations online or call 480-968-1114.

Rustler’s Rooste
8383 S. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85044 | 602-431-6474
Sunday, May 13 | Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., with the last reservation taken at 1 p.m.
Take Mom to the wild west this year for Mother’s Day brunch at Rustler’s Rooste. The view is unbeatable and the food is mouth watering good. And don’t forget the live music! Call for priority seating and large party reservations. Dinner will be served from 4 to 10 p.m. from the regular dining menu.
Adults $34.95 | Kids 10 Under $12.95++ and kids in highchairs are free
The menu includes Baron of Beef with au jus and creamy horseradish, baked ham with rum raisin sauce, an omelette station, eggs Diablo, Rooste version of Eggs Benedict with spicy machaca and Diablo sauce, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, biscuits and country gravy,hashbrowns, waffles with fruit toppings, ceviche-style Baja shrimp cocktail, chicken Monterey, sautéed vegetables and jalapeño Jack cheese, Smokehouse BBQ featuring beef brisket and BBQ beef ribs, seasonal fresh fruits and variety of select cheeses, garden salad bar with five freshly prepared salads or create your own, chicken fingers, mac & cheese, fresh baked muffins, cakes, pies and pastries and a chocolate fountain!

1160 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | 480-557-0700
Sunday, May 13
Chompie’s restaurants are celebrating all moms this Sunday with a special menu. For $21.95, moms can enjoy a Nova Plate, Healthy Choice Omelet or Chompie’s Breakfast Sliders, along with a Mimosa or Bloody Mary, Mark B’s Chocolate Covered Macaroons and fresh baked muffin loaf slices. This special is available all day long. Visit their website for more details.

Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes Resort
2000 W. Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ 85282 | 602-431-2370
Treat mom to a Mother’s Day feast with a panoramic view of the Valley at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes Resort at either the Market Cafe or Top of the Rock.

Market Café Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch
Sunday, May 13th | 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Adults $39.95 | Kids 7-12 $24.95 | Kids 6 & under eat complimentary
Reservations are required, please call 602-431-2367 or reserve on OpenTable.com – Search Market Café AZ
Menu Highlights: Prime Rib, Southwest Turkey, Scottish Salmon, roasted chicken, an assortment of salads and sides options, breakfast favorites and an array of dessert selections.
Top of the Rock Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch
Sunday, May 13th | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Adults $69.95 | Kids 7-12 $34.95 | Kids 6 & under eat complimentary
Reservations are required, please call 602-431-2370 or reserve online at OpenTable.com – Search Top of the Rock AZ
Top of the Rock Menu Highlights: King Crab Legs, Prime Rib, Lamb Porchetta, Short Ribs, Scottish Salmon, Southwest Turkey, roasted chicken, an assortment of salads and sides options, breakfast favorites and an array of dessert selections.

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar
Tempe Marketplace | 23 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | 480-557-5552
Sunday, May 13 | Noon – 11 p.m.
Wine and dine with Mom at The Keg Steakhouse to show her how much she means to you! The Keg will be offering a special menu and opening at noon on Mother’s Day. Plus, when you join The Keg on Mother’s Day, you will receive a $25 gift certificate that can be redeemed May 14 – August 12. Also valid at the Desert Ridge Marketplace location.

Bar Louie
Tempe Marketplace | 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Suite 1220, Tempe, AZ 85281 | 480-658-1600
Sunday, May 13
Raise a glass to Mom! Celebrate brunch on Mother’s Day at Bar Louie from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plus, enjoy (almost) unlimited mimosas for only $10. Get up to 5 mimosas for $10.

Lucille’s BBQ
Tempe Marketplace | 2030 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | 480-966-7427
Friday, May 11 – Sunday, May 13
Win Mom’s heart over with BBQ this Mother’s Day! Dine at Lucille’s BBQ and all moms will receive a free $10 bonus card.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Tempe Marketplace | 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Suite 1064, Tempe, AZ 85281 | 480-284-8724
Monday, May 7 – Sunday, May 13
Celebrate Mom and get 15 percent off Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Mother’s Day gift boxes.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill
Tempe Marketplace2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Suite 1041, Tempe, AZ 85281 | 480-968-2920
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill in Tempe is ready to help you celebrate Mom this year. All moms get a box of chocolate when they come in! Plus, enjoy a special menu for Mom featuring the new Spring Seasonal items. Reservations are encouraged.

Culinary Dropout
149 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, Arizona 85281 | 480-240-1601
‘A Meal Fit for a Queen’ at Culinary Dropout will feature two special dishes on Mother’s Day. Enjoy the yummy Grilled Asparagus Toast with black truffle, crispy potatoes, mascarpone, meyer lemon and sunny side up eggs for $12, or the Lobster Benedict with poached eggs, tavern ham, lobster hollandaise, breakfast potatoes and fresh herbs for $15. For reservations call 480-240-1601.

As You Wish Pottery
Tempe Marketplace | 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | 480-557-9100
May 12-13, 2018
Make magical memories with mom this year at As You Wish Pottery! Moms can take advantage of free studio fees all Mother’s Day weekend.

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant
Tempe Marketplace | 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | 480-350-9160
May 10-13, 2018
Enjoy an exclusive Mother’s Day menu in celebration of mom at Kabuki Japanese Restaurant. Mom’s Table features shrimp crab creamy udon pasta served with miso soup, fruit salad drizzled in yuzu vinaigrette and your choice of mochi ice cream for dessert. Plus, make the meal a little sweeter with a pink “le-MOM-ade” with a twist of chardonnay.

Massage Envy
Tempe Marketplace | 1900 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. Ste. 150, Tempe, AZ 85281 | 480-446-3689
Now–May 13, 2018
When you spoil Mom at Massage Envy, everybody wins! Get a free 60-minute facial with the purchase of $125 in gift card purchases. Or, if you purchase $150 in gift cards, you get free facial and three CyMe masks.

Tempe Marketplace | 65 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | 480-967-7988
May 10-13, 2018
Treat mom with a special heart-shaped cake for only $15.99 at Portillo’s. Chocolate and lemon flavors available. Pre-order at portillos.com.

Toni & Guy
Tempe Marketplace | 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. #1071, Tempe, AZ 85281 | 480-435-9833
Now – May 12, 2018
Treat Mom with the gift of style at Toni & Guy! Every $100 gift card purchase receives a free gift, plus an entry into a special Mother’s Day raffle basket ($100 value).

Yogis Grill
Tempe Marketplace | 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. #1146, Tempe, AZ 85281 | 480-921-2110
May 13, 2018
Cheers to Mom! Moms get a free drink at Yogis Grill with any purchase over $5 on Mother’s Day.

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