From upscale dining to greasy spoon grub, see what restaurants made the cut for mom's special day!

There's no better way to appreciate mom than a delicious brunch, especially if you're a Marylander! We've rounded up six spots across the state offering dine-in and takeout service this Mother's Day. Whether you spring for a sumptuous takeout breakfast or eggs bennie on the patio, these restaurants will not disappoint on mom's special day. To all the moms out there, we thank you!

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Alexandra's American Fusion

2700 Valley Road | Ellicott City, MD

Treat mom to Sunday brunch at Alexandra's American Fusion, which they do every week from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Their breakfast menu features crowd-pleasers like Stuffed French Toast Pancakes and Eggs Benedict along with savory entrees, dessert, and a kid's menu. If you want to bring the entire family, this is the perfect place to celebrate! Make your reservation online.

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The Capital Grille

500 East Pratt Street | Baltimore, MD

Lobster Frittata? Roasted Whole Tenderloin? Give mom the culinary experience she deserves at The Capital Grille. You get the choice of dining in or ordering to-go, and each option features a special surf and turf menu and beverages. It's sure to be indulgent whichever way you go! Brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and to-go orders can be picked up on May 8 and 9. Don't put off booking that reservation—its location on Inner Harbor makes it particularly popular year-round!

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Founding Farmers MoCo

12505 Park Potomac Avenue | Potomac, MD

Founding Farmers is helping you bring the farm to your kitchen table with a takeout brunch. For $120, choose from a special menu to customize your ideal spread ranging from Butternut Squash Ravioli and Southern Fried Chicken to Vanilla Bean Cheesecake for dessert. Orders need to be placed by Wednesday, May 5 at 3 p.m. to ensure time before the big day. Pick-up will be offered Friday, May 7, and Saturday, May 8. This feeds 4-6 people, so no need to worry about any empty stomachs afterward!

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Iron Rooster

Multiple locations in Annapolis, Canton, Hunt Valley, Locust Point

If mom is craving southern-fried comfort food (and honestly, who isn't?), then Iron Rooster is hard to beat. Choose among a menu of family-sized entrees, sides, cocktails, and their famous RoosTart pastries, AKA homemade Pop-Tarts for takeout. You can't go wrong with the Breakfast Lasagna or Baked French Toast for a lazy Sunday breakfast. Pre-orders need to be in by May 6 at 3 p.m.; then pick it up by May 8! Easy-peasy. Set up your order here.

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Johnny's

4800 Roland Avenue | Baltimore, MD

Johnny's is pulling out all the stops for Mother's Day 2021. According to their Facebook, the seafood restaurant is hosting not only a special Mother's Day brunch but also a $42 prix fixe dinner, and that's on top of their regular menu offerings! All of this will be available via dine-in, takeout, pre-order, and even delivery. While details are pending, you can place a reservation by calling 410-773-0777, which we recommend doing as soon as possible. The early bird gets the worm, after all!

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Severn Inn

1993 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard | Annapolis, MD

For one of the best seafood places around, a three-course spread for $55 ain't bad! Each person gets their pick of entrees, followed by a seasonal dessert to finish things off. Options include Grilled Filet Mignon, Strawberry Avocado Salad, and Cream of Crab Soup. Plus you'll get a gorgeous view of the Annapolis waterfront! For booking a reservation, contact Jami Curtis at 410-349-4000 x 12 or [email protected].

Will you be treating your mom to a Mother's Day brunch this year? Do you prefer visiting a restaurant or cooking at home? Share your plans with us in the comments.