There’s no doubt about it – moms work hard! That’s why we have a whole day dedicated to celebrating all they do for us, which falls the second Sunday each May in the U.S., this year on May 14. Are you looking for some ideas on how to properly celebrate the mom or mother figure in your life? Check out our recommendations below!

Brunch | Gifts | Activities


Two moms and their daughter enjoy a family picnic


Mother's Day Brunch in Columbus


The Berwick

The Berwick is bringing back its Mother's Day Buffet this year featuring entrees like Carved Turkey Breast, Sliced Pork Tenderloin and New York Strip.  View the full menu and make your reservation by calling 614-235-7100. 

Cameron Mitchell

Several Cameron Mitchell Restaurants will be open for brunch on Mother’s Day this year, with many offering special menus just for Mom. Check out the menus and make reservations here.


Seafood dish from Del Mar restaurant in Columbus

Del Mar SoCal Kitchen


Due Amici

Located on historic Gay Street, Due Amici brings a modern Italian dining experience to downtown Columbus. Due Amici's Brunch menu consists of classics like housemade biscuits and sausage gravy, steak and eggs poutine and breakfast devils. View the full menu and make a reservation


Head to the Hilton Columbus Downtown and try FYR, their onsite, live-fire dining experience. From 10 am – 3 pm, FYR will be featuring a special Mother’s Day brunch buffet with stations throughout the restaurant. Pricing is $55 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Make a reservation


Treat mom to a special brunch menu in German Village this year at Lindey's. Choose from delectable favorites like Lobster Quiche and Peach French Toast. View the full menu and make a reservation





Stories on High

Elevate their Mother's Day Brunch at Stories on High - Columbus' newest, highest rooftop bar. From 11 am – 4 pm, Stories on High will be featuring an exclusive a la carte menu with specialty cocktails. All guests must be 21+ - make a reservation

The Refectory

The Refectory’s Chef Richard has curated an incredible four-course menu available this Mother’s Day. Reservations are available from 12:30 – 5 p.m. for $60 per guest, or the menu is available for carryout at $50 per dinner. A children’s menu is also available! Check out the options and secure your spot here.

Wolf's Ridge Brewing

Add Mother's Day Brunch to her agenda at Wolf's Ridge Brewing. Start with her favorite cocktail with a twist like an Aperol Sun or a Beermosa then choose from entrees like Chilaquiles and Smoked Salmon Benedict. View the full menu and make a reservation


Mother's Day Gifts in Columbus


Mother's Day Gift Guide

Our Mother's Day Gift Guide is back! Shop local gifts from nearly 20 different businesses from across the city this Mother's Day. Find everything from unforgettable experiences to locally made, hand-crafted gifts that will bring a smile to their face this Mother’s Day in Columbus.


Mother's Day Gift Guide Assortment Shot

Mother's Day Gift Guide


Cellos from Noble Cut Distillery

Noble Cut's Cellos are a great gift for mom. Whether it’s lemon, lime, grapefruit, or orange, the recipe for Noble Cut Distillery’s classic Italian Cello liqueur offers a fruit-forward, naturally sweet taste that’s perfect for summer sipping.

Columbus Food Adventures Classics Gift Box

If mom can’t be with you in Columbus this year, make her feel at home with the Classics Gift Box from Columbus Food Adventures. This carefully curated collection contains names that define the flavor of the city for many past and present Central Ohioans – from Krema to Anthony-Thomas and beyond. Order here.


Mother's Day Activities in Columbus


Craft at the Conservatory

On Saturday, May 14, Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens will offer a Mother’s Day craft for just $3. Decorate a flowerpot as a gift, then spend the day enjoying the impeccable grounds.


Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens


Celebrate at the Columbus Museum of Art

The Columbus Museum of Art is free every Sunday, including Mother’s Day! Guests can enjoy discounted members, Museum Store shopping specials and a performance by the Tony Hagood Quartet. Enhance the experience with a special Mother’s Day menu at Schokko Café, or a gift from the Museum Store. Check out all the Mother’s Day happenings at CMA and make reservations here.

Enjoy the Day at Easton

Whether you’re visiting to shop, dine or both, Easton has fun events for moms this Mother’s Day like carriage rides in the North District.

Mother's Day Market at Understory

Understory is kicking off the 2023 market season with a special Mother’s Day Market on May 13. From 11 am to 4 pm, shop from over 40 local makers and artisans in the Understory top-floor events space and terrace. There will be a full bar set up on the market floor for drinks, and guests are welcome to head downstairs to enjoy brunch in the Commons and Patio beginning at 10 am.  

Enjoy this Mother's Day in Columbus and share your memories with us using #LiveForwardCbus