Last-Minute Chicago Mother’s Day Brunches


So it’s Wednesday and you still don’t have anything planned for your mom on Mother’s
Day. No big deal. It’s not like the woman gave birth to you, or sacrificed her dreams to raise you, or put up with your horrible musical skills during countless hours of piano practice, or saw you completely whiff a baseball thousands of times during little league. Feeling guilty? Here are some great options still available for Mother’s Day brunch.



For an old school Italian feel head to Club Lucky in Bucktown. They will have an all-you-can-eat-buffet with the traditional eggs, French toast, and applewood-smoked bacon, but they’ll also have their delicious, homemade cheese-filled tortellini in pesto cream sauce along with their infamous made-from-scratch desserts, and other Italian favorites.
Club Lucky
1824 W. Wabansia Ave.
Mother’s Day Brunch 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$28.95 per adult and $16.95 for kids ages six to 12


Head south of the border at Cantina Laredo for a bit of a Mexican-fusion Mother’s Day brunch. Their brunch will include their famous  French toast topped with fruits, syrup, and Mexican brandy butter along with chilaquiles, chorizo and eggs, their mango and chicken salad, among other. An addtion to their typical dessert will be the strawberry buñuelos, sugar-cinnamon dusted chips topped with fresh strawberries, vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream. Since it’s a special day there will be a complimentary mimosa or bloody Mary.
Cantina Laredo
508 N. State St.
Mother’s Day Brunch 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.


To give your mother a little nostalgia to when you were practically a wild animal take her to Chicago’s Zoological Soceity’s Brookfield Zoo. Their champagne brunch will feature countless brunch favorites like an omelet station, bacon, sausages, smoked salmon with roasted red pepper sauce, grilled chicken breast with marsala wine sauce, rice pilaf, beef kabobs, among many others.
Chicago’s Zoological Soceity’s Brookfield Zoo at the Discovery Center
8400 31st St., Brookfield, IL
$39.95 for adults and $29.95 for kids ages three 11


Another great way to give your mom some needed appreciation is by enjoying the warm weather on a Mother’s Day Brunch cruise. Entertainment Cruises’ fleet that includes the Odyssey, Mystic Blue, and Spirit of Chicago all have Mother’s Day brunches. Each breathtaking ship includes a brunch buffet, a flower for your mother, and a complimentary glass of champagne or mimosa. The cruises will also include DJs and amazing views of the city’s skyline.
Mystic Blue Cruises, Odyssey Cruises, Spirit of Chicago
Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.
Visit here for Mystic Blue Cruises’ time and price
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