Mother's Day 2014: Where to take Mom for brunch

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By: Jeff Parrott

We’ve collected a list of area restaurants offering specials for Mother’s Day, including a few that aren’t usually open on Sundays. 

Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants, according to the National Restaurant Association — perhaps because it’s an excuse for families to take Mom out for a special meal to give her a break from dinner duty. So, it’s a very good idea to make reservations if you can. 

Elkhart

Callahan’s, 2917 Cassopolis St. – Free carnations for mothers. No reservations taken. Open until 11:30 p.m.

Christiana Creek Country Club, 116 W. Bristol St. – Open to members and non-members. All-you-can-eat brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $17.95 for adults, $8.95 for kids 10 and younger. Reservation required. Call 574-264-3060, ext. 104.

Fat Tomato, 4100 E. Bristol St. – Limited Mother’s Day menu, open 1 to 9 p.m. Reservations “highly suggested.”

The Lerner Theatre’s Crystal Ballroom, 410 S. Main St. – Brunch, with seatings at 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. $24 for adults, $15 for children younger than 12.

Lucchese’s Italian Restaurant, 655 C.R. 17 – Brunch with a limited menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seating times are 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Make reservations at 574-522-4137.

McCarthy’s on the Riverwalk – Brunch buffet (menu) $22.95 for adults and $9.95 for children younger than 12. Call 574-293-2830 for reservations.

Mishawaka

Blue Lantern, 928 E. McKinley Ave. – Open noon to 6 p.m. Specials: Steak and lobster for $24.99, prime rib for $10.99 and tilapia for $12.99, in addition to regular menu. Smoking is allowed; no one younger than 21 is admitted. Reservations recommended by calling 574-255-2005

Corndance Tavern, 4725 Grape Road – Brunch buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. No regular menu available during that time. $29.99 for adults, $14.99 for kids 5 to 12 and free for kids younger than 5. Corndance reopens at 5 p.m. with the regular menu. Reservations encouraged by calling 574-217-7584.

Doc Pierce’s, 120 N. Main St. – Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. House drinks on special. Reservations strongly suggested by calling 574-255-7737.

Evil Czech Brewery & Public House – Buffet $15.95 for adults, $9.95 for kids ages 5 to 12, free for kids younger than 5. Open to anyone, but only Mug Club members are allowed to make reservations. 

Jay’s Table, 114 Lincolnway E. – Free desserts for mothers. Open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Granger

Beef O’Brady’s, 12749 S.R. 23 – Mothers eat free with purchase of an entrée of equal or greater value. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

BHG Chinese Bistro, 12980 Adams Road – Buffet $17.99 for adults, $8.99 for kids younger than 10. Beer and wine are 30 percent off. Open noon to 9 p.m.

Yesterday’s, 12594 Adams Road – Special menu and drinks, open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Reservations encouraged online or by calling 574-272-7017.

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