Mother’s Day at the Jersey Shore: The Best (and Most Delicious) Ways to Celebrate Mom

Mother’s Day at the Jersey Shore: The Best (and Most Delicious) Ways to Celebrate Mom

(Updated May 2023) Mark your calendars – this year, Mother’s Day lands on May 14th and here at Jersey Shore In Motion, we’re all about celebrating those women in our lives that deserve way more than a hug! This year, pull out all the stops for a true Jersey Shore Mother’s Day that will blow your mom’s mind.

We’re talking fancy brunches with mimosas, delectable chocolate desserts, 5-star dinners, and over the top adventures. From family fun to nights out on the town, we’ve got something to do for every mom out there. Just remember, to thank her for being a pain in the you-know-what for all those years. 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Jersey Shore Moms out there! 

Jersey Shore Mother’s Day

Toast City Diner

Take your mom to all of her favorite downtowns – Red Bank, Asbury Park and Montclair – to eat at one of the most delicious diner destinations. Toast is a go-to breakfast and lunch spot for a reason. Regulars love their dishes like the Lobster Roll, Smoked Salmon Toast and Benedicts of all kinds. 516 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park 732-776-5900; 45 Monmouth Street, Red Bank 732-224-1234; 700 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 973-509-8099

Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant

Rooney’s Oceanfront will be celebrating Mother’s Day by serving their regular dinner menu along with innovative specials, all day long. Treat the mom’s in your life to the fabulous meal that they deserve on Mother’s Day. What better way to celebrate than with an ocean view!100 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch 732-870-1200


Impress your mom with homemade pasta and her favorite bottle of wine at Porcini. With plenty of specials and a brand new spring menu, you’ll quickly make your way to the top of mom’s list. 168 Bay Avenue, Highlands 732-291-3080

McDonagh’s Pub

Served on Sunday May 14th, the brunch at McDonagh’s Pub is the perfect option for the mom who wants to relax with great food. A pub style breakfast includes items like Scrambled eggs, choice of meat, potatoes and toast, Chicken and Waffles, and Shrimp Scampi with Linguini. 2 West Front Street, Keyport 732-264-0999

MJ’S at Buttonwood Manor

They may be known for their daily specials, but MJ’s at Buttonwood Manor is also the place to bring your mom this Mother’s Day. Choose from a brunch buffet featuring hot and cold breakfast and lunch items, an omelet station, honey-baked ham and roasted turkey carving stations or a dinner buffet with seafood, poultry, pasta, and more – you’ll find they’re both complete with an unforgettable dessert display. $42.95 per person, $21.50 per child under 12, ages 3 and under eat for free. Reservations recommended. 845 Route 34, Matawan 732-566-6220

Mister C’s Beach Bistro and Bar

The view from Mister C’s Beach Bistro and Bar is well worth the trip. Mom will feel like she’s dining on the beach, without the sand in her toes. Mother’s Day Brunch runs from 11:30am – 2pm and the Mother’s Day Dinner starts after 3pm. All menu items are à la carte. Ocean Place and Allen Avenue, Allenhurst 732-531-3665

Klein’s Fish Market & Waterside Café

Known for their menu featuring plenty of seafood from right off the dock, Klein’s is a destination that any mom would appreciate. With the heated and covered porch, your mom can even enjoy her meal outside (with Mimosa’s and Bloody Mary’s). 708 River Road, Belmar 732-681-1177

Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten

For a laid back option, bring mom to the Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten for an authentic Biergarten experience. The menu is packed with all her German favorites including Pierogis, Schnitzel and Bratwurst. Reservations can be made here! 527 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park 732-997-8767

Old Glory Kitchen + Spirits

For another laid back option, bring mom in for a traditional brunch at Old Glory Kitchen & Spirits that’s packed with all her favorites from House Made Belgium Waffles to brunch cocktails. Make your reservations today! 84 Broad Street, Keyport 732-497-5555 

Hot Sand

Hot Sand in Asbury Park is the perfect place to take mom and make memories that’ll last a lifetime. The quickcast activity is a great keepsake for preserving handprints, footprints and pawprints. Glassblowing is available on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th from 10am-6pm. Reservations are required! 550 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park 732-927-5475

Jersey Shore Pirates

Even pirates have moms who they want to impress, which is why moms get on the ship for free all day long courtesy of Jersey Shore Pirates! Sail with the pirates and the family for a trip down the river – it’s a fun time for all (no looting required). 281 Princeton Avenue, Brick 732-899-6100

The Garden State Wine Growers Association

If your mom loves wine, take her to one of the many wineries a part of The Garden State Growers Associations Mother’s Day Wine Trail. From Lobster specials at Alba Winery, to a picnic at Valenzano Winery, Mother’s Day Brunch at Laurita Winery, there’s plenty to do and sip on at the many wineries near you!

White Birch Wellness Spa

White Birch Wellness Spa is celebrating Mom for the entire month of May! The Lift: Botox in a Bottle Facial is discounted all May long and this Super Indulgent spa treatment combines the tightening effect of Silk with the multi-functional bio-organic benefits of twenty eco-harvested botanical extracts. Stimulated by an array of active elements, this treatment provides immediate benefits that are readily seen and felt. This all-in-one facial treatment lifts, tightens, smooths, and brightens. To book an appointment, please call (732) 222-9400. 351 Monmouth Road, West Long Branch 732-222-9400