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 2024) Mark your calendars – this year, Mother’s Day lands on May 12th 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

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

Drifthouse by David Burke

Drifthouse by David Burke is accepting Mother’s Day Reservations! Treat mom to the meal she deserves and make a reservation for Drifthouse’s 3-Course Prix Fixe Menu. 11 am – 7:30 pm (Brunch items available until 2pm). $85 per person / $35 per child (10 and under). View the Menu and Make a Reservation! 1485 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright 732-530-9760


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 12th, 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

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

Johnny Piancone’s

Celebrate all the special women in your life this Mother’s Day at Johnny Piancone’s! Spend your Mother’s Day Sunday with delicious homemade Italian dishes, drinks and desserts. They are now taking reservations for Sunday, May 12th starting at 2pm! Please call at 732-229-0300 for reservations. 591 Broadway, Long Branch

Old Glory Kitchen + Spirits

For another laid back option, bring mom in for a traditional dinner at Old Glory Kitchen & Spirits that’s packed with all her favorites from Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps to Linguini Vongole. 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 12th 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 and grandma’s 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

White Birch Wellness Spa

White Birch Wellness Spa is celebrating Mom for the entire month of May! Enjoy this needle-free Korean Facial treatment. This Korean Facial treatment with PLLA also known as the needle-free filler facial is designed for clients who are looking for advanced age management care without downtime, needles, or pain. The filler facial is simply the most amazing holistic anti-aging treatment available to turn back the hands of time. With just one treatment your skin will feel softer, smoother, and more toned. Fine lines will seem to disappear and you will discover your glow. There is no downtime, except for avoiding water and sweat for 12 hours and the results are cumulative. A single treatment can last for six weeks. 75 min treatment $200 – Regularly $250. To book an appointment, please call (732) 222-9400. 351 Monmouth Road, West Long Branch