They slather you in sunscreen, snap cherished family photos, and always remember to pack your favorite beach snacks—our moms (and all mother figures) are truly the vacation VIPs. Celebrate yours this Mother’s Day (or any day) with a delicious meal at one of these Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches’ restaurants.
1. Atlantic Grille in Palm Coast, Fl
Treat mom to an elegant breakfast and breathtaking scenery at Hammock Beach Resort’s Atlantic Grille. Perched along the water, the restaurant affords sweeping views of both the ocean and the award-winning golf course. Dine on classics like buttermilk pancakes and omelets or order coastal-inspired dishes like the Crab Benedict.
2. The Flagler Fish Company in Flagler Beach
Perfect for the mother (or aunt, grandmother, favorite neighbor, etc.) who prefers flip-flops over heels, this casual Flagler Beach joint has dished out seafood specialties for 14 years. Feast on the fried sampler—colossal shrimp, scallops, cod fingers, calamari and French fries are served with a trio of sauces. Not a fan of fried? Shrimp cocktail, steamed lobster, and chilled oysters are also on the menu. For the main course, choose from mouthwatering options like seafood sammies, tacos, burgers and pasta. Order the jumbo peanut butter brownie for, uh, extra brownie points this Mother’s Day.
3. Millennium Bistro in Palm Coast, Fl
International flavor can be found right here in Palm Coast, Florida. At Millennium Bistro, authentic Portuguese and Brazilian entrees dot the menu. Adventurous moms will love trying something new—like the seafood picadinho. This Portuguese dish is a mélange of shrimp, mussels, octopus, and clams, all served over a bed of fried potatoes. If mom’s an early riser, you’ll want to visit for breakfast. Start with a colorful tequila sunrise or hot coffee, then fill up on hearty omelets, chicken and waffles, and oatmeal.
4. The Green Lion Café in Palm Coast, Fl
Toast Mom with a mimosa and magnificent views at The Green Lion Café in Palm Coast. Located at the Palm Harbor Golf Club, the restaurant boasts a spectacular southern-style verandah that overlooks the pristine greens. Snag a spot for Sunday brunch and enjoy bottomless mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, and live music. Breakfast options include guilt-free choices like the egg, fresh veggie and quinoa hash or the spinach frittata. Or splurge with the decadent bananas foster pancakes—a stack of fluffy hotcakes laden with cinnamon, brown sugar, sliced bananas and whipped cream. Be sure to call for reservations.
5. Oceanside Beach Bar and Grille in Flagler Beach
Mamas are well loved—especially at Oceanside Beach Bar and Grille. The restaurant is owned by two brothers, Tony and Johnny Lulgjuraj, but locals and visitors know it’s their beloved “Mama” that runs the show. Take a quick peek at Oceanside’s Facebook page and you’ll see numerous tributes to Mama over the years. She’s treated like a queen, and your own mama will be, too. First, let her sleep in (breakfast is served until 1 p.m.), then she can feast on her yummy staples like waffles, country ham, and crispy hash browns. Combined with a mimosa and ocean views, this is a Mother’s Day spot that’s hard to beat. No reservations required.