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Mother’s Day Brunch in Detroit

Mother’s Day is a special occasion to honor and appreciate the incredible women who have nurtured and loved us throughout our lives. While there are countless ways to show our gratitude, few can match the warmth and joy of a delightful Mother’s Day brunch. Discover why Detroit is the ultimate destination for an unforgettable Mother’s Day brunch experience.

Spring comes late to the cities in the North, which makes Mother’s Day extra special. Start off the day with brunch at one of the Detroit area’s fine restaurants and spend the rest of Mother’s Day enjoying the spring weather. Discover hidden gems tucked away in Detroit’s diverse neighborhoods and be a part of the city’s exciting brunch culture.

Be sure to call ahead for reservations, even if they say reservations are not necessary. Better safe than sorry. Some of them will have special surprises for Mom, and there may be some changes to the menu, but you can get a good idea of what you will find.

Mother’s Day brunch at the Whitney

4421 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201

The Whitney is in a Victorian brownstone and has the elegance that a house of that era deserves. The dress is classy, and the brunch menu is a four-course meal a la carte. The price of $35.00 per person is very reasonable for what you get. There are not many items that most children would enjoy, though. You get to choose from Cheese Marinated Feta Salad with Roasted Beets, Toasted Pine nuts, and Tiny Mache or Organic Local Greens Salad with Crispy Pancetta and Maytag Bleu for the first course. The second and third courses have more choices, such as Jumbo Shrimp with Crispy Polenta and Andouille Cream Sauce and Eggs Benedict with Grilled Chicken, Avocado and Bacon with Buttermilk Hollandaise or Blueberry Stuffed French Toast with Vermont Maple Syrup( third) Course four is dessert.

Mother’s Day brunch at Union Street

4145 Woodward Ave
Detroit, Michigan 48201
Brunch served Sunday from 11Am to 3 Pm

Union Street is a restaurant/bar with a business casual style. Their brunch menu is a la carte, with all items below $20 and most below $10. You can choose between such diverse items as; Old School Eggs Benedict, which is English muffin, grilled Canadian bacon, sautéed spinach, poached eggs, and Hollandaise sauce with a fresh fruit cup for $9.95, and Lobster Frittata, which is Maine lobster claw and tail meat, sautéed with shallots, spinach, and Shiitake mushrooms, topped with a light crust of grated Romano cheese and seasoned breadcrumbs for $13.95. There are traditional breakfast items that the kids will enjoy.

Mother’s Day brunch at Lily’s Seafood

410 S Washington Ave
Royal Oak, Detroit, Michigan 48067

There is a very limited but great brunch menu at Lily’s. Most of the items like Crab Cakes and Eggs, which is Two lightly poached eggs, two jumbo lump crab cakes, Hollandaise, french fries, and a warm muffin for $9.95, are geared toward adults, but the kid will enjoy the Waffle Nuggets w/ fresh chopped strawberries and dusted w/ a touch of confectioners sugar and warm maple syrup for $5.95. The dress is business casual.

Mother’s Day brunch at the Century Grille

333 Madison Ave.
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Brunch: Sunday 10 to 2

The prices at the Century Grille are very reasonable. They are very kid-friendly and wheelchair accessible. The style is casual/elegant. The brunch is served a la carte, and you can choose from Pancakes & Waffles such as the Century Grille Banana Pecan Waffle for $8, Century Platters such as Crab Benedict, which is Toasted English muffin topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, two poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce. Served with home-fried potatoes for $16, Omelets and Frittatas, and Salads.

Mother’s Day brunch at the Majestic Café

4124 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, Michigan 48201
Brunch: starts at 10:30

The Majestic Café has a great variety of dishes and is wheelchair accessible. It is a bar scene with a casual atmosphere, and there are tables that are suitable for the family. The brunch menu is a la carte, and you can start with something like Fresh Fruit, Yogurt with Honey, Nutmeg & Granola for $5.95, then move on to choices like Spinach and Beet Salad for $6.50 and B.L.T. With Guacamole for $5.95. Don’t expect to find the normal breakfast items.

Mother’s Day brunch at George Murphy’s

36000 Seven Mile
Livonia, Michigan 48152

George Murphy’s is serving a special Mother’s Day brunch this year. The style is casual/dressy, and you can choose from buffet items like Scrambled Eggs, French Toast, Pancakes, Biscuits, and Gravy, Eggs Benedict, Glazed Ham, or a Vegetable Tray, among many others. The prices are very family friendly: $18.95 per person, children 4 to 12 Years Old – $8.95, and children 3 & Under are free.

Mother’s Day brunch at Fiddleheads Restaurant

4313 W. Thirteen Mile
Royal Oak, Michigan 48073

Fiddleheads says their dress code is anything goes. The brunch menu is geared mostly toward adults, but there are items that children would enjoy also. It is a la carte, and you can choose from items such as Fiddleheads Eggs Benedict with Shrimp, Proscuitto, and Hollandaise for $12, Ham and Swiss Omelet with Artichoke Hearts for$ 10, or Potato Pancakes with Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraiche, and Capers for $10.

This Mother’s Day, treat the remarkable women in your life to an extraordinary brunch experience in the heart of Detroit. With its diverse culinary landscape, trendy brunch destinations, and a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation, Detroit is the ultimate destination for a memorable celebration. Let your taste buds embark on a tantalizing journey through flavors and aromas that reflect the city’s vibrant spirit.

Plan your Mother’s Day brunch in Detroit and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Embrace the unique charm of this dynamic city and give your loved ones a Mother’s Day celebration like no other!

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Growing up in Detroit, Lindsey is a Michigan State University alumnus. She feels incredibly lucky to live in Detroit, and much more, to spend her days promoting the Detroit area as a travel destination.