This year, Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 12, 2013. It marks the day when we get a special chance to thank our mothers and recognize these wonderful women who give so much love and dedication every day all year long. While flowers and cards are always nice, more and more people are flocking to family restaurants to celebrate Mother's Day. Whether you're looking for a Mother's Day Brunch special or a heavenly plate of some of the finest food around, here are some of our recommendations for great restaurants at the Jersey Shore!


23 Ocean Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Blending Parisian and coastal delicacies, the restaurant at Avenue in Long Branch offers fine dining, brilliant decor and beautiful ocean views. Patrons enjoy dishes from Avenue such as bistro favorites including Steak Frites, a Yellow Fin Tuna Niçoise and Steak Au Poivre as well as tiered platters of Oysters, King Crab Legs, Shrimp and Lobster from the open raw bar. With a fantastic Mother's Day Brunch menu, Avenue is a great place to take mom to show just how much you love her on her own special day!


The Mill

101 Old Mill Road
Spring Lake Heights, NJ 07762

If you have not yet delighted in the exquisite dining at The Mill, here's your chance to bring mom to experience Sunday Brunch or dinner at this beautiful lakeside restaurant together. The Mill offers innovative American Cuisine featuring great steaks and the Jersey Shore's freshest seafood, a fabulous Sunday Buffet Brunch and casual outdoor dining on the lakeside deck.


The Mad Batter

19 Jackson Street
Cape May, NJ 08204

Endulge in the award-winning breakfasts, lunch or dinner at The Mad Batter Restaurant, located in the Carroll Villa Hotel on Cape May's historic Jackson Street. Boasting great ambiance with dining options from Victorian front porch seating, a skylit dining room, or a beautiful garden terrace, The Mad Batter boasts excellent food with artistic scenery that is sure impress moms from all over!



703 Belmar Plaza at 9th & Main
Belmar, NJ 07719

A local favorite boasting innovative American cuisine, the abundant flavors of Brandl's tasty dishes are what makes this restaurant one of the best at the Jersey Shore. The Mother's Day menu at Brandl includes delectable dish selections such as grilled Caesar salad, lobster bisque, pan seared black fish, Lazy Lobster, filet mignon, house smoked duck and of course, delicious desserts. What a great way to treat mom to some of the best food around!


Dauphin Grille

1400 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
732-774-FISH (3474)

The sister restaurant of the popular Langosta Lounge, Dauphin Grille boasts bistro delicacies made from fresh ingredients and inspired from the coastal regions of Spain, France, Italy and America. Dauphin Grille is located at Asbury Park's historical Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel and offers a beautiful atmosphere along with some of the best culinary delights at the Jersey Shore.


Ma France Creperie

506 E. 9th Street
Ocean City, NJ 08226

This year, take mom to "The Little French Cafe" in the heart of Ocean City for a special Mother's Day delicious meal made with fresh, local ingredients. Specializing in sweet and savory crepes, Ma France Creperie also offers handmade French-style quiches, soups, great salads and much more. Ma France Creperie is great for moms who enjoy organic coffee and fantastic French food with healthy options while taking in the decor of artwork from local artists.



These are just a few examples of some of the great restaurants at the Jersey Shore. Keep the list going by commenting below - What Jersey Shore restaurants would you recommend for Mother's Day?