Moms are the best. We all want to make sure our Moms have a great Mothers Day meal, but we don't want her to have to cook it... and frankly, we don't want to either! So, what's a kid to do? Get Mom in the car for a quick Sunday road trip and head for one of these awesome eateries located in Morgan County. They've got you covered for a fabulous meal Mom will love, without any of the actual prep work or cooking! We sincerely wish all the moms out there a wonderful weekend filled with lots of love and appreciation for all they do for us throughout the years.
Ralph and Ava's Cafe
Offering a moth-watering Mother's Day brunch buffet on Mother's Day, Ralph and Ava's come in as our top pick for Mother's Day dining. The brunch buffet will be available from 11 am to 3 pm, featuring an omelette station, bread pudding french toast, french toast sticks, spinach quiche, fried potato casserole, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit salad and both a bloody mary bar and a mimosa bar! Something to please every palate for only $16 per person (kids 12 and under $!0). You will want to make reservations - call 317-834-9780.
Gray Brothers Cafeteria
This Mooresville tradition has to be on any list of eateries for holiday meals - the array of tasty options on their menu is always enough to please even the pickiest of eaters, and who doesn't love that dessert? Open on Mother's Day (and pretty much every other day) from 11 am to 8:30 pm, Mom will be delighted with a trip to this perennial favorite. You can never go wrong with fried chicken and pie, but don't be afraid to branch out to other options! No reservations needed.
Squealer's Award Winning BBQ
If Mom's a BBQ fan, look no further than Squealer's in Mooresville. The original location for this Central Indiana mainstay offers amazing BBQ, as well as other tasty options such as breaded pork tenderloin, beef brisket and specialty burgers. If you can't decide what to order - go for the sampler platter and try a bit of everything! Open on Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm.
Poe Brothers Cafeteria
Similar to Gray Brothers, Poe's is a Morgan County tradition featuring a variety of home cooked meals and desserts (they have more than 20 different pies!) in a comfortable atmosphere. Open on Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm for your Mother's Day dining enjoyment.
Not open on Sunday, but still worth the drive this weekend:
Closed for Mother's Day so their employees can celebrate with family, Zydeco's in Mooresville will be featuring Carter's crab cakes on Friday and Saturday, along with a little creation they call "Mothers Little Helper) - absinthe, prosecco and a little passion fruit simple syrup. If Mom's a fan of authentic Cajun cuisine, she'll be more than happy to celebrate a day or two early - we guarantee it! Open Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 9 pm Friday from 5 to 10 pm and Saturday from 4 to 10 pm.
Main Street Grill
Closed on Sundays, this hidden gem in Monrovia is a great place to take Mom on Friday or Saturday. Open both days from 11 am to 11 pm, Mom will love the menu options. Popular menu items include their breaded tenderloin, burgers, and perfectly cooked steaks. You'll want to kick off your meal with an appetizer - we recommend the hand-breaded mushrooms. Trust us - this one's worth the drive.
Come N' Git It Diner
If Mom's a fan of a great home-cooked meal, head for Come N' Git it. Open until 8 pm for dinner on Thursday and Friday and on Saturday for breakfast and lunch (closes at 3 pm) this is the place for all day breakfast, hand-made burgers, grilled or breaded pork tenderloin and more. It's a homey, family sort of place, so Mom will feel right at home.
JK's Cheesecake Cafe
Cheesecake fans will all agree that JK's is the place for an amazing lunch with Mom over salad (we recommend the Summer Salad) or sandwiches, followed up with incredible cheesecake. Open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm.
Tomato Pie Pizza Joint
If Mom's favorite food is pizza, you can not go wrong with a trip to Tomato Pie Pizza Joint. Be sure to kick the meal off right with their amazing bread sticks, then spring for gelato after the meal. Trust us, Mom will love it! If everyone in the family's not into pizza, no worries - they also have tasty sandwiches and fresh salads, too. Open on Sunday from Noon to 9 pm. Calling ahead is highly recommended during peak hours - 765-537-9000.