Looking for something fun to do with mom for Mother's Day? We have a list of places around the Corridor offering Mother's Day Brunch, as well as some other activities leading up to the holiday! Here are some ideas:

Mother's Day Brunch (May 12th)

  • 16th Avenue Grill
    • 3130 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
    • Brunch Buffet from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Make a reservation by calling 319-261-1249
  • 350 First
    • 350 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids
    • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (May 11th & 12th)
    • Make a reservation online HERE
  • Cedar Rapids Eagles #2272
    • 1735 11th St NW, Cedar Rapids
    • Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Chophouse Downtown
    • 411 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids
    • Brunch Buffet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Make a reservation by calling 319-200-1240 or online HERE
  • Chrome Horse Saloon
    • 1201 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids
    • Brunch Buffet from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Reservations highly recommended - call 319-200-4440
  • The Flamingo
    • 1211 Ellis Blvd NW, Cedar Rapids
    • Prime Rib & Beef Tenderloin Buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
    • Make a reservation by calling 319-365-1534
  • Foundry Food + Tap
    • 3266 Crosspark Rd, Coralville
    • Plated Brunch Menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (May 11th & 12th)
    • Make a reservation by calling 319-665-0001 or online HERE
  • Goldfinch Tap + Eatery
    • 740 10th St, Marion
    • Brunch Buffet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Reservations highly encouraged - call 319-826-2047
  • Granite City
    • 4755 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
    • Brunch Buffet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Make a reservation online HERE
  • The Heights Rooftop
    • 901 Melrose Ave, Iowa City
    • Brunch Buffet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • "Commemorate your Mother’s Day with our complimentary photo booth, build-your-own bouquet bar, permanent jewelry, and more from local vendors."
    • Make a reservation online HERE
  • The Hotel at Kirkwood Center Ballroom
    • 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids
    • Brunch Buffet from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • Reservations are REQUIRED - call 319-848-8710
  • Hotel Millwright
    • 800 48th Ave, Amana
    • Brunch Buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Reservations requested - call 319-838-5015
  • Johnson Ave Hy-Vee
    • 1843 Johnson Ave NW, Cedar Rapids
    • Brunch Buffet from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Kingston’s Steakhouse and Event Venue
    • 568 Boyson Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
    • Brunch Buffet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Reservations encouraged - call 319-536-7898
  • The Market at the Tap
    • 105 W First St, Monticello
    • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Reservations recommended - call 319-844-1028
  • Ox Yoke Inn
    • 4420 220th Trail, Amana
    • Brunch Buffet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Banquets from 8 or more beginning at 11 a.m.
    • Make a reservation by calling 319-622-3409
  • The Pedaler's Fork
    • 2010 Sylvia Ave NE, Cedar Rapids
    • Brunch Buffet from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • PrairieMoon On Main
    • 103 E Main St, Prairieburg
    • Brunch Buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • No reservations required
  • Ronneburg Restaurant
    • 4408 220th Trl, Amana
    • Family-style Menu from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Make a reservation online HERE
  • Spare Time
    • 4601 First Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
    • One hour time slots from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Reserve a table by emailing DBENSON@BOWLNE.COM or call 319-249-6001
  • Taco Gato
    • 209 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids
    • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Reservations recommended - reserve a spot online HERE
  • Taste of India
    • 1060 Old Marion Road NE, Cedar Rapids
    • Lunch Buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • Tin Roost
    • 840 West Penn St, North Liberty
    • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Make a reservation online HERE
  • Waterloo Convention Center
    • 200 W 4th St, Waterloo
    • Brunch Buffet
    • Seating available every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
    • Purchase tickets HERE
  • Whiskey River Grill
    • 2882 Palo Marsh Rd, Palo
    • Brunch Buffet from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • No reservations
  • Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery
    • 350 Commercial Dr, Walford
    • Brunch Buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Reservations REQUIRED - call 319-846-4476

Other Celebrations

  • Mother's Day Sip & Shop
    • The ReCenter, Bronze by Brooke, and Europa Salon & Spa, Coralville
    • Thursday, May 9th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Featuring food, clothing, jewelry, floral arrangements, wine tasting, free brow shaping & chair massages, and more
  • Mom's Night Out
    • Spare Time, Cedar Rapids
    • Friday, May 10th from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • "This FREE event includes bowling, shoes, and more fun"
    • Reserve a spot by emailing DBENSON@BOWLNE.COM or call 319-249-6001
  • Vintage Market Days of Eastern Iowa - "Dear Mom"
    • Hawkeye Downs, Cedar Rapids
    • May 10th through 12th
    • "Grab your mom the perfect Mother's Day gift & spend the weekend shopping, laughing, and creating lasting memories. Gorgeous vintage pieces + hand crafted goods + architectural salvage + repurposed finds + local eats and treats = an event you won't soon forget!"
    • Purchase tickets HERE
  • Mom's Day Out
    • Stillwater Coffee Co. Hiawatha
    • Saturday, May 10th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • "Join us for a special morning and treat yourself to food, drinks, mimosas, coffee flights and shopping from local vendors!"
  • Momprov
    • Mirrorbox Theatre, Cedar Rapids
    • Saturday, May 11th at 7 p.m.
    • "Join us for a heartfelt and hilarious evening of storytelling and improv dedicated to mothers! Guest monologists will share their most heartwarming, funny, and sometimes challenging moments of motherhood. Then, the Department of Visions will bring these stories to life in hilarious scenes that recognize the strength, humor, and enduring love of moms."
    • Purchase tickets HERE
  • Lattes & Bouquets
    • Midwest Blessed Boutique, Cedar Falls
    • Saturday, May 11th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • "Join us for a fun shopping day with a coffee and flower bar! Grab yourself a cold brew from Thirsty Bohemian coffee shop and then Make & Take your very own floral bouquet! Prices start at $25 per bouquet, depending on the flower selection. We will also have vases to purchase."
  • Mother's Day Weekend at Bass Family Farms
    • Bass Farms, Mount Vernon
    • May 11th & 12th
    • "Stop by and shop our beautiful selection of annual flowers, perennials and hanging baskets! Buy ANY hanging basket (full price) and get a bottle of wine OR two pints of ice cream added on for just $10! Saturday - Listen to live music by Sheila Stevens from 12-2 PM! Sunday - Join us for Succulent Sunday and plant your own succulent with our NEW Farm Filaments custom pots! (Additional charge to participate in) Don't forget to enter our drawing for a gift basket of $150+ value!"
  • Dancing Queens: A Mother's Day Drag Celebration
    • NewBo City Market, Cedar Rapids
    • Sunday, May 12th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • "Your ticket will include admission to the show, one complimentary drink ticket, and a delicious truffle from Lori Ann's Candies. NewBo Beer & Wine will be open throughout the show for additional beverages. The Market Shopkeepers will also be open serving up many DELICIOUS brunch options! Make sure to get there nice and early!"
    • Purchase a table HERE
  • Mother's Day Drag Brunch
    • Ideal Theater & Bar, Cedar Rapids
    • Sunday, May 12th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • "Celebrate Mom with an electric line-up of drag performers at The Ideal Theater & Bar on Mother's Day!! Ticket purchase includes brunch provided by Hangry Lady."
    • Purchase tickets HERE
  • Mothers Day Drag Brunch
    • Sanctuary Pub, Iowa City
    • Sunday, May 12th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • "Join us at the fabulous Sanctuary Pub for a morning filled with delicious food, fabulous performances, and unforgettable memories. Treat your mom to a day she won't forget with our talented drag performers serving up entertainment that will have you laughing and cheering. This in-person event is the perfect way to celebrate the special mom in your life."
    • Purchase tickets HERE
  • Mother's Day Showcase and Plant Sale
    • Noelridge Park Greenhouse, Cedar Rapids
    • Sunday, May 12th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • "Many plants for sale: Annuals (including the ever-popular coleus 70+ varieties), native pollinator plants, herbs, canna bulbs, mixed baskets, and fairy gardens. Vendors and Organizations on hand: Natural Whimsey Gourds, Goods from the Woods, Harshbarger Hosta Society, Eastern Iowa Orchid Society, Linn Co Master Gardeners, Midwest Garden Gal, MCG BioMarkers, Sharon's pressed cards and bookmarks, jewelry vendors, and more. Bring mom and enjoy the gorgeous greenhouse and buy your summer flowers!"
  • Moms & Mimosas
    • SingleSpeed Brewing Co., Waterloo
    • Sunday, May 12th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • "Join us for a mother's day shopping pop-up at SingleSpeed Brewing Co in Waterloo! Midwest Blessed Boutique will have a booth as well as a permanent jewelry vendor and much more! Food and drink specials including Mimosas & brunch will also be available for purchase!"
  • Mother's Day: Donuts with Grown-ups
    • The Play Cafe, Marion
    • Sunday, May 12th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • "In line with our commitment to inclusivity, we've decided not to host mommy/daughter or daddy/daughter events. Our goal is to create a space where everyone feels valued and supported every day. Instead, on Mother's and Father's Day, we'll be hosting Donuts with Grown-ups—a playtime open to all, especially those who may find these holidays challenging. Donuts will be available for purchase to enjoy here or to take home. Regular play admission applies, and it's free for grown-ups. Let's celebrate together and make everyone feel welcome and cared for."
    • No reservations
  • Mother's Day Free Festival at the Sandlot
    • Sandlot Sports, Cedar Rapids
    • Sunday, May 12th at 3 p.m.
    • Featuring an inflatable obstacle course, arts & crafts, face painting, sand toys, cocktails, photography set up, outdoor games, and sand volleyball
    • Complementary gift when you RSVP
  • Boba Bingo Mother's Day Brunch
    • Tea Bubbz, Cedar Rapids
    • Sunday, May 12th from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    • "Head over to #TeaBubbz for a special brunch with Free Bingo! Enjoy your brunch and win some gift cards while playing Boba Bingo!!"
    • Reservations recommended - call 319-320-7345

The Highest-Rated Cedar Rapids Restaurants on Yelp (April 2024)

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