Mother's Day Dining experience in Iowa

Mother’s Day Dining 2024

Leave the cooking stress behind and take Mom out for a memorable Mother’s Day dining experience in Iowa. Taking place on Sunday, May 12, the following restaurants will cater to moms this holiday with specialty brunches, dinners and, of course, glasses of Champagne. 

Trellis Cafe

Des Moines

Kick off your Mother’s Day festivities with an indulgent brunch at Trellis Cafe at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. This enchanting dining experience is $30 per adult ($15 for little ones under 11) and will feature an array of vibrant plates, including blueberry cream cheese-stuffed French toast, homemade biscuits and gravy and an egg, potato, pepper and onion hash (to name a few dishes). In addition to these main items is an assortment of buffet stations, including a parfait station, a spring bakery station and a drink station with juice, coffee, mimosas and cocktails. This Mother’s Day dining experience in Iowa will offer seating times at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, visit

BeerStyles Taproom & Gastropub

Des Moines

Curated by Chef de Cuisine Karston Ausborn, BeerStyles Taproom & Gastropub in Des Moines is hosting a unique Mother’s Day brunch with seating times available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This indulgent celebration will feature classic favorites and innovative creations, with an assortment of wine, beer and cocktails available to complement. The menu will be announced on the day of the brunch, and the experience is $59 per person. Reservations are required. For more information, visit


The Crane & Pelican Cafe

Le Claire

Treat Mom to a picturesque brunch overlooking the scenic Mississippi River at The Crane & Pelican Cafe in Le Claire. With a delectable menu featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients, this dining experience (taking place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) includes options like the slow-roasted beef brisket, bread pudding and cantaloupe crepes. For moms with gluten allergies, The Crane & Pelican Cafe has you covered with gluten-free breakfast potatoes and eggs, cheesy grits with bacon and chicken salad on a croissant, which can be made gluten-free on request. This Mother’s Day dining experience in Iowa is $20 per adult and $15 for kids under 10. For more information, visit

The Hotel at Kirkwood

Cedar Rapids

If you find yourself in Cedar Rapids this Mother’s Day, The Hotel at Kirkwood has you covered with a holiday brunch. This tasty celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the hotel’s grand ballroom, with an assortment of options from a variety of stations and displays. These include gourmet carving stations (featuring NY strip steak and spiral-cut ham), breakfast stations, lunch items, a dessert station and a kid’s corner for those celebrating with little ones (offering chicken nuggets, tater tots and more!). This meal is $45 per adult and $15 for children, ages 5 to 13. For more information, visit

Granite City Food & Brewery

Cedar Rapids

Enjoy a hearty Mother’s Day dining experience in Iowa at Granite City Food & Brewery in Cedar Rapids. This rustic brewery is offering an assortment of cozy brunch specials in honor of the holiday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., including plates like the fried chicken with hot honey, cheesy mac and cheese, slow-roasted prime rib, freshly baked caramel rolls and much more for the whole family. This brunch buffet is $34.99 per adult and $10.99 for kids under 12. For more information, visit

Proudfoot & Bird

Des Moines

A hidden gem housed in Hotel Fort Des Moines, Curio Collection by Hilton, Proudfoot & Bird is offering a special celebration for Mom with a Mother’s Day brunch taking place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafted by Executive Chef James Richards, the charming restaurant will feature dishes made with love and seasonal ingredients just for Mom. The menu will debut on the holiday, with specials available for the date only. Reservations are encouraged, and pricing is based on your meal choices. For more information, visit



Des Moines

Celebrate Mom by treating her to a thoughtfully curated farm-to-table brunch experience at HoQ in Des Moines. With an emphasis on sustainability and seasonality, this restaurant offers a prix-fixe Mother’s Day menu filled with fresh, flavorful dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients, from the cocktails to the house-made pastries. The menu will be announced on the special day and depends on the freshest available produce. Reservations are strongly recommended, with current seating available between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pricing is based on your meal choices. For more information, visit

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