All the Places Mom Can Eat for Free on Mother's Day

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Flowers and chocolate are swell, but our moms do a lot of work that they don’t get paid for and those two gifts just don’t cut it anymore.

With Mother’s Day this weekend, treat your hardworking mom to a sweet dinner and show her how grateful you are for everything she does. On top of dinner and the appreciation of her love, show her that she taught you the very best and that you will never say no to a good deal — and that includes of course, indulging in free food.

To help you set the right mood this weekend and have fun with your favorite matriarch, we share a list of the best places across the U.S. that will be offering insane Mother’s Day deals, so you can make her — and your wallet — proud.

From BOGO offers to straight up freebies, we’re got a list of all the restaurant chains that have your needs covered on this special Sunday.

Spaghetti Warehouse: At select locations in New York, Tennessee, Texas and Ohio, this oasis of carbs is offering a free spaghetti and meatballs takeout meal with the purchase of a separate Mother’s Day menu item.

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s: Mothers who dine at this neighborhood friendly franchise on Mother’s Day will eat for free — up to a $10 value — at participating locations.

The Melting Pot: Nothing says Mother’s Day like fondue — and drinks, of course! This sweet establishment is offering “MOMosa” drinks for parties with at least three other guests at their table but it varies at every location, so check ahead.

Fogo de Chao: The Brazilian steakhouse chain is giving out a gift card for a complimentary meal, redeemable through July 13 — sweet deal, right? However, it’s only valid on meals from Sunday to Thursday.

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Hooter’s: This might not be the brunch location you dream up of for Mother’s Day, but they are offering moms a free entrée at participating locations. Additionally, moms will receive a coupon for their next visit, which is good through June 9.

Macaroni Grill: With an offer good until May 31, mothers who dine over the weekend with family get a coupon for a free appetizer.

LaMar’s Donuts: Mothers on Sunday will receive one free Red Velvet cake donut or any regular donut with a hole and a free small regular coffee at participating locations. But specialty donuts and coffee do not qualify for the freebie.

Mimi’s: On top of a special menu for brunch, mothers who dine at the restaurant will get a free entrée for their next visit. The coupon for a free entrée for moms can be used through May 28 — which coincides with Mother's Day in France.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Mommy dearest will love this one — because who can say no to free gift cards? Every mother who dines at Ruth’s this Sunday will receive a $25 gift card, valid until July 2 at participating locations.

Shoney’s: This southern restaurant chain is welcoming moms this weekend and treating them to a free slice of its signature strawberry pie, baked with plump, fresh strawberries.

Wienerschnitzel: Mothers can walk into this chilidog heaven and get a free meal just like that! On Sunday, moms can treat themselves to one chilidog, small fries and a small soda. The only catch is they ask for proof of “mom-bership,” meaning, bring your kids.


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Tania Hussain |

Tania Hussain is a native of Toronto and a Hoosier at heart, studying journalism at Ball State University in Indiana. She has a mad love for fine cheese, film, music, and meeting people upon her many travels. When Tania’s not writing at Womanista, she can be found going for long nature runs, rooting for the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Cardinals, photographing sights and food, or writing for her online magazine, The Hudsucker. She is also a member of the Indy-based, Society of Professional Journalists—one of the oldest organizations in the U.S. that promotes and represents journalists.