Brunch Detroit: Spots for Mother’s Day Brunch in Metro Detroit

Modified: May 02, 2018 | Story by Danielle Alexander | Photos by Joe Muer

Mother’s Day isn’t here quite yet, but if your plan is to skip the cooking and cleaning, you may need to book your metro Detroit brunch location-of-choice soon. For the best brunch in Detroit, here are seven (of many!) restaurants in and out of Detroit not only open on Mother’s Day but also highly recommended by locals:


Best Brunch in Detroit:

1. Detroit Princess Riverboat

Up for something different this year? Yeah buoy! The Detroit Princess, a beautiful, five-story riverboat, is setting sail on Mother’s Day at noon and 7 p.m. for three different parties: Mother’s Day Motown Lunch, Mother’s Day Motown Dinner and Mother’s Day Sunset Cruise. Not only will moms enjoy a “bountiful” buffet and cash bar (if you book lunch or dinner) or a variety of snacks and cash bar (if you book the evening cruise), but they will also have the opportunity to enjoy musical entertainment all while experiencing the views of both Detroit and Windsor.
Cost: Cost varies depending on cruise selection. Visit the Public Cruise Schedule for cruise-specific information.
Reservation information: Visit to reserve your tickets for the best brunch in Detroit.

2. Joe Muer Seafood

Located in the GMRENCEN, Joe Muer Seafood will not only provide Mom with a beautiful riverfront view but also a gourmet brunch, featuring made-to-order omelets, a carving station and a variety of desserts, including its famous Coconut Crème Cake. Brunch hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the regular Joe Muer Dinner Menu will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $47.99 per adult; $19.99 for children; free for children 5 and under
Reservation information: Reservations are highly recommended. Call 313-567-6837.

3. Texas De Brazil

From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Texas De Brazil, an authentic Brazilian-American “Churrascaria” (or steakhouse) in Detroit, will be featuring its well-known dinner menu, which includes a 50-to-60-item seasonal salad area, as well as a “troop of carvers” who will serve various cuts of seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage.
Cost: $44.99 per adult; half-off for children ages 6-12; $5 for children 3-5; free for children under 2
Reservation information: Reservations are highly recommended. Call 313-964-4333.


Best Brunch in Metro Detroit:

4. Buca Di Beppo (Livonia)

Buca Di Beppo is known for its family-style, authentic Italian food. Whether you’re seeking pastas, entrees or pizzas, Buca prides itself as knowing how to take care of all guests, which would, of course, include moms; in fact, Mother’s Day is said to be one of the Livonia location’s busiest days of the year. Buca will be open this year from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: Normal menu pricing
Reservation information: Reservations are highly recommended. Call 734-462-6442.

5. The Bird & The Bread (Birmingham)

The omelet, carving and pastry stations are just three of many reasons to brunch at The Bird & The Bread on Mother’s Day, one more being its all-day mimosa service. Known for having one of the largest patios in metro Detroit, The Bird & The Bread provides a great view of South Old Woodward and is conveniently within walking distance of many coffee shops, boutique stores, parks and spas in case any of those would appeal to Mom.
Cost: $45 per adult; $20 for children ages 4-15; free for children 3 and under
Reservation information: Reservations are highly recommended. Call 248-203-6600.

6. The Reserve (Birmingham)

Located next to and under the same ownership as the acclaimed Big Rock Chophouse, The Reserve is hosting four brunch seatings on Mother’s Day this year: 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. In addition to its unlimited champagne and mimosas, the brunch menu will include savory, breakfast and dessert stations. Interested in a Mother’s Day evening meal instead? No problem! Big Rock Chophouse’s dinner menu begins at 5 p.m. that day.
Cost: $55 per adult; $25 for children ages 6-11; $10 for children 5 and under
Reservation information: Reservations are highly recommended. Call 248-647-7774.

7. Toasted Oak Grill & Market (Novi)

Lemon ricotta pancakes, chicken & waffles and toasted poutine – oh my! Toasted Oak is located in The Baronette Renaissance Hotel in Novi right next to Twelve Oaks Mall, which would be a great post-brunch destination for shopping-lover moms. Although the restaurant is unsure whether or not its new brunch menu will be released by Mother’s Day, they guarantee you will not leave unsatisfied.
Cost: Normal brunch menu pricing
Reservation information: Reservations required. Call 248-277-6000.

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Mentioned Attractions And Venues

  1. 1
    Detroit Princess Riverboat
    1 Civic Center Drive, Detroit, MI 48226
  2. 2
    Joe Muer Seafood
    400 GM Renaissance Center, Ste. 1404, Detroit, MI 48243
  3. 3
    Texas de Brazil
    1000 Woodward Ave., Suite 01B07A, Detroit, MI 48226
  4. 4
    Buca di Beppo
    38888 West 6 Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152, United States