As a mom of five, I know how hard moms work day in and day out year-round to take care of their kids. Being a mom is a 24 hour, seven day a week job, and often goes with little acknowledgement or appreciation. Mother’s Day is a special time for moms to unwind, relax, and be spoiled by their kiddos and those who love them.
Favorite Mother’s Day Restaurants in the Indianapolis Area
Enjoy the day and treat the mom in your life to a wonderful meal that they don’t have to cook or clean up! Looking for ideas? Mom’s will love any one of these awesome restaurants!
Hollyhock Hill offers southern fare, served up family style. Pick from a variety of proteins and sides, and enjoy unlimited refills. I recommend you try the delicious fried chicken! You won’t leave hungry, and there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Four Day Ray
Four Day Ray is an awesome brewery located in Fishers, with great drinks, and handcrafted food. The breaded tenderloin is amazing! This family friendly restaurant is a crowd pleaser, and a great option for Mother’s Day.
Downtown & Northside Indianapolis, Brownsburg, Plainfield, Carmel
If you’re looking for a more casual dining experience, but still awesome food, this would be a great option. Burgers are what they are known for, but they have amazing salads and appetizers too!
Sahm’s offers traditional American food, in an elevated way. They have amazing coffee cake that you have to try. You can even take an entire coffee cake to go and spoil mom this Mother’s Day!
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Downtown & Northside Indianapolis
Ruth’s Chris is a high end steak house that is sure to wow the mom in your life. Elevated plates with perfectly cooked steaks, as well as an extensive drinks menu, sets this restaurant apart from the rest.
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen
Avon & Greenwood
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen offers the ultimate comfort food. From pasta, seafood, and salads, there is a wide variety to choose from. They also serve family bundles which is a great value!
Indianapolis & Greenwood
This upscale seafood restaurant is a great option for Mother’s Day. They are kid friendly, while still serving up high quality and hard to find seafood dishes in our landlocked state. Plan ahead and make a reservation for this popular restaurant.
The Capital Grille
Indianapolis has a few great places to get a steak, and this is one of them! A kid friendly but upscale steakhouse is sure to be a crowd pleaser this Mother’s Day.
This restaurant is absolutely beautiful, and offers amazing food. They have a special menu available especially for Mother’s Day, featuring salmon, ham, cannolis, and more! Conveniently nestled in the heart of Keystone, it’s conveniently located for a fun day out.
Fogo De Chao
This Brazilian steakhouse is a unique venue that is sure to wow mom! From bottomless premium meats, an all you can eat salad bar, and an extensive wine menu, you won’t leave hungry here.
Campbell’s Highland Grille
Campbell’s Highland Grille is committed to serving locally sourced and sustainably grown food. They offer a variety of foods, from pizzas, to charcuterie boards!
The Melting Pot
Did somebody say fondue? How about a four course fondue dining experience for mom this Mother’s Day! Starting with a cheese pot, and ending with a chocolate fondue, makes for a fun and unique meal!
Greenwood and Indianapolis
The Cheesecake Factory offers a beautiful dining space, as well as a huge menu with something for everyone in the family. The banana cream cheesecake is absolutely to die for! Be sure to plan ahead, as they do not offer reservations, and wait times can be long on Mother’s Day, but totally worth it.
Petersons is a beautiful upscale restaurant, that has won a variety of awards. They offer great steaks, as well as the best french onion soup in town. Don’t forget to check out the dessert menu!
Fishers, Carmel, & Geist
Are you looking for something more casual? Wolfies Grill is a more relaxed environment, while still offering top quality food. Casual American style fare, mixed with a kid friendly atmosphere, makes this a great option for a family friendly meal.
Louvino is an upscale, southern inspired, small plate restaurant. They have a variety of unique food options, as well as an extensive drink selection. Located in the heart of downtown Fishers, makes for a great location to take a walk and explore after lunch.
The Cake Bake Shop
Broad Ripple & Carmel
Are you looking for an over the top, beautifully decorated space? The Cake Bake Shop provides the perfect atmosphere, with breathtaking decorations and awesome food. They have earned their name for a reason, because their cakes are huge and absolutely delicious. I highly recommend this venue for your Mother’s Day meal!
The District Tap
Downtown & Northside Indianapolis
The District Tap has a very relaxed atmosphere, with upscale pub food. You will find great drinks, awesome burgers, and a family friendly environment. Don’t forget to check out their desserts, they are so good!
Handmade pasta and locally sourced Italian ingredients draws people to this intimate fine dining eatery. Enjoy all of your favorite Italian dishes, and expansive drink menu, to spoil the mom in your life!
101 Beer Kitchen
9708 District N Dr Suite 910
Fishers, IN 46037
101 Beer Kitchen offers the perfect environment for a Mothers Day meal. Upscale, yet family friendly, and unique food options. Enjoy hand crafted American cuisine, with a good mix of seafood, pub fare, and desserts!
Greenwood, Plainfield, Noblesville, & Zionsville
You will find a great blend of comfort and elegance at Stone Creek. Enjoy sandwiches, salads, seafood, and more for your Mother’s Day meal. The decor is beautiful, while still being great with kids, and family friendly.
Located conveniently in Hamilton Town Center, Houlihan’s is a great restaurant to check out on Mother’s Day. They have a three-course special that is customizable, which provides upscale food at a great value. I highly recommend trying the cheesecake for dessert!
From upscale food, beautiful drink flights, and complimentary valet service, Divvy will be sure to wow mom this Mother’s Day. You can enjoy unique offerings, such as fried duck, and cauliflower tacos. Located in the heart of Carmel, surrounded by shopping, makes for the perfect location for a day out.
The Old Spaghetti Factory
Carmel & Indianapolis
Traditional Italian fare, with beautiful pasta dishes, is what this restaurant is known for. Enjoy upscale dishes, in a family friendly and comfortable environment. The bruschetta is a must when you visit!
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
Noblesville & Avon
BJ’s offers an awesome environment, with top notch pub food, and excellent drinks. From sliders to cheese curds, you will enjoy great comfort pub food, in a family friendly atmosphere here.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
This upscale Italian restaurant, makes you feel like you’ve been dropped in the middle of Italy. The decor is stunning and the food is authentic and delicious. If the weather is nice, the patio seating is a great option for your Mother’s Day meal.
Whatever mom in your life that you are celebrating, lighten her load and spoil her with a beautiful meal that she doesn’t have to clean up! There are so many great restaurant options in our beautiful city to enjoy this Mother’s Day.