25 Restaurants Moms Love | Great Places to Celebrate Mother’s Day

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 comes with little acknowledgment 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.

Indy Area Restaurants to Take Your Mom to This Mother’s Day

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? We’ve searched for mom-approved Indy-area restaurants that are kid-friendly for you to take your mom to this Mother’s Day! Here are 25 options she is bound to love.

Hollyhock Hill

8110 N College Ave, Indianapolis

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

 11671 Lantern Rd, Fishers

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.

BRU Burger

Various Locations

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 Restaurant

11505 Allisonville Rd, Fishers

Sahm’s offers traditional American food, in an elevated way. They have an 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

45 S Illinois St, Indianapolis
2727 East 86th Street, 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, set this restaurant apart from the rest.

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

9466 US Hwy 36, Avon
5151 Noggle Way, Indianapolis

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen offers the ultimate comfort food. With pasta, seafood, and salads, there is a wide variety to choose from. They also serve family bundles, which are a great value!

RH Gallery Indianapolis

4501 N Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN

Treat Mom to an unforgettable Mother’s Day at RH Indianapolis, The Gallery at the DeHaan Estate. This unique destination is not just a gallery; it’s an exploration of luxury, style, and serene beauty, perfect for celebrating Mom. Once the residence of philanthropist Christel DeHaan, this estate showcases Italian Renaissance architecture and RH’s elegant home furnishings. Enjoy a special meal together in the transformed grand ballroom restaurant, stroll through the enchanting gardens, and experience the seamless blend of history and contemporary design. It’s the perfect setting for a memorable day out with Mom in Indianapolis.

Bonefish Grill

4501 E. 82nd Street, Indianapolis
1001 N. State Road 135, 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

40 W Washington St, Indianapolis

Indianapolis has a few great places to get a steak, and The Capital Grill is one of them! A kid-friendly but upscale steakhouse is sure to be a crowd-pleaser this Mother’s Day.

Seasons 52

8650 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis

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 with the restaurants and retail surrounding Keystone at the Crossing, it’s a great location for a fun day out.

Fogo De Chao

117 E. Washington St. Indianapolis

This Brazilian steakhouse is a unique venue that is sure to wow mom! With bottomless premium meats, an all-you-can-eat salad bar, and an extensive wine menu, you won’t leave hungry here.

Social Cantina

148 S. Illinois St., Indianapolis
350 Monon Blvd, Carmel

Eat, drink, and be social on Mother’s Day! Social Cantina is best known for its modern take on traditional Mexican street tacos and its amazing margaritas. But mom will also appreciate the Salsa Flight and the many unique photo opportunities throughout the restaurant.

The Melting Pot

5650 E 86th St, Ste A, Indianapolis

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 chocolate fondue, The Melting Pot makes for a fun and unique meal!

Cheesecake Factory

8701 Keystone Crossing, Suite 4A, Indianapolis
1251 Us Highway 31 N, Greenwood

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. Wait times can be long on Mother’s Day, but totally worth it.


7690 E 96th St. Fishers

Peterson’s is a beautiful upscale restaurant and 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!

Wolfie’s Grill

Various Locations

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 meal sure to be approved by the whole family.


530 Massachusetts Ave Suite 140, Indianapolis
8626 E 116th St, Fishers

Louvino is an upscale, southern-inspired, small-plate restaurant. They have a variety of unique food options, as well as an extensive drink selection. Both locations are in fun, walkable districts, perfect if you want to explore after lunch.

The Cake Bake Shop

6515 Carrollton Ave, Indianapolis
800 South Rangeline Road, 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. The shop has earned its name for a reason — its cakes are huge and absolutely delicious. I highly recommend this venue for your Mother’s Day meal!

The District Tap

3720 E 82nd St, Indianapolis
141 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis

The District Tap has a very relaxed atmosphere, with elevated 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!

Ristorante Roma

89 Veterans Way, Carmel

Handmade pasta and locally sourced Italian ingredients draw people to this intimate, fine-dining eatery. Enjoy all of your favorite Italian dishes and an expansive drink menu while you spoil the mom in your life!

101 Beer Kitchen

9708 District N Dr, Fishers
1200 S. Rangeline Rd., Suite 100, Carmel

101 Beer Kitchen offers the perfect environment for a Mother’s Day meal. The setting is classy, yet family-friendly, and the food options are delicious. Enjoy hand-crafted American cuisine, with a good mix of seafood, pub fare, and desserts.

Stone Creek

Various Locations

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 comfortable with kids.


14065 Town Center Blvd, Noblesville

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 high-end food at a great value. I highly recommend trying the cheesecake for dessert!


71 City Center Dr, Carmel

With phenomenal food, beautiful drink flights, and complimentary valet service, Divvy will surely wow Mom this Mother’s Day. You can enjoy unusual offerings, such as fried duck, and cauliflower tacos. The location in the heart of Carmel, surrounded by shopping, makes Divvy perfect for a day out.

The Old Spaghetti Factory

210 South Meridian St., Indianapolis
918 S Rangeline Rd, Carmel

The Old Spaghetti Factory is best known for traditional Italian fare including beautiful pasta dishes. Kids love the trolley car and the fact that every meal comes with dessert. Moms love eating amazing pasta with family in a comfortable but attractive environment. The bruschetta is a must when you visit!

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

Various Locations

BJ’s offers an awesome atmosphere, with top-notch pub food, and excellent drinks. From sliders to cheese curds, you will enjoy great comfort pub food in this kid-friendly restaurant.

Maggiano’s Little Italy

3550 E. 86th St., Indianapolis

This ritzy Italian restaurant makes you feel like you’ve been dropped in the middle of Italy. The décor 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.

The Sugar Factory is one of our favorite restaurants to take your mom to this Mother's Day.

Sugar Factory

49 W Maryland St, Indianapolis

Sugar Factory opened its Downtown Indy location in 2022 in Circle Centre Mall. This restaurant, bar, and retail store is a colorful, candy-coated dream that any mom would love! Treat mom with over-the-top desserts and the most unique Instagrammable backgrounds.

Whatever mom in your life 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 Mother’s Day restaurant options in our beautiful city to enjoy this year.

Celebrate Mother’s Day without leaving home!


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