This year, know exactly where to take mom out for Mother's Day. Keep in mind that a lot of places will have big crowds, to avoid long lines remember to call ahead and/or make reservations. Here are some mom pleasing places.

Taylor County Taphouse

The Taylor County Taphouse is featuring their famous brunch offering their awesome breakfast and lunch combinations. They are also featuring their tasty cocktails like Mimosas, Bloody Mary's and Tequila Mockingbirds. Remember to leave room for desert or I highly recommend their delicious chocolate martinis. Plus they are opening at 10 AM so get there early.

  • Location: 4002 Catclaw Drive
  • Phone: (325) 704-2500
  • Reviews: Yelp*
  • Hours: Mon-Thu 3 PM - 10 PM
    Fri-Sat 11 AM - 11 PM
    Sunday 10 AM - 10PM

Lytle Land & Cattle Company

Lytle Land & Cattle Company is serving their world famous mesquite grilled steaks. Lytle land & cattle is famous for their Sharon's rib-eye steaks, tenderloin medalions, seafood and huge chicken fried steaks.

Don't forget about Sharon's grilled asparagus and their popular jalapeno poppers. Lytle Land & Cattle Company also has a full service bar, carrying the most popular wines and beers. Remember, leave room for desert.


Golden Corral

Golden Corral has such a wide variety from steaks to chicken to their big salad bar. Remember to leave room for their famous chocolate fountain.

  • Location: 4357 S. Danville
  • Phone: (325) 692-4592
  • Reviews: Yelp*
  • Hours: Mon-Thu 11:00am-10:00pm
    Fri-Sat 7:30am-11:00pm
    Sunday 7:30am-10:00pm

Red Lobster

Another one of mom's favorite is Red Lobster. This is the place we all love to go to for special occasions. Red Lobster does not take reservations.

  • Location: 1280 S. Clack
  • Phone: (325) 695-1191
  • Reviews: Yelp*
  • Hours: Sun-Mon 11:00am-10:00pm
    Fri & Sat 11:00am-11:00pm

Copper Creek

If mom's in the mood for white linens on the table and some steak and lobster then give Copper Creek a try. On a side note, Copper Creek changed from white to black linens recently. Nonetheless, Copper Creek is a real nice place.

  • Location: 4401 Loop 322
  • Phone: (325) 692-4424
  • Reservations welcomed
  • Reviews: Yelp*
  • Hours:  Mon-Thu 11:00am-10:00pm
    Fri & Sat 11:00am-11:00 pm
    Closed Sundays, except for holidays
    Open Mother's Day Only - 11:00am-3:00pm

Perini Ranch Steakhouse

This place is top of the list for moms that know what they want. Tom Perini will make sure there's plenty of prime rib, his world famous beef tenderloin plus all the other Perini  Ranch Steakhouse favorites.

  • Location: 3002 Highway 89 Buffalo Gap
  • Phone: (325) 572-3339
  • Reservations required
  • Reviews: Yelp*
  • Hours:  Tues-Thurs 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Fri-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm

Abuelo's

If mom is more in the mood for some excellent Mexican food, then Abuelo's is a great place, with their signature plates and their famous papas.

  • Location: 4782 South 14th St.
  • Phone: (325) 692-4776
  • Reviews: Yelp*
  • Hours:  Mon-Thu 11:00am-10:00pm
    Fri & Sat 11:00am-11:00 pm
    Mother's Day Only - 11:00am-3:00pm

Olive Garden

If your mother prefers pasta and some tasty garlic bread sticks then the Olive Garden is a great place. Mom's always like the lively atmosphere and their delicious dishes.

  • Location: 3210 South Clack
  • Phone: (325) 691-0388
  • Reviews: Yelp*
  • Hours:  Sun-Thu 11:00am-10:00pm
    Fri & Sat 11:00am-11:00 pm

Remington's Restaurant

Remington's inside the McM Elegante' Suites is another very nice place for mom to relax in by their water feature in the main atrium. A Mother's Day brunch buffet is being prepared, featuring prime rib, turkey and dressing and a expanded dessert table.

  • Location: 4250 Ridgemont Drive
  • Phone: (325) 698-1234
  • Reservations are needed
  • Reviews: Yelp*
  • Hours: Mon-Sat.11:00am-10:00pm
    Sunday Brunch 11:00am-2:30pm

The Cracker Barrel

The Cracker Barrel is also an awesome idea, because mom gat do a little shopping prior to dinner. the Cracker Barrel has such a varied  menu from breakfast to supper, they've got you covered. Besides who would turn down a piece of Cocoa Cola Cake?


Little Italy

If mom likes a veal and a great cannoli after dinner, then Little Italy has your mom in mind. Who could pass up Luigi's friendly hospitality and relaxing atmosphere on Mother's Day.

  • Location: 1417 S. Danville Dr.
  • Phone: (325) 692-8117
  • Reviews: Yelp*
  • Hours: Mon-Sat.11:00am-10:00pm
    Sunday Brunch 11:00am-2:30pm

Miguel's Mex-tex

Miguel's Mex-Tex is the newest of the restaurants in Abilene. If you want to take mom to a place that seems like you're on a vacation, then Miguel's is the spot for mom. It's super relaxing atmosphere is a must on Mother's Day.

  • Location: 3001 S. Danville Drive
  • Phone: (325) 698-8100
  • Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm
    Sat & Sun Brunch 10:00am-2:30pm

Well what do you think, did I miss one? Please leave your comments below.

Happy Mother's Day

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