While we should strive to treat the most special woman in our life every day, there's one day when you have to step things up a notch. Mother's Day rolls around just once a year, giving us the opportunity to thank our mothers for everything they do for us. The least we can do is treat Mom to a nice day out, and there are few better ways to do this than taking her to a Mother's Day brunch in Fort Lauderdale.

Burlock Coast

Burlock Coast adds a bit of class to your typical Mother's Day brunch as it straddles the line as one of Fort Lauderdale's ritzier restaurants while still feeling accessible. As for their brunches, their menu features the breakfast and lunch fusions you expect at fairly reasonable prices. Their mimosas are bottomless, so be sure Mom has a designated driver ready to take the wheel!

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Everything is better with a view, and that definitely applies to brunches. Fort Lauderdale is a hot bed of oceanfront eye candy and the preferred docking spot for nautical enthusiasts. What better way to treat the one who did it all than giving her a picturesque view of Fort Lauderdale with a scrumptious meal? 

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Whether it's pizza or brunch, Louie Bossi's will certainly allow you to show your mama a good time. Louie Bossi's is known for its pizza, which is delicious, but every weekend, swarms of locals pack into Louie Bossi's to indulge in their weekly brunches. A word of advice: if you can help it, try to get seated in the lush, outdoor back area. It's verdant and cool, making it the perfect place for a Mother's Day brunch in Fort Lauderdale

American Social is one of Fort Lauderdale's favorite landing spots no matter the occasion. It's bustling during football season, throws the occasional street party, and its brunches are legendary. American Social Las Olas is ideally located on Las Olas Boulevard, which is peppered with trendy shops. So, after brunch, you can take mom on a little shopping spree!

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Coconuts is renowned for its seafood, but on Sundays, they switch things up a bit with brunch. It's a beachfront restaurant, so you'll have a view with your meal. As far as the menu, it varies from healthy options to gut-busting entrees depending on your tastes. Their drink menu leaves nothing to be desired, either, as mom can order a bloody Marys, mimosas, and red and white sangrias. 

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There are a few things that just go together: peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese, breakfast and bagels. Bagelmania has you covered on the latter with seemingly endless breakfast and bagel combinations, but even if bagels aren't your bag, they also serve pancakes, French toast, omelets, and more.  

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Tap 42 is rightly known as the place that started Fort Lauderdale's love affair with brunch. It features both indoor and outdoor seating, and while it can get a little raucous, it's still family-friendly. As for its food, Tap serves a satisfying menu sure to keep you full.  However, you should be aware that the line often begins lining up almost a half hour before open, and wait times can be over an hour depending on when you get there, so try to arrive early on Mother's Day.

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The Alchemist's brews are considered the best part of waking up by many Fort Lauderdale residents, but it's a little-known secret that The Alchemist hosts some of the city's best brunches every Sunday. It's a warm, relaxing experience befitting of Mother's Day, and their food is delectable. Is there anything in the world better than a breakfast croissant sandwich?

Figuring out how to treat your mom is never easy, but brunches are spirited, filling, and fun for all ages. Luckily, there are ample options for Mother's Day brunch in Fort Lauderdale.

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