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Ocean County Restaurants Open For Mother’s Day Dining 2024.

Sometimes we think we can handle a house full of people for Mom’s big day, but then at the last minute, we decide it’s all too much. Now you need to find a place to accommodate your guests to fill their bellies to celebrate MOM!

Unfortunately, my mom passed in late 2022, but that’s no reason not to celebrate this hard-working strong woman who raised 3 children on her own.

She raised me to be a respectful, kind, considerate human being. My mother taught me to be tolerant and strong. Most of all, she eventually taught me that it was ok to chase my dreams, but it didn’t start out that way.

When I was 14, I decided to pursue a career in radio. Initially, my mother was not very supportive. I was a shy kid who had trouble fitting in and speaking up. I was bullied for a variety of reasons and had a hard time standing up for myself. My mother eventually stepped in and explained life’s challenges and how I should handle them.

Because of my shy nature, my mother felt that radio wasn’t a good fit for my future. She wasn’t saying this to be mean, she was trying to protect me for fear that I would be disappointed if I didn’t succeed in this very competitive field.

The more she attempted to persuade and guide me to seek other options, the harder I fought to make this radio dream come true.

My mother left this Earth proud of her daughter’s long storied radio career.

Where To Go To Celebrate Mom In Ocean County

Now it’s time to celebrate my mother and all the other moms on Earth, along with those who’ve left for heaven.

I love you Mom!

Here are a bunch of places in Ocean County open for Mother’s Day for either Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner. You decide.

  • Aqua Blu Kitchen & Cocktails - 3410 NJ-37, Toms River, NJ 08753 - Phone: (732) 270-1180

    Offering a specialty Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet. Seatings available at: 11:30 am, 1:15pm & 3:00 pm. Adults $59 Kids Under 12 $28, Kids 6 & under free. Reservations Required.


  • Beacon 70 - 799 NJ-70, Brick Township, NJ 08723 - Phone: (848) 232-4235

    Their Sunday Brunch Buffet is legendary!  From 10am – 2pm, enjoy their chef inspired buffet, made to order omelettes, savory chicken, beef, pork and fish selections, pasta station, carving station, pastries, and so much more!

    It’s $30 per person, and $15 for kids 10 & under.  They also have an ala carte brunch menu, and fabulous specialty cocktails.

  • Ott's Good Earth Garden - 771 S Main St, West Creek, NJ 08092 - Phone (609) 597-8828

    This is lovely place to take mom. Chef Geoff Johnson is an incredibly talented chef. I spoke with him this morning and he has created a gorgeous Mother’s Day dinner menu for 2024.

    Brunch Seating is from 10am – 1pm & Dinner Seating is 2pm – 7pm

    Appetizer choices include: Blueberry Scallops, Falafel Pops with Minted Yogurt, Rock Shrimp Scampi Arancini and more.

    Entree options include: Rack of Lamb, Duck Breast & Confit of Duck Leg, Filet Mignon & Fried Oysters.



  • Margos International Cuisine - 953 Fischer Blvd, Toms River, NJ 08753 - Phone: (732) 506-4248

    In Bellecrest Plaza. Open from 11 am to 9 pm On Sunday. We specialize in traditional international cuisine in a casual elegant family atmosphere and serve American, Colombian, Italian, Mexican, and Costa Rican. Peruvian, and Creole.

  • Morningstar Cafe - 1001 Fischer Blvd Suite 5, Toms River, NJ 08753 - Located In Fischer Bay Plaza - Phone: (732) 232-0558

    Talk about a hidden gem, Morningstar Cafe is tucked in the corner of Fischer Bay Plaza between Hair Candy and Ken’s Hardware. You’ll love this place!

    Chef Alex and her crew will be serving an all-day Brunch Menu from 8am to 6pm. Call (732-232-0558 for reservations.

    Check out her menus:

    Ocean County Restaurants open for Mother's Day Dining


    Ocean County Restuarants open for Mother's Day Dining


  • Charlie's of Bay Head - : 72 Bridge Ave, Bay Head, NJ 08742 - Phone: (732) 295-1110

    A classy dining spot offering upscale seafood & American fare & a full bar, plus a waterside patio. Charlie’s has a lovely Sunday Brunch menu from 11am to 2:30 pm that includes, gourmet omelettes, creme brulee French toast, and unique pancakes, to herb crusted tuna salad, gourmet burgers, and seafood selections.

    Dinner is served 4:30 to 10:30 pm.


  • B2 Bistro + Bar - 1250 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753 - Phone: (732) 797-2570

    Enjoy a Mother’s Day Brunch & Dinner Buffet from 10am – 6pm. Adults $55 – Kids 12 & under $27. The hot buffet includes all your breakfast favorites like an omelette station. scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage & waffles. Plus, Mussels Marinara, Orecchiette Bechamel with Ham & Peas, Penne Vodka, Mustard Crusted Salmon Red Pepper Cream, Scarpariello Chicken. 

    There’s a carving station and a dessert station.

  • Meemom's Brick - 56 Chambers Bridge Rd, Brick Township, NJ 08723 (Brick Plaza)

    Always serving Breakfast & Lunch. Open 7:30am to 3 pm. Call ahead to gauge the wait time.

  • The Office Restaurant & Lounge - 820 Main St, Toms River, NJ 08753 - Phone: (732) 349-0800

    Serving a Mother’s Day Brunch from 11am – 2pm. $36.99 per person. Kids 12 & under $16.99.

    Includes Omelette Bar, and all of your favorite breakfast foods like bacon and sausage, as well as a Carving Station, Chicken Francaise, Sliced Ribeye with Bernaise, seafood choices, sides, desserts, and more. The regular menu is also available.




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