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Mother's Day, May 12, 2024: A Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes Celebration Guide

Updated: May 9


other's Day, May 12, 2024: A Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes Guide


With Mother's Day just around the bend, seize this moment to plan an unforgettable surprise for your Mom, Grandmother, Wife or Loved One. Our comprehensive guide is your key to discovering the best local brunches, meals, and specials. Enhance the day with delightful candies and exquisite flowers! We're dedicated to keeping this guide up-to-date with the latest events and specials. Contribute to our list by emailing us at info@campnisswa.com or through our event submission page.


Mother’s Day Brunches, Breakfasts, Specials, and Dinners:


Wings Airport Cafe (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024 | Time: 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM

  • Details: Breakfast & Dinner Specials

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A-Pine Family Restaurant (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024 | Time: Breakfast 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Lunch 12 PM - Till Gone

  • Details: A-Pine Family Restaurant is offering a Mother's Day Special with breakfast from 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM featuring eggs Benedict, strawberry pancakes, and the BIG breakfast. Lunch begins at 12:00 PM and will continue until sold out, with a menu that includes prime rib, mashed potatoes, a vegetable side, and a roll.

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Sunshine's Summerhouse (Lakeshore, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024 | Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Details: Sunshine's Mother's Day Buffet features our Smoked Meats -- Enjoy our Double Smoked Ham, famous Smoked Meats, Agave Caramel Rolls, Stuffed French Toast, Smoked Bacon, and More! Call for Reservations 218.961.4300 Adults $28.99 l 10& Under $12.99

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Oak Lawn Tavern (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024 | Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Details: Mother's Day Brunch Buffet - Salad Bar, Scrambled Eggs, Eggs Benedict, Egg Bake, Sausage Links, Bacon, Corned Beef Hash, Ham, Sausages w/ Peppers and onions , Broasted Chicken , Hash Browns , Mashed Potatoes & Gravy , Waffles, Pancakes, Fresh Fruit, Caramel Rolls and Pie. Cost: $19.95

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b*merri at The Woods Gather On 3 at The Woods (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024 | Time: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Details: The event is a Mother's Day all-you-can-eat Surf & Turf Brunch at Gather On 3 Event Center, featuring crab legs, roast beef, various potatoes, salads, and roasted vegetables. Breakfast options include pancakes, eggs, omelets, and meats. A kids' station offers child-friendly foods. Desserts include cheesecake and dessert bars. Pricing is $49.99 for adults and $18.99 for kids, with children under 5 free. Reservations here.

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Ox Lake Tavern (Crosslake, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024 | Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Details: Mother's Day Breakfast

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Black Bear Lodge & Saloon (Baxter, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024 | Time: 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

  • Details: The Black Bear Lodge & Saloon is hosting a Mother's Day brunch buffet with seating available from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. The buffet includes a variety of dishes such as Prime Rib, Smoked Salmon, Eggs Benedict, and warm caramel rolls. The cost is $34 for adults and $14 for children aged 4-12. Reservations are required for groups of five or more. For bookings, call 218-828-8400.

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Dunmire's on the Lakes (371 Location - Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024 | Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Details: Dunmire's on the Lakes is offering a Mother's Day Brunch Buffet featuring a Prime Rib Carving Station. The cost is $34.99 for adults and $13.99 for children aged 5-10. Reservations are currently available and can be made by calling 218-454-0690.

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Madden's on Gull Lake - Fairways (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024 | Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Details: Madden's on Gull Lake is hosting a Mother's Day brunch buffet with a menu crafted by Madden’s chefs. The buffet includes Carved Prime Rib, Hickory Smoked Duroc Ham, Stuffed French Toast Skewers, a Vanilla Yogurt Berry Parfait Station, among other items, along with a dessert display by pastry chef Savanah Fischer. Prices are $42 for adults and $14 for kids 12 and under. To reserve, call 218-855-5924.

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Baia Della (Baxter, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024 | Time: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Details: Mother's Day Brunch - Please call to make your reservations 218-824-6444

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Dunmire's Bar & Grill (210 Location - Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024 | Time: Starts at 10:00 AM

  • Details: Mother's Day Brunch featuring French Toast, Andouille Hash, Berry Waffles, Egg Bake, and more! Reservations are currently available and can be made by calling 218-454-0625.

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Gas Can Bar & Grill (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024 | Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Details: The Gas Can Bar & Grill is hosting a Mother's Day buffet from 10 AM to 2 PM, skipping their regular breakfast service. The buffet is priced at $21.95 for adults and $9.95 for children under 10. The menu includes steak, turkey, meatballs, au gratin potatoes, green bean casserole, broccoli salad, dinner rolls, fresh fruit, egg bake, pancakes, sausage, caramel pull-aparts, and various desserts. Reservations can be made by calling 218-454-0233.

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Bar Harbor Supper Club (Lake Shore, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024 | Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Details: The Bar Harbor Supper Club is hosting a Mother's Day Brunch Buffet on Sunday, May 12th, from 10 AM to 2 PM. The buffet features a variety of dishes including Crab stuffed cod, Roasted Beef Tenderloin, Classic Eggs Benedict, Denver styled Potato Hash and more!. A soup option and an assorted dessert bar are also included. Prices are $49 for adults, $15 for kids aged 5-12, and free for children under 5. Reservations are recommended. 218-963-2568

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Big Axe Brewing Co. (Nisswa, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024 | Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Details: Big Axe Brewing Co. is hosting a Mother's Day brunch on May 12th from 10 AM to 2 PM. The brunch will feature a variety of dishes including scrambled eggs, brisket hash browns, french toast, bacon, fresh fruit, salads, turkey sausage, chicken sliders, avocado toast, and more. The price is $29.99 for adults and $18 for kids 12 and under. While reservations are not required, they are encouraged.

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Grand View Lodge - Heritage Room (Nisswa, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024 | Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Details: Join them for a grand brunch at Grandview Lodge, where adults dine at $44, kids 10-14 at $18, kids 5-9 at $12, and kids under 4 eat free. Enjoy a broad selection of food stations ranging from Omelet and Waffle Stations to a Smoked Salmon Display and an assortment of desserts. Reservations required (218-963-8756).

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Green Lantern Bar and Grill (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024 | Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Details: The buffet, at $21.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids under 10, includes Tri Tip Steak, Carved Ham, and more. Note: Regular breakfast menu unavailable during the event, and reservations are not accepted.

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Cragun's Resort (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024 | Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Details: Indulge in a traditional buffet at Cragun's Resort for $39.95 (adults) and $15.95 (kids 8-12). Enjoy bottomless mimosas and a Bloody Mary Bar, with a menu featuring salads, pastries, chef-carved prime rib, and much more. Reservations required (218-825-2700).

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Riverside Supper Club (Crosslake, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024 | Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Details: The Riverside Supper Club in Crosslake, MN, is hosting Mother's Day Brunch on May 12, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, with seatings every half hour until 1:30 PM. The price for adults is $39.95, for kids aged 6-12 it's $15.95, and kids 5 and under eat free. The menu includes a range of dishes from Prime Rib and Eggs Benedict to sides like shrimp cocktail and mashed potatoes, along with homemade desserts. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 218-692-348 or online.

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Marina II Restaurant (Breezy Point, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024 | Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Details: A Mother's Day Brunch Buffet is scheduled for May 12, from 10 AM to 1 PM, featuring dishes like herb-crusted New York strip, braised beef short ribs, Jamaican jerk chicken, and seafood manicotti. Prices are $39.95 for adults and $15 for kids aged 4-11. Reservations can be made on OpenTable or by calling 218-562-7161.

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Ernie's on Gull (East Gull Lake, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024 | Time: Starting at 11:00 AM

  • Details: They're offering a special featured menu along with their new full lunch menu, available from 11 AM onwards. Mothers will be treated to a complimentary mimosa as a special gesture.

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CANCELED - Pelican Lakes Conservation Club with Minnesota Frontier Girls 595 (Breezy Point, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024 | Time: 1:00 PM & 5:30 PM

  • Details: The Frontier Girls are hosting their First Annual Mother's Day Lunch and Dinner Fundraiser. There are two seating options available at 1:00 PM and 5:30 PM. Attendees will enjoy a home-cooked meal consisting of garden salad, chicken Alfredo with garlic bread, and a selection of desserts. For tickets, contact mnfrontiergirls595@gmail.com or call 218-537-0528.

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Mother's Day Weekend Specials & Events


Lucky's Tavern (Pequot Lakes, MN)

  • Dates: May 11 & 12, 2024

  • Details: The Mother's Day Fun Weekend at Lucky's Tavern offers a variety of activities across two days. On Saturday, May 11, 2024, the schedule includes breakfast from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wine Bingo at 1:00 PM, and Dog & Cat Races starting at 2:00 PM. The festivities continue into Sunday, May 12, 2024, with brunch from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, a Mother's Day Word Scramble at 1:00 PM, a Flower Raffle at 2:00 PM, and an All-You-Can-Eat (AYCE) Crab Legs feast from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM.

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The Quarterdeck Grill (Nisswa, MN)

  • Dates: May 10 - 12, 2024

  • Details: The Quarterdeck Grill is celebrating Mother's Day weekend with special offerings from May 10th to May 12th. On Friday and Saturday, from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, they're featuring a 12oz Prime Rib special served with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and the vegetable of the day for $28. On Sunday, between 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM, the menu includes a Denver Omelet, French Toast with raspberry and white chocolate, and two versions of Eggs Benedict, all priced at $16. The regular menu is also available throughout the weekend. Moms can enjoy a free bottomless Mimosa with an entrée purchase, and a $20 bottomless Mimosa option is available to all guests all day.

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MN Traders Co. (Pequot Lakes, MN)

  • Dates: May 10 - 12, 2024

  • Details: Mother's Day Weekend at MN Traders Co. includes a variety of activities and shopping opportunities to celebrate mom. Shoppers can purchase local specialty chocolates from Wildflower Chocolate, fresh tulip bouquets from Country Sunshine, and dried floral bouquets from Irondale Acres. Guests can enjoy a MOM-osa or MOM-osa flight with brunch on the sunny patio. The weekend features a pop-up from Harlow Nature Photography on Friday and Saturday, offering locally shot nature photography prints by Mark Harlow. On Saturday, there's a permanent jewelry pop-up by Permanently North. Sunday includes brunch and a special offer of buy one, get one 50% off coffee for moms

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The SPOT -371- (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024

  • Details: Mothers receive one free, one scoop cake cone.

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Glen’s Ice Cream Parlor (Nisswa, MN)

  • Date: May 12, 2024

  • Details: Mothers receive one free, one scoop cake cone.

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Activities


  • Dates: May 11, 2024 | Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

  • Details: This painting session offers a 2-hour guided workshop where participants can create a vintage-inspired bouquet still life on a 16x20 canvas. The instructor will provide step-by-step guidance. Attendees are welcome to bring their favorite alcoholic beverages to enjoy during the session, although soft drinks and snacks are also available. Participants should arrive 5-10 minutes early to settle in. The cost of the session is $50.00.

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Crosslake Town Square Sidewalk Sale (Crosslake, MN)

  • Dates: May 9 - 11, 2024

  • Details: Shopping, Fun, Food, and Great Deals!

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Candies, Sweets, Treats, and Chocolates


Flowers & Floral Arrangements


Lodging Specials

  • The Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, MN, is offering a special Mother's Day package from May 9-12 to celebrate mothers with love and gratitude. The package features several delightful amenities and activities, including an in-room bouquet of flowers and chocolates for Mom, breakfast on Saturday morning, a special Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch (reservations needed), a coupon booklet providing discounts on spa services, coffee, dining, and cocktails, a variety of daily scheduled activities, and fun yard games. Link


  • Madden's on Gull Lake is offering a special Mother's Day weekend package. From May 10-12, families can enjoy activities like a family golf clinic and Mother’s Day spa specials. Moms can golf for free on Sunday, and there's a Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday morning (reservations required). The package includes free recreation passes for moms, and lodging rates start at $125 per night. Link




Please note that events, specials, and prices may change and reservations could be required. We aim for accuracy and will update any known changes.

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