Five Last-Minute Mother's Day Brunch Ideas

Don’t worry, procrastinators; we’ve rounded up a list for you of places still taking reservations.

Make your mother happy with these options. She’ll forget (or never know) that you didn’t snag a reservation until it was almost go-time!

Ocean Prime

8555 River Rd., 317-569-0975

Executive chef Shawn O’Brien fostered a special menu with an eclectic assortment of sweet and savory options, including blood-orange mimosas, quiche, blueberry French toast, braised short ribs, crab and eggs, and blackened salmon salad. For the pickier palate, a wide selection is available all day on the dinner menu. Reservations are still available for parties of 4 and under.

11 a.m.3 p.m.; entrees $9 to $18

The Alexander

333 S. Delaware St., 317-624-8200

Limited reservations remain for the Market Table Mother’s Day Brunch. The open kitchen allows diners to get a front-row view of Alexander’s culinary team whilst they whip up a broad buffet of dishes ranging from chicken prosciutto roulade to salmon Florentine.

11 a.m.–3 p.m.; $32 adults, free for children 6 and under

The Rathskeller

401. E. Michigan St., 317-636-0369

This simple menu is ideal for laid-back mothers, featuring a selection of quiches, bacon, sausage, French toast sticks, and fresh fruit. Guests can also order from the lunch menu.

11 a.m.3 p.m.; $13.95


120 W. Market St., 317-972-0600

Expect a smorgasbord of choices, like made-to-order omelets, honey-glazed ham, roasted pork loin, pan-seared salmon filet, and an entire buffet devoted to dessert. Mom can eat while the kids enjoy a cookie-decorating station.

11 a.m.4 p.m.; $32.95 adults, $26.95 seniors, $16.50 children ages 6 to 12

The Capital Grille

40 W. Washington St., 317-423-8790

This American-fare spot is serving a straightforward menu of decadent classics, including lobster eggs Benedict, filet mignon, seared halibut, citrus-glazed salmon, and more. Each guest gets to choose one appetizer, entree, and dessert.

10 a.m.–2 p.m.; $49 adults, $18 children

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

6155 N. Keystone Ave., 317-257-5510

If all else fails, indulge your mom’s sweet tooth with froyo from Menchie’s at Glendale Town Center, and she’ll get a free one to take home. Quickly hand her a card filled with sweet sentiments, and she’ll soon appreciate your last-ditch effort.