Pensacola Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother's Day Brunch

Mother’s Day is just over two weeks away. What better way to show Mom your appreciation than by treating her to brunch? To help you select the perfect place to take Mom, I’ve put together a short list of some fabulous brunch spots. Here are five local restaurants that are rolling out the red carpet and making Mother’s Day a grand affair.

Mother’s Day Brunch at The Grand Marlin

Brunch on the beach. For the Mom who loves a waterfront view and superb seafood, treat her to The Grand Marlin. With elegant dining accommodations and tranquil views of the bay, this is the spot to pamper Mom.

The Grand Marlin, Mother's Day Brunch
The Grand Marlin (photo courtesy of The Grand Marlin)

The Grand Marlin is featuring a special brunch menu which includes: Pan Roasted Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast, Cedar Roasted Salmon and Main Lobster with Brie Quiche. In addition to the Mother’s Day Menu, they will offer their a la carte Sunday brunch from 9 am – 2 pm as well as a limited regular brunch menu. Reservations are limited and filling quickly. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this brunch! Make reservations today to ensure you have a table.

Mother's Day Brunch
Shrimp and Grits (photo courtesy of The Grand Marlin)

Mother's Day Brunch Pensacola

If your Mother’s Day plans don’t permit you to make it in time for brunch, the Grand Marlin will re-open for dinner at 4 pm with their regular menu and Mom can enjoy a sunset view overlooking the water. The Sunday Prime Rib Promotion will NOT be available on Mother’s Day as it is not available on holidays. Make your reservations by calling 850.677.9153 or by visiting

Mother’s Day Brunch at Polonza Bistro

Located off of Palafox and Wright Street, Polonza Bistro is a locally owned and operated restaurant and coffee shop that prepares their meals in-house. From their freshly baked breads and homemade salad dressings, Polonza focuses on quality ingredients including locally sourcing when possible. Originally serving only breakfast and lunch, Polonza has recently added a dinner menu and is now open Thursday through Saturday from 5 pm until 9 pm.

For Mother’s Day, Polonza Bistro will open from 9 am until 3 pm. Their brunch menu features Gulf Coast Benedict (crab cakes on homemade English muffins), Grilled Salmon Hash, Stuffed French Toast (homemade brioche bread filled with whipped cream cheese and berry compote), and Chicken and Waffles among many other culinary delights. Be sure to treat yourself to a coffee or tea beverage while you’re there. Polonza boasts a full-service espresso bar that brews robust coffees and espresso-based drinks and offers a pleasing selection of teas.

Gulf Coast Benedict, Mother's Day Brunch
Gulf Coast Benedict (Photo courtesy of Polonza Bistro)

Polonza Bistro does NOT take reservations on the weekend and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Outdoor seating is also available. My recommendation would be to arrive early and opt for sitting outside – how lovely are these beautiful blue accented chairs?!? They even look like a holiday. Bring Mom to Polonza Bistro, treat her to a delicious brunch, and Polonza will have a little something special for all Moms this Mother’s Day.

Mother's Day Brunch
Exquisite Outdoor Dining (photo courtesy of Polonza Bistro)

Mother’s Day Brunch at Pot Roast and Pinot

Here is a rare occasion that you don’t want to let slip by you. For Mother’s Day only, Pot Roast and Pinot will be serving brunch from 11 am until 5 pm. I have certainly missed Pot Roast and Pinot’s brunch! When Pot Roast and Pinot first opened they served breakfast and brunch in addition to their dinner menu. Recently they changed their menu and hours and now open daily at 5 pm.

In addition to Pot Roast and Pinot’s Regular menu, they will be featuring the following brunch menu:

Eggs Benedict   

corned beef hash, hollandaise


chorizo, caramelized onion


gulf shrimp, spinach, feta

Cashew Belgian Waffle

local fruit compote

Chophouse Salad

lettuce, hearts of palm, arugula, bacon, lemon basil vinaigrette,

shaved fennel, fried onion straws

The menu will certainly tease and tempt your palate. Pot Roast and Pinot even  brought back their Cashew Belgian Waffles for Mother’s Day. Take advantage of this limited menu while it’s available. To ensure you have a table, you can make reservations by phone (850-607-7336 ) or through Yelp.

Mother’s Day Brunch at George Artisan Bakery and Bistro

Ah, George – a tried and true favorite brunch spot! Whether you’re in the mood for a fluffy omelette (check out the post on George’s Coastal Omelette), a lush salad lavished with vibrant, seasonal vegetables, something between the buns, a brunch classic, or a decadent pastry; you will find it at George.

George Artisan, Mother's Day Brunch

If you’re planning on brunching at George this Mother’s Day take note – George will be seating by reservation only. Don’t let Mother’s Day find you unprepared. Make your reservation as soon as possible to guarantee you have a seat. George will be premiering a unique Mother’s Day Menu and you don’t want this occasion to slip by you. For reservations and more information you can reach George at: (850) 912-4655.

Mother’s Day Brunch at O’Brien’s Bistro

Don’t let the unassuming exterior fool you. This charming bistro is a longtime local favorite – and for good reason! O’Brien’s Bistro presents an impressive array of appealing appetizers and enticing entrées. From salads, soups and sandwiches, to seafood, steak and pasta; O’Brien’s menu embraces it all with expertly constructed dishes. This Red Snapper Pontchartrain was a daily special I had the pleasure of enjoying and is representative of many of the elegant main courses you will find on the menu.

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Red Snapper Pontchartrain

For Mother’s Day, O’Brien’s will be open from  11 am until 2 pm. For this celebratory occasion they will be offering their dinner menu, which means you have the delight of choosing between tantalizing options such as Veal with Peppered Vodka Sauce, Lobster Stuffed Grouper, Blackberry Duck, Mint Rack of Lamb, or Steak O’Brien.

With these exceptional local dining options, Mother’s Day is certain to be a hit and an enjoyable outing for the entire family. For most of her life Mom has happily taken on the responsibility of putting food on the table. This Mother’s Day, alleviate her of that responsibility and treat her to a right and proper brunch where she is the guest of honor.

George Artisan Bakery and Bistro – One of the Best Places for Brunch in Pensacola

George Artisan Bakery and Bistro, brunch

George Artisan Bakery and Bistro for Brunch

If there’s one area I can completely relate to with the Millennial generation, it is the obsession with brunch. It is hands down my favorite meal! In fact, I frequently eat brunch for dinner. More often than I should probably admit.

On my list of go-to brunch spots is George Artisan Bakery and Bistro. I love everything about this charming place.  At George you will find an amazing array of French pastries, delectable brunch offerings, smooth coffees and espresso, as well as scrumptious lunch and dinner fare. All of this is set in a charming café atmosphere making George the complete culinary package.

I attribute my love affair with brunch to the palate-pleasing and soul-filling pairing of eclectic dishes. Chicken and waffles, crab cake benedicts, short ribs and poached eggs, lox and cream cheese atop dense and chewy bread, savory scones, and sweet pastry confections can all be enjoyed at brunch. Brunch mixes the best of both worlds of breakfast and dinner.  Unique creations that incorporate fresh and local ingredients are all the more reason to love a good brunch.

In typical Millennial style, I went out with some friends for brunch. Here is the item I ordered and why you MUST try it for yourself.  If you follow my Instagram, then you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I REALLY like George Artisan Bakery and Bistro. Sometimes I find myself ordering the same thing over and over again. Not this time; this time I tried something different and I think it’s my new favorite.

The Coastal Omelette at George Artisan

The coastal omelette is a culinary work of art. This light and fluffy omelette is heavy on flavor but not so on the stomach. The crab meat was very fresh and the shrimp added just the right texture and chew. Diced tomatoes gave it a light and slightly fruity flavor. Scallions added a pungency and gruyere cheese contributed a salty creaminess. The avocado lime cilantro jalapeño sauce tied everything together nicely. The lime brought out the flavors of the seafood. Marrying the jalapeño with the lime added an oh-so-subtle kick that was pleasing and not the least bit assaulting as the butteriness of the avocado muted the spiciness. Some sauces tend to over-power the entrée – not this one. It was the perfect finish to round out the flavors of the omelette.

George Artisan Bakery and Bistro, Brunch
Coastal Omelette

I highly recommend the coastal omelette. The omelette is certainly filling in and of itself, but if you have a larger appetite the rustic potatoes and toast make this a complete and satisfying meal. The coastal omelette comes with George’s traditional roasted potatoes or you have the option of splurging on the parmesan truffle potatoes. I recommend going for it and indulging in the parmesan truffle potatoes – trust me, you won’t regret it.

George Artisan Bakery and Bistro, Brunch
Roasted Potatoes and Toast

In my opinion, the weekends are made for brunch. George is a lovely venue for this. The food is delicious and the decor is light and inviting. If you’re like me  and immensely enjoy an outdoor brunch, George also has patio seating. Who knows, you may even bump into me there.


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