With the large array of Mother’s Day events and restaurant specials at places in and around the 109, no family should have a problem finding where to take their mother Sunday, May 13.

Fort Worth has many activities and events for families, but here in the 109 or just on the edge of it, events range from eating brunch at the zoo to attending a string band performance.


Charleston’s Restaurant /3020 S. Hulen St.

This casual steakhouse features traditional American classics from burgers to chicken fried steak. Charleston’s plans to have a special for Mother’s Day, but is not exactly sure what the special will entail yet, general manager Kelly McMichael said.

“For features we will probably do a filet tail, and then we’ll bring in a special fish like a sea bass, which is everybody’s favorite,” she said.

Charleston’s usually has specials for every holiday of the year, she said. Typically these items are a little pricier.


Silver Fox Steakhouse/1651 S. University Drive

Silver Fox steakhouse serves prime steaks, seafood and lobster, but May 13 Silver Fox wil treat families to an exclusive three course menu in honor of Mother’s Day.

The special is available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with reservation. The cost is $44.95 for adults and $15.95 for children under 12.


Blue Mesa Grill/1600 S. University Drive

Blue Mesa Grill will celebrate in a large way for Mother’s Day. The southwestern, Mexican grill will have an open buffet all day long from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Every meal, whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner, will be buffet style, Blue Mesa Grill employee Lyndsey Jensen said. The chefs will make everything on the spot, such as omelets, waffles and eggs benedict for breakfast and fresh tacos for dinner.

Blue Mesa Grill will also serve champagne, mimosas and poinsettias throughout the day. The cost is $18.95 with no need for reservation.


The Gardens Restaurant/3220 Rock Springs Road

Located in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the oldest botanic garden in Texas, the Gardens Restaurant has a wide variety of options for brunch. On May 13 it will have a Mother’s Day brunch, a tradition the restaurant has had for the past 15 years, special events manager Rebecca Madan said.

Before or after brunch, people can take pictures and walk through the Botanic Garden’s 109 acres of native and exotic plants. Many of the same families come back each year for the Mother’s Day brunch because of the activities and the good memories they have made there, Madan said.

The brunch is $30 with a reservation.


Fort Worth Zoo/1989 Colonial Parkway SOLD OUT

Fort Worth Zoo will have a Mother’s Day brunch in the Zoo’s Portraits of the Wild Gallery with seatings 9:30 a.m. and noon. The menu consists of fresh fruit salads, pastries, omelets, waffles and more.

Like the Gardens Restaurant, the Fort Worth Zoo’s brunch offers activities to do before and after. Each family will receive an adoption package of their favorite animal, get to personally visit some of the zoo’s animals and explore the Fort Worth Zoo on their own.

Tickets cost $65 for adults, $25 for children age 17 and younger and free for children age 2 and younger.



Forest Park at the corner of McPherson and McCart

For families who may want to surprise their mother with a Mother’s Day picnic, they could go to the strip of Forest Park along South Forest Drive. The park has picnic tables and a stone gazebo with a fire pit. The park closes at 11 p.m.


Trinity Trails/along Trinity River

Families could take walks or bike rides with their mothers along the Trinity Trails. There are over 40 miles of trails for walking, running, cycling or horseback. The trails also connect with places in and around the 109 including the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Log Cabin Village and the Fort Worth Zoo.


Fort Worth Log Cabin Village/2100 Log Cabin Village Lane

Fort Worth’s living history museum in the 109 has a variety of artifacts and structures with significance to the Texas’ pioneer era from 1840 to 1890.

Mother’s Day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. the Buttermilk Junction Old Time String Band  will play. The Old-Time and Anglo-Celtic band plays songs from the mid to late 1800s.

“Mothers will like it in particular because they will like the history of the cabins and if they like antiques they will love all of that,” Marilyn Tonn of Log Cabin Village said.

No reservations are required and the cost is regular Village admission.




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