NEWARK, NJ – Everything mom has done in the final year of the coronavirus pandemic should result in a special celebration for Mother’s Day 2021 on Sunday, May 9th. To start the day off right, how about you take your mom to her favorite Newark restaurant?

Many restaurants still limit the number of seats, so it’s especially important to make reservations early this year. And if you’re still undecided about going to a restaurant, there are many roadside pick-up or delivery locations.

There are a few local options in Newark:

Here are a few more New Jersey suggestions to get you started:

Bonefish Grill offers its family mahi & shrimp meal for five, which includes a selection of salads and family side dishes made from mashed potatoes and vegetables, bread with pesto, and a dessert duo of cheesecake and biscuits.

The Capital Grille offers a take-away service that includes a three-course roast beef tenderloin with a choice of poached North Atlantic lobster tails or scampi-style jumbo prawns, served with green beans, mashed potatoes and a baked flour-free chocolate Espresso cake and lemon tea biscuits.

Cracker Barrel offers free Mother’s Day delivery for a pancake breakfast (includes bacon or sausage and a choice of hash browns or fried apples) or Sunday Homestyle Chicken (includes two boneless breasts, two side dishes, and buttermilk biscuits).

The Olive Garden offers familiar dishes to take away for five people, including ready-to-bake starters and breadsticks with homemade alfredo or marinara dip sauce, as well as a large house with typical Italian dressing.