From filling our baby bottles to hours spent making those holiday meals, moms are always whipping up something good to eat for us. So, now it's time to give back!

This Mother's Day, I'd like to suggest ten of my favorite area eateries guaranteed to make mom happy she took some time for herself!

Make it a Mother's Day she'll remember!

  • 1

    Gilchrist Restaurant

    Atlantic City, Galloway & Margate

    Mom will love this hometown breakfast and lunch joint for two reason: Pancakes and Blueberry Pancakes!  The fluffy flapjacks are thin but as big and round as the plate.  Light enough to make mom believe they're better than any pancake she could ever make in her own kitchen!

    Courtesy: http://www.gilchristrestaurant.com/menu.html
  • 2

    Angelo's Fairmount Tavern

    Atlantic City

    Hands down the best Italian cuisine this side of the Atlantic Ocean.  That's what keeps the locals (and even some celebs) coming back over and over.  Try the gnochhi, homemade chianti, and banana cheesecake!

    Photo Courtesy: http://www.angelosfairmounttavern.com/gallery.html
  • 3

    Continental

    Atlantic City & Philadelphia

    A super vibey, sexy atmosphere will put mom back in touch with her cool side!  Share tapas, and sip on champagne cocktails in the lowest, most flattering lighting in all the land.  Mom will be totally relaxed after her visit.  Oh, don't forget to suggest the lobster wasabi mashed potatoes!

    Photo Courtesy: http://www.continentalac.com/
  • 4

    Carluccio's Coal Fired Pizza

    Northfield, NJ

    Not a lot of scratch to really splurge on mom?  Go simple and low key by introducing her to the best coal oven pizza in Jersey.  You can smell the dough baking from the time you approach the intersection of  Tilton Road and Route 9!  Pizza options are endless offering every topping you could imagine!  But the margarita Sicilian is unparalleled.

    Photo Courtesy: http://www.carluccioscoalfiredpizza.com/ordereze/default.aspx
  • 5

    The Pop Shop

    Collingswood, NJ & Medford, NJ

    Mom grow up loving a classic malt shop?  The Pop Shop satisfies!  Featuring on Food Network, even master chef Bobby Flay is a fan!  Mom can order from an endless array of grilled cheeses, malt shakes, and more!  Great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

    Photo Courtesy: http://www.thepopshopusa.com/collingswood-photo-gallery.html
  • 6

    Cosmopolitan

    Vineland, NJ

    This restaurant and lounge also boasts a bakery!  They serve an incredible brunch on Mother's Day complete with mimosas!  It's swanky and lively for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just cocktails!  Try the baked scallops, they're crunchy and meaty.

    Photo Courtesy: http://www.cosmopolitannj.com/
  • 7

    Ventura's Offshore Cafe

    Northfield, NJ

    If you want to stay off the island on Mother's Day, the offshore cafe's menu is chock full of variety, Ventura's offers lots for mom to choose from!  The cozy atmosphere will keep her feeling relaxed even for a quick bite.  Take the whole family to celebrate with a pizza pie big enough for a feast!  Also, I love the coconut shrimp appetizer and the salmon and spinach tortellini salad!

    Photo Courtesy: http://www.venturascafe.com/menu.html
  • 8

    Norma's

    Cherry Hill, NJ

    10 course meal, belly dancers, and the chance to try something new!  From yummy cucumber yogurt soup, to classic and authentic falafel and hummus, mom will be surprised at how you thought outside the box for her special day!

    Photo Courtesy: https://www.normasrestaurant.com/
  • 9

    Wolfgang Puck American Grill

    Atlantic City

    White truffle and bleu cheese ribbon potato chips and wild mushroom risotto cooked to perfection.  Need I say more?  You might even get lucky and leave with a Wolfgang sighting!  He tends to pop up on special occasion!

    Photo Courtesy: http://www.wolfgangpuck.com/