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9 Reasons You Need to Be in Orlando May 12-14

Disney foodies! This is not a drill! If you’re a fan of all things FOOD… well, you’ll want to plan a visit to Orlando the weekend of May 12-14, 2023.

That’s right, Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Orlando restaurants (some within the Walt Disney World Resort bubble and some outside of it) are offering unique celebrations and dining specials to treat those mom figures in your life… and to treat yourself, of course! See below for special offerings, as well as top recommendations for a delicious Mother’s Day brunch!

Mother’s Day Luau at Morimoto Asia

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Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs hosts its annual luau on May 14 at noon, featuring all the delicious food, excitement, and festivities of a traditional Hawaiian party. Be immersed in Asian-Pacific culture with a Hawaiian-inspired poke and sushi bar, Kahuku Food Trucks’ famous garlic shrimp, Morimoto-style baby ribs, a whole roasted pig, and an assortment of desserts.

Plus, enjoy performances by a live band and hula dancers, and a strolling ukulele player will be there to serenade mothers on their special day. Add a variety of tropical cocktails for an upcharge. Tickets are limited and can be purchased HERE.

Strawberries & Cream Shake at Gordon Ramsay Fish and Chip

Strawberries & Cream Shake at Gordon Ramsay Fish and Chip

Treat mom to a delicious shake, available through May at Gordon Ramsay Fish and Chips at ICON Park. A blend of tart and sweet flavors, this strawberry custard shake features strawberry purée, decadent whipped cream, and is topped with strawberry crumbles. The Strawberries & Cream Shake is available all month long, and is the perfect sweet treat for Mum!

Brio Italian Grille – Mother’s Day Weekend Packages

Brio Italian Grille

Mother’s Day Weekend Packages are available for pick up, curbside or delivery between Friday, May 12, to May 14. They come in two dinner portions (feeds two), four dinner portions (feeds four), and one-half pan (feeds 10), featuring freshly-baked bread, salads, hearty pasta, Italian-style entrées, and delicious desserts. Pre-ordering starts May 1. Brio Italian Grille in Orlando will be open at 11 a.m. on Mother’s Day, serving its brunch and dinner menu — see HERE for further details.

Buca di Beppo – Mother’s Day Weekend Packages

Buca di Beppo
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Mother’s Day Weekend Packages are available for pick up, curbside, or delivery between Friday, May 12, to May 14. Two options of customizable catering packages will be offered, featuring fresh-baked bread, salads, hearty pasta, Italian-style entrées, and delicious desserts. Pre-ordering starts May 1. Buca di Beppo in Orlando will be open at 11 a.m. on Mother’s Day, serving its dinner menu — see HERE for further details.

TooJay’s – Dining Options & Mother’s Day Catering

TooJay’s cake
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This Mother’s Day, TooJay’s in Orlando will treat all moms to a free piece of TooJay’s signature cake, with options including the indulgent Chocolate Killer Cake, Carrot Cake, Coconut Cake, and more, plus $5 mimosas, featuring a full split of Ruffino Prosecco served with a carafe of Florida orange juice. This offer is only valid on May 14, 2023, and for Guests who dine in. For those looking to stay in bed and relax, Guests can order “Breakfast in Bed” for takeout, featuring a variety of fresh bagels and cream cheeses, perfect for six.

Maria and Enzo’s at Disney Springs

Maria and Enzos
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Maria & Enzo’s will be open on Mother’s Day at Disney Springs, serving its Sicilian cuisine-inspired brunch menu from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy family favorites like the Crunch Toast, a cornflake-crusted brioche with Nutella mascarpone and strawberry compote, plus the Spaghetti Carbonara Americana, featuring thick-cut spaghetti imported from Italy with applewood bacon and a soft poached egg on top. Signature craft cocktails and bottomless mimosas or bellinis are also available.

Tropicale at Caribe Royale Orlando

Tropicale at Caribe Royale Orlando
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Treat mom to a classic American breakfast made up of hearty individual plates such as steak and eggs, breakfast tacos, and smoked salmon benedict at Tropicale. A full buffet option is also available, with a create-your-own omelet station, a fresh fruit bar, freshly baked breakfast pastries, and more.

Brunch at Jaleo Disney Springs

Dining Room at Jaleo
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Jaleo Disney Springs welcomes Guests to explore, discover and share the vibrant spirit and flavors of Spain with its brunch menu, featuring signature dishes, like Tortitas de Aceite de Oliva — olive oil pancakes with house-made blueberry compote and Florida honey — and Carne Asada con Huevo Frito — grilled flat iron steak with fried egg, potatoes, and mojo verde. See the full menu here. Dishes can be paired with a variety of cocktails, wines, or Spanish sangrias from Jaleo’s extensive beverage menu.

Prime Rib Special at The Wharf at Sunset Walk

The Wharf at Sunset Walk
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The scratch kitchen serving classic American cuisine will offer a 14oz prime rib served with mashed potatoes, green beans, a yeast roll, and Au jus all Mother’s Day long for just $35. The whole family can also enjoy The Wharf‘s full brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with favorites including Crab & Spinach Benedict and Steak & Eggs, as well as live music throughout the day.

Happy dining, foodies!

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.