Families and Kids

Celebrate this Mother’s Day in Tempe

Although we think women should be celebrated all year long, we honor Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 9th, 2021 by embracing all women who have played an integral role in our lives. To say thank you for the years of wisdom, patience, love and support, we have compiled a list of Tempe restaurants and attractions that will help you spoil that special person in your life.

Mother’s Day Offers

Top of the Rock Restaurant at Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at the Buttes
2000 W. Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ 85282 | (602) 225-9000
Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at the Buttes welcomes you to celebrate Mother’s Day at Top of the Rock – a special view for a special person! Enjoy a three-course meal and a pre-set menu from 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Check out their Instagram page to see the menu.

Painting with a Twist
219 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283  | (602) 758-7928
Give Mom the gift of quality time with you this year for Mother’s Day with a little paint, wine (or mimosas!) and fun. Whether you join in-studio or celebrate with Mom at home, Painting with a Twist has a ton of options to help show your gratitude for the best Mom in the world starting on May 1st through May 9th. Multiple classes offer special bundles, one of which includes a 6 piece chocolate box from Chocofin, Carnation Bouquet, Branded Stemless Wine Glass and of course canvas painting! Check out their website for details.

Top of the Rock in Tempe at sunset
Top of the Rock Restaurant

Mother’s Day – Dia de Las Madres at Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008 | (480) 941-1225
The Garden is excited to celebrate Moms this Mother’s Day and Dia de las Madres on May 9 & 10 with beautiful blooms and an unforgettable Garden experience. Moms will receive free admission on both days with a paid admission ticket using promotional code MOM21. Visit website for additional details.

Alter Ego Tempe at Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown
108 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (602) 612-7871
Alter Ego is offering an all-you-can-eat brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $65 per person (12 and under $35). This offer includes a glass of sparkling for all Moms! Book on OpenTable or by calling (602) 612-7871

Kettle Heroes Artisan Popcorn
1705 W. Ruby Dr. #107, Tempe, AZ 85284 | (855) 538-4376
Treat your Mom to Kettle Heroes Artisan Popcorn this Mother’s Day. They offer every type of popcorn from classic to Southwestern selections that are true to the region, such as prickly pear, Hatch green chile, and cinnamon-sugar churro flavors. Kettle Heroes Artisan Popcorn will be honoring Mother’s Day by offering 20% off of your purchase.
Use code: momsdabest to redeem on their website.

Alter Ego in Canopy hotel
Alter Ego in Canopy by Hilton: Tempe, AZ

The Handlebar Tempe
680 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 474-4888
Join The Handlebar Tempe on Mother’s Day and treat your mom to a delicious meal! Call to inquire for more details, but we can only imagine that it will be nothing short of exceptional!

Pure Juice N’Joy Smoothie & Juice Bar
2155 E. University Dr. Ste 104, Tempe, AZ 85281
Pure Juice N’Joy Smoothie & Juice Bar presents a Mother’s Day Makers Market. Market goers will enjoy a live pop up shop and an evening of jazz on Friday, May 7th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Yupha’s Thai Kitchen
1805 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 839-0576
Yupha’s Thai Kitchen presents their Mother’s Day Special Dinner:
Appetizer | Crispy Shrimp, Mango and Avocado Fresh Rolls | $10
Entrees | Panang Beef Back Ribs and Asparagus or Seafood and Mango Delight | $20
Dessert | Luscious (Tiramisu made with cream, lady fingers, mascarpone, coffee liqueur, amaretto liqueur, brown sugar and marsala wine) | $7

Find Mother’s Day delight at Tempe Marketplace

Tempe Marketplace
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 966-9338
Looking for something fun to do with your mom this Mother’s Day? Celebrate with a day of dining, shopping and fun at Tempe Marketplace! From now through May 10th, snap a photo at the floral frame located next to Barnes & Noble and take part in the Mother’s Day Floral Frame Giveaway from April 26 – May 7.

To enter, snap a photo with your mom at the Floral Frame, post the picture, follow TMP, and tag #TMPMothersday and @tempemarketplace. One winner will receive $300 in gift cards to Total Wine, The Keg, Sephora, Nordstrom Rack and a 1-hour customized facial from Massage Envy.

Photo Credit: Dana Gibbons @dgphotoaz

Lucille’s Bar-B-Que Smokehouse
2030 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 966-7427
Get the whole family together for a delicious feast and a day full of great memories! Join Lucille’s Bar-B-Que Smokehouse for Mother’s Day Cocktails for $8 (Dine-In only) and a Spring Margarita Pack – 3 for $33 (Take-Out only). Lucille’s is also offering a $10 bonus card to Moms, May 8-9, 2021, while supplies last. Check out their website for details.

Portillo’s Hot Dogs
65 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 967-7988
Give your mom something sweet on Mother’s Day—and help a good cause while you do it! For each Heart Shaped Cake sold, Portillo’s will donate $5 from each sale to No Kid Hungry, up to $5,000. Heart Shaped Cakes are available for pre-order now at portillos.com!

As You Wish Pottery
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 557-9100
Do you and your loved one enjoy tapping into your creative side by painting? If the answer is yes, check out As You Wish Pottery for FREE studio fees for Mom on Mother’s Day. Due to reduced seating, reservations are highly recommended.

Dave & Buster’s at Tempe Marketplace
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. Suite 1100, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 281-8456
Looking to celebrate mom with some good food and fun activities? Head to Dave & Buster’s at Tempe Marketplace for some gameplay, then make your way to the dining area for some yummy food and refreshing drinks. On Mother’s Day, enjoy $3.25 Mimosas, made with J Roget Brut and Simply Orange Juice, and Spiked Sweet Tea Lemonades made with Seagram’s Sweet Tea Vodka and Simply lemonade. Plus, try out some of Dave & Buster’s new menu items including French Dip, Flatbread Shrimp Scampi, Korean Style Sticky Ribs, Truffle Fries and Buratta Bruschetta.

Brunch, Lunch and Dinner Spots

Daily Jam 
310 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-9288 
Oh how we love Daily Jam. Their menu is full of crazy good stuff from decadent red velvet waffles to protein packed smoothies and addicting sandwiches and salads. You can also get their cocktails, like mimosas and screwdrivers, to go. And, don’t miss the new ooey gooey cinnamon rolls from their “ghost” kitchen, Cinnaswirl. So, if your mom loves to indulge or wants to stay on the healthy side, there’s something that she’ll love. Check their Instagram page for specials.

Spinato’s Pizza
96 S. Rockford Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 967-0020
Spinato’s is serving it up for you and Mom will be impressed. Turn on Dean Martin, pop open the wine and enjoy your time together. She’ll feel the amore from the family.

Daily Jam

Perfect Pear Bistro
9845 S. Priest Dr., Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 247-3410 
Our friends at Perfect Pear have a knack for taking classic dishes like grilled cheese and tacos and adding a touch of creativity that brings them to a whole new level. Think spicy Asian pork tacos, green chili mac with bacon, pear cobb salad and the best sweet potato fries that you’ve ever had. Your mom will be thankful. 

Rigatony’s 
1850 E. Warner Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 899-1111 
This truly is the place where you’ll feel like a part of the family, so the Rigatony’s team can certainly help make your mom feel extra-loved this Mother’s Day. We can guarantee that the entire family will leave full and happy. The portions are large and great for sharing. And, they start every meal with a generous Italian salad and delicious bread.

Perfect Pear Bistro

Salut Kitchen Bar
1435 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 625-3600
Each Sunday at your neighborhood favorite, Salut Kitchen Bar, enjoy $3 Mimosas and an awesome Brunch menu. Their incredible, made-from-scratch cuisine is unmatched. We’re obsessed with their pet-friendly patio that is spacious and exciting. Their interior is also warm and inviting. We love their Bacon Grilled Cheese, Bruschetta and Lavender Lemonade Fizz. Enjoy! Open Sundays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Call or visit their website to make a reservation.

Caffe Boa on Mill
398 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-9112
Celebrate a very unique Mother’s Day this year in a special way! Enjoy their regular brunch with their famous rack of ribs, homemade BBQ sauce, and slaw.

Caffe Boa
Photo Credit: @TrulyTerah

For additional ideas for bunch, lunch or dinner, check out our blogs; Restaurants in Tempe with great patios and Top 5 Tempe Breakfast Spots .

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Written Alicia Griffith

Alicia is an ASU Alumna and Tucson native who is unapologetically herself. When she is not sharing her passion for Tempe, she is a devoted dog mom and reality TV enthusiast who has a weakness for charcuterie boards and wine!