No One Does Mother’s Day Brunch Like Chicago Suburbs Do

On Mother’s Day, some children show their gratitude for mom by taking her out to tea and brunch. Our data shows that many plan those outings on Yelp. Searches for Mother’s Day brunch or Mother’s Day tea made up 1 in 75 restaurant searches in the month and a half before Mother’s Day last year in Detroit, the highest of any big city in the U.S.

That’s true devotion to mom – and to eggs and Earl Grey – but it pales before some of the top towns in the country. Six of the top 50 cities in terms of searches for Mother’s Day celebrations had higher rates than Detroit, and three of them are Chicago suburbs. All told, taking mom out for tea or brunch is huge in the Midwest: Eight of the 15 cities with the highest rates are in Illinois, Ohio, Michigan or Minnesota.

Top fifteen:
Oak Brook, IL
Orange County, CA
Schaumburg, IL
Montclair, NJ
Annapolis, MD
Naperville, IL
Temecula, CA
Saint Paul, MN
Laguna Beach, CA
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Chandler, AZ

So which are the best restaurants to treat mom? Here are the top spots in the U.S., based on the number of reviews that include “Mother’s Day” and their average ratings.

Pearl Country Club Restaurant, Aiea, HI

Orchids, Honolulu

Sol Agave, San Juan Capistrano, CA

The Cake Bake Shop, Indianapolis

Cattlemens Steakhouse, Livermore, CA

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