Mother’s Day is quickly approaching – Sunday, May 12th this year. Have you planned to make Mom’s day extra special this year? Here are some great tips for local brunch ideas and great specials for Mom. Please call ahead for reservations as locations sell out quickly!

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Columbus Marriott Northwest: Elegant Mother’s Day Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Assorted Salads, Shrimp Cocktail, Crab Claws, Poached Salmon, Quiche, Omelets and Waffles made to order, Carving station, Assorted Pastries and Chocolates. 5605 Blazer Parkway. 614/791-1000. www.ColumbusMarriottNorthwest.com

Crowne Plaza Hotel: Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with Omelet and Crepe station, Carving station, Wide array of Breakfast and Dinner Entrees, Fresh Salads and Baked Goods, Special Kids Buffet, Scrumptious Dessert Bar.$28.95 Adults, $14.95 children 6-13. 600 Metro Place North. 614/760-7939 www.Crowneplaza.com/dublinoh

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: Free admission for Mom on Mother’s Day with a paid admission for their child or grandchild. 9990 Riverside Drive.614/ 645-3400. www.columbuszoo.org

Golf Club of Dublin: Elegant Brunch served at two seatings: 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Enjoy Prime Rib, Shrimp Cocktail, Grilled Salmon, Duck Tenderloin, Fresh fruit, Belgian Waffles, French toast, delicious desserts and more. 5 years and under are free, $9.95 for ages 6-12, $21.95 for 13 and older. 5805 Eiterman Road. 614/792-3825. www.golfclubofdublin.com

Ha penny Bridge Imports: In honor of their 30th anniversary, spend $30 for Mom and receive a free gift! 75 South High Street. 614/889-9615. www.hapennybridgeimports.com

La Scala Italian Bistro: Mother’s Day Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., regular menu will be available all day. Enjoy assorted garden salads, breakfast favorites, homemade sausage and peppers, homemade ravioli, chicken Milanese, Penne pasta ala Vodka, assorted sides and desserts. Adults $22.95, Children under 10 $13.95. 4199 West Dublin-Granville Road. 614/889-9431. www.LaScalaItalianBistro.com

Matt the Miller’s Tavern: Special Mother’s Day Brunch menu from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., regular menu service in the evening. $24.95 Adults. 6725 Avery-Muirfield Drive. 614/799-9100. www.mtmtavern.com

Mezzo Italian Dublin: Special Brunch menu will be available from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. Exclusively created for Mother’s Day, Mezzo will feature a selection of breakfast fare, salads and Italian entrees including items such as ricotta pancake cannolis, fried green tomato eggs benedict, and eggplant “aubergine”. 12 West Bridge Street. 614/889-6100. www.mezzoitalian.com

Tehku Tea: Irish Mother’s Day Brunch and Afternoon Tea. Seatings are available at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 55 South High Street. 614/761-3808. www.tehku.com

The Venue at Corazon: Family Brunch Buffet with a Complimentary Flower for Mom from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $24.95 Adults, $9.95 children ages 3-11. 7155 Corazon Drive. 614/504-5240. www.theVenueatCorazon.com

Whole Foods: Special Mother’s Day Brunch available from 10 a.m.-2p.m. $25 Adults, $12 Children. 3670 West Dublin-Granville Road. 614/760-5556. www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Woodhouse Spa: Treat your Mom to an escape – right in Historic Dublin. Special Mother’s Day Spa packages are available. 19 North High Street. 614/790-8822. www.woodhousecolumbus.com

For more ideas, visit the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau website: www.IrishisanAttitude.com

Of course, we SHOULD be telling Mom how special and valued she is all year round. But since most of us are procrastinators, we just get around to it on Mother’s Day. Fear not, we have some great tips on local brunches and other specials in the Dublin and Central Ohio area that will remind her you haven’t forgotten. Note: Many of these restaurants require reservations, so be sure to call ahead.

Dublin, Ohio Mother’s Day Specials & Brunches:

Bogey Inn: Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with Roasted Turkey, Beef, baked fish, grilled chicken, side dishes, desserts, omelet station, bacon, sausage, pancakes and kids food favorites. $23.99 Adults, $9.99 children 12 and under. 6013 Glick Road. 614/766-1900. www.bogeyinn.com

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: Free admission for Mom on Sunday with a paid child admission. 9990 Riverside Drive.614/ 645-3400. www.columbuszoo.org

J. Liu Restaurant: Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. with Prime Rib and Ham carving station, shrimp cocktail, eggs benedict, French toast, Jason’s spicy chicken, spring rolls, desserts and more. $27.99 Adults, $25.99 Seniors, Children 4-11 $14.99. 50 West Bridge Street. 614/718-1818. www.jliurestaurant.com

Matt the Miller’s Tavern: Special Mother’s Day Brunch menu from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., regular menu service in the evening. $24.95 Adults. 6725 Avery-Muirfield Drive. 614/799-9100. www.mtmtavern.com

Mezzo Italian Dublin: Opening early on Sunday at 1 pm. Full menu available with chef’s specials. 12 West Bridge Street. 614/889-6100. www.mezzoitalian.com

Salvi’s: Grand Buffet from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Roasted Beef, Pork, baked ham, shrimp cocktail, salmon, tortellini, chicken marsala, pasta salvi, side dishes, desserts and breakfast favorites from 10 a.m.-3p.m.. $25.99 Adults, $12.99 children 5-11, under 4 are free. 5000 Upper Metro Place. 614/874-0466. www.salvisbistro.com

Tucci’s: Mother’s Day Brunch available from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., regular menu service in the evening. $32.95 Adults. 35 North High Street. 614/792-3466. www.tuccisbistro.com

Whole Foods: Special Mother’s Day Brunch available from 10 a.m.-2p.m. $25 Adults, $12 Children. 3670 West Dublin-Granville Road. 614/760-5556. www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Woodhouse Spa: Purchase $100 in Gift Cards, receive a $20 Gift Card to Tucci’s and an extra $20 Gift Card at Woodhouse. 19 North High Street. 614/790-8822. www.woodhousecolumbus.com

For more ideas, visit the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau website: www.IrishisanAttitude.com