Take your mom out this Mother’s Day!

 

 

Let’s face it: moms are pretty much rockstars. They cook, they clean, they care for, they cheer us on…

Moms are awesome. Just ask Kid President.

So how are you treating your mom today?

A suggestion? Take her out for a  meal. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or anything in between.  It doesn’t matter which one or where, as long as it’s something that considers her tastes and doesn’t require her to do the dishes.

Here are my top picks in the Willmar area:
Applebee’s: Whether your mom’s craving surf and turf or the best salad in town, Applebee’s has it all.
Bello Cucina: Open especially for Mother’s Day if your mom’s in the mood for a meal with European flair. Brunch is $17.00.
Caribou Coffee: For the moms who need an afternoon pick-me-up. Extra whip, please!
Cherry Berry: A froyo break is the perfect afternoon snack to share with your mama…plus it’s on the healthier side!
Dairy Queen: Treat your mom to a classic cone or Blizzard this afternoon. Cotton Candy is the flavor of the month!
Green Mill: The most popular brunch in town! There’s pasta, seafood, prime rib, and something for everybody.
Hillcrest: Classic diner food draws families in every year when they want to give Mom a break from the kitchen!
LuLu Beans: A Willmar original with the best blended mocha in town!
McMillan’s: The place to go for a buffet that includes unlimited pie from the pie case. 🙂
The Oaks: An elegant place to dine for brunch or dinner.
Perkins: Let your mom enjoy French toast, French silk pie, a Mammoth Muffin, or the Tremendous Twelve!

Still uninspired? Try that special place your mom loves but rarely treats herself to. Whether it’s ice cream or steak, Chinese or coffee, treat your mom today. She deserves it. ❤️

Happy Mother’s Day, moms! We love you!

Where to Dine in the Willmar Area This Easter

I don’t think I can recall ever dining in a restaurant on Easter Sunday.

Usually Easters past have been spent at my grandma’s or in my mom’s kitchen, the smell of turkey permeating every nook and cranny.

Not this year!

Although I love a homemade Easter meal, this year the list of family in the area is small, so we decided to do dinner out instead.

I’ve had fun exploring all the options, and without further ado, here’s the comprehensive list of eateries hosting Easter meals tomorrow!*

Bello Cucina
Brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
194 Progress Way
Spicer, MN 56288
(320) 796-0203
More info can be found on Facebook.
Reservations recommended.

Green Mill
Brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Willmar Conference Center
$17.95 per person, including beverages
($15.95 for seniors and $7.95 for children 5-12)
Regular Green Mill hours resume in the restaurant at 5:00 p.m.
2100 E Highway 12
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 231-2301
Reservations recommended.

Hillcrest Restaurant
Open from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Features: Pit Ham and Yankee Pot Roast
16451 Highway 71 NE
New London, MN 56273
(320) 354-4545

Kandi Entertainment Center
500 19th Ave NE
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 235-3800
Reservations recommended.

McMillan’s Family Restaurant
Buffet from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
2620 1st St S
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 235-7213

The Oaks at Eagle Creek
Buffet brunch served from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
$14.95 per person
($12.95 for seniors 60+ and $6.95 for children 6-10)
1000 26th Ave NE
Willmar, MN 56201
(320)-235-4448

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
Hours: 12:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
2645 South Highway 71
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 235-5957

 

*More local restaurants may offer Easter meals, but this list is limited only to the ones I could confirm.