You can plan your Mother's Day celebration at a new spot or an old favorite.
VJ Cappa's Italian Steakhouse
VJ Cappa's will be running two chef's features for Mother's Day: Osso buco, $18, served with risotto and fresh zucchini; or chicken cordon bleu, $17, served with rice pilaf and fresh broccoli with cheese sauce. Both features include salad or soup and dessert. The soup of the day will be Italian Wedding Soup. 1-6 p.m. Reservations recommended, particularly if you'd like a window view.
VJ Cappa's Italian Steakhouse, 637 Williamson Road, Mooresville. 704-360-4416. www.VJCappas.com.
MJ's Bar and Grill
For Mother's Day, MJ's is offering a free meal for mothers when mom brings the rest of the family for brunch. Brunch times are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Casual dining.
MJ's Bar and Grill, 279 Williamson Road, Suite C, Mooresville. 704-799-4690. www.mjsbarandgrill.com.
Celebrate Mother's Day on the Lake at Queens Landing. Pick from three options this Mother's Day, including two cruises on Lake Norman. Cruise with a menu choice of whole roast chicken, crispy skin; prime rib; or champagne poached salmon, tomatoes and cucumbers. Side dishes include maple whipped sweet potatoes, parmesan-potato au gratin, roasted vegetables with sea salt and olive oil, chilled asparagus with spicy walnuts and goat cheese and mixed greens salad. Boards 1 p.m. Cruise 1:30-3:30 p.m. Adults, $42.99; children, $14.95.
Cruise with a buffet of chicken pot pie, glazed ham, mashed potatoes, Southern style green beans, house salad, chocolate mousse cake, yeast rolls, coffee, tea and water. Adults, $32.99; children 12 and under, $14.99. Boards 1:30 p.m. Cruise 2-4 p.m.
The Queen's Club Banquet Room will have a Southern Style Buffet 1-3 p.m. Adults, $15.95; children 12 and under, $8.95.
Queens Landing, 1459 River Hwy., Mooresville. Reservation and details on cruises: 704-663-2628. www.queenslanding.com.
The Mother's Day Brunch is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The menu includes: scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, Belgian waffles, roasted prime rib, Southern fried chicken, baked salmon, baked ham, greens, mashed potatoes, vegetables, breads and desserts. Reservations recommended. Adults, $22.95; seniors, $14.95; children 12 and under, $11.95.
Jeffrey's Restaurant, 117 Trade Court, Mooresville. 704-799-1110. www.jeffreyslkn.com.
Eat-in or carry-out. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. all locations. Eat-in only, children eat free with adult entree 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or half-price off appetizers 5 p.m. until close.
Lancaster's BBQ, 515 Rinehardt Road and 558 River Hwy., Mooresville. 704-663-5807. www.lancastersbbq.com.