Atlantic City Casinos Celebrating Mom On Mother’s Day Weekend

Written By Stephanie Loder on May 3, 2022 - Last Updated on May 4, 2022
Mother's Day Jersey Shore

Ever consider just how many meals mom has cooked and served during her lifetime? If you simply reply “Mom’s cooked a lot” it is likely an understatement. So let mom toss her oven mitts aside on Mother’s Day, May 8. 

There are numerous special brunches and dinners at Atlantic City casino hotels from which to choose.

If mom would rather do something other than dining, there is a selection of events and hotel specials being offered for Mother’s Day in Atlantic City. They include:

  • Movies
  •  Sunday brunch 
  • Belly laugh at a comedy club
  • Spa treatments

Each year, Mother’s Day honors motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence moms have on society.

So those reasons make May 8 – or the entire weekend if you want to take mom to the South Jersey shore – a big day to celebrate.

Atlantic City casino hotels, restaurants and spas, dance floors, and oyster bars, provide mom or a special family member or friend enough fun and relaxation to show exactly how much they are appreciated.

(Just don’t forget the reservations.)

We’ve compiled a list of some of the special Mother’s Day specials and events at the hotels and casinos on May 8.

Listed below is a selection of food, fun, facials, and frolic we think mom and anyone else will enjoy this Sunday.

Breakfast in bed at Bally’s

Surprise mom with beachfront getaway in one of this resort’s newest hotel rooms.Bally’s AC offers breakfast in bed Mother’s Day weekend. As of Monday, rooms (starting at $339 plus tax) were only available Friday into Saturday.  The package includes a late 1 p.m. checkout. 

The breakfast in bed package includes pancakes, fresh fruit, home fries, breakfast meat, omelet, coffee, champagne, and orange juice.

If Mother’s Dinner is more your thing, there is a Mother’s Day dinner package that includes dinner for two at Jerry Longo’s Meatballs & Martinis and overnight accommodations. This package starts at $219 per night.

Start Mother’s Day off with Sunday brunch

Another option is taking mom out to dine at a Mother’s Day brunch in Atlantic City

Amada at Ocean Resort is serving food from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 8. Amanda offers a Spanish ambiance with authentic Mediterranean options, offering paella pollo, ceviche, pomegranate & gin cured salmon meals. Brunch is an all-you-can-eat buffet with a made-to-order tortilla omelet station, pasta station, and La Mesa De Jose carving station.

The cost is $65 per person (plus taxes & fees). 

The Claridge (doesn’t have a casino but connects to Bally’s) offers a chance to “Celebrate Mom” with an a la carte brunch. The Mother’s Day brunch will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Twenties restaurant. Brunch is unlimited so that gives you plenty of time to spend with mom.

Caesars Atlantic City is home to Nero’s Sunday Brunch, featuring scenic ocean and beachfront views. Think raw bar, omelets, Nutella crepes along with peach and cream cheese stuffed french toast. Pair the dish with a bloody mary, mimosa or Bellini. All items are a la carte. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa guest can enjoy Sunday brunch at the Borgata Buffet. The cost is $29.99 per person and is available between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Dining out for Mother’s Day weekend

Dinner for mom offers a selection of Mother’s Day specials at several casinos. Reservations are required at most.

Vic & Anthony’s at Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina offers May 8th specials such as individual paella with pan-seared Hokkaido scallops, mussels, baby shrimp, chorizo, saffron Calasparra rice, asparagus, and spring onion. The cost is $75 per person.

Lillie’s also offers a special menu for mom with either an 8-ounce Chilean sea bass in sweet and sour sauce or soft shell crab in salt and pepper. Specials are $48 per person.

At Resorts, Breadsticks special Mother’s Day menu includes lobster gougeres, a grilled peach salad or bacon-wrapped scallop, and her choice of either pork ribeye steak or Australian perch milanese followed by strawberry rhubarb panna cotta for dessert, $39 per person.

Dougherty’s Steakhouse at Resorts offers a daily happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Raw Bar. Happy hour features $1.25 oysters, $1 clams, and half-priced appetizers and drink specials.

Or you can go the celebrity chef route at Harrah’s Resort, home to Gordon Ramsey Steak (word is the beef Wellington is “legendary”) and Martorano’s (the famous meatball & Martorano salad or the  linguine and clams are among the popular dishes) are a couple of possibilities.

Laughs, movies and contests

For fun and a good laugh, the Borgata Comedy Club (inside the Music Box) has a 7 p.m. show on May 8. Larry Beyah, Anita Wise and Joe DeVito are performing. Tickets are $12.26 each, plus fees. 

Tropicana also features a Mother’s Day weekend with  music, dancing, and prizes.

For those who want to make it a day at the movies,  head to The Quarter at the Tropicana. There are three showings of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” on Mother’s Day. Showtimes are 2:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.

At Tropicana’s Boogie Nights dance club, they’re playing music from the 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s – but that’s not all. On May 7, there’s a “Hot Moms Contest.”  Winners will be awarded prizes.

Top off Mother’s Day with something sweet

When it’s time for a Mother’s Day dessert, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  offer’s Mother’s Day cheesecake at Sugar Factory

The New York Cheesecake is dipped in rich dark chocolate, topped with whipped cream, chocolate covered strawberries, a raspberry macaron and edible gold. Available May 7 and 8 for $21.









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Stephanie Loder is a freelance writer for PlayNJ. She provides coverage of New Jersey's Atlantic City casinos while also focusing on the beach, boardwalk, and special gaming events. Prior to writing for PlayNJ, she covered Atlantic City government, breaking news, and casinos for The Press of Atlantic City in Pleasantville, N.J.

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