It’s always hard to beat the experience from what you get out of mom’s kitchen, all that love on a plate. But it’s that day of the year to try and give back for all that love you’ve been getting. It’s time for mom to get some time off kitchen duties and get her special treatment for the day like the Queen she truly is. The Queen of our hearts.

So we’ve come up with our list of our top picks that are sure to impress your Queen of the day, this one’s for all the awesome mom’s out there:


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Pacific Coast Grill

If mom loves seafood, then you can indulge her with the freshest and tastiest picks by a wonderful view of the coast here at Pacific Coast Grill.

Get your fill of Oysters and Baked Mussels from their Oyster Bar and enjoy their sushi selection for some fresh bites. Get stuffed with their Lobster Benny, a deliciously filling plate of grilled lobster tail served with poached eggs over a serving of spinach, potatoes, and a muffin.

Apart from seafood selections, you can also enjoy delicious steaks and surf & turf choices.

Customer hits include:

  • Lobster Tacos
  • Ahi Poke Stack
  • Coconut Crab Crusted Mahi Mahi
  • Lobster Carbonara
  • Hawaiian Style Baby Back Ribs

Where: 2526 S Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff, CA 92007 (Encinitas) 

Phone: (760) 479-0721


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Argyle Steakhouse

This classy San Diegan favorite restaurant will surely make the mom of the house feel special on Mother’s Day. Argyle Steakhouse has lived up to its promise of savory masterfully prepared dishes for 25 years now and continues to satisfy demanding palates to date.

Enjoy only the best cuts of steak from Local California Natural Premium Beef, as well as American and Japanese Wagyu beef cuts with your choice of rubs, sauces, sides and crusts in this wonderfully curated restaurant in surrounded by the elegant greens of the Aviara Golf Course. It’s carnivore heaven but need not worry about getting lost in the menu. Their steak knife concierge is ready to help you through their impressive selection of beef, lobster tacos, and oysters.

                Among customer acclaimed choices are the:

  • Steaks with Truffle Crust
  • Blue Cheese Sauce on Steak
  • Lobster Tacos
  • Beef Carpaccio appetizer
  • Wagyu Fillet Mignon

They are also featuring a Mother’s day buffet priced at $95++ for adults and $35++ for children between 6 to 12 yrs. old.

Where: Argyle Steakhouse at 7447 Batiquitos Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011 

Phone: 760-603–9608.


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Bob's Steak & Chop House

Another great stop for delicious steaks and seafood fit for a Queen. If you’re up for making the day extra special you can book with them for a private function and they can personalize your dining experience for you.

Try their prime rib with truffle butter and their crab cake together for a whole new surf and turf dining experience.

Where: 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009

Phone:  (760) 929-6346


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Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse

Yet another perfect choice for great seafood and steak enjoyed by a beautiful view of the coast. Imagine award-winning wine selections, tender prime savory steak, fresh tasty seafood and a view of the sunset at the Pacific Ocean, now that’s a date.

They’re featuring a mother’s day brunch buffet if you’re up for an early start to celebrate mom’s day too. They’re Cioppino will have you asking for seconds and their pasta selections will your mouth watering before you get to decide what to order.

Where: 3878 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008, b/t Tamarack Ave & Redwood Ave Carlsbad 

Phone: (760) 434-2580


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333 Pacific

Last but not the least pick in our Mother’s Date selection is a wonderful restaurant that offers a 180-degree view of the ocean front and the Oceanside Pier layered under a beautiful night sky, where you can enjoy wonderful selections of steak, seafood, and sushi rolls.

They are offering a special 3-course Mother’s Day menu with champagne and mother’s day specials like their Prime Flat Iron Steak and Miso-Glazed Scallops.

Where: 333 N Pacific St, Oceanside, CA 92054, b/t Civic Center Dr & Tyson St, Oceanside. 

Phone: (760) 433-3333