Grand Lake Set to Celebrate Mothers With Specials, Sales and Lots of Love
“M” is for the million things she gave me.
“O” means only that she’s growing old.
“T” is for the tears she shed to save me.
“H” is for her heart of purest gold.
“E” is for her eyes with love-light shining.
“R” means right and right she’ll always be.
Put them all together they spell MOTHER, a word that means the world to me.
Over the years, thousands of songs have been written in praise of mothers. From country and classical to rock and hip hop, singers in all musical genres have paid tribute to moms everywhere.
In 1915, Theodore Morse and Howard Johnson penned the song, “M-O-T-H-E-R”. Its simple words and melody have stood the test of time.
On Sunday, May 12, mothers will once again be celebrated. It’s a special day to honor your mother, grandmother or that special maternal figure in your life for the role she has played in your life.
This Mother’s Day, write mom a melody if you’re so inclined. Or, thank mom for her hard work and the selfless love she’s shown by treating her to a grand meal or showering her with gifts.
The following Grand Lake restaurants, boutiques and businesses are offering special meals, discounts and sales to help you celebrate mom this Mother’s Day.
This classic American, family-owned cafe in Langley will be serving a steak special for Mother’s Day. The $17.95 special will include an 8-ounce steak, four butterflied shrimp, baked potato, a veggie, salad and a roll.
Ailey Cafe’s regular Sunday dinner of homemade chicken and noodles will also be available. This dinner comes with mashed potatoes, a vegetable and a salad.
Known for its delicious pies, Ailey Cafe will also have a couple of sugar-free desserts available on Mother’s Day.
Ailey Cafe is located at 13217 East Highway 28, in Langley. It will be open Sunday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Stop in for breakfast or lunch, which begins at 11 a.m. or whenever the mashed potatoes are ready.
A family tradition in Vinita since 1927, Clanton’s Café will be closed this Sunday so the staff can celebrate their own mothers. However, the family restaurant on Route 66 invites you to bring mom this week to treat her to some good ol’ down-home cooking just like she would make if it wasn’t her special day.
Mom will be delighted with any of the home-style meals served at Clanton’s Cafe, including chicken fried steak, chicken and dressing, home-style pot roast and hearty hamburgers.
Clanton’s Cafe is located at 349 East Illinois Ave, in Vinita. It is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays that aren’t Mother’s Day.
If mom has been hinting that she’s wants a Mexican vacation for her special day but your wallet won’t cover a trip south of the border, take her to El Cabrito Mexican Restaurant in Vinita.
Fresh ingredients and authentic Mexican meals at moderate prices help set El Cabrito apart.
Specialties of the house include the Fajitas Texans, taco salads, Enchiladas Jalisco and the Burrito Grande.
Fried ice cream, flan or sopapillas for dessert, as well as a refreshing margarita will add the perfect touch to mom’s day.
El Cabrito has been serving tasty authentic cuisine in a family-friendly atmosphere since 2005. Isn’t it time you discovered El Cabrito’s wonderful Mexican cuisine for yourself and mom?
El Cabrito Mexican Restaurant is located at 137 West Euclid Ave., in Vinita. It is open Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
This Mother’s Day, let mom lose herself in the excitement and friendly atmosphere at Grand Lake Casino. With more than 500 slot machines to choose from, she is sure to have a grand time immersed in the bells, whistles and thrills that come with the highest payouts and promotional wins.
When mom is ready for a break, treat her to dinner at Venue 655 Restaurant, which offers an array of delectable appetizers and award-winning entrees that are sure to satisfy any hunger. Don’t forget to eat dessert. Venue 655 Restaurant has a selection of delicious desserts on its menu.
Throughout the evening this Sunday, Grand Lake Casino will have a Blackjack and Poker promotion for Yeti items. Stick around for the fun and win mom a great Yeti gift.
Grand Lake Casino is located at 24701 South 655 Road, approximately 8 miles north of Grove on Highway 10. The casino is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Venue 655 Restaurant opens at 4 p.m. Sunday and closes at 9 p.m.
Whether you’re spending Mother’s Day on the lake with mom or would like to have lunch overlooking Grand Lake, a stop at Harbors View Marina would be a special treat for mom.
She’ll enjoy shopping in the marina’s new boutique area. Located in the Ship Store, The Bikini Boutique offers a large array of swimwear, resort wear, men’s wear, T-shirts, footwear, hats and sunglasses, but the focus is on bikinis, swimwear and coverups. There is literally something for everyone at The Bikini Boutique.
Mom and the whole family will enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day breakfast or lunch on the dining decks at Harbors View Marina. The Waterway Cafe is well-known for its delicious food and longtime cook Wayne “Bud” Hawkes is sure to have a special surprise or two for moms and everyone else to enjoy this Sunday.
A cool treat from the Shiver Shack, Harbors View Marina’s old-fashioned soda fountain, will also put a smile on mom’s face. The choices available include hand-dipped ice cream cones, shakes, malts, sundaes and Hawaiian shaved ice.
Safe Harbor Harbors View Marina is located in a quiet cove at the back of Duck Creek at 451107 East 320 Road, Afton. Courtesy boat slips are available. The Ship Store is open year-round Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Waterway Cafe is currently open for breakfast and lunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Located south of Grove and the Honey Creek bridge at the Cherokee Queen Motel, Honey Creek BBQ is Grand Lake’s newest barbecue spot.
If mom likes barbecue, she’ll love Honey Creek BBQ. Offering a signature barbecue menu that features beef, chicken, pork butts and ribs, the flavors at Honey Creek BBQ are sure to knock mom’s socks off. There’s also creamy, delicious banana pudding for dessert. Don’t you wish you were already there?
From hefty sandwiches and dinners featuring savory, slow-cooked meats to a delicious Cobb salad, Honey Creek BBQ is quickly becoming Grand Lake’s favorite place to eat barbecue. Stop by the Mother’s Day and introduce mom to what is sure to become her favorite barbecue joint as well.
Honey Creek BBQ is located at 61991 East 315 Road, south of Grove. It is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. six days a week and closed on Wednesdays.
Don’t let the sun go down on mom’s special day without a trip to Mooney’s Sunset Bar and Grill in Disney, where you’ll find what is arguably the best sunset view on Grand Lake.
With both a full-service bar and the best burgers on the lake, Mooney’s Sunset Bar and Grill is a great place to treat mom to a delicious cocktail and a hot burger while she watches the sunset.
In addition to the bar area and the grill’s indoor seating, Mooney’s Sunset Bar and Grill has outdoor seating available on its spacious waterfront patio overlooking Grand Lake.
If your Mother’s Day plans involve spending the day on the lake with mom, seven courtesy slips available allow you easy access to the bar and grill.
Mooney’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 330 Lake Front St., in Disney, is open Sunday from noon to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from noon to midnight. The grill closes at 7 p.m. on Sunday, 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
If you’re looking to treat mom to both great food and great views, Morrow’s Bar and Grill is a great place where you’ll find both fabulous food options and grand views from its large patio overlooking Grand Lake.
Whatever mom is hungry for, the mouthwatering menu at Morrow’s Bar and Grill has something that will appeal. The delicious options range from tasty, flame-broiled burgers to its signature Shish Ka-BOB and a scrumptious lineup of desserts.
Morrow’s Bar and Grill also has a large selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and pasta dishes, including fettucini Alfredo and spaghetti and meatballs.
Easily accessible by water in Rapier Hollow on Grand Lake, Morrow’s Bar and Grill has courtesy slips available.
If you’re bringing mom by land, the bar and grill is located at 634 Morrow Drive, in Eucha, two miles from Pensacola Dam with plenty of parking.
Open weekends only in May, Morrow’s Bar and Grill is open Sunday from noon to 8 p.m., Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
More than a restaurant, Mulligans is an experience. This Sunday, score a hole-in-one with mom by treating her to a Mother’s Day Buffet at the Patricia Island Country Club restaurant.
Available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the sumptuous buffet will feature an array of delicious items, including assorted scones, Caesar salad, cheesy scrambled eggs, Denver scrambled eggs, sausage and applewood smoked bacon, biscuits and gravy, Jason’s famous hash browns, beef tenderloin with a stout demi-glace, lemon and thyme airline chicken, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, truffle cream corn and veggie Florentine. There will also be a personal omelet station.
The Mother’s Day Brunch is $22 and a kid’s menu will also be available.
Patricia Island Country Club is located at 4980 Clubhouse Road, in Grove. Mulligans is open to the public on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and for members only on Wednesday from 4 to 10 p.m., Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Give mom a taste of the good life at River Bend Casino & Hotel this Mother’s Day. Starting at noon, the first 500 moms to visit Club Wyandotte will receive a free scratcher card as part of the casino’s We Heart Moms Scratch Off.
Mom can score her share of more than $8,500 in prizes on Mother’s Day. Prizes include free play, bonus points or a $10 dining credit.
You’ll also want to treat her to a delicious Mother’s Day Buffet in the award-winning Twin Bridges Restaurant. Served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the buffet will feature a variety of brunch selections, including smoked ham, Swiss and asparagus frittata, bacon, tomato and spinach quiche, assorted breakfast sandwiches, fresh cut fruit with sweet yogurt dip, meat, cheese and olive display, sweet breakfast pastries and cinnamon rolls, as well as chef’s selection soup with fresh bread.
Entree selections available will include blackened mahi filet with smoked tomato cream over Creole rice pilaf and shrimp, chardonnay chicken over creamy pesto and cheese-stuffed tortellini, balsamic-glazed New York strip steak over parmesan and gorgonzola mac and cheese and maple-brined pork tenderloin over oven-roasted sweet potatoes and roasted peppers. Roasted parmesan asparagus as well as garlic and crispy prosciutto green beans will also be served.
The Mother’s Day Buffet is $19.99 for adults and $12.99 for children. Seating is limited so reservations are recommended. Call (918) 678-6456 to make your reservation.
River Bend Casino & Hotel is located at 100 Jackpot Place, in Wyandotte. Twin Bridges Restaurant is open Sunday from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The regular breakfast buffet will end at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 12.
Grand Lake’s own oasis of luxury, Shangri-La Golf Club, Resort & Marina has plenty to offer mom this Mother’s Day. Plan a lakeside getaway for her that includes award-winning cuisine and world-class hospitality. She can even play a round of golf.
The Summit Restaurant, Shangri-La’s signature dining establishment, will be serving a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet for members and resort guests from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The largest Summit brunch affair of the year is $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Call (918) 257-4200 to reserve a spot for your mom.
Open to the public, Doc’s Bar and Grill will offer a Mother’s Day brunch special featuring five entrees, including salmon lox, chocolate pancakes, Mediterranean stuffed chicken, seafood stuffed haddock and Croque-Madame Benedict. The specials will be served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Nothing says happy Mother’s Day like a free round of golf for your sweet mom on Shangri-La’s 27-hole championship golf course. This Mother’s Day, Shangri-La Golf Club is offering a Mother’s Day special. Moms play one free round with one paid round of golf. Call (918) 257-4204 to book a tee time.
Shangri-La Golf Club, Resort & Marina is located at 31000 S. Highway 125, Monkey Island. The Summit Restaurant is open 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Doc’s Bar and Grill is open 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. - midnight Friday and Saturday.
Stuff’ns Cafe in Ketchum gives you three chances to treat mom on Mother’s Day — breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Start mom’s special day off right with a delicious, homestyle breakfast. Served from 7 to 11 a.m., the breakfast menu includes biscuits and gravy, French toast, omelets, pancakes, breakfast combos and bacon, bacon and more bacon.
If mom wants to sleep in, bring mom by Stuff’ns Cafe for lunch or dinner. She can choose from a yummy selection of burgers, sandwiches, salads, basket dinners or the Sunday special chicken fried steak, which is served with green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, side salad and a biscuit.
Stuff’ns Cafe also serves hand-dipped ice cream, malts, shakes, old-fashioned root beer floats and delicious homemade cakes, cobblers or brownies so mom can finish her meal with a tasty treat.
Stuff’ns Cafe is located at 205 Ketchum Ave. It is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Show mom how much you treasure her by treating her to an elegant dining experience at The Artichoke Restaurant & Bar.
One of South Grand Lake’s premier dining establishments, The Artichoke serves new American cuisine, using only the freshest and finest ingredients.
The mouthwatering menu features a combination of fresh seafood as well as steaks, chicken, pasta dishes and a selection of handcrafted salads, including Caesar and Syrian. There is also a full bar with a fairly extensive wine list, featuring primarily American wines.
The Artichoke is closed on Sundays, so you’ll want to make a reservation for dinner with mom on Friday or Saturday evening. Call (918) 782-9855 for reservations.
Located at 35896 S. Highway 82, on the north end of Langley, The Artichoke Restaurant & Bar is open from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The Lighthouse restaurant is a foodie destination. Known for serving the best steaks on South Grand Lake, the restaurant is an unforgettable dining experience where exquisite food and excellent service meet in a friendly, relaxed and casual atmosphere.
The cuisine ranges from casual to sophisticated and is complimented by a thoughtfully chosen and value-driven wine and spirit list.
Created by a talented chef, the restaurant’s fresh, tasty fare includes steaks, seafood, poultry and pasta with a wide array of appetizers that garner a lot of well-deserved attention.
A Grand Lake favorite for years, The Lighthouse recently expanded its hours and is now open on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to the regular full menu, a special brunch menu is available every Sunday. All entrees on the brunch menu are $10, which makes The Lighthouse not only a delicious choice for Mother’s Day, but also a sensible choice.
The brunch menu features a variety of entrees, including toasted panini, catfish, meatloaf, fried chicken, a speciality omelette, chicken and waffles and more.
This Mother’s Day, The Lighthouse will also offer a special sweet treat — a waffle piled high with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. The Mother’s Day special will be served with scrambled eggs and potatoes.
The Lighthouse restaurant is located at Main Street and Highway 85, in Ketchum. It is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Go tropical this Mother’s Day and dine at The Parrot Steakhouse & Grill in Grove.
Perched above Honey Creek Landing Marina, The Parrot is a tropical oasis on Grand Lake where mom can sit back, relax and take it easy while enjoying a first-rate meal.
The extensive menu at The Parrot offers something for everyone. Its signature dishes are a delicious choice and include coconut shrimp, chicken fried steak, fish tacos, filet of beef and more. Burgers, sandwiches, salads, pasta, Alaskan beer battered cod, steaks and St. Louis style ribs are just a sampling of the menu’s variety.
Available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Sunday special is fried chicken. Lightly seasoned and fried to crispy, golden perfection, the fried chicken is just how mom would make it if it wasn’t her special day.
The family-style restaurant also has a full-service bar, so mom can enjoy a refreshing adult beverage, maybe even one with a little umbrella to add to the tropical vibe.
In addition to fantastic food and excellent service, The Parrot also serves up a magnificent view from its spacious dining room and the comfortable outdoor seating on the deck.
Whether you come by land or by Grand — there are eight courtesy slips available — a visit to The Parrot will add a dash of island fun and make Mother’s Day extra special.
The Parrot Steakhouse & Grill is located at 2530 South Main, in Grove. It is open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Mother’s Day Gift Shopping Made Easy
If you’re searching for the perfect gift for your mom this Mother’s Day, the following Grand Lake businesses are the place to turn. From discounts and sales to unique gift ideas, you are sure to find a gift that will make mom happy and your wallet as well.
From women’s apparel and home decor to gifts and accessories, The Muddy Pearl promises a shopping experience like no other.
Showcasing the best looks of the season and the freshest ideas for the home, the family-owned and operated boutique in Grove is holding a BOGO sale now through Saturday.
Shopping for mom has never been so easy. Stop by The Muddy Pearl and take advantage of the special Buy One, Get One Half Off sale on all regular priced merchandise storewide.
The Muddy Pearl is located in Annie’s Galleria, 414 East 3rd St., in Grove. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Pamper mom this Mother’s Day with a gift certificate from Illusions Day Spa, in Grove.
A premier day spa and beauty salon, Illusions Day Spa specializes in hair, nails, skin care and massage. From haircuts and hair color to facials, spray tans and body scrubs, a wide variety of beauty and spa services are available at Illusions Day Spa. A gift certificate allows mom to choose the perfect service to meet her needs and on her own time schedule.
The friendly, professional staff at Illusions Day Spa believes beauty starts from within. Their mission is to rejuvenate, revitalize and renew the spirit and allow both the inner and outer beauty to shine. What a great way to celebrate mom.
Illusions Day Spa also carries a selection of beauty care products, including the naturally sources, eco-friendly products from Aveda. Pick up a product or two to give to mom along with a gift certificate. You’re sure to make her day.
Illusions Day Spa is located in Annie’s Galleria, at 414 East 3rd St., in Grove. It is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Grand Lake’s newest shopping destination, Tristah’s Boutique opened earlier this month, just in time for Mother’s Day gift buying.
The chic boutique in Grove offers a great selection of trendy apparel, beautifully stylish jewelry, Louis Vuitton purses and accessories, as well as a unique selection of gift items, including striking silver and pink candle sets.
Each piece is hand-selected with a focus to fashion-forward style and attention to detail, so you know you’ll find unique, one-of-a-kind looks that will appeal to women of all ages.
Tristah’s Boutique carries the Tyler Candle Company line of high-quality, high-performance fragranced candles. The selection includes an array of scents and sizes from jars to beautifully boxed four-wick candles and votives.
Also available from Tyler Candle Company is Glamorous Wash, a fine laundry detergent designed to explore and expands the power of fragrance for an intimate glamour experience.
Tristah’s Boutique is located at 2123 South Main, Suite F, in Grove. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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