Mother’s Day is the most popular day to dine out. According to the National Restaurant Association, 35% of Americans are expected to do so. Although Mother’s Day and brunch seem to go together like eggs and toast, dinner is still the most popular meal.

Mom’s special day is also a day to enjoy other activities in addition to eating. Below you will find the best things to do on Sunday, May 14, 2017. 

Places to Eat on Mother’s Day

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Dutch Corner Restaurant

3154 Main Street, Manchester (410) 239-8100 Open for breakfast on Sundays, from 7 am – 1 pm,  this is the place to dine in the Manchester area. Located owned and operated, the pleasant atmosphere and freshly made food make this a very popular locale. The owner, Susan Rill, makes a point to buy local, and also is a generous supporter of the community. If breakfast with Mom is on your agenda, the Mother’s Day breakfast specials will offer additional menu choices.


Rocksalt Grille

65 W. Main Street, Westminster (410) 861-6400 This newer addition to the downtown Westminster scene is not to be missed.  Located at the site of the former Westminster mainstay, Harry’s, this restaurant is on track become a mainstay as well. Their slogan “Chesapeake Cuisine at it’s Finest”, sums up the variety of offerings on the menu. From the raw bar, to the variety of seafood appetizers and dishes, the Chesapeake taste abounds. And for those patrons who aren’t seafood lovers? Beef and chicken dishes are available as well. Certainly something for everyone! Highly rated on Trip Advisor,


Johansson’s Dining & Brew House

4 W. Main Street, Westminster   (410) 876-0101   What’s Being Offered: Mother’s Day Brunch Time:  10am – 6pm, with the last seating at 4:30 Prices: $31.99 per adult  / $16 ages 5-10 / $8.00 ages 1-4 Additional Details: All seatings are for 1 1/2 hours to allow all patrons an equal opportunity to dine. Reservations are required.

Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department

1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville (410) 795-1333, Extension 316   What’s Being Offered: Dinner Buffet Time: 12 noon – 5 pm Price: Adults $16 / Ages 6-12 $8 / Under 6 $4 / Carryout $17 Menu: Fried chicken, Fried Shrimp, Beef, Pork Loin, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Glazed Carrots, Rolls & Butter, Iced Tea, Coffee, Water, Lemonade.



Best Places to Get Crabs

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Does Mom love eating steamed crabs? If so, maybe going out to eat isn’t in your plans. Instead, how about ordering crabs from one of Carroll County’s crab houses?  Here are the county’s best places for ordering steamed crabs for take-out:


Blue Point Crab House in Westminster

Captain Bob’s Seafood in Manchester

Captain Dan’s Crabhouse in Eldersburg

Myers Crab Shack in New Windsor

Salerno’s in Eldersburg

Steamin’ Mad Crabs in Hampstead


Other Things to Do With Mom 

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Carroll County Farmer’s Market

Actually scheduled for the day before Mother’s Day, from 8 am – 2pm, the Farmer’s Market is the oldest in Carroll County, and the second oldest in the state. Held indoors at the Ag Center in Westminster, as many as 100 vendors are on premise each week. Bring Mom to check out home-grown fruits, vegetables and baked goods, as well as hand-made jewelry, gifts and garden plants. The Brill Brothers will be providing music specifically for The Mother’s Day Farmer’s Market.


Flower & Jazz Festival

Another event scheduled for Saturday, May 13 is the annual Flower & Jazz Festival in downtown Westminster. Main Street will be filled with craft and commercial vendors, as well as a variety of food and flower vendors. For those who enjoy running, there will be a 5K Run. And don’t forget the variety of music! The 5K starts at 9 am, followed by the festival from 10 am – 4 pm. This is definitely an event to attend.


 Carroll Singers Presents: “Two Sirs with Love”

Performed at the Westminster High School Auditorium, this event features the music of Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney. Shows will be held Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, May 14 at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance for adults, and $7 in advance for students. Children under 6 are free. Advanced tickets are available for purchase at The Arts Council, Coffey Music and from members of the Carroll Singers. Tickets are also available at the door for $15 (adults) an $9 (students).


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