Mother's Day is no time for experiments.
Mom wants lunch, good service and, most of all, somebody else to do all the work.
In Northeast Tarrant County, Bob's Steak & Chop House will serve its regular menu, including steaks, a pork chop dinner with applesauce, rack of lamb or fresh seafood; 1255 S. Main St., Grapevine, 817-481-5555, www.bobs-steakandchop.com.
Next door, Winewood Restaurant offers a three-course menu featuring chicken cordon bleu, salmon or a rib-eye; $29. 1265 S. Main St., www.thewinewood.com.
Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine opens for a buffet with prime rib, pork tenderloin, garlic chicken or short ribs, plus two kinds of mac-and-cheese; 1600 Fairway Drive, 817-481-7277, cowboysgolfclub.com
Even North Main BBQ in Euless has a rose for Mom.
Owner Hubert Green, 85, knows moms don't always want barbecue.
"But if you can get Mama in here," he said, "she'll like it."
The meal is $15. North Main is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; 406 N. Main St., 817-267-7821.
Also open: Kirby's Prime Steakhouse in Southlake, J.R.'s Steakhouse in Colleyville and the Silver Fox Steakhouse in Grapevine.
In Arlington, beloved Cacharel's menu includes a choice of almond-crusted tilapia, salmon, chicken-mushroom crêpes or beef tenderloin with (of course) a chocolate soufflé; $48.50. 817-640-9981, www.cacharel.net.
Or there's Babe's Chicken Dinner House, serving a choice of fried or smoked chicken along with catfish and other dishes; 230 N. Center St., 817-801-0300, www.babeschicken.com.
Roanoke's restaurant row has Babe's, Hard Eight BBQ and fine-dining Classic Cafe, serving beef tenderloin, roast chicken piccata or basil-pesto salmon; $35. 504 N. Oak St., 817-430-8185, theclassiccafe.com.
In Weatherford, Fire Oak Grill serves a four-course brunch featuring lamb, crab or beef tenderloin; $40. 114 Austin Ave., 817-598-0400, www.fireoakgrill.com.
(The Wild Mushroom will open in midafternoon and serve its regular menu.)
In Fort Worth, besides the obvious hotels and buffets, Grace will open Sunday. Choices include eggs Benedict, Texas berry French toast, Kobe beef pot roast or buttermilk-fried chicken; $14-$40. 777 Main St., 817-877-3388, gracefortworth.com.
Bailey's Prime Plus, revamping its steak-and-seafood menu, will offer an ambitious buffet that will include prime rib, lemon-roasted chicken, Coca Cola-glazed ham, egg dishes, sides and strawberry shortcake; $49. 2901 Crockett St., 817-870-1100, www.baileysprimeplus.com.
Salsa Fuego will serve a $17 brunch buffet with egg dishes, jalapeño-bacon waffles, chilaquiles and brisket; 3520 Alta Mere Drive (Texas 183), 817-560-7888, salsafuegofw.com.
And Ol' South Pancake House, celebrating 50 years of 'round-the-clock service next week, will serve home-cooking lunches and dinners for $6-$9 or 1-pound T-bones for $17.
Next Tuesday, Ol' South will give away free pancakes from 6 a.m. to midnight. It's open 24 hours; 1509 S. University Drive, 817-336-0311, www.olsouthpancakehouse.com.
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