There's nothing better than getting the family together to enjoy a delicious meal, and praise the most important person in the world - our mothers.

This Sunday, give mom a break from cooking and take her to a restaurant in Lufkin or Nacogdoches that offers a special Mother's Day brunch or just a good, hearty meal. Here's our list of the top five restaurants:

1. Hotel Fredonia

The Hotel Fredonia in Nacogdoches is offering a Mother's day brunch/lunch at 11:00 a.m., 12:00p.m. and 1:00p.m. on Sunday, May 8th.

The all-inclusive meal will feature a variety of delectable items such as honey bourbon glazed ham, prime rib, grilled tilapia, roasted pork loin, vegetarian linguini, smoked salmon and their famous bread pudding and pies.

Don't wait until the last minute to make your reservations - Call 936-564-1234 and click on the link above for all the details.

2. Outback Steakhouse

Celebrate Mom by taking her to Outback Steakhouse for Mother's Day to enjoy fresh flavors, shareable appetizers and irresistible desserts.
The restaurant in Lufkin, located at 2206 S. First St. near the Lufkin Mall will open at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 8th so you can start your celebration early.

You can also share a photo of you and your mom to the Outback Facebook page to be featured as the Outback profile picture! What a cool way to honor your mom!

3. Ralph and Kacoo's

Ralph and Kacoo's in Lufkin is offering Mother's Day specials on some of their delicious menu items this Sunday.

With $3,00 mimosas and Cajun Bloody Marys, and specials on the Redfish Ponchartrain, Shrimp Extravaganza, Chicken Gamberetti and Ralph's Steak & Shrimp, you can't go wrong with bringing mom to Ralph and Kacoo's on May 8th!

4. Buffet Restaurants

Buffets are a great place to take mom and the whole family out to eat on Mother's Day. Relatively low in cost, these restaurants offer plenty of food, so everyone will be satisfied no matter what you're craving.

In Nacogdoches, try Ocean Buffet or Barnhill Steak and Buffet and in Lufkin, Fuller's Buffet and Golden Corral Steakhouse are great options.

5. Cotton Patch Cafe

For a casual dining experience, bring mom to Cotton Patch Cafe at the Lufkin or Nacogdoches location to enjoy the chicken & dumplings special, starting at 11:00 a.m.

Enjoying each other's company over a lovely meal is sure to please mom on her special day!

Here's a picture of  my mom and I from when she visited me at school for my graduation last year.
She lives in Canada with the rest of my family, and I would like to wish her a Happy Mother's Day from Texas - even though she thinks that every day is Mother's day :)

"Bonne fete des meres, maman!"


Leave us your comments and wish your mom a Happy Mother's Day this weekend!