Your mother probably wouldn't want to spend her special day at Hooter's, but if you decide to take her there she can eat for free-- sort of.
The iconic wing joint is offering a free meal of $10 or less as long as mom brings her offspring and someone buys a drink.
Select Beef O Brady locations are offering the same sort of offer.
If Mom prefers more of a fine dining experience, Moonfish and Fishbones are offering mothers a free 10-ounce filet with salad, mashed potatoes and bread with the purchase of another entree.
Frozen yogurt might be more up Mom's alley and she can get that for free at one of 400 TCBY locations across the country.
Even Outback is offering a discount for Mother's Day weekend, although you will have to take Mom to dinner either Friday or Saturday night. With the coupon, diners get $8 off the purchase of two or more entrees.
All public gardens across the country are offering free admission to more than just Moms on Friday as part of National Public Garden day.
If you need to wait until Sunday, the Harry P. Leu Gardens is letting moms in for free to the gardens and the museum.
The Menello Museum of American Art has it's monthly family free day so everyone gets in for free from noon-4:30 pm.
The Orange County Regional History Center is also free for the whole family and open noon- 5 p.m.
Black Hammock Adventures is offering mother's a free seat on an airboat ride on Lake Jessup. After spotting gators, take mom for a meal at the Black Hammock Restaurant and get 10% off with your ticket stub from the airboat ride.
Fantasy of Flight and Ripley's Odditorium are both offering free admission for mothers with the purchase of an adult ticket.
Finally, if mom wants a laugh the SAK Comedy Lab is presenting its annual Mother's Day Improv show at 3 p.m. on Sunday. The show is free for mother's with the purchase of a $12-$15 child ticket. RSVP is required with mention of "Mother of All Deals."