There is no better place to celebrate the maternal figure in your life than on The Secret Coast. With extravagant dining options, opportunities for shopping and lavishing, and plenty of ways to spend quality time together, we’ve got a plethora of ways to let mothers everywhere know how special they are. It’s important to show Mom your love and appreciation every single day, but we promise any one of these things will make her feel that much more loved.

Dining on Mother’s Day

Coastal Mississippi’s prime location in the Southern U.S. bordering the Gulf of Mexico provides for a mixture of delectable cuisines – from Cajun to soul food, the freshest Gulf seafood, and more. You’ll find amazing flavors at any restaurant along The Secret Coast, so spoil Mom by letting her relax and handing the reins over to a local chef for dinner this Mother’s Day.


Mignon’s Steaks & Seafood at the Palace Casino Resort will be featuring a three-course gourmet dinner special for Mother’s Day. For $69 per person, diners will have the opportunity to experience this premier fine dining restaurant, but don’t forget to order a glass of wine with dinner! Mignon’s Steaks & Seafood has received Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for the past thirteen consecutive years.

If the buffet is more your speed, The Palace Buffet will also be open to serve Mom a variety of cuisines from the Grill, Comfort, Wok and Coastal stations. Other great Mother’s Day dining options across The Secret Coast include 200 North Beach, Whiskey Prime, and Brady’s Steaks and Seafood, but you can’t go wrong anywhere you go.

Private Picnic

If you’re looking for a more intimate dining experience, be sure to book a private picnic setup with Coastal Picnic & Company or Food Booze Hiccups. Coastal Picnic & Company’s luxurious pop-ups can be arranged almost anywhere such as at the beach, in your backyard, or indoors, while Food Booze Hiccups offers bonfires on the beach with s’mores and charcuterie.

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Homemade Meal

For the person who would prefer to make a home-cooked meal for his or her mother, we’ve got a handful of decadent recipes to try from Secret Coast chefs as well. Grab some fresh shrimp at the harbor in the morning and make one of these shrimp recipes or stew up a pot of gumbo.

Mother’s Day Gifts

Remind Mom how sweet and beautiful she is with a gift that is equally as sweet and beautiful as her! Some well-known florists in Coastal Mississippi include Flowers by Karen and French Potager. Meanwhile, you’ll find homemade treats at The Pecan House or I am Candy & Things. Handmade and local jewelry abound with options like The Shops at Century Hall, Robin’s Nest in the Pass, and Hillyer House.

The French Potager Exterior
Photo Courtesy: The French Potager

Mother’s Day Experiences

Make Mother’s Day one for the books this year with a unique and relaxing Secret Coast experience. Moms put loads of hard work into helping her children be the best that they can be! Show your thanks with some quality time together, or with a relaxing night out of the house.


The Fin & Zen Yoga with Sloth Encounter at the Mississippi Aquarium is one of the most all-inclusive activities you can take Mom to do on her special day. Guests will participate in a Vinyasa yoga session in front of the Big Window, a meet and greet with Tito the two-toed sloth, and a Mom-mosa on top of same-day admission to the aquarium.

Pottery Class

Create new memories together by trying out a new hobby! The Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art, Gulfport Arts Center, and even some local potters offer ceramics classes. Choose from wheel throwing or hand building – regardless, we know Mom will love learning this skill which has deep ties to The Secret Coast’s culture.

Spa Day

There is no mom in the world who would deny the refreshing treatment at any of Coastal Mississippi’s world-class casino spas. Book a pedicure together and let all your worries go with a relaxing spa treatment.

Beau Rivage Spa & Salon