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While I will admit I am not an expert in this, I will admit I do have quite a bit of experience in this subject matter. When my mother was alive, she always insisted we all gather at the local Golden Corral. She would order a big table with 10 to 20 chairs to accommodate the family and celebrate her day.

Then there's the experience I have gained from my wife and eight children.  While my dearest wife Donna has her favorite places to dine. First off for years, she has enjoyed a red lobster however as the years have passed she has become a huge Mexican food fan.

LOOK: Here's What Mom Loves to Eat on Mothers Day

This year, do a little homework by counting the empty styrofoam cups in the back seat floorboard and know exactly where to take your special lady on Mother's Day. Keep in mind that many places will have big crowds, and to avoid the long lines call ahead and make reservations.

Here are some mom-pleasing recommendations, and yes they come with many years of experience. Okay, let's get started, I recommend for Mom's sacred day the following:

Oscars Mexican Food - Omero the owner/ cook knows that moms love their Mexican food favorites with a twist. So don't be surprised to discover shrimp tacos, shrimp, fish, steak, or chicken fajitas. Maybe the steak topped with their unbelievable "Ranchero Sauce."

Located at 5125 Buffalo Gap Rd. and they welcome group reservations. Open daily from 6 AM until 9 PM. If you like sweet tea then try their famous Orchata water made with rice and a Mexican favorite, it's delicious. Call (325) 241-4945.

Copper Creek - If mom's in the mood for white linens on the table and some steak and lobster then give Copper Creek a try. On a side note, Copper Creek changed from white to black linens recently. Nonetheless, Copper Creek is a really nice place.

Located at 4401 Loop 322, call (325) 692-4424, reservations are welcomed, they're open Mon-Thu 11 am-10, Fri & Sat 11 am-11 pm, and they are closed Sundays, except for holidays but open Mother's Day Only 11 am-3 pm.

Miguel's Mex-Tex Cafe has a 'Mom Favorite' called Steak Ranchero one of the best steaks in the Big Country if you ask me. Have mom try the Honey Chipotle Salmon or the ever-popular Fajitas De Miguel. As a matter of fact, everything on Miguels' menu is incredible. Miguel's has a very relaxing atmosphere too, it's a must for Mother's Day.

Located at 3001 S. Danville Drive, call (325) 698-8100, and they're open Sunday-Thursday: 11 am - 10 pm and Friday & Saturday 11 am - 11 pm.

Taylor County Taphouse - Featuring their famous dishes like their incredible Steak Diane, their delicious Wicked Chicken, or a vegan favorite Taphouse Pasta. They will be offering their awesome breakfast and lunch combinations. Remember they also have some tasty cocktails like a Mimosa, Bloody Mary, and Tequila Mockingbirds. Leave some room for dessert.

Located at 4002 Catclaw Drive, call (325) 704-2500, and they're open Monday-Thursday from 3 PM - 10 PM, Friday - Saturday 11 AM - 11 PM, and Sunday 10 AM - 10 PM.

Lytle Land & Cattle Company is serving its world-famous mesquite-grilled steaks. Lytle Land & Cattle is famous for its Sharon's rib-eye steaks, tenderloin medallions, seafood, and huge chicken fried steaks. They also have a full-service bar, carrying the most popular wines and beers. Remember, leave room for dessert.

Located at 1150 East/South 11th Street, call (325) 677-1925, and they're open 11 AM - 9 PM Sunday.-Thursday and Friday & Saturday 11 AM - 10 PM.

Golden Corral has such a wide variety from their signature Sirloin Steak, Bourbon Street Chicken, Perfect Pot Roast, Meaty Meatloaf, Fried Chicken, and Fried Fish to their big salad bar. Check out their dessert bar.

Located at 4357 S. Danville, or call (325) 692-4592, and they're open Monday-Thursday 11 am-10 pm, Friday-Saturday 7:30 am-11 pm, and Sunday 7:30 am-10 pm

Red Lobster - Another one of Mom's favorites is Red Lobster. This is the place we all love to go to for special occasions. Red Lobster does not take reservations.

Located at  1280 S. Clack, call (325) 695-1191, and they're open Sun-Mon 11 am-10 pm and Fri & Sat 11 am-11 pm.

Perini Ranch Steakhouse - This place is top of the list for moms that know what they want. Tom Perini will make sure there's plenty of prime rib, his world-famous beef tenderloin plus all the other Perini  Ranch Steakhouse favorites.

Located at 3002 Highway 89 Buffalo Gap, call (325) 572-3339, reservations required, and they're open Tues-Thurs 5 pm-10 pm, and Fri-Sun 11 am-10 pm

Abuelo's - If mom is more in the mood for some excellent Mexican food, then Abuelo's is a great place, with its signature plates and its famous papas.

Located at 4782 South 14th St, call (325) 692-4776, and they're open Mon-Thu 11 am-10 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am-11 pm, and Mother's Day Only 11 am-3 pm.

Olive Garden - If your mother prefers pasta and some tasty garlic breadsticks then the Olive Garden is a great place. Mom's always like the lively atmosphere and their delicious dishes.

Located at 3210 South Clack, call (325) 691-0388, and they're open Sun-Thu 11 am-10 pm, and Fri & Sat 11 am-11 pm.

The Cracker Barrel - Is an awesome idea because mom got to do a little shopping prior to dinner. the Cracker Barrel has such a varied menu from breakfast to supper, they've got you covered. Besides who would turn down a piece of Cocoa Cola Cake?

Located at 1602 TX-Highway 351, call (325) 672-02804, and they're open Mon-Sun. 6 am - 10 pm.

Little Italy - If mom likes veal and an awesome cannoli after dinner, then Little Italy has your mom's heart in mind. Who could pass up Luigi's friendly hospitality and relaxing atmosphere on Mother's Day?

Located at 1417 S. Danville Dr, or call (325) 692-8117, they're open Mon-Sat. 11 am-10 pm, and  Sunday Brunch 11 am-2:30 pm including on mom's special day.

Happy Mother's Day!

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