Looking for someplace to take mom this weekend for Mother's Day in Northwest Indiana? Here's a few ideas:

Pork Chops at Miller Bakery Cafe in Gary

Dining

The recently reopened Miller Bakery Cafe in the Miller Beach section of Gary has special Mother's Day hours from 2pm to 8pm. Enjoy their beautifully decorated dining room and delicious menu.

The award-winning Lucrezia restaurants are serving items from their regular menu as well as featured gala and drink specials on Sunday. Check out their facebook pages to see their specials:  Crown Point's page and Chesterton page

Bistro 157 in Valparaiso will be open starting at 11am on Sunday. Last seating is at 4:30pm. They will feature their dinner menu as well as nice brunch and lunch style specials. 

Jelly Pancake House will be serving their delicious specials like Cookies and Cream Pancakes, Red Velvet French Toast and Apple Walnut Chicken Salad. The Merrillville location is open from 7am to 3pm. 

Treat your mom to the annual brunch at Pikk's Tavern in Valparaiso from 10:30am to 2:30pm and dinner from 3pm to 8pm. Includes endless appetizers and desserts! See the menu here.

Sage in Chesterton will be open 11am to 8pm featuring special brunch and dinner options as well as the regular menus.  

Popolano's, also in Chesterton, will have drink and food specials on Sunday including a Berry Moscato Martini, Fresh Sea Scallops and Stuffed Filet. 

T.J. Maloney's Irish Pub in Merrillville has their annual brunch from 10am to 2:30pm including a carving station with prime rib and ham, breakfast delights and elaborate dessert display! 

Teibel's in Schererville is a great family restaurant that always has delicious meals to please mom including their signature fried chicken or perch.

Indiana Dunes beach

Activities

Grab your jackets and take a stroll down the beach or one of the trails at the Indiana Dunes.

Visit Taltree Arboretum and Gardens in Valparaiso this weekend for their Art in the Garden event.

Afterwards, make a pit stop at Albanese Candy Factory where you can make the moms in your life AND yourself happy with their delicious candies.

Last minute shopper? Here are some places to stop at suggested by our facebook fans:

Chef's Outlet at Lighthouse Place in Michigan City
Lake Street Gallery in Gary
Dwellings in Crown Point
Sickingers Jewelry in Lowell
Gardens on the Prairie in Lowell
Cabela's in Hammond
Barbara Jean's Gifts and Gourmet in Crown Point

A few other suggestions: It's Just Serendipity in Hammond, Albert's Jewelers in Schererville and Prickly Pear Furnishings in Hammond

Anywhere you go, I hope you and your moms have a fantastic time together!