Northern Michigan: How do you say thank you to the woman who gave you everything? A Mother's Day brunch is a good start! After the macaroni necklaces, finger paintings and 'I love you' cards, treat your mom to one of these exceptional Northern Michigan Mother's Day brunches.

Sagamore's Dining Room, The Inn at Bay Harbor

Northern Michigan's Renaissance golf resort invites you to a Mother's Day brunch buffet fit for a queen. Mom can delight in someone else taking the time to prepare roasted prime rib, leg of lam, an asparagus, tomato, basil and goat cheese fritatta and more, just for her. 11:30 am – 4:00 pm. Reservations requested, 231.439.4059. 3600 Village Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor.

The Beach House Restaurant, Boyne Mountain Resort

Head out to Deer Lake and let Mom take her culinary pick with gourment stations galore at The Beach House Restaurant's Mother's Day brunch. Enjoy classic delights like eggs benedict and cinnamon rolls at the breakfast station, create a perfect plate at the omelet and waffle station, or live the rich life with grilled chicken carbonara, roasted salmon with citrus buerre blanc and fresh haricot vert at the brunch station. 11:00 am – 2:30 pm. Reservations are highly recommended, 231.549.6854. 1 Boyne Mountain Rd, Boyne Falls.

Stafford's Pier Restaurant

"She gets the smiles, you get the thanks" at Stafford's Pier Restaurant this Mother's Day brunch 2012. As if waterfront-graced view weren't enough, the Pier also offers a foodie spectacle for Mom, including Northern Michigan smoked whitefish, fresh sushi and caviar, gratin potatoes, stuffed pork loin and cranberry turkey. Reservations recommended, 231.526.6201. 102 E. Bay St, Harbor Springs.

The Lakeview, Shanty Creek Resorts

Give Mom the perfect gift with a Mother's Day brunch at Shanty Creek Resorts' The Lakeview. Indulge with delectables such as garlic-pierced top round with pinot jus, double smoked bacon, roasted bistro chicken with capers, olives and artichokes, cinnamon French toast and fresh fruits, melons and berries. Reservations recommended, 231.533.3070. 1 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire.

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