OpenTable Data Reveals the Top 25 Cities That Love Mom the Most

According to our data, Americans will be dining out this Mother’s Day to celebrate the moms in their lives, making it the single busiest day for group dining of the year. Coast to coast, families, and friends will gather to honor mom, particularly in the top 25 cities that celebrate Mother’s Day.

According to OpenTable data, among the cities that love moms the most, the South proves it knows a thing or two about showering mom with love. Baton Rouge takes the top prize, while Charlotte, North Carolina (#3) and Houston (#4) make the top five. Not to be outdone by Southern counterparts, New York City demonstrates it can slow down long enough to make Mother’s Day special, securing the number two spot, while the Midwest also claims bragging rights with Indianapolis in fifth place.

The following cities, listed in order, comprise the Top 25 Cities that Celebrate Mother’s Day:

  1. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  2. New York, New York
  3. Charlotte, North Carolina
  4. Houston, Texas
  5. Indianapolis, Indiana
  6. Atlanta, Georgia
  7. Jacksonville, Florida
  8. Dallas, Texas
  9. Omaha
  10. Raleigh, North Carolina
  11. Plano
  12. Chicago, Illinois
  13. Fort Worth
  14. Richmond
  15. Albuquerque
  16. Sacramento
  17. San Diego, California
  18. Virginia Beach
  19. Oklahoma City
  20. Columbus, Ohio
  21. Orlando, Florida
  22. Seattle, Washington
  23. Kansas City
  24. Austin, Texas
  25. Tampa, Florida

Methodology: The list of the ‘Top 25 Cities That Celebrate Mother’s Day’ was based on an algorithm using four variables: the volume of diners seated on Mother’s Day; the volume of reservations on Mother’s Day; the percent increase in the volume of diners seated on Mother’s Day compared to an average Sunday; and the percent increase in the volume of reservations on Mother’s day compared to an average Sunday. All qualifying cities have a minimum of 50 restaurants on OpenTable.