Mother’s Day Breakfast/Brunch Places in Valdosta

No mom wants to cook or do the dishes on Mother’s Day and while family members might say that they will take care of everything, including the cleanup, that doesn’t always hold true. Instead, moms usually enjoy their so-so meal that their husbands and children prepared and then head into the majorly messy kitchen to tackle the clean-up. We recommend that you treat your mom to one of the fabulous breakfasts or brunches that are available in Valdosta instead.

Here are 4 of the best places to eat breakfast or brunch on Mother’s Day in Valdosta:

1. The Salty Snapper

The Salty Snapper has a delicious brunch menu available for Mother’s Day this year and you can enjoy some of the seafood that has been voted the best in Georgia for three years in a row. A few of the menu options available to you and your mom include veggie hash browns, smoked salmon bagel, biscuits and gravy, and house made doughnut holes. A mimosa or bloody mary will compliment everyone’s meal.

2. The Egg and I

The entire family will love the numerous options available on the menu including the omelettes, hash, pancakes, and French toast. This restaurant serves seasonal foods as well and your mom will love drinking the pineapple tonic while eating her meal.

3. Birdie’s Market and Catering

If your mom loves coffee, then she will love breakfast at Birdie’s Market on Mother’s Day. They serve breakfast all day long, so no one has to get up early to enjoy the flavors of the Dirty Bird, Yard Bird, or Birdie’s Bowl. Of course, mom doesn’t have to get a cup of coffee with her breakfast. She can choose one of their delicious and healthy smoothies instead.

4. Cracker Barrel

Nothing will tell your mom that you love her more than a hearty homemade breakfast at Cracker Barrel. This restaurant also serves breakfast all day long, so mom can sleep in till noon if she wants to. Your mom may not want to order the Old Timer’s Breakfast even though it looks tasty, because she doesn’t consider herself old. However, the Sunrise Sampler, Country Morning Breakfast, and Fresh Start Sampler are all excellent choices for any young at heart mom. After a delicious breakfast, you can treat your mom to a shopping spree in the store section of the restaurant before heading home.

These are four fabulous restaurants that you can take your mom to on Mother’s Day this year. You may have your own favorite restaurant in mind as well or you may decide to take mom out to dinner instead. Whatever you decided to do, we hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Valdosta

Cinco de Mayo is also known as the Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, which is when Napoleon III was defeated back in 1862.  This holiday used to only be celebrated in Mexico and certain areas of the United States, but now people can be seen celebrating it everywhere!  

Anyone that is planning on being in or around Valdosta on May 5th will want to check out these following places as they will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo during at least part of the day:

El Toreo Mexican Restaurant

Mexican food is the perfect choice for those who want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and El Toreo serves amazing margaritas to go with it all.  Guests can choose from six different margaritas, but the most popular one is the traditional. The flavor of that margarita goes perfectly with tacos, enchiladas, nachos, and even Mexican churros.  Of course, everyone can also order a beer or a glass of wine if margaritas are not their drink of choice.

Wild Adventures Theme Park

Everyone can spend the entire day at Wild Adventures Theme Park and then venture over to the All-Star Amphitheatre to get the party started later in the day with Frankie Ballard and Canaan Smith.  People of all ages can sing along to Sunshine and Whiskey, Young and Crazy, and Helluva Life with Frankie Ballard. Canaan Smith may not be as well-known, but everyone knows his 2015 hit, Love You Like That. 

The Salty Snapper

People can wander into The Salty Snapper early on Cinco de Mayo for happy hour specials and then stay late into the night as the John Sutton Band performs.  This band is from Nashville, Tennessee and they play soul, blues, and old school R & B. Anyone that gets hungry at The Salty Snapper will want to order some of the popular dishes that include the double dipped wings, flat breads, philly cheesesteak, and the house burger.  

Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

Burritos, tacos, enchiladas, oh my!  Rodeo Mexican Restaurant has all of those, but their house specialties are really their yolandas, flautas, and chimichangas. The Valdosta location has been open since 2001 and it is considered one of the best Mexican restaurants in the entire area.   Diners can enjoy any of their popular dishes on Cinco de Mayo, along with a delicious margarita or a pint of beer.

Moody Mud Run 2018

Cinco de Mayo also happens to be when the Moody Mud Run takes place over at the Possum Creek ATV Park.  This 5K run includes a challenging obstacle course and there is a family fun run as well. This is the perfect opportunity for families and friends to get together and begin celebrating this festive holiday in a fun way.  Every participant is guaranteed to be muddy by the end and no one will be able to keep themselves from laughing and having a fantastic time.

Samples and Sips Food Tour

On Cinco de Mayo, people can learn more about the wonderful city of Valdosta by going on a Samples and Sips Tour.  This tour normally lasts for three hours and includes six tastings at four different locations. Each dish is paired with a glass of wine or a beer.  In between stops, everyone walks through the historic downtown neighborhood to learn more about the architecture, history, and culture of the area.

Cottonwood Market and Boutique

This quaint store is releasing a new make up line on Cinco de Mayo and they are offering free makeovers to those who attend the festivities.  Everyone can get their night started with a little pampering, while also eating some delicious Mexican appetizers. The fun doesn’t stop there though, as everyone who attends will be eligible to win free gifts as well.  

This is only some of what is going on in Valdosta this Cinco de Mayo holiday and everyone will be able to find somewhere to celebrate with their family and friends.  So, grab a drink, some food, and a person to party with, and have fun all day and all night long!

Keep the celebration going all year long with more big events in Valdosta.

Top Golf Courses Near Valdosta


Valdosta Country Club

The centerpiece of the community, Valdosta Country Club, is a private equity club and the only completely member-owned country club in Valdosta. The privacy, Southern elegance, and exclusive nature of the Club make VCC a special place for members and their guests. Located in the heart of our city, Valdosta Country Club is just minutes from most neighborhoods. The Club features three beautiful nine-hole golf courses, eight tennis courts, a terrific fitness center, a short-course Olympic size pool, playground, dining room and lounge with outstanding food and a never-ending social calendar. Since 1917, Valdosta Country Club has been a part of priceless family memories, immeasurable friendships and long-standing traditions. We invite you to explore all the amenities, athletic programs, social events and Southern hospitality that Valdosta Country Club has to offer!

Kinderlou Forest Golf Club

Golf courses are a common amenity in many communities, but the course at Kinderlou Forest is anything but common. A typical golf and residential community is developed with the intent to sell houses, with the golf course as secondary. But here at Kinderlou Forest, the golf course came first, and the homesites are arranged around the course, with beautiful views, but at a distance that does not impede play. Created by Davis Love III Designs, the professional course opened in April 2004, serving as host to six PGA Nationwide Tour events and two PGA events in ten years. The South Georgia Classic was one of the largest events on the tour, with one of the richest purses on the PGA qualifying circuit. In an area known for flat terrain, the topography of Kinderlou Forest is unusual for the region. Undulating hills lend a unique element not found in southern Georgia, and the signature #4 with its deep, all natural ravine is one of the most challenging, yet beautiful, holes on the course. With five tee boxes on each hole, the course plays as short as 5,315 yards or as long as 7,781 yards. For discerning golfers who enjoy a challenge, make plans to play a round at Kinderlou Forest.

Stone Creek Golf Course

Stone Creek Golf Course, a Franzman-Davis design, that winds its way through traditional South Georgia wetlands, opened for play in October of 1992. Originally operated as a cattle farm by the Tillman family this fascinating and scenic layout has matured into one of the nicest facilities and best values for golf in the South Georgia-North Florida region. The property boasts an authentic beaver pond, a trophy bass lake and other strategically located ponds and low land areas that make the track a challenge to golfers of all skill levels.

Francis Lake Golf Club

The 18-hole Francis Lake course at the Francis Lake Golf Club facility in Lake Park, Georgia features 6,714 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 71.8 and it has a slope rating of 131. Designed by Willard C. Byrd, ASGCA, the Francis Lake golf course opened in 1971.

10 things you didn’t know about Valdosta

You may have lived in Valdosta or Lowndes County all your life, or you may just be visiting, but here are some unusual facts that you might not have never heard of before. 

Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Valdosta:

  1. Valdosta was named after an Alpine valley in Italy, Valle d’Aosta.  
  2. Lowndes County was created from Irwin County in 1825 after William Lowndes of South Carolina won his state’s presidential nomination in 1824.  He died before the election.  
  3. Doc Holliday grew up in Valdosta, and he ran a dental practice prior to becoming a gambler and gunfighter out West.  
  4. Valdosta State University used to be an all-girls school.  In 1922, it was called Georgia State Women’s College and it did not become co-ed until 1950 when its name was changed to Valdosta State College.  
  5. Many people still believe that Valdosta means vale of beauty, however, numerous scholars state that it refers to Emperor Caesar Augustus.  
  6. Valdosta became one of the leading turpentine producers in the world and continued in that role until the 1980s when other countries took over the lead.  
  7. The students at Valdosta State are from all fifty states plus the District of Columbia, three U.S. territories, and over sixty countries.  
  8. Valdosta was created from the settlement of Troupville, which was actually four miles away from what is now Valdosta.  The residents of Troupville decided to move closer to where the railroad was being constructed and simply brought their town with them.  
  9. Valdosta has six Historic Districts plus two individual listings on the National Register of Historic Places.  
  10. The second plant to bottle Coca-Cola was located in Lowndes County and by 1936, it was one of the first modern plants that served a seven-county area.    

These 10 little known facts are only a few of the many that are available for Valdosta and Lowndes County.  We would love to hear about the ones that you know!  Share them with us in the comments below.