A Guide to Mother's Day in Stratford

Some ideas on where to grab the card, the flowers and call in a reservation.

It's crunch time, ladies and gentlemen -- Sunday is Mother's Day.

Here are a few spots in Stratford to get your mom a gift, some flowers, as well as a couple places to call in a reservation.

First things first:


In addition to greeting cards, Owner Jeff Weiss offers an assortment of gifts and toys for all occasions. And according to a comment in the linked article above, gift wrapping is complimentary.  

Open Monday and Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 203.870.6550.

Miller's Hallmark carries a large selection of cards. They also offer gift wrapping, gift bags, small gifts and fine collectibles.  

Open Monday and Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 203.377.1280.


Sells greeting cards, flowers and small gifts. Open daily, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call 203.383.7735.

Sells greeting cards, flowers and small gifts. Open daily, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call 203.383.7741.


Booth House of Flowers has dozens of Mother's Day bouquets to choose from. Booth also offers fruit and gift baskets and delivers to residents in the Stratford area. Ordering online is an option.

Open Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 203.377.7101.

"Don't be late, Mother's Day is Sunday," says Hovan's website. "Order your Mother's Day flowers today for delivery Sunday, May 13." Same-day delivery also available.

Open Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 203.378.2648.

Phyl's has their website colored pink for Mother's Day. They also offer dozens of flower and plant options for mom and have same-day delivery.

Open Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 203.377.1114.

Florists at The Flower Basket have been serving the Stratford community for more than 40 years. They offer unique arrangements, tropical and exotic flowers.

Open Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 203.378.3572.


The restaurant offers a Mother's Day brunch buffet for $25.95 a person, $12.95 for kids 11 and under. There are three seatings: 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Call for reservations today: 203.375.2776

An Italian eatery that opened in 2005 by Biagio Barone, Biagio's Osteria has a rustic setting and offers freshly made pasta, sauce made individually for each order, organic vegetables, fresh seafood and only grass-fed meat. View their menu on their website where there's also an option to make a reservation.  

Open Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 4 to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 4 to 10 p.m. Call 203.375.9071. 

Sitting Duck Tavern (3694 Main Street)

A sister restaurant of the Southport Brewing Company restaurant group, Sitting Duck Tavern is relatively new to Paradise Green. The menu features a selection of salads, burgers, seafood and chicken dishes. And of course, there's duck (the duck wings are a must-have app). There's also at the bar.

Open Monday - Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. (kitchen closes at 10); Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to midnight (kitchen closes at 9). Call 203.873.0871.

Blue Point Grill offers a menu of seafood and steaks, pasta dishes and pork. The restaurant aims to bring the taste of New York to Stratford. The owner is a former partner at Danny's Drive-in.

Open Monday, 4 to 10 p.m.; Tuesday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, 4 to 10 p.m. Call 203.375.2583

Located right on the Housatonic, Outriggers specializes in Northern Italian cuisine. The restaurant offers a "Dinner for 2" for $40, which includes a bottle of wine, a starter (soup, salad or fried calamari), an entree (tilapia, steak, chicken, pasta) and dessert.

Open Monday - Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 203.377.8815.

Bossa Nova is a Brazilian restaurant that serves a variety of beef, pork, lamb, turkey and chicken dishes that are prepared fresh every day. Patrons can build their own salad and side dishes at the buffet, which features items like fried bananas rice, beans, salsa, Farofa (toasted flour) and Pao de Queijo (cheese bread).

Open Tuesday - Thursday, 4 to 10 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, 4 to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Closed Monday. Call 203.381.9200.

Laurie May 11, 2012 at 11:28 PM
You can also stop by the Stratford Animal Shelter tomorrow May 12th 10 to 4 and pick up some beautiful plants, veggies or herbs for your Mom....Lot to chose from. Come on down!!!!
Richard P. Pheneger May 12, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Don't forget...for Mother's Day enertainment...Square One Theatre has a performance of Neil Simon's "The Good Doctor" at 2pm...the theatre is located at 2422 Main Street in Stratford...those attending the matinee performance will also have an opportunity to visit the Stratford Arts Guild's "Art in the Alley"...literally in the alley between the theatre and Akoya...all kinds of art to look at and/or purchase for last minute Mother's Day gifts...
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