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Mother's Restaurant

401 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3207 (Central Business District)
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Ranked #336 of 1,601 restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Soups, Sandwiches
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: Authentic N'Awlins home-style cooking since 1938. The Amato family welcomes you for a taste of tradition.Home of award-winning Jambalaya, the famous Ferdi Special, and the original debris-laden roast beef.Private room for parties, rehearsal dinners and special events.
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64% Recommend
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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Nostalgic, tasty, would be nice if it was hot. Blackened ham was cold and dry, Seems like no one here is glad to be at work. It should be on the bucket list. But don't go with high expectations. There was no line at 9 am.

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San Diego, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Best Po Boy sandwich that I had the whole time in NOLA. Recommended and approved by this traveler. If you were to go to one spot for one, this should be your place

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Los Angeles, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

After reading numerous review and opinions about the ubiquitous po' boys of NOLA, my boyfriend and I set out to do some field research. Nothing like setting the record straight by letting your tastebuds do the talkin', right?! Mother's did not disappoint. We decided to head over around 1 on a Monday since we had heard about long lines and... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Ingredients are outstanding. I got the classic ham and roast beef with cheese, named the "Ralph." My wife got turkey and ham. I got red beans and rice, expecting a traditional side. They should have called it baloney soup with rice and a few red beans. I like baloney, but didn't expect it in the red beans and rice. I... More

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Springfield, Nebraska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

While enroute to the hotel on a shuttle from the airport, Mothers was pointed out by our driver. Recognizing the restaurant from seeing it on television, my wife and I quickly went there after checking into our room. The process of ordering was kind of awkward but the food was very good. I had the grilled shrimp and was slightly... More

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Parkville, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I have nothing particularly good or bad to say about Mother's, other than that (in my opinion) its prices appear to be on the high side for what you get. We went for breakfast and the fare was ordinary--about what you would expect from Waffle House but at about twice the price. I had a waffle with blueberry sauce, both... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

OUTSTANDING quirky weird memorabilia that does not detract from one of the best meals I ever had. I would eat those things off the floor if necessary. Can be a line though.

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Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Got up super early to visit this place as everytime we passed by there was a long line up. We were told this was a must in NOLA. Got there at 7am sharp and there were already ppl inside seated. It is like a deli style service where you walk in, place your order, pay and the food is later... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW via mobile

Food was in poor taste - Standing on reputation - employees were extremely disrespectful - Had to request pre-ordered items 4 times - Management approves of employees negative behavior

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Lockport, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I could have eaten here twice a day. If you enjoy delicious food in a casual atmosphere, this is the place for you...be sure to try the rice and beans!

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