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Mother's Restaurant

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401 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3207
504-523-9656
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Takeout
Description: Authentic N'Awlins home-style cooking since 1938. The Amato family...
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food as always!

This is my second time to Mother's and neither disappointed! Sausage, fried chicken, red beans and rice, potato salad, cabbage - all get thumbs up for the group!!!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Diana D
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Garland, Texas
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  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Outstanding, just a good old fashion eating hall, Food was incredible and fast. I had the Famos Ferdi Special with Debris gravy, it was to die for.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

As we entered, there was a line, which went quickly enough. The food was okay (the Po' Boy portions are really big though...so if you not that hungry or don't eat a lot generally, then SHARE!). What brought my rating of the place down a bit was the cleanliness of the place. There was food on the floor and I... More 

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Garland, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is my second time to Mother's and neither disappointed! Sausage, fried chicken, red beans and rice, potato salad, cabbage - all get thumbs up for the group!!!!!

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Ewing, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were looking for a late meal on a Thursday (~10 pm), so wandered over to Coop's place. But the line was long, not moving, and quite frankly full of annoying people. So we trekked across Canal to Mother's. There was a line at Mother's too, but it was moving. And it moves because you order, pay,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Prices were great and the amount of food was a lot. Don't be afraid of the line outside it moves fast.

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Kilgore, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Maybe we ordered wrong things but none of us were impressed. Your get shuffled into this long line hovering over people trying to eat. Food is behind the counter buffet style and makes you wonder how long its been out. Plus flies were everywhere . We were constantly in the way and told to move by staff. Its pricey so... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Our trip essentially became a culinary tour of New Orleans, and we had to stop at Mother's. It's been featured on a lot of shows and we wanted to see if it was worth the hype. It was. The black ham and biscuits are to die for and the grits are pretty good. Please understand... I don't usually like grits... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Lunch was awesome. We had the signature roast beef and ham po-boy and were not disappointed. The special sauce they put on it is really good. I wouldn't say it's gourmet but it is an excellent sandwich. The line moves quick and make sure you stay single file and have your order ready. We visited at a pretty light time... More 

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Vernon, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

There was a line when we got there but it moved fast. Glad they gave you a menu to read while you were waiting. It is cafeteria style dining. I ordered gumbo and red beans and rice. Loved the gumbo but red beans and rice were okay. Husband ordered the jambalaya and a Ralph sandwich. Both were very good. Also... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The food isn't fancy but it's good. The ham is very good and the early bird breakfast special can't be beat for basic food at a great price. There is a line most of the time but it moves fast.

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Additional Information about Mother's Restaurant

Address: 401 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3207
Phone Number: 504-523-9656
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3207
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 504-523-9656

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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