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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Inexpensive, eccletic, and filling

This is a little hole in the wall place with a good menu of filing southern food at very reasonable prices. My husband had the World's Best Baked Ham Dinner. It was very good baked ham with a choice of 3 sides. My husband chose the potato salad, cabbage, and red beans and ham. He particularly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Sandra T
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Bella Vista
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I went based on several recommendations. Waited in line for breakfast on a Saturday morning. Lots of hangover in line. Finally made it inside and ordered breakfast - including the world famous ham. Found a seat in the backroom and waited on our food to be delivered. It was a HUGE plate of food. Kind of silly as there was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a little hole in the wall place with a good menu of filing southern food at very reasonable prices. My husband had the World's Best Baked Ham Dinner. It was very good baked ham with a choice of 3 sides. My husband chose the potato salad, cabbage, and red beans and ham. He particularly liked the potato salad.... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I was really excited about getting authentic New Orleans cuisine on my day trip. I was torn between this place and another place famous for their mufallettas. I chose this place instead due to location and wanting to try something different. I must admit, I was not hesitant because of the atmosphere. I have found that some of my best... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Went to the Ruby Slipper the day before as both were suggested by concierge - this place did not even match up. The food here was not very good. They have all the food prepared in banquet style dishes so all they have to do is scoop it onto the plate when it gets ordered. Biscuit was super dry, eggs... More 

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Braselton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Good home cooking - you name it, they got it! Great location, both locals and visitors filled this place up. I can't wait to try something different next time we visit New Orleans.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Mothers is an institution in N.O. especially among locals and LSU types. Superb PoBoys and other Cajun fare. Usually a line waiting so come early for your meal. Worth the wait for sure.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visited this as a party of four, we had to find our own seats then go to the counter and order. It was busy but it was not noisy. The server then comes, takes your receipt and comes back with your food. The food itself was ok but I wouldnt say it was excellent. We had po-boys and they... More 

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Milton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is definitely worth the wait outside! Friendly staff and great food! If you like bloody Marys, you HAVE to try one here :)

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Nostalgic atmosphere, superb po'boy sandwich, and scrumptious breakfast. Look forward to dining there on my next trip to NOLA.

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Huge selection of stomach goodies...but BE READY TO ORDER. Grab your menu at the front door, get in line and know what you want before you get to the cashier or else...Home made food and fun at this joint. Rustic and welcoming at the same time. Breakfast, lunch and dinner available all day. Be prepared for lines during peak eating... More 

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine

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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