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Mother's Restaurant

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Central Business District
Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Soups, Sandwiches
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401 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3207
504-523-9656
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Large groups
Local cuisine

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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
Most recent review
I love Mothers

My family thinks I'm a little crazy, but I love Mothers. I make them come with me whenever I can talk them into it. I like the entire experience. Waiting in line, the pressure of ordering fast, the service that is not going to be the most polished, but will be genuine, and mostly I love the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
RRenard
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family thinks I'm a little crazy, but I love Mothers. I make them come with me whenever I can talk them into it. I like the entire experience. Waiting in line, the pressure of ordering fast, the service that is not going to be the most polished, but will be genuine, and mostly I love the giant plates of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This is a great spot. Easy to eat at anytime with large or small groups. Food is fresh and comes fast and hot. Everyone got exactly what they ordered and all the meals were delicious. First time eating soul food so I have no comparison. Would I go back? In a heart beat, it was delicious.

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Billings, Montana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

True authentic southern food at it's best. Their bloody mary's are excellent and go well with anything on the menu. Recommended to us by locals. Not far from the convention center.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went there for breakfast. We ordered at the counter and there were about 8 people behind us in line. I had ordered pancakes and my husband ordered his meal and coffee. Well, 25 minutes later and we had not received our order. I looked around and everyone who ordered after us had already received their food.... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I thought the fried chicken (notice it says up to 30 min wait) was absolutely hands down the best I've ever had. Couple this with Mother's famous sides and you can't go wrong. Too bad I didn't have enough time to come back and try some other items, but I certainly left feeling full and satisfied for very little expense.... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We went for the po-boy's which we were told we good - and I think overall we were just disappointed. We expected a "Best Meal I Ever Ate" experience and got some dry bread...

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Richmond
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This assembly line eatery is a special experience. We visited late one morning and I went for a breakfast while my wife chose a lunch. But we both had a side of that baked ham. It truly is worth standing in line just to enjoy this treat. Oh yes, my stack of pancakes was very good with blueberry sauce (in... More 

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ALABAMA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

There was a line coming out of the door. But GREATTT FOOD! I recommend the black ham, potato salad, greens and red beans and rice. I'm a great southern cook and I can't do no better than that!!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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87 reviews 87 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Very casual dining- stand in line to order, and food is delivered to your table . We arrived at 11am- the line outside was moving pretty quickly. We were inside and ordering within 15 min. The omelet and pancakes were great. The food was delicious, inexpensive and service was wonderful. Staff really know how to keep this place and newcomers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Tried the Famous Ferdi Special po boy. Juicy beef sandwich. Stopped back for breakfast for ham and Swiss omelet. Again tasty. A little pricey for lunch and dinner but the sandwiched are huge, so I could have split. There is a sign that says No Tipping so in the end. For ordering you must grab your own menu and queue... 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, Soups, Sandwiches

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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