We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Five-star food in a two-star setting”
Review of Yo-Mama's Bar and Grill - CLOSED

Yo-Mama's Bar and Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Right off Bourbon Street in the French Quarter resides some of the best food you will eat while in the Big Easy. Primarily a bar with a few booths available, this is definitely a spot to put on your must visit list. Sadly, kids can't go in so don't try. The gumbo and boiled crawfish will make your eyes roll back in your head. Gumbo only done on Friday and normally runs out by Sunday, so go before then for what is arguably the best gumbo you will eat. The burgers are extraordinary and the salads equal to any of the best restaurants in the New Orleans area. Other menu items are also well prepared and portions are substantial. If you like boiled crawfish find out when they are doing them as they are not a regular menu item. Like the gumbo, don't miss this special treat. Keep an eye on the waitresses as they might take the notion to surprise you. (You'll have to trust me on this...it's a fun place.) My sons love gumbo but aren't of age to go in a bar yet. Wish they would let them in since they do indeed serve restaurant quality food. Seriously, you might look at this place and walk on by....don't do that...go in. You'll go back again before you leave. Those of you who have read my reviews before will know that I never kid around about good food. Tip the waitresses more than you normally would....they are the hardest working ones and most pleasant ones you will encounter anywhere. And compliment the chef...he could easily be in one of the Brennan establishments. Glad he's not. Extremely good food here----of all sorts.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank DonaldBreech
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviews (705)
There are newer reviews for Yo-Mama's Bar and Grill
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

415 - 419 of 705 reviews

Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

A little gem of a burger joint nestled in the heart of the quarter. The atmosphere is a little lacking with limited seating but the burgers live up to their promise of greasy goodness. Had the blue cheese burger and was not disappointed! This char-grilled delight could not be consumed fast enough. I got the baked potatoe as a side and would not recommend, primarily because it did not make for as good of a pairing as the Mac N'cheese. The service is lacking and we had to ask twice silverware...but of you want a tasty burger, this is the spot!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank lemke2010
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Don't let the gritty atmosphere scare you away. Fantastic burgers! So good, we ate there twice on or short visit to NOLA. We will definitely be back!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank MattlawlessTN
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Do not walk away after you see the bar. If you do you will be missing an incredible hamburger. We had to wait a while but it as so worth it. Shared a table with total strangers at the beginning but soon became drinking buddies. Great staff and again the food is incredible.

Thank redhdking
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

We visited here as it looked like a good bet for a veggie burger and a cocktail. We weren't disappointed on either score! It's dim and gloomy upstairs, which could feel intimidating but the friendly staff soon put you at your ease. We enjoyed great food, amazing cocktails and good banter with Amanda the bar tender. She got everyone talking which made for a good night!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank hollythedog
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Yo-Mama's Bar and Grill also viewed

 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing