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Mother's Restaurant

Mother's Restaurant

Cajun / Creole Restaurant, Sandwich Place, and Southern / Soul Food Restaurant$$$$
Central Business District, New Orleans
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  • Jeff A.
    Jeff AugusteAugust 25
    Extra seafood platter enough for two
  • Meg M.
    Meg MertzJuly 5
    Love the shrimp creole and the debris poboy!!!!!
    Upvoted Aug 6
  • Mary Ann C.
    Seafood gumbo. Yummy.
  • Eric G.
    Ferdi special was a monstrous and delicious pork variety sandwich. Bring your appetite or plan to share. Everyone at our table seemed to be happy and full. Super-sweet ladies running the place, too!
  • Peter N.
    The Poboy sandwich is delicious!
  • Curtis H.
    Great food. Too much food. Felt like I needed a nap when I left. Atmosphere is more like being at home.
  • Jess O.
    Busy but delicious food, whatever you do get something with debris on it - so good!
  • Bruce J.
    Had high expectations, don't get me wrong the food was ok but didn't feel like it was special
  • Ms Tiki
    Ms TikiMarch 18
    Do Not Stand in the Line!! It's a trick to make the restaurant look more desired. It's overrated at best. Bread pudding IS good. No one in my party of 5 likes it.
  • Tanya R.
    Tanya RoyMarch 12
    I liked Mother's.....my only problem was my food arrived at the table cold. I ordered a waffle and egg and cheese biscuit....I sent the waffle back
  • Deepti A.
    Very delicious bread pudding and breakfast waffles with peach topping! Yummy
  • Adolfo B.
    I tried the Debris Poboy with Scrambled Eggs for breakfast, it wasn't "Off The Hook" as Guy would say, but good. There was a bit of a line, but things moved along pretty well, so go in no rush! ;-]#
  • Wayne D.
    Wayne DFebruary 24
    Friendly staff, excellent coffee and the breakfast was amazing
  • Rudy M.
    Rudy McCombFebruary 12
    Do not come for breakfast...more a Lunch/Dinner spot. Pancakes, grits, ham, and eggs were meh 😒
  • Kent S.
    Kent SmithFebruary 10
    The Debre.
  • Nathan G.
    Nathan GammieFebruary 8
    This cafeteria style restaurant is very casual and doesn't have the best food in the city for the price. Lots of local, friendly feels.
  • Matt V.
    Matt VargheseFebruary 5
    Get a Ralph. Clean your plate.
  • Tasha C.
    Tasha CameronFebruary 2
    The grits with meat is to die for!!! A must try!
  • chloe k.
    chloe koslenJanuary 26
    classic nola food, great poboys
  • Rachael
    RachaelJanuary 17
    DEBRIS on your po'boy.
  • Jeff I.
    Jeff IsraelJanuary 1
    Returning here over our Xmas visit was a good decision. Debris was as good as always, this time tried it on a po boy. Love this place.
  • Match T.
    Match ThisflyNovember 16, 2016
    The biscuits alone will put you in a happy trance. They are like clouds of goodness!
  • Kathleen V.
    Kathleen VargasNovember 11, 2016
    One word HAM! The best I've ever tried and their biscuit omg it's really good with the raspberry jam. Yummy
  • Amber
    AmberNovember 3, 2016
    Gumbo, jambalaya and bread pudding - all winners. If I had to pick one? I'd be grumpy about having to choose but would maybe go with the jambalaya.
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangOctober 25, 2016
    Huge portions. Get the po boy.
  • Paola C.
    Paola Cáceres OmañaOctober 23, 2016
    A lot of people! Nice subs
  • Kimberly B.
    Kimberly BerkemeierOctober 19, 2016
    Good food, good price
  • Annette G.
    Annette GarofaloSeptember 28, 2016
    Shrimp and oyster po boy. Definately
  • James B.
    James BatesSeptember 27, 2016
    Great tradition breakfast. Try the black ham!
  • Bua
    BuaSeptember 15, 2016
    Really nice seafood platters.
  • Ron W.
    Ron WillisSeptember 13, 2016
    This place is a must either for breakfast or lunch
  • Dr Michael L.
    Dr Michael LangeSeptember 11, 2016
    best place to get breakfast in the wee hrs of the am after hanging out in French quarter,
  • Timothy S.
    Timothy ScheffelSeptember 9, 2016
    Great Cajun food. Nice people
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamkissoonSeptember 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Baked Spaghetti Pie - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamkissoonSeptember 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the The Ralph - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamkissoonSeptember 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the French Fries - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamkissoonSeptember 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Bread Pudding - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamkissoonSeptember 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Shrimp Po' Boy - The best ever!!! (via @Foodspotting)
  • Alberto S.
    Alberto SimonAugust 31, 2016
    Great gumbo and poboys
  • Nick L.
    Nick LoveladyAugust 24, 2016
    Don't fret, the line moves super fast. Grab a menu and be ready to order when you get to the counter.
  • Theo H.
    Theo HollerbachAugust 21, 2016
    Ferdis po boy is a must try
  • Abel D.
    Abel Delgado GarcíaAugust 20, 2016
    I'd eat everyday the Ferdi poboy. I mean it. It is delicious.
  • Sobitart P.
    Sobitart PhotographyAugust 19, 2016
    Staff was great but the taste for me... was just basic. None of the locals recommend this place. A lady at the airport mentioned it to us, again staff was great but taste was bland and basic.
  • Marie L.
    Marie LaCassaJuly 15, 2016
    Gotta get the Ferdi special with debris. Nothing like it.
  • Vincent S.
    Vincent ScottoJuly 12, 2016
    Even when line is around the block, wait is less than 15 minutes to be served. The calamari po boy is the best I've ever had. Staff constantly participating in your quick stay without rushing you out
  • James D.
    James DiotteJune 27, 2016
    The signature poboy is good, but not my cup of tea. However the jambalaya and crawfish etouffé were absolutely fantastic.
  • Coletta R.
    Coletta RobertsJune 16, 2016
    Absolutely the best!! The food and the staff are totally awesome. We ate here twice during out stay in New Orleans. A must try, you won't be disappointed, the line is long but it goes very fast.
  • Brian K.
    Brian KursonisJune 13, 2016
    Nothing! The fucking sheriff hostess wannabe ruins and food you might want when he orders you around.
  • Chauga T.
    Chauga TopJune 8, 2016
    I always get the beans and rice! Breakfast is as good as it gets.
  • Hayley S.
    Hayley SemanJune 8, 2016
    Really disappointed after being recommended Mother's Restaurant by a local. Staff were rude and the food was not up to the New Orleans standard.
  • Camille B.
    Camille BrenkwitzJune 4, 2016
    My local friends say not to come here. "It's not that good, there are better options."
  • Dan M.
    Dan MagnuszewskiJune 2, 2016
    Ferdie sandwich
  • Karen-Bob F.
    Karen-Bob FinkMay 29, 2016
    Over priced, the house po boy was ruined by too much mustard. The ham is supposed to be the best but it had such a scanty piece , couldn't taste it. More of a cattle market than a restaurant .
  • Moe D.
    Moe DexlerMay 28, 2016
    Long lines mean good food.
  • Lori S.
    Lori SkwiercMay 25, 2016
    Fantastic shrimp and oyster Po Boy!
  • León R.
    León RuizMay 3, 2016
    Oh God, what can I said about this place; everything is perfect: Ham + Biscuits + Po'Boys + Pecan Pie + Coffee 👅👌🏼
  • Naif A.
    Naif Al-NasserApril 25, 2016
    po boy sandwich is so good with great price
  • John R.
    John RoalsonApril 25, 2016
    Soft-Shelled Crab Po' Boy was very good.
  • Tobias R.
    Tobias ReiperApril 6, 2016
    The Famous Ferdi po' boy is worth the experience but it is busy in the morning.
  • Priya T.
    Priya TungrusApril 4, 2016
    Expect long queues and grab a table before you order at the till. Nice jambalaya and fried chicken
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley Chang-StoryApril 4, 2016
    Seafood gumbo!
  • Ng F.
    Ng FabMarch 27, 2016
    Could use better customer service
  • Colin M.
    Colin MooreMarch 26, 2016
    Our waitress was more interested in her phone than service for our table.
  • Eitan L.
    Eitan LidergotMarch 24, 2016
    The equivalent of Katz's Deli but with southern food and in New Orleans. Fun to try once. Try the Ferdi and the gumbo.
  • Mario D.
    Mario De las CuevasMarch 3, 2016
    Buttermilk biscuits are a bomb.
  • Steph K.
    Steph KatrinaFebruary 21, 2016
    Po' boys galore. Know your order before you reach the counter, they like to keep the line moving.
  • Kory W.
    Kory WilcoxFebruary 13, 2016
    This was the best jambalaya I think I've had. Not dry, flavorful... Loved it!! Fast - don't be scared by the lunch line.
  • Juan Manuel B.
    Juan Manuel BerrosFebruary 8, 2016
    Ferdi special, egg biscuits, bloody Mary. 10/10.
  • Ken B.
    Ken BosmaJanuary 30, 2016
    Shrimp and Oyster Po'boy.
  • Jake
    JakeJanuary 26, 2016
    Dear god. This place is amazing. The Ferdi Special was so delicious it broke my heart.
  • Michael C.
    Michael ColbertJanuary 11, 2016
    Jumbalaya and bread pudding=👼👼
  • Tricia b.
    Tricia bJanuary 5, 2016
    Everything, service is great ! Make you feel at home
  • Tricia V.
    Tricia V.January 5, 2016
    Some of the best home cooked food in NOLA! Give them a try!
  • Robbie C.
    Robbie C.January 2, 2016
    My girlfriend had the shrimp poboy and I had the jambalaya. The portions were so much we couldnt finish and they were great! Odd that the bar wasn't open.
  • Oscar A.
    Oscar AparicioDecember 30, 2015
    Generally bland. Add hot sauce.
  • Adam
    AdamDecember 17, 2015
    Try the étouffée.
  • Brian L.
    Brian LongtinDecember 11, 2015
    No frills, just big plates of delicious food.
  • Jon C.
    Jon ChanDecember 4, 2015
    Get the fried chicken! Worth the wait.
  • Jimmy
    JimmyDecember 4, 2015
    Ferdi PO-Boy!
  • Alisha L.
    Alisha LehmanDecember 3, 2015
    Feels like you're visiting your grandma's house in the south. Except they cook better than grandma. There's nothing you can order here that will disappoint you. If it does; keep eating at Red Robin.
  • Tim N.
    Tim NoltNovember 13, 2015
    Oyster Po Boys, NOLA
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamkissoonNovember 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Bread Pudding (via @Foodspotting)
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamkissoonNovember 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Fried Shrimp Po' Boy (via @Foodspotting)
  • Coy P.
    Coy PlacidoNovember 6, 2015
    Ferdi's Special is a spiritual experience. A religious artifact that'll usher you to church.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RavenelOctober 4, 2015
    Famous Ferdi was good. Seafood gumbo was unremarkable, as was the shrimp po' boy.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 24, 2015
    Best po'boys in New Orleans. Love the Debris, The Famous Ferdi Special & the Fried Shrimp.
  • Judith G.
    Judith GonzalezSeptember 9, 2015
    This shiz was freakin relish. My dads fave was the jambalaya and I loved the gumbo. Everything was great. Really fresh ingredients for the po boys and the spices were right on.
  • Taylor K.
    Taylor KincaidAugust 22, 2015
    Best ham I've ever had
  • Jacobo G.
    Jacobo GómezAugust 13, 2015
    A bit disappointed... Not bad, but it looked like it was going to be better
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BoltonJuly 22, 2015
    The best ham I've ever had!!! The potato salad is slamming too. Service is on point:-)
  • Pema C.
    Pema ChodenJuly 18, 2015
    If you are not of a cleanliness freak, this is not the place for you. Full hands on without gloves but it taste good.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SearlesJuly 7, 2015
    The Ferdi Special po boy is everything it's l cracked up to be. SO GOOD!
  • Tarren B.
    Tarren BlakeJune 15, 2015
    Went here for breakfast. The crawfish étouffée omelette seemed the way to go. Served with grits and a biscuit. Delicious!
  • Thomas d.
    Thomas de SimonJune 15, 2015
    Get the jambalaya
  • Ben K.
    Some of the best crawfish étouffée and jambalaya you'll find. Great po'boys and bread pudding too.
  • David H.
    David HeiserJune 7, 2015
    Fried oyster po' boy was awesome, but $18 seems too pricey. Can get crowded in a hurry, but we got our food quickly.
  • Paul W.
    Paul WhalenJune 7, 2015
    Jambalaya. Mmmmmmm.
  • Andrew E.
    Andrew EvansJune 7, 2015
    Honestly this place is over-rated. Great for a sandwich but the line is ridiculous and everything else is just as good as any diner.
  • Queen Regina III
    Queen Regina IIIJune 1, 2015
    Favorite food stop in New Orleans
  • Christy Z.
    Christy ZurkawiczMay 26, 2015
    Get the breakfast special from 7-9am for about $7. Scrambled eggs, grits, smoked sausage, coffee, and the best biscuit you'll ever eat anywhere with homemade jam.
  • PalenkaUKR
    PalenkaUKRFebruary 12
    Crowded and full of people,who wish to taste Po'boy and Gumbo. Waiters are charismatic./ Гастро-путеводители обеспечивают очередь за "Бедолагой" и другими фирменными блюдами. Официантки харизматичные
  • Mario O.
    Mario OlveraJanuary 2
    Been here 5+ times
    Bueno el pollo frito y los cangrejos suaves
  • Perlititita C.
    Los Po-Boys (sándwiches) son deliciosos, pero si no tienes hambre de leon, pide la versión pequeña. La ensalada del chef, deliciosa Best Po-boys in town!
  • Luis E.
    Luis EpJanuary 7, 2016
    Típico lugar por conocer
  • Consuelo B.
    Consuelo BenvenutiJuly 27, 2015
    Po Boy eccezionali! Consiglio quelli con le ostriche fritte e la salsa bernese! Incredibili!
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