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Mother's Restaurant

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Central Business District
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401 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3207
+1 504-523-9656
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited for dinner. No waiting. Order at the counter and served at your table. Had the fried shrimp salad which included at least 20 plus wonderfully fresh shrimp. My spouse had étouffée and red beans and rice.

Thank momof2girlsArkansas
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a delicious breakfast, great coffee, and of course their ham/biscuits, with eggs, and grits. Some of our party tried their sausage it was also great! We love Mother's and eat there every visit to NOLA. Yummy

Thank Marysue41
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything needed salt and nothing was as good as people said it was. There is better food in the area

Thank Elizabeth W
Golden, Colorado
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112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A NOLA institution that doesn't disappoint. The omelets are huge and tasty with loads of grits and a biscuit on the side; and the service staff is entertaining. So, get hungry and try the Crawfish Étouffée Omelet; plus you gotta have a side order of their baked ham...absolutely the most moist and tender (not oversalted) ham we've ever tasted.

Thank moakleyman50
Nashua, New Hampshire
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394 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a short walk from the World War 2 museum and was the perfect place to eat after we were done. The food portions are pretty large. We ordered small sizes and we thought we had gotten a large order of our food. We had the catfish po-boy and their house special po-boy. Both were very very good. They... More 

Thank Nate080411
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food, fast moving line and really nice staff. It's a New Orleans institution and the highlights for food included po'boys, Jambalaya & gumbo. Their ham is really good too. We also were able to substitute a wrongly placed order and it was fixed - with so many people it was amazing that they managed accommodating that.

Thank Aalap C
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207 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I saw this place on a food travel show so was on my list to try. A debris PoBoy was what I was going for as it was first thing in the morning and they had just opened so they didn't have the full menu available. I ordered and then it was brought down to me when it was ready.... More 

Thank cjudge109
Bloomington, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had to stop at Mothers because everyone said it had great food, so we did. The experience was a pleasant one. You walk in, are greeted at the door, handed a menu and then get in line to place your order. When I got in line, there were about 10 people in it. By the time I got up to... More 

Thank MikeBraaten
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Warmly greeted upon arrival. Food was amazing, loved the baked ham. You HAVE to try it. Best breakfast in NOLA. We had a great time here and our waitress was so fun.

Thank Cris T
Miramar Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there for breakfast and we're very disappointed. We were in line waiting to order breakfast buffet did not look good and place seemed dirty. I paid 9.75 for breakfast to get my eggs scrambled well done and to have the ham(which was good). It came with a lot of grits, which I did not want along with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3207
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-523-9656
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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Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.
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