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Mother's Restaurant

401 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3207
+1 504-523-9656
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
401 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3207
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Reviewed yesterday

Good downhome food! Don't be afraid of the line, its worth the wait, you'll feel like you're in Aunti's kitchen..lol

Thank 663deborahw
Reviewed yesterday

We got in line after a recent rain so it was not really hot. We were staying nearby so we walked... I did notice they do not have a lot of parking. I noticed a lot attendant charging $8.00 to park.. Not sure if it...More

Thank MrsChanda08
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Get in line, order breakfast (all day), lunch, dinner. Great ham and eggs. Wonderful coffee. You think you’ll never get to order your meal but the line goes fast, lots of table and courteous servers! You’ll enjoy whatever you get.

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ate there the first time I went to New Orleans in 2016. Food was just ok. Wasn't worth standing in line all hat time. I would eat again but not if the lines are long. didn't eat there 2017 or 2018...lines were just too long.

Thank Elizabeth N
Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant was okay, nothing spectacular to talk about. We had breakfast there it was a regular breakfast with pancakes, grits, sausage, the lemonade/ice tea was the best out of all it. The food was cold by time it got to us and it just...More

Thank cherreel2018
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had walked past Mother’s a number of times during my week in New Orleans and was surprised that there was always a queue at the front. I rarely queue for anything, but my curiosity got the better of me. 15 min in line. I...More

Thank Bodyandseoul
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stood in line outside at Mother’s for nearly a hour, once inside the restaurant we stood in line for another fifteen minutes. Once we ordered our food and paid for it in this semi cafeteria type eating establishment, a server delivered it to our...More

Thank Dora C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived for dinner at 7:30. The line was almost to the door. The line moved quickly. Food prices are in line. The jambalaya was good. Portions are BIG. The staff is very friendly. I would recommend for good authentic local food.

Thank yearlytraveler_Naper
Reviewed 3 days ago

There's tons of locals coming in and out of this place. There was a line for getting in the door at 6pm. It took about 20 minutes for us to get in for about 20 people ahead of us. We were given menus while on...More

Thank zHojo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to this restaraunt for our last dinner in NOLA. We wanted to have some authentic food. We werent aware when we were led to this restaraunt that it was cafeteria style. As in you go in a line at the counter to order...More

Thank atlanta1901
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July 8, 2018|
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Response from Tp1989 | Reviewed this property |
We were told it’s an old policy and that we didn’t have to leave a tip but if we appreciated the service to feel free.
May 7, 2018|
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Response from doublerdad | Reviewed this property |
Reservations not accepted here. We waited in line for maybe 10 minutes. Have someone in your party grab a table while the other person waits in the line to order!!
Mandi E
April 14, 2018|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
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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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