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Mother's Restaurant

Yelp Rating - 3.5 stars
6.0k reviews onYelp logo
(504) 523-9656
Location401 Poydras St New Orleans
CategoriesCajun/Creole, Breakfast & Brunch, Sandwiches

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updated: April 11, 2024
Price$$
AmbienceCasual
Year Established1938
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Business Description

Nestled on Poydras Street's Restaurant Row in New Orleans, Louisiana, is a true Southern gem, Mother's Restaurant. Established in 1938 by Simon and Mary (Mother) Landry, Mother's has been a favorite among the locals for over 80 years. This authentic N'Awlins home-style cooking restaurant offers an unparalleled dining experience with its award-winning Jambalaya, famous Ferdi Special, and original debris-laden roast beef.

Mother's Restaurant has an interesting history dating back to World War II when it became a popular hangout spot for the U.S. Marine Corps. The Landry family had a special connection with the Marines, with five of the seven Landry children joining the Corps. Francis Landry was the first woman in Louisiana to be accepted into the Corps. This association earned Mother's the title of "TUN Tavern New Orleans" in the late '60s. The original TUN tavern was the official birthplace of the Marines during the Revolutionary War.

Today, Mother's Restaurant is owned by Jerry and John Amato, who have doubled the dizzying size of the menu. Traditional New Orleans dishes like jambalaya and Shrimp Creole line-up next to the po' boys that Mother's made famous, such as the Ferdi Special and the debris po-boy. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner items are cooked with fresh ingredients and bold, delicious flavors.

Mother's Restaurant has a casual ambiance that provides a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. You will still see longshoremen in boots and locals rubbing elbows in line with visitors, veterans, politicians, and movie stars. Nobody gets treated better (or worse) than anybody else. As Jerry Amato says, "Everybody gets fed. Everybody comes back."

Mother's Restaurant has received excellent reviews from its patrons and has become a must-visit destination in New Orleans. The restaurant has a private room for parties, rehearsal dinners, and special events. If you are looking for an authentic New Orleans dining experience that is rich in history and flavor, Mother's Restaurant should be at the top of your list.

Gift Ideas for Mother's Restaurant

Mother's Restaurant is not only a beloved dining destination in New Orleans but also an excellent source for gifts that are sure to delight even the most discerning of palates. Whether you're looking for a last-minute gift or something to impress your foodie friends, Mother's got you covered.

One of the best gifts you can give from Mother's Restaurant is their famous Ferdi Special. This po' boy sandwich is loaded with ham, roast beef, debris, and gravy, all served on a fresh French bread roll. It's a perfect gift for anyone who loves hearty and delicious food.

Another great gift option is Mother's Jambalaya. This award-winning dish is packed with shrimp, chicken, and sausage, all mixed with rice and a blend of spices that create an unforgettable flavor. It's a perfect gift for anyone who loves the taste of New Orleans.

For those who prefer something sweet, Mother's has a variety of desserts to choose from, including their famous bread pudding with whiskey sauce. This dessert is the perfect gift for anyone with a sweet tooth and a love for classic Southern cuisine.

Mother's Restaurant also offers a range of merchandise that makes for excellent gifts. From t-shirts to cookbooks, you can bring a piece of Mother's home with you. You can even purchase their signature seasoning blend, which is the perfect addition to any dish.

In conclusion, Mother's Restaurant has a range of excellent gifts that are sure to please anyone on your list. From their famous Ferdi Special to their delicious Jambalaya, to their signature seasoning blend, you can't go wrong with anything you choose. So, whether you're treating yourself or looking for the perfect gift, Mother's Restaurant has got you covered.

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