Mother's Restaurant

Cajun / Creole, Sandwiches, Southern / Soul
$ $
401 Poydras St (at Tchoupitoulas St)
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-9656
7:00am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm



  • "If this place was as authentic as the name implies, you would eat your entire meal while someone screams at you that you're worthless." - Conan O'Brien
  • Watch out for the special sandwich ingredient at this New Orleans eatery. Its called debris. As seen on Travel Channels Man v. Food Nation.
  • This is the Katz's Deli of New Orleans. The line moves fast. Order some ham, fried chicken, po boys, and pecan pie. Really solid Bloody Marys too.
  • The Famous Ferdi Special is the best of a sub sandwich, a French dip - every sandwich youve ever loved in one. - Jeffrey Saad, United Tastes of America
  • The line is like airport security, but so much tastier.
  • Food was great, the service was horrible.
  • Look at the menu and know what you want before getting in the line. The line moves very fast so be ready. Plenty of space and tables in the back.
  • NOT that good! Cashier was rude and food is over priced and nothing special about it.
  • Scary first impression .. Long queue .. Coffee cup with chips out of it and my breakfast looks interesting to say the least .. . You only live once right??
  • Get something with debris in it. Soooo delicious!
  • Not worth the money or wait. The service at the register is offensive and condescending! I am so sorry it's my first time here, what an inconvenience that I asked if u have bacon. My bad.
  • The bread pudding is simply amazing. The turnip greens are the best I've ever had. If you get any seafood poboy, get tartar sauce on the side--SO GOOD. Good potato salad! Long line, but WELL WORTH IT!
  • Mother's Restaurant offers happy locals and visitors with the best comfort food in town since 1938. Start your day with a crawfish etoufee omelet, grits on the side, a coffee and a smile.
  • The best crawfish etoufe omlette ever!
  • 35 min wait in line from the end of the brick building out front of Mother's.
  • not worth the wait, overrated, dirty, rude employees
  • Perfect spot for out-of-towners staying downtown to grab a po-boy. Mother's is an institution!
  • Your "hips won't lie" after the best biscuit you'll have in your life. Enjoy them in moderation and try not to dream about them
  • sadly the turkey Ferdi was not that great and soggy. same with the bread pudding. :(
  • 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.

Nearby places

228 Poydras St (at Poydras St)
800 Decatur St (at The French Market)
718 Saint Peter St (at Bourbon St.)