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  • 401 Poydras St

    New Orleans, LA 70130

  • Phone: 504-523-9656

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Mother's has been a New Orleans tradition since the 1940's and it is still creating happy customers today. If you are looking for a hearty breakfast or a "meat and three" for supper and don't mind standing in line, this cafeteria-style eatery is sure to please. And do not miss the po' boys -- natives claim Mother's sells the definitive version of the popular sandwich. Also a winner: the New Orleans style, chicory-flavored coffee. Mother's is located on Poydras in the Central Business District, and is known for attracting heaping amounts of visitors during weekends. Try sneaking your Mother's trip in mid-week to avoid a potential fiasco.




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Ten Best Logo 03 Local Expert Says:

"If you are asked whether you want "debris" on your po-boy and aren't sure what they are, just say yes. "

Best Because: After eating a Soul Food meal, you want to feel good and full. Mother's portions are mind boggling.

Best for Homestyle Because: Mother's is the go-to spot in New Orleans for comfort food. They serve up hearty, savory portions of their home cooked meals.

Best for Lunch Because: Mother's may be the most talked about New Orleans restaurant outside of city. Go see why.

Best for Restaurants near Smoothie King Center Because: Mother's is open til 10 pm, so after you take in a concert at the arena, come here for soul food.

Best for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus Because: Mother's has a special gluten-free menu, and can do some po-boys gluten-free as well.