401 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Fax: (504) 596-2109
Mother's Restaurant LLC
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Southern, Caterers, Family Style, American, Sandwiches, Take Out, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
It's definitely not worth the hype. The food's alright, and the po-boys are decent - but come on. I'll never figure out why this place is always so highly ranked among New Orleans restaurants.
If you do go, yes, get the po-boy. But don't expect anything special or comparable to the wait you're going to have.
06/21/2012Provided by Citysearch -
We were told that this was a good place to eat. Don't. The people are rude there and the food was not that great and priced to high for what you got. We went for breakfast. The next day we drove to Shoney's, which was further from where we were staying but better food and service. Try Huck Finn's, Cafe De Monde anyplace else.
02/11/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Whew! After reading all of the flames, I thought you might want to try some of some excellent ham -- black ham that is. We ate at Mother's a couple of years ago. I don't normally eat ham, but tried the black ham. Wow! Tender, tasty, and decadent. We had breakfast there again today. Poached eggs, grits, black ham --- WOW!
Yes, the system of service is a bit unusual, but not horrible. Ask the rules as you go in the door. They will give you the skinny.
Relax. Have fun. Order the black ham and enjoy.
5 of us chose this establishment based on a recommendation. We were a little put off by the order process as it took a long time. The food, however, wa decent- not spectacular. The others in our party had never been to New Orleans before and wanted the real cuisine. For the price, it was good. 2 of them were teens who aren't the most adventurous taste-wise, but decided to taste the jambalya- probably won't be considered a favorite, but they did agree that it was acceptable. I also thought that the service could've been a little more attentive.
07/05/2011Provided by Citysearch -
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! Horrible service...Rude and nasty staff, including the owners SON. I paid $17 for a waffle, ham and grits! We waited 40 minutes to get in...And Another 30 minutes for food. I would not recommend this place to my worst enemy. This place does not exemplify the hospitality and appreciation that is present in New Orleans. I think I am going to write to the Mayor of New Orleans. I attended a huge festival that brought this restaurant a lot of traffic. I am very disappointed in the treatment that me and my party of 6 received.
10/13/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This is a tourist trap. All of the people who took the survey and gave good reviews on this restaurant is either insane, doesn't know what good food is, or employees, relatives, friends or owner of this restaurant. Crappy service, mediocre food above all pricey for all the abuse you get from their employees. Think about it your keeping their restaurant afloat. You work for your money why would you just waste it on a restaurant who can't get your order right with employees that have attitude written all over them and most of all the food is not great. You must have seen this on tv just like we did but learn from us. Eating here is a really bad idea. Po boys is like eating pigs food the bread is soggy and there's really nothing good to say about their food. Eat and puke. There's a lot of better restaurant in New Orleans don't get trap by hype.
Have to agree with a lot of posters that a lot of the food is only average. But the shrimp po boy and the fried chicken really do stand out. The shrimp was perfectly seasoned and cooked, and so tasty with the sauce. The bread was a little dry, but overall it was good.
Fried chicken was the real star. DELICIOUS breading and so incredibly juicy and tender was the meat. Sadly, the shrimp creole and jambalaya were just so-so.
Mother's is also famous for its Bloody Marys, which I have to say were quite good. Maybe a little spice could be bumped up, but the balance was really nice between all the strong flavors. Had to have two!