Friday, August 30, 2013

Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans

When I arrived at Mother's Restaurant for lunch during my trip to New Orleans, I was so amazed how long the line was.

Unbelievable, isn't it?

But then, I actually shouldn't be too surprised to see the long line because Mother's Restaurant has been known for the world's best baked ham restaurant and established since 1938. It was founded by Simon A. Landry. During and after the World War II, Mother's became a local hang-out for “the few and the proud” – the U.S. Marine Corps. It's not only the baked ham and serving authentic New Orleans home cooking that made this place famous but also the New Orleans dishes like Jambalaya (rice cooked with chicken, homemade andouille sausage, vegetables, herbs and seasonings), Gumbo, and Shrimp Creole line-up next to the Po’ Boys such as the Ferdi Special (meaty sandwich) and the Debris po-boy (craved roast beef).

Inside the restaurant.

This is how the customers order the food. 
Then, the waitress will bring the food directly to the table.

So many pictures hanging on the walls.

I looked at people's tables for what they were having for their lunch.

Another section of Mother's Restaurant that has a bar.

Green Salad - USD 6.00
All salads are prepared with vine ripened tomatoes, iceberg and romaine lettuce, fresh spinach, bell pepper, red onion and cucumber. served with choice of homemade house, blue cheese, thousand island or ranch dressing.

Fish Palate - USD 16.50
It comes with a choice of two sides - cabbage, turnip greens, potato salad, french fries, grits with butter or red beans & rice.

 Soft Shell Crab Platter (2 crabs) - USD 25.50
with lemon butter sauce.

Seafood Platter - USD 22.50

This was what I ordered for my lunch. 
Po' Boys Soft Shell Crab - USD 17.50
All meat po' boys dressed with shredded cabbage, sliced pickle, mayo, creole and yellow mustard.
My friend suggested me to try this delicious po' boys. First, I had no clue at all what po' boys was until it came on  the plate. By the way, I found out the history of the name po' boys came from. It refers to the sandwiches made from hot gravy and scraps of roast beef ladled onto French bread and sold to "poor boys" from the back doors of restaurants.

Look the soft shell crab. It's really soft and delicious!

 The sign on the sliding door got my attention.

Close up look. Interesting, isn't it? As we all know, tipping in America is a must but at Mother's Restaurant, there's NO tipping at all!

Pecan pie - USD 5.25

Cranberry juice - USD 2.75

My friends and I enjoyed our lunch at Mother's!

Mother's Restaurant
401 Poydras St,
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 523-9656

Opening hours: Mon - Sun, from 7 am - 10 pm

Disclaimer: The review and opinion expressed here are purely according to my personal taste. There's a possibility that the taste of the food might change later on, which could affect the review and opinion here. I also affirm that no monetary or non-monetary compensation has been received from this restaurant for writing this review.


  1. Had sooo much fun in Nawlin's! LOL. Still one of the best trips for me to the US of A! Po Boys are delish!

    1. ciki: Me too got a lot of fun in New Orleans :)


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