Temporarily Closed Be safe, y'all!

Friends, this is one of the most difficult decisions we have faced. Out of an abundance of caution, and in the best interests of you and our team alike, we have made the very difficult decision to close temporarily. Pls stay inside, and stay tuned for updates. Be safe, y’all!

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During and after World War II, Mother’s became a local hang-out for “the few and the proud” – the U.S. Marine Corps.

History of Mother's Restaurant

Mother’s Restaurant opened its doors in 1938 on Poydras Street’s “Restaurant Row”, situated between a thriving waterfront and the courthouse. Owners Simon
and Mary (Mother) Landry and his large family cooked up po’ boys for lines of longshoremen and laborers, newspapermen and attorneys.

During and after World War II, Mother’s became a local hang-out for “the few and the proud” – the U.S. Marine Corps. The Marine spirit was in the family – five of the seven Landry children (five sons and two daughters) joined the Marine Corps. Francis Landry was the first woman in Louisiana to be accepted into the Corps. This special association with the Marines 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.

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    For over 22 years Oda Mae Peters ran the roost in the kitchen at Mother’s...


    Mr. Ferdi, a local merchant and regular Mother’s patron, probably had nothing...

Booking A Party?

All Bar Packages can be added to any Food Packages, all of which are set up buffet style, with menu selection required to book an Event. Additional food and bar items can easily be added to any package at your request, please inquire for per person pricing.

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    Not to be outdone, Ferdi’s nephew Ralph one-upped his eccentric uncle by requesting...


    Ever picked the shavings off a freshly carved roast? When a customer asked Simon Landry...

Mothers Dictionary & Recipes

Ferdi Special

A po’ boy packed with baked ham, roast beef, debris and gravy, served dressed..

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rice cooked with chicken, homemade andouille (an-doo-wee) sausage, vegetables, herbs and seasonings. Jerry’s Jambalaya has been creolized..

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Hours of Operation?

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OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK! 7:00am - 10pm Mon-Sun

No Reservation Accepted


Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day,
Easter Sunday and Mothers Day.

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