New Orleans January 26, 2018
There’s Always A Line Out The Door At This Famous New Orleans Restaurant
Sometimes, it’s worth the wait. That’s certainly how we feel about this amazing New Orleans restaurant that’s practically a New Orleans tradition. They’ve been feeding locals and tourists for 80 years, and if you haven’t eaten here yet, then you need to carve out some time this weekend to pay them a visit.
Located on the corner of Poydras and Tchoupitoulas, Mother’s has been a New Orleans tradition since 1938.
Simon and Mary Landry open the restaurant and began serving po’boys for local businessmen.
During World War II, Mother’s was a popular hang-out spot for the U.S. Marines.
Fun fact: five of the seven Landry children joined the Marines and Francis Landry was the first woman in Louisiana to be accepted into the Marines. Because of this, Mother’s earned the nickname "TUN Tavern New Orleans" in the 1960s. This was a reference to the original TUN tavern, which was the official birthplace of the Marines during the Revolutionary War.
When Jerry and John Amato purchased the restaurant in 1986, they expanded the menu to include more Cajun and Creole dishes.
They kept everything that made Mother's special while adding their own spin on things. The best of both worlds.
One of their signature dishes is the Ferdi Special.
Mr. Ferdi, a regular customer at Mother’s, asked for ham to be added to his roast beef po’boy one day, and it was a winner. It was soon placed on the menu and named after the originator himself, and the rest, as they say, is history. Later on, Mr. Ferdi’s nephew, Ralph, asked for cheese on his Ferdi, and then the Ralph Special was born.
Mother’s is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week from 7am-10pm.
Their address is 401 Poydras St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.
Have you ever eaten here? What’s your favorite thing on the menu? Share it in the comments below!