Mother's Restaurant

401 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130
45 reviews

One of the longest lines we waited in during the New Orleans visit at near an hour wait. The line was outside alongside the building and almost into the driveway of an adjacent parking lot. When you get inside, you order in a tiny low-ceiling cafe like area, but when you really walk into the rest of the restaurant, it's ...

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    0.2 mi

    Drago's at Hilton New Orleans Riverside

    0.2 mi from Mother's Restaurant
    7 reviews

    It’s a lesser-known fact that the Croatian peoples who immigrated to the Gulf Coast area helped to found some of the strongest fishing communities in the outlying areas surrounding New Orleans. They’re especially known for their skills as oystermen, and in 1969, Drago Cvitanovich drew from this community of knowledge and experience to found his own restaurant. When Drago’s son, ...

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    0.08 mi

    Bon Ton Cafe

    0.08 mi from Mother's Restaurant
    4 reviews

    Our waiter referred to the Bon Ton Cafe's offerings as Country Cajun. That probably means different things to different people. But the first thing I noticed was plenty of tempting selection that wasn't deep fried. I ordered Bayou Jambalaya for an appetizer and Eggplant, Shrimp And Crabmeat Etouffee for the main course and both were drop dead delicious. That went ...

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    0.22 mi


    0.22 mi from Mother's Restaurant

    Luke is a restaurant I frequent.... John Besh one of New Orleans renown chef's owns it. It has great Brunch Saturday and Sunday with eggs in a pot (with crab grits and hollandaise) and their Mimi's Pancakes with honey pecan butter are my favorites! At 3pm they begin a Happy Hour all week long with 50 cent fresh oysters and ...

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    0.07 mi

    Restaurant August

    0.07 mi from Mother's Restaurant
    5 reviews

    Jess and I went there for a civilized lunch during an otherwise uncivilized weekend. THey have a lunch prix fix special. We had a wonderful time. The food was amazing. The service was warm and welcoming. We really loved it and would go back next time we're in town.

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    0.17 mi

    Ruths Chris Steakhouse

    0.17 mi from Mother's Restaurant

    The best in the chain and a New Orleans institution.

  • 6
    0.18 mi

    Lucy's Retired Surfers Restaurant

    0.18 mi from Mother's Restaurant

    Sitting on a street corner a bit away from the Quarter, with large doors wide open to catch the breeze, this laid back hangout is a lively place to stop, have a drink, and share some chips and guacamole. Not a lot of craft beer selections but a full bar otherwise.

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    0.18 mi


    0.18 mi from Mother's Restaurant
    1 review

    One block away

  • 8
    0.12 mi

    Ruth's Chris Steak House - New Orleans

    0.12 mi from Mother's Restaurant
    1 review
  • 9
    0.23 mi

    Cafe Giovanni

    0.23 mi from Mother's Restaurant
    1 review

    The food is amazing! Chef Duke is present and walks around to make sure you are enjoying your meal. They have entertainment on some days. Its become a Mothers Day Tradition in my family!

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    0.2 mi

    Sheraton Hotel

    0.2 mi from Mother's Restaurant
    1 review

    With 1010 rooms, a behemonth lobby, and a $44 million renovation underway, the Sheraton on Canal Street is a Big Cheese in the world of New Orleans hotels. As soon as you walk into the sprawling lobby and see the cocktail lounge in the middle, a lovely scent wafts your way, and stays with you throughout your visit. It’s all ...

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    0.24 mi

    Huckfinns Cafe

    0.24 mi from Mother's Restaurant
  • 12
    0.12 mi

    Gordon Biercsh

    0.12 mi from Mother's Restaurant
    1 review
  • 13
    0.2 mi

    Crazy Lobster

    0.2 mi from Mother's Restaurant
    1 review

    Live music + clambake! Lobsters, crab legs, clams, mussels, corn, potatoes, shrimp, and crawfish. It takes a bit of work to eat, but who doesn't enjoy a big bowl of shellfish? Bring your appetite, because a boiling pot for two really serves 3-4 people. It's right by the Riverwalk and the Audubon Aquarium, so it's easy to drop in for ...

  • 14
    0.16 mi


    0.16 mi from Mother's Restaurant

    The french fries, mac and cheese, and burgers are where its at. I got the fish tacos and I could have gone with something else. The location is nice right near the court house. The crowd is young professionals. The other bad thing about Capdeville is the time for them to get the food out. The service is fine, but ...

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    0.09 mi

    The Besh Steakhouse at Harrah's

    0.09 mi from Mother's Restaurant
    1 review

    i guess i expected it to be better. wasnt THAT impressed with any of my food. my dirty martini was good. was relieved that our meal was comp'd

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    0.49 mi

    Napoleon House

    0.49 mi from Mother's Restaurant
    27 reviews

    Over 200 years ago, when Napoleon was exiled, Nicholas Girod – the building’s first occupant and a former Mayor of New Orleans – offered up his home as a refuge in 1821. Napoleon, however, never made it over to accept his hospitality, but the building kept the name nonetheless. Since then, the Napoleon House has become a famous haunt for ...

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    0.66 mi

    Cafe Du Monde

    0.66 mi from Mother's Restaurant
    181 reviews

    Always packed with tourists, so its always crowded and busy. You can get tasty beignets and coffee in a lot of places in the French Quarter, but still worth the visit for the history and tradition.

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  • 18
    0.54 mi

    Antoine's Restaurant

    0.54 mi from Mother's Restaurant
    14 reviews

    The food isn't the best, but go for the atmosphere. This place is full of so much history, make sure to ask for a tour of the restaurant!

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  • 19
    0.48 mi

    Arnaud's Restaurant

    0.48 mi from Mother's Restaurant
    13 reviews

    The ghost of the restaurant’s founder and namesake, Count Arnaud Cazenave, is said to still maintain a presence in his establishment to ensure that everything is kept in order – rearranging silverware, napkins, and the bar to his liking. Additionally, the spirit of Arnaud’s daughter, Germaine, haunts the restaurant’s Mardi Gras Museum, with patrons and employees alike being startled by ...

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  • 20
    0.59 mi

    The Court of Two Sisters

    0.59 mi from Mother's Restaurant
    19 reviews

    The three-story building that now houses this famous restaurant was once home to five governors, two state Supreme Court justice, a future justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and a future President of the United States. But beyond this, The Court of Two Sisters is celebrated for two things: 1) its old-world courtyard (the biggest in the city) with original ...

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