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Mother's Restaurant

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"Mother’s Restaurant is a New Orleans institution that has been serving up delicious Cajun and Creole dishes since 1938. Located on Poydras Street, near the waterfront and the courthouse, Mother’s is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. Whether you’re looking for a hearty breakfast, a satisfying lunch, or a mouthwatering dinner, Mother’s has something for everyone. You can enjoy their famous baked ham, roast beef, debris and gravy, crawfish étouffée, jambalaya, red beans and rice, seafood gumbo, and more. Don’t forget to try their signature po’ boys, especially the Ferdi Special, which is packed with ham, roast beef, debris and gravy. My favorite dish is the turkey ferdi, which is a variation of the Ferdi Special with turkey instead of ham. It’s tender, juicy, and flavorful. Mother’s also offers a gluten-free and vegetarian menu, as well as catering and shipping services. Mother’s Restaurant is one of the best brunch spots in New Orleans, and you’ll love their food as much as I do."
"Mother’s Restaurant is a New Orleans institution opening its doors in 1938. The owners Simon and Mary (Mother) Landry and their large family have been cooking up traditional New Orleans fare for over 80 years. This laid back cafeteria style eatery is the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner to try out some of the local delicacies including their famous ham, gumbo, Jambalaya and Crawfish Étouffée. To be honest you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu here! "
"This is the place to get a Po-Boy. Po-Boy sandwiches are like a mix of a Deli Sub sandwich and a French Dip sandwich, but better."

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