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401 Poydras St · interesting places nearby
At lunchtime, expect to see a line out the door. Mother’s is a longtime crowd-pleaser that has drawn locals, conventioneers and tourists for years. The quality isn’t what it was in its storied past, but the history and come-as-you-are hospitality make up the difference. Mother’s invented the ‘debris’ po’boy and serves the justifiably famous ‘Ferdi Special’ – a po’boy loaded up with ham, roast beef and debris.
In general, though, its sandwiches don’t compare with other city stalwarts. Breakfast is your best bet – it’s standard meat-and-eggs stuff, but brilliantly done and served in enormous portions.The turtle soup, available on Saturdays, is also recommended.