Recommended by : Todd English (Chef/Owner, Todd English Food Hall at The Plaza), Bryan Petroff (Co-Founder/Co-Owner, Big Gay Ice Cream Truck)

Cuisine:Southern. Price: $$. Location: .

A line comprised of both locals and tourists alike always wraps around Mother’s Restaurant, a haven for comfort foods such as po’ boys, bread pudding, fried chicken and all-day breakfasts. The popular canteen is best known for its Ferdi Special, a po’ boy sandwich that combines baked ham, sliced roast beef, and what they call debris, which is essentially all the bits and pieces that have fallen off freshly carved roast.