For lunch we ordered the famous "Ferdi Special", which was an awesome sandwich that has a sampling of their meats. It comes with their baked ham, roast beef, and "debris" (roast beef pieces that fall in the gravy), au jus gravy, coleslaw, and mustard. Sounds like a crapload of ingredients but they all come together really well! A must-order if you stop by the restaurant.
We also ordered a side of turtle soup to start. The broth had a very deep flavor and was great, just maybe a little salty after having a bit. It was my first time having turtle ever though...the shell is used for stock and the meat it's shredded into the soup (and yes it tastes like chicken).
Lastly, we ordered a side of dirty rice...looks so simple but is oh soooo flavorful and good!
Everything we ordered was simple yet tasted great. This is the one restaurant I wish I returned to on our trip since they serve quite a variety of food (they even have fried chicken!) Mother's just serves no frills, hearty comfort food, that simply hits the spot.
Check out this clip from Man Vs. Food!