Just off of Bourbon Street, a couple of doors down at 727 St. Peter is the coolest little pit stop with the best jukebox in the Quarter. Yo Mama’s Bar and Grill is home to ice cold Abita and other beers and cocktails that hit the spot on a Vieux Carre’ cruise.
Jumbo burgers piled with your choice of extras like bacon, mushrooms, cheddar and peanut butter (I kid you not) are mouthwateringly juicy. A burger order includes an oversized loaded baked potato. You lightweights better share with a friend. You will never finish this mountain of food alone. This time of year there is also spicy hot boiled crawfish. Good stuff!
If you are a tequila drinker you will think you have hit the lottery. Yo Mama’s has over 100 (that is no typo) over one hundred kinds of tequila! Ask Erica behind the bar for one of her salty margaritas on the rocks and put a few dollars in the jukebox. Grab a stool or a booth and stay awhile.
Yo Mama’s is definitely the kind of really cool friendly place where you meet really cool, friendly people. I visited with Melissa and Gary who are New Yorkers and make the trip once a year for French Quarter fun and food. According to Gary, looking forward to the yearly trip keeps them sane in New York for the rest of the year. After a quick lesson on how to eat boiled crawfish these city folk were sucking the heads and pinching the tails right along with the best of the other mudbug eating patrons.
On top of the great atmosphere and satisfying food there is an Improv Comedy Show upstairs on Saturday nights at 10:00. It is worth the $15 cover if you like to laugh your @## off. The tab will make you smile too. Besides the very reasonable prices there is a Yo Mama joke on the bottom of the receipt.
“Yo Mama Joke” – Yo mama so fat, she’s on both sides of the family!
Yeah, I’m talkin’ bout Yo Mama’s. Try it and you will be too. I love this place!
By Sharon Denise Talbot