Like sneezing with your eyes open, turning down a sandwich is nearly impossible, but if someone manages to do it, his or her head will explode. Keep craniums together and stomachs satisfied with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of deli fare and drinks at The Jewish Mother in Norfolk.
Established in Virginia Beach as a restaurant lounge and music venue, The Jewish Mother has filled bellies with deli and home-style cuisine for 35 years. Peruse the menu for reports on the latest breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes, which recently attracted hungry Food Network eyes. Breakfast begins with lox, onions, and eggs ($9.99) and plates full of fresh fruit ($10.50). During lunch, midday munchers enjoy Mother’s delicatessen sandwiches, such as the Son Reuben ($10.99) and the Sailor Friend, which lets landlubbers watch split knockwurst and melted cheese set sail on a sea of pastrami ($10.99). In the evenings, try Scotty Miller's Famous Ribs, served with coleslaw and hush puppies ($13.99), while Mother serves up a smorgasbord of musical talent, from Richie Havens and Dave Matthews to Ice Cube and Pharrell.
- Food was very unique and excellent! Prices were reasonable for VAB and quantity was a strong point. Service was excellent and noticed lots of locals dining there as well. Desserts were the best part with huge portions. – Daackpack, TripAdvisor
- My husband and I sometimes are looking for a cool place to go eat,hanging out and have great time and we found all three at the Jewish Mother. – Chris, Yahoo! Local
The Jewish Mother Backstage
Since opening in 1974, The Jewish Mother Backstage has hosted the likes of Dave Matthews, Hootie & the Blowfish, and Ice Cube. But despite its famous visitors and the media frenzy surrounding Ice Cube's melting accident, the New York–style deli still maintains a neighborhood atmosphere. Local and regional music acts fill the stage with groovy tunes, and the menu of hearty comfort fare is rooted in tradition, inspired by the owner's own Jewish mother. More than a dozen delicatessen sandwiches boast family names such as the Mother's Son reuben and the Mother's Sailor Friend, a split knockwurst with gooey swiss cheese and pastrami. Aromas of meatloaf fill the eatery at dinner, and breakfast service sates guests' early-morning hunger and desire to crow onstage.
320 Granby St.
Norfolk, Virginia 23510Get Directions