2 Hampton Roads Locations


Our History

Although the original beach location is gone, The Jewish Mother lives on.  Located back at the Virginia Beach oceanfront, just blocks from the original location and now in Williamsburg, near William & Mary. The Jewish Mother was established in 1974 in Virginia Beach, VA.  At the time, the resort city did not have a New York deli-style restaurant that also doubled as a live music venue. The original owners saw this void and created The Jewish Mother.  The name was easy to come by, and a tribute to one of the owner’s own “Jewish Mother”, who was very active in creating the unique menu The Jewish Mother is now nationally known for. Some of Mom’s favorite suggestions for the menu were lox, bagels, Quiche, omelets, corned beef, brisket, and pastrami, to name a few.

40 years later and voted “Best at the Beach” ten years in a row, The Jewish Mother has become a well-known restaurant in the Hampton Roads area that also is one of the best live venues for great music.
Make your Mother happy and come visit us for great food and live entertainment!