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Mom's Diner is a diner located in the east side of the Den. It is run by a robust older woman lovingly dubbed "Mom" by her patrons.


Usually, the patrons can order rat-pie, rat-loaf, and spaghetti. Some of them reportedly "taste like chicken,"[1] though one glum-faced patron will advise the Chosen One to stay away from the brahmin fries. Occasionally, one may find such delicacies as:


If Mom has been killed, the next time the Den's east side is entered, an out of business sign will be present.


Mom's Diner appears only in Fallout 2.

Behind the scenes

Mom's Diner is mentioned in The Vault Dweller's Official Cookbook.[2][3][4]



  1. Mom's dialogue file - line 356
  2. The Vault Dweller's Official Cookbook p.33: "My journeys out west brought me to a charming establishment called Mom's Diner. One particularly unenthused patron suggested I stay away from the brahmin fries, but I couldn't help myself and ordered a plate. These are... not the same recipe, but I much prefer to harvesting the brahmin, uh, "meat" myself from one of the beasts."
  3. The Vault Dweller's Official Cookbook p.103: "Mom over at Mom's Diner loved this recipe, but thought mole rat would work just fine as a replacement. We also determined that a combination of Hubflower and a few fern flowers replaced the spices easily. Well, it probably isn't nearly as delicious but at least the recipe won't taste like dirt."
  4. The Vault Dweller's Official Cookbook p.99: "When I visited Mom's Diner, I couldn't believe how much radscorpion tasted like chicken. It's certainly easier to find!"