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Mama J's Kitchen

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415 North 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 225-7449
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12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 138
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A must go place

Visiting Virginia one night we wanted real food (3 hungry boys) in a real place (not a chain). This is the place. We tried everything on the menu. Particularly the fish options where exceptionality good. Vegetable sides positively special, deserts gigantic (that was too much).

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Visiting Virginia one night we wanted real food (3 hungry boys) in a real place (not a chain). This is the place. We tried everything on the menu. Particularly the fish options where exceptionality good. Vegetable sides positively special, deserts gigantic (that was too much).

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Baltimore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is an excellent place to eat a fine home cooked style meal. Prices are moderate and very reasonable. We were very happy with the food quality. Atmosphere was nice and well above average for a restaurant of this type. I was told that there are usually people inline waiting to be seated (a good sign). We waited about 15... More 

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Prince George's County, Maryland
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164 reviews 164 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I wasn't impressed. Visited on a Tuesday afternoon. I am glad I called in my order before I arrived 20 minutes in advance. I still waited 10 minutes. The menu is slim via their website so I didn't feel like I had as many options as The Crocker Spot (not endorsement). I ordered 2 pieces of catfish, one fried one... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I liked most of the food we ate here. I ordered fried chicken and unfortunately I ordered white so the breast was huge and very dry. I could not eat that. I also had greens and potato salad, both of which were very good. We ordered cake for dessert and my family loved the pineapple coconut. I had the yellow... More 

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Richmond, Virignia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Mama Js is a ultimate southern comfort food. The restaurant is very much in demand in the Richmond, Virginia area. The food is flavorful and piping hot when served. If you are ever in Richmond, this is a must. You will not be disappointed.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

mac and cheese, fried chicken, towering homemade cakes, delicious home cooking, great atmosphere, very nice staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Mama J's consistently serves very good food. It is one of our favorite restaurants in the Richmond area and we probably frequent here more than any other restaurant. Their fried chicken and fried catfish both are very well cooked and not at all greasy. Wonderful flavor and just cooked to perfection. Good portion size too. All sides are a la... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

A coworker brought some in today. What can I say? They were fresh, big and oh so tasty. I had a maple glazed and it was spectacular!🍩

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This place was everything and more! My friends mom owns it so when I came to Virginia for school I had to go support the family, and let me tell you, she did not disappoint! Everything was fantastic, I wish I got a second plate to go!! Definitely going back for more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is probably the only place I eat when I visit Richmond! From appetizers to dessert-- food never disappoints and the service is superb too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 415 North 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: (804) 225-7449

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?