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Mama J's Kitchen

415 North 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 225-7449
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Ranked #5 of 1,366 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Richmond, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Mama J's Kitchen is the real deal southern! Call it southern, down-home, or soul food, this place does it well. Get there early to get a table in this small but beautiful restaurant. The waiters and waitresses (is it even PC to seperate them anymore?) are all so friendly and helpful. I have to add that they are all gorgeous... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The coconut cake is to die for. We ended up purchasing the entire cake. There was a blackout in the neighborhood during my first visit. The staff/service never skipped a beat. Because they maintained their composure so everyone else. No one got up to leave or appeared alarmed. We used the flashlight on our cellphones and continued to enjoy our... More

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My husband I were looking for a new place to eat and decided to head up to Mamma J's. I had beef tips with rice and he had catfish, mashed potatoes, cabbage and mac-n-cheese. The best of all was the catfish. The mashed potatoes were made from red potatoes and not the normal creamy whipped type, not what I expected.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

I'm not sure if it's because of the time of day I went but I expected so much more. I've been hearing so much about this place that I just had to make sure it was on my list of places to go when I got to Richmond. The food was just okay even the regulars I went with agreed... More

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I can clearly say without any hesitation this restaurant has the best soul food I've ever had. We did have to wait about 20 minutes, but it was definitely worth the wait. I had fried fish, and it was seasoned perfectly. I got the bread pudding to go, because I couldn't eat another bite, and that was delicious as well.... More

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Phoenix
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193 reviews 193 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We went here for dinner on a Saturday night. The wait was about 30 minutes. All entrees are a la carte. I thought prices were reasonable, but I'm from a big city. I do wish places would include a side or two with entrees and not nickel and dime you with extra charges. We shared the fried catfish and fried... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Very good food i had fried fish, seafood salad and mac and cheese. I don't eat seafood salad but I tried it and loved it.

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Pflugerville, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The amazing food and service are worth writing about. I searched for soul food restaurants before my trip to Richmond but for some reason, this one did not pop up on the list. A staff person at the hotel suggested this restaurant, and it proved to be the best dining decision we could have made. We ended up going back... More

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North Port, FL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We found this restaurant through other Tripadvisor reviews and I am SO glad! Awesome real soul food--great southern cooking! Not full of spices or sauces--just food like you wish your mom made! Much better than "other" famous southern cooking restaurants. It was so good we ate here again on our return trip.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Just came back from a weekend in Richmond where I ate, danced, saw art and ate again. One of my eating stops was Mama J's. I see it gets well reviewed, so I'm not telling you anything new..just adding my own two cents. First, the wait. When we got there at 8:40 there was still a 45 minute wait. However,... More

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Additional Information about Mama J's Kitchen

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

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