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Chef Wayne's Big Mamou

53 Liberty Street, Springfield, MA 01103
413-732-1011
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Ranked #2 of 313 Restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great food in a small restaurant where everyone is treated like a regular. Don't expect the ritz, just expect Delicious New Orleans Cajun food in a restaurant that is nondescript on the outside but is French Quarter on the inside. There may be a wait for dinner but great thing is its BYOB so you can enjoy the wait and... More

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potsdam NY
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194 reviews 194 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This little place packs a BIG punch of flavor.... We were so glad we got to stop in again for the best rice and beans on the planet. The cornbread is divine. We finally got to try those thunder thighs and they were fantastic . Every time we come to Springfield we just have to stop here. This time we... More

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Sacramento, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were in the Springfield area and wanted to try something different. We found this restaurant and we were not disappointed. We arrived for lunch around 1pm on a weekday. It was standing room only at the time and we had to wait 10-15 minutes. If you are going for lunch on a weekday, I'd recommend that you go after... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a must try place if your in the area!!! They have a website so review that before going, but the waitress we had was very patient with us and answered all our questions. Loved the food here, will not be disappointed. Try the dessert too. Probably not a place that your younger kids would like based on the... More

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Oneida, NY
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Arrived around 7:00 on a Friday night and had only about a 10-minute wait for a table. The place is small so you'll be sitting close to the next table but it's not annoyingly close. Fortunately, we had read the reviews so we knew it is a BYO place. We had the calamari for an appetizer and it was just... More

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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222 reviews 222 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My wife and I went a little out of our way to try this, based on the very positive reviews. We weren't disappointed. We went for lunch. From the outside, it is pretty nondescript part of a block, away from the Springfield downtown. Don't let that chase you away - the inside is small but cute, and when we were... More

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MA
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128 reviews 128 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Top shelf stuff here. Last night we revisited Chef Wayne's Big Mamou for dinner and without a doubt it is a fantastic meal. One of my companions state the meal was tasty since it has "Layers of flavors." And that describes all of the meals. The blending of spices and herbs with sauces, meats and side are just perfect. You... More

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Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

After seeing that this was rated #1 on several sites we were excited to try this restaurant. We were just staying one night as we are traveling around MA. The restaurant was very crowded when we first arrives but it only took 15 minutes to get a table. The seating is very close together so it is difficult to get... More

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Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The food was totally delicious. We started with the jerk chicken and the Bourbon street cheese bread apps, then I got the blackened steak tips and my husband got shrimp and sausage jambalya, both were " lick the plate" good! The service was good, the atmosphere was friendly and the evening was fun. We will be back again.

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Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Thender thigh jerk chicken appetizer had the most amazing robust flavor, perfect amount of heat and served with black bean, corn and tamato!! The blackened steak tips were cooked perfectly and beyond tasty! The mouthwatering pork meatballs with a tomato gravy served over penne didn't dissapoint!!Our servers were on point and worked together as a team - no complaints :)... More

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