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Chef Wayne's Big Mamou

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53 Liberty Street, Springfield, MA 01103
413-732-1011
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 128
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome!!

What a find!! If you love creole or Cajun food or just want to try a great local place with big portions & a lot of locals, this is the joint! Bring your own wine or beer or alcohol & NO corkage fee!! Great staff, great food, definitely would like to go back there again!! Sunday brunch is suppose... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Kathy W
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Ballston Spa, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dessert
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183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ballston Spa, New York
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

What a find!! If you love creole or Cajun food or just want to try a great local place with big portions & a lot of locals, this is the joint! Bring your own wine or beer or alcohol & NO corkage fee!! Great staff, great food, definitely would like to go back there again!! Sunday brunch is suppose to... More 

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Mass.
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Chef Wayne's is a local favorite. They consistently dish up excellent cajun food in a small no frills restaurant. Worth a stop every time! Also, while they take credit cards, cash is appreciated.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were in Springfield for the weekend and went to Chef Wayne's Big Mamou Restaurant for lunch. We do not have a Cajun restaurant near where we leave so we were excited to find one near our motel. It is one of the best Cajun restaurants we have eaten in. I had the New Orleans Red Beans with grilled chicken.... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Everyone in the area is simply crazy about this joint. I'll be honest in saying I've only been once and while that time was good, it's hardly the taste extravaganza everyone says it is. The food was well prepared, the service good, and the atmosphere charmingly gritty - I wouldn't tell folks NOT to eat here but, I'm still not... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Fun, funky joint with great food. Great atmosphere with just enough grit to give it character. Highly recommended.

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Longmeadow, MA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

It seems pretty redundant to say that Big Mamou is one of the best ethnic restaurants anywhere, anytime. Period. Everyone else has already said that. I will only comment by quoting Kevin Costner: "If you build it, they will come". Big Mamou is not exactly located in the middle of exciting street night life (NOHO, anyone?). But if the food... More 

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Springfield, MA
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great environment - fun atmosphere. We always enjoys our meals at Chef Waynes - love the spicy food and the extras that they add. Now that we live elsewhere we miss the option of eating our lunches at the Big Mamou -- the magnet remains on our fridge though ...

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great taste of Cajun experience. Well prepared, priced and presented. Brings the New Orleans experience to the Northeast.

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Have visited here quite a few times over the years....I usually either get the Seafood Jambalaya or the Cajun Pasta...its a BYOB...so make sure you bring your booze before you walk in...as they don't have a liquor license...its a small place so tends to be busy but well worth the wait....

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Having had read the reviews , and having a love of Cajun food, so when our group was visiting the area we decided to check out the Big Mamou. The exterior is not impressive and many in our group murmured their apprehension. Any qualms were soon dissolved by a warm welcome to our large group and a willingness displayed by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 53 Liberty Street, Springfield, MA 01103
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: 413-732-1011

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?