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Chef Wayne's Big Mamou

53 Liberty Street, Springfield, MA 01103
413-732-1011
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Ranked #1 of 317 Restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Longmeadow, MA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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
17 helpful votes 17 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

venue is small so you may have to wait a bit. I usually do take take out. Byob, All the food is great you won't be disappointed come to Springfield!!

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have been many times over the 19+ years they've been there. We bring our own beer/wine, many times wait in line for food, always worth wait. When you eat here you need to be patient as usually all tables are full, 2 waitresses and they get to you as soon as they can. Appetizers are fantastic, spinach and chicken... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The waitress didn't even look at us when we went in on 10/30. She had her back to us and said 'take out or eat in? You can only do take out' as she sipped on her red wine at 820pm. Take out food was average. Will never go back.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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95 reviews 95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I was a little apprehensive of this place when my colleague took me here; however, I was proven wrong with the first bite. I am from the south, and was not expecting great cajun in New England. The gumbo was as good as mine, and the homemade hot sauce was so flavorful. Even better, I felt like family by the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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89 reviews 89 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My first visit to Chef Wayne's Big Mamou was 15 years ago. Until tonight I'd not been back for 11 years. It is still outstanding. I started with an appetizer of fried calamari. Very good. Main course was the fried eggplant Po Boy. It was stuffed with cheese, grilled peppers and their sauce. The bread was fresh. An outstanding sandwich!... More 

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Additional Information about Chef Wayne's Big Mamou

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

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