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“Prepared with Passion” 5 of 5 stars
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Sweet Mama's
145 Ames Street, Elk Rapids, MI
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Cuisines: American
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“Prepared with Passion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

This little "hole in the wall" place in Elk Rapids is directed by a truly talented guy. Great food, lovingly prepared, try the chef salad - adorned with a deviled egg!! (Nice surprise.) Great prices, will probably have to move to a larger location unless he wants to stay put. Worth your drive up from TC for a very enjoyable time at this charmer!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Denver, Colorado, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The kind of small restaurant you hope will succeed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Today my family of four took in a meal at Sweet Mama's not once, but twice! Wanting to try something new, we stopped in for lunch. We liked it so much that, come dinner-time, we decided to go back for the second time today! The food is, in a word, outstanding. In a few more words: everything we had at both meals simply exploded with flavor and it was all *very* reasonably priced. Each main dish and every side was interesting without being inaccessible; simple yet extremely flavorful. The talented chef is not reinventing the wheel, though he is certainly getting creative with it!

We had the Cajun sandwich, soft-shell crab sandwich, slaw dog, and Reuben for lunch. At dinner we had the chicken and waffles, crab cakes, and whitefish. We finished it all off with a GIGANTIC slice of out-of-this-world carrot cake. You simply cannot go wrong at Sweet Mama's. I love some of ER's other culinary options, but I believe Sweet Mama's just became my favorite.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Plymouth, Michigan
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Delicious food, reasonably priced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Had read about Sweet Mamas and so tried for lunch. Both of our selections were excellent and the peach cobbler was a fabulous way to end a good meal. Hats off to the chef. He knows how to cook.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Awesome food! Great prices!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We took a chance on stopping here and it paid off! Excellent food, cozy atmosphere, excellent service. We had the hoe cakes with Pulled pork and homemade slaw and the pot roast sandwich. My brother got the meatloaf. 3 people could have eaten that meatloaf! I wish I had saved room for dessert because I am sure those were fabulous too!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Worth, TX
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
“Great easy location, wonderful food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This location has changed a little bit...for the better, since last visit. The ambiance is only sit down tables and very ordinary, but the waitstaff are pleasant, the food is great, no matter what you try. Have had the meat loaf, pulled pork, salads...they are all excellent, and reasonably priced.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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