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“MmmMama J's !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mama J's Kitchen

Mama J's Kitchen
415 North 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 225-7449
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Ranked #3 of 1,359 Restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Boston
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“MmmMama J's !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

Cozy, clean and inviting. The menu is classic delicious southern "soul" food: crispy fried catfish or chicken, crab cakes, greens, cornbread muffins and mouth-watering peach cobbler.
We visited based upon tripadvisor reviews and can attest to the five star ratings. We look forward to returning to try the chalkboard daily specials (& maybe a big slice of homemade cake!) and hope to once again have the kind, attentive service of Lance.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Goochland, Virginia, United States
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236 reviews 236 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 128 cities Reviews in 128 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Fantastic food in downtown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Have been a few times and never disappointed. Catfish is awesome, meatloaf great. sides are equally as good. The desserts...well, i have never had better cobbler......Will return again soon.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Mama J's is a restaurant worth visiting in the Richmond area! The food reminded me of my grandmother's cooking when I was young. The food is well seasoned and the service is great! All the vegetables are homemade as well the delicious chocolate cake-delicious!!!!! I can't wait to go back!!!!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carlsbad, California
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful Food!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This is a very small Resturant and the tables are close together, but do not let that detour you from eating there. You will have missed out on some of the best Southern food here. My Mother was born and raised in Louisiana and knew how to cook Southern food and this was just like eating my Mothers cooking.

We had Fried Catfish, Crab Cakes, Greens they were all the best. I ordered the Yams but they were not my favorite, just didn't taste like my Moms, but the others in the group liked them. There was so much food we had to take our Huge Cake slices to go, and they were great.

This is a busy place so get there early. The prices are good, the service was good, very friendly staff. A must!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“10 yr anniversary luncheon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Awesome experience! Mama J took care of our reservation and came by the table to ensure we were happy with our entrees. The deserts are divine!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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