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“Best home cooking” 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 #2 of 1,360 restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Manquin, Virginia, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Best home cooking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

They have the best home cooked meals around. And, the desserts are out of this world. Everything about this establishment, from the owners to the servers, cooks, hostesses, menu, etc. is A#1. Love Mama J's!!

  • Visited October 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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  • English first
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Soul and Seafood that makes you comeback for More”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

You have to make this a must stop even if you are passing through, staying awhile or enroute to elsewhere....Mama J's is a down home finger licking, stomach satisfiying, taste buds quencher!!!

Visited December 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Southern Soul Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Great meal at Mama J's today. We had catfish, crab cakes, yams, mac and cheese and greens. Also, had to try the peach cobbler. All fantasicc and great service too. Small, clean and inviting place. Go, you won't be disappointed

  • Visited December 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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Boston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 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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Goochland, Virginia, United States
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227 reviews 227 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 120 cities Reviews in 120 cities
50 helpful votes 50 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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