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Mama's Fried Chicken

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508 E Landry St, Opelousas, LA 70570-6128
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little place. Shrimp is cooked to perfection. Chicken tenders were delicious and the dipping sauces were a great addition. Check it out. You won't be dissapointed.

Thank AmberDawn H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were super hungry and had no idea about the area or food. While putting gas at gas station we asked the attendant where to eat. She referred Mamas fried chicken. Since we only eat kosher seafood we had to picked. I tell you, wonderful experience, very delicious food and the pecan pie was a must try.

Thank Angie A
Opelousas, Louisiana
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, wonderful service. Large varied menu offering a lot of choices. The best fried chicken in Opelousas (and the whole area), as well as the best fried catfish meals. Spicy rice dressing, hand-made fried onion rings, gumbo. You must try this place out if you're in Opelousas.

Thank Francis J
Alvin, Texas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We found this place by accident and was so amazed! The best fried chicken, liver, gizzards, and biscuits!! I am ready to just make a 4 hr trip to just go eat there. The home made lemonade is a must!

Thank ljcog
Ville Platte, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

I always get chicken salad spread in the pint size to make sandwiches for the family. The seasoned fries are great- but I always get extra seasoning b/c its the best! when I did eat fried foods this was my favorite spot- the chicken is so delicious and you get a ton of large shrimp in the fried shrimp basket.

Thank Audreylee83
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

No kidding. The fried chicken has an awesome flavor and the burgers are really good too!! When in the area if you have time I would try it out.

Thank olemiss38
Baton Rouge, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Though the fried chicken is probably wonderful, the only thing I have eaten here is the Fried Shrimp Po-boy (fully dressed), and I can't imagine trying anything else because it's so good. Big juicy shrimp. Spicy and flavorful.

Thank James A
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

I had a shrimp dinner basket which comes with one side. I had fried pickles. I added an order of onion rings and an order of fried okra. I also ordered a biscuit (the basket comes with a dinner roll) and a lemonade. The fried shrimp was the best I've ever had! It was tender, flavorful, and no shell or... More 

Thank David T
Opelousas, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Fried fish with very light, not greasy batter tasted like it slept in the bayou last night! Homemade lemonade was so refreshing.

Thank sandyr572016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

My family and I made this visit specially for the homemade biscuits and the chicken salad. Both are simply amazing!! Those biscuits have to be made by someone's grandmother. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good chicken, seafood, and/or biscuits. It's an Opelousas staple!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 508 E Landry St, Opelousas, LA 70570-6128
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Opelousas
  • Phone Number: 337-948-9203

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?