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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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Opelousas, Louisiana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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176 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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!

1 Thank Erical337
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Livers were hot and tasty. I ordered the 8 piece size and got eight livers, but cut up into about 25 pieces for cooking - very large portion - in fact too much for one person. Coleslaw was a nice recipe with raisins - fresh and very tasty. Red beans and rice was tasty but was lukewarm instead of served... More 

Thank Dave4_-_3W
Sioux City
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

I ordered livers and chicken to try them both. I paid for the large liver and it looked like they had cut livers into small pieces to fry. Then they counted out the 15 small pieces and sold them as 15 livers. The chicken was good. It was not greasy and well fried. I ordered a three piece white. Got... More 

Thank Charles J

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?