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Big Mama's Kitchen & Catering

3223 North 45th Street, Bldg A, Omaha, NE 68104
+1 402-455-6262
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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Diner, American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3223 North 45th Street, Bldg A, Omaha, NE 68104
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Reviewed April 13, 2016

After reading about Big Mama's Kitchen, we thought this would be a fun place to eat. Finding the location was an experience. It is located in a building on a school campus. It must have been the school cafeteria in the past. Now it is...More

1  Thank CKT808
Reviewed November 10, 2015

My daugther's robotics team always drop by and say hello to BIg Mama when we had the robotics completion in Omaha. This place has the unique home made Ice cream too. The dinner was always special for us.

1  Thank butchrey
Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

If you don't remember anything else get the sweet potato pudding!! It's amazing. Fish was fried perfect not greasy, it's like a cafeteria but just go you went be sorry

2  Thank Neshia77
Reviewed October 27, 2015

Whatever the dish, the food is truly comfort food. Generous portions along with reasonable prices puts the icing on the cake.

1  Thank Veronica G
Reviewed October 23, 2015

Wanted to like this but, just couldn't. Odd location in an old school complex, which could have been really cool, but it wasn't. 1 waitress was overwhelmed by the 5-6 tables there, she was very good at apologizing for repeatedly forgetting everything. They were out...More

1  Thank JLS300
Reviewed October 17, 2015

Way out of the way location, in an old school complex. We were expecting something amazing, but it was really not all that. Oven baked chicken, was just ok, and sides were nothing special. I'd skip this place if going through Omaha again.

1  Thank Angelbear25
Reviewed October 4, 2015

Don't let the out of way location fool you. Excellent food, tried and true family recipes. the Oven fried chicken is great without fattiness of deep fried chicken. A unique touch on the fried chicken is the gravy made with saffron.

1  Thank Jerry P
Reviewed September 14, 2015

If you love Southern Food, then Big Mama's the place to go! Fried Chicken, Collard Greens, Cornbread, Ribs... Get the idea... From the outside, it doesn't look much. Even looks like an ordinary kitchen but when the food arrives, it's like a whole new experience....More

Thank travelingsoul2015
Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely delicious. My friend and I had oven fried chicken, sautéed cabbage, sweet potato everything (pudding, ice cream, pie, cheese cake), macaroni and cheese, and delicious corn bread. When we FINALLY found the place (look for the yellow signs...set back and on the old school...More

Thank Kristina C
Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

My sister and I from California were visiting my daughters family and we decided to check out this restaurant because we had seen it featured on diners drive ins and dives. It is a little hard to find and we weren't sure we in the...More

Thank Karen J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $18
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3223 North 45th Street, Bldg A, Omaha, NE 68104
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: +1 402-455-6262
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Big Mama's Kitchen & Catering is a family-owned and -operated business specializing in soul food and traditional American cuisine. We offer a unique variety of delicious homemade appetizers, entrées, cakes and desserts, but we're best known for our famous oven-fried chicken and our delectable sweet potato pie ice cream! Patricia "Big Mama" Barron acquired her passion for cooking as a child in the kitchen of her beloved Grandmother Lillie. Our catering service originated over thirty years ago as a part-time, home-based business operating out of Big Mama's own home kitchen. But the demand for Big Mama's tasty brand of cooking grew beyond the confines of that room, and in December of 2007 we opened the doors of our full-service restaurant and banquet facility, and we named our business in tribute to that place where it all started.
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