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Mama J's Kitchen

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415 North 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 225-7449
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely loved this place i wish i lived in Richmond so i could eat here everyday!! Food was fantastic i had the fried chicken plate. I just love the way the place is decorsted i felt like i was home and the service was fantastic , such a nice manager. I'm definitely comimg back when I'm in town

Thank kenbearmagic
Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great food great people!!!!! A bit of a long wait but it is worth it. A must if you love soulfood!!!!

Thank Aprillove206
Carmel, Indiana
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Start with dessert in mind! The pineapple coconut cake is amazing! Three of us ate, and each enjoyed all parts of our meal.

Thank ladukart
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best home cook food in Richmond, Va. It's worth the wait. I like the pork chops and gravy and fried fish.

Thank verlinehence
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed food and atmosphere at Mama J's. Comfort food is delicious and service was excellent. Venue is small, so get there early on theater night. Highly recommend to fellow travelers. Catfish is terrific.

Thank Michelle H
Beltsville, Maryland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was great. I had the fried pork chops, fried catfish nuggets and crabcakes they all were delicious.

Thank nfisher4278
New York City, New York
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not many choices to eat in Richmond near the Convention Center, but this place is small, quaint, clean and good. Get's crowded at around 5 PM, so try to get there before the dinner rush or you'll be waiting. We had a large party and were seated together right away. The service was good and quick, and our server was... More 

Thank GeeBen1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When coming to Richmond this restaurant is an absolute must. Although the line can be out the door down the street, it is worth the wait. Take out is great also. We highly recommend this restaurant if you are interested in the cuisine.

Thank Barbara T
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to go here based on reviews. We expected a wait to be seated, not a problem, it allowed us to take in the diner atmosphere. We waited only about 30 minutes. But once we were seated, it was 20 minutes before a server acknowledged us. Now this place is SMALL, so it wasn't like we were seated in... More 

Thank cyndib91
Richmond, United States
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great neighborhood place, amazing food, not expensive. What more could you ask for? I don't live in the neighborhood but this place makes me wish I could walk into it for dinner every day. The catfish is not fishy tasting, perfectly seasoned and fried to perfection.

Thank Kathy B

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 North 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: (804) 225-7449

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