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Mama J's Kitchen

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415 N 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219-1701
(804) 225-7449
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is always consistent and delicious! I have tried every entrée on the menu. You can't go wrong with any choice. Don't forget the decadent dessert the is full of flavor and very filling!

Thank ericbB1747AL
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is amazing, just be patient as they are very busy, worth the wait!!! The fried cat fish is amazing and the potato salad is fresh!

Thank Aaron B
Norfolk, Virginia
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Upon arrival there was a 40 minute wait for a table. We.sat waiting for a table and it was worth the wait. The food was good and a cozy, homey atmosphere. I'll be back!

Thank TSH74
Savannah, Georgia
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We ate at Mama Js this week while visiting Richmond. We have really enjoyed eating out at many of the different restaurants in the Fan historical district and Cary town, but Mama Js is not only the best restaurant in Richmond in my opinion, it's one of the best restaurants we have eaten at anywhere in the last year. I... More 

Thank debbie A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing, filling food. My friend and I each ordered peach cobbler for dessert and the portions were so generous we could easily have shared one but so amazingly good we were both glad to have extra for later. We got there soon after the restaurant opened on a Monday and it was completely full by the time we left. This... More 

Thank Emily D
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in today with my girlfriend was greeted by 2 friendly girls at the door told us there would be a 15 minute wait which was fine had an awesome lemonade while we were waiting got seated had a wonderful waiter and the food was out of this world my girlfriend got baked chicken with Mac and cheese and greens... More 

Thank Kevin H
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was phenomenal and the staff were highly professional, personable and made us feel welcome! Sorry I had pictures of the plated food but they have been misplaced. I do know one thing; save room for the cake or share,it's huge!

Thank Dave K
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most requested dinning experience that my out of town guest request. It is also my Moms request on her birthday and Mother's Day. It does help that I also love it:0 Everything on the menu is mouth watering. I love the fish and if we are lucky I also try the special -- which quickly... More 

Thank cgarner1225
Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food.. Great atmosphere.. Great location.. I can't think of anything wrong with this place.. Wish they were open 24/7.. If you are planning a trip to Richmond, Va definitely come here for lunch and/or dinner..

Thank Lrs_Dean10
2811 Grove Ave. Richmond VA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Collard Greens, Macaroni & Cheese, Trout, etc. The food is fresh and perfectly prepared in the Southern tradition. I don't do desserts, but if you do -- they are perfectly prepared. Service is excellent.

Thank MuseumDistrictBB

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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
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, 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 N 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219-1701
  • 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?