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Mama J's Kitchen

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Service
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Menu

Ask your server about our daily lunch special.
STARTERS​
Plain $6.00
Sauced $7.00
Chicken Wingettes
Plain or sauced
Plain $6.00
Sauced $7.00
Chicken Tenders
Plain or sauced
$6.00
Catfish Nuggets
$7.00
Jumbo Fried Shrimp
ENTREES​
Served w/ corn muffins or dinner rolls
$7.00
Muffins
Dinner rolls
Baked Chicken
White or dark
$7.00
Muffins
Dinner rolls
Fried Chicken
White​ or dark
1pc $6.00
2pc $9.00
Muffins
Dinner rolls
Catfish
1pc or 2pc
1pc $6.00
2pc $9.00
Muffins
Dinner rolls
Trout
1pc or 2pc
$13.00
Muffins
Dinner rolls
Crab Cakes
Muffins
Dinner rolls
Country Fried Steak
$9.00
Muffins
Dinner rolls
Pork Chops
$11.00
Muffins
Dinner rolls
Barbeque Spare Ribs
SIDES​
$3.00
Mama J's Famous Seafood Salad.
$2.50
Macaroni & Cheese
$2.50
Candied Yams
$2.50
Mashed Potatoes
$2.50
Potato Salad
$2.00
French Fries
Regular or sweet potato
$2.50
Fresh Greens Seasonal
$2.50
Cabbage
$2.50
String Beans
$2.50
Side Salad
DESSERTS​
$4.00
Cakes
Assorted
$4.00
Peach Cobbler
$4.00
Bread Pudding
$2.00
Ice Cream
SOUPS & SALADS​
Cup $3.00
Bowl $5.00
Soup of the Day
House $5.00
Garden $6.00
Salad
House or garden
SANDWICHES​
Served w/ chips
$6.00
Club Sandwich
$5.00
Chicken Salad
$5.00
Tuna Salad
$7.00
Catfish Sandwich
$8.00
Crab Cake Sandwich
$6.00
Hamburger
$6.00
Turkey Burger
$4.00
Veggie Burger
CHILDREN'S​
Served w/ chips
$3.00
Chicken Tenders
$3.00
Catfish Nuggets
$3.00
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
$3.00
Pbj
BEVERAGES​
$2.00
Iced Tea
Free refills
$2.00
Lemonade
Free refills
$2.00
Soft Drinks
Free refills
$3.00
Fruit Juice
$2.00
Coffee
Free refills
$2.00
Hottea
$2.00
Bottled Water
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must try. Very small space so be ready to wait, and wait awhile. But if you can sit at the bar, very friendly staff. The catfish and collards are to die for. But save room if you can for the bread pudding...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love to eat here. This is a small southern style restaurant. The food is delicious here. Bread pudding and cakes made from scratch. It is intimate and gives you the feel of your grand mother’s kitchen. A nice bar as well. The staff is great,

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Caroline4242014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small place with great food. You must visit if you love soul food, and on the Richmond area. And, the food is reasonable price.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank msreneempa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Luv the atmosphere, reasonable prices, delicious food( best catfish n town), good service , run n 2 friends most times , when I visit!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CookieC48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here passing through Richmond and it was FANTASTIC! All the food was great! Order the cake to go in advance.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PrintedSky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the restaurant is small its cozy with a friendly energy. The food is delicious and the service is good.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank WorldTraveler2125
Reviewed December 10, 2018

We went to have dinner the place was packed. So we did take out the food was great the crab cakes are very good and big. The seafood salad yes it was great. Even thow it is small the food is great.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mktravelunlimitedllc
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

We are first timers at Mama J's who had to try it to believe the reviews. After reading reviews about the seating, we decided to go around 7PM on a Tuesday. We were greeted by staff upon our arrival. While it was crowded, there were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank belowtheradar
Reviewed December 2, 2018

What a special place this is. I brought my wife and our best friends from Williamsburg who had never been to Mama J's. There was a wait of about 30 minutes on this Friday night but we had a drink at the bar and were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CaymanMarineLabFan
Reviewed November 23, 2018

We had an excellent meal at Mama J's Kitchen. The service was very good with super friendly and helpful staff. I had the fried catfish and it was perfect, i.e., not too breaded and a nice thick filet. I dine with 3 others and they...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jeanne H
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nancy heilman c
September 9, 2018|
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Response from virginiahome64 | Reviewed this property |
yes they have a full bar
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maebelieve8
January 8, 2018|
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Response from kathivan | Reviewed this property |
Catfish is the only thing I remember seeing on the menu.
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Lana S
March 26, 2017|
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Response from trueandlivinggod1 | Reviewed this property |
Blessings. Hope this will answer your question to your satisfaction. Hours of operation are as follows: Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m... More
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