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Mama J's Kitchen

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415 N 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219-1701
+1 804-225-7449
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“catfish” (218 reviews)
“peach cobbler” (51 reviews)
“seafood salad” (42 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
415 N 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219-1701
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is my for one of the best restaurants in the city please visit with your friends and family and I must mentioned that the hospitality extended is very good

Thank sharjeelcool
Reviewed 3 days ago

Mama J's deserves all the good reviews its had, the food was incredible and the service was excellent. I had the catfish for the first time and I fell in love with it. I totally recommend this restaurant.

Thank colemillington
Reviewed 4 days ago

Mama J's is a family business serving delicious homemade soul food. Mac and Cheese, catfish, greens, a fried shrimp appetizer and homemade cakes and desserts...you can't go wrong at Mama J's!

Thank Lesliesu123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I walked over one evening after an event at the convention center. It was around 7:00 pm on a weeknight and it was busy with people waiting, but I got a seat at the bar. The vibe was fun, with a lot of banter among...More

Thank Bookdmdano
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is as authentic as it gets. The catfish is fresh, and cooked to perfection. The greens are the best I ever had.

Thank Nathan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visiting Richmond, VA. This place came highly recommended by the Uber driver and the hotel bell caption. The service, the food and drinks were excellent! I would recommend this place....southern food at best.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed May 16, 2018

The catfish was great and way more than I could eat. The crab cakes were flavorful. The service was good.

Thank Lori N
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This is the place we always make sure to visit while in Richmond. Great home cooking and staff is like part of the family. The fried pork chops with gravy is fantastic. My boss had the fried catfish and said it was the best she’s...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

I've been to Mama J's several times, and one thing I can say is that they consistently serve delicious food. The catfish, smothered pork chops, and wings are my favorite foods. This is one of Richmond's best soul food restaurants!

Thank ebonyaddo34
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

This time I ordered online/pick-up. The website was user friendly. I received an email and text with the summary of my order as well as a pick up time. I arrived 5 minutes. My food was ready and hot. It taste great also. This is...More

Thank Shantamr36
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Questions & Answers
January 8, 2018|
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Response from Kathy O | Reviewed this property |
Catfish is the only thing I remember seeing on the menu.
Lana S
March 26, 2017|
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
July 27, 2016|
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Response from Ley74 | Reviewed this property |
Marriot, Hilton Gardens. Other side of the convention center. Enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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: +1 804-225-7449
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