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Mama J's Kitchen

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$$ - $$$
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415 N 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219-1701
+1 804-225-7449
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with the office for our holiday party. The service was great and the food was delicious. We had catfish nuggets and chicken wings to start. One person doesn't eat fish and we got her to try the catfish. She then helped herself to two more. We had the fried chicken, pork chops, trout, crab cakes, catfish and the... More 

Thank BCW514
Charlotte, North Carolina
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mama J's is a nice comforting restaurant with a friendly staff that caters to your every need. I was seated at the bar, which of course is where all the talkative folks sit ready for good conversation. The interior is beautiful and it is full all day long. The food is very tasty, but needs more juices, sauces, and wines... More 

Thank CityPolitical
new jersey
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming to Richmond on business for the past year and have tried on several occasions to get it and finally got in tonight. It is what the reviews say. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. We had the cat fish nuggets and wings for apps both of which are top notch. For dinner I had the... More 

Thank bobbyk57
Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG! What a treat. Fried chicken to die for! Yummy collards and potato salad! No room for desert. Wish we lived closer!

Thank Anna V
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMG! We used Mama J's to cater a surprise 50th birthday celebration for one of my coworkers! So worth every penny! Prompt, professional service, and they brought everything from utensils, to table clothes, plates, napkins! So easy and the food.....absolutely delicious!

Thank tish627
Chester, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There always seems to be a queue, both locals and tourists; people seem to come from all over the city. The food is more like you would get in say New Orleans, soul food, catfish, pork chops, chicken etc. Service appears brusque but seems friendly enough underneath. The food and atmosphere are great, but it is perhaps a little pricy... More 

Thank Loz97
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fantastic! I must say the reviews and the recommendations I was given lived it to its standard. The food was immaculate and every bite of food tasted better then the other. The corn muffin was out of this world! Service was great......very friendly Best part the desert! Peach cobbler! To die for! Well done mama j's

Thank Manoj P
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a favorite place of many so be prepared to wait for seating. This is a cozy place. Fun atmosphere. Wait staff very attentive.

Thank Henry R
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mama Jesus was really good. It's tiny but excellent food, cheerful accommodating staff. Justin the bartender was a hoot. . The sweet tea was as good as home brewed. The cat fish really good and excellent cole slaw. I really wanted to try the peach cobbler but too full. Will have to go back for it.

Thank Robert W
Chicago, United States
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146 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Almost missed this place because the street was busy, and signage isn't obvious, but that fits it as a hidden gem. It clearly has a reputation, because once inside there were people waiting for a table for a late lunch, and the place was continuously full of folks enjoying conversation and great down home southern soul food. The decor was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Special occasions, Kids, 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: +1 804-225-7449

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