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Chef Wayne's Big Mamou

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53 Liberty Street, Springfield, MA 01103
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Belchertown, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Chef wayne and company are a culinary force to be experienced in the Springfield area, at any time, but during the Fat Tuesday celebration all the stops are removed, and party central takes on a whole new meaning. When I first discovered Cajun cuisine it was delightful but it wasn't until I noticed the line of people waiting to get... More 

Thank MrQ129
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You do not have to go to New Orleans just come here. Food is great, one thing is missing is Pat O'Brian Drinks!!! Fast Setvice and Fresh.

Thank Fred B
Agawam, Massachusetts
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396 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Big Mamou has been a long time favorite and we love the character of this New Orleans restaurant. They do not accept reservations and just recently starting accepting charge cards. After hearing all the great things about the Mamou, the boss decided to treat us to a "take out" lunch. Unfortunately they do not deliver so a colleague went... More 

Thank Loves2Research
Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! This little place packs a big punch of Cajun flavors! At affordable prices and large portions, we had to take dessert to-go! Not an easy decision for this sweet tooth Texas girl. Locals definitely frequent this place as the wait staff hug on everyone there. We ordered the red beans and rice with grilled chicken and the meatloaf OMGosh!... More 

Thank DLink2014
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wayne and his marvelous stuff treat everyone to friendly, warm and down home good eating. When I'm in town, this is the first place to go for lunch or dinner, hands down. From the crab quesadillos to the pulled pork to the red beans or jambalaya -- it's all good. Thanks Wayne and long live the Big Mamou.

Thank Dave L
Schaghticoke, New York
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tastes like Louisiana isn't an overstatement at all. The jambalaya has that genuine taste, with all the right flavors and heat... hot but not blazing like some places try to do to compensate for a lack of the right seasonings. Servers polite and attentive. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Thank Deejub
Tolland, CT
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never would have expected to find delicious New Orleans style food in Springfield, MA. The gumbo is just about as good as it gets ANYWHERE (I've had it three times) and the cornbread is amazing. The whimsical decor and friendly staff make the experience thoroughly enjoyable. Plus, it's easy to get to, right off I-91, and I've never had any... More 

Thank MariaSfromCT
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301 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chef Wayne's Big Mamou is always great. Once again great place, excellent food and nice people. We have never had a bad meal at Chef Wayne's. This place is so much fun. Enjoy!

Thank ChicopeeJoe
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I have been here several times and each time is a different revelation. The food is as authentic as it gets, in a very quirky and unique environment with fun and super-friendly staffing. The byob policy is brilliant and is you're lucky enough for Chef Wayne to be in during your visit then you may be in for even more... More 

Thank Chris H
Springfield, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Every time we have visited this establishment we have left saying "we need to come back." The food is homemade and delicious. The bread pudding alone is worth the visit! It is BYOB which makes the restaurant affordable. The wait staff are friendly and attentive. It's not fancy but it is wonderful

Thank maddy16348

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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 of 5 stars
American, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Liberty Street, Springfield, MA 01103
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: 413-732-1011

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