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“Yep. They are right!”

Not your Mama's Cafe and Tavern
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Livonia
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

We’ve heard from many friends and family about the great food here. We read the reviews on trip advisor and decided to stop on our way home.

First impressions: decor was awesome. Very cool and neat. Food was excellent! The cup of seafood gumbo -filled with seafood! Great taste and nice and dark as it should be. Cup of corn and shrimp cream based soup was also filled with shrimp. Very tasty. I had the appetizer “the stack” as my entree : fried green tomato, fried eggplant and crab cake covered with remoulade sauce and shrimp. Wonderful. Hubby had the Mommas seafood salad. It was full of seafood and the serving was generous. And I can’t forget the wonderful warm bread - all that was missing was the cane syrup! Delicious

We will definitely return.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Cajunexplorers
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Omg the best food ever today!
Seafood dip as appetizer had the most amazing flavor and delicious bread for dipping!
Steak was cooked just as we asked and had a wonderful taste to go with the tenderness !
Mamas seafood salad is a great item on the menu!! Fresh and tasty!!

But the whole experience was made possible by a wonderful waitress Shondelle!! Thank you ma’am! You are absolutely the best!

Shout out to management for the atmosphere !

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Rosie2298
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Travel 190 to BR and this was recommended by a friend from Ville Platte. Finally stopped on a Friday evening at 5:30. Surprised by the decor. Even more surprised by the menu and specials. Started with the nachos and crawfish balls. Nachos were fried flour tortillas topped with crawfish and cheese. Too many appetizers to choose from. Don't over do it. Nachos were very good. I got Slap your mama chicken. Wife got crawfish angel hair pasta. Other couple got seafood platter and stuffed portabella mushroom. Large portions and you can't go wrong with any of these. Impressive flavor. If the rest of the menu is anything like what we ordered, you cannot go wrong. Order a variety and share. Boudin stuffed pork chops ...... too much to choose from. If you are a soup and salad type of eater, good luck making a selection. Again too many choices. The one drawback was we did not save room or have time for dessert. If you are a sweets person, check them out when you walk through the door. Pecan bread pudding, cheesecake, and a piece of coconut cake that left me speechless. Should have gotten something to go, one of each. Will have to adjust travel schedule to make this a regular stop. I am impressed by quality, quantity, and variety. Rarely all of these in one place.

Date of visit: February 2018
2  Thank gbr4
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

My 1st trip to the famed Not Your Mama's.

I left impressed. A beautiful place, wonderful people, & a menu that goes above & beyond.
From the in house scratch made baked rolls & loaf for the club sandwich. To "The Stack" fried green tomato, fried eggplant, & crab cake topped with gulf shrimp & finished with a remoulade.

It most definitely does not "suck" as mentioned by a random reviewer who stayed less than 5 minutes. I was highly impressed with the professionalism displayed by the staff as a group of 50+ bikers showed up & immediately began demanding burgers & beers as if they were a party of 5 at a dive bar.
Luckily within 5min they were on their way out, taking their rude negativity to the next poor unsuspecting establishment.
"Fun runs" are generally much more understanding & patient with the difficulties of serving 50+ people at once. This mob, however, seemed to not grasp the basic decency of calling ahead or being patient.

As someone who spends most of the year traveling coast to coast for business I can say this is a gem of a place along US 190 near Livonia.

Date of visit: September 2017
6  Thank Jamey F
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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Last review was taken off. Staff unfriendly bad service. Group of 80 walked out. Will NEVER step foot in this place again

Date of visit: September 2017
4  Thank richard3421
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