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Mama J's Kitchen

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415 N 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219-1701
+1 804-225-7449
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Some of the tastiest food I've ever had, period. Catfish was highlight and everything else from the * menu was great.

Thank Eric B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The service was quick and the food was quite tasty. I had chicken and fish. I love how polite the waitstaff is.

Thank Amanda J
Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The wait wasn't as bad as I'd heard. The food was delicious! I thought the portions were great, but heard they were small. Excellent service. Great atmosphere.

Thank raymondj619
Richmond, Virginia
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Okay the catfish, crabcakes, fried chicken wings, and greens are everything!! However the baked chicken not so great and the macaroni and cheese is terrible. That hurts my heart because when I think of good soul food I think of great macaroni and cheese. It's still a nice place to eat and the waiters are friendly. I still go there... More 

Thank PetiteFoodieLover
Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent food at a great price! Very nice atmosphere, excellent service! You will want to be a repeat customer and enjoy the full menu!

Thank Les2016
Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Best soul food I've had so far in Richmond hands down....the yams are everything!! Sometimes I go just for those. I wish the establishment was bigger its always so crowded however Mama Js never disappoints and the service is always superb!

Thank jaeem2016
Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Several of our friends had been telling us about Mama J for quite some time. Finally, it happened!!. We decided to have a late lunch, hoping to avoid the early lunch crowd. We had to wait for about 30 (thirty) minutes before we were taken to a table. Our orders were taken in a timely manner, however, our food took... More 

Thank xavier60893
Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Once you get past the wait, this is the best most consistent soul food on the east coast. The desserts are awesome!

Thank ericbB1747AL
Bedford Hills, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We stopped by half way through drive from SC to NY. We were tired but the smells from the kitchen got us excited. Fried chicken was worth th wait and the drive. Place is a bit chaotic and expect to wait, but worth it.

Thank Peter O
Wilmington, Delaware
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We (my sister, her son and I) were going to be in Richmond for the weekend and we wanted to a find good place to eat. We went to Mama J's after reading positive reviews on Trip Advisor. We drove up to Richmond from Virginia Beach and arrived at the restaurant at around 1:30 pm, about the time that the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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?