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Mama J's Kitchen

415 N 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219-1701
+1 804-225-7449
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (192 reviews)
“peach cobbler” (47 reviews)
“greens” (114 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
415 N 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219-1701
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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
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
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
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...More

Thank PetiteFoodieLover
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
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
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...More

Thank xavier60893
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
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
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...More

Thank MichelleM3065
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Lana S
27 March 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
28 July 2016|
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Response from Ley74 | Reviewed this property |
Marriot, Hilton Gardens. Other side of the convention center. Enjoy.
cheryl i
24 July 2016|
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Response from ladukart | Reviewed this property |
Yes in fact check to see if the hotel shuttle will take you there. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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