Mama Josephine's is a small, neighborhood gem in the Tower Grove/Compton Heights area of South city. We went on a Saturday night around 6:00 and was surprised it wasn't busier. I had the fried catfish which was marvelous, and the stir-fried cabbage which was even better than the catfish. We saw the chicken and dumplings and the chicken-fried steak and both looked fabulous. We shared some peach cobbler but it was a little disappointing. Although it was home-made, it didn't have the good peach flavor that you'd expect from home-made peach cobbler. We originally ordered the banana pudding but they were out (at 6:30 on a Saturday). They were also out of turnip greens. We loved MJ's but you can't have a glass of wine or a beer with your dinner, which is a strike, but we loved the food, which was very reasonable. We will definitely go back.
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