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“Best Comfort Food in Downtown Richmond”
Review of Mama J's Kitchen

Mama J's Kitchen
Ranked #5 of 1,607 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Comfort Food in Downtown Richmond”
Reviewed 20 December 2012 via mobile

Met a friend for lunch today.. We started with the wings. Yum.. Make sure you ask for the special "Eugene" sauce on the side. This sauce is like a mix of honey and siracha.
I had the baked chicke, sweet potatoes and string beans and this was delicious. My friend had the fried catfish, cabbage and sweet potatoes and said this was great as well.. Make sure you get there early if you're pressed for time during the week. We got there at 11:30am no problem but the lines soon started to form..
Mama J'S greets you with a Welcome Hone and this place definitely reminds me of home.. Yum yum yum!!!

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English first
Manquin, Virginia, United States
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best home cooking”
Reviewed 11 December 2012

They have the best home cooked meals around. And, the desserts are out of this world. Everything about this establishment, from the owners to the servers, cooks, hostesses, menu, etc. is A#1. Love Mama J's!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Soul and Seafood that makes you comeback for More”
Reviewed 11 December 2012

You have to make this a must stop even if you are passing through, staying awhile or enroute to elsewhere....Mama J's is a down home finger licking, stomach satisfiying, taste buds quencher!!!

Visited December 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Southern Soul Food”
Reviewed 2 December 2012

Great meal at Mama J's today. We had catfish, crab cakes, yams, mac and cheese and greens. Also, had to try the peach cobbler. All fantasicc and great service too. Small, clean and inviting place. Go, you won't be disappointed

  • Visited December 2012
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Boston
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“MmmMama J's !”
Reviewed 29 November 2012 via mobile

Cozy, clean and inviting. The menu is classic delicious southern "soul" food: crispy fried catfish or chicken, crab cakes, greens, cornbread muffins and mouth-watering peach cobbler.
We visited based upon tripadvisor reviews and can attest to the five star ratings. We look forward to returning to try the chalkboard daily specials (& maybe a big slice of homemade cake!) and hope to once again have the kind, attentive service of Lance.

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