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Big Mama's Kitchen & Catering

#100 of 1,091 Restaurants in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Diner, American
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3223 North 45th Street, Bldg A, Omaha, NE 68104
+1 402-455-6262
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I eat here , at least once, whenever I am in Omaha. The food is consistently very good. The fried chicken is homestyle, not the franchise roadside places. They make their own cornbread, nothing from the box. In the Summer, you should get all of their daily veggies. If too much, open your belt or take with you...plus another piece... More 

1 Thank dannpalmer
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in because it was featured on Food network's Diners, Drive In's and Dives. I had the baked chicken, pinto beans and fried okra. The okra had the right amount of breading and was fried perfectly. The beans were seasoned nice! My niece had the oven baked chicken, mac n cheese and French fries. She said the mac n... More 

1 Thank Kathaleen B
Canberra, Australia
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The chicken and waffles were amazing and the oven fried chicken was moist and delicious. We enjoyed meeting Big Mama on her 75th birthday and hearing how the restaurant is the fulfilment of a lifelong dream to showcase all her family recipes. It is worth the trouble of finding the place to have such delicious comfort food.

1 Thank KRCLofCO
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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161 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We were on a family road trip from New Mexico to Iowa for the holidays and had read about this place so we decided to stop. It was not bad drive off I80. The food was outstanding, the service was great and had a quaint old time charm. I really appreciated the owner came out and joined us. Great conversation... More 

2 Thank greglinmon
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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145 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This was our fourth visit to Big Mama's, and again, it's a wonderful place to eat. Her oven-fried chicken is the best fried chicken I've ever had, and she definitely has the best collard greens. Try the green tomato an raisin ice cream - amazing! Big Mama is still going strong at 75 years young, and plans to move the... More 

1 Thank LauriH44
Thornton, Colorado
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

The food and service was great!! The staff was wonderful and we even got to meet Big Mama. We had a group of about 30 people for breakfast and was able to make sure everything was perfect for us.

2 Thank 507melissaz
Honolulu, Hawaii
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557 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

After reading about Big Mama's Kitchen, we thought this would be a fun place to eat. Finding the location was an experience. It is located in a building on a school campus. It must have been the school cafeteria in the past. Now it is decorated with white chairs and tables with leopard print tablecloths. We were warmly greeted and... More 

1 Thank CKT808
Rosemead, California
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84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

My daugther's robotics team always drop by and say hello to BIg Mama when we had the robotics completion in Omaha. This place has the unique home made Ice cream too. The dinner was always special for us.

1 Thank butchrey
Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

If you don't remember anything else get the sweet potato pudding!! It's amazing. Fish was fried perfect not greasy, it's like a cafeteria but just go you went be sorry

2 Thank Neshia77
Omaha, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Whatever the dish, the food is truly comfort food. Generous portions along with reasonable prices puts the icing on the cake.

1 Thank Veronica G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 18
Diner, American
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3223 North 45th Street, Bldg A, Omaha, NE 68104
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: +1 402-455-6262
Big Mama's Kitchen & Catering is a family-owned and -operated business specializing in soul food and traditional American cuisine. We offer a unique variety of delicious homemade appetizers, entrées, cakes and desserts, but we're best known for our famous oven-fried chicken and our delectable sweet potato pie ice cream! Patricia "Big Mama" Barron acquired her passion for cooking as a child in the kitchen of her beloved Grandmother Lillie. Our catering service originated over thirty years ago as a part-time, home-based business operating out of Big Mama's own home kitchen. But the demand for Big Mama's tasty brand of cooking grew beyond the confines of that room, and in December of 2007 we opened the doors of our full-service restaurant and banquet facility, and we named our business in tribute to that place where it all started.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?