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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” (196 reviews)
“peach cobbler” (47 reviews)
“greens” (116 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
415 N 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219-1701
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were traveling to D.C. Got a family wedding and decided to stop in Richmond overnight. We wanted to relax and not have to get dressed up for dinner so I looked up some restaurant reviews. I came across Mama J's and it had rave...More

Thank tmezz
Reviewed 3 days ago

Sis and I had dinner at Mama J's last week; partly because of recommendation from friends and partly because Thrillist said it's one of the 50 places Americans should eat before they die. Though I don't think I'm dying, thought I'd better get over there-plus...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Can't be more casual or more tasty! Fried chicken for sure! Great desserts too!! Looks like hole in the wall but don't judge by that! Go in hungry - come out full - and very good pricing / NOT a rip off

Thank 831ljm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my husbands northday yesterday and i asked him where he wanted to eat. He loves southern food, so he picked Mama J's. This restaurant is the nest Southern cooking in town. The catfish and fried chicken are to die for and the sides...More

Thank Marie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seriously, eat here as much as you can. This place is delicious! So worth the wait but you can usually sit at the bar a little faster than getting a table. Party bonus: you get to watch the homemade cakes being sliced right in front...More

Thank MCA2241
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was absolutely amazing! We had the fried catfish, fried chicken, chicken wingettes, and crab cakes - all thanks to the reviews we read here and they did not disappoint!! We also had the macaroni and cheese, collard greens, cabbage, and candied yams! All of...More

Thank dennisclass
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I will only give five stars to a restaurant if I am willing to travel more than 15 miles to eat there. I don't give them out easily. This is a 5-star place. I would like to formally thank the people who created Trip Advisor...More

Thank WeAreTeamDemo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here and was not disappointed. I ordered the special which was pork chops with two sides. I was offered grilled or fried chops, or a combination of both. I opted for the grilled chops and they were very good. The gravy served on...More

Thank NMgirl92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great, but the service needs a lot of work. When we walked in, the host told us it would be a 25 minute wait. We decided that was too long and were about to leave when he decided it would only be...More

Thank Abby S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Mama J's on a weekend while visiting Richmond. In Maryland for Southern cuisine, we dine frequently at Carolina's Kitchen and Mama J's is quite similar. The food was delicious, tasty, and seasoned very well. The restaurant is small but very welcoming. The atmosphere...More

Thank TeamLand
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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