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Mama Dip's

408 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2301
+1 919-942-5837
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good27%
  • Average23%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“fried chicken” (109 reviews)
“pecan pie” (18 reviews)
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408 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2301
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Mama Dip's was recommended as a good place to go for Southern Cooking. We walked there for lunch from downtown Carrboro where we had been shopping. The building itself is very attractive from the street with a big wrap-around porch where it looks like you...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was tasty. Service was lacking. Even though there were very few patrons, our server was rarely seen for most of the meal, had no interest in engaging with us, and ignored us when it was obvious we were done and wanted the check. Had...More

1  Thank Mary B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for breakfast to try their famous Chicken Biscuit. It was a deep fried chicken smothered in homemade gravy in between a homemade buttermilk biscuit. Delicious!! I wanted to try the famous Sweet Potato biscuits, but you have to order them by 4's....More

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mama Dip's is owner Mildred Cotton Council's brain-child for serving home-cooked recipes since 1976. Mama is getting up there in age and her family pretty much runs the restaurant, but she can still be seen and was working in the restaurant when we visited. The...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Mama Dip is one of the 'grande dames' of Southern cooking and this is reflected in the food. Restaurant is in a old house in middle of Chapel Hill - very casual. Menu is true southern food. My favorite is fried chicken, mashed potatoes and...More

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I have been eating at Mama Dip's since the mid 90s.....it used to be wonderful. Now, I don't know what has happened.....but it just isn't the same. Food seems bland and overcooked. Sad.....

Thank mhill0812
Reviewed 1 October 2017

...old time favorites like fried chicken, biscuits, and all the sides. I have enjoyed the fried chicken which has a nice batter and good flavor. The 1/4 portion is plenty but the three piece will really fill you up. Sides are a little small; would...More

Thank SanNic44
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Been quite a while since I visited Mama Dip's. A friend and I decided on the spur of the moment to go for lunch today. So glad we did! What a fine meal - just like both our southern grandma's used to make. We both...More

Thank carolinanorte
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Great food----southern style! Conveniently located in Chapel Hill. Great location with great food and nice clean atmosphere! Eat here!

Thank Mikbaidak
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Ate here with my two daughters. Mama Dips has been getting sort of a lot of negative reviews lately but the food we got was delicious. Yes the food is somewhat over priced. So the value scale is not great. My vegetable plate was almost...More

1  Thank Don N
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Beverly R
19 November 2015|
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Response from Beverly R | Reviewed this property |
Chitterlings are a delicacy. The cow has the tripe and the pig has the chitterlings. The tripe and the chitterlings are the intestines. My mom washes them until they are squeaky clean and she can see straight thru them... More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2301
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-942-5837
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