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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” (211 reviews)
“peach cobbler” (51 reviews)
“seafood salad” (42 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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415 N 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219-1701
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent soul food. They serve you very fast. The waiters are great. Very friendly, family atmosphere.

Thank H B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is squeezed in among other businesses and is relatively small. Food looks very delicious but when tasting it completely different. The food was bland and not very appealing. This was my first time ordering food from here so the rest of the items...More

Thank ApostleH52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best soul food restaurants in the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia. The food is worth the wait! Please be mindful, the space is small, very small and they do not take reservations. The wait for a table for 2 was...More

Thank El R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this excellent restaurant on many occasions and I highly recommend a visit if you want to experience an outstanding meal. The menu and daily specials are generous in choice as well the portions that fill the plates. I suggest you get there...More

Thank George C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Moms and sons road trip 2018 took us to Richmond! Jeanie at Delta Hotel recommended Mama J's and we were thrilled with our visit! We arrived at 6:30 on a Tuesday evening and had a 20-minute wait. Our menu choices included the catfish, fried chicken,...More

Thank happythreesome
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mama J’s was recommended by a local, & we were so appreciative! The server was sweet & helpful, the food was yummy & inexpensive. The place is small so there might be a wait but definitely worth it. We might go back tomorrow!

Thank Mkrotzer
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Great food, generous portions, and hot from the kitchen. The food did not sit around! The restaurant is in a quiet older neighborhood. We had no problem parking on the street. The seating is limited. We got there about 5:40pm and there were only a...More

Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Four of us recently went to Mama J's Kitchen and were surprised at how busy it was on a Wednesday afternoon (1PM). Every seat was filled the entire time we were there, which says a lot about the place. I had catfish and it was...More

Thank gregory_ellis
Reviewed 13 March 2018

if you love soul food give it a try. The Richmond area has multiple soul restaurants. This restaurant is really no different than the rest.

Thank fruitb0wlk
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Every time I have eaten at Mama J's it has been with the same friend and we have been pleased. Tonight I ordered dinner using the Mama J's website which was very user friendly. My mouth was set to enjoy chicken and dumplings. When I...More

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9 January 2018|
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Response from Kathy O | Reviewed this property |
Catfish is the only thing I remember seeing on the menu.
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.
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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