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Chef Wayne's Big Mamou

53 Liberty St, Springfield, MA 01103-1011
+1 413-732-1011
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“jambalaya” (63 reviews)
“fried oysters” (17 reviews)
“cornbread” (32 reviews)
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53 Liberty St, Springfield, MA 01103-1011
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. I have been to New Orleans several times and the food here is just like there! Chef Wayne knows what he is doing. Try the crawfish quesadilla is a must try. BYOB

Thank wanderingnomad2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The owner/chef is from New Orleans and it certainly shows. There is no other cajun restaurant that I know of in the entire area but it would stack up nicely with anything on Bourbon street! It’s small with very limited seating but does a huge...More

Thank Dale B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there for lunch in December. The place was packed. It's a tiny place and people are willing to wait extra minutes. Friendly service. Good food at reasonable price. Can't beat it!

Thank jeanjacquespsaute
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Highly, highly recommend this restaurant. Ate here craving New Orleans food after my first visit to The Big Easy. Food here every bit as good as what I ate in NOLA. Try the Gumbo and Chicken-Sausage "Ya-ya". Compliments to Chef Wayne!

Thank GeoffChing88
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Arrive early, BYO beer, wine, etc. No liquor license here. The first time I saw this place, people were lined up on the sidewalk in the rain waiting to get in. Chef Wayne created a wonderful place to eat with friends and family.

Thank Gary P
Reviewed 10 November 2017

3 of us went here for lunch when in town during July for a conference. We had the Chicken Mississippi, Bayou Meatloaf, and New Orleans Red Beans w/grilled chicken. All of the entrees were totally delicious, and it looked like people at nearby tables had...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 16 October 2017

First time,last time! We had a party of six and had to wait an hour and a half for a table and once we were finally seated food service was quick but the food was marginal at best. The restaurant is very load and folks...More

2  Thank bobpanek
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The food is to die for. I have had many of their more popular dishes as well as the specialties and I will always be delighted. The place is tiny but luckily it is not famous, so I have not struggled to sit quickly.

Thank Leopoldo Chopo G
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The food is amazing at the Big Mamou, and t is like a party atmosphere. If you are bringing kids bring them for lunch, dinner is an adult crowd. Takeout is a good option for Saturday night when the line is long. The wait is...More

Thank Twoadultsplus3kids
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Now I have heard nothing but great things about this place for the most part. I wanted so bad for this place to be what so many people make it to be... But maybe it was the dish I ordered. Jambalaya. It was very heavy...More

Thank Thinmusyck
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Cliff M
27 July 2016|
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Response from Pat R | Reviewed this property |
I think that they do not take reservations. Just be prepared to wait a bit for a table. Also, it is a BYO for beer & wine. It's worth the wait...the food is delicious!
Joshua Jaimie P
30 May 2015|
Response from Pat R | Reviewed this property |
I looked on-line at their menus and didn't see that offering. They may rotate their menus and this would be served at other times during the year.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Liberty St, Springfield, MA 01103-1011
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 413-732-1011
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