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Mama Dip's

) #36 of 207 Restaurants in Chapel Hill €€ - €€€ American
408 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2301
+1 919-942-5837
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good26%
  • Average23%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (103 reviews)
“cornbread” (43 reviews)
“pecan pie” (17 reviews)
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408 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2301
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Awesome fried chicken and potatoes st this traditional southern restaurant in chapel hill North Carolina . Good service, good food.

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This used to be our favorite place in Chapel Hill but as the owner has aged and is there less everything has declined. Some of the servers are not friendly and really surly. Portions have gotten much smaller and the cornbread and rolls are dry...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had always heard of Mama Dip's, but finally had the opportunity try it. Neat little place with an awesome wrap around porch for dinning. Hidden in the heart of chapel hill just one road off Franklin street, it's a great stop for breakfast (that's...More

Thank BRad2691
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A long time soul food place that welcomes all people and satisfies nearly all I'm guessing. So of course we had Southern food and weren't disappointed. Catfish and yams were very good, as was the sweet potato pie. Wife had barbecue pork and coconut custard...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Mama Dips on a trip to visit grand children on April 28. The staff was nice but the food awful. I have never been unable to eat food I ordered in my 62 years. I could not eat the liver I received....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Saw this restaurant featured on a travel show with rave reviews. What a joke! The food looked and tasted awful. As a matter of fact, it had no taste as all. Where was the seasoning?? In addition to being tasteless, everything was served either cold...More

Thank Nwmanncry
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I know that this place is legendary, it's been around forever, Mama Dip is a local icon, has a published book or two, everyone loves this place, blah blah blah but I, even as a Southern-raised girl, really just don't get it! The food is...More

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 15 April 2017

MaMa Dip's is SO well known but yet is the best kept secret -- If Mama is in the house, she will come out and sit with you and share stories over some of the BEST home-cooked food, ever! Not just a BBQ place but...More

Thank genevieve3290
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The food was incredibly well made, the hush puppies forget about it 👏. The staff is very attentive, check them out if your in the mood for real food.

Thank Bryan D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The selections on Mama Dip's menu are so enticing, deciding what to order is challenging. Sadly, the taste of nothing we chose measured up to our expectations. Most of what we ordered seemed tired. Shucks, even some of the staff seemed tired. Fried green tomatoes...More

Thank Mary N
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Beverly R
I am going to be in Chapel Hill on 11/11/15. Will you be serving chillterlings?
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
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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