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Mama Dip's

408 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2301
+1 919-942-5837
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good27%
  • Average24%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“fried chicken” (116 reviews)
“cornbread” (48 reviews)
“pecan pie” (17 reviews)
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408 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2301
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were delighted to try this restaurant as we heard a lot about it from locals. I had the fried chicken and some sides, though I can't say that I was totally impressed. Don't get me wrong, the food was good, but not entirely memorable....More

Thank MGoldberg68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this place for lunch it was great the staff was welcoming the chicken is great i had the chricken and dumplings they where amazing

Thank Chrissyshea2
Reviewed 4 January 2018

My family has been going to Mama Dips for decades starting when Mama Dip herself ran the kitchen in a little hole in the wall restaurant across the street from where the restaurant is now. What we liked about it was the freshness of the...More

Thank Websurfer51
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

My family and I stopped by here based on a recommendation from a friend. It's tucked away and very close to the campus of UNC Chapel Hill. We were immediately greeted by friendly staff. The menu has lots of familiar soul food favorites like chicken,...More

Thank greenehalltam
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

A LARGE selection of home cooked Southern favorites are on the menu. Staff is extremely helpful. You can't go wrong here!

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

as always, we enjoyed the traditional southern cuisine of mama dip‘s. the fried chicken & vegetables were delicious!

Thank typefaces
Reviewed 15 November 2017 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

1  Thank Jim W
Reviewed 8 November 2017

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 November 2017

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 29 October 2017

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

1  Thank Jim K
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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