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Big Mama's Kitchen & Catering

#179 of 1,097 Restaurants in Omaha}
€€ - €€€, American, Vegetarian Friendly
3223 North 45th Street, Bldg A, Omaha, NE 68104
+1 402-455-6262
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Diner, American, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
3223 North 45th Street, Bldg A, Omaha, NE 68104
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1 - 10 of 85 reviews

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Our party of 14 visited around 1:30 P.M. on a Saturday afternoon and ordered a variety of food from the menu. Between us we had the meatloaf, oven fried chicken, catfish, and chicken and waffles. Most were satisfied with their meals. However, I must admit...More

Thank JoLUVS2TRAVEL
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I wanted to like this place. I heard so many great things about it, but I must confess to being disappointed. I had the oven-fried chicken. The seasoning was great but the crust was soggy. Also, I ordered a 3-piece meal and got 2 pieces....More

Thank Lar80
Reviewed 24 June 2017

I ordered 25 pieces of fried chicken for Father's Day from Big Mama's. This is the first time I have had the chicken. Everyone loved it and each piece was well cooked and arranged with absolutely no greasy bottom like you usually see in a...More

Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I have been trying to find this place for the past year or so....since I've been in NE. I heard so many things about the place and have seen their advertisements that I wanted to give them a try. I mean, I do love soul...More

1  Thank luckeycharm
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I eat here , at least once, whenever I am in Omaha. The food is consistently very good. The fried chicken is homestyle, not the franchise roadside places. They make their own cornbread, nothing from the box. In the Summer, you should get all of...More

1  Thank dannpalmer
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in because it was featured on Food network's Diners, Drive In's and Dives. I had the baked chicken, pinto beans and fried okra. The okra had the right amount of breading and was fried perfectly. The beans were seasoned nice! My niece had...More

1  Thank Kathaleen B
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The chicken and waffles were amazing and the oven fried chicken was moist and delicious. We enjoyed meeting Big Mama on her 75th birthday and hearing how the restaurant is the fulfilment of a lifelong dream to showcase all her family recipes. It is worth...More

1  Thank KRCLofCO
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We were on a family road trip from New Mexico to Iowa for the holidays and had read about this place so we decided to stop. It was not bad drive off I80. The food was outstanding, the service was great and had a quaint...More

2  Thank greglinmon
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This was our fourth visit to Big Mama's, and again, it's a wonderful place to eat. Her oven-fried chicken is the best fried chicken I've ever had, and she definitely has the best collard greens. Try the green tomato an raisin ice cream - amazing!...More

1  Thank LauriH44
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The food and service was great!! The staff was wonderful and we even got to meet Big Mama. We had a group of about 30 people for breakfast and was able to make sure everything was perfect for us.

2  Thank 507melissaz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
Friday
08:00 - 19:00
Saturday
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3223 North 45th Street, Bldg A, Omaha, NE 68104
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: +1 402-455-6262
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Description
Big Mama's Kitchen & Catering is a family-owned and -operated business specializing in soul food and traditional American cuisine. We offer a unique variety of delicious homemade appetizers, entrées, cakes and desserts, but we're best known for our famous oven-fried chicken and our delectable sweet potato pie ice cream! Patricia "Big Mama" Barron acquired her passion for cooking as a child in the kitchen of her beloved Grandmother Lillie. Our catering service originated over thirty years ago as a part-time, home-based business operating out of Big Mama's own home kitchen. But the demand for Big Mama's tasty brand of cooking grew beyond the confines of that room, and in December of 2007 we opened the doors of our full-service restaurant and banquet facility, and we named our business in tribute to that place where it all started.
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