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Big Mama's Kitchen & Catering

#103 of 1,083 Restaurants in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Diner, American
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3223 North 45th Street, Bldg A, Omaha, NE 68104
+1 402-455-6262
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
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Canberra, Australia
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the trouble of finding the place to have such delicious comfort food.

1 Thank KRCLofCO
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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146 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 old time charm. I really appreciated the owner came out and joined us. Great conversation... More 

1 Thank greglinmon
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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142 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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! Big Mama is still going strong at 75 years young, and plans to move the... More 

1 Thank LauriH44
Thornton, Colorado
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Honolulu, Hawaii
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494 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

After reading about Big Mama's Kitchen, we thought this would be a fun place to eat. Finding the location was an experience. It is located in a building on a school campus. It must have been the school cafeteria in the past. Now it is decorated with white chairs and tables with leopard print tablecloths. We were warmly greeted and... More 

1 Thank CKT808
Rosemead, California
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80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

My daugther's robotics team always drop by and say hello to BIg Mama when we had the robotics completion in Omaha. This place has the unique home made Ice cream too. The dinner was always special for us.

1 Thank butchrey
Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

If you don't remember anything else get the sweet potato pudding!! It's amazing. Fish was fried perfect not greasy, it's like a cafeteria but just go you went be sorry

2 Thank Neshia77
Omaha, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Whatever the dish, the food is truly comfort food. Generous portions along with reasonable prices puts the icing on the cake.

1 Thank Veronica G
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Wanted to like this but, just couldn't. Odd location in an old school complex, which could have been really cool, but it wasn't. 1 waitress was overwhelmed by the 5-6 tables there, she was very good at apologizing for repeatedly forgetting everything. They were out of the oven fried chicken, so had the 'Afro Burger'. Billed as a rolled hamburger... More 

1 Thank JLS300
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Way out of the way location, in an old school complex. We were expecting something amazing, but it was really not all that. Oven baked chicken, was just ok, and sides were nothing special. I'd skip this place if going through Omaha again.

1 Thank Angelbear25

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Diner, American
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 19:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?