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Mama J's Kitchen

415 N 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219-1701
+1 804-225-7449
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (213 reviews)
“peach cobbler” (49 reviews)
“seafood salad” (41 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
415 N 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219-1701
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Mama J's is absolutely phenomenal! The food is better than advertised and the staff is even better. On a busy night (not sure when it is not busy), with people standing in the aisles and two deep at the bar, the staff could not have...More

Thank miltraveler5050
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reviewing restaurants, I decided to eat here during our brief stay in Richmond. It did not disappoint!! Everything was delicious! I'll definitely be back if I'm in the area again.

Thank Angie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If only they had on tap beer it would be perfect. The catfish was so good. So good. And the bar tender helped me find my way around town. And the original recommendation came from a dude I know in DC.

Thank atukaj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This location is small and when we got there (even at a weird time-3:00p.m.) it was packed. We had to wait for a table and finally settled on the bar. The fried chicken was absolutely incredible and all of the sides were good as well.

Thank Am1121
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for some down home soul/ southen cooking. It’s been awhile since I had visited and the food was just as good as I remembered it to be

Thank Susie C
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Met a friend here for a drink and we both bought food to take home to our families. I ordered the fried chicken with white meat, mac n cheese, yams, green beans, and bread pudding. The chicken was a bit over cooked, everything tasted great....More

Thank KerryLDS
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Soul Food stop. I felt although it isn't a big place, they were able to get my party of 3 quickly (albeit at the bar but we had asked). Bartenders and servers were very nice. One gentleman who lives and was local was very friendly....More

Thank jbeaches2014
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

In town for the weekend and someone recommended for great soul food. Mama J's did not let us down ! Small, quaint, family atmosphere. Great decore and vibe. Portions were a good size, and very flavorable. Recommend the crabcakes and mac and cheese. Collards were...More

Thank 382kimberlyt
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

My cousin (and my oldest/dearest friend) arranged to meet for lunch. I drove from Norfolk and she met me here. Both of us heard wonderful comments about this place! We shared the catfish and trout (one of each for each of us). We both loved...More

Thank Leslie A
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Always stop at mama j’s when I have to travel to Richmond for work, today I have to say I was disappointed. Once order was taken it was an hour before we got our food and the food was cold. I got my usual catfish...More

Thank jodiel99
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8 January 2018|
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Response from Kathy O | Reviewed this property |
Catfish is the only thing I remember seeing on the menu.
Lana S
27 March 2017|
Response from trueandlivinggod1 | Reviewed this property |
Blessings. Hope this will answer your question to your satisfaction. Hours of operation are as follows: Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m... More
28 July 2016|
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Response from Ley74 | Reviewed this property |
Marriot, Hilton Gardens. Other side of the convention center. Enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 N 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219-1701
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-225-7449
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