We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mama J's Kitchen

415 N 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219-1701
+1 804-225-7449
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (192 reviews)
“peach cobbler” (47 reviews)
“greens” (114 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
415 N 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219-1701
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (628)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 623 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

45 minute wait, but was worth every minute. Crab soup- excellent and well seasoned; greens-excellent and savory; chix wings-excellent and crispy; spare ribs-mmmmmMm. My bro in law preferred the blackened trout over fried. Buttercream cake...guess? Excellent! Large slices. Rum cake was ok for me but...More

Thank NicoleinWF
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My colleague and I were leaving a conference in downtown Richmond and decided to check out a local restaurant before driving back to Northern VA. I checked Trip Advisor and saw that Mama J's was nearby. I had the best fried chicken I've had in...More

Thank burkws
Reviewed 4 days ago

I read all the good reviews on Tripadvisor, so I went there for Sunday brunch. Told there was a 45 minute wait, so I decided to take out. After 40 minutes, I got 2 small pieces of dark chicken which were quite dry. For $8,...More

Thank Value-checker
Reviewed 6 days ago

Richmond is blessed with so many great restaurants and Mama J's is a treasure. On a recent visit I was even able to see the "boss" and I thanked her for creating this wonderful place. The catfish and seafood salad are awesome and that is...More

Thank CaymanMarineLabFan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many as were covered by glass. No germs here. CLUB sandwich was very filling My friends salad plus chicken was too much for him to Finnish.

Thank Baileyh0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like good home cooked food? This is the place! Good service and clean. Not very big so plan your visit so you do not have to wait too long for a table. You can always order take out. A good feature .........all items are alacart.....so...More

Thank Marion I
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to Mama J's and I'll happily be returning. Always hear great things & all are true; great food, service, and atmosphere. The crab soup was delicious, as were the sides. Their ribs are tasty if you like baby backs, I enjoyed them, but...More

Thank Mandarinlady
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were out of town and dined at Mama's J Kitchen for a dinner. I must say, I was quite impress. Though it was a long wait, the food prepared did not disappoint my expectations!! Everything was simply delicious p! The staff is extremely courteous...More

Thank MizzNYC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you eat at just one restaurant in Richmond make it Mama J's. The food and service was incredible. I had Cream of Crab soup, Fried Chicken, cabbage and Mac & Cheese. I was in heaven it was so good. My husband had the ribs...More

Thank RADSK81
Reviewed 1 week ago

took 3 visits before we could get in we had to go very early on Sunday to beat crowd food, service were both awesome. the salads, crab soup (Sunday's) Chicken,Ribs,sides were all excellent , didn't try desserts mainly because you are too full to eat...More

Thank sb41champs
Nearby Restaurants
Tarrant's Cafe
1,188 reviews
.23 km away
Max's on Broad
363 reviews
.26 km away
Lucy's Restaurant
76 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
99 reviews
.22 km away
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
80 reviews
.81 km away
Greater Richmond Convention Center
84 reviews
.30 km away
Library of Virginia
64 reviews
.75 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Lana S
26 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
27 July 2016|
Answer Show all 8 answers
Response from Ley74 | Reviewed this property |
Marriot, Hilton Gardens. Other side of the convention center. Enjoy.
cheryl i
24 July 2016|
Answer Show all 10 answers
Response from ladukart | Reviewed this property |
Yes in fact check to see if the hotel shuttle will take you there. Enjoy!
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing