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Chef Wayne's Big Mamou

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53 Liberty St, Springfield, MA 01103-1011
+1 413-732-1011
11:00 - 20:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is fantastic. Great Cajun food for the price. The lunch orders are just out of this world. A must stop.

Thank nickamberger
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being from Louisiana, I love to hit this spot from time to time for some tastes from home. Chef Wayne put's his own twists on the recipes so they aren't exactly the same as what I grew up with, but close enough! We are in Massachusetts after all. The food is delicious! The place has great atmosphere and the staff... More 

Thank Foody-JJ
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't give a lot of fives. The Big Mamou isn't a "fine dining and impeccable service" five, it's a "the food will me awesome and there's no telling what else will happen" five. Spontaneous raucous Happy Birthday for a patron? Waitress shares a shot with diners? Oh yeah and the food is awesome. Seriously, are you in the car... More 

Thank BoltonYankee
Somers, Connecticut
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Food was good as usual. This is a byob restaurant, but management has started a $2 per table charge to bring your own drinks. This applies whether the table has 1 or ten customers and is a flat charge. So if you have 10 people only a 20 cent per person, one person pays $2. Didn't understand what costs the... More 

1 Thank Veronica M
northampton, ma
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The place is tiny, but somehow two waitresses can't keep up (and one was rude). We waited half an hour just to get sodas. I ran out of time and had to leave, but I can tell you the food at their other location (now closed) was not worth such a wait. It's not fresh-tasting and is just meh. Absolutely... More 

1 Thank kiwicanteloupe
Springfield, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic evening. BYOB establishment. Food was fantastic. I am a picky eater and left there desiring other items on the menu for my next visit. Get there before the doors open at 5:00 PM or you will wait for up to an hour and a half. Very satisfied first timer.

1 Thank rambodude2015
Amherst, Massachusetts
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126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Stopped in for lunch. Had jambalaya which was delicious and satisfying, lots of shrimp and sausage. Especially enjoyed the cheese toast accompaniment. Friendly staff, cozy atmosphere. I checked out the dishes on the other tables and everything looked good. Easy street parking even on a weekday. Looking forward to a return visit.

Thank Lucypower48
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

My family came here and I had the meatloaf... Um... wow! SO GOOD! I loved the hot sauce and the flavors. The cornbread was PERFECT!!!! I told the waitress this was the best meatloaf I ever had and she said, "I guess I'll be seeing you in here more often"... I wish, I live in South Carolina, but man that... More 

Thank Amber J
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Springfield has many great places to eat and this place is a MUST. EVERYTHING about it is great, staff are friendly, plenty of parking, easy to find, great prices, and you can bring your own drinks. I've tried many dishes and have never been disappointed. You want great tasting New Orleans type dishes check this quaint place out.

Thank Madeline J
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I had the alligator poboy very good. I would highly recommend this place, comfy atmosphere. The guys who went with me all said that they would definitely recommend it.

Thank leroyt205

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Liberty St, Springfield, MA 01103-1011
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 413-732-1011

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?