Mama Js

Southern / Soul
$ $
415 N 1st St
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 225-7449
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
12:00pm - 7:00pm



  • Carrot cake is the best
  • I can't decide which was better: my entree, my dessert, or the friendly service.. I would visit again in a heartbeat and gladly bring friends, both local and visiting. Mama J's is a hidden gem!
  • Some of the best soul food in Richmond. Highly recommend their collard greens & mac and cheese.
  • The smothered pork chops are the BEST!
  • If you eat here and you leave without having a slice of cake, you have made a tragic error.
  • $2 Grilled Cheese and chips to-go (shhh it's supposed to be for kids).
  • Really good crabcakes and delicious desserts!
  • Excellent catfish, yams, and mac & cheese! The waitress was wonderful too! If I am ever in VA again, I'll definitely make it to MamaJ's. Loved it!
  • Attentive and friendly service. Order sides to share. The candied yams and greens were delicious. I want to go back already!
  • You already know the typical soul food is good here so I'll recommend something else: turkey burger! Comes on toasted wheat buns and the burger is so juicy and flavorful. Best in town.
  • Catfish nuggets. Seafood salad. All of the cake.
  • Great time last night & LaJoy is best server ever! Customer service excellent when there were a few minor challenges. Crabcakes delicious! #RVA hotspot!
  • Try the Chocolate Cake With Buttercream & Maple Walnut Cake - Moist, sweet and Damn good!
  • Try the Fried Chicken With Mashed Potatoes & Mac N Cheese - Salty fried goodness!
  • Lance is the best bartender ever! Get the papa punch
  • Fried chicken was crispy, juicy, hot and perfectly seasoned. Sides like the mac and cheese and corn muffins were delicious too. Friendly service and fun atmosphere!
  • Make sure you try the Peach Cobbler!!!Divine!!!
  • Catfish, chicken burger, and fries were good!
  • Some of the best southern / soul food in the city.
  • Everything is Good!

Nearby places

1903 W Cary St
708 E Broad St (btwn N 7th St and N 8th St)