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Mama's Food Shop
Posted by Misha on 01/02/2010
The Good... the food is great, and tastes home cooked. Not for the calorie counting kind. The portions were big, enough for two people. Loved the Baked Chicken and sweet potatos. The Bad.... Poor service. I Called once and was told by someone that they dont deliver to the "ghetto" lol very unprofessional comment.
Posted by jam on 10/20/2009
I had the meat loaf wrapped in beacon, gravy on the side, with Broccoli, Sweet potato's, Butter nut squash, and Mac n' cheese. To drink I had lemonade, and for dessert I had an apple tart or pie not sure but it was DELICIOUS all of it! and I had enough for lunch the next day. The guy that took my order was so helpful and funny. I'm defiantly ordering from here again.
Posted by david on 09/01/2009
After standing in line, being ignored for almost twenty minutes, some yahoos go right up to the front and are rewarded. The help is terrible; hipster wannabes and some ditz from Louisiana who prefers yapping and socializing rather than helping customers. I never even got a chance to try the infamous cold, dried out food because I walked out instead. The unfortunate owner should pay more attention to these hired hands who just lollygag and butchyboo. It's going down.
Posted by aDORAbleAnnaT on 04/24/2009
So I've been going to Mama's for over a year now, and I've NEVER been disappointed. The portions are HUGE- enough to two meals. I usually get the roasted chicken which has always been a lot of meat, my boyfriend gets the salmon that is equally delicious. We usually get the broccoli and mac and cheese. I get the brussel sprouts when they have them since they are awesome! They take forever to cook in the oven, so I like getting them at Mama's. Not sure why people are getting "small portions" since they pile the plate high as they can get it. Once I was on a vegetarian diet so I just got a "side" of broccoli and got a whole PLATE of it- to the point I said that's enough. The staff is nice, but if there's a line behind you, you should know what you want as common courtesy. The atmosphere- they have one large community table in front of their counter, and smaller tables close to the door. It's crammed, but it's the experience of having Mama's. Also, the portions are smaller if you get take out, but if you get chicken and not salmon, they'll put chicken in one container and your sides in another- so you get a lot of food either way. I highly recommend Mama's- while it's a little pricey for one meal, it's not necessary to eat it all at once. They give you take out containers when you want to take home leftovers. Please note- they are no "servers" so you have to clean you own plate into the trash, and leave you dishes in a tub next to the sink. So not really sure how poor service comes in- unless the people giving you food are not nice, which has never been the case for me!
Posted by mullk on 03/07/2009
I have been a loyal mama's fan for a long time, but the chicken is always very dry, so i decided to try birdy's, The fried chicken is amazing, very juicy moist and perfectly seasoned. I will definitely order from here again!
Posted by Anonymous on 10/05/2008
This place is way overpriced for the quality. I mean, this place is serving fried chicken and mashed potatoes that aren't even that good. $10 for a plate of extremely greasy fried chicken with barely any meat on the bones? Give me a break. If this place had realistic prices I might recommend it, otherwise eat at any other of the myriad similar restaurants in the east village with way better food. I love soul food, and Mama's was a huge disappointment.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/12/2008
I went to Mama's today after hearing great things about it from all my friends. However I am not ready to become a regular yet. The service was fast and helpful as being a first time customer I didn't exactly know the drill. As for the food, the mac and cheese was good and I liked the busy atmosphere too. The fried chicken was a little dry however and the pieces had me searching for exactly what I could or could not eat. Overall the food was mediocre and not that expensive so I would reccomend it on a rainy night when you want something that is decent and easy.