Pasadena >Food & Dining > Big Mama's Rib Shack
1453 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA | Directions 9110434.171034 -118.132254
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Neighborhoods: North Central
C'mon! – Food was ordered and picked up, it tasted alright, nothing special. My Jambalaya was just a palm full in size (such a turn off). I didn't like the small portions. Not worthy of "Word of mouth" to friends.
Don't think I'd go back – I went to Big Mama's recently, and I was disappointed! When the waitress sat us down, she told us that the kitchen was going to close in a little bit, so we had to order soon. What the heck? I've never been told that, no matter how late I went to a resaurant. We didn't even get there late, we got there 1 1/2 hours before closing time, and people were still coming in 1/2 hour before closing. Anyway, I ordered the fried chicken. When I got it, it was undercooked. I it with a fork, and blood squirted out! I had lost my appetite by now, but I told the waitress about it, and she took it back for another order. I was already frustrated with the rushed behavior of the waitress. She didn't even offer anything for the inconvenience.
Can't Get Enough – Recently, my wife and I had dinner at Big Mama's. The atmosphere is warm and inviting- the decor and wait staff are top notch. The food was excellent, I had the BBQ Combo and my wife had the fried chicken (YUMMY) We have been their every weekend since. The BBQ sauce has a very unique taste. They should bottle it and sell it over the counter. We are hooked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Too Good – Been to quite a few rib joints and these ribs are really good. Not only are the ribs good, but the sides (I had the yams and greens) are really good also....Not everyone knows how to cook yams....Will definitely be going back and will also be using their catering services.....
Yummy!!! – The BBQ chicken sauce was delicious and the meat simply fell off the bone. My husband like his ribs. There are many sides to choose from as well. I can't wait to try their gumbo and catfish. We had sweet potato pie for dessert and it was good.
Nice & spicy – The jambalaya had a nice spice to it, not too toned down like most restaurants. The ribs were tender and juicy with a little kick. The decor is interesting but a little sparse; the service was fast but could have been a little warmer. I'm planning to go back to try some other dishes. It's too bad this restaurant isn't in Old Town or South Lake or it would get a lot more business. I'm glad it's here though!
Great Service...Yummy Food – After reading the outstanding review in the LALA Times we headed straight down to get some BBQ. The service was fantastic. The food very good. The ambiance eclectic but comfortable and inviting. The prices reasonable.
If you want wannabe hoity toity BBQ, head somwhere else...BUT, If you want a good plate of BBQ in a neighborhood restaurant, head on down to Big Mamas!
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