Mama's Food Shop (Reported Closed)

(212) 777-4425 | View Website

200 E 3rd St, New York, NY | Directions   10009

40.722671 -73.983355

Open Hours

Mon-Fri, 5pm-10pm; Sat-Sun, noon-10:30pm

 
Restaurants, Catering, Californian  more

More Cuisine: Southern

Price: $

Tags: Cheap Eats

Payment Methods: Cash

Neighborhoods: Downtown, East Village, Alphabet City

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Mama's Food Shop

Reviews for Mama's Food Shop

Mama's Food Shop
Recommends
5.0

The fried chicken, mashed potatoes and roasted seasonal veggies will make you think you never left home. Portions are huge...so share.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Never again for me – Used to love the fried chicken here. Four years ago you got three juicy pieces, two great sides and lemonade for under $11. Last night I paid $13.60 for ttwo dry pieces of chicken and one decent, one cold side and no drink for $13.60, plus the place is falling apart.

They're coasting on the hipsters who don't know any better. Haven't these people heard of competition?

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

good stuff – I live in the neighborhood and we've been coming here for a couple of years now. The food and service is very homey and we love it. I have to say though, I another place opened up a few blocks away called "Birdies". Small spot that specializes in Southern Style Chicken. It's named after the grandmother of one of the owner's, cute. What I like about it is that it also caters to vegetarians, many of our friends are. We now have two great Southern style comfort food spots in the neighborhood, mamas & grandma Birdie's! Cool!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

best customer service ever – went here to dine friday nite and was surprsied to see the way the staff treated their customers. I fel like they really wanted me to be there. Not to mention the food suggestions made were perfect.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

good confort food – Mamas is good for fried chicken or a veggie plate-big portions and no frills (yet cozy/warm) seating. Service is fast and attentive. Not crazy about the mashed potatoes though-it always seems too salty. Otherwise, everthing has always been yummy. A great place to get your soul food fix.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Don't recommend delivery – Maybe it's better in the restaurant - I've never been - but the delivery is kinda crummy. Lukewarm, greasy food and vegetables sit in a pool of oily water that leaks through the bag. I won't order again.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Good Food, But Cold Food – I've been searching for a place to get good southern, comfort food. I came upon the reviews through Citysearch and was extremely excited about going to Mama's due to the 9.2 rating. I went into the buffet style ordering counter, got my plate and was surprised when I bit into a cold plate of chicken and sweet potato. I did however LOVE the Mac and Cheese, because lets be honest, you can't eat Mac & Cheese Cold. Maybe it was the cold weather outside that was drifting into the restaurant as the food is right by the door, but no one should have to eat a cold dinner.

Recommends
3.5
over a year ago

Taking minutes off your life expectancy has never felt so good--or been so cheap. – The Scene
Portraits of mothers cover the walls at this appropriately named East Village spot. Mismatched tables and chairs make for a lovable afterthought of a dining room; one that's close enough to the kitchen that you can hear the cooks hacking away at chickens during prep time. Mama's clientele is extremely loyal--regulars are greeted by name.

The Food
Mama's serves up overflowing plates of Southern-style comfort food. Though any marginally competent home cook could whip up a meal of comparable quality with ease, Mama's food is undeniably tasty. And the low prices make it only a little more expensive than raiding your parents' refrigerator. Choose an entree (salmon, catfish, meatloaf, fried chicken) and a few sides (macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, pasta salad, grits) to create your own cholesterol-laden meal.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

great food, huge portions – The food here is excellent and portions are huge. Not many people can finish an entree with 2 sides.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Great for Tae Out! – I order Mama's in at least once a week! The portions are large, the salmon is the best I've had in the area (very plain but- gasp!- not dry at all), and you can't beat the price. $9 gets you two huge sides and a great big hunk of whatever meat you want. I think of it this way- I usually pay $13 on average for a piece of salmon half that size. The long list of sides includes great favorites (like mac n' cheese or mashed potatoes) and some new ones with a twist (broccoli with whole pieces of roasted garlic or cous cous). I typically opt to get delivery just because I'd rather eat it in my apartment rather than the actual restaurant, but either way, you're paying the same- tip the waiter or tip the delivery guy! And either

Doesn't Recommend
2.5
over a year ago

If you don't mind being – treated like garbage, then try Mama's. The baked chicken and mashed potatoes are really good, but the service stank. For my hard-earned cash I am going to find someplace else where I can at least be treated well. I won't get into name calling, but you will see what kind of staff they have when you get there. Otherwise, I wouldn't recommend Mama's for a first date. Only for a good friend who you like to try new things (no uptight people). Also, most of the food isn't really southern, but just regular homecooked food. I mean couscous isn't southern at all!!!

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