Mama J's

Mama J's About Mama J and the Restaurant About Mama J the Person:

One of fourteen children of Willard and Alease Roland, Velma "Mama J" Johnson was born and raised right here in Richmond, VA.

As part of a family that large, along with her sisters and brothers, they took on a lot of responsibility around the house. One of those responsibilities was helping their mother in the kitchen. This is where she learned many of the recipes that are now served in Mama J’s. About Mama J's the Restaurant:

Mama J’s is a neighborhood restaurant based on the family tradition of going to grandma’s for

As part of a family that large, along with her sisters and brothers, they took on a lot of responsibility around the house. One of those responsibilities was helping their mother in the kitchen. This is where she learned many of the recipes that are now served in Mama J’s. About Mama J's the Restaurant:

Mama J’s is a neighborhood restaurant based on the family tradition of going to grandma’s for

Payment Options:   Amex Mastercard Visa

Price Range: ££

General Manager: Kelli S. Lemon

Attire: Casual

Operating as usual

Happy Saturday Family! We have “S’mores” cupcakes for you to try today: chocolate cupcakes with a creamy frosting and gr...
09/18/2021

Happy Saturday Family!
We have “S’mores” cupcakes for you to try today: chocolate cupcakes with a creamy frosting and gram cracker dust! 😋
We hope everyone is doing well and we look forward to seeing you!
-Welcome Home!
#freshbakedcupcakes #rvafood #southerncooking #jacksonwardrva

Happy Saturday Family!
We have “S’mores” cupcakes for you to try today: chocolate cupcakes with a creamy frosting and gram cracker dust! 😋
We hope everyone is doing well and we look forward to seeing you!
-Welcome Home!
#freshbakedcupcakes #rvafood #southerncooking #jacksonwardrva

Happy Friday Family! #tgif we have this beautiful strawberry buttercream cake for you today🍓 We also have pineapple coco...
09/10/2021

Happy Friday Family! #tgif we have this beautiful strawberry buttercream cake for you today🍓 We also have pineapple coconut 🍍🥥 and chocolate cake 🍫 for you sweet needs today. We are here until 9pm today.
-Welcome Home!
#rvafood #southerncooking #freshbakedcakes #jacksonwardrva

Have a great day off, see you all Tuesday at 11 am! #closedforlaborday
09/06/2021

Have a great day off, see you all Tuesday at 11 am!
#closedforlaborday

Have a great day off, see you all Tuesday at 11 am!
#closedforlaborday

Happy Sunday Family! We have a TON of cake options to compliment your orders today! Anything from butter pecan to chocol...
09/05/2021

Happy Sunday Family! We have a TON of cake options to compliment your orders today! Anything from butter pecan to chocolate to lemon to rum😋
We are open today until 8pm.
We are closed tomorrow for the Labor Day Holiday.
Welcome Home!
#labordayweekend #rvafood #southerncooking #jacksonwardrva #freshbakedcakes

Happy Sunday Family! We have a TON of cake options to compliment your orders today! Anything from butter pecan to chocolate to lemon to rum😋
We are open today until 8pm.
We are closed tomorrow for the Labor Day Holiday.
Welcome Home!
#labordayweekend #rvafood #southerncooking #jacksonwardrva #freshbakedcakes

Happy Saturday Family! We cannot thank you enough for all the love and support we continue to receive. The last few week...
09/04/2021

Happy Saturday Family!
We cannot thank you enough for all the love and support we continue to receive. The last few weeks have been a little challenging as we have navigated re opening for dine in service, but we are happy to say it has been a positive and wonderful experience having you all join us in person for dinner. We thank everyone who has dined with us for being patient and kind, as we have limited staff and seating, and are doing our best to keep Mama J’s a great place to eat and dine in. We ask that everyone continue to be patient and kind, wear your mask upon entering (togo and dine customers should wear masks), and stay safe and healthy!
-Welcome Home!
#welcomehome #masksrequired😷 #rvafood #southerncooking #thankyou #limitedseastsavailable #rva #jacksonwardrva

Happy Saturday Family!
We cannot thank you enough for all the love and support we continue to receive. The last few weeks have been a little challenging as we have navigated re opening for dine in service, but we are happy to say it has been a positive and wonderful experience having you all join us in person for dinner. We thank everyone who has dined with us for being patient and kind, as we have limited staff and seating, and are doing our best to keep Mama J’s a great place to eat and dine in. We ask that everyone continue to be patient and kind, wear your mask upon entering (togo and dine customers should wear masks), and stay safe and healthy!
-Welcome Home!
#welcomehome #masksrequired😷 #rvafood #southerncooking #thankyou #limitedseastsavailable #rva #jacksonwardrva

Happy Sunday Family ☀️ We are open today from 11-8, wishing everyone a safe, healthy, and happy day. Please remember to ...
08/22/2021

Happy Sunday Family ☀️ We are open today from 11-8, wishing everyone a safe, healthy, and happy day. Please remember to wear your mask 😷 when you visit us! Lots of great southern cooking ready for you all today 🖤
-Welcome Home !
#welcomehome #rvafood #southerncooking #maskup #sundaydinner

Happy Sunday Family ☀️ We are open today from 11-8, wishing everyone a safe, healthy, and happy day. Please remember to wear your mask 😷 when you visit us! Lots of great southern cooking ready for you all today 🖤
-Welcome Home !
#welcomehome #rvafood #southerncooking #maskup #sundaydinner

Happy Friday Family! We want to take a moment and thank you for voting us best local southern food and best black owned ...
08/20/2021

Happy Friday Family! We want to take a moment and thank you for voting us best local southern food and best black owned restaurant in @styleweekly !!🖤🖤🖤 It is always humbling to receive such love and support from this amazing RVA community, and we cannot thank you enough for keeping us busy these last 11 years- especially through this last year and a half. Shoutout to all the amazing restaurants and more that operate with us in this amazing city, RVA is such an awesome place because of our great businesses and patrons that make it special. Have a great Friday and stay safe and healthy RVA 🖤
-Welcome Home!
Open 11-8 Sun-Thur
11-9 Fri & Sat
#rvafood #rva #styleweekly #thankyou #blessed #rvaisforfoodies

Happy Sunday Family! You all asked so here they are: Rum Cupcakes available today while they last 🖤Open until 8pm today ...
08/15/2021

Happy Sunday Family! You all asked so here they are: Rum Cupcakes available today while they last 🖤
Open until 8pm today
Please remember your mask!
-Welcome Home!
#welcomehome #sundaydinner #rumcake #southerncooking

Happy Sunday Family! You all asked so here they are: Rum Cupcakes available today while they last 🖤
Open until 8pm today
Please remember your mask!
-Welcome Home!
#welcomehome #sundaydinner #rumcake #southerncooking

Happy Sunday Family! We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe😷We have all your southern favorites and plenty of c...
08/08/2021

Happy Sunday Family! We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe😷We have all your southern favorites and plenty of cake options available today, including your favorite yellow chocolate cake🍰We are here until 8pm today.
-Welcome Home!
#welcomehome #southerncooking #rvafood

Happy Sunday Family! We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe😷We have all your southern favorites and plenty of cake options available today, including your favorite yellow chocolate cake🍰We are here until 8pm today.
-Welcome Home!
#welcomehome #southerncooking #rvafood

Happy Sunday Family ! This buttercream pecan cake is to die for!!!! Get it before it’s gone! Open for takeout and delive...
08/01/2021

Happy Sunday Family ! This buttercream pecan cake is to die for!!!! Get it before it’s gone! Open for takeout and delivery until 8pm🍰
Welcome Home
#welcomehome #sundaydinner #southerncooking #rvafood

Happy Sunday Family ! This buttercream pecan cake is to die for!!!! Get it before it’s gone! Open for takeout and delivery until 8pm🍰
Welcome Home
#welcomehome #sundaydinner #southerncooking #rvafood

Happy Tuesday Family! We are back at it today! Open for togo and delivery until 8pm we can’t wait to have you visit! Ord...
07/27/2021

Happy Tuesday Family! We are back at it today! Open for togo and delivery until 8pm we can’t wait to have you visit! Order online or give us a call, plenty of fresh cake and southern classics ready for you🖤
Welcome Home
#openfortakeoutanddelivery #southerncooking #rvafood #tuesdaylunch

Happy Tuesday Family! We are back at it today! Open for togo and delivery until 8pm we can’t wait to have you visit! Order online or give us a call, plenty of fresh cake and southern classics ready for you🖤
Welcome Home
#openfortakeoutanddelivery #southerncooking #rvafood #tuesdaylunch

Happy Monday Family. We are closed for the day to do some cleaning and maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenie...
07/26/2021

Happy Monday Family. We are closed for the day to do some cleaning and maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will be back first thing tomorrow at 11am, we will see you then!
Welcome Home!
#closedformaintenance

Happy Monday Family. We are closed for the day to do some cleaning and maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will be back first thing tomorrow at 11am, we will see you then!
Welcome Home!
#closedformaintenance

Happy Sunday Family! It’s a beautiful day and we can’t wait to have you come visit! Open for takeout and delivery until ...
07/25/2021

Happy Sunday Family! It’s a beautiful day and we can’t wait to have you come visit! Open for takeout and delivery until 8pm.
-Welcome Home!
#openfortakeoutanddelivery #welcomehome #rvafood #beautifulday #southerncooking

Happy Sunday Family! It’s a beautiful day and we can’t wait to have you come visit! Open for takeout and delivery until 8pm.
-Welcome Home!
#openfortakeoutanddelivery #welcomehome #rvafood #beautifulday #southerncooking

Thank you to @hgtv for this awesome article that highlights so many amazing business here in the city! 🖤🖤🖤🖤#visitblkrva
07/24/2021

Thank you to @hgtv for this awesome article that highlights so many amazing business here in the city! 🖤🖤🖤🖤
#visitblkrva

Repost from @visitblkrva Join us Saturday, July 24, for the last pop up of our #PerfectlyPaired series. This time we’re ...
07/23/2021

Repost from @visitblkrva
Join us Saturday, July 24, for the last pop up of our #PerfectlyPaired series. This time we’re partnering with @rubyscoopsic and @mamajsrva to bring you DESSERTS!

Mama J’s will be offering southern hummingbird cake slices for $5. We are giving the first 20 customers $3 off their purchase!

Get there early for BLK RVA giveaways and tag us in your posts #BLKRVA for more chances to win free merch.

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday! Grab a bite and catch a vibe.
#blkfoodanddrink
#perfectlypaired
#mamajs
#rubyscoops

Repost from @visitblkrva
Join us Saturday, July 24, for the last pop up of our #PerfectlyPaired series. This time we’re partnering with @rubyscoopsic and @mamajsrva to bring you DESSERTS!

Mama J’s will be offering southern hummingbird cake slices for $5. We are giving the first 20 customers $3 off their purchase!

Get there early for BLK RVA giveaways and tag us in your posts #BLKRVA for more chances to win free merch.

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday! Grab a bite and catch a vibe.
#blkfoodanddrink
#perfectlypaired
#mamajs
#rubyscoops

Happy Sunday Family! If you haven’t tried our lemon blueberry cupcakes you are missing out! Available today until they s...
07/18/2021

Happy Sunday Family! If you haven’t tried our lemon blueberry cupcakes you are missing out! Available today until they sell out! Open for takeout and delivery until 8pm!
-Welcome Home!
#openfortakeoutanddelivery #lemonblueberrycupcakes #rvafood

Happy Sunday Family! If you haven’t tried our lemon blueberry cupcakes you are missing out! Available today until they sell out! Open for takeout and delivery until 8pm!
-Welcome Home!
#openfortakeoutanddelivery #lemonblueberrycupcakes #rvafood

Happy Sunday Family! We are here serving up all your southern favorites for togo and delivery until 8pm daily (9pm fri &...
07/11/2021

Happy Sunday Family! We are here serving up all your southern favorites for togo and delivery until 8pm daily (9pm fri &sat)! We have a ton of delicious cake options today - like this super moist and fluffy strawberry cake- to compliment your fried chicken or catfish 🖤
Order online on our website
Mamajskitchen.com or give us a call
804-225-7449
Remember to bring your mask for pick up!
-Welcome Home!
#openfortakeoutanddelivery #rvafood #strawberrycake #sundaydinner #masksrequired

Happy Sunday Family! We are here serving up all your southern favorites for togo and delivery until 8pm daily (9pm fri &sat)! We have a ton of delicious cake options today - like this super moist and fluffy strawberry cake- to compliment your fried chicken or catfish 🖤
Order online on our website
Mamajskitchen.com or give us a call
804-225-7449
Remember to bring your mask for pick up!
-Welcome Home!
#openfortakeoutanddelivery #rvafood #strawberrycake #sundaydinner #masksrequired

Happy Monday Family! We hope you all enjoyed your weekend! We are back today for togo and delivery 11-8 Sun-Thurs 11-9 F...
07/05/2021

Happy Monday Family! We hope you all enjoyed your weekend! We are back today for togo and delivery 11-8 Sun-Thurs 11-9 Fri & Sat. Call us or order online!
Welcome Home!
#southerncooking #rvafood #welcomehome #openfortakeoutanddelivery

Happy Monday Family! We hope you all enjoyed your weekend! We are back today for togo and delivery 11-8 Sun-Thurs 11-9 Fri & Sat. Call us or order online!
Welcome Home!
#southerncooking #rvafood #welcomehome #openfortakeoutanddelivery

Happy Saturday Family! We are here until 9 today for your togo and delivery orders! Plenty of catfish and cake available...
07/03/2021

Happy Saturday Family! We are here until 9 today for your togo and delivery orders! Plenty of catfish and cake available until then. We will be closed tomorrow however, see you Monday at 11 am for togo and delivery🖤
Welcome Home!
#openfortakeoutanddelivery #closedfortheholiday #rvafood

Happy Saturday Family! We are here until 9 today for your togo and delivery orders! Plenty of catfish and cake available until then. We will be closed tomorrow however, see you Monday at 11 am for togo and delivery🖤
Welcome Home!
#openfortakeoutanddelivery #closedfortheholiday #rvafood

TGIF Family!! 🎉🎉 it’s the weekend! We have two classic for you today to get your Friday off on the right foot: Buttercre...
07/02/2021

TGIF Family!! 🎉🎉 it’s the weekend! We have two classic for you today to get your Friday off on the right foot: Buttercream and Yellow Chocolate cake for you all today🖤
FYI we will be closed Sunday for the holiday.
Open for take and delivery daily
-Welcome Home!
#openfortakeoutanddelivery #rvafood #freshbakedcakes #tgif #fridayfood

TGIF Family!! 🎉🎉 it’s the weekend! We have two classic for you today to get your Friday off on the right foot: Buttercream and Yellow Chocolate cake for you all today🖤
FYI we will be closed Sunday for the holiday.
Open for take and delivery daily
-Welcome Home!
#openfortakeoutanddelivery #rvafood #freshbakedcakes #tgif #fridayfood

Thank you @eater_dc and @salganz for including us on this amazing list with so many other great spots in RVA🖤 Always fee...
07/01/2021

Thank you @eater_dc and @salganz for including us on this amazing list with so many other great spots in RVA🖤 Always feels good when our city is given the spotlight for its amazing food offerings! Try these places out if you haven’t !
#thankyou #rvafood #richmondva #visitrichmondva #jacksonwardrva

Happy Sunday Family! Our fresh lemon cake is on point today! Soft, fluffy,a tad tart, and plenty sweet this favorite is ...
06/27/2021

Happy Sunday Family! Our fresh lemon cake is on point today! Soft, fluffy,a tad tart, and plenty sweet this favorite is available today (until we sellout) along with plenty of other cake options to compliment your southern cooked favorites!
Open for togo and delivery until 8pm today
Welcome Home!
#openfortakeoutanddelivery #southerncooking #rvafood #lemoncake

Happy Sunday Family! Our fresh lemon cake is on point today! Soft, fluffy,a tad tart, and plenty sweet this favorite is available today (until we sellout) along with plenty of other cake options to compliment your southern cooked favorites!
Open for togo and delivery until 8pm today
Welcome Home!
#openfortakeoutanddelivery #southerncooking #rvafood #lemoncake

Happy Friday Family! The sun is shining and the weather is gorgeous☀️☀️☀️We are open daily for togo and delivery; and no...
06/25/2021

Happy Friday Family! The sun is shining and the weather is gorgeous☀️☀️☀️We are open daily for togo and delivery; and now in stock Suncrush Tangerine, the perfect light summer refresher to go with your pick up order. We hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far ⛱⛱⛱
-Welcome Home
#openfortakeoutanddelivery #rvafood #summervibes #suncrush

Happy Friday Family! The sun is shining and the weather is gorgeous☀️☀️☀️We are open daily for togo and delivery; and now in stock Suncrush Tangerine, the perfect light summer refresher to go with your pick up order. We hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far ⛱⛱⛱
-Welcome Home
#openfortakeoutanddelivery #rvafood #summervibes #suncrush

Happy Fathers Day Family! We hope all the dads out there get a day of rest! We are open for togo and delivery until 8pm ...
06/20/2021

Happy Fathers Day Family! We hope all the dads out there get a day of rest!
We are open for togo and delivery until 8pm today!
Welcome Home!
#treatdad #happyfathersday #openfortakeoutanddelivery #welcomehome

Happy Fathers Day Family! We hope all the dads out there get a day of rest!
We are open for togo and delivery until 8pm today!
Welcome Home!
#treatdad #happyfathersday #openfortakeoutanddelivery #welcomehome

Happy Friday Family! We have an amazing classic available today: classic pound cake 😋We are open for togo and delivery o...
06/18/2021

Happy Friday Family! We have an amazing classic available today: classic pound cake 😋
We are open for togo and delivery only
Sun-Thurs 11-8
Friday & Sat 11-9
Masks are still required to pick up your order !
-Welcome Home!
#openfortakeoutanddelivery #masksrequired #welcomehome #freshpoundcake #southerncooking #rvafood

Happy Friday Family! We have an amazing classic available today: classic pound cake 😋
We are open for togo and delivery only
Sun-Thurs 11-8
Friday & Sat 11-9
Masks are still required to pick up your order !
-Welcome Home!
#openfortakeoutanddelivery #masksrequired #welcomehome #freshpoundcake #southerncooking #rvafood

Hey Family! Quick little post to say we now serve Boxed Water! Add one on to your order today and feel good about making...
06/10/2021

Hey Family! Quick little post to say we now serve Boxed Water! Add one on to your order today and feel good about making a difference towards your environmental impact! Thank you @boxedwater for being so amazing and easy to work with! Remember to use #betterplanet when you pick up your water, share a pic and Boxed Water Will plant two trees 🌲🌲🌎🌎
#betterplanet #boxedwaterisbetter #littlechangesmatter

Hey Family! Quick little post to say we now serve Boxed Water! Add one on to your order today and feel good about making a difference towards your environmental impact! Thank you @boxedwater for being so amazing and easy to work with! Remember to use #betterplanet when you pick up your water, share a pic and Boxed Water Will plant two trees 🌲🌲🌎🌎
#betterplanet #boxedwaterisbetter #littlechangesmatter

Happy Thursday Family! We hope everyone is doing well, staying safe and healthy! We are here daily for togo and delivery...
06/10/2021

Happy Thursday Family! We hope everyone is doing well, staying safe and healthy! We are here daily for togo and delivery; lots of amazing cake options today😋 We hope to see you all soon🖤
Togo and Delivery
11-8 Sun-Thurs
11-9 Fri & Sat
Thank you for all the 🖤 and support RVA !!!!
#welcomehome #southerncooking #rvafood #openfortakeoutanddelivery

Happy Thursday Family! We hope everyone is doing well, staying safe and healthy! We are here daily for togo and delivery; lots of amazing cake options today😋 We hope to see you all soon🖤
Togo and Delivery
11-8 Sun-Thurs
11-9 Fri & Sat
Thank you for all the 🖤 and support RVA !!!!
#welcomehome #southerncooking #rvafood #openfortakeoutanddelivery

Happy Monday Family! We hope you all are enjoying your three day weekend! We will be closed today, see you tmrw at 11 am...
05/31/2021

Happy Monday Family! We hope you all are enjoying your three day weekend! We will be closed today, see you tmrw at 11 am! #memorialday

Happy Monday Family! We hope you all are enjoying your three day weekend! We will be closed today, see you tmrw at 11 am! #memorialday

Happy Thursday Family! Mama Js signature hats are now back in stock in both colors thanks to our good friends @richsstit...
05/27/2021

Happy Thursday Family! Mama Js signature hats are now back in stock in both colors thanks to our good friends @richsstitches ! Just in time to help with that summer heat🔥
We are open for togo and delivery daily!
Welcome Home!
#openfortakeoutanddelivery #customembroidery #welcomehome

Happy Thursday Family! Mama Js signature hats are now back in stock in both colors thanks to our good friends @richsstitches ! Just in time to help with that summer heat🔥
We are open for togo and delivery daily!
Welcome Home!
#openfortakeoutanddelivery #customembroidery #welcomehome

Address

415 N 1st St
Richmond, VA
23219

Telephone

(804) 225-7449

Services

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  • Kids
  • Takeout
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Specialties

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  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Lunch

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What are your hours tomorrow for Labor Day?
Never Again....Poorest Customer Service Ever....Food Ain't Good IF THE SERVICE IS AWFUL
Mama J's You have the #BestWingsinRVA??? And an outdoor cooking set-up or mobile prep kitchen?? We invite you to compete in 2021 RVA Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest (www.rvakickinchicken.com). Test your mettle against RVA's finest wing creators. Local restaurants, back-yard grill masters, food truck magicians, & competition specialists will all compete for the title of #BestWingsinRVA Friday, September 10, 2021 @Virginia Credit Union LIVE! @Richmond Raceway Thanks to our sponsorship with @Pit Boss Grills – Entry into the contest is FREE. Attendance to the event is also FREE. Event benefits the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia Show off your wings! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rva-kickin-chicken-wing-fest-tickets-165157190603
Thanks for being opened this trip! Finally got to Mama J's! Called for pickup and ready quick! You know it’s good when you break it out in the Pandemic Cafe’ (the car). YUMMMMMMMM!!!!
Just got some catfish, Mac n cheese and greens to go to my room. Hands down the best catfish I think I've ever had.
We stopped and got a to go order on the way to Durham. What a great meal — catfish and burgers. And the lemon pound cake. Wow. We are definitely coming back and working our way thru the whole menu.
We had an epic time at Mama J’s today. The food and atmosphere was great. We’ll definitely be back!
we tried to order a cake as we normally do around the holidays. Been calling for 2 weeks only to be told today that you are only taking large catering orders of a whole meal. Its very disappointing. We have spend lots of money with you over the years.
Shelby Webber eat here!!! It is AMAZING
Mama J's was absolutely one of the best restaurants I have EVER eaten at. I highly recommend eating here. The fried catfish was superb and the yams were the best!
Was an excellent meal.
I’m en route. Are you open today, Memorial Day?