Mama's Food Shop

(Now Closed)
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant$$$$
Alphabet City, New York
  • Don't forget it is Thanksgiving Day today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
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    TV Food MapsAugust 29, 2014
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  • George
    GeorgeAugust 13, 2012
    BYOB + Best Fried Chicken In NYC. Come hungry l, the portions are huge.
  • Nikki C.
    Nikki ClosJune 30, 2012
    The fried chicken is AH-MAZING!! Perfectly crispy and juicy!not to mention the Mac and cheese. For the perfect meal have the chicken and waffles with a side of the Mac and cheese....SOOOO GOOOOODD!!
  • Ellie D.
    Ellie DMay 15, 2012
    Great deals, delicious food with a lot of variety, and NO corkage fee BYOB. Winner winner fried chicken dinner!
  • Vikram S.
    Vikram SinhaApril 8, 2012
    The portions are huge. Be prepared.
  • James S.
    James Stewart-MeudtApril 5, 2012
    Amazing fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Really nothing is bad - eat it all!
  • Nick R.
    Nick RovisaMarch 28, 2012
    No frills, just awesome soul food. Collard greens were alright, fried chicken and mac n cheese were stellar. Definitely coming back when I need my fix. Cash only. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Drizzy Drea
    Drizzy DreaMarch 15, 2012
    don't do the meat loaf....everything else is great
  • Genevieve A.
    Genevieve AscencioMarch 3, 2012
    Portions are very generous. Intend to share or have left overs.
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LogueFebruary 25, 2012
    oh mama! i feel like fried chicken tonight with mashed potatoes. :-) also LOVE the pan seared tilapia with root veggies. and the cobbler. and the biscuits. See the video we filmed here... Read more
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceFebruary 3, 2012
    Village Voice is excited to have Mama's Food Shop at the 2012 ChoiceEats food fest! Full list of restaurants here:
  • mimi h.
    mimi hindsJanuary 18, 2012
    Come early. Sometimes they run out of the favourites.
  • Kate Z.
    Kate ZJanuary 8, 2012
    Awesome fried chicken and huge, cheap portions just be warned-- cash only!
  • raman x.
    raman xNovember 12, 2011
    Fried chicken was OK, but looked better than it tasted. But they have hot sauce at the tables...
  • Drizzy Drea
    Drizzy DreaOctober 15, 2011
    Pork was banging!
  • Marshall T.
    Marshall ThompsonAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The bacon-wrapped meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and side of corn could be Last Meal.
  • Natasha H.
    Natasha HJune 25, 2011
    Mac and cheese and the chicken =must have. Our 1st visit.
  • @varietycabaret
    @varietycabaretMay 26, 2011
    Mac n Cheese is AMAZING.
  • Annie A.
    Annie AdamsMay 22, 2011
    Come hungry!... The portions are enjoyably huge
  • Cheapism
    CheapismFebruary 25, 2011
    On a budget but have a big appetite? Eat huge, inexpensive portions of American food here. Get Mama’s Roasted Chicken & a side for $12.50. Read more
  • Elizabeth K.
    Elizabeth KerchNovember 14, 2010
    Super tasty! Love the meatloaf and mashed potatoes!
  • Zoe E.
    Zoe E.October 23, 2010
    the roast pork shoulder is comforting and ridiculously delicious. get it with the beet salad and mac & cheese!
  • John R.
    John RosenbergerSeptember 1, 2010
    The roast pork shoulder is the most amazing thing I have ever eaten.
  • Franco C.
    Franco ColonMay 14, 2010
    The fried chicken and mac n cheese is the thing to get here.
  • Noah S.
    Noah SingerMay 3, 2010
    Mac n cheese, Mac n cheese, Mac n cheese! Read more
  • Steven g.
    Steven ginsbergApril 22, 2010
    BYOB! There's a bodega around the corner on Ave B to pickup some tall boys of Tecate. Enjoy.
  • Corey G.
    Corey GehrtMarch 7, 2010
    Very solid biscuits and gravy
  • jenni r.
    jenni robinsonMarch 5, 2010
    Great vegan options.... but too much food. I always leave feeling pregnant
  • Terry G.
    Terry GoldmanFebruary 8, 2010
    Amazing fried chicken but less then spectacular mac n cheese
  • Lauren G.
    Lauren GoodeJanuary 25, 2010
    Get the banana cream pie. It's bananas!
  • Amanda V.
    Amanda VossOctober 10, 2009
    order the veggie plate with mac n cheese. bring in your own tall can of tecate.
  • Graham S.
    Graham SlickMarch 15, 2009
    Get the corn salad
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