415 N 1st St
Richmond, VA 23219
Dining at Mama J's feels something like Sunday night dinner at grandma's (except you have to tip). The family-owned Southern eatery is relaxed and casual, with tin ceilings, warm woods, and a full menu of hefty, contemporary comfort food. The kitchen offers meat-centric entrees like pork chops and fried chicken, all of which are served with fresh-baked cornbread, in addition to lighter fare like soups, sandwiches, and some truly indulgent peach cobbler. The portions are notoriously huge, there are often 40-minute waits just to get in the door, and just like with family dinner, you have to shout in order to be heard over the jovial crowds.