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Mama Penn's-Real Southern Ckng

2802 N Main St, Anderson, SC 29621-2757
+1 864-226-1545
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (12 reviews)
“cornbread” (6 reviews)
“mac n cheese” (3 reviews)
06:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
2802 N Main St, Anderson, SC 29621-2757
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the place was clean and the staff was consistently very nice, the food was very disappointing. For a place that boast "real" cooking, I expect more than canned food just warmed up (corn, lima beans, and turnip greens). The sweet potato casserole was overcooked...More

Thank Angie T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Convenient location (a block off Main Street/Clemson Blvd) and near intersection where Cvs and walgreens are. Wonderful food choices esp the mac n cheese and fried okra! Veggie plate is a healthy choice. Love that you can get a biscuit AND cornbread instead if just...More

Thank Sandra_Counts
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Great service and staff and the food is usually always good !! Don't drink the water, it still tastes off. They keep raising prices but the food quality seems to be the same. We will still keep going for now !

1  Thank Erika S
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

The food here is truly southern! So if you are looking for fried chicken and all the sides that go with it this is the place to go. The service is always friendly.

Thank Jessica K
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast this morning! Great food and great service. The only negative was the inside temperature. It was a ice chest. Just be sure and have a jacket in the car.

1  Thank kcchiefs1958
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

I truly like the Southern Cooking at Mama Penn's, service is good. I was a little put back by management ... Attitude​ speaks volumes !

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Mama Penn's is a great local place for Good Home Cooking. They have the best home made biscuits and gravey in town! The service is great ! Mama Penn's is the place where all of Anderson's business elite meet to plan their day! A great...More

Thank 965bennyw
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We eat here almost once a week and it is always good! The fried chicken is great and so is the squash casserole! Can't go wrong eating here if you like southern food.

Thank JNelly14
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Chicken soaked in buttermilk and air pressure deep fried. Tender, moist with perfect flour breading every time. Mac N Cheese just like Granny makes. Green Beans, Greens, Casseroles, always on point. I live in Florida now and many days would kill for a Fried Chicken...More

1  Thank chris d
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Went there for lunch.. have visited many times before and have never been disappointed. Great home cooking

1  Thank karen g
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23 April 2015|
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Response from Rita A | Reviewed this property |
No private room. However there is a room size area toward the back of the dining area that could house about 30 people.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2802 N Main St, Anderson, SC 29621-2757
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Anderson
  • Phone Number: +1 864-226-1545
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