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Mama's Carribean Grill

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1504 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205-5014
+1 704-375-8414
23:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed 23:00 - 21:00
Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Little quaint spot in uptown. Oxtail is really really GOOD!!!! They have events and live entertainment on the weekends. You can sign up to get emails.

Silver Spring, Maryland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 June 2016

I absolutely love this restaurant! It's the most authentic restaurant there is actually a "Mama". The food is great and juicy. The staff could do better but Patricia is a great waitress!

Thank Diamond J
Charlotte, North Carolina
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152 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We had jerk wings and plantains as an appetizer. Red snapper,curry goat, and ox tail for entree. Delicious. The collard greens and Mac n cheese were also good. Service was very friendly and good. The inside decor does not reflect the flavor. It could use a facelift but if that doesn't bother you then you will have a great meal.

Thank BMorrell
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Food I guess is pretty warm in temperature, never really hot. Always out of lots of things on the menu. Caribbean Hut in the university area has much better food. My last meal of pepper steak was pretty tough.

Thank Charlottenc123
Charlotte, North Carolina
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

The space is okay, there's a DJ on Friday nights. The food, just wow!! I tried a beef patty, it was awesome. There in house sauce, will knock your socks off, it's spicy with alot of heat. The oxtails, curry goat, beans & rice, cabbage, collards, and Mama's ice tea...my ooh my...this will be my weekly fix. The portions are... More 

Thank MrMrsReid
Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Great jerk chicken, brown stew and other Jamaican delicious food items. This is the real deal, just cause a place has the word Caribbean don't make it so, but mama does I right baby!

Thank Bobcat983
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 23 December 2015

I went to mama's on Saturday the 19th of December 2015 this was the worst experience I have ever been to. I arrived there at 730 for a Christmas party, and no one offered new menu or a glass of water I watched people eat and leave so my finance gets up abyssal for a menu still no one helped... More 

Thank Liscomb2015
Charlotte, North Carolina
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

This place was a good modest place for a Beef patty and some Jerk Chicken. It is a very small home town type feeling when you visit. The best part of this place as well were the staff, they were very nice.

Thank moodyj39
Charlotte, North Carolina
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Great food and atmosphere in the Plaza-Midwood neighborhood in Charlotte. The food was flavorful and spicy and I enjoyed my chicken and rice. Most stop.

Thank LinaRose24
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Ordered the Jerk Chicken with rice, beans and a side of sweet potato. I honestly wish I hadn't wasted my time or the $8. The sweet potato had absolutely no seasoning. It was like they boiled it and put it on the plate. The jerk sauce was salty to the point where I couldn't stop coughing…no flavor what so ever.... More 

Thank Roodlande J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
23:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1504 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205-5014
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-375-8414

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?