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Big Mama's Kitchen & Catering

#99 of 1,074 Restaurants in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Diner, American
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3223 N 45th St, Bldg A, Omaha, NE 68104-3711
+1 402-455-6262
08:00 - 19:00
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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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135 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This was our fourth visit to Big Mama's, and again, it's a wonderful place to eat. Her oven-fried chicken is the best fried chicken I've ever had, and she definitely has the best collard greens. Try the green tomato an raisin ice cream - amazing! Big Mama is still going strong at 75 years young, and plans to move the... More 

Thank LauriH44
Thornton, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The food and service was great!! The staff was wonderful and we even got to meet Big Mama. We had a group of about 30 people for breakfast and was able to make sure everything was perfect for us.

Thank 507melissaz
Honolulu, Hawaii
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490 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

After reading about Big Mama's Kitchen, we thought this would be a fun place to eat. Finding the location was an experience. It is located in a building on a school campus. It must have been the school cafeteria in the past. Now it is decorated with white chairs and tables with leopard print tablecloths. We were warmly greeted and... More 

Thank CKT808
Rosemead, California
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80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

My daugther's robotics team always drop by and say hello to BIg Mama when we had the robotics completion in Omaha. This place has the unique home made Ice cream too. The dinner was always special for us.

Thank butchrey
Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

If you don't remember anything else get the sweet potato pudding!! It's amazing. Fish was fried perfect not greasy, it's like a cafeteria but just go you went be sorry

1 Thank Neshia77
Omaha, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Whatever the dish, the food is truly comfort food. Generous portions along with reasonable prices puts the icing on the cake.

Thank Veronica G
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103 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Wanted to like this but, just couldn't. Odd location in an old school complex, which could have been really cool, but it wasn't. 1 waitress was overwhelmed by the 5-6 tables there, she was very good at apologizing for repeatedly forgetting everything. They were out of the oven fried chicken, so had the 'Afro Burger'. Billed as a rolled hamburger... More 

Thank JLS300
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Way out of the way location, in an old school complex. We were expecting something amazing, but it was really not all that. Oven baked chicken, was just ok, and sides were nothing special. I'd skip this place if going through Omaha again.

Thank Angelbear25
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

Don't let the out of way location fool you. Excellent food, tried and true family recipes. the Oven fried chicken is great without fattiness of deep fried chicken. A unique touch on the fried chicken is the gravy made with saffron.

Thank Jerry P
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

If you love Southern Food, then Big Mama's the place to go! Fried Chicken, Collard Greens, Cornbread, Ribs... Get the idea... From the outside, it doesn't look much. Even looks like an ordinary kitchen but when the food arrives, it's like a whole new experience. If you happen to drop by in Omaha, you can't miss this culinary place!

Thank travelingsoul2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Diner, American
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3223 N 45th St, Bldg A, Omaha, NE 68104-3711
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: +1 402-455-6262
Big Mama's Kitchen & Catering is a family-owned and -operated business specializing in soul food and traditional American cuisine. We offer a unique variety of delicious homemade appetizers, entrées, cakes and desserts, but we're best known for our famous oven-fried chicken and our delectable sweet potato pie ice cream! Patricia "Big Mama" Barron acquired her passion for cooking as a child in the kitchen of her beloved Grandmother Lillie. Our catering service originated over thirty years ago as a part-time, home-based business operating out of Big Mama's own home kitchen. But the demand for Big Mama's tasty brand of cooking grew beyond the confines of that room, and in December of 2007 we opened the doors of our full-service restaurant and banquet facility, and we named our business in tribute to that place where it all started.

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