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Mamma Nem’s has dedicated 159 years to satiating diners with an elegant southern-inspired menu, a soul-stirring cornucopia of cuisine drawn from Creole, South Carolina, and deep-south cooking traditions. Sink incisors into robust sandwiches such as slow-simmered pork festooned with jalapeno cole slaw and O’Neal’s signature barbecue sauce ($8) or a fried-green-tomato BLT ($7) that, for once, isn’t just a VHS copy of Fried Green Tomatoes smothered in lettuce and mayonnaise. Smoked barbecue chicken ($11) gives formidable bibs a run for their money, and Mareo’s jerk chicken ($10) casts off its aggressive reputation to play nice with sensitive taste buds. Dinner dishes are escorted by Mamma’s homemade cornbread and any two savory sides, such as fried okra, black-eyed peas, and collard greens, whereas equally hearty breakfast and brunch platters include Big Momma’s pork chops and grits ($10).
Vibrant live tunes often emanate from a stunning white piano, granting diners rhythmic sip-alongs on a slew of voluptuous vinos ($4.50–$6) and mixed drinks such as Alabama Slammers ($6.50) and mimosas ($4). A disco ball presides over Mamma’s dining room, a spacious expanse adorned with rustic wooden beams, fetching artwork, and eclectic décor that includes two suits of armor standing sentry against other chefs’ recipe-grubbing flunkies.
1200 Eastern Blvd.
Montgomery, Alabama 36117Get Directions