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frankkuch Feb 6, 2010 06:37 AM

I was craving comfort food last night and decided to checkout Mama Mary's, a soul food restaurant at 372 Whalley Avenue in New Haven. It gets the thumbs up!

I ordered the fried catfish dinner with fried okra and macaroni and cheese for the sides. The catfish was fried perfectly and seasoned just right. The fried okra was served nice and hot. The corn bread was some of the best I have had in years. Maybe because it was drenched in butter. It was served really hot like it had just come out of the oven.

The mac and cheese was very good too but was served luke warm. It had just the right amount of cheese. Their lemonade was also really good.

Next time I go there, I want to try the fried chicken, pulled pork, and some of the other sides.

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Mama Mary's
372 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06511

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    shoes Feb 8, 2010 06:12 AM

    Thanks for the review - I have been meaning to try this place.

    My standby has been Southern Hospitality up the street on Whalley a bit. Good greens and chicken, and the pineapple cake is ny fave.

    1. meatzaaa Feb 8, 2010 05:50 PM

      Hmmm. Sounds interesting. Was the cornbread sweet? I miss Southern cornbread. Up here, it could be considered dessert!
      Do they serve wine?

      1. cheereeo Feb 16, 2010 09:41 AM

        Here's my original post on Mama Mary's with a review; never got much play, so I thought I'd add it here.

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/635503

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