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Sep 7, 2011 07:06 PM

Authentic southern food? Not this place

Joe Mama's claims to offer "a true Southern Style Menu"...
Seems the only "south" they know is "south of Bloor"... what a joke, take a look:

Here are some examples:
guacamole bruschetta
country fried feta cheese
prosciutto-wrapped jerk salmon

Anybody know who owns this place? I started to suspect SIR Corp (Jack Astors/Alice Fazoolis) or Prime (East Side Marios/Casey's/Bier Markt) but apparently not. Is Chuckie Khabouth involved; this looks right up his alley (clubland, expensive decor, crap food).

Never heard of it until a "daily deal" for them showed up in my email. I wouldn't waste my time going even if the deal was for a free dinner.

Joe Mamas
317 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V1J5, CA

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  1. That menu actually is pretty funny. I especially liked little touches like "Mama Jess' white wine alfredo sauce," and the "Show Ya Right strip loin" topped with a mushroom demi glaze. It toes the line of being downright insulting, but really it's just too damn ridiculous to take offense.

    1. It's been around since at least 2003, I wonder how it survives.

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      1. re: foodyDudey

        It survives the same way Bourbon St. Grill does (which really is downright insulting to the people of Louisiana). It's convenient and people don't know any better.

      2. lol, how on earth did you get suckered in to going to that place!?! It's one of those tourist traps on King street.

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        1. re: justpete

          I didn't. I got a daily deal email which talked about it being Southern, so I decided to check out the menu. Didn't know whether to laugh or puke when I saw it.

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          1. Oh man, I went to this place once about 7 years ago. I cannot believe it is still around! I guess its location keeps it in business.

            It's awful.