“The food is what soul food is supposed to be, the place is comfortable and folks are kind.”
“The banana pudding was really good (but Ive had better), the buttercream cake was also really good (but it didnt excite me that much for some reason), and the peach cobbler was awful!”
“The fried chicken is amazing- which is my personal bar of how good any soulfood is!”
“We've never had a bad meal here, love the bbq to the weekend brunch, the fresh squeezed lemonade, and the wonderful hospitality of the waiters and great prices makes it a pleasure to eat here.”
“We ordered delivery the other night and it was still an excellent experience which says a lot of for a good place!”
“and the catfish was not good at all (in fact, I thought about asking if I could go back to the kitchen and cook it myself, seeing that I know I could have made it better), the candied yams weren't quite candied.”
“But is it really worth it for average food and downright rude service?”
“unbelievable hospitality, good food, great prices”
“the waitress was slow and forgot our drinks about 3 times.”
A harlem institution, Miss Mamie's delivers exactly what you would hope it would: orthodox versions of fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, smothered pork chops, and of course the titular spoonbread. Unlike it's more famous rival Sylvia's, this is a restaurant for Harlemites, and you get a much better feel for the neighborhood here. Just a fun, happy place.
smothered chicken, ya know?. Half iced tea, half lemonade, smothered chicken, mac n cheese, yams. And I'm spent. The food is what soul food is supposed to be, the place is comfortable and folks are kind. They may take a little longer to get to your table but this isn't McDonald's, ya know?
Amazing Soul Food!.
The fried chicken is amazing- which is my personal bar of how good any soulfood is! And then try some coconut cake which is light and soft and moist and actually really tastes like coconut! You may not think to try the fries- but they are the best spiced in NYC and not too salty, either. I love the collard greens, too. And the mac & cheese.
It's relaxed and homey and everyone there is super sweet! The decor is photographs of family- which are beautiful, surrounded by what feels like a real sit-in, souuthernnn kitchen! It's exactly where you want to be - enjoying great food with people you love and worrying about nothing! AND you can sit outside - in the evening it is beauitful, across from the park!
comfort food? not quite!. Being from the south (the deep south), I was excited to read all of the rave reviews about Mamie's spoonbread, and even more excited to go try out the "comfort" food. Well, I was horribly let down. I ordered the catfish, the candied yams, and macaroni...and the catfish was not good at all (in fact, I thought about asking if I could go back to the kitchen and cook it myself, seeing that I know I could have made it better), the candied yams weren't quite candied...the syrup was runney and not flavorful, and the macaroni was, to say the least, mediocre. Overall, I would not recommend wasting your time or your money...I assure you you're not missing out on anything special.
type of place to get your food to go. I went here and the service totally stunk...the waitress was slow and forgot our drinks about 3 times. The food is worth it if you like having fried, greasy food. The only dish I did enjoy was the side orders of sweet potatoes and collard greens.
Terrible service, cold food. We waited well over an hour for our food, without so much as some water or bread, and then the food arrived cold. And was some of the worst soul food I've ever had (and I've had a lot of it as I grew up in the South). The Mac and Cheese was worse than a school cafeteria, the fries and catfish were soggy, the fried chicken was dry, and the sweet tea was plain nasty (nor did they bother to refill our glassed even once). In short, bad food and some of the worst service I've ever had - even though it was not busy. A waste of time and money ($45 for two).
Great Spot. I love Spoonbread. The food is great. The staff is great. Sometimes the service is a little slow, but I don't mind because the ambience is cool and good things come to those who wait. And the food here is a good thing. I live in NJ where there are lots of good restaurants. But I'm in the city a lot and I always try to stop at Spoonbread.
Yum yum yum. The fried chicken is out of this world, the sweet tea is excellent, and the desserts are tasty tasty tasty. I've always had good service (friendly and quick), whether the restaurant was crowded or not. One of my favorites!
service is horrible. I've been here twice and I am so dissapointed with the service. "Regulars" get their food first, no matter how long you've been sitting there prior to their arrival. This happened on two different visits, and it's sad that this is how Mamie's run their operation. There are plenty of other soul food restaurants in the area, and I would suggest you visit those. Ignore this place, unless you want to wait an hour for your so-so fried chicken.
Unbelievably rude service !!!. We Loved the sample portions available at the Black Fine Art Show and attributed the poor service there to crowds and poor space. Little did we know that this foreshadowed the exceptionally rude, service from one (male) waiter in the restaurant. We were not served bread or water until we left the table twice to request. Our appetizer arrived after the entree. without apology and a nasty comment when it was refused. This waiter had major "attitude" and the smothered chicken was too salty. And and this early on a Sunday evening when there were no crowds. All in all what a disappointment for native New Yorkers with southern (S.C.)roots
Horrible Service. Although I love the food here, there is one waiter in particular who is horrible. We got there at 8pm and didnt get served untill 930. The waiter never came over to our table, screwed up the order and one of us got frozen mashed potatos. The food is good, when its hot, but the service is retarded slow!!!!
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