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Big Mama's Rib Shack

1453 N. Lake Ave. (Washington Blvd.) Send to Phone
626-797-1792 | Menu
Big Mama's offers a vast menu of barbecue and Southern standards in a smartly set room.
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Big Mama's Rib Shack Restaurant Review

: Mama's place hardly looks like a country rib shack, thanks to the premises' former tenant, a contemporary Mediterranean restaurant with trendy aspirations. The mirrored room is stylishly spare, with walls painted in cinnamon, mocha and pumpkin hues, and some tables dressed in white linen. With a blend of Louisiana comfort and Southern barbecue, the seemingly endless menu starts with fried oysters, hush puppies, a blackened chicken salad, and spicy jambalaya or gumbo. Fried chicken comes with two thighs and one leg, while white meat can be ordered for a small surcharge. Beef tri-tip, fried pork chops and blackened spicy shrimp are among the house favorites; but the fried catfish is a bit heavy and the baby-back ribs, while full of flavor, just don’t pull off the bones like at some of the city’s top rib joints. Classic sides of black-eyes peas, fried okra and cornbread complete the necessary Southern additions, though one should save space for homemade desserts like peach cobbler, red velvet cake and sweet potato pie.

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