What it is: It you're looking for mouth-watering southern comfort food, then Mama Dips is the perfect place for you. Mama Dips is a restaurant on Rosemary St. in Chapel Hill that has been serving "traditional southern food" since 1976. We've been there several times with our kids and it has been delicious each time. During our last meal there, our family enjoyed fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, mac and cheese, chicken and dumplings, chicken fried steak, hush puppies, fried pickles, and banana pudding for dessert, yum! The first time we were there "Mama Dip" was even sitting near the doorway greeting customers as they were taken to their seat.
When we came in, we didn't have a long wait. We then were seated at a circular booth which was perfect for toddler containment. My two year old son enjoyed a grilled cheese, and with the amount of side options, there were some that pleased even his picky palate. Their comfort food appeals to grown-up and child tastes alike, and it's delicious!
What we liked: We loved the quality of the food and the variety of options. Our family especially liked the fried pickles and banana pudding.
What we would change: I'm not sure how many healthy options there are at Mama Dips, but the food is definitely healthy for my mental well-being.
Website and other important information:
Address: 408 West Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone Number: (919) 942-5837
Hours: Open Mon-Sat 8am-9:30pm; Sun 8am-9pm
1. Our basket of hushpuppies (unfortnuately I wasn't quick enough with the camera and half of them had already disappeared.)