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Mama 'n' Em, Southern Table & Bar, Choctaw, MS

Mama 'n' Em, Southern Table & Bar

4.3
4.3
129 Reviews
$30 and under
Regional American (Southern)
Mama ‘n’ Em is a casual style restaurant that offers Southern favorites, redefined. Our menu is diverse in regional cuisine, from fresh oysters to crispy Catfish. And, of course, a southern table wouldn’t be complete without dishes like our signature fried chicken, steamin’ hot biscuits and cornbread along with our delicious decadent desserts.
Come spend a good Mississippi minute with us… and don’t be surprised if someone stops and asks, “how’s your mama ‘n’ em doin’?”.
Ya’ll are always welcome at Mama ‘n’ Em, in the Golden Moon Casino at Pearl River Resort.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Regional American (Southern)
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Breakfast Sat, Sun 9:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (601) 663-9201 ext. 31317
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Private party facilities
    We have two private rooms available.
  • Neighbourhood
    Jackson
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 129 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

129 Reviews
  1. Cindy

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waitress was extremely busy when we first arrived to be seated. She had multiple people she was waiting on. She was definitely not slouching because I saw her hustle. The manager or someone in a suit initially took our beverage and appetizer order. We did wait for several minutes before that occurred. However, after our waitress finished that initial busy spell, she stepped up and was very courteous and attentive. It was almost like several customers may have been just seated because everything was coming out about same time for 5 parties around us. I’m trying to be honest in this review. Deviled eggs for a win. Chicken and dumplings good. Chicken thighs for husband sandwich really good flavor but overcooked for his taste.

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  2. CrissyB

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first experience at this restaurant. We were quite impressed. The filet mignon were cooked to perfection and very tender. My husband had the sweet potato casserole and loved it . I had fried okra and honestly it was the best fried okra I have ever eaten . Our server was quite pleasant and accommodating throughout the meal . We will definitely go back .

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the bar to the dinner - always great Some of the best shrimp and grits around !

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  4. ChristinaC

    Mississippi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The meal started with fresh cornbread and biscuits for the whole table with small sides of butter. They were delicious! I had the pot roast with a side of collard greens. It was delicious and a generous portion. My mother had the oxtail with a side of greens. She said it was delicious and tender, but she would get the bbq sauce on the side next time as it was a little overwhelming. My brother ordered the pot roast sandwich with a side fries and he gave it 2 thumbs up. The bread was very fresh and the fries were hot and tasty! We also ordered the pimento cheese appetizer. It came to us on an odd dish shaped like a slice of tree trunk. The pimento cheese tasted exactly like the kind I buy at Wal-Mart... it wasn't bad, but it wasn't homemade. The dish also came with a sleeve of Ritz crackers and a spoonful of pepper jelly. The dessert choices didn't appeal to any of us, so we didn't order dessert. Now to the service... It wasn't very good. We waited quite a while just to get our drink order. My mother ordered water and it tasted awful. She couldn't drink it. We tried to get our server's attention several times and she literally turned her head the other way to avoid eye contact. This was very frustrating and we went without refills for an extended period of time. It should be noted that the restaurant was not very busy, even though there did seem to be a lot of employees present. All in all, the experience was "ok". The food was good, but sometimes bad service can be a real turn off.

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  5. JonathanM

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! I had meatloaf and my husband ordered catfish. They were both excellent! Service was outstanding, too. We had reservations for 6 p.m. and I'm glad we did because it started to fill up about that time. We will definitely go back!

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  6. Bruce

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Ate Thanksgiving Dinner here and it was EXCELLENT and reasonably-priced. Roast Turkey/Homemade Dressing/Sweet Potato Casserole/Side item. ALL were DELICIOUS. Only negative I can think of: NO Cranberry Sauce We were even able to use our Resort Credit here which is a even bigger +. FREE T-day Dinner and I didn't have to cook or clean-up. We will be eating here our next visit to Golden Moon.

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  7. Williamsfamily

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience, great service, and extremely grand experience at a restaurant. Will be coming back to restaurant again.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait was very short. We were seated promptly and a waitress came very soon after. She got our drink order and brought us rolls & cornbread with butter along with the drink. The food arrived in a timely manner & was very good. There was a LOT of food.

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  9. LinaT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I sat at the bar and had an amazing dinner. The food was phenomenal and the service was equally as great.

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  10. WeWillComeBack

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here too many times. Food is outstanding. Pricing is adequate. Staff is friendly and attentive. Love it and will come back.

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  11. Nick

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was slow. One and half hour to get our food. Was not busy at all. The food was very bland. Was not able to eat my entree’. Staff was not attentive or apologetic. Not at a level for the pricing. They need to do some hospitality training and revisit the menu and preparation standards.

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  12. MichaelB

    Mississippi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent as always. My go to restaurant at Pearl River Resort.

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  13. BrianaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very very great food sweet potato casserole was a bit soupy other than that great food great service

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  14. SarahN

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding! I was amazed at how well everything was seasoned. The food arrived at a great temperature! I would definitely recommend!

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  15. GenTex

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have had the best waiter the last two times we have visited Mama'n'Em in Philadelphia. He always goes above and beyond. Unfortunately, I can't remember his name, but the service has always been top tier. The food is always served hot. I love this place!

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  16. Marsha

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is always great! Atmosphere is nice! Food is always top notch!
    Mama 'n' Em, Southern Table & BarResponded on September 3, 2023
    Thanks, and hope to serve you again soon.

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  17. Kitty

    Memphis

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great southern home style cooking. Love the fried okra!! Service is okay, could be bettered.

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  18. COLK

    Mississippi

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s always a pleasure to eat here. Mama Ems is the best of choices available @ PRR. Their Bloody Mary suits my taste perfectly and has their own unique twist. I enjoyed the oysters and they were delivered in a reasonable amount of time. They tasted good. Their setup was different than previously. Not as unique or their signature with mini rolls etc.. a stack of crackers and horseradish. My main course was OxTail. They were plentiful and ample enough to share. The portion was more than one person could eat. Their signature okra side was not as crisp and hot as they usually are. Bit tasted good. I was more focused on my OxTail. I skipped desert. Service was good and checked on my as necessary, not interrupting my eating. My reservation was posted in their system and I was seated shortly after I arrived. There were four separate couples waiting to be seated, they did not have reservations and didn’t like waiting. One couple was so anxious they went in seated themselves. The staff handled them professionally and accommodated the couples.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate at this restaurant three times during our visit. Each time the service and food was great, from breakfast to the oxtails, fried chicken, black eye peas and the seasonal veggies. Can’t wait to go back again. You’re in for a treat!!!

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  20. DonnaR

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This restaurant is extremely cold and the wait staff is unable to control the temperature. The food took quite a long time to prepare considering we order the specials.

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  21. Anonymous

    Alabama

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Shrimp and grits are the best. Love the mini biscuits and corn bread. Awesome bourbon selection

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  22. KenyaG

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Good food but it was so cold in the restaurant to truly enjoy the food.

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  23. KarenA

    Mississippi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We live 70 miles away and we plan to drive back soon to just come to Mama"n' Em! So very good !!!!

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  24. COLK

    Mississippi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Totally different experience on July 1st versus May. T-Bone steak was excellent the Spicy Fried Chicken Superb. Manager Brenda Black was on top of it. Arrived 20 minutes to reservation, was seated quickly. Drink & Food Order was taken after a few minutes. Ordered a Bloody Mary and half dozen raw oysters. Bloody Mary was received in about 15 minutes. Excellent BM. Never received my oysters. This isn’t my first time eating there and recommended this restaurant to several friends. Historically good and service has been decent.

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  25. EdnaW

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    When travel from Georgia this is my favorite place to eat at.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fried chicken is awesome. My family enjoys eating here when we visit Golden Moon Casino.

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  27. JudyT

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a misunderstanding about me check. The manage actually called me. Never had that happen before. She explained everything. So glad she called. The waiter was new but was very helpful.

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  28. KeithB

    Mississippi

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They should make it perfectly clear that their bar isn’t open. We arrived to have a nice dinner with friends and drinks. We ended up having to eat at the sports bar because that was the only place that sold liquor. Our nice dinner tuned into popcorn and tater tots

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  29. Adria

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The mimosa were great! The food was okay. The wings on the chicken and waffles were to big and had no seasoning. The shrimp and grits had to much tomato sauce and the grits was watery.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Poor customer service. The servers knew there wasn’t a Host. They let met stand out front for 15 minutes until. I just walked in and asked where’s your host o we don’t have one . That was just crazy to me. This place has good food and good atmosphere but the servers are not friendly and if they see you in need to order or be seated they continue to do what ever they are doing and don’t try to help you I think they may have sections and the attitude is if that’s not my section I’m not attending to your needs no matter how small or great it may be

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  31. Tank49

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Waited 15 minutes before the waiter arrived to order drinks. Had to go back to the bar twice, once for refills and second for the check. Food was good but the fries were cold. Crazy to have a reservation and got below par service. Will not be going back anytime soon.

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  32. KasandraT

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always good. The service was excellent. My coffee was cold though, it should’ve been hot. Other than that, all else was SUPERB!!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My family of 3 dined for dinner. The chicken that my daughter had was wonderful. My mother ordered the crab meat/fried green tomatoes. The kitchen had added too much spice and she was not able to eat them and her mouth broke out in blisters. I had a blt salad that was pretty good but did have some wilted lettuce pieces.

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  34. Marsha

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went back to give it another try. I was blown away at how great the service was! The food was amazing! Tastes like your sitting at grandmaw’s table or a Sunday eating at a Baptist church! Will definitely recommend to everyone.

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  35. Marsha

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our reservation was at 7:00, we were seated upon arrival. At 7:30 I asked for someone to take our drink order. Placed food order when they took the drink order. Started getting our food one at a time at 8:00. To be told since they were closing there was no bread for our meal. I ordered the vegetable plate to be told they were out of several items. Very bad experience.

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  36. CaseyC

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was attentive and great, staff was friendly

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, great atmosphere, friendly service. My #1 place to eat out of all the casinos we visit.

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  38. TERRYT

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate breakfast here. Food was delicious and reasonably priced.Service was great.Southern people understand what country ham is and this country ham was great.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and a very nice waitress

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Mama 'n' Em, Southern Table & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (601) 663-9201 ext. 31317.

Mama 'n' Em, Southern Table & Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 129 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mama 'n' Em, Southern Table & Bar

Highway 16 W, Choctaw, MS 39350-6048

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Jackson
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Breakfast Sat, Sun 9:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Regional American (Southern)
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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