Mama 'n' Em, Southern Table & Bar

4.2
63 Reviews
$30 and under
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 Gulf fried redfish. And, of course, a southern table wouldn’t be complete without dishes like our signature fried chicken, steamin’ hot biscuits and 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 63 people are saying
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4.1
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4.2
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TimothyH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The quality of the food was poor. Oysters were bad. Catfish was freezer burnt. Had to ask for water 3 times. We tried to watch the ballgame as were sat in the bar area but couldn't see the TV with all the kitchen staff blocking our view. Server took appetizer order but didn't put in in until we made our entre order so everything came out at once.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Food is delicious. Service was great, but slow. Like everyone else, they are dealing with COVID-19 staffing issues.

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rogthebuilder
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have dined here several times and pleased each time. We have had hamburger, pork chops, catfish, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, okra, and sweet tater casserole. Recommend all but the meatloaf.

Staff has always been friendly and made dining experience pleasant. You can also make reservations ahead of time which is a plus.

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KasandraT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. She was very friendly and attentive. The food left something to be desired. The crab cakes appetizers were not fully cooked. The chicken was AWESOME though. The burger was excellent too. The “chargrilled” oysters were VERY undercooked…they looked raw!! The topping on the oysters was soft and soggy.

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Bozz
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was not good, it was slow and food was Bland, no taste and cold

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we are there that is where we choose the dine

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ReggieM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I loved the atmosphere. I’m planning a family reunion and thought that banquet t room would be suitable to eat for our bus to the casino.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and phenomenal food experience ! The food is definitely made with love and time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food. Music talent was amazing!!!

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Ramona
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was an overabundance for one person. Our server was off the chain, super sweet and I will be requesting her for our next visit. We were impressed at the fact that the staff and the cooks were all wearing masks which showed that this restaurant cared about the safety of their customers and staff. We will be sharing our wonderful experience with friends and family.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was the 2nd time for us to eat at Mama n Ems and we were disappointed both times. First time I tried the meatloaf and it was just average and the 2nd time I tried the chicken and dumplings and they were very thick and gummy. My husband got the fried chicken the first time and the catfish the 2nd time. Nothing to brag about. The catfish was okay but we like the catfish at the Bistro better.

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vipCarrieW
Mississippi
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We went for blues brunch. The live music is worth going for itself. The best chicken and dumplings I’ve ever put in my mouth. The best drink selections of any of the food venues,including silver star. Will definitely be back.

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Budafly
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed Everything about this restaurant! The guitarist that was there was amazing, the food was delicious and service was excellent.

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Tsmith
Mississippi
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh Sam that took care of us was great and on the top of her game. She is great. Food was excellent, we had the whole chicken with two family sides of collards and sweet potatoes and biscuits. Outstanding and could not have been any better. It was just like hone when moma cooked it. AAA

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FirstTimeGuest
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a very good experience. I always like to try new restaurants, especially for my parents’ birthdays, anniversary, etc. I came on yesterday for my mother’s birthday and the service and food were excellent. We will definitely be returning.

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AngelaS
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My compliments to the chef. Food was sooooo good. I've never had chicken that was so flaky, moist and flavorable. The collard greens, and other veggies are to die for. Whenever I visit Pearl River, this will be my "have to go" spot for dining. Like Dr. Suess' Green Eggs and Ham story....Try it, try it, you will like them you will see!!!!!

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PEARLRIVERCUSTOMER
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Waited forever for our food. We got our entree before we had completely ate our salads.
Food was good.
Waited forever for our ticket.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food is truly amazing. Good southern food. The ribs and chicken was the best!

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JamesG
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the 2-piece white chicken with two sides and take-home dessert. Everything was excellent, chicken was tender and moist with the right amount of breading. Sides (sweet potato casserole and collard greens) were well seasoned and flavorful in generous portions. Unusual dessert of layered white cake with banana pudding icing was delectable. Server was polite, attentive but not hovering. Would return frequently if I lived close.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls trip

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed spending the evening there for dinner. It was an excellent choice. We will be dining there again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Food was good. No options for kids. Waiter was inattentive and kitchen was slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Manger welcomed us at the entrance with kind and welcoming words. Menu has a great selection of drinks, appetizers and other food items. A very enjoyable experience except the rainbow face mask wearing waitress. It took a very concerted effort for her to be professional in taking our order and providing refills ect. The only time she acted anything other than indifferent was when bringing our bill and at that time her thoughts were on the tip amount. Great atmosphere and food. Will visit again.

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JermekaJ
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE THIS PLACE!!

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ScottJ
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience1

I wasn't crazy about the tables for 2. They are so close that it was uncomfortable. I felt as though we were sitting right next to the couple next to us.
The fried green tomatoes were GREAT. Only complaint is it is not enough for the price. We got 3 slices of tomatoes for $16. That is WAY too expensive.
The red beans, rice with shrimp didn't have much flavor.
The tea is SUPER sweet.
Other than that things were great.

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Terrell
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

A friend and I visited on 6/19/21. We attempted to visit a time prior but we were informed that we needed a reservation. We made one this time. We were pleased with the server, but the quality of food was very poor. We were tourists who anticipated experiencing some true southern cuisine. The food had poor taste and was not as appeasing go what appeared online. The restaurant was not packed at all. We were a little puzzled as to the need to reserve a table. In the future, I hope changes are made, but if not, I do anticipate patronizing this restaurant again, and I am quite confident that it will be shut down.

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious home style flavors….. more than you can eat!!!

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Brittany
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Our waitress was polite when speaking but her actions were very inconsiderate. We got the impression that she may have been new to serving. We froze the entire time we were there, so much so that we couldn’t even enjoy the rest of our night here because we couldn’t get warmed back up. Huge vents blew on our table the entire time we were there. We asked for another table as our waitress was bringing drinks and appetizers but she just sat everything down and said we could move wherever we wanted (with zero assistance with all of our stuff, so we had to stay where we were to avoid causing a scene going back and forth so many times. There were very few guests there while we were but every single thing we asked for (drinks, food, refills, napkins, ANYTHING took a ridiculous amount of time to get.) My grits were not fully cooked, so I had to ask for a replacement and wait another 20+ minutes on those. (They took my first replacement to the wrong table.) My husband was already finished eating before I ever got all of my food. The food was good overall, but had zero salt and/or seasoning on meat or breading and even our sides, so we had to add A LOT of salt to every item we ordered.

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JackieW
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Food was just OK. Service was extremely slow. Took about 20minutes for someone to come take our order.

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JermekaJ
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS AMAZING FOOD AND DRINKS

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TyshaelaC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere with good food. My family enjoyed eating here.

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Rita
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The dumplings and gravy were savory and delicious. The pork chop glazed with jam was tender and well seasoned; and the collard greens and black eye peas with corn on the side was seasoned and tasty. Additional training is needed for the staff and the prices are too high for the serving size. The cornbread tasted old and reheated. We had to continue asking the busboy to send our server to the table for drink refills and other items. The busboy was sweeping the floor around our table and the hostess sat us down at a table with high chairs even after we reminded her we reserved a table with low chairs. The hostess shrugged her shoulders and walked away.

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JermekaJ
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It keeps me coming back for more!!

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DorothyK
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was great but food is mediocre, at best. Portions are large but definitely not worth the money. Restaurant was so cold that u couldn't enjoy it. Wait staff was excellent, but the attendant who seated us could stand a class or two on courtesy.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were very friendly and attentive.

JJ
JermekaJ
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!! I’m HOOKED!! The fried chicken and collard greens tastes like my grandmas! All the food is JUST LIKE going for Sunday dinner at your grandmas house! Also, the oysters will make you want to slap your mama!!! The drinks at the bar are made to PERFECTION!!! U GOTTA TRY IT!! I’m ALWAYS pleased!

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JohnnyB
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Fried chicken contained dry flour under skin. Fish and chips big portion but not too flavorful.

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BrittanyW
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was not worth the money. Service was very good. Will not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! Never have we had a bad experience. Amazing food with a Southern twist to each dish. Our favorites are the fried green tomato stack with crab meat, fried pickled okra and the fried chicken any way it’s served is delicious too!!

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 4.2 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.