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Mama's Daughter's Diner

2014 Irving Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207
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  • Sun 8am-3pm, Mon-Fri 6am-3pm, Sat 7am-3pm
  • $$
  • Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
If the name didn't clue you in, Mama's is all in the family-a large family, with five offspring (by which we mean locations). From the beginning nearly 40 years ago, Mama has done things the hard way (i.e., from scratch). Home-cooked favorites include meat loaf, chicken and dumplings as well as the obligatory chicken-fried steak matched by classic Southern sides like turnip greens and candied yams, just to name a few. If you're not weighed down by all the fried goodness, enjoy a litany of pies, ice box and otherwise, for dessert.

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