Yo' Mama's

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 73 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Waffles + 6 more
93% of 62 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2328 2nd Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203 Directions

(205) 957-6545
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    5 rating
    1 month ago

    Absolutely delicious and scrumptious southern food. GF chicken and waffles that taste amazing, not just amazing for GF. Fried catfish. This made my day every time I needed a break from the conference food. Told them they needed to franchise out in my hometown.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Not very disabled friendly. I have severe back problems. I sat down while my family was in line. A server working there told me I could not sit that I had to wait in line, did not give me a chance to explain. She was very rude. I went outside to sit. When family got to the counter they were out of a lot of menu items. When ask what they had gluten free they said they don't guarantee anything gluten free.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    amazing chicken and waffles. you would never guess it was gluten free. only open at lunch time but worth the visit for sure. I was in fried chicken and waffle heaven!

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    10 months ago

    Really disappointed that we didn't get to eat here. Searched for this place online before we left Florida and was a planned stop for lunch on our way to Huntsville. After reading all the reviews was looking forward to the visit and drove out of our way to get here. It was posted online that it was open. When we got there it was CLOSED! It wasn't even posted on the door when the plan was to open. After looking again online it was updated on Yelp as being closed until Jan 2nd. Boo...

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    11 months ago

    Great tasting food that makes you think, “Is this really gluten free?! It’s too good!”🤔😲 But with confidence from the workers, all fryers are gf, and the waffles have their own station, I ate happily and had no reaction. Def a must visit when in Bham

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    11 months ago

    Chicken & waffles, plus sweet tea was great. They have many gluten free choices and a nice variety. Would recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    If you’re not eating at Yo Mama’s right now, YOU’RE A FOOL!! Being Celiac it’s near impossible to find GF chicken and waffles anywhere. Amazing comfort food, great atmosphere and a warm welcome makes you feel right at home from the time you walk in the door until you make a happy plate and walk out utterly satisfied. Will definitely come back every time I’m in Birmingham. Would have taken a picture of my food, but I ate it too fast.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The best period. Great chicken and waffles.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    These reviews are no joke; this place is amazing! Never expected to have the best chicken and waffles of my life AFTER going GF! Been waiting to taste food like this again for over 6 years -- made me tear up a bit honestly. The service was also unbelievable; every single person was kind, patient, and helpful. Being able to take my kids somewhere they can choose anything on the menu, having it be delicious and served by awesome people -- priceless in my book.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The food was outstanding and the young man waiting on us was very kind and helpful . It's hard to find delicious food a celiac can eat. Thank you very much.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    great food, first time having GF Fries and Fried Shrimp, . yeah Gluten Free at Yo Mamas!5

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    You can order ANYTHING off of there menu and they can make it Gluten free!!!!!! Amazing food!! Great chicken and waffles! Yes you can get them Gluten free;)

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Celiac owner An very good food.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    My family order the chicken and waffles and shrimp plate, both were hard to believe they were gluten free. It was refreshing to see everything on the menu was gluten free or could be made that way. The staff was also knowledgeable about the importance of avoiding cross contamination.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Oh. My. Gosh. This was the first time I had ever had fried chicken since I was diagnosed with a severe case of Celiac in 2nd grade! Everything they fry is gluten free, because they realized they weren't actually Celiac friendly without doing it that way. I had the chicken and waffles and it was phenomenal! No reaction, other than sadness that I wouldn't be back anytime soon!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    It was AMAZING! I had chicken and waffles. I was initially hesitant because it tasted that good! It did not taste gluten free. It was just delicious. The staff was educated about cross contamination. Very happy I went there and I will be back!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    I love this place! The chicken and waffles are awesome! The Hot Wings Plate are probably some of the best wings I have ever had. Great folks running the place!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    This place is amazing. I had the burger and omg it's amazing. The woman who is one of the owners waited on is and is so helpful I will be back and you should just try it. Like I said it's amazing

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    AMAZING. I had chicken and waffle, with fresh fruit topping and whipped cream. The chicken was crispy and well seasoned, and the waffle delicious. Also fish tacos were great. Will definitely go back next time I'm in the area.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Shout out to Crystal 😊. We planned our whole trip around eating at Yo Mama's in Bham. It was way outta the way but always so worth it. The nicest people ever. Dawson and I both LOVE fried shrimp and we never have that option eating out anymore. Yo Mama's makes it happen for us. Thank you so much for another FABULOUS meal and wonderful service!! Until next time... ❤❤❤❤ Much love. Thank you for having so many GF options for me and my baby!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    the food is so good, and man is the owner the nicest lady alive!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    I have never had gf chicken and waffles and I'm so glad I started with Yo Mama's!!! BEST BEST BEST! The waffle was perfect and the chicken was amazing and seasoned so well. I could have eaten SEVERAL servings!!!!!! If I'm Birmingham, definitely check this amazing place out. Wonderful friendly service and vibe too!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    AMAZING!!!! I have Celiac and this place made my southern food dreams come true 🍗😍🎉👌🏼Get the chicken & waffles... and sweet tea!! Yum!!! They're open certain Saturdays 9am-1pm, so we got lucky!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Gluten free french toast with house syrup was amazing. Can't remeber the last time I had fried chicken and theirs was fabulous! Also tried the shrimp and grits with smoked sauage which I would also be raving about if it hadn't been for the French toast. Never been to Birmingham before but definitely ready to come back anytime just for the french toast.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This is an absolutely wonderful place to visit. My sister and I visited on out of town trip. We came here based on the reviews of both TripAdvisor and find me gluten free, and I only did it not disappoint but exceeded our expectations! It was awesome! We had chicken and waffles and fried shrimp and grits and homemade french fries. My sister is gf and she ate everything and felt great all day! Owner's daughter visited every table able to make sure everything was perfect.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    It is SO EXCITING to find a restaurant like this where you honestly can't even tell that the food is gluten free! The food was absolutely amazing! Tasted so good that we had to meet "Mama" ourselves and rave about how good our meals were. She was so sweet! Several of my family members have celiac disease and the fried chicken and shrimp were such a treat for them! Thanks Yo' Mama's! 😊

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    This was the best gluten free restaurant I have been to! The fried shrimp was light and crispy and the waffles were fluffy (not gritty). New favorite!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Recently, on the way home to New Orleans, stopped in a nice "GF oasis" in downtown Birmingham. Small, busy eatery specializing in GF chicken wings, waffles, shrimp / grits. Owner has a close friend with Celiac, and wanted to start a business that would help the GF community. They use GF bean flour to dredge the wings. A "must" stop if you're traveling through.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Had the GF chicken and waffles! Soooo good!!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Excellent food and service! Business was based on serving Celiac and GF community. Must visit!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Stopped here for lunch while we were on our way from Texas to Pennsylvania - wow! Super good food and almost EVERYTHING on the menu was gluten free - something they take very seriously! The service was amazingly good too.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Awesome food! Very knowledgable and friendly staff. Will definitely be back!!!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    great shrimp and grits. just wish they had more options on the menu.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Unreal good, you have to go here. Super nice staff too. Killer lemonade

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Awesome! Great food and service! We all love it! Best fried chicken I ever ate! Waffles were so good didn't taste gf at all! The syrup was crazy good, homemade by mama! You have to eat here! I told them I might take a trip just to eat here ! Super nice people.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Delicious!!! Great staff. Very friendly and helpful for a Celiac.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    This place is amazing. The service and knowledge of the staff was seriously impressive. My boyfriend had the fish plate and said he couldn't tell at all it was gluten free...now on to the waffle Crack. The waffle is amazing, the fried chicken was juicy and would make you cry it was so good...but seriously the syrup they give to you is waffle crack...it's heaven in a tiny cup. I will drive the 4 1/2 hours to eat here again...go here!!! Order the waffle with addicting syrup!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I am visiting from Pensacola, and I finally made it to Yo' Mama's. My friend and I came in today just around lunch rush. The restaurant was busy but not overwhelmingly so. Every employee was friendly and helpful, and they take allergens and cross-contamination seriously. I was even informed about their second Saturday events where they have gluten-free French toast, build-your-own omelets, etc. I want to come back for this! And the food...my gods, the food. The crust on the chicken made me seriously question the gluten-freeness, but it's legitimately GF. It's just that frigging good. I don't know what kind of sorcery they have going on in that kitchen but it's magical. I almost cried from the happiness! Go to Yo' Mama's. It's amazing food.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I cannot express enough how amazing the food was! I decided on the fish plate with grits and fries, my daughter chose the Bbq burger, both perfect! For dessert the fluffy steaming hot waffle with fruit and homemade syrup. So much food we had to take some home. Best food ever! The owner and her family where so kind and knowledgeable it just made the trip perfect.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    My wife and I enjoyed the chicken and waffles at Yo' Mama's. All of their wings are breaded with gluten free flour, so the chicken is safe to eat. They also have dedicated waffle makers for gluten free waffle batter. This is the first place we have visited that can make gluten free fried chicken Celiac friendly and it tasted amazing. It's a must stop!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Was AMAZING! I had the friend shrimp and the hubby had chicken wings! So delicious!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    I don't normally leave reviews, but Yo' Mama's was phenomenal!! I got the gluten free chicken and waffles and was seriously smiling the whole meal! Highly recommend!! Just make sure you check the hours before you go!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I was beyond excited to try this restaurant! I had the GF chicken and waffles. They asked if I had a gluten issues or just a preference. I noticed that the cook changed gloves and waffle iron before making my meal. There was also a dedicated fryer for chicken wings. I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the wings- that's not really a typical choice for me. The waffle syrup/ sauce was delicious. Would definitely recommend!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Holy gluten free goodness! I can't rave enough about the service and wonderful food. I was so excited to find this restaurant because I never get to eat breaded/fried foods. I was a little nervous but the staff assured me all precautions are taken. I had the fried shrimp plate and it was amazing. No issues whatsoever afterwards. The staff are so friendly even calling me by name and had my takeout order ready so quickly. I only wish I lived in Birmingham so I could enjoy this restaurant more often. I will definitely be back when I'm in town and can highly recommend this place. Don't forget they serve brunch too!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Oh my goodness! Real fried food 😋 My first visit I had to try chicken and waffles. I felt like I was cheating on Disney as I devoured the fried chicken, fluffy waffle, all drizzled with homemade syrup and whipped butter. A few weeks later, I called in an order from work to pick up and tried the BBQ burger and fries. I was not expecting a real bun (instead of a hockey puck), hand cut, perfect greasy fries, and dripping in onions and sauce with just the right amount of kick. Dedicated fryers, very strict procedures. Daily specials so be sure to sign up for emails or fb. They are open usually once a month during city events for dinner and brunch on certain Saturdays.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Best food. Best service. Great for Celiacs. I only wish they were open for dinner!

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    3 years ago

    Everything fried is gluten free! GF chicken and GF waffles! Delicious southern cooking with fresh ingredients. Fast-ish food, great for lunches. Staff is knowledgable about allergies. Make sure to specify allergy when ordering to ensure it doesn't cross contaminate with the sandwiches. -1 star for no gluten free bread option.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    gf chicken and waffles. ...are awesome. chicken wings are awesome. great for celiacs

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Amazing food! The gf chicken and waffles was delicious. I can't wait to go back to try more items. Most of their menu is gluten free and the owner told me nothing with gluten goes in their fryers. Extremely friendly staff!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    All I can say is shrimp and grits. A-mazing. The burgers were also delicious. The gluten free bun was the first gf bun I have actually enjoyed. Very knowledgable, friendly staff. We will definitely be going back. Hopefully for brunch.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Waffles
  • Wings

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Monday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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