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Mama Duke Southern Cuisine

243 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 40.6809 -73.975122
at Bergen St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-857-8700 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Southern/Soul
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3 at Bergen St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Singles Scene


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted


This venue is closed.

You'd never know from looking at it that Mama Duke is a celebrity-owned restaurant. Well, sort of. Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’ mother Janice adopted her son’s entrepreneurial tendencies in 2001, opening this modest, corner restaurant to great acclaim. Not much in the décor department, save for a portrait of Mama Duke herself (P. Diddy's grandmother) holding court, there are a few tables and chairs along the picture window. Mostly, Mama Duke is a take-out joint. Combs' idea was to reconnect the modern family through food. She offers generous portions of succulent turkey meatloaf or smothered pork chops to share with your folks in the comfort of your own home. Entrees come with traditional southern sides like collard greens, red beans and rice or candied yams. And don't forget dessert, especially the moist and sweet red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. On Sundays they serve take out brunch, including salmon and grits.