Dinner and Drinks at 9 Bushwick Restaurants The Michelin Guide Forgot

Photo via Maria Gotay/Brokelyn
Photo via Maria Gotay/Brokelyn
Mama Joy’s

What to Order: Shrimp & Grits, High Cotton cocktail
With its mood lighting, roomy bar seating, and extensive cocktail menu, Mama Joy’s works just fine as a standalone bar. But it’d be a shame to overlook their southern-style comfort food, which works whether you’re looking for a full, leisurely meal, or just to sop up your last round of drinks with an order of hush puppies or mac and cheese. If you’re sitting down for an honest-to-god dinner, you can’t do much better than their buttery, generously portioned shrimp and grits washed down with a decadent combination of Bulleit, St. Germain, and champagne.

1084 Flushing Ave.


  1. See, I was really excited to try Mama Joy’s about two weeks ago, but when I called to make a reservation someone told me that they had to scale back to just serving bar type food, because the restaurant style dining cost them too much money. Now I don’t know if I really want to try it. I was excited about having a nice dining experience there, even though they still have the sit down tables, the new menu has turned me off a little


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