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Delicious home-cooked food is why locals, golfers and other visitors renting North Myrtle Beach real estate patronize Mama Jean’s year after year to feast on her fabulous breakfast buffet, lunch specials or full menu.  Mama Jean’s is located at 210 SC 90 East in Little River, which is approximately one mile outside of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  It is just a quick detour off Hwy 17, right before you enter North Myrtle Beach.

Mama Jean’s opened in 1994 and has become a daily dining destination for many locals, who live in North Myrtle Beach real estate and work in the area, due to the fast, friendly service and tasty lunch.  As you dine, you can often hear the friendly greetings and playful banter between the servers and their repeat customers.

The menu changes daily, but you can always find golden-fried chicken on the line, along with country-style vegetables such as corn, turnip greens, cabbage, field peas, fried okra and green beans. Of course, you cannot enjoy a country-style meal without the delicious buttermilk biscuits and cornbread that Mama Jean’s serves, as well.

For those of you with a sweet tooth, you can finish your meal with homemade banana pudding, peach cobbler, cherry cobbler, chocolate cake, and a variety of other delicious desserts. There are always two desserts available, which are alternated daily. For the light diners, there is an assortment of salad items, including fruit.

You can order breakfast from the menu all day, every day. On Saturdays and Sundays, a huge breakfast buffet is also available. Some of the buffet items are “Yo Mama’s” homemade buttermilk pancakes, French toast wedges, buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy, grits, bacon, link and patty sausage, country ham, and many more scrumptious breakfast items.

For lunch, during the week, you can order from the menu or be served from the cafeteria-style line. On Saturdays and Sundays, the lunch buffet is all you can eat, and the customers serve themselves. Sundays are a great day to visit Mama Jean’s for lunch, because they take extra care to make it special like “Yo Mama’s” Sunday lunch. You often find turkey and dressing, giblet gravy, roast beef, fried chicken, rice, mashed potatoes, shrimp and fish, and barbeque along with delicious vegetable casseroles, country-style vegetables, a salad bar, biscuits and cornbread and delicious desserts.

The pulled barbeque that is served is cooked in-house.  It is slightly spicy and tangy with vinegar and hot sauce, and the barbeque is also available for catering and parties.  If you want a pig cooked on-site, Mama Jean’s staff can also be hired to be your pit master.

If you are living in North Myrtle Beach real estate or renting Myrtle Beach real estate, Mama Jean’s is available for catering services.  Some of the specialties are Low Country Boil, Backyard Seafood Fest, Italian Buffet, Carolina Country Buffet, Pig Pickin’ and BBQ Dinner.  To see the many different food services that are available from Mama Jean’s Restaurant in Little River, please visit their website at or call 843-249-5533.

Before we go, we must tell you that there is a real Mama Jean and her name is Emily Jean Speros.  She and Mike Speros own and operate Mama Jean’s.  Mama Jean’s is a family business which has family working daily to ensure great food and service is the number one priority.

Mike and Emily not only serve delicious, old-fashioned, country-style food; they also have a great old-fashioned love story.  They both grew up in Maxton, North Carolina and began dating in high school.  They have been together ever since and have been married for 39 years.  They have two daughters and four grandchildren, who all live on the Grand Strand in North Myrtle Beach real estate.

After Mike and Emily got married, they also owned and operated a restaurant in Maxton similar to Mama Jean’s.  Mike’s parents relocated to North Myrtle Beach and bought a beautiful North Myrtle Beach house that was perfect for Mike and Emily’s family to visit every weekend that they had the opportunity to do so.  They loved the beautiful climate, sand and surf so much that they also bought the perfect North Myrtle Beach house for their family, as well as a restaurant that they named Mama Jean’s, and you know the rest of the story.

Mike and Emily come from a long heritage of restaurateurs.  Both Mike and Emily’s parents owned restaurants, and Mike’s grandparents owned a restaurant.  No wonder, the food is so delicious at Mama Jean’s Restaurant.  It could be said that home cooking is in their blood, so to speak.  If you live in North Myrtle Beach real estate or rent Myrtle Beach real estate, you are missing out on some delicious home-style cooking if you have not eaten at Mama Jean’s. Why not visit today?  Like Emily and Mike say, “It’s home cooking like yo mama’s.”

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