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  • Hot Belly Mama's

  • 3.5 stars
    (58 reviews, average rating: 3.4/5)
  • Cuisines: Cajun/Creole, Southern
  • (705) 745-3544
  • 380 George Street North Peterborough, ON K9H 3R3
  • Neighbourhoods: Town
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KarenB
4 Reviews
2011/09/12
  • This was a great little restaurant in the heart...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • This was a great little restaurant in the heart of the city, good food, good music and very well priced. We will definitely visit again.

  • Order: Chicken jumbo
 
Chorizo
3 Reviews
2011/02/20
  • Well everyone told me the service would be poor...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Well everyone told me the service would be poor so expecting the worst and it wasn't too bad. The food however was really really good. I would gladly return, just don't expect a whole lot of effort from the ladies bring you the food and you will be fine.

  • Order: Beef sandwich, chicken, wings.
 
Gemini
1 Review
2010/10/13
  • WORST SERVICE EVER!!!!!!!
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • I will never go back to this place again!!!! My boyfriend and I ( both in the hospitality industry) decided to go there for a late dinner on a Friday night. The menu is nothing special, it took us quite awhile to decide what to order because there was nothing that really appealed to us. We ended up ordering the BBQ bruschetta as an app, then my boyfriend ordered the chicken poh boy with a salad and I ordered the Cayanne butter chicken with sweet potato fries. Our appetizer took close to 20min to get to our tabe ( with only 2 other tables in the place, one of wich was already finished eating). The bruschetta was ok, but neither one of the servers/bartenders ( that were tag team serving us) came over to do a table check. Then after another 20min from the time we finished our appetizer our entrees finally showed up. My chicken was quite messy, lots of sauce(wich I like) but nobody thought to give me any extra napkins, all I had was ONE, singe ply napkin that my cutlury was rolled in!!! Again, neither one of then came over to do a quality check, or bothered to ask how we were enjoying our food. My boyfriends sandwich was very dry, and other then the sauce my chicken was quite dry as well! I sat with an empty glass of wine infront of me for close to 5min and both of the servers looked at it numerous times and didnt bother to come over until i pushed the glass to the end of the table. Our empty plates also sat infront of us for quite some time while they kept walking by and looking at them and NOT taking them away. Finally one of them came over( I barely touched my chicken and she didnt even ask if there was a problem) and asked if we wanted our bill and we said yes. She then went to the computer, printed our bill, then turned around and started to polish cutlury ( with our bill still in the printer!!!!!!!) After over 5 min of our bill sittig in the printer the other guy saw it and brought it to us.

    All in all I was DISGUSTED with the lact of service! They just really didnt care at all about our experience. I left extremely angry and will never ever go back!!!!!!

  • Order: drinks, App and 2 entrees
 
2012/02/14

Recent Comment by: foodluver

I know for a fact that they don't have single ply napkins, but you still should have had more. The cayenne butter chicken is awesome and messy. Don't order chicken on the bone if your not willing to get a little messy.

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ValK
2 Reviews
2010/02/18
  • the sweet potato fries are to die for! especially...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • the sweet potato fries are to die for! especially with the sauce! :) YUM. Great food with some great people to eat it with. The only thing they need to improve on is the service... make sure the waitresses check on you once in a while, not just to take your order and give you the food, they have to make sure everything is going well and if you need anything else! But yeah fantastic food!

  • Order: popos, and sweet potato fries
 
Bee13
3 Reviews
2010/02/16
  • I had not been to Hot Belly Mama's since...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • I had not been to Hot Belly Mama's since September of this year. I usually love it, I think its a great restaurant. However, there were some HUGE changes the last time I went just this past week. They have completely changed the menu! There are almost no vegetarian options left at all. I ordered the Greek Feta pizza and it was pretty good. My mom ordered a salad, which I cannot remember the name of, but it had chicken and smoked salmon in it. It looked and tasted like cat food. She sent it back, and my mother NEVER sends food back EVER. Also, we shared a plate of Hot Belly Mama's sweet potato fries, and half of them were burnt!!! I was wayy less than impressed. The service has never been great at Hot Belly's and this time was no exception. It took a solid 40 minutes to get a crappy salad, decent pizza, and half burnt fries. The waitresses, though cheery, are less than attentive. I will definitely think twice before going back. I am very disappointed with the changes they have made, I used to be a sincere fan of this restaurant. We got tired of waiting to get our bill, so we went up to pay.

  • Order: Greek Feta Pizza, Chicken Salad, Sweet Potato Fries
 
pinksakuras
18 Reviews 2 Helpful
2009/08/15
  • The food is wonderful perfect place to go on a...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • The food is wonderful perfect place to go on a date or just out with friends. The atmosphere and patio are great. The service could be better it's hit or miss some of the staff are friendly and efficient others I find a bit standoffish. Overall though a very good experience everytime.

 
stickbeat
5 Reviews 1 Helpful
2009/07/10
  • My absolutely favorite restaurant in...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • My absolutely favorite restaurant in peterborough, Hot Belly Mama's has fantastic food, an excellent location, and adequate service. I say adequate becaus the place is often so packed that the wait staff are unable to be as attentive as excellence warrants - no fault to them, they do a great job with what they've got! I've gone in huge groups, as well as small. I've even been able to take-out small orders (usually the sweet potato fries, on my way home from work). The brews from the Olde Stone compliment the cajun fare admirably, and custom orders (such as orange and lemon juice mixed together) are provided with no fuss. Best place in town!

  • Order: Cuban with sweet potao frites and salad, Acadian with jambalaya and salad, crawdads
 
Jayelle
2 Reviews 2 Helpful
2008/11/11
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Hot Belly...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Hot Belly Mama's, as usual. I think the key to keep in mind about this place is that there are certain things on the menu that are absolutely fantastic, and these are the things to order, and others that can be hit and miss. Shrimp carnivale, ribs, blackened chicken caesar salad, sweet potato fries, and corn soup are some of my faves and also the specials are usually quite good. The chocolate toffee square is very yummy as well. The service is great as long as you remember this is not a casual atmosphere and you'll get casual service!

  • Order: corn soup, chicken caesar, chocolate toffee square
 
Dano
2008/11/10
  • Still not what it used to be
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 2
  • This place has improved since my last review. The wait staff are more attentive and friendlier I have to admit. The food?? Still mediocre. The pulled pork was not what it used to be, it was very wet and no BBQ sauce was on the meat, probably watered down too much. The bun was not just a toasted bun but broke apart like a stale bun that had been toasted to hide that it was stale. This doesn't work, toasted means outside crunch, inside hot but still soft and moist. The bun was hard all the way through. The jambalaya and frites were great though. I know this restaurant is capable of better food quality. You've put work into better customer service from the wait staff, lets put some more work into quality control and food consistency I know you can bring back the glory.

  • Order: Pulled pork on a bun, 1/4 chicken, jambalaya, frites
 
The go-to spot!
2008/11/02
  • One of the best restaurants in the city!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Great location and decor, very friendly staff, excellent food! What else could you want?

  • Order: Pulled pork on a bun, double frites
 
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