Southern Cooking BBQ Live Music Catering

Welcome to Big Mama's Rib Shack & Southern Cooking

Big Mama's is a family owned and operated restaurant and catering company in Pasadena, California. We also have banquet space and dining options for practically any event. We serve the finest barbecue and southern eating this side of the Mississippi. Because of our unique cuisine and southern hospitality, we attract diners of all walks of life from across the globe including many celebrities. It is true "down home" Southern food, crafted with careful attention to the tradition and love handed down from Big Mama's original personal recipes.

We are conveniently located right on Lake Avenue off the 210 freeway.

To make reservations or to get information on wedding receptions, office parties, banquet space or any dining or catering needs for your next event, special occasion or meeting- please send us an email at or call us at (626) 797-1792. To find out more information about our catering options,
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We have occasional live music. Please call for schedule

"The Ultimate Tailgate"

the ultimate tailgateWe're proud to announce the arrival of The Ultimate Tailgate from Big Mama's Rib Shack. Our mobile kitchen can cater your event - large or small - with the same quality southern cooking you've come to expect from Big Mama's Rib Shack. Get in touch today to find out how to have our kitchen come to you!

For more information about The Ultimate Tailgate check out our catering page...

Call Now For Take Out & Reservations
(626) 797-1792

Office Or BBQ Party Catering Special
$99.95 Feeds 8-10
BBQ Ribs, Hot Links,BBQ Chicken
Corn Bread

Choose 2 Sides:
Red Beans and Rice
Baked Beans
Slaw, Potato Salad
Garden Salad
Corn on the Cob.

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Blues Jam Sunday at Big Mamas!

Featuring Jeff Dale and The South Woodlawners!

No Cover, Sign up early to Play.

Feb 23rd from 2pm to 7 pm!

live music schedule

Private Parties and Catering


Whether it's a wedding, an office party, a birthday, family reunion, corporate event, or just your weekly office lunch, Big Mama's can cater it with our award-winning recipes for any order, large or small. We can deliver our fresh, hot and sumptuous food to your office, rented location or to your home in Pasadena and the greater Los Angeles area. Contact Big Mama's today to find out more about how we can cater your next event.

Private Events

Big Mama's is also available for private rentals for events and functions. With our tasteful decor, convenient location and large capacity, you can make Big Mama's your very own for a fantastic event to remember.

Click here to find out more about Big Mama's catering and private party rentals or get in touch with us at (626) 797-1792 or today.