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Mama's Boy

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Seafood, Hamburgers, Vegetarian, Eclectic
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197 Oak Street, Athens, GA 30601
706-548-6249
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7:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Breakfast in Athens

We visited here for the first time in awhile. Outstanding!! Sausage Biscuit great! Scrambled eggs also good! Ck it out when in Athens.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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217 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We visited here for the first time in awhile. Outstanding!! Sausage Biscuit great! Scrambled eggs also good! Ck it out when in Athens.

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Greer, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this place. It doesn't look like much, but don't let that fool you. I had the Pimento Cheese Burger, my husband had the special omelet. I don't even remember what the kids had, but we all loved it. Sat out on the screened porch out back. I recommend you give it a try!

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Angels Camp, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Excellent down home restaurant that gives you that local flair with a little extra due to menu offerings. Everyone in our party enjoyed their selections and I especially enjoyed the price for the quality and quantity of food which was excellent. First time to Mama's Boy but it is now on the short list when I visit the Athens area.

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Danielsville, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Have a good menus of breakfast items. I enjoyed the peach French toast more than anything! The food was good at a good price!

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Farmville, Virginia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

By the looks of the exterior, you would never guess this place serves one of the best breakfasts in Athens, GA. We got there expecting to wait and were told it would be about 45 minutes. People kept arriving after we did, and the place was packed, so we knew we'd be in for a treat. We started our breakfast... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The breakfast here is a solid 5 star - just wish everybody else did not know about it. There is always a line here. The reason for the wait is a delicious breakfast/brunch, low prices and unique atmosphere. I enjoyed poached eggs on salmon cakes with a salad and home made biscuit for under $10.00. Others at the table were... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This place is easily one of the best places for breakfast in Athens. Comes Saturday or Sunday morning this place is PACKED! The food is always amazing. My favorite item is a special: the cinnamon roll. It is the perfect blend of gooey goodness and sweetness (and the size of a dinner plate). My wife and I love this place... More 

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Peachtree City, GA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If you like eggs, bacon and grits, look no further than Mama's Boy for an great meal in a comfortable environment, although the crowds can make parking a challenge some days!

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Athens, Georgia, United States
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114 reviews 114 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Many of my friends here in Athens, GA rave about Mama's Boy. Their breakfast menu is truly remarkable. My favorite guilty pleasure there is their sausage gravy and homemade biscuits. It is as good as my mother's. which is high praise. While their food is worth the wait you will inevitably have, their customer service could be a lot better.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Most places are not with an hour wait, but this one is! The food was affordable, had fresh ingredients, and was delicious! I look forward to many trips back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 197 Oak Street, Athens, GA 30601
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: 706-548-6249

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 16
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Hamburgers, Vegetarian, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?