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Mama's Boy

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Hamburgers, Seafood, 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
It's That Good

Upon our arrival at 10 AM on Sunday it took 45 minutes to seat our party of 5 but it was worth the wait. Our server, Matt, was pleasant and hardworking. Three in our group had the Southern Eggs Benedict special - traditional except for an open face biscuit instead of English muffins. $10.99. Looked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
lifesabeachbum
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Atlanta, GA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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194 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Atlanta, GA
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Upon our arrival at 10 AM on Sunday it took 45 minutes to seat our party of 5 but it was worth the wait. Our server, Matt, was pleasant and hardworking. Three in our group had the Southern Eggs Benedict special - traditional except for an open face biscuit instead of English muffins. $10.99. Looked and tasted great. Two others... More 

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Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

I love everything about Mama's Boy! The atmosphere is eclectic, the servers are super friendly, the coffee is second to none...and the food is THE BOMB! Everything on the menu is delicious, you really can't go wrong. I always opt for the veggie scramble and cheese grits with a biscuit. The jam provided on the table will leave your mouth... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've only had breakfast inside the restaurant, though catered dinner is also great. The atmosphere inside is cozy and quirky in a delightful way. The biscuits are AMAZING and very large. My husband loves the breakfast salmon cakes. The "positive thought" notes are a cute touch, and you're given a York peppermint patty after your meal. Overall it's a very... More 

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Pike Road, Alabama
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Loved this restaurant! We ate breakfast after a night in Athens and it was exactly what we needed to start the day. The pulled pork and potato hash and biscuits and gravy were phenomenal! We will definitely eat here again!

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Athens, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Great southern home cooking. Biscuit any gravy the best. Anything with the biscuits you can't go wrong. Southern charm at its best.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I want to eat ALL THE BISCUITS here. But that would be greedy, so you should go and have some instead. I have never had a bad meal here. Cold drinks served in mason jars, and one of my all time favorite cups of coffee. Go with friends, go with family, take a date. If only they could magically deliver... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Lunch with a coworker after the midday rush. Maybe it had been a busy day, but food on the floor and in the seats made it less than appealing. Service and food delivery were quite slow even with the restaurant being only half full. Had a burger with pimento cheese that was quite good. Genuine fresh made fries topped it... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I must say, this place was a lot of fun. everyone working there had a smile on their face and truly cared about taking care of you. That being said.. I ordered one of their scrambles with 2 extra eggs... a side of bis. n grvy, and has browns. needles to say, I needed to be rolled out in a... More 

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Athens, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Nom nom nom. This cozy, little place has the best southern breakfast to go with a great atmosphere -- they always play some good indie music. I recommend the stuffed french toast with peach. Mmm! The spinach fruit salad is also pretty good. Not to forget, the freshly squeezed orange juice. A lot of their breakfast entrees are really just... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I have been going to mama's boy for a couple of years & food & service have always been consistent & excellent! The employees go out of their way to meet your needs & be friendly. Coffee is exceptional, as well the sweet tea!! I love their biscuits & have also had their salads & Blt.. My husband loves the... More 

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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: Hamburgers, Seafood, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?