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Mama's Boy

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Seafood, International, Vegetarian
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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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    Very good
  • 30
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful breakfast

Went here one Saturday will in Athens visiting our son. Had heard over the years about their food but never had the time to eat here. The wait was around 45 minutes and there is not a good place to wait or park. Once we did get seated the wait staff was very friendly and attentive. We were seated... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
tleeEvans
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Evans, Ga
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Evans, Ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Went here one Saturday will in Athens visiting our son. Had heard over the years about their food but never had the time to eat here. The wait was around 45 minutes and there is not a good place to wait or park. Once we did get seated the wait staff was very friendly and attentive. We were seated in... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My daughter and I ate here while in the area. Excellent food, great service and enjoyed the experience. I had the veggie scrambled goat cheese eggs with cheesy grits. My daughter had the poached eggs with the salmon cakes, impressive. Too bad that we don't live here to go back! I could go for one of those HUGE biscuits right... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

As always, a great brunch meal. We had a normal 40 minute wait on a Saturday morning, but it is always worth the wait! I had the special for the day, shrimp & grits. It was amazing. The other 3 in our party all ordered from the menu. Our guests hadn't been before and they raved about it the whole... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

With it's all-day breakfasts and Southern-inspired comfort food, Mama's Boy is always a dependable spot for a good lunch or breakfast. They usually have great breakfast and lunch specials, and they're fried green tomatoes and biscuits are always delicious. But be warned, it gets crowded quickly especially on weekend brunch times.

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is quite possibly the best breakfast/brunch ever (not just inAthens)! Sometimes the wait is long but it is definitely worth it! This is my favorite restaurant in Athens!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place is always running over with people. Read a review this was in the top 5 places in south for a biscuit. Was so disappointed. Both mine and my husband was cold. We. Ask for a hot one and got it. Had the omlets for the day and they were delicious. Coffee not so great. All in all was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place is so popular! The car park was full when we arrived so we had to parked down the street. Bot that's was no problem. We got nice and fast service and even do the place was full when we got there we got a table after 10 minutes. The service was good. The breakfast was really good. Try... More 

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Covington, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My boyfriend and I drove an hour to come to this place for brunch because we'd heard good things. It was well worth the drive! You definitely need to go when the weather is warm because you will likely have to wait outside for 30-45 minutes. The place is small, but it packs a punch! It's clearly a local favorite!... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is an Athens gem for breakfast. The food is delicious. The biscuits are HUGE. If you order the "big" cinnamon roll.... it's REALLY BIG! The menu is limited and it can get crowded but the food is worth the wait. The chicken biscuit is one of the best I have had! The place is NOT fancy, the menu is... More 

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Washington Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

One of the best breakfast places I have tried, very busy on weekends, long wait lines but very quick on weekdays

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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 to 16
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Vegetarian

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?