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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 114
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 25
    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
Did Not Disappoint!

Afraid we might have to wait, but our party of 6 walked right in and were seated. It was 10:30a midweek so probably not prime time. Breakfast was outstanding! Had several different entrees and none disappointed! Service was also excellent . Love my coffee and my cup never got below a third... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
JefeUno
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Afraid we might have to wait, but our party of 6 walked right in and were seated. It was 10:30a midweek so probably not prime time. Breakfast was outstanding! Had several different entrees and none disappointed! Service was also excellent . Love my coffee and my cup never got below a third before it was refilled. Cheers!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We are on a road trip visiting SEC schools, and looked up restaurants and decided to give this one a try and we were not disappointed! The goat cheese plate appetizer was amazing! I had the lunch special with the BLT, spinach salad and roasted garlic... Delicious. My husband had pulled pork over potato hash, topped with poached eggs and... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My first visit and we'll be back. I had a very solid breakfast with great grits. Service was top notch and the atmosphere was perfect -- laid back though attentive. Loved it.

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Loveland, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was my third time to go to Mama's Boy in Athens, GA. The cheesy grits were creamy and delicious. Stuffed Peach French Toast was served on Tuesday and it was so good. This place will be on my list to visit each time I come to this area.

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Suwanee, GA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Made it to Pancake Tuesday. A wonderful little place for breakfast. Lovelly presentation n great flavors. Worth getting up for. Stack of pancakes n ready for nice long nap or great walk at the park right behind it. Yummy!😊

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Madison, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My 12 year old daughter and I ate at Mama's Boy at about 2:00 last Sunday afternoon. As many other reviewers have mentioned, there was a wait to be seated. There is a station set up outside with coffee, etc for people who are waiting. Luckily we were able to park right in front, so we waited in the car.... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Mama's Boy has a big following, especially for breakfast, and so it's always bustling and parking can be hard to find. The food tastes pretty good and they have some interesting menu items, but it's just not healthy enough for my taste. I like whole grains and lots of greens and veggies, even for breakfast, so I haven't been here... More 

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Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had heard this was the place to eat for breakfast. Lots of hype. Well I say it was ok. I've had better. The service was great but the food average. I didn't really find anything on the menu that blew me away. I opted for the French toast. My husband had the special which was a egg, Swiss cheese,... More 

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Athens, Georgia
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you can bear the wait, the food is great. But there always seems to be a long line to get in and it never seems like the effort. Salads and sandwiches are a good bet.

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Jefferson, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

No doubt this is a popular place - very noisy and crowded but in a college town that's not unusual. Some of the food was very good - the mashed potatoes and sausage gravy get high marks. The fried chicken was a bit hard but overall it was adequate. They specialize in breakfast and brunch, so perhaps I'll try again... 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: 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?