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Mama Kat's Restaurant

950 W San Marcos Blvd, Suite J, San Marcos, CA 92078
760 591 4558
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Ranked #3 of 206 Restaurants in San Marcos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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87% Recommend
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English first
Las Vegas
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Other reviews are right about about empty tables set and won't seat you. Owner won't seat you at counter either! Rediculous when they seat people who's after us for two. Wait longer for server to take your order. Before you get your food it's now two hours! Food is not worth the wait. IHop down the road is no better.... More

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Brought my little sister her the other day to have breakfast for her 16th birthday. It was wonderful. Our server (sorry cant remember his name) was great. He frequently checked up on us to make sure our meal was going well and to see if we need anything else. He also was very helpful while we were ordering giving us... More

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Los Angeles, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Best breakfast around, always friendly, always very fresh...and just plain good home cooking . We are retired so we go during the week as it is a busy place but worth the waits.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We found Mama Kat's through trip advisor. The food is as good as the reviews suggest. As this is a very popular place be prepared for a wait of 20 minutes on saturday mornings, and some minutes more to be served. The team is very friendly. Happy faces all around. A full recommend.

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San Marcos, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

MaMa Kat's is one of the best breakfast spots in North San Diego County. There is often a line of people waiting, but there is a good reason, the food is that good. The service in this family run restaurant is outstanding. Come Hungry! Portion sizes are large.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Waited fifteen minutes for a table while there were more than a dozen empty and set up. Then waited some more. Obviously not enough wait or kitchen staff. Left before ordering so can't rate the food. Have eaten here before and food was good but not outstanding and definitely not worth the wait. If you drive by and it's empty... More

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Kapolei, HI
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243 reviews 243 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Might sound silly to be so excited about a breakfast place, but........if you're on the road allot like we are, you learn to appreciate the "home-y" feeling of a place like this when you are not in your own cozy kitchen. We are staying at the Lake House Resort San Marcos, and came here for breakfast our first morning. I'm... More

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San Marcos, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Been here for breakfast mostly. Love it!!!! I usually have something I usually do not have still home like biscuits and gravy or pancakes/waffles. Just awesomely delicious. The service is great, friendly and personable. You might have to wait for a table but it us well worth it. A little slice of home, one of the best places in San... More

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San Marcos
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103 reviews 103 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Prices great food quality way above average, prepared well. Great place for breakfast. Only downfall is the service is off when the restaurant get crowded. Several inexperienced waitresses we ate here twice. Late lunch 1:30 service was great. Breakfast 8 am crowded service very slow. We waited15 minutes to,place an order. However, no excuses BUT this place is a locals... More

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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This operation is a nice little local restaurant with a large local following. When its busy you will have to wait. Service is quite good. Much better than average tasting coffee is served in huge mugs which are never allowed to be empty. The portions are huge and calorie wise irresponsible. I had to Hash and Eggs which was vigorously... More

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