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Mama Kat's Restaurant

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950 W San Marcos Blvd, Suite J, San Marcos, CA 92078
760 591 4558
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thu 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    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 the area

My husband and I ate breakfast here on a Sunday morning. The wait was stated to be 45 minutes. We waited for 35. It was totally worth it. We had a scramble and an omelet along with home made corn beef hash and a large cinnamon roll. All of it was delicious and plentiful. The wait staff was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Mansfjj
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate breakfast here on a Sunday morning. The wait was stated to be 45 minutes. We waited for 35. It was totally worth it. We had a scramble and an omelet along with home made corn beef hash and a large cinnamon roll. All of it was delicious and plentiful. The wait staff was delightful, funny... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We have been going to Mama Kat's for years and it never fails to satisfy. Service is excellent, even though you may have to wait since it's a favorite place for many in north county.

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Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The hype was hard to live up to--and it did not. The food was good, but not exceptional. Service was okay.

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San Marcos, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

After reading the reviews on this restaurant, we decided it would be our breakfast destination on Mother's day. While I loved the food, the organization and service caused me take back a point. I had the biscuits and gravy...loved every bite. The biscuit was fluffy and fresh, the gravy had the yummy sausage bits that I crave in my biscuits... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I've started reserving 5/5 for only exceptional experiences. That being said, I would recommend this restaurant. Only open for breakfast and lunch. If a place can stay in business without dinner, it's worth checking out. It was packed at 8:30 am on a Thursday. Our service was great. Very attentive. The only thing I docked this place for was the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We visited this restaurant while on vacation in May. Our first visit was on the weekend and we waited 20 minutes to be seated. We were offered coffee while waiting, which I thought was very nice. We returned for a second visit on the day of our departure, mid week, and waited a mere 5 minutes. On both occasions, we... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

i walked in, went to the counter,asked how long the wait was, was asked if I wanted to sit at the counter....I said no. I was told I could be seated at the counter, I said no. The male host shouted at me....you don't have to yell! I was astounded. I added to see the manager and I was told... More 

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

There are a lot of places to eat breakfast in San Marcos, but Mama Kat's is my favorite! Everything I've tried is wonderful, but my "go to" choice is their home-made hash. Big chunks of corned beef and potatoes with great seasoning. If you like eggs benedict, try the "Campbell's Benedict", which is the Corned Beef on english muffins with... More 

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Southern CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

were in town to see friends and didn't know any places to eat. we like to pick locally owned, not chains, & saw this one. am so glad we decided to give it a try.were there for lunch on a weekday, busy but not crowded. service was good and the food is fantastic. fresh, fresh, fresh and good. 2 of... More 

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I'm a big breakfast person and get excited about home style cooking done right. Mama Kats corned beef hash is probably one of the best I've had. It's made fresh everyday and you can tell. They use it in a eggs benedict that is amazing. Also if you get a chance try the pineapple and coconut muffin and get it... More 

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Additional Information about Mama Kat's Restaurant

Address: 950 W San Marcos Blvd, Suite J, San Marcos, CA 92078
Phone Number: 760 591 4558
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 950 W San Marcos Blvd, Suite J, San Marcos, CA 92078
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: 760 591 4558

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm

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