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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: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
what a gem

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
dgrouch
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Southern CA
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Southern CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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7 restaurant reviews
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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San Marcos, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Dollar pancakes dish was very good. Have enjoyed various breakfasts .Corn beef hash was excellent. The help was extra friendly and helpful. Beware of the extra charge ($2.00) for fruit on your pancakes. No one told me and it was not written on the menu. Good size portions and a large selection of different foods.

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Fresno, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We found this place via Yelp and the food was very good. The first time we visited we ate outside was very refreshing. People are very nice, food is great. Definitely a place to visit. They have fresh jam for your toast, and the coffee is better than average! Saturday's and Sundays are very busy. Show up early or be... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Such a charming little cafe. Really good breakfast. You get good size portions and great combo options for those that can't decide if you're in the salty or sweet mood. They have a cute display of jams and other items for purchase. I did buy a jelly which was AMAZING.

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San Marcos, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I LOVE Mama Kat's for breakfast. My best advice is get there early on a weekend because the wait list can get pretty long. I try to get there before 8 a.m. on a weekend to avoid the wait list / line. Their breakfast is always hot when you get it; omelettes aren't too thick with a good variety of... More 

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san marcos
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you can tell the difference between farm fresh eggs and the others you must go to Mama Kat's for breakfast. Try to avoid weekends due to crowds. The Florentine Benedict is great but so is all the rest. Lunch is served. They make the pies fresh every day. They sell about 800 of them at Thanksgiving. The 1/2 soup,salad... More 

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San Marcos, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My family and I have been eating at Mama Kat's for years. Typically, 20 or more times per year. Over the last couple of years it has taken no less than 40 minutes to get a table at any time of the day. Even when quoted 20 minutes of wait time, it has NEVER taken less than 40 minutes. During... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

This place was awesome. The food was delicious, the vibe inside and out was warm and friendly and our server was very gracious. Apparently it's the place to go for pie as well and if I wasn't so full Ibwoukd have had a big fat piece of banana creme. Highly recommend.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Went there twice for breakfast and loved it both times. The breakfast burrito was huge, and my boyfriend loved ordering the three topping omelet with "bacon, cheese, and more bacon!". Cute atmosphere and the coffee was delicious.

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Restaurant Details

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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