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Mama's Boy

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197 Oak Street, Athens, GA 30601
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When I first visited Athens, we drove by Mama's Boy and I thought that place looks like it would be good. I got some great recommendations from those that have been and was so pleased with my first visit recently that I went back the next day. I had french toast which was great, but the biscuits looked so good... More 

Thank W9661BOmichaelb
Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mama's Boy is popular spot a mile from UGA. Even on a random Tuesday morning, it was packed. All indoor seating in two dining rooms with simple, eclectic decor. My brunch meal was two perfectly poached eggs over a potato hash with roasted vegetables ( if you have never tried roasted radish, you must!). The portion was large and although... More 

Thank TravelFun0101
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the weekends at peak hours there will be lines. Avoid the rush, get there early or close to closing, or go on weekdays. Their biscuits and jam, omg, so good! Really everything they make is so wonderful, I think they must use crack in their butter. Mama's Boy is my favorite breakfast place in Athens.

Thank Jennifer K
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to Mama's Boy for 4 years--it is one of our favorite classic Athens spots. Don't be discouraged by the wait and parking issues! This is a place you won't want to miss!

Thank sandguru
Rydal, Georgia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our first visit to Athens we made a pilgrimage to this venerated establishment. Parking was a pain but we persisted. There is a lot directly behind the restaurant. Once seated we adjusted to the relaxed pace. He had the omelette special and loved it. (I didn't even get offered a bite ) I had the salmon cakes and enjoyed... More 

Thank Jill M
Southern State
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried Mama's Boy for brunch on a steamy Sunday afternoon. Had read the reviews about the lines so we opted to try it around 2:00 PM and while it was still very busy, we were seated immediately. The atmosphere is one that lets you know it is a local fav. I tried one of the scramblers and it was yummy.... More 

Thank KYSunnyOne
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone in town says to go eat there. But the restaurant closes at 2. And they stay packed. Which is a good thing. But when you are hungry, no one wants to wait. But the food did smell good from outside.

Thank Moe W
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding place to dine. It was our first experience and one that will be a repeat visit. Robert was an excellent server. Exceeded our expectations.

Vientiane, Laos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this popular restaurant mid morning on a Monday--which meant there was a table available. Good food, reasonable prices and huge servings all made for a satisfying experience. We shared a yogurt/fruit/granola parfait, which was definitely big enough for two people. My daughter got the pulled pork, potato hash and biscuit meal, which provided plenty of breakfast plus... More 

Thank Wendy K
Huntsville, Alabama
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34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant catered a meal at a recent conference I attended in Athens. The vegetarian food options they provided were good, but I'd say the best part was the biscuits. Speaking as someone who makes her own biscuits from scratch, I think it's safe to say these were better than what you'd get at most places - nice, big, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $16
American, Vegetarian, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 197 Oak Street, Athens, GA 30601
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: 706-548-6249

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?