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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
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
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Vista, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great family friendly diner. They fried chicken was great and the old fashioned waffle was absolutely delicious! Service is second to none.

Thank hosebnota
San Marcos, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good service and food, friendly staff, great food! Sometimes you maybe have to wait as they are very popular.

Thank SanMarcosTraveler
San Marcos, California
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have had two recents visits, both breakfast and both times we waited for a server for 10 plus minuets they were not exceptionally busy. After ordering an additional 15 plus minutes before food received and not exceptionally well presented. Based on cost and quality will not be returning.

Thank Dave A
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Old time quaint sayings/posters on walls (some funny). Open room so a bit noisy at times but not bad. Again, very good food. I've only had 3 different choices (I like my favs) but have eaten there about a dozen times. Especially good for breakfast. While all features are excellent, I wouldn't rate it 5 when compared to really nice... More 

Thank Duane S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service is exceptional and gives a high standard to the phrase family cafe. I would recommend it to family and friends.

1 Thank Terry H
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This seems like a little hole in the wall but we have been several times since a recommendation from a friend. It is a small place in a little shopping center with little parking but it has always been delicious. We usually have breakfast here but had lunch once. If you don't mind the wait and parking it is worth... More 

Thank Michelle C
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with my family. My husband had some amazing fried chicken. But you really can't leave without having some pie. The strawberry rhubarb was really good, and the chocolate peanut butter was even better. They have a ton of kid's meal options and the service was excellent! We will definitely being going here again!

Thank Lswitz410
San Marcos
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, I need to say I am from the South...Alabama actually. So when I first went to breakfast at Mama Kat's I felt right at home! Large portions, flakey biscuits, crispy bacon & yummy gravy! Maybe not your number one pick if you are trying to lose weight but Oh so good! Do know that there is often... More 

Thank 337paulat
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is good and the people are very nice. I thought it was a little expensive for breakfast but not terrible. Very popular spot in the weekends so if you are not there by 8:30 expect to wait 20-30 minutes to be seated

San Marcos, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love going to this place for breakfast! A good home cooked meal but even better because someone else is cooking it and they do it to perfection. The only thing is the place gets packed on Sundays so there is a bit of a wait in line. Wish Mama Kat's had more tables!!!

Thank Mary J

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
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

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