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Mama's Vegetarian

Mediterranean, Vegan, Israeli
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18 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3313
215-751-0477
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Huge portions

I bought the falafel platter. It ha 8 falafels, trot and cucumber ,cabbage, tahini, hummus, spicy sauce. Freshly made pita and an extra slice of fried eggplant. All for $10.50 I couldn't even finish my Plate the food was so good for a great price

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Sara T
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I bought the falafel platter. It ha 8 falafels, trot and cucumber ,cabbage, tahini, hummus, spicy sauce. Freshly made pita and an extra slice of fried eggplant. All for $10.50 I couldn't even finish my Plate the food was so good for a great price

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Thank Sara T
New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Get there before there, 11:30 a.m and there will be no wait... The food is very good. They give you free food to much on if you have to wait. I highly recommend them.

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Thank NeetNeetN
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

I come here every couple weeks for lunch and the food never disappoints. It's one of my favorite lunch places around and you can't beat the quality and price. Definitely my favorite falafel in Philly. And the service is quick and friendly. Love!!

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Thank Kate K
Baltimore, Maryland
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

I got food for my train ride from Philly to DC. The food traveled well, which was good. the place is small and is cash only, though there is an ATM in side. Everything there is vegetarian or vegan, and is marked if vegan. They have various sandwich or platters to get and I got the falafel platter with the... More 

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Thank yogi126
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

If you are on the search, for the perfect falafel, then this is the place for you! Just a little ' hole in the wall' that does a big lunch business, so I recommend getting there before 11:45.

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Thank gizmosteve
Philadelphia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Food is really good here. Definitely have the felafel. The eating area is very crowded and can get very loud.

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Thank large_red
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Always a line outside yet no one seems to mind… …and not to worry…. the line moves quickly. Mama’s is worth the wait! The vegetarian chalkboard menu teases…. until one gets to the counter to see the range of possibilities and combinations to create a salad, platter, or pita sandwich. The colors of the veggies are almost as tempting as... More 

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Bronx, New York
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50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

if you like falafel, this is the place. they will give you a falafel ball to taste; you will certainly order a falafel sandwich on homemade pita or a platter. small place, not for long business meal or schmoozing.

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Thank BlackPlace
Baltimore, Maryland
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I love this place- such excellent felafel and so inexpensive. It is certified kosher. I wish we had this restaurant in my home city.

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Thank jr2514
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168 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Mama's is a vegetarian Israeli based eatery that primarily serves pitas and salads. Not much room to sit-a small place, so carry-out may be needed in the planning. Everything absolutely fresh, well made, not greasy and falafel and eggplant especially good. They have white and whole wheat pita, always fresh, and a small self-serve salad bar with spicy peppers and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3313
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 215-751-0477

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegan, Israeli

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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