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“Good food, but way to touristy. Only worth it if you stay up all night and drink at 6 AM at Gino Carlos.”

Mama's on Washington Square
Ranked #33 of 5,738 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Description: Established in 1951. The family of Mama and Papa Sanchez, serves up traditional and innovative breakfast dishes in "Little Italy", the famous North Beach District in San Francisco. Across the street from the beautiful Washington Square Park, Mama's legions of fans line up early and throughout the day. We use the freshest of local products, imported Italian meats to fill our fluffy omelettes, homemade jam, fresh baked breads, pastries and other delectable dishes. We invite you to try our little restaurant and become part of the Mama's Family.
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“Good food, but way to touristy. Only worth it if you stay up all night and drink at 6 AM at Gino Carlos.”
Reviewed December 27, 2007

Good food, but way to touristy. Only worth it if you stay up all night and drink at 6 AM at Gino Carlos.

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“One of the best breakfasts in the city!”
Reviewed December 26, 2007

One of the best breakfasts in the city!

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“best place for omelette... fresh juice, and french toast with tangy apple butter sauce..... so delicious .”
Reviewed December 25, 2007

best place for omelette... fresh juice, and french toast with tangy apple butter sauce..... so delicious .

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“Food is good but NOT worth the 1.5-2 hour wait in line for a breakfast.”
Reviewed December 22, 2007

Food is good but NOT worth the 1.5-2 hour wait in line for a breakfast.

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“Zagat gives the place 26...”
Reviewed December 21, 2007

Zagat gives the place 26 points and deems it the best breakfast in San Francisco. The omnipresent line out the door is indicative of this fact. Fabulous omelettes and pastries are a value for San Fran.

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