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Mama's on Washington Square

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1701 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2914
+1 415-362-6421
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08:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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San Francisco, California
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152 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you don't mind waiting in line for a yummy meal then by all means go to MaMa's This is super yummy like I sad and very satisfying.

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Port Alberni, Canada
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322 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a lineup and it's not cheap. Make sure you like food if you come here. If Denny's quality and prices are more your style then maybe skip here. We had the crab cake Benedict and the corn beef hash. It was all incredible. The service is also friendly. I ran into a guy on the way to the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were told it was worth the walk and wait , and I promise it is . Hold your nerve and wait in line , it's very very worth it .

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Emeryville, California
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117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived right before they opened on a Saturday and I didn't read the reviews that said "long lines or arrive early". We waited 1 1/2 hours before we got into the restaurant. But it was worth the wait! So next time we will arrive early! My boyfriends daughter who LOVES French toast said this was the best French toast she's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Mamas a couple of times on our trip to San Francisco. The first time we queued for 45 minutes and the second over an hour. Best time to go when the queues aren't as long are Tuesday - Thursday around 1.30pm. The staff were extremely friendly and the food was delicious. If you have time to wait I would... More 

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Madison, Mississippi
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this recommendation on Trip Advisor, and it did not disappoint. The food was awesome (and I am not a breakfast person)! This restaurant is family owned and operated, and the pride they take in their business is apparent in how they treat their customers. While waiting to place our order and be seated, we visited with several of... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best French toast I've ever had. Friendly service, cute atmosphere and close to Washington Square. I highly recommend this place! A must visit!

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get there early, really early or be prepared to wait. We got there before 9am on a Thursday and the line was out the door and the length of the entire restaurant so it took about 20 minutes to get in the door. The doorman lets in one party at a time where you go into the inside line for... More 

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england
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So often we go to restaurants with great reputations and end up a little disappointed as expectations fall short of delivery. Well not this place. Queued for about 15 mins at around 830 but well worth the wait with genuine efficient service, great food and a real feel good atmosphere. I'm an eggs benny fan and these were the best!!

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrive to have breakfast at mamas at 7.45. There was already a queue to get in. We didn't get into the cafe until 8.45 because there were so many people waiting. Amazing the queue kept getting longer. I think I heard some one say the queue would be about 1.5 hours for people at the back. However when we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1701 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2914
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-362-6421
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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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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