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Mama's on Washington Square

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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1701 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2914
+1 415-362-6421
Tue - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Even with a 30 minute wait, you have to try this place. Amazing eggs Benedict and my wife had the pancakes. We also took a couple of the crumble cakes to have later in the day which were also fantastic!

Thank adamclarke1984
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So we were recommended Mamas by a friend, who warned that there may be a queue... we weren't prepared for an hour and a half though! We persevered and completely understand why people were waiting though! I had a Californian omelette and my wife had French toast... both were divine. Incredible food, good atmosphere and great service... what more is... More 

Thank Jason H
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely fantastic breakfast, dungeness crab season, so had the benedict dungeness crab. Perfect! Friendly, efficient staff, owner standing at the door making sure everyone is happy in the line. Well worth the wait, do not let the long line scare you, it is definitely worth waiting for. Was not my first time here and will be coming back.

Thank Pekka S
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved this place. It is well worth the wait! Go there 20min before opening so you get seated in the first round! We loved the french toasts the most (with a side of bacon). Staff is lovely and it is nice to see the cooks fry up the food behind the counter.

Thank pbeaaa
Akron, Ohio
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174 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Mama's was a good stop! The breakfast was good, the French toast looked incredible. We only waited 15 minutes.

Thank Tim B
Franklin, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We read the reviews and had to check it out. Glad we did ! Had to wait outside for about 30 minutes on a weekday. Heard weekends are busier. You proceed to a counter and order then sit at your table and waitress brings you your food. It was delicious. We had omelette and French toast best we ever had.... More 

Thank ridge06
Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good it's true but honestly it's not worth that long of a wait! On a weekday, we waited 1.5 hours to get seated!

Thank Marianne000001
Colchester, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was recommended to us. Located in the Italian quarter. Queued for about an hour but was well worth it. Menu is extensive and delicious! Close to Coit Tower so do both and enjoy SF.

Thank Wendy W
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in SF and have been to Mama's twice only when we wake up at 6am and have nothing better to do. Is it a good breakfast? Yes. If I were from out of town would I spend up to 2 hours in line waiting to eat breakfast here? No Way. Is it the most amazing breakfast I've ever... More 

Thank ceramicsgrl
Den Haag, Netherlands
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The people where just not friendly, and the food was average at best. Not worth your visit. Try a real Italian place.

Thank Friso T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 20
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
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
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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