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Mama Kat's Restaurant

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950 W San Marcos Blvd, Suite J, San Marcos, CA 92078
+1 760-591-4558
Wednesday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 14:30
Mon 06:00 - 14:30
Thu 06:00 - 14:30
Fri 06:00 - 21:00
Sat 06:00 - 14:30
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Encinitas, California
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went there this morning for the very first time with a friend. He wanted me to experience the service and food, breakfast was very good service was excellent. I recommend Mama Kats for Breakfast, Lunch or diner, but you might have to wait for a table but worth it.

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Thank 09RayRay37
Lagos, Nigeria
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been coming here for many years. I moved away from San Diego 9 years ago, but come back to Mama Kat's every time I'm in town. It's just gotten better every time I come. They have expanded and now have a little gift shop while you wait. The wait is always long - but it's definitely worth it. You can... More 

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Thank Barbara L
San Marcos, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Best breakfast around! Don't be in a hurry cause usually there is a short wait, just the sign of GREAT FOOD!

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Thank ssteer3
San Marcos, California
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99 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Food and ambiance is okay. Just a long wait most of the time. Staff are friendly and order comes quick once you are seated.

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Thank Dawn T
Temecula, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Wonderful staff ready to make your eatery experience amazing. New coffee concept was delicious and refreshing using a nitro base. Chicken fried steak was deliciously prepared and made to order. Headed back as soon as I am back in San Marcos.

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Thank jbarton1717
San Marcos, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Get there early otherwise you could end up waiting for quite a while. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere and great food! Would definitely recommend!!!

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Thank tvalle
San Marcos, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Need I say more? The food, the service, and the atmosphere of this family-owned diner are simply the best. I've stopped counting how many times they've won "Best Breakfast in San Diego." Weekends are crowded but well worth the wait. Do yourself a favor and check them out. I've eater here daily since 1989. That should say it all.

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Thank D E B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I had an amazing breakfast at Mama Kat's. My first time there, I had heard that there is always a wait but it was not bad at all and we enjoyed coffee together on the couch watching old movies in the gift shop. The service was outstanding, the server was so very friendly and very responsive. And... More 

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Thank Ocbobdana
San Diego, California
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great breakfast place, may have a line but they offer you coffee and a place to chill while you are waiting. We had wonderful breakfast burritos, an outstanding cinnamon roll and delcious french toast - great coffee too! You should check it out!

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Thank Proflyn
Vista, California
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Was here for the first time with a friend to eat breakfast. The place looks nice , staff is friendly and the food is great. Prices are normal. Definitely will come back.

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Thank Alexandru C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:30
Monday
06:00 - 14:30
Thursday
06:00 - 14:30
Friday
06:00 - 21:00
Saturday
06:00 - 14:30
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: +1 760-591-4558

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