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Mama's on Washington Square

1701 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2914
+1 415-361-1614
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (93 reviews)
“french toast” (251 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (126 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1701 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2914
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Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

We have waited for 1:45 and I cannot believe I have waited that long. Mamas breakfast sandwich, Sampler french toast, Old fashioned buttermilk pancakes w/fresh season berries, Veggie benedict are what we ordered. our food arrived all at the same time, making them all cold...More

Thank MGY-traveller
Reviewed 8 October 2013

We had the best breakfast here we've had anywhere worldwide - eggs Benedict and Italian omelette set us up for the rest of the day, no lunch required! Staff were very friendly and could not fault the overall experience, worth the wait although get there...More

Thank MelnRoss
Reviewed 7 October 2013

We had a wide variety of food - cranberry french toast, blueberry pancakes, omelet. All done very well without the grease. The staff was exceptionally friendly. And yes - get there early if possible to reduce the wait. We got in line at 7:35 and...More

Thank candlplus1
Reviewed 7 October 2013

In my opinion, the waiting doesn't detract from the experience. We arrived early but we were still met with a large queue. For me, this made the small eatery seem like a badly kept secret and a must stop for breakfast. We didn't get bored....More

Thank Victoria A
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Great pancakes and friendly staff welcome you inside, but you need to hold fast. They accept no reservation and because the place is not huge you can have a short but terribly slow moving line. We went on a Saturday morning and it took us...More

Thank Paolo M
Reviewed 5 October 2013

I'm a local San Franciscan and decided to finally see what all the hype was about. I went with 3 friends on a Saturday morning as soon as it opened - and still had to wait for two hours. If I was a tourist that...More

Thank AliciaMa
Reviewed 5 October 2013

We had to try Mama's out after reading all the rave reviews, and it didn't disappoint! We stupidly went for brunch on 4th of July - and ended up waiting for about 80 minutes in the sun. The wait wasn't too bad, it's part of...More

Thank Nadia J
Reviewed 4 October 2013

We wanted to check this place out after reading the TA reviews and needless to say were were not disappointed. OK the queue was relatively long and took about 40 mins but it was sunny outside and we made some friends whilst waiting in the...More

Thank Bhavisha G
Reviewed 4 October 2013

It's always a MUST to have at least one breakfast there while I'm in San francisco. You need to be early to avoid a long or even very long line - but it's even worth to wait ...but better the early ;-) I love th...More

Thank Sven_FFM_1
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Queued about 40 minutes to get in, and thought "this had better be worth it!" And boy, we were not disappointed. Beautiful fresh food, excellently presented. Will definitely return.

Thank bobandliz48
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.
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26 April 2017|
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Response from Moi D | Reviewed this property |
no line. Quick and sweet
29 August 2016|
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Response from Flicks33 | Reviewed this property |
It is available all day, so you can have it for breakfast-before 11am. Even though it is listed under sandwiches from 11am- it says next to the Monte Cristo "available all day". Enjoy!
Jim K
24 March 2016|
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Response from mthreecubed | Reviewed this property |
The longest wait was 45 minutes. Typical wait is 20-25. I haven't seen anyone order from the line. Once you are in, ordering, seating and food service is very efficient!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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: +1 415-361-1614
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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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