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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
06:00 - 14:30
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All 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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Temecula, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank jbarton1717
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 18 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!!!

Thank tvalle
San Marcos, California
Level Contributor
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.

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 

Thank Ocbobdana
San Diego, California
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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!

Thank Proflyn
Vista, California
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53 reviews
40 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.

Thank Alexandru C
San Marcos, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This restaurant is always busy, because of the good food and family friendly staff. I have had the Belgian waffle several times and the cinnamon roll French toast. I keep wanting to have pie but am too full to eat anything else. This is my favorite place for breakfast.

Thank Rosel T
San Marcos, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I know that there are always lines for mama kat's. I was not that impressed with the food .the grits did not have much flavor , they need to salt the water more. If you want to wait in line for good food drive a little further and good to home sweet home. Where the grits have flavor and the... More 

Thank Leslie M
San Diego, California, Usa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This place is amazing. The food is great! I haven't ever had a bad meal here. The staff is so welcoming. We also get food and pie to go. They never disappoint.

Thank Jules V
San Marcos, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

food is excellent, treat you like family, open for breakfast & lunch they have the best pies in town

Thank amydrivas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 21:00
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?