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Mama Kat's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner, Cafe
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950 W San Marcos Blvd, Suite J, San Marcos, CA 92078
+1 760-591-4558
06:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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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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San Marcos
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can tell how popular a restaurant is by how busy it is and Moma Kats is always busy. The food and service are both great - they have games outside and an adjoining store next to them to enjoy while you wait for a table.

Thank 656adamc
Vista, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was ok, not bad, but nothing to write home about either. Biscuits and gravy were bland, food came out not very hot, rest of food was ok, server was kind of scarce. I expected more after the reviews Id read. Disappointing.

Thank WickedVegas
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, wonderful service. The wait is a bit long on Sunday's, but worth it. I love the egg dishes, potatoes and the tuna melt. Delicious coffee. For n servers who make you feel welcome.

Thank Leah733
Battle Ground, Washington
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were staying at Lakehouse. We ate there 3 mornings in a row!! Wonderful service, cute gift shop, friendly staff...great food! One of the wait staff, Amanda named us as her NW Aunt and Uncle, since we told her she reminded us of our niece! So adorable....thanks so much!

Thank gynenel
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best little home cooking cafe in the San Marcos. Make sure and get there early because there is always a wait. Order anything off of the menu and you will love it. Breakfast and delicious pies. Always family friendly.

Thank lorettaf800
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the food, like homestyle cooking. Country feel. Nice little gift shop with some cute things! Hardwood floors. Only open until 2 or 3 pm though!!

Thank pamc15
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After arriving in town late at night, we got up a bit late and not having food in the house yet, opted for Mama Kat's to get us started for the day. This place is always busy, but we were lucky to be a bit late on the breakfast end and before the lunch crowd. We were seated at the... More 

Thank Elaine C
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Omg soooo good. The best fried chicken ever. The old fashioned waffles were perfect. A local regular told me about this place and the waffles...and it was enough to split for two. I will def be back.

Thank Aloma D
Encinitas, California
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

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.

Thank 09RayRay37
Lagos, Nigeria
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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 

Thank Barbara L

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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
American, Diner, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
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?