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197 Oak St, Athens, GA 30601-3615
+1 706-548-6249
07:00 - 15:30
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Suffern, New York
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love love love this place. The biscuits are wonderful and the pulled pork hash is a keeper. Want to take this place back to New York

Thank BusyLori
Bethlehem, Georgia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went on a Friday with my mother and my daughter. It was crowded, so we sat outside. It was a lovely day, so why not enjoy the outdoors. They are reasonably priced and the portions are large. I decided to get the Georgia Peach French toast and it was so delicious. I definitely plan on returning soon.

Thank roxiesoxie
Columbus, Ohio
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Get there early or be prepared to wait! We loved everything we had and would recommend the biscuits like everyone else.

Thank Katie M
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food here is a wonderful way to recover after a fun night of dehydration downtown. Unfortunately parking is rather limited especially after 9:30am during the weekend. Get here early or park at Dudley Park and casually stroll to Mama's Boy. Biscuits are a staple (I always get a fried chicken biscuit) and their strawberry lemonade is a rush of pure... More 

Thank Phil Y
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in for 8am breakfast and had no wait for a table. We were attended to quickly and the service was great. Coffee was refilled often and the food was delicious. The chicken, egg and cheese biscuit sandwich was excellent and a good portion! Would definitely return again. Only downside is the limited parking. If none in the front, you... More 

Thank Val U
Boca Raton, Florida
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1,491 reviews
950 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 419 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove quite a detour to get there but well worth it. Tried a fishcake - excellent ; French toast - excellent; a very good salad and a terrific goat's cheese dish with pita, cranberries and candied pecans.

Thank David G
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220 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In town for business and went on recommendation, I was totally satisfied. I ordered the salmon cakes Benedict..The biscuits are huge

Thank Matthew L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff when greeted at the door, up front about wait time since they were busy and once seated we received our food very quickly. Excellent service, great food and amazing biscuits!

Thank Joe S
Athens, Georgia
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An accessible, sometimes busy, place just down from town that I love. I can walk to have a scrumptious bite to eat. I've loved this place since it opened! Alternative food selection with great veg options and some good southern spin-offs to make you feel at home.

Thank SWeems
Athens, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since a large student high-rise was built across the street, this place has seen a huge increase in popularity. I've only eaten breakfast here a few times and it was good. I like the eggs, bacon, and grits they serve, but haven't really tried anything else.

Thank gatraveler56

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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
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 197 Oak St, Athens, GA 30601-3615
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-548-6249

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