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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” (247 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (125 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1701 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2914
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stood in line for an hour, 50 min outside and 10 once inside to order at the counter. The service was good and food came out quickly. If you want salsa make sure you order it when you place your order and not as...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you don't mind waiting 2 hours just to get a table, and I know because you are travelling thru San Francisco and you can’t wait to see the town, if you don't mind being rushed to order and I know you are ‘cause you...More

Thank MikiVeliki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had brunch here on our second day in San Francisco. Mama’s small unassuming appearance on one corner of Washington Square would not necessarily have drawn us in but the reviews on here inspired us! We expected a delicious breakfast and we were not disappointed....More

Thank TillyPanama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were just walking from the town centre to wharf and accidentally ended up at the restaurant. There was some waiting in the queue but it was all worth it. Food was excellent and well priced.

Thank BalwantSingh2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing! My daughter told me to expect to wait in line for 2 hours to be seated. The wait is part of the fun. Talking to the other guests in line was interesting and informative. The food was excellent! The owner greets...More

Thank Carolyn K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you go around 7:20am to get in at 8am, you make sure to be in the first 5 to get in, at 7:45, there is no way you can get in before 9am. For the last 3 years, I saw nothing but this...

1  Thank Gokhan N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a absolutely Delicious breakfast here!! I had the special Bay eggs Benedict which had shrimp!! I can’t explain how delicious it was, you seriously just have to try it!! My husband had the Washington square omelet, he also said it was amazing!! And...More

Thank AndrewEmelie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there at about 2pm and there is still a queue though it closes at 3pm. Waited for bout 20min before we are seated. Ordered the French toast which was fabulous and absolutely yummy

Thank Ng K
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is the place where I want to bring my family and friends when they visit san francisco but I don't want people to know.(greedy,huh? It is that good.) Every time, I visit there I tried different dishes and any single dish disappointed me. I...More

Thank sfholic
Reviewed 9 November 2017

There was a queue even though I went there at 1pm - You will have to order first before seating. Everything looked amazing there and the moment you enter the place, it smells of fresh bakery and foods. I opted for french toast sampler and...More

Thank Racheal C
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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27 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
25 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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