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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” (94 reviews)
“french toast” (253 reviews)
“monte cristo” (70 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1701 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2914
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! what can I say, firstly get there way before it opens otherwise you will be in a long line outside and may not get in on the first sitting. Every part of our breakfast was excellent from service to drinks and of course the...More

Thank Jb7766
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is worth the wait. Lovely friendly staff. Best thing is the blueberry crumble, it's got to be the best thing I've tasted. We will be making a stop here again tomorrow. It's that good. Xx

Thank Leanne G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to try this S.F. staple while in the Bay Area. We spent about 40 minutes waiting to get a table. They have a small number of tables. She had lunch their Monte Cristo and I went with an omelette, The...More

Thank Kyle T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked past this place and needed somewhere for breakfast as we turned the corner there was already a queue with half hour till opening, at this point you think it’s a good sign. While waiting in queue I googled the place and found website...More

Thank Lainy22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant opens up I believe at 8am...my suggestion is to get there 15 minutes before to avoid the “Long Line”. We arrived around 7:50am and it was a line formed already. Outside of that I highly recommend this place. Great omelette and French toast...More

Thank calvinldavis2006
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We knew to arrive early and preferably not on the weekend as the wait is supposed to be lengthy so we arrived at 7.55am on a Thursday. There were about 6 groups ahead of us! We couldn’t understand why, if the cafe was open, they...More

Thank 122jillyk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most joints have the same old on offer. Mama's has the usual staples, but also good options with a twist. It is worth waiting 30 minutes in the queue to try. I had the french toast sampler, now don't expect traditional french toast. It's more...More

Thank AnthonyDB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here 20 years ago and it was just the exact place you wanted to have your breakfast in. Today this is just an industrial business providing standard food and exploiting the ancient reputation of the place but not deserving it anymore.

Thank Laurbourgeois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first ate at Mamas nearly 7 years ago with all my family, when we were visiting for a wedding. We had schlepped around the city for a couple of hours and longing for breakfast - a man in a doorway had recommended Mamas but...More

Thank Alison J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our concierge recommended this to us. A bit of a walk and a lot of of a wait, but once inside, you were welcomed by Cyrus. He took your order, kidding that they were out of bacon. When we oredered mimosas and bellinis he said...More

Thank Michael G
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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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
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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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