The ‘wow' factor here is not necessarily on the menu, but in the festive atmosphere that prevails at this mainstay North Beach brunch spot, run by the Sanchez family for more than 50 years. Even the (sometimes epic) weekend queue is part of the fun. Once seated, you'll be faced with such temptations as a giant made-to-order 'm'omelette', huevos rancheros, or the Monte Cristo, a gargantuan sandwich of ham, turkey, cheddar, and gruyere dipped in egg batter and grilled. Service is swift and familiar.
|Venue name:||Mama’s on Washington Square||Contact:|
1701 Stockton St
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sun 8am–3pm|
Average User Rating
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I fully committed to the Mama's experience the day I waited in line for this place for about two and a half hours one summer day on the weekend around brunch time. Once I finally got inside, I was so hungry that I ordered two entrees—a French toast flight and crab cake Benedict—all for myself. I also stood on my chair to take a picture of my meal, which I Instagrammed, and like me tell you... it got a lotta likes. This place is where I formulated my ultimate brunch theory that if you wait long enough for your food, you're going to be hungry enough to love whatever they throw in front of you. That being said, I think it was actually really good. Would definitely return.