Restaurant and Pie Shop
On 01/09/16, five friends and I met at Mama Kat's, located at 950 W. San Marcos Blvd, in San Marcos, across from the bowling alley. Mama Kat's is open Sunday from 7a.m.-2p.m. and Monday through Saturday from 6a.m. to 2p.m. Be prepared for a long wait as this is a popular place and for good reason!
The restaurant was very pleasant inside and bigger than I expected. We got there at 8:30 a.m. on a Saturday and were told the wait would be 45 minutes to an hour. We sat outside to wait and were seated within 30 minutes. Someone quickly came over to take our drink order and soon after, our waiter, Todd came over to make sure someone got our drink orders and to answer any questions.
We all ordered different items and everyone enjoyed their meal. One of my friends said his chicken fried steak was the best he had ever eaten. Mama Kat's serves good home cooking food and a large menu guarantees everyone will find something they want.
They are also super nice about modifying orders. One of my friend's did not want eggs, but ordered pancakes and bacon. Todd made sure that my friend got a double portion of bacon since he was not having the eggs on his combo plate. Unheard of!!!!
Normally, that would be an extra charge. I was amazed. Todd was extremely personable and one of the best waiters I have ever had. Funny and on the ball with everything. I ordered the supreme French toast and it was melt-in-your mouth divine (a cinnamon roll French toast). Someone asked for extra powdered sugar and he brought out a nice sized cup of that. Seems Mama Kat's is there to satisfy their customers.
You can also choose between large and small sized pancakes! These are the large.
Mama Kat's serves and also sells their homemade jams, jellies, and butters. They serve up to four different kinds to the table for spreading on toast or biscuits. We received the pumpkin butter, carrot cake jelly, and a berry jam.
Mama Kat's sells additional items along with the jams and jellies.
And let's not forget...pies! Mama Kat's is also a pie shop and they have an amazing variety to choose from. We tried the peanut butter and chocolate and the chocolate cream. Very rich and very good. (I had a difficult time getting a picture of the pie counter due to the line of people.)
All in all, I would highly recommend Mama Kat's. Very pleasant and we did not feel rushed at all. We were able to sit and visit after we were done eating. Great place.