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Mama's Cafe, San Antonio, TX

Mama's Cafe

4.6
4.6
206 Reviews
$30 and under
American
San Antonio's best family-owned homestyle comfort food restaurant serving Texas inspired made-from-scratch daily breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner. Enjoy our famous fried mushrooms, best pancakes in town, chicken fried American wagyu steak, Texas beers on tap, or one of our handmade craft cocktails. Join us in one of our dining rooms, at the bar, or outside on our dog-friendly and beautiful patio/beer garden.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 8:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (210) 826-8303
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Alamo Heights
  • Cross street
    Nacogdoches and 410
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 206 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Antonio

    Great for brunch

  • San Antonio

    Kid-friendly

  • San Antonio

    Neighborhood gem

  • San Antonio

    American

  • San Antonio

    Great for brunch

  • San Antonio

    Kid-friendly

  • San Antonio

    Neighborhood gem

  • San Antonio

    American

206 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite places. The family recently opened a restaurant at the Japanese gardens; can’t wait to try it out!

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  2. Aunie

    San Antonio

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. I had liver and onions and my friend had schnitzel. Our server Elena was great too

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was great. The food was Ok. I made a reservation for 6 at 1:15. We got there at 1pm, so we had to wait. There was no place for us to wait outside and be able to sit. I had friends from church who are in their 80s. They really can’t stand in the hot sun. The restaurant needs to provide some more seating and more shade. I asked Ryan, the Host at Mama’s, if we could sit in the bar area. He said OK. I was holding a small container of cheese left over from church coffee hour that I didn’t want to leave in a hot car. Ryan told me I couldn’t bring any outside food in. I said we weren’t going to eat it. He asked if I could put it in my purse. I said my purse was only 1” wide and 6” long. Ryan has become the self appointed sheriff at Mama’s. I took two guests today. I usually go with my 5 neighbors. They won’t eat at Mama’s anymore because of Ryan’s tactics. The Lawton’s really need to find another host and make sure their host and hostesses understand the difference in hosting and law enforcement.

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  4. Chica

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered the roasted chicken, which was quite delightful. The rest of my party ordered special appetizers and drinks. We ordered desserts and really wanted your carrot/ cheesecake. To our disappointment, none was available. Other than that, everything is very good. I just don’t like to have to ask for water all the time.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mama’s cafe, great food, great service, easy casual relaxing!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A good breakfast spot near the airport, before or after a flight.

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  7. PancoastTravelBlogger

    San Antonio

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So this was our first visit since Cappy reopened our once-favorite breakfast/lunch spot post-renovation and we were a tiny bit disappointed in the menu changes made. The renovations were not as extensive as we thought - gone were the jukeboxes in the booths and the vintage beer cans (at least some of the vintage license plates were still there, though most were replaced with newer personalized plates), but the general feel was still the same as it was when I worked there back in the 80's for a few years. Thank goodness the fried mushrooms are still on the menu and are still as good as they once were! The chicken fried steak and the chicken fried chicken were also very tasty. The drinks were very good, but did get much smaller than they used to be (margaritas now in a rocks glass?), but they were still tasty. The one big complaint I had is that I can't get a bean burger anymore - that was one of the best burgers here! Other than that, our next visit will be to try brunch.

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  8. LynnL

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious home cooked meals. Love the fact that they are so accommodating for special requests!

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  9. EliG

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Why did it take me so long to try this restaurant? Drinks were fresh, food fantastic, and service was authentic!

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  10. Kelly

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Family gathering over good food with great service at fair prices.

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You can order delivery directly from Mama's Cafe using the Order Online button.

Mama's Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mama's Cafe

2442 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78217-6023

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Nacogdoches and 410
  • Neighborhood
    Alamo Heights
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 8:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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