Monday, June 16, 2014

Mama’s Boy Restaurant (Athens, GA)

197 Oak Street, Athens, GA 30602,T: 706-548-6249


Mama’s Boy serves “creative Southern breakfasts and lunches and is the favorite brunch spot in Athens. This means that if you go in the weekends, you better expect to wait for at least 20 minutes. It promises “Southern Fun Dining” and its main menu features classic Southern dishes like Fried Green Tomatoes and Banana Pudding, but, as it is Athens, it also has Tofu Stir Fry and Vegetable & Potato Hash (I guess in the South potatoes are not vegetables). They are famous for their huge biscuits, which are very buttery.

I order the Georgia Peach French Toast ($7.99): sweet bread from local bakery Luna, with peach filling, topped with powdered sugar, candied pecans and whipped cream. I know, it sounds outrageous, and it tasted fine, but definitely not remarkable. I also get an Egg & Bacon Sandwich, which is also fine. M. gets the BLT Salad ($7.99), which is too healthy to review, and mainly raves about the huge biscuit.

VERDICT: 85/100
Mama’s Boy is a brunch institution in Athens, but I fail to see the special attraction. Perhaps it is the biscuit that makes it worth the wait?

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