I figured no better time to talk about Mama’s Daughters Diner than lunch time. A couple of my friends and I were looking for somewhere brunchy to eat on a Sunday afternoon, and one of the ladies suggested Mama’s Daughters. I had never heard of the place, but I’m always up for a change of scenery, so I agreed to eat there.
It’s a quaint, almost 50’s style diner. The decor is reminscent of something you’d see on Happy Days, but with a modern twist. I was expecting girls in roller skates and poodle skirts to pop out at any minute. It has a real diner feel in that the servers are nice, and the food is good, but this ain’t Wolfgang Puck. Nobody’s walking around in all black chef’s coats, bowing as they refill your glass of Voss water.
The straws are clear plastic, not black. The waiters wear jeans and bright colored t-shirts, and you have to flag them down if you need a refill. Oh, and did I mention there’s a vending machine sort of contraption of assorted pies? Yes, pies.
The food is typical diner food. Breakfast, country fried steak, etc. Let me say, I’ve never had a better waffle than the one I had there, and I’ve never seen pancakes as fluffy as the ones they serve. I got my typical meal and ate every bite. The waffle was good, but next time, I’m getting those pancakes..
My only word of caution to you is that they advertise that they serve breakfast all day, but by “all day” they mean until 3 o’clock…when they close. I learned this the hard way when we had to give up our booth seats and sit outside on the patio to continue our conversation (because we can’t just eat and leave. We eat and then talk all day).
Overall, I’d definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a cozy, casual breakfast/brunch spot. The food is below reasonably priced, and made to order.
It ain’t your mama’s, but it’s your mama’s daughters 😉