Restaurant takes pride in southern hospitality

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Rachel Daley

Whether you find yourself craving breakfast over the weekend or brunch on a weekday, Mama Zoë Michaels restaurant will satisfy your every need.

  Located on Reynolda Road in the Pine Ridge Plaza, Mama Zoë’s takes pride in its home-style meals and southern hospitality.

But if you prefer your meals on the lighter side, this surely isn’t the place for you.

While most brunch places around Winston-Salem can be considered fairly expensive for a college student, Mama Zoë’s offers the perfect combination: an absurd amount of food for a low price.

The restaurant specializes in southern comfort food and breakfasts — such as corn pudding, omelets, chicken fried steak and chicken and waffles.

However, the menu also incorporates classic Greek dishes into the mix, including their gyro, chicken or steak souvlaki and multiple Greek salads and sandwiches.

Mama Zoë’s also offers a few southwestern and Mexican breakfast and lunch dishes.

One of the most popular is the Southwestern skillet, which is served with home fries, eggs, melted cheddar, salsa and sour cream all in one skillet.

While restaurants with extensive menus can sometimes disappoint customers with the quality of their food, it seems as though Mama Zoë’s can make just about anything and consistently produce a high level of customer satisfaction.

Well-known for its breakfast, the restaurant will have lines out the door on the weekends without fail.

Whether you’re in the mood for a monstrous omelet, typical egg sandwich, waffles and pancakes or one of Mama Zoë’s decadent French toast specialties, you will not finish your meal with any room for dessert.

But in the off chance that you do reserve some room, Mama Zoë’s is also famous for its cakes, pies and other desserts.

Their desserts tower nearly half a foot high and almost look too good to eat.

Boston cream pie, key lime pie, baklava, cheesecake and waffle ice cream are just a few examples of Mama Zoë’s unique desserts.

You can also choose to order a meal from the Lighter Fair menu, which offers dishes like a turkey egg-white omelet and Greek yogurt parfait.

Mama Zoë’s friendly atmosphere has been known to attract daily regular customers and the employees always greet them by name.

As a result, this reputation has assisted in bringing in new crowds every week, as well.

Although the waitlists for breakfast can be lengthy, the staff does a phenomenal job keeping the inflows and outflows of customers running efficiently — always clearing and setting tables promptly as parties leave.

The employees are friendly and relaxed, and they do their best to always make sure your table has what it needs.

With a convenient location, delicious and highly diverse meal options and cheap prices relative to the quantity and quality of the food it offers, Mama Michaels is an exceptional option for breakfast, lunch or dinner.