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Beverly Chabrecek

6 June 2019

Best food ever ♥️Had there salmon and would definitely get it again,..

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Mickal Laird

31 May 2019

Wonderful Romantic and excellentFood and service is outstanding!

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Thomas G

30 May 2019

My wife had a Woman's Club she's a member of over for dinner and since by definition males aren't welcome in the group (how progressive) I took myself out for a fancy meal. Mary's fit the bill - Crab cakes and smoked salmon appetizer- yes 2 …MoreMy wife had a Woman's Club she's a member of over for dinner and since by definition males aren't welcome in the group (how progressive) I took myself out for a fancy meal. Mary's fit the bill - Crab cakes and smoked salmon appetizer- yes 2 apps - Swordfish for a main course with asparagus, chocolate something for dessert , after dinner coffee and a couple of wonderful white wines - all of which were very good. It's a bit pricey but worth it as a treat once in a while. Also a guy that looked like Col Sanders was there. More...

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Alejandro Hornik

30 May 2019

A very nice dinner experience. Well served and great variety.

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Sue Ann Hooper

16 May 2019

Great place to eat! Perfect for a ladies day outing.

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Christina Harrington

16 May 2019

One of my top places for american food. Looking forward to a return visit.

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Mindy Moore

6 May 2019

Great service. Great food.

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Teresa Dascotte

6 May 2019

Great lunch with friends. Wonderful service by Nick

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Debbie Johnson

6 April 2019

Service, food and drinks excellent, go often!

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them00se33

6 March 2019

I'm rating Mary's at 4 stars, but there are some qualifications. First, make no mistake the food is delicious. But when you are paying $35+ for an entree then I feel you are allowed to expect exceptional. And quite frankly there were some …MoreI'm rating Mary's at 4 stars, but there are some qualifications. First, make no mistake the food is delicious. But when you are paying $35+ for an entree then I feel you are allowed to expect exceptional. And quite frankly there were some very unexceptional moments in our dining experience.To start, the atmosphere is decidedly wanting. It is almost quirky, but several glaring issues make it feel rather awkward. You are eating a delicious meal in either a room the size and scope of a small gymnasium enjoying the scenic view of the neon lights of the Huck's gas station across the street, or in a room barely large enough to be an office right by the front door.We arrived about 15 minutes early for our reservation, and they were able to seat us almost immediately. Our first server promptly appeared at the table, clearly frazzled, and accidently poured water on the table, knocked my wife's glass over, and then knocked her spoon to the floor. He apologized, cleaned up the table, and replaced her spoon with a clean one. For some reason, they have decided that having a menu, wine list, or any sort of literature on the food wouldn't be fitting. You literally have to sit and listen to your server verbally list the options they have for drinks, appetizers, soups, salads, and entrées. The novelty of this is very short lived as you have to patiently wait and try to remember and rank the food and drink that sound appetizing to you. Apparently they also don't carry a surplus of either glasses or silverware. When I ordered a second beer the server apologized and said they had no cold glasses available at that time. Also one of my forks and one of my spoons were so dirty you could literally see and feel the stuck-on food that didn't get cleaned off from the last patron. Again quick apologies from our server as they addressed the issue.Culinarily, the food was well prepared. Everything was well seasoned and tasty. There are some odd choices on what is included on the plates though. Every entrée came with a large slice of muskmelon, regardless of what you ordered. Also, our lobster ravioli came with a slice of pineapple on the plate. It was a jarring and incoherent addition to a delicate appetizer. The seafood was perfectly prepared and tasted fresh. I had the swordfish which was one of the best preparations I've ever had. Beautiful texture and rich flavor was enough to right any wrong. The veal was tender and flavorful, but the flavors weren't quite as balanced as the swordfish.Overall, I give it a solid 4 out of 5. I do want to reiterate that this is some of the best food in the area. But when you are charging $150+ per meal you better bring your A-game and sadly I feel that Mary's ultimately fell short of that mark. If you are looking for the perfect dining experience for a special occasion I would recommend making a trip to either St. Louis or Nashville. More...

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Christian Balabanoff

6 March 2019

Incredible food, environment and service.

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Nathan Michels

6 March 2019

Unbelievable

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Thunder Lightning

6 February 2019

EXCELLENT FOOD, EXCELLENT SERVICE, PRICES ARE EXTREMELY REASONABLE, I WILL CONTINUE TO DINE HERE THE REST OF MY LIFE, you will not be disappointed dining here.

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Roxanne Tesar

6 February 2019

I had chicken with rice , salad and a slice of cantelope complemented with a warm croissant. Delicious!

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Barbara Lindquist

6 January 2019

Excellent food & great service as usual!

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clyta Lunsford

6 January 2019

Great food@

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Cherry Gardner

6 January 2019

Great service and good food but prices were a little bit on the high side.

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James Rutherford

6 January 2019

Always fantastic!

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Bill Todd

6 January 2019

A&W plumbing Christmas party was held here. Great food & service. Would recommend

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Trent Cannon

6 December 2018

Unbeatable quality and atmosphere.

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Deborah Weatherspoon

6 December 2018

Excellent food and amazing service!

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Mary Jane Chapman

6 November 2018

They have the BEST food, friendliest staff, and most courteous servers!!!

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Tyler Young

6 October 2018

Pricey, but some of the best meals i've ever eaten. The seafood bisque is amazing (when they have it). Their steaks can be cut with a fork. Crab legs are pre-split for you! They serve seasonal drinks from local fruit - i.e. Peach Daiquiris …MorePricey, but some of the best meals i've ever eaten. The seafood bisque is amazing (when they have it). Their steaks can be cut with a fork. Crab legs are pre-split for you! They serve seasonal drinks from local fruit - i.e. Peach Daiquiris - and they are awesome. I have a couple of friends who swear by their margaritas. If you can handle it, dessert is always a treat here - flourless chocolate cake or seasonal bread pudding - both are great! Not really a dress code per se, but dress nicely. The menu is recited by the waiter - Mike is the best! - so pay attention. Ask questions - they are extremely knowledgeable about their menu! I'll be back again and again. More...

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Jess Lemrise

6 September 2018

Wonderful experience. Very very slow paced & there is no menu the server tells you all the options from appetizers to desserts. Had the most delicious peach daiquiri made with local peaches. The warm croissant with the entree was also a really nice touch. Expensive but worth every penny! More...

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C Davis

6 September 2018

My husband and I were just there for my Birthday. Excellent food and a fantastic waiter.

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Richard Walton

6 September 2018

The food is amazing, Trent is an awesome waiter, more than a waiter. The atmosphere is very home like. If you are near Herein,IL you have to eat here. You will not be disappointed. My family and I have tried a variety of their plates and have not been disappointed yet. And the serving portions, you will not leave hungry. More...

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Hazel Walker

6 September 2018

Everything was perfect, not salty and potatoes weren't too rich.

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Tom Heck

6 September 2018

Awesome meals.

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Pam Arms

6 August 2018

Not your average restaurant. Elegant atmosphere and menue offerings far above the average.

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Cheryl Boyd

6 August 2018

Always excellent food and service. Reservations needed, however.

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Nancy Hulfachor

6 August 2018

Delicious food, good service, and a great atmosphere. Always a memorable experience.

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matthew choate

6 August 2018

Great fine dining experience!

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Tiffany Allen

6 July 2018

Amazing experience.

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Galaxy _dakittykat

6 July 2018

Our anniversary dinner was fabulous! The lamb is mouthwatering!

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Thomas Daniel

3 July 2018

If you like premium food and service this is the place for you. Have been going to Mary's for about 30 years. Have never been disappointed with food or service.

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erin craft

15 June 2018

We had a wonderful birthday party for my great great grandmother. Our server was super attentive and very kind.

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Jennifer Henson

14 June 2018

Our anniversary dinner was fabulous! The lamb is mouthwatering!

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Nit Jay

6 June 2018

What an awesome spot. Mary’s was so inviting and quaint . The atmosphere of this restaurant was so laid back. I haven’t had such a leisure dinner in some while. We took our time and the staff was so knowledgeable about the menu items and …MoreWhat an awesome spot. Mary’s was so inviting and quaint . The atmosphere of this restaurant was so laid back. I haven’t had such a leisure dinner in some while. We took our time and the staff was so knowledgeable about the menu items and were quite accommodating to any taste palate. I didn’t even look at my phone once while eating here and that is so rare. Can’t wait to come back and try different menu items! More...

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Allen Brimm

6 June 2018

Fantastic good and great service.

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Stephen Francis Raymond Piotrowski, MD

6 June 2018

Just when I thought we would have to go to Saint Louis for an elegant leisurely dinner we found Mary's!

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Chirag Dave

6 June 2018

My favorite place to go. Great ambience and good food.

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Lilly Cook

6 June 2018

The food was really good :)

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sue troxel

6 June 2018

Good food

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Ray Kramer

6 June 2018

Fantastic. From the first course to the last it is delicious.

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Michael Burke

6 June 2018

Not a better place in Southern Illinois for a special dinner.

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Andrea Woolard

6 June 2018

Fantastic

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Susan WAll

6 June 2018

Love this restaurant.

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Nit Jay

30 May 2018

What an awesome spot. Mary’s was so inviting and quaint . The atmosphere of this restaurant was so laid back. I haven’t had such a leisure dinner in some while. We took our time and the staff was so knowledgeable about the menu items and were quite accommodating to any taste palate. I didn’t even look at my phone once while eating here and that is so rare. Can’t wait to come back and try different menu items! More...

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Bruce DeVantier

11 May 2018

Outstanding. A southern Illinois treasure. Matching any large city fine dining.

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Pam Hays

6 May 2018

Great food. Attended a meeting there. They have an atrium for meetings and various rooms for people to dine alone or with others.

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Amber Todd

24 April 2018

Excellent food and excellent service in a intimate, relaxing atmosphere.
We eat here every Valentine's day and Anniversary, plus a few in between.

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Patricia Miller

16 April 2018

Wonderful food and service!

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Emily Mandrell

12 April 2018

I have gone here for a Bridal Shower & a Birthday Party. Both times I was delighted with the selection of food and service given. It is a gem in Southern Illiois, what they portray and brand themselves with they live up to 100%. You won't be disappointed More...

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Robert Tolnai

5 April 2018

Great place to enjoy a wonderful meal.

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John Barron

1 April 2018

Amazing food and friendly staff. Felt incredibly welcome

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Teresa Camarato

6 March 2018

Mary's is always a treat for great food and service!

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Bernard Paul

10 February 2018

Perhaps the finest restaurant in Southern Illinois.

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Mark Wall

1 November 2017

Super food. Excellent service.

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Thomas Daniel

25 October 2017

If you like premium food and service this is the place for you

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Monica McGinley

7 October 2017

A special place to eat. The best menu in Southern Illinois. And the service is top of the line.

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Trish Moake

8 July 2017

Beautiful place with wonderful food and excellent service. What more can a person ask for? Both Trent and Nick are excellent servers. I've introduced several friends to Mary's and everyone loves it! More...

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Elizabeth Robinson

6 June 2017

The food was fabulous. The only reason I didn't give it five stars was the long wait. We waited an hour between the salad and the main course, but it was delicious

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Melvin keller

6 June 2017

Really nice fine dining place with great food.

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Aur Beck

6 June 2017

Get early cuz there's not much parking. Very very upscale

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John

6 June 2017

Amazing food and amazing service!

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Cynthia Easton

6 June 2017

Fantastic, delicious food

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Stella Martinez

6 June 2016

Excellent food; best in Southern Illinois if you're looking for a fine- dining, culinary experience. Service is great, they treat you like you're fancy and it feels like you're not …MoreExcellent food; best in Southern Illinois if you're looking for a fine- dining, culinary experience. Service is great, they treat you like you're fancy and it feels like you're not actually in the middle of nowhere in a town with no promises or dreams. It's a nice getaway.I would definitely recommend it for a date. The prices are reasonable for the food and the overall ambiance of the restaurant.The only downside is that the wait staff can be a bit slow, but that seems to be only a problem when it is busier. More...

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mary ann Brandon

6 June 2016

Art and I have experienced fine dining in the United States and Europe through our 49 years of marriage. Mary's Restaurant offers an exquisite menu that can compare to any of the best here or abroad. The food prepared for us is excellent, …MoreArt and I have experienced fine dining in the United States and Europe through our 49 years of marriage. Mary's Restaurant offers an exquisite menu that can compare to any of the best here or abroad. The food prepared for us is excellent, presented in an attractive setting by knowledgeable servers and we leave there well-satisfied and happy; A fine dining experience every time! Nikki, our daughter, and I just shared lunch his afternoon and we both left with smiles on our faces. Thank you to Trent for taking good care of us and the cook for preparing this delish meal today. Who could ask for anything more? Mary Ann Bell Brandon More...

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Mary Mechler

6 June 2015

Amazing restaurant here in southern Illinois! Wonderful dinner last night and perfect service from Jeffrey as is tradition at Mary's. Definitely a great place to feel special and enjoy excellent food. More...

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Cindy Massie

6 June 2015

Our retired teachers' group met for lunch today at Mary's. We all enjoyed our meals, from chicken piccata to seafood pasta to potato soup. The ambiance is fabulous and the service is always great. Trent was our server today and did a top-notch job. We have been here twice before and voted this our favorite lunch spot. More...

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Artur Romanishyn

6 June 2014

A great restaurant with a great food and nice atmosphere.

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Dwayne Owen

6 June 2014

Mary K. & I stayed at their bed and breakfast on November 7th, 2013 and also had the pleasure of dining that evening at the restaurant. We had such a wonderful time. The suite accommodations were outstanding, the meal and service rivaled …MoreMary K. & I stayed at their bed and breakfast on November 7th, 2013 and also had the pleasure of dining that evening at the restaurant. We had such a wonderful time. The suite accommodations were outstanding, the meal and service rivaled any high quality restaurant in Chicago or elsewhere. Their attention to detail and personal contact definitely was icing on the cake.We have traveled both in Europe and the U.S.A. and I must say, “what a gem” to have found their establishment. More...

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