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Posted by Yvonne & Paul on 12/07/2012
We are from the UK and wanted a good ol traditional Diner. Marys doesnt look much from the outside and is a bit off the beaten track but is a must to visit, we liked it so much we went twice for breakfast during our 4 day stay. Food was plenty, excellent and service great. If your looking for a bit of tradition away from the big chains look no further and seek out this cafe.
Posted by B Campaigne on 09/19/2012
went in for breakfast this morning after reading the reviews here. It was lame. bacon cooked hours ago, undercooked potatoes, sub par coffee. Ate the eggs and rubber toast, paid left no tip.
Posted by Richard on 10/27/2011
On my business trip to Chicago, I was walking, enjoying the Chicago experience. Imagine my surprise when I walked inot Mary's and found myself not only at a 'back home' diner but also whisked back in time to a place where people took pride in their work and were friendly and caring! The food was delicious diner food - good and plenty of it! The service was excellent.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/20/2009
This place has a great back-home environment, no matter where your home is. Very friendly service. The stack hits the spot!
Posted by D Osborne on 12/04/2008
For what it is, Mary's is the best. Small and intimate, homestyle cooking. Exceptional breakfast (Stacker) provides more than ample portion. Staff is incredibly nice, courteous and attentive. Food arrives quickly and- SURPRISE- hot from the kitchen. The hot sauce available was better than tabasco brand, doesn't overwhelm with vinegar. I can't say enough about Mary's. I ate their twice during my visit to Chicago. A major plus is the location... you can get great Gyro's next door and some of the best Italian food right around the corner, at Volare. In downtown, there is no need to venture off this block to get great food. Mary's is only open for breakfast and lunch, sadly... but again, go to Volare for dinner. I didn't go there to use the bathroom, so I can't rate that experience... again, the food is exceptional, unless your Grandma was a bad cook and you are used to plastic, frozen, immitation home cooking.
Posted by visitor from Los angeles on 11/11/2008
This place had only one kind of sugar free sweetener, did not carry tabasco (only some off brand hot sauce that tasted horrible) and didn't accept AmEx! Further, no hand paper towels in the bathroom and food was served on plastic plates. Left me with the impression this place was pinching every penny possible...food was just so so, coffee weak and worthless.