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Mary's Cafe

215 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3311 (Near North Side)
312-337-2500
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Ranked #435 of 8,266 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Hamburgers
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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81% Recommend
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were looking to catch brunch at Mary's last week and found out that it has been closed since November. Too bad. It was a great breakfast/brunch place.

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Mexico City, Mexico
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

They have the average breakfast plates, and other special things. The food was good, with huge portions. We had the omelette with spinach and goat cheese, it comes with hash brown potatoes and toast. I would go back for a quick breakfast, although the coffee was not that good.

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Edmonton
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Not a fancy place by any means but the food was wonderful and so plentiful. The dishes are so big they could be split.

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Evansville, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Was looking for a quick, easy breakfast downtown and found this Cafe. No nonsense menu and very quick and very excellent service from Val. Definitely recommend if you are looking for a quick bite before shopping or museums.

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Barlborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

A great find . friendly no nonsense diner near to Mag Mile. Good food and service. approx. 20 /25 dollars to set you up for a day exploring the windy city. Great chicken noodle soup.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Ok, it's nothing super special, you're average diner fare with average diner decor... But after having left the hipster coffee shop because of the sullen attitude and slow service before we even ordered, and not even trying the other hipster restaurant because the line was almost out the door... This place was refreshing and perfect. Immediate seating, super friendly staff.... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Its ok. The place is mostly for tourists. Breakfast for 2 cost us $35. Not worth it. Service was excellent and the foonis sub par.

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lexington,ky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This was recommended to us by the valet at the Hyatt. It was 3 blocks from the hotel and easy to find. I went with the stack which Mary's is famous for hash browns on the bottom, biscuits on top of that with sausage or whatever you want on them, melted cheese, 2 eggs on top of that and gravy... More

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Place was just a little hole in the wall kind of place, although it was a very nice hole in the wall. Inexpensive, very quick, great taste, good portion, kids loved it for a quick lunch. Would definitely go back. Just about 2 blocks from Marriott on Magnificent Mile

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Cedar Rapids
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We have always enjoyed stopping at Mary's on a weekend morning! It's always like being at home! They are extremely friendly and make you feel like you're part of their family!

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