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2636 Mcfarland Rd, Ste A, Rockford, IL 61107-6825
815-986-3300
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Description: This place serves foods with an international twist. It is similar to...
This place serves foods with an international twist. It is similar to Panera Bread only this place offers superior foods and backed items.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Really good

The bakery is awesome, the best muffins ever and great soups and sandwiches. It's not expensive but for soup and sandwiches it's a little pricey.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
bettyw00
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chicago illinois
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chicago illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The bakery is awesome, the best muffins ever and great soups and sandwiches. It's not expensive but for soup and sandwiches it's a little pricey.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

On my first visit to Rockford in October came in a group of four and it was a delicious meal. Been ther since 2-3 times and I always order that delicious soup of Sweet Potato and Tomato

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Byron, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Mary's market has been around awhile. I go if someone else picks it but it's not a favorite. The jalapeño corn chowder is filling but not as flavorful as I'd hope. The Caesar salad I didn't eat. The ice tea tasted odd. Even the oatmeal cookie disappointed tonight. I ordered chicken salad for carry out, got home and had the... More 

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Rockford, Illinois, Usa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Enjoyed our dinner of flatbread pizza, salad and wine for $20. I chose the Caesar's salad and it was delicious. My husband had the regular salad and he enjoyed it. We had the Mushroom Bruschetta pizza and it was wonderful. Both of us liked the Pinot Noir wine we ordered. Great value and great food. Always have loved Mary's Market... More 

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Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This used to be my favorite restaurant. I'm not sure what happened, but their recipes changed. The sweet potato tomato soup was the best. Someone decreased the ginger and increased the sugar. Uggh. I heard that they got sold, I don't know if that is true or not. The staff is unfailingly snooty and snippy, be prepared.

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Byron, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

We enjoy eating here for a fast lunch when shopping in town. You order your food at the counter and it's delivered to your table. Food is better than fast food and tasty. We'll return.

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Loves Park, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I have grown up coming to Mary's Market and I always have an excellent meal. The staff are always very friendly and the food is very good. The petit fours that they make are awesome and moist and the apple pie with melted caramel on top - OH MY GOODNESS to die for. Great place for coffee, tea, food, company,... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

On Sunday, June 8th at around 8:30am, I was at Mary's Market on McFarland Rd. I was THREE PENNIES short...having $5.10 with me. Rather than saying, "Don't worry about it, go ahead," the employee rigidly stood there, implying in the awkwardness that THREE CENTS are important, even vital. Her pettiness alone was enough for me to leave the restaurant at... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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109 reviews 109 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Good selection, making it easy for everyone to find something they wanted to try. The soups we had were particularly good – thought the seafood bisque was delicious! Recommend at least asking for a sample taste. Reasonably priced as four of us ate and drank our fill for under $50.

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Rockford
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This place has great sandwiches,soups and breads but thier cookies are the best. It is also a nice casual yet upscale cafe.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2636 Mcfarland Rd, Ste A, Rockford, IL 61107-6825
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: 815-986-3300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

This place serves foods with an international twist. It is similar to Panera Bread only this place offers superior foods and backed items.

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