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“Great home cookin'” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Marilyn's Restaurant

Marilyn's Restaurant
1211 S George Nigh Expy, McAlester, OK 74501
918-426-1629
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Ranked #3 of 67 restaurants in McAlester
Cuisines: Diner
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Eufaula, Oklahoma
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“Great home cookin'”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Whether you're in the mood for a burger and fries or pancakes and bacon, Marilyn's is a cozy little diner that is definitely affordable for most budgets. They have great service and a wonderful "at home" atmosphere. The only con is the availability of seating...but it is worth a little wait for a table.

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  • English first
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English first
Overland Park, Kansas
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Great homecooked dining.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

It's a small spot near a motel and we driove right by, but glad we turned around to find it. Nice, clean, cheerful spot. Good "home" cooking. One had the chicken fried chicken, another a burger and fries and all were great. Much better than another fast food on the roead meal. Will surely stop again. Friendly service too! Locals dining there as well which is in itself a testament to the spot.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Loved it! Went back again and again...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This place is small and unassuming and positively delightful. It is very quaintly decorated with antique tins and other country sundries. Cool light fixtures.The waitress was always very pleasant (she constantly checked on us) and seemed to many patrons by name. There were always locals in the place which I love. I always ate the breakfast food when I went so I won't comment on their other offerings. The pancakes are awesome and my eggs were always perfectly cooked. The biscuits and gravy are yum and don't forget the blackberry cobbler. I stayed in town for three weeks and probably ate at this place like 5 times. Absolutely loved!

Visited January 2013
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St. Louis, MO
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“It is okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Can get extremely busy...seems to be very popular. Only one waitress working dinner on the Wednesday evening in January that we dined there. They weren't full yet as we were a bit early for dinner, so I imagine the speed of service would go down as the place filled up. Food was alright...homecooked type meals with a side of "greens" (which was a surprise, as not mentioned on the menu). Place is small, decorated nice and was clean.

Visited January 2013
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Leawood, KS
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Neighborhood feel - good dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere is warm and simple. My dinner was chicken fried chicken, with potato, salad, hot vegetable and toast; and all was very good. Very reasonably priced. Service was warm and good. Staff is friendly. It was recommended by local hotel staff. I will return.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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