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“Happy happy” 5 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 #4 of 68 Restaurants in McAlester
Cuisines: Diner
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Happy happy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

It's a little place that will make u think of the old days when people care about how u feel and the service is great. Never in all the times I have been in there was the service pool and as busy at it is the waitress was polite to u and always had a welcome and u come back. And ask u how the food is. When we come to mcalester that one of the first place we eat. Meals r hot and food is great.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Eufaula, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“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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Overland Park, Kansas
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“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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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 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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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 73 cities Reviews in 73 cities
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
“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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