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Mary's Market Cafe and Bakery

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$$ - $$$
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2636 McFarland Rd, Ste A, Rockford, IL 61107-6825
+1 815-986-3300
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Northern Illinois
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162 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Mary's has been around the area for a long time and experienced an ownership change a few years ago. While the food is decent the restaurant is tired. The tables are packed tightly and hard to get around. It is always a mess. The feeling is more like a cafeteria but it could be so much more. We pick up... More 

Thank bclarke292
Tucson, Arizona
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250 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Had a mid-morning snack while out running errands. Enjoyed a coffee and a pastry. Place was clean and an acceptable noise level to be able to have a conversation.

Thank Richard H
Algonquin, Illinois
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

The food is a refreshing change from the standard lunch fare. I had a wonderful salad that had just the right mix of bacon, mixed greens, croutons, and a WONDERFUL dressing. Both soups, the minestrone and the seafood bisque were outstanding. Omg, the blueberry pie was so good!

Thank Lor1616
Rockford, Illinois
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Kale and potato soup was excellent! Market fresh small garden salad with pine nuts and balsamic was huge! California Pie (turkey breast wiith veggies topped with tomato slices and cheese in a pie shell) was very good! The Masterpiece, roast beef, turkey, ham, lettuce, tomato, green pepper, Colby, Swiss with a special sauce on French bread...yummm!!! Nice place to visit... More 

Thank Abe V
Janesville, United States
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

For the past several years we have been eating Saturday evening supper at Mary's. In the past, it was impeccably clean, the food was great, and the staff was the same crew of regulars were after week. In the past month, none of the familiar staff still work there. There was a completely different crew this week than last. The... More 

Thank Paula D
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

We really love going there for a Sunday breakfast and there are so many options- bagels,Danish, muffins or fancy coffees. Additionally egg omelette,potatoes, fruit cup ( my favorite!) and many more choices. Customers order at the counter and are given a number. Then you seat yourself. Food is delivered to your table. Sweet! Coffee cups are given when you order... More 

Thank Carla E
Rockford, Illinois
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

This is our go to place for a great casual meal. The menu is varied and we have never had anything we did not enjoy. We often take guests there with the same satisfaction.

Thank Bob J
Belvidere, Illinois
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202 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

I really love Mary's Market... Is a local chain and I never leave disappointed. I've tried several items from the menu from eggs for breakfast to my favorite: the salmon sandwich for lunch or dinner. And, I love their desert case. All and all, outstanding!

Thank robertmoffett
Bloomington, IL
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

I was visiting a friend on Saturday in Rockford and she took me to Mary's café--. The apple pie with carmel topping was the best and the even heated it for me. But the ultimate was the sugar cookies decorated with white icing in the shape of a bunny for Easter--these simply melted into your mouth. The best sugar cookies... More 

Thank MIrvinGM
Sycamore, Illinois
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

I make a habit of visiting different cafes, and I stumbled on Mary's while I had some time before a client meeting. It was exactly what I was looking for. Clearly a local crowd, great pastries, and hot coffee. If you're into variety coffee, they had some unique brews like an apricot blend. I'd recommend a visit if you have... More 

Thank Josh H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2636 McFarland Rd, Ste A, Rockford, IL 61107-6825
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-986-3300
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?