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Mary's Cafe

$$ - $$$American, , Cafe
119 Grant Ave, Strawn, TX 76463
+1 254-672-5741
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“fried steak” (35 reviews)
“cream gravy” (13 reviews)
“salad” (51 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner
$$ - $$$
119 Grant Ave, Strawn, TX 76463
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place may be a little out of the way but it is worth the trip. The Restaurant is located off of the main highway so it is easy to find. Once you are there you need to be ready for a wait because it...More

Thank David V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s location is way out of the way in the small town of Strawn. But it’s worth the drive. Don’t expect gourmet-type food or something amazingly unique. It’s just simple comfort food with large helpings done right. This was my third time there, and I’d...More

Thank Texakan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, this is crazy that people are complaining about the service. Does anyone know how small Straum is?? I can't even imagine how hard it is to get help... Get a life people and stop whining, this is Texas get up and pour your own...More

Thank Janet W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chicken fried steak is pan fried instead of deep fried and is awesome. The small is plenty of food. The chicken fried steak is huge and the gravy on the steak and potatoes is great and comes on the side. It is a 4...More

Thank Laurence M
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I have travel the states of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas in my job, and having eat out while I was on the road, have had a chance to eat at many restaurants.. Nobody that I have found can come close to the chicken...More

1  Thank mrtinker1
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

There are few places that serve a decent pan fried chicken fried steak. Most deep fry rather than pan fry. Pan-frying provides a hard year flavor to the crust. Almost a char. Super friendly service in huge portions make this a great value. The fries...More

Thank konradvonhochstaden
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

My husband and another couple took a motorcycle ride just to eat lunch at Mary's Cafe. We were not disappointed. For starters, the young people working the floor had great teamwork. Our drinks stayed full, the young lady who took our order was a sweetheart....More

1  Thank beckyf107
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I live in Lubbock and every time I travel to Dallas I always time my trip to stop for a late lunch or early supper. The beat chicken fried steak I’ve ever had. Come prepared to eat. You’ll probably need a nap afterwards!

1  Thank Matt C
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We love Mary’s and can hardly wait for hunting season to start so we can stop and get our fix. The food is just good country cooking! Chicken fried steak (huge) hamburger steak (huge) fries, salad, gravy, tea, yummy! Good food and not expensive. Be...More

1  Thank MonSally
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

This is not a place to get a salad. The chicken fried steak was very good along with mashed (not whipped) potatoes. The little side salad is a waste of space. The brisket was actually roast beef, but it and the sausage were good. All...More

1  Thank Tracy L
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Charla A
February 24, 2018|
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Response from Cliff J | Reviewed this property |
Restaurant does serve beer, Shiners is a Texas favorite.
Sharon R
June 19, 2016|
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June 9, 2016|
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Response from Burma B | Reviewed this property |
yes - they have a t-bone special on sunday evening and full menu for lunch and dinner - you will not regret eating there anytime
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Grant Ave, Strawn, TX 76463
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Strawn
  • Phone Number: +1 254-672-5741
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