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“Disappointing”

Mary's Home Plate Cafe
Ranked #35 of 44 Restaurants in Calistoga
Cuisines: American
Restaurant details
Templeton, California
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Needed an inexpensive place for lunch while visiting this area. From the outside, it looked like a nice sit-down restaurant. Once inside, saw it was like a fast-food place. Smelled greasy and if husband had not been very hungry, would have left. He had the hamburger and fries- while he said were good. Fries were kinda overdone. I had the homemade veggie burger. It was weird looking - kinda like vegetable hash patty with lettuce & tomatoes. the buns were good. The iced tea and pepsi were served in small styofoam cups. It was $16 for this small meal - I won't be back here, will try someplace in downtown Calistoga first. the booths are small too and I felt cramped .

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
San Francisco, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great family feel and terrific food”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

We stopped on the way out of town for lunch, and really enjoyed this place. It was being run by (I think) a brother and sister--him doing the cooking and her taking orders. They shared serving. It was busy, but they kept their cools like a couple of pros! We both had juicy, delicious cheeseburger, fries that were really crips and delicious, and BJ had a double scoop of their amazing ice cream for dessert--yum! The place is very plain, but clean, and has a nice family feel and was super friendly.

Visited June 2012
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Clearlake, California, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Never dissapointed !”
Reviewed April 22, 2012

I have been coming here occasionally for over 10 years and have never once been dissatisfied with my order or my service. The employees are always friendly and the food is always great. Their chef salads, burgers and especially hand made milkshakes with almost every flavor ice cream have kept me coming back all these years !

Visited May 2011
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Cary, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Not worth it and no AMEX”
Reviewed November 19, 2011

Mary's does not take American Express, the chicken was way overcooked, had to wait because there was only a staff of two, one cook and one cashier.

  • Visited September 2011
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