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“Small town feel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mary Lee's Cafe

Mary Lee's Cafe
Ranked #80 of 223 Restaurants in Joplin
Price range: $3 - $6
Cuisines: Cafe, Diner
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Small town feel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Mary Lee's Cafe is situated in the middle of "commercial nowhere," located on 20th street away from virtually any place of interest for a mile. Mary Lee's has the best breakfast in town. I have not eaten there for any other meal, but their omelets are great. Don't expect to eat very cheap, plan for ten bucks a person, or about that anyways.

Visited April 2012
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English first
Tulsa, OK
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Low expectations, great experience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

Came here after a local recommended it...had never heard of it but am adventurous so tried it out. It is small and intimate and very non-pretentious. I felt like I was at someone's house! That being said I didn't expect much.
Let me just say I was pleasantly surprised! The waitress was attentive, the place was alive with conversation and the food was delicious! I ordered an egg white veggie omelette with crispy hash browns and a side of fruit. The omelette was slightly watery but the veggies were fresh and it was perfectly portioned. They also did not charge me extra for egg white only(many more pretentious restaurants have done this). The hash browns were the highlight of the meal...perfectly crispy and had a wonderful flavor. The fruit was canned but the entire meal was 6 bucks after tax so I'm not complaining. I made sure to get an omelette punch card which gives you the 5th omelette free because I will be back!

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Monett, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“The only Triple D place in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

Triple D? Diners, Drive ins and Dives, of course. If you don't mind waiting, and sitting very close to folks you don't know, go here. Just good food, still prepared lovingly by ladies who've worked here forever and you will leave full and happy.

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“Good hole in the wall experience.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

Mary Lee's has really good tasting food, decent selection, and is very affordable. Only drawbacks are the size and also cash only.

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