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“Just lost another customer...”

Mary's Restaurant At Falls Cottage
Ranked #20 of 906 Restaurants in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Welcome to Mary's, locally owned & operated since 1995. At Mary's, we've built our reputation on quality, simplicity and attention to detail in everything we do. Our mission is simple: To delight guests with our creativity, quality and exceptional value. We take a fresh approach to traditional southern cooking and serve it up in a casually elegant setting that's as much a part of your experience as our food. Visit us at Falls Park in Greenville's historic West End.
Greer, SC
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Just lost another customer...”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Had lunch with a friend here when I first moved to the area and was totally charmed by the location, the atmosphere, as well as the food. A true cottage, built in 1893, that had been a private residence. It served as home to a few local businesses before becoming Mary's at Falls Cottage. Perched atop a hill overlooking Reedy River Park, the view off the back deck in the spring is amazing due to the meticulous upkeep of our beautifully preserved park.

That being said, you'd think such an adorable little restaurant would be the perfect place to spend a Valentines dinner. My husband and I were actually married in the park, so he was trying to surprise me with a special dinner on V-day and had made reservations there two months prior, as it is limited seating at the cottage. He called the week of our dinner to double-check on the arrivals time, only to be told by the manager that they were canceling their Valentine's dinner party because they were too busy with the preparations at their new location in Simpsonville. They tell us this 3 DAYS BEFORE VALENTINES DAY?! We were furious that the manager didn't think to CALL those that had made reservations. But honestly, any restaurant that pulls such a stunt, I don't care what the excuse, short of a family emergency, that would be excusable. Sorry Mary, but you have lost our business forever with this one. There are too many fine restaurants in town to deal with an absolutely bottom rung thoughtlessness.

  • Visited February 2013
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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187 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Tiny place but well worth it”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Turn of the 19th century building refurbished and right in the middle of town overlooking Falls Park. Very limited seating so reservations are suggested. We had lunch and it was great and we saw terrific looking brunch items go by as well such as Walnut pumpkin french toast. I had the beef quesiedilla and my wife had a great warm chicken salad.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank 6KenK
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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Really great!”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

I am partial as this is where we held our wedding. The views into Falls Park are truly amazing, the staff are always great. The food is wonderful. I love their Eggs Benedict and frankly everything on the menu is really good except the pimento cheese. I think its overrated. But also think noone can beat my mothers home made pimento cheese. If you are in Greenvill this place is a must see!

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Jooles41
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Jackson, GA
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great venue and food”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Attended a private party at Falls Cottage. Appetizers on the first floor to begin with were very tasty and varied so there was something for all taste. A pasta bar was set up on the upstairs outside porch overlooking Falls Park on the Reedy River. Three choices of pasta with many choices to have sauteed witht he pasta and a very good, crisp salad.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank CCJackson
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South Carolina
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218 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Delightful Lunch”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

A perfect winter day in SC: a beautiful crab cake BLT on the balcony at Mary's Cottage. Be sure to select the warm potato salad as your side for this wonderful sandwich.

Visited January 2013
Thank Alleycat0
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