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509 S Park Ave, Herrin, IL 62948-3811
+1 618-942-2742
Mon 17:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited while celebrating a job promotion. It's the perfect place to celebrate special occasions. The wait staff is very professional and the food is amazing!! I started with a caesar salad that was incredible and my husband had potato leek soup that was also awesome. For my entree I had the 8oz filet and have never... More 

Thank Cynthia E
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162 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

The menu is phenomenal as well as the staff that recite it to you. Yea, no physical menu to hold. The staff were so professional, well dressed, considerate, and well spoken. Would highly recommend this location for any special event or occasion.

Thank Jeremy C
Marion, Illinois
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

In my opinion there's no better restaurant in southern Illinois. I love Tom's, but I really love Mary's. I am blessed I have been fortunate to eat out at almost every restaurant in Southern Illinois. This goes back to the mid 90s when I did not have to pick up the tab. I love Mary's. The fruit brie appetizer plate... More 

Thank Miles F
Herrin, Illinois
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Mary's is in a class all by itself. Nothing else even comes close. My husband had heard about Mary's at work (we travel the country as he is in the medical nursing field) We arrived when the restaurant (which is a turn of the century home) when they opened at 5 for dinner. We were greeted by our server Trent... More 

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Royalton, Illinois
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Reservations are a must! The service is excellent, the food is wonderful. The menu is full of great food that you can't get at an ordinary restaurant. Very expensive but well worth it. Good luck parking close to the premises as the lot is always full.

Thank pamelaj67
Herrin, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Mary's accommodated our visiting family of 8. Dinner was wonderful and the service was impeccable. Wonderful atmosphere. Quiet and relaxing which allowed for all of us to have a nice visit.

Thank grdr452016
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The food is made fresh and purchased daily, so the menus is verbal. Excellent upscale dinning. We made reservations for a business dinner and found the atmosphere to be very peaceful and pleasant.

Thank Cassie F
Pogradec, Albania
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We stumbled upon this signless gem one evening while driving through Herrin. It looked like it was busy, but didn't know if it was a B&B or private club. Without a sign, who knew? But to our delight we had a fantastic, perfectly prepared, fine dining experience and great wine from an excellent selection. Service was top notch, too. Highly... More 

Thank Roy A
Benton, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Six of us went for dinner here on a Sat. night. We were seated promptly and our drink orders were taken. We wanted to visit over cocktails before ordering and the waiter seemed to be in a hurry for us to order. Never the less, we enjoyed our drinks, appetizers were wonderful and most of the dinners met our expectations.... More 

Thank Linda M
DSH961, Owner at Mary's Restaurant, responded to this review

First, I would like to thank you for the nice comments on those things we did well. Also, I am most appreciative of the way you put your constructive criticism. It was taken to heart, and has been shared with every employee. We do take pride in providing all of the things that make a successful and memorable dining experience:... More 

Mount Vernon, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner today to Mary's. My boyfriend had an excellent New York Strip very well marbled. I had a lobster tail. Was the best I have ever had. For dessert we had cheesecake the best we have ever had. It was delicious! Seriously tried the cheesecake. The restaurant is very cost and the perfect choice for a very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$60
American, French, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 S Park Ave, Herrin, IL 62948-3811
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Herrin
  • Phone Number: +1 618-942-2742
One of Southern Illnois' only fine dining restaurants, located in one of Herrin's historic 120 year old homes. Full bar and winelist available.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?