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Mary Lou's Grill

118 S Illinois Ave, Stop 5, Carbondale, IL 62901-2916
+1 618-457-5084
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good22%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Diner
118 S Illinois Ave, Stop 5, Carbondale, IL 62901-2916
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There should be a rating between "average" and "very good", This is a good old fashioned diner with large portions, friendly service and cramped seating. They only accept cash.

Reviewed 8 October 2018

We go there often! The biscuits and gravy are amazing! And they are not just for breakfast, lunch is wonderful, too! You feel like you're family as soon as you walk in the door.

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

First time eating here but have always heard about it. Definitely a busy place! Our family of 4 opted to eat at the counter. Service was friendly & surprisingly fast for being so busy. Food was very good. We will be back!

Thank SLJ2004
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Ate here for breakfast. My eggs were prepared right by the bacon so I didn’t care for the cross contamination. They serve biscuits and gravy with your meal. The waitress was really nice. If I wasn’t vegetarian I would have rated it higher.

Thank AliceDilts
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Been around since 1962- excellent breakfast food 🥞 and amazing burgers! Family owned till this day! Clean and friendly! Iconic diner in Carbondale- and tons of history on the walls! Best biscuits and gravy ever!

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

They have the best Biscuits and gravy I have ever had! I like that I can get my bacon crispy! I reccomend that you hit it up early if you dont want to wait in line!

Thank freiley81
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Great biscuits and gravy and great omlets. Large portions, friendly staff. We will definitely eat here again.

Thank Becky O
Reviewed 31 May 2018

What an awesome spot. Mary's was so inviting and quaint . The atmosphere of this restaurant was so laid back. I haven't had such a leisure dinner in some while. We took our time and the staff was so knowledgeable about the menu items and...More

Thank Nitasha J
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Food isn’t worth the racism. I couldn’t sit and wait for a takeout order without costumers whispering to the owners, while staring at me. Also, they spoke casually to everyone but just looked at me. Not to mention there was a hair on top of...More

Thank keisha f
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

All i have to say is... gravy and biscuits with everything!! That's all you need to know! Worth it! It was a simple breakfast but that's just what I like.

Thank S M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 S Illinois Ave, Stop 5, Carbondale, IL 62901-2916
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: +1 618-457-5084
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