We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mary Lee's Cafe

712 W 20th St, Joplin, MO 64804-1812
+1 417-623-9666
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
29 Dec 2016
“Big portions. Delicious food.”
23 Oct 2016
“Best hole in the wall diner”
Closed Now
Cafe, Diner
712 W 20th St, Joplin, MO 64804-1812
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (16)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite before hitting the road. Huge portions. Fair prices. Delicious food. No complaints. Will return.

Thank BlueberryGirl417
Reviewed 23 October 2016

On our way back home from vacation, we wanted a simple homemade meal. We followed google maps to Mary Lee's Cafe and we found a hole in the wall gem. If you love a good hamburger, just plain old hand made patty, cooked on a...More

Thank STAN A
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Good breakfast, good coffee, something for everyone. I'd eat there again but I couldn't tell you what I had a month and a half ago except for the cornbread. You get a hunk! And my mug was super random, someone named Margaret used to own...More

1  Thank crchkc
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Mary Lee's has a simple charm, located in what appears to be an old neighborhood grocery store converted to restaurant. Breakfast is the big deal. But on a recent visit, there were problems. They were out of biscuits, which is kind of the whole point...More

Thank ronetc
Reviewed 16 July 2015

The food at Mary Lee's was wonderful. They gave huge, tasty, servings for little money. The staff is friendly and kind. The environment is comfortable and a great place for friends or family to relax and chat.

Thank Tiffany M
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Stopped for a quick breakfast at this tiny place. I had bacon and eggs, which came with hash browns and toast. My son had the large biscuits and grave, which was huge. It came with 2 big home made biscuits and a big bowl of...More

Thank joewilk1
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Wonderful little restaurant. Quite literally small-10 tables. This was an unexpected treat. A group of friends from Dallas stopped by for breakfast on Memorial Day. We were lucky enough to get a table cleaned for us as we walked in. Service was friendly. This is...More

1  Thank Tony M
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Food was really good. Priced right. Service was friendly. Small with only 10 tables. Wish they were open for dinner.

Thank closetblonde678
Reviewed 7 February 2015

New to the area and looking for a great breakfast joint, my girlfriend and I stopped in on a Sat morning. Service was prompt and friendly. Ordered an omelet that was HUGE and delicious. I Highly recommend this restaurant if you like home cooked style...More

Thank justin67218
Reviewed 2 August 2013

We stopped here on a rainy Sunday on our drive back to Dallas. The restaurant looks like it's in a small house. There were about 10 tables. Our waitress was awesome and the food was good. They seemed to know all the regulars by first...More

1  Thank TripVbarS
Nearby HotelsSee all 24 hotels in Joplin
Economy Inn & Suites
2 reviews
1.75 km away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Joplin
860 reviews
3.66 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Joplin
445 reviews
3.70 km away
Quality Inn Joplin
160 reviews
4.08 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Wilder's Steakhouse
110 reviews
1.11 km away
Tropicana Bar and Grill
43 reviews
.82 km away
Dude's Daylight Donut Shop
35 reviews
.76 km away
Orient Express
22 reviews
.79 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cunningham Park
96 reviews
1.23 km away
The Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center
134 reviews
4.60 km away
Grand Falls
155 reviews
4.54 km away
Joplin Museum Complex
50 reviews
3.24 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Mary Lee's Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$6
Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
06:30 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 712 W 20th St, Joplin, MO 64804-1812
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: +1 417-623-9666
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing