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Mary Lee's Cafe

712 W 20th St, Joplin, MO 64804-1812
+1 417-623-9666
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
29 Dec 2016
“Big portions. Delicious food.”
23 Oct 2016
“Best hole in the wall diner”
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Cafe, Diner
712 W 20th St, Joplin, MO 64804-1812
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Reviews (16)
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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

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 44tvmed
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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
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