Mary's Restaurant

Mary's Restaurant, located in one of Herrin's historical Victorian homes is truly ``The Home of Fine Dining.`` This upscale establishment is a destination for an elegant gourmet dining experience in Southern Illinois. They have a unique menu, and a complete bar and wine service that features the best of the region.


Rich History

The original structure that houses Mary's was built in 1896 by William Stotlar.In the years since he built this lovely home, many families have lived here, contributing in various ways to Herrin’s rich history. Mary Licos purchased the house in 1979 to reside upstairs and convert the first floor into Herrin’s first “fine dining” restaurant. The present owners, David and Carla Hays, bought Mary’s in 1992, and although they kept the name, many of the original staff members, and the tradition for which Mary’s is known, they have made a few changes along the way. In 1993, the Atrium was added to accommodate larger groups and special events.

The Atrium

The Atrium was added in early 1993 for additional seating capability with regard to group functions, wedding parties, business meetings, rehearsal dinners, wine tastings and other special events. It quickly became a favorite, having unique 20-foot, skylighted ceilings. this room has a comfortable, open-air feeling, regardless of group size or function. The Atrium can be as cozy for two as it is comfortable for 90, with the customary fine dining features expected by our guests. Traditional fine dining comfort, artfully integrated with the many requirements of large group functions, has made this room the choice for many special events due to its various seating arrangements and styles.

The Owner's Table

The Owner’s Table is the place for an exquisite dining experience, unparalleled in this area. If you need a place to discuss private business, or are just too embarrassed to get down on one knee in front of everyone and pop the question, this is the place for you. Tables may be set in a variety of fashions, each providing the level of comfort and style you choose for your guests. Appropriate arrangements for 2-14 in the ultimate fine dining atmosphere. We welcome your most special requests with regard to reservation of this dining area.

Contact Information

509 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948 | (618) 942-2742 |

Thursday Reservations: Lunch 11am-1pm | Dinner 4:30pm-7pm

Friday Reservations: Lunch 11am-1pm | Dinner 4:30pm-7:30pm

Saturday Reservations: Dinner 4pm-7:30pm

Tips for Mary's Restaurant

Catering – Mary’s caters all sizes of events. Whether 50 or 500, give them a call for your next banquet.

Try The Tree Room – Sunlight glimmers through the huge outside trees and french door window panes.

Picture Perfect- The remarkably preserved Victorian style creates an ambience “just right” for that special evening.


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