Mary's Restaurant

Why Mary’s?

Mary’s Restaurant, the “Home of Fine Dining”, was established in 1979 by Mary Licos, and continues today under the ownership of David and Carla Hays. Located in one of Herrin’s historical Victorian homes, Mary’s has a unique menu and a complete bar and wine service featuring the area’s best wine selection.

The Home of Fine Dining

Robert Cohn, our head chef, started his career at Mary’s soon after Mary Licos opened her restaurant in 1979. He is still here today, and in addition to cooking the menu items we have added over the years to perfection, he still cooks the “favorites” just the way Mary taught him.
Everything we serve at Mary’s is made fresh daily; from appetizers to desserts. Outstanding traditional, contemporary and specialty offerings are prepared from the finest fresh market selections available. Our menu is presented verbally, because we change often, sometimes daily, depending upon the variables of season and market, as well as our purchasing quality standards.

Intimate Dinner for Two, or Large Groups and Special Events

At Mary’s Restaurant, we are pleased to offer our customers a variety of options with their dining experience. Whether you would like to enjoy an intimate dinner for two, or celebrate a special occasion with a large group, we have seating options to accommodate everyone.

The Atrium at Mary’s is ideal for large group events for up to 90 people, but can be used for groups no matter how large or small. Having unique 20-foot, skylighted ceilings. this room has a comfortable, open-air feeling, regardless of group size or function. In the Atrium you will find traditional fine dining comfort artfully integrated with the many requirements of large group functions.

Upscale Amenities at Mary’s Bed and Breakfast

Stay at Mary’s Bed and Breakfast to celebrate a romantic anniversary, explore Southern Illinois’ wine trails, or to have a convenient place to stay while visiting a loved one at nearby Herrin Hospital. Even if you are a local Southern Illinoisan, consider a relaxing “staycation” at Mary’s Restaurant and Bed and Breakfast.

Lose your stress and unwind as you experience the beauty and attractions of Southern Illinois as a tourist. Let us schedule in-room spa services or arrange a golf package at nearby Kokopelli Golf Club to make you stay even more memorable. Breakfast from Mary’s Restaurant is included in your stay.

At Mary’s Bed and Breakfast, It is our goal to exceed your expectations, and to make your stay both comfortable and enjoyable. Mary’s Bed and Breakfast offers all the services and amenities that upscale travelers expect, and their standards are among the highest in the hospitality industry.