Mary's Cafe is definitely a haul, but worth every drop of gasoline no matter what the cost. After a great deal of backtracking this is where my husband and I contracted COVID 19. The CFS is cooked on a flat-top, not deep fried so the crunch is not there, but pleasing just the same. So much had to take some home with me ! The food service took an hour so we here sitting there a long time. The business is located in 119 Grant Ave, Strawn, TX 76475, USA. I can say for certain it won't be take as long for me to go back! Well. Mary's is an old add on, add on building, in an out of the way place, but it's clean and service is great. The food service took an hour so we here sitting there a long time. There were three chicken fried steaks on a plate with a side of salad. with the intention of sharing. They were semi mashed and let big chucky. Then the gravy came in its own giant bowl. There were men at the front door peddling candles and candy with no masks on, too. and I drove 3 hours for it. Its only about 3.8 off the I-20 ! Mary's Cafe opened its doors in the summer of 1995, when Mary Vu decided to use the recipes that her adoptive mother, Jessie Ray Duckworth taught her after coming to the US in 1975. I'm a truck driver and if any truck driver can see this ! Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page. What we got was more than the 2 of us could eat. It's Take' out time.......................... that is so tender you can cut it with a fork. None of the wait staff or table help wore a mask.... ever! Mary's Cafe is a business providing services in the field of Restaurant, . Back then, Mary barely spoke any English and was missing her homeland "Vietnamese" cuisine, but she learned how to love cooking good ole southern food. Please check with the restaurant directly. A two-lane, blacktop road leads into town, past Mount Marion Cemetery. Beware and wear your mask! We asked to speak to the owner and it took her 20 minutes before she even came to see us. I highly recommend eating here. Perfect texture and taste, and an atmosphere absolutely oozing Southern hospitality. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Food was pretty good, they have homemade fries and mashed potatoes. Try it, I think you'll like it. 337 reviews #1 of 1 Restaurant in Strawn $$ - $$$ American Southwestern Cafe 119 Grant Ave, Strawn, TX 76463 +1 254-672-5741 + Add website Open now : 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Cost including tax came to $21.60. Big doesnt mean good and for almost $50 for 2...orders I would have expected the "best" as described. Try it, I think you'll like it.More, The food was really good. Very good food. Restaurant does serve beer, Shiners is a Texas favorite. In a bowl next to the plate was probably 3 pounds of mashed potatoes! They have a saying there. People Go Crazy For The Chicken Fried Steak At Mary’s Cafe, A Small Town Texas Eatery. No Joke ! 333 reviews #1 of 1 Restaurant in Strawn $$ - $$$ American Southwestern Cafe 119 Grant Ave, Strawn, TX 76463 +1 254-672-5741 + Add website Closed now : See all hours She has this all down to a science. to wrap around the ketchup to handle it but to no avail. The place looks like a little dump with a gravel parking lot, but inside is like Wonka's Chocolate Factory. She has this all down to a science. It was so good. for take out orders only, she then moved to us the back, set down and waited and waited and waited, several people came in sat down and were waited on, in the mean time the table we were moved from two men sat there and was waited on got their drinks and their order. Sent it back and ordered cf steak. Are you sure you want to delete this answer? Beware and wear your mask! Mary's Cafe Strawn, Texas. See restaurant menus, reviews, hours, photos, maps and directions. 337 reviews #1 of 1 Restaurant in Strawn $$ - $$$ American Southwestern Cafe 119 Grant Ave, Strawn, TX 76463 +1 254-672-5741 + Add website Closed now : See all hours This is all Texas Bob could eat and I just pick at the very good fries. Baked potato was over cooked and brown on the inside. Meat was thin, and completely dried out. We kept our masks on until our food came. Never had a long wait! Browse I’m giving them 3 stars only because not one single person wore a mask. I was waddling out for sure! I have had the fried pork chops and mashed potatoes an gravy 3 times in a row! We have been ill for two weeks and will not go back to Mary’s for a long long time. There were men at the front door peddling candles and candy with no masks on, too. Hobble in, gobble up, waddle out. Hobble in, gobble up, waddle out. Due to Covid-19, restaurant open hours and service may differ. gravy, and a little salad. We’re not exaggerating one bit. Latest reviews, photos and ratings for Mary's Cafe at 119 Grant Ave in Strawn - view the menu, ⏰hours, ☎️phone number, ☝address and map.