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Marys Cafe in Strawn #11856353
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Still amazing and serving the best Chicken fried steak in Texas food peep


Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #11856740
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I like Mary's, usually eat the chicken livers and have a few schooners. I don't consider the CFS the best, it is fairly decent though.

Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #11857084
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Definitely one of the biggest CFS in the state, lol. I should have got the small last time I went. After eating that big CFS, I was sleepy all the way home.

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I must have hit them on an off day. I had never been and went a month or so ago and was disappointed after all the hype. I thought the CFS was mediocre at best and the sides were worse. A big CFS does not mean a good CFS. I may give them another try, but I can get a better CFS here in Nac.


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I hunted in Strawn for about 10yrs and always loved Mary's CFS. Been a few years though. And surprisingly for being out in the middle of nowhere they used to have excellent oysters on the half shell.


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Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: HasBen] #11858204
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Originally Posted By: HasBen
I must have hit them on an off day. I had never been and went a month or so ago and was disappointed after all the hype. I thought the CFS was mediocre at best and the sides were worse. A big CFS does not mean a good CFS. I may give them another try, but I can get a better CFS here in Nac.
Yeah, we must have hit them on an off day, too....seriously a 'meh' at best...The food wasn't good, and the service wasn't any better. I won't try them again.

Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #11858438
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my friend had a diabetic blow out in his right pupil
after eating there

Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #11860291
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You can swap that salad for more fries.
One of the best things about my hunting lease. It's only about 20 minutes to Mary's and even less to New York Hill.

Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: butch sanders] #11860293
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Originally Posted By: butch sanders
my friend had a diabetic blow out in his right pupil
after eating there


eeks peep

Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #11862264
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my friend had a diabetic blow out in his right pupil
after eating there


eeks peep


thats funny
timing is everything

Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #11863084
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Gotta say that cfs looks like it was cooked in very old grease.



Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #11863764
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I believe they have a notion to leave the grease in too long at times. I've had some old grease tasting in there before, but for the most part, there's also been times that I thought it was the best CFS I've ever had. I've lived in TX for 16 years, and I've been there prob 15 times. So that would mean that I like it a lot.


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Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bigbob_FTW] #11865380
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Pan fried?


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Yes it's pan fried. (actually cooked on a flat-top griddle with canola oil)

I 've eaten at Mary's many times over the years but my last visit definitely wasn't up to snuff. CFS was just ok, and the mashed potatoes were way over-peppered. Think I'll stick with Horseshoe Hill (Grady Spears newest place) in the Ft. Worth Stockyards - they have the best CFS I've ever had

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Originally Posted By: LoneStarSon®
Originally Posted By: HasBen
I must have hit them on an off day. I had never been and went a month or so ago and was disappointed after all the hype. I thought the CFS was mediocre at best and the sides were worse. A big CFS does not mean a good CFS. I may give them another try, but I can get a better CFS here in Nac.
Yeah, we must have hit them on an off day, too....seriously a 'meh' at best...The food wasn't good, and the service wasn't any better. I won't try them again.


I had the same experience. It seemed very over priced as well.

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Need to try the Horseshoe Hill for CFS when i am in town next month.
CFS that comes with ancho chili cheese enchiladas, you will have to wheel me out of there!



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Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #11867105
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You won't regret going to Horseshoe Hill - Definitely the best CFS I ever put a tooth in!

I actually prefer the CFS that comes with a cheese chile Relleno over the ancho enchiladas but you can't go wrong either way.






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Last 2 times at Mary's were less than satisfactory.Seems the bigger they got the more inconsistent they have become,we won't be back.That'salso a feeling shared by several locals.


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Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #11868759
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Where is Horseshoe Hill?


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Originally Posted By: Okie Poke
Where is Horseshoe Hill?


204 W Exchange Ave in the stockyards.



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Dang, that menu is expensive for a simple CFS. It would cost me $100 to take my 4 person family out!

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Drove two hours to eat at Mary's and we all said it was pushing it to even call their CFS mediocre. Greasy for sure, and so tough a steak knife wouldn't even cut it. Been wanted to try Horseshoe Hill for sure. If you're looking for small town diner with excellent food you need to go to Hubbard City Cafe. Their CFS is great, well everything there is great.

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Originally Posted By: scott01
Dang, that menu is expensive for a simple CFS. It would cost me $100 to take my 4 person family out!


When you consider the large CFS at Mary's is $16.50 the prices at Horseshoe Hill aren't all that bad. I can honestly say the meals I've had at Horseshoe Hill were worth every penny - I can't say that about my last couple of trips to Mary's.

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Try the CAFE in Graford,Texas, great CFS and other food. Want leave hungry.
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When CFS hits $12+, I start looking at other options on the menu.


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Originally Posted By: pil,b
Try the CAFE in Graford,Texas, great CFS and other food. Want leave hungry.
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Will give it a try next time out that way, We had a darn good CFS at The Green Frog in Jacksboro this past weekend.
Lunch Buffet"all you can eat" was all home cooking just like grandma raised me on, peppered gravy and homemade rolls included for 9.95. We were Tango Uniform by the time we got to the deer lease and were able to sleep it off. food peep

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food peep

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My hunting lease is close to Mary's. I went a few weeks ago and it didn't seem as good as it did last year.

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The chicken fried steak comes frozen


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Gotta love the Green Frog!

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I can second the Cafe in Graford. Very reliable...We hunt out there and hang out at PK. Good for the middle of nowhere.

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I've been three times, first time was great, second time was average and today's was easily the best chicken Fried steak I've ever had. Consistency seems to be their biggest problem.

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I went through there on Saturday and almost stopped at Mary's. We decided to get home instead

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is Marys cash only?

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Originally Posted By: 2 Bee'z
I went through there on Saturday and almost stopped at Mary's. We decided to get home instead


It is worth the stop especially if you want some home country cooking next time your through there, you will enjoy country boy food I may be passing through there this Saturday after a duck hunt up around PK this Saturday if wife is with me, we will stop for sure and she will most likely request a full order again scared peep

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Originally Posted By: ArgyleFloater
Gotta love the Green Frog!


The Green Frog a great CFS too, and all you can eat on the lunch buffet. You can wear your spurs in at the Green Frog food peep

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Originally Posted By: Bass&More
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Gotta love the Green Frog!


The Green Frog a great CFS too, and all you can eat on the lunch buffet. You can wear your spurs in at the Green Frog food peep


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Gotta love the Green Frog!


The Green Frog a great CFS too, and all you can eat on the lunch buffet. You can wear your spurs in at the Green Frog food peep


Thats how we roll out here


Green Frog is for catfish on Fridays.

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Originally Posted By: Bass&More
It is worth the stop especially if you want some home country cooking next time your through there, you will enjoy country boy food I may be passing through there this Saturday after a duck hunt up around PK this Saturday if wife is with me, we will stop for sure and she will most likely request a full order again scared peep


We will have to try it next time we are out that way.

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Riata (sp) in Alpine was the best CFS I've ever had. Even bought their cookbook and now do them myself at home in a big cast iron skillet with their cream gravy. GREAT
Mary's is known for their CFS but I too have been disappointed the last few times I've been there. The service help is terrible. It's probably difficult even getting folks to work out there.
My family is all from Strawn area so we know it well.


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I love Mary's but I have to say the last time we went for my parent's anniversary the service was HORRIBLE. 1 hour to get a table and then over an hour to get our food and then it came at different times. I had my food for 20 min before my kids got theres. Dad got his hamburger steak but didn't get his fries till 20 minutes later. Took forever to check out too. They knocked off $20 off our bill when we complained but still didn't excuse the service.
Overall we were there nearly 3 hours. Not a good anniversary to say the least for my parents.


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I've eaten there every opening day of Dove season for years and years. It's a tradition. I know Mary and have sold her steaks for her chicken fry in the past.
I still love it and will continue to eat there.

But in my opinion, Babe's is better. Much better.


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STOP SPENDING THERE, KINDA LIKE COWBOY FANS DONT PAY FOR JUNK

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Wow!! That is big but, looks to be on a paper plate.. so would it be that big on a regular plate? Anyways I would need a to go box either way!! food


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Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #12364850
07/30/17 07:29 PM
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Mary's is way overrated, hot, flies and cig smoke. Not my idea of a good meal. Next time around Breckenridge try Sissy's on 183, way better CFS imo..


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Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Stompy] #12366472
07/31/17 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted By: Stompy
Mary's is way overrated, hot, flies and cig smoke. Not my idea of a good meal. Next time around Breckenridge try Sissy's on 183, way better CFS imo..
AGREED!

Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Beer Money] #12388672
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Originally Posted By: Beer Money
You can swap that salad for more fries.
One of the best things about my hunting lease. It's only about 20 minutes to Mary's and even less to New York Hill.


I love NYHill. Great place


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Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #12388687
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This thread is older than the hills in Palo Pinto county.

Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #12395298
08/21/17 10:42 PM
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Ate at New York Hill for lunch today, wife and I eat there about 6 times a year. Really good home cooking.


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Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #12395845
08/22/17 08:40 AM
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Stop at walmart and get immodium..

Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #12458949
10/09/17 02:11 PM
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I know this thread is older than the hills but 4 pages and a year later and still no mention of the Smokestack? Can't let that slide, they are my favorite in that part of the country.

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Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #12516665
11/26/17 03:31 PM
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We ate here for the first time couple weeks ago. I thought it was great. Although I still think Babes chicken dinner house has a good chicken fry !!


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Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: AmpedUp] #12522463
12/01/17 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted By: AmpedUp
We ate here for the first time couple weeks ago. I thought it was great. Although I still think Babes chicken dinner house has a good chicken fry !!


We stopped at Babe's in Sanger last night, loved the CFS, and the "grandma's house" concept was enjoyable-


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Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #12525340
12/03/17 06:34 PM
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Never been to Mary's but Babe's has some darn good CFS. Their chicken is tops also.

Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #12532282
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The rice house would be better than marys atleast you know what you are getting

Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #12532283
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Teacup full of leafs called salad which is a cup of water with 2 shreds of lettuce rest water

Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #12534890
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I ate there last month and the CFS was very good, Me and the wife split a medium and there was plenty. The total bill was under $16.00. Overall a very good experience.


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Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #12536078
12/12/17 10:33 PM
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I wish I had a Mary's CFS right now! I love 'em....


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Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Stompy] #12540808
12/17/17 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted By: Stompy
Mary's is way overrated, hot, flies and cig smoke. Not my idea of a good meal. Next time around Breckenridge try Sissy's on 183, way better CFS imo..


Sissy’s has its share of smoke the last time I was there. That was a couple years ago though.
Did they cut out the smoke.

By the way I agree on Mary’s. I never have liked the place.

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Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #12541578
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Where we walk in and smell smoke turn around and ask for mgr on way out.

Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: 9094] #12542937
12/19/17 02:51 AM
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Originally Posted By: 9094
Originally Posted By: Stompy
Mary's is way overrated, hot, flies and cig smoke. Not my idea of a good meal. Next time around Breckenridge try Sissy's on 183, way better CFS imo..


Sissy’s has its share of smoke the last time I was there. That was a couple years ago though.
Did they cut out the smoke.

By the way I agree on Mary’s. I never have liked the place.

Have never smelled cig smoke or ever seen anyone smoking at Sissys.


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Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #12542982
12/19/17 03:23 AM
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Sissy's has been no smoking for a while,10 times the place Mary's is unless you like grease.


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Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: lenahorse] #12544011
12/19/17 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted By: lenahorse
Where we walk in and smell smoke turn around and ask for mgr on way out.


what can the manager do ?

Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #12544091
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Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: HasBen] #12548897
12/23/17 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted By: HasBen
I must have hit them on an off day. I had never been and went a month or so ago and was disappointed after all the hype. I thought the CFS was mediocre at best and the sides were worse. A big CFS does not mean a good CFS. I may give them another try, but I can get a better CFS here in Nac.


Totally agree, same thing happened to me. I was disappointed too. Have not been back since.

Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #12552083
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Ive had every CFS listed above. They are good.

Mary's is different

It has good days and bad days, but IMO Mary's wins Texas's best CFS every year for a reason. That's a pretty impressive feat.


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Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #12553923
12/28/17 05:40 AM
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I'd heard about that place for years and probably drove past the turn off 5oo times before I took a notion to drive the 5 miles or whatever out of the way off 20 to eat dinner one night. It was good, but not what i was expecting given all the hype over the 2o or so years I'd been hearing about it. At least they didn't mess it up. For a long time I thought a CF steak was one of those things that you couldn't hardly screw up but I learned different about that a time or two. Not saying that Mary's was bad at all so don't take this as a diss on them, - just not quite what i thought it would be. I have since eaten about the best one I have ever tasted and for the life of me I can't remember now where that place was. If I finally recall it I'll make a separate thread about it. That sucker was some kind of fine - best I've ever eaten. Wait!! it just hit me . Settles Hotel in downtown Big Spring TX. I promise you won't regret it. There is people that drive plumb from Midland just to eat it there!


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Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #12579763
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The CFS at Lonesome Dove in the Fort Worth Stockyards is pretty dang good.


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Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #12580195
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You've never had my CFS......it's a good!


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Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Bass&More] #12604725
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Ate at Mary's Cafe tonight and oil must have been fresh cuz it was delicioso!!!


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Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Stompy] #12624884
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Originally Posted By: Stompy
Originally Posted By: 9094
Originally Posted By: Stompy
Mary's is way overrated, hot, flies and cig smoke. Not my idea of a good meal. Next time around Breckenridge try Sissy's on 183, way better CFS imo..


Sissy’s has its share of smoke the last time I was there. That was a couple years ago though.
Did they cut out the smoke.

By the way I agree on Mary’s. I never have liked the place.

Have never smelled cig smoke or ever seen anyone smoking at Sissys.


That is good news we will go back. You buying Stomp.

Re: Marys Cafe in Strawn [Re: Okie Poke] #12627657
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Originally Posted By: Okie Poke
Ate at Mary's Cafe tonight and oil must have been fresh cuz it was delicioso!!!


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