Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Mary's Gourmet Diner Restaurant Review - Winston Salem, NC

723 Trade Street
Winston Salem, NC
(336) 723-7239

Interior View

Sunshine French Toast Special

Breakfast Nachos

After learning about this restaurant from the national news when the diner had to stop giving a 15% discount to praying customers due to a lawsuit threat, I put this diner on my must try restaurant list. Being new to the area, we are always on the hunt for appetizing restaurants to try. Months later, we finally got around to visiting last Saturday. They are only open from 8 am to 2 pm everyday but Saturday when they are open until 3 pm. They offer breakfast and brunch and are located in downtown Winston Salem on Trade Street. Free parking is available in their parking lot located behind their building or parallel parking is available on the street. 

I learned Mary's post their specials on their Facebook page, so I went there prior to visiting to see what the specials were for the day. I ordered one of the specials which was the Sunshine French Toast. This special is described as "brioche topped with house made lemon curd garnished with blueberries, whipped cream and mint". Now how could I not be tempted by that! Sometimes it's just not time to count calories and enjoy decadent food! It lived up to it's yummy description and I thoroughly enjoyed it from the first to the last bite. I wish I could eat it right now, it's making me hungry just thinking about it. It's certainly crave worthy, but I'm out of luck since it's a special. Unfortunately, when we arrived around 1 pm the special my husband ordered was sold out, so he chose the Breakfast Nachos instead. Their Breakfast Nachos are described as "multi-grain tortilla chips loaded with our white cheese sauce, cheddar cheese, scrambled eggs, black olives, red onion, tomato, avocado, salsa and sour cream". It was a hefty portion and certainly odds were there would be leftovers though Hubby mostly just had chips leftover. He really enjoyed it and that's coming from someone who makes some awesome nachos himself. He ordered Chocolate Milk and I ordered the Mint & Lemon Water. The bill came out to around $30 before tip, so it's certainly not an inexpensive brunch. Service was very friendly and prompt. We hardly waited any time before they brought out our food. The restaurant was full of customers when we arrived yet we didn't have to wait for a table and they started to trickle down by the time we were done with our meal. So if you don't want to wait for a table show up around 1 pm on Saturdays but then you run the risk of the specials being sold out. There is also outdoor, shaded seating. I think next time we will try to get there a bit earlier in hopes of getting more than one of the specials. 

They are celebrating fifteen years of being in business on June 6th, so that would be a great time to pay them a visit. I highly recommend you give them a try soon if you haven't already. Try one of the specials, you won't regret it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Be sure to check out my other restaurant reviews for the Raleigh, Triangle area (search engine is over on the right side) and my latest ones for the Winston Salem, Triad area are linked below:

Chef Samir Shaltout - Greensboro, NC
Dairi-O - King, NC
Hakka Chow - Winston Salem, NC

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