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Mary's in Strawn.......a Texas dove hunting tradition. #7948833 08/24/20 10:55 PM
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...and will be again this year.

What do you get, the small, medium or large chicken fried steak?

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Re: Mary's in Strawn.......a Texas dove hunting tradition. [Re: reeltexan] #7948845 08/24/20 11:08 PM
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Mostly heartburn if I eat it anymore. Good stuff though.

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Do your a favor and skip Mary's, try Sissy's in Breckenridge. Much better CFS.


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Re: Mary's in Strawn.......a Texas dove hunting tradition. [Re: reeltexan] #7948914 08/25/20 12:18 AM
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Mary's, I call ahead and my plate and ice tea waiting when I arrive. It is priceless to see everyone's face when I walk in and they bring my plate and tea out. CFS Medium.

I need to try Sissy's. Been pretty regular at Smokestack lately on my return trips for late breakfast have had a couple of stops at New York Hill for dinner.

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The chicken gizzards are the best thing on the menu at Mary’s.

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Originally Posted by Stompy
Do your a favor and skip Mary's, try Sissy's in Breckenridge. Much better CFS.


Blasphemy!

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Originally Posted by Superduty
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Do your a favor and skip Mary's, try Sissy's in Breckenridge. Much better CFS.


Blasphemy!

Absolute Truth, have ate at Mary's twice and will never again. Hot, flies, greasy food, no thanks.


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Originally Posted by Stompy
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Do your a favor and skip Mary's, try Sissy's in Breckenridge. Much better CFS.


Blasphemy!

Absolute Truth, have ate at Mary's twice and will never again. Hot, flies, greasy food, no thanks.


X2......Mary's way over rated!

Personally , I like the Smokestack but it has been a while.

Re: Mary's in Strawn.......a Texas dove hunting tradition. [Re: Old Shakie] #7950650 08/26/20 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Old Shakie
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Do your a favor and skip Mary's, try Sissy's in Breckenridge. Much better CFS.


Blasphemy!

Absolute Truth, have ate at Mary's twice and will never again. Hot, flies, greasy food, no thanks.


X2......Mary's way over rated!

Personally , I like the Smokestack but it has been a while.





Way over rated!


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Originally Posted by Stompy
Do your a favor and skip Mary's, try Sissy's in Breckenridge. Much better CFS.


Where exactly is Sissy's? Have been eating at Su Casa after most hunts for lunch and if early enough, Pam's for breakfast....Also mix in Buckaroo Burger for lunch. Need another dinner spot other than Ernie's. Is Sissy's open for dinner?

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Sissy's is on 183 just south of the red light about 3/4 mile on the east side. Small white building. Only open for breakfast and lunch.

Two employees tested positive for covid at Ernie's. But they said no customers were exposed.

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Re: Mary's in Strawn.......a Texas dove hunting tradition. [Re: Old Shakie] #7950740 08/26/20 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Old Shakie
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Do your a favor and skip Mary's, try Sissy's in Breckenridge. Much better CFS.


Blasphemy!

Absolute Truth, have ate at Mary's twice and will never again. Hot, flies, greasy food, no thanks.


X2......Mary's way over rated!

Personally , I like the Smokestack but it has been a while.



Try New York Hill across the highway from Smokestack. Better food and a lot faster service.


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Re: Mary's in Strawn.......a Texas dove hunting tradition. [Re: Stompy] #7950751 08/26/20 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Stompy
Sissy's is on 183 just south of the red light about 3/4 mile on the east side. Small white building. Only open for breakfast and lunch.

Two employees tested positive for covid at Ernie's. But they said no customers were exposed.


Thanks! will have to try the CFS!

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Ive never even noticed Sissys going through there but with all due respect to Stompy there is no way the CFS is "much better" than Marys. Since I havent eaten at Sissys I guess its posible its the same but Marys is perfect so it cant be much better. The small is plenty big enough for me. I just cant believe they dont have sweet tea.


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but with all due respect to Stompy there is no way the CFS is "much better" than Marys.


I guess I should have said "much better to me"
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We enjoy Mary's and stop in a few times a year. Was just there a few weeks ago, and it didn't disappoint! I plan to try Smokestack and NY Hill soon as well.


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but with all due respect to Stompy there is no way the CFS is "much better" than Marys.


I guess I should have said "much better to me"
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Thats fair enough Stompy, Ill clarify as well and say IMO Marys has the best CFS anywhere.
NY Hill is a good all around place but CFS doesnt compare. I think they give 3 sides. Never tried the Smokestack but heard good things.


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Originally Posted by Old Shakie
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Do your a favor and skip Mary's, try Sissy's in Breckenridge. Much better CFS.

Absolute Truth, have ate at Mary's twice and will never again. Hot, flies, greasy food, no thanks.


X2......Mary's way over rated!

Personally , I like the Smokestack but it has been a while.



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Have eaten at the smokestack more times than I can count. I can get food like that in any diner in Ft Worth.

Mary's is all about the gravy! Cannot believe you have not figured that out yet.

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Do your a favor and skip Mary's, try Sissy's in Breckenridge. Much better CFS.

Absolute Truth, have ate at Mary's twice and will never again. Hot, flies, greasy food, no thanks.


X2......Mary's way over rated!

Personally , I like the Smokestack but it has been a while.



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Mary’s has much better atmosphere. I like the Smokestack too but they don’t serve cold beer there. That’s always a consideration.

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Originally Posted by Superduty
Have eaten at the smokestack more times than I can count. I can get food like that in any diner in Ft Worth.

Mary's is all about the gravy! Cannot believe you have not figured that out yet.

No doubt about it, the GRAVY!!!!!!!!


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I have a buddy who eats at Mary's.....and gets French fries dipped in the gravy. Mary's cfs to me they add garlic or something to the batter. Its ok in a pinch but I've had much better cfs elsewhere.

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We usually do Tony's in Sealy just a good old fashioned USA breakfast...atfer a fun dove hunt

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Originally Posted by freerange
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Have eaten at the smokestack more times than I can count. I can get food like that in any diner in Ft Worth.

Mary's is all about the gravy! Cannot believe you have not figured that out yet.

No doubt about it, the GRAVY!!!!!!!!



Mary's is definitely all about the GRAVY...best of any restaurant/cafe. I like their CFS as well, but it has become somewhat inconsistent in the last several years. I am not a fan of heavily battered and deep fried CFS, which is what most do. The way Mary's batters and cooks their CFS is my favorite style.

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