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About Mara's Homemade

Mara’s Homemade is family owned and operated serving authentic Barbecue, Southern and Cajun cuisine. Barbecue is smoked on premise. Gulf seafood, Andouille sausage and spices are flown in from New Orleans to make traditional, authentic dishes. When not utilizing Southern products, Mara's buys local.
Live crawfish are available when in season and weather permits.
Family recipes are the staple plus new creations developed by Chef Josh.
Signature dishes include Char-grilled Oysters, Crawfish Stuffed Bread, Live Crawfish Boil and BBQ Black Peppered Shrimp.
Mara's now house grinds fresh brisket for their burgers. The hamburgers are served on pretzel buns baked daily on the premises. Turkey burgers are also available.
Homemade desserts are available daily and whole cakes and pies may be ordered to go with at least 24 hours’ notice. Mara's Homemade features a Bar with over 150 Spirits and 75 Wines

236 West Jericho Tpke.
Syosset, NY 11791
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Burgers

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;

Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,

Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,

New Years Eve till 12:30

Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Michael Drive and Eileen Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 682-9200

Website:
http://www.marashomemade.com/

Catering:
Barbecue, crawfish boils and most anything on the menu is available for takeout and catering. Mara's makes fresh TurDuckEns and Fried Turkeys to order during the Fall holidays and may be available year round.
Homemade desserts, including King Cakes, may be ordered with at least 24 hours notice.

Parking Details:
A parking lot with free parking is available in front of the restaurant.

Public Transit:
LIRR service to Syosset on the Huntington/Port Jefferson line with taxi service to thè restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Joshua Levi

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mara's Homemade Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Absolutely wonderful!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 27, 2017

If I lived closer than 1,500 miles away, I would go there 3 times a week!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food and service
A lot of gluten free choices

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It’s our favorite place. The food is great, the staff is so wonderful and friendly. We always know it will be a great meal in a relaxed comfortable environment.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Haven't been to Maras in a while so we decided to give it another try. We did not remember why we stopped coming here. The dinner we had Sat nite reminded us why. We waited a very long time for our food to be served. The fried green tomatoes were very good but our shrimp Po Boy and brisket sandwich were very skimpy and the shrimp was not crispy and very small and fishy tasting. We don't know what happened to the food but it was not like we remembered. We did have dessert the pecan pie which is served cold and no whipped cream or ice cream. Our waiter was very good but no apologies about the wait. We were thanked numerous times for our patience which got annoying because they could have bought us a beer or dessert

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We love the grilled oysters and have never had a bad meal

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was the first time that we are here. We very much enjoyed a now closed location in the East Village some time ago. We were looking forward to this spot, but were not wowed, as we had hoped. Sampler appetizer was $20. I though that a little high for 2 shrimp, 2 wings, 2 deviled eggs and 2 fried green tomatoes (that were ripe, very thin and very red not green). Duck special very tasty and served appropriately rare. Catfish New Orleans (Catfish filet topped with crawfish etouffee) was just ok brought tepid, not warm with uninspired, bland presentation. Our waiter was very nice and accomodating.

We might return to try lunch if we are in the neighborhood, but we are not apt to go out of our way.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

It was a family dinner for my husband's birthday which was delightful
The meal was good and my husband enjoyed
his time at Mara's

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We love Mara's. the food is incredible and the service is prompt and friendly. Just be prepared for a noisy, tight squeeze in a weekend night. Oh, and a big tab.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Authentic, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Took my son and his girlfriend to Mara’s for their birthdays. Food was fantastic, great service and a fun atmosphere. Definitely a place to dine for great Cajun and barbecue.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Mara & her staff are always very hospitable & the food is always delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food is always very good and the Owner is on site to help which is unusual

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Great food, awesome hospitality and service. a real GEM!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Fantastic food and service . Great list of remarkable bourbon and rye. Fantastic desserts

Tags: Worth the Drive, Spicy, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Always excellent food prepared like the name says "homemade"! Every dish is fresh and prepared to perfection. Thanks for putting your grilled clams back on the menu. Stuffed crawfish bread is something you cannot miss! There are actually a lot of things that you can't miss. Can't wait to go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

We were in the mood for oysters, ribs and fried chicken. Fortunately we do not live far from Mara's and had the most delicious meal. They oysters are always fresh. We could not decide which ribs to have so we had a few of each and the fried chicken is always a winner. We can't wait to go back.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

A unique southern meal in syosett was a surprise and can't wait to go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Food and service were outstanding! They accommodated our large group and we didn't feel rushed at the end of our meal-
Just a phenomenal place!

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Mara's is a fun restaurant. Once seated, you feel like you are in the deep south. The menu is extensive and it's hard to narrow it down what to order. They have a huge beer and whiskey selection and flights of different libations are also offered. Two BBQ sauces are served with the food: Texas (sweeter) and Arkansas (spicier.) The cole slaw side is wonderful as is the red beans and rice. We loved the jalapeno cornbread also. If you have room, the desserts are excellent. It is a very unique spot and so happy to have found it.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Spicy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Horrendous food. We were a party of 4 seated at a tiny table. The tables are ridiculously close to each other. Don't be fooled by the menu language. The jumbo chicken wings are actually party wings smothered in hot sauce. The food was inedible due to the overwhelming amount of salt in the rub. The smoked chicken was the driest I've ever tasted and the ribs were equally as bad. The prices are outrageous. $17 for a glass of wine is thievery for a place like this. As one of my table mates said, "the next time I want to eat dinner in a phone booth I'll come here." We will not be returning to give this restaurant another try.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

First time visit for two senior couples on a quiet early Wednesday night. Restaurant adapted our order to meet a lactose free diet and tried to keep the sodium content as low as possible. We all enjoyed the decor.Staff was helpful and when we told them we were going to a movie shortly, they moved on getting us out of the restaurant quickly.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

I have driven by Mara's Homemade restaurant a few times and never noticed it. I will never forget where it is now! The store front in unremarkable and I figured looking at the other stores, they all have similar fronts. You would never think there was a gem of a restaurant hidden behind this facade. Not everyone likes New Orleans , Cajun, NOLA or whatever you like to call it type food. If you dont, you are still missing the boat. The 6 of us sat down at a front table and it was nice and cool but not cold. We were greeted by 2 lovely ladies, Mara herself (did not know this until after appetizers ) and Salyolandra. They were so welcoming. There were not many people there given it was Sunday on 4th of July weekend. The streets were all empty. We ordered some meals. The catfish were nicely prepared, but before I forget, I had tacked on a few more dishes for is to try. The crawfish stuffed bread is amazing. We devoured it quickly to a point we ordered another one. Mara cut it into 6 pieces for all of us. We also ordered the alligator bites, I was not thrilled with it, and we ordered the alligator sausage. The sausage was delicious! The meals come with 2 sides in which you choose. I got corn and fried okra. The corn had a Cajun bite to it, and I liked it. I ordered another corn to go since my dining mates ate the other half of it. Now another big plus with this place is Josh, the bartender. Son of Mara, yes this place is family owned, he has a unique variety of drinks Almost forgot about the Brussels sprouts with bacon!!!! Finally we ordered dessert. The strawberryjalapeño ice cream was really tasty and good. No not spicy, but delish. Also had the pecan pie, done nicely and peach bourbon ice cream. All the dessert were good!, It's a must to go to eat there. The menu is extensive and you could keep coming for weeks and they change their menu to accommodate tastes. I highly recommend eating at Mara's!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Great bbq, sides and bourbon

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Great food. It was a hot day so the a/c was chugging away but not doing the job...

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

I want to go back just for the crawfish broil! The food was great and there was a huge selection.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Every dish we have tried has been outstanding. Friendly staff and excellent service. A fun casual place for delicious food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Third visit here and our last. Surly staff. Never made to feel welcome. Always given worst table even though empty. Redfish was inedible. Owner told me to smother with line and guacamole. I did and thankfully then couldn't taste the fish. Storyville in Huntington is much much better for Cajun food !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. The dishes we had were not ones we usually have, but they were well prepared and very tasty. I would highly recommend this place for people who love hot, spicy food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The big problem with Mara's is not the food quality, the diversity of choice on the menu, the huge drinks menu or the friendliness of the staff. Those are all 4-5 stars in my book. My problem is simply that this is most definitely not a $$ restaurant, and more bluntly, for BBQ (even very good BBQ), this place is way overpriced. We went with family and the total came out to an average of $45 per person before tip and without any alcohol. We shared a couple of appetizers and three deserts between the 5 of us. My dad's baked potato topped with some pulled pork (that's it...nothing else) was over $20. And that was the cheapest dish we got. Seriously? For BBQ? That even tops NYC prices.

Tags: Casual, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Totally worth checking out! Great food and atmosphere. Feels like a Manhattan restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2017

As always Mara's Homemade is a great place to eat. Once inside you feel that you are in New Orleans. With the food and atmosphere. Variety, quality, flavor and quantity make Mara's Homemade one of my favorite places to eat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Fun, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Excellent for casual dining as well as full meals. All New Orleans style. Desserts are very unique, including numerous "spiked" ice creams. Extensive bourbon and scotch section including flights that allow you to sample various distilleries

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Spicy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Fun, festive,great food. Homemade King cakes for Madrid Gras /Fat Tuesday!

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Food was great.
Too many items on the menu. Was like a diner menu. Too many choices.
Price was higher than expected. Lunch for four including tip, no alcohol, was $167. But, as I said, food was great. So, I'd go back, just not as often.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Amazing food! Tight squeeze for tables, but I would sit on someone's lap if I had to for the crawfish stuffed bread. Cool New Orleans/ Mandi grad feel

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We love Mara's after having discovered it a few years ago. It is the best Cajun and BBQ food I have had in a long time. Every dish is authentic and the portions are great. You never come away feeling like you have not gotten your money's worth or that your appetite was not satisfied. The Hurricanes are terrific and help set the mood for real down home Louisiana cooking. The place is small so you really should make a reservation (which are always honored at or very near your chosen time). Mara's is worth a visit any time!!!

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Always fun and so friendly. Way too much food. Fall of the bone ribs. Brisket to die for and all of those sides! Be prepared to eat with your fingers and use lots of napkins.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Went for dinner before seeing a show at Tilles Center. It's a funky little place with a unique menu for LI. Food was good, but service was excellent. Our server was bright, cheery and knowledgeable about the menu. The only knock was that we were seated right in front of the door and every time someone entered got blasted with cold air.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

We love Mara's and go fairly often. Mara is a gem; she is extremely welcoming, never forgets to personally greet each table and her wait staff is professional and warm. The kitchen really delivers. Try the pulled pork with side of spicy corn and no vinegar cole slaw. Authentic, delicious Cajun. Highly recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun, Outstanding Value, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Great service and even better food! And it helps that there were 6 pages of whiskey selections!!

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