Mara's Southern Kitchen - Formerly Mara's Homemade

4.7
291 reviews
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Barbecue
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
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DD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful attention to detail and very eclectic menu . Great bourbon and whiskey selections as well . Staff very knowledgeable. Maras desserts are beyond incredible ... save room !

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l
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was very good...lunch specials are terrific.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

amazing service! the restaurant had a very homey vibe to it. it was pretty loud inside and it was difficult to talk, but otherwise amazing!

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f
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday

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C
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! Was the perfect place to spend a birthday!

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r
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The noise level was horrific.
Food was ok but after waiting a half hour for the fried chicken (we were told about the wait) it should not have been dry. Told staff and the least they could have done was offer a dessert. The jambalaya tasted fine but looked like mush
In addition, napkins on the floor and an empty Gatorade bottle there as well.
Not for us although I know people who love it.
Bring your ear plugs if it’s a Saturday night. We had a 7:30 reservation. Had to wait but got table for 4.

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DO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been coming here since Mara’s opened. We have never been disappointed. It’s Soft Shell crab season their Po’Boy is delicious. The char broiled Oysters are beyond wonderful.

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

U had the catfish encrusted with pecans on top of mashed sweet potatoes. It was delicious! Done perfectly! Service was excellent! hats off to the chef!

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d
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food, as usual
Fabulous atmosphere
Great service
Need to make a reservation
Great local place

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RS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Personable staff who were familiar and forthcoming about the menu.
Owner was pleasant,involved and approachable.
We will definitely return there.

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AC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was outstanding and service was incredible! Had fresh crawfish, alligator bites, baby back ribs, and hot chicken sandwich everything was very good.

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LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is consistently good and the service is always excellent. They are terrific about letting you taste any wine that your are interested in trying. My husband tried two wines before deciding on his choice and we were both happy with our choices. Most of the food is has some spice but if you let your server know what level of spice you are comfortable with, they will steer you in the right direction.

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BL
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mara's has some of the best food on Long Island. They also have by far the best customer service, true southern hospitality.

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RL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service with a fair price. Sometimes wish the restaurant was bigger. Mara always makes you feel at home.

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KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's my 2nd time there, i went once for a lunch and then a dinner before a Westbury show ( which is a short 10 minute drive). the menu is rocking with plenty of options, with plenty of variety that makes you step out of a normal dining comfort zone. You really have to appreciate the tell Chef and owner pride. Our server Lauren was A+friendly and Mara the owner made triple stop bye to make sure we were happy. I wish more places had this recipe for service, lip smacking good food and making sure the patrons are satisfied. Great job all around, thanks.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love mara’s southern kitchen, the stuffed crawfish bread is outstanding! The spicy artichoke among many other delicious food you will find at Mara’s. They treat you like family. Oh and I can’t forget the many different cocktails and drinks.

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EG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very good food and an extensive selection of bourbons. A little pricey and noisy. Friendly and mostly attentive staff.

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RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous Cajun cooking Etoufe and Jambalya and grilled Oysters were to die for

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Pre Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Family dinner, as always, food is authentic Cajun style, craw fish we’re outstanding, Hurricanes and desert were fantastic. Erica takes care of us every year!

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WL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time. We really enjoyed it. Very friendly accommodating staff. Mara herself came to our table and spoke to us. Impressed!

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c
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Jambalaya was very dry and lacked spice (heat) it was bland .
The Gumbo was loaded with meat however it was bland.

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LS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service were excellent. Great choices if food and beverage. Consistent over many visits. A very special place that I recommend.

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EC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful. I felt like family going there for my 1st time. Mara herself works very hard to make sure everyone is comfortable and happy. Thank you.

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C
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good meal in a relaxed environment. Love the new menu!

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed our time at Mara’s . The food was good and plentiful

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PS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food
Outstanding selection of bourbons and whiskeys

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C
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I've eaten here many times and had excellent meals, but last night was not one of them.

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JB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Extensive drink menu. The food was delicious. Impeccable service. Will definitely be back.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service, fun place, good selection of dishes. Love it we will be back! Thank you for a fun valentines night! Perfect! Great 🦞 crawfish! Ribs hush puppies!

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S
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just loved this place!
The food is exceptional. Homemade and rich with flavor. The drinks are good too. Very helpful and friendly service and we plan to return soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Mara’s! Mara and her staff always make you feel welcome and special! Wonderful menu with plenty of flavorful options. Staff is superb at suggesting beverage pairing and the homemade desserts are fabulous! We typically don’t order dessert when dining out, but will make an exception here. The calories are worth it!

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T
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was sat so server wasn’t Mara. Friendly more to other tables and bar than us. Hush puppies a bit over fried, onion rings not to my taste, burger was good, shrimp po boy was good.

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RL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mara's has always been fresh home made food, reasonably priced with fantastic service. Always great

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n
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food were great Will definitely be back

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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite Restaurants.The food is delicious!The staff is friendly & courteous. Large selection of Wine,drinks and spirits. I would highly recommend Mara’s.

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RP
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I have always received a delightful meal at a most reasonable price. Mara will offer great suggestions if asked; and when I have, I have never been disappointed!!

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SD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I've never been disappointed by a meal at Mara's. The char-grilled oysters were delicious, as was the rest of the meal. My major problem is leaving room for dessert and skipping it would be unthinkable!

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as usual.

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RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner with 2 other couples. The staff was super attentive and answered every question we had. The food was delicious and all the good came in a timely manner. Would highly recommend

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b
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Must have been an off nite. Very busy with catering orders before thanksgiving. Took a long time for dinner to come. Dishes were tasty but cold. Staff tried hard but they might have short help

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