123 reviews of Mary Beth's - "SUPER BUMMER! Our last visit was our LAST VISIT because they've closed for good. Such a shame to lose such a top notch eatery in downtown. Thank you for all the good meals."

Mary Beth's

500 E McBee Ave
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 242-2535



For four Greenville residents, Mary Beth’s is where dreams intersect. One always wanted to open a restaurant. One wanted to be his own boss. One wanted her husband to finally get his big chance. Another simply wanted her kids to live close by. A move from New York to South Carolina happened, and the four waited, planned and payed for luck.

In April of 2008, the dream was realized when Andy Ballard and Chick LaPress opened the doors at 500 E. McBee Avenue, giving Greenville the answer to the question,”Where should we go eat?” Serving what they believe is the best breakfast in Greenville, Andy and Chuck are proud of what they’ve built so far and look forward to many more years behind the counter at Mary Beth’s.


SUPER BUMMER! Our last visit was our LAST VISIT because they've closed for good. Such a shame to lose such a top notch eatery in downtown. Thank you for all the good meals.

This restaurant came highly recommended by our concierge, so we decided to try it out this morning before leaving Greenville.

The restaurant seemed clean and they were very busy....but we were promptly greeted and seated. В The food was ok, but nothing spectacular. В But the service was terrible. В The waitress rudely told each customer she was really busy and was very tired.

The experience could've been different with better service, but overall we were not impressed. В With so many dining options here there's no way we'd ever return.

Good grief. .29 for "classic" eggs Benedict and coffee. It was bread, sandwich meat, egg, and hollandaise. No side. No greens. No tomato. It tasted fine, but there was nothing special to go with the astronomical charge of a Benedict.

I will say it's a quaint little restaurant where you can find parking. The wait staff are very welcoming and polite. Service was great. Maybe the other food is a lot better, but I'm sorry to say the price is not worth the quality I was served.

Good breakfast spot. Pleasant staff and good coffee. Had an omelet and girlfriend had French toast.

This is my favorite Breakfast spot in Greenville! The Corned Beef hash is amazing and I have not had one bad thing. Even my 4 year old exclaims how good the food is!

If you are looking for a good breakfast in Greenville this is the place to come too!

Stellar experience here! We came here on Mother's Day, although not to celebrate motherhood, simply to take advantage of a beautiful Sunday at a downtown location that serves mimosas. We were able to snag a seat outside in the shade, and the host and server both warned us it would be a while for our food given how busy they were, which was really kind and way better than having us sit there and wonder where our food is after ordering. (I REALLY appreciated that). They were, however, able to bring us out our fantastic mimosas (great portions and proportions, with strawberries and REAL orange juice) right away, so that was awesome. My boyfriend tried the Upstate Benedict, which he thought would be not so great after looking at it, but never judge a book by its cover, man, because it was amazing! The horseradish hollandaise was on point - not too spicy, and the corned beef hash was cooked to the point of smushy but not gross (I can't say I'm normally a fan). I tried the Scrambled eggs with goat cheese and basil, which I didn't think would be a knock out, but it was incredible!! They were cooked perfectly (soft and fluffy/not with burnt pan pieces), and had so much flavor to them I couldn't believe how simple the name was. I also had a biscuit with it, and to me, all biscuits are pretty much the same, but this one was so light and layered and not-doughy-tasting that it's worth Yelping about. DEFINITELY will be back!

We've been many times. This time our food came out cold and we respectfully and quietly told our server. She was very nice and took our food to fix the situation. The owner came over and argued with us about our complaints. After reading other reviews I see that he does that a lot. I will never go back!

First time here but I have to say the Apple wood smoked bacon waffle is worth coming back for. The fusion of flavors is amazing!!!

Mary Beth's is, in my opinion, a top three breakfast or brunch spot in Greenville. The food is excellent no matter what you get, and the service is friendly and quick. The owner always stops by to make sure you are satisfied. The space has a good down-home diner feel but the food is higher quality than a traditional diner. I highly recommend the scrambled eggs with goat cheese and basil, or the French toast (available as a special on weekends). I've never had a bad experience here!

Outstanding breakfast. I had the "Charlie" eggs Benedict. В Egg with four strips of applewood smoked bacon. Luscious rich hollandaise sauce... The co-owner Andy Ballard checked on us several times, although our waitress was doing a great job.

The atmosphere is a bit pedestrian but pleasant and open. The food reminds me of a place in LA that serves similar food in a much more upscale location with snobby atmosphere. В No difference in food but the price here is half...

My wife had the Lemon ricotta pancakes, and says they were the best pancakes she's ever tasted. They came with a lemon sauce and maple syrup that she saw no need to use.

Andy says that they have some great steaks at reasonable prices so it looks like we may need to come back and try dinner.

Overpriced with below average service.

Two crab cakes with about 1/4 cup of mixed greens =
Caesar salad with six croutons, less than a tablespoon of Parmesan cheese, and not nearly enough dressing =

Took way longer than it should have to get the above order (ours was the only occupied table at 12:30 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon). The food was delivered by someone other than our waitress; she never checked to see if the food was satisfactory. She did return when we were almost finished, to refill the iced tea.

With so many other restaurants in the area offering similar items, better prices, and better service, we won't visit Mary Beth's again.

Thought at first this might be a good breakfast place in the area but then it went downhill. The WORST SERVICE I've ever had. I made an account to leave reviews just because of this place. I was given something completely different than what I ordered with no apology or anything. Server acknowledged that it was wrong after I very respectfully and nicely said I couldn't eat it. I usually would just eat anything but it had meat in it and I'm vegetarian. They substituted it for a plain, HORRIBLY MADE EGG and still charged me for the full meal. No apology from the manager and we had to give them a hard time to get it taken off the check. I've never asked for something to be taken off before but this was pathetic. The manager and lady at the front just stared us down as we left instead of being friendly or apologizing. They lost potential customers and we will be sure to share with others in the area to not come here

Very disappointed to hear how the staff and manager at this restaurant poorly treated a group of African American customers today. В The manager replied to the group as "this always happens with y'all В (only African Americans in the restaurant)" wow really! В Disrespect one, disrespect a community! DO NOT EAT HERE!

Today was our first time and probably last also. The food wasn't bad but definitely not worth what we paid for it. My husband ordered a bowl of grits with cheddar (), toast (4 slices !) and a half order of sausage which turned out to be ONE patty roughly 1-1/2" in diameter (.25!!!)! I had the applewood smoked bacon waffle. That is literally all that was on my plate for ! For that price there should have at least been a piece of fruit or some kind of garnish. In all we paid total for what is usually the cheapest meal of the day. I guess we should have asked questions before we ordered. Lesson learned.

I ate here years ago and decided to come back over the weekend. We were seated right away, and the staff were cheerful and kind. The decor of the restaurant is under-impressive, and it was rather dirty in our booth. My friend actually sat in orange juice. It was around 1pm, and they may have been playing catch up after a morning rush...I like to give people the benefit of the doubt.
We ordered blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs with basil and goat cheese, and two a la carte items (hash browns and a half order of sausage). The pancakes and eggs were very good; we really enjoyed them. The hash browns were overcooked, yet cold. With enough ketchup I ate them, but wished they had been better.
The 3 stars can be attributed to the sausage. The half order of sausage turned out to be one patty, about 4 inches in diameter, that cost .25...pretty steep. Maybe we should've asked how many patties came with the order, but assumed that something costing .25 would be more than one patty...

Oh well. It was, overall, a pretty mediocre meal.

We've been a couple of times before, but this is my first review for breakfast. I doubt we'll go back, so it will be my last.

The blueberry pancakes were delicious. Everything else was just okay. The large order of bacon was for four scrawny pieces, so this seemed overpriced.

I honestly can't see what the draw to this place is. It is very nondescript and unorganized, and I for one just didn't feel welcome. Plus, it is expensive.

My biggest problem was the service. Amanda, our waitress, was overwhelmed with the Sunday crowd and it showed. She didn't bring my husband his coffee and just nodded her head and said "I know" when he reminded her, all the while very impatiently asking us what we wanted to eat. She was just too busy to stop and fill a cup for him, but continued to refill everyone else around us. It was bizarre. When she brought us our food but not utensils, butter or syrup, I was almost afraid to ask for fear of sending her over the edge.

Overall, it was just an uncomfortable experience that we choose not to repeat. I hope downtown Greenville will get more options for breakfast soon.

Good food. Great prices. Clean restaurant. Lemon Risotto pancakes a must. Hidden little gem worth a stop or two!

Lovely breakfast on a Saturday morning. Husband had the Malt Waffle, I had French Crepes with lemon. Wonderful! We will be back!

Disappointing is how I would describe this establishment.
Went here with my girlfriend today for some late morning brunch. We sat down quickly, but had to wait for quite a while to get our orders in. The waitress seemed overwhelmed and twice forgot our orders, bringing us the incorrect drinks and food.

This was all just fine. The troubling event was when the owner came by for his rounds, checking up on the tables to see how each group enjoyed their meal. We told him that we were a bit disappointed with the wait time and service to which he defensively replied that they were really busy and he wouldn't apologize.

I would advise against going here for your morning routines.

Quick & friendly service despite a crowded Sunday morning. В  Light, fluffy pancakes (lemon ricotta) for me and delicious oatmeal for my wife. В If you are looking to support a local establishment with good food and service then I recommend Mary Beth's.