Mary's Cafe opened its doors in the summer of 1995, when Mary Vu decided to use the recipes that her adoptive mother, Jessie Ray Duckworth taught her after coming to the US in 1975. Back then, Mary barely spoke any English and was missing her homeland "Vietnamese" cuisine, but she learned how to love cooking good ole southern food.
Since its opening, Mary's Cafe has become a favorite place among both locals and non-locals to eat home style cooking. Regular customers come from Rock Hill and as far as Lancaster to eat at Mary's.
Mary Vu is a hard working woman that knows the value of a dollar. She takes pride in providing her patrons a wonderful meal at a decent price. In fact, Mary's has received the Buzz Award for Best Value 9 out of 10 years.
Over the years, Mary's has become more than a place to get good home style cooking, Mary has become part of many families. It is not unusual for people to come eat just to see Mary. Mary has said, "My customers are like my family - I love them all".
Van Vu, Mary's husband, is an integral part of running the family business. You can often find him joking with the customers. With Van's vision and hard work, they are able to move into the new location at 1349 Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730 (across the street from the old location), to accommodate more customers and make it the best place to get home style cooking in Rock Hill, SC