Fabulous. It’s All In Our Name.
Building a legend for 35 years.
When you have a craving for the best best chicken — “cooked the way you like it” and fish in Livingston, County, a craving so intense that only food that has achieved legendary status can satisfy, then there’s only one place you’re headed: Mary’s Fabulous Chicken & Fish. Because when your jonesin’ for Mary’s you’re not just jonesin’ for any chicken or fish. You want the same flavorful juiciness and savory crunch that you had the very first time you visited this local favorite on Grand River Avenue. “Fabulous” is in our name for a reason. Its holds us to the responsibility we have to meet the expectations and to satisfy the cravings of our loyal customer base for over three decades.
Big things were happening back then.
The year was 1981, and it was a year when revolutionary ideas were on their way to becoming tradition. MTV launched a new network that actually played music videos twenty-four hours a day – a time when continuous broadcasting was just about unheard of. 1981 was the year Microsoft released the first IBM personal computer, and when new scientific missions were undertaken by NASA with the first blast-off of the Space Shuttle. It was a year of really big things.
And humbly, in a “blink-of-an-eye-and-you’ve-missed it” location on Howell’s bustling Grand River Avenue, 1981 saw the opening of Mary’s Fabulous Chicken and Fish. A small thing, yes, but on a local level it was about to become a really big name.
Since then broadcasting, technology and scientific leaders have been working non-stop to evolve along with changing times. Mary’s Fabulous Chicken and Fish, on the other hand, has worked hard to stay consistent… to make our Fabulous offerings the same today as they were the year we opened our doors. Today, a transition in ownership has included the transfer of the recipes and know-how to make sure that what began the year Jimmy Carter handed over the Presidency to Ronald Reagan will continue to earn your business no matter who’s in the White House! Mary’s Fabulous Chicken and Fish is committed to delivering the tradition you grew up with and the taste you remember.
Today, it’s still all in the name. Although we’ve remodeled the building to better serve our customers, redesigned our signage to reflect the change in ownership, and added a few awesome new items to our menu, we won’t ever remodel Mary’s original recipes or the way we prepare our food. We think familiar and predictable is just fine, and our customers say it’s why they love us.
So we show up every single day to put the same amount of savory, juicy deliciousness into our meals as we did the day before. And the days before that. And the many years before that. That’s the experience we want you to come away with after each and every visit to Mary’s. If ever it’s not, we want to hear from you!
Mary’s Fabulous Chicken & Fish wants to be a fabulous part of your fabulous life. We want you tell visitors to our community “Hey, if you want the best chicken and fish ever, go to Mary’s.” And while they’re there, they might also find the best Cheese Steak Hoagie they’ve ever had, decide we’re their new go-to for Livingston County’s best Onion Rings or discover their new Fried Pickle favorite! And there’s more. So if you haven’t been by for a while, stop in. We might not know you yet, but you’ll remember us.