Saturday, January 29, 2011

Marino's is no more

While in the middle of a 7-on-1 street hockey game this afternoon (I think I won), I heard from a neighbor that Marino's has closed up shop in Waxhaw. They went to get dinner a day or two ago only to find the place emptied out.

This is bad news for me because I loved their Philly cheese steaks and was a big fan of their family nights, where on Tuesday nights up to three kids ate for free with each paying adult. Best family night in Waxhaw bar none. In fact, my family ate Marino's more than any other restaurant in Waxhaw thanks in part to my beloved cheese steaks.

I knew their Lancaster Highway location near Dunkin' Donuts had closed long ago but never suspected the end was near for their original Waxhaw location.

I guess I'll have to find another place to get a good cheese steak. Needless to say, I'm a little bummed out.


bill said...

I hate that they closed, their food was great. It was pretty expensive though, and the service wasnt that great. Now where do we get good pizza?

herewegrowagain said...

It's always so sad to see a local business close down. I was not aware of Marino's closing until reading you blog post. As a current Waxhaw business owner myself-I can completely sympathize with knowing how tough having your own business can be and the challenges that we face. As for finding another place for philly cheese steaks I love Maxwell's phillies and there is good pizza at Rendini's or Mama Lena's and lets not forget Pizza Works.

Ray said...

Darn! We loved their pizza! We had the Cuthbertson card, so we'd order a large pizza and get the Philly cheesesteak free. It was a pefect meal for my wife and I and our 2 small kids. The kids are going to be bummed they have closed.

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