Welcome to Maria's

Bakery, Deli, Carry Out

Whats New At Maria's:

Brand new website is being introduced

May 6th, 2010

 Everyone here at Maria's is extremely excited to announce that we have a new website to offer our friends and family!


Feel free to navigate through our newly launched website for Maria's.  We are still getting used to working with the new technology of having a website for our restaraunt, but we hope that the website will soon act as another option demoto keep in touch as well as having our meals ready for you in a quicker and newer way.


Operating Hours

Tuesday-Saturday for lunch 11:00-3:00PM

 Thursday and Friday for dinner 4:30-8:00PM

Sunday for lunch 11:00-2:00PM

Our Story

Bob and Maria

Bob and I grew up in different parts of the world, but both of us spent time in the family kitchen learning the art of cooking and hospitality.  In 1991, I opened a gift shop in Peoria Heights called “Simply Unique”.  When Bob retired from Caterpillar Tractor Co., I took the opportunity to make the big jump and talked Bob into opening a new gift shop along with a tea room and a ceramic studio in Peoria, Illinois.  In April 2004 Bob developed cancer.  Because of his illness we closed our doors and walked away with heavy hearts.  After Bob’s recovery we were given an opportunity to reopen Maria’s on Prospect in Peoria.  In 2007 we opened Maria’s in Washington, Illinois.  In the winter of 2008, the collapse of the economy forced us to make a decision to close Maria’s in Peoria and concentrate our efforts on the Washington location.

Our story is one with lots of twists and turns, like everyone else’s in life.  The journey has not been easy, but we are convinced that God has a plan and a hand in all that happens.

This is Our Promise to You

We believe that the best meals are those we share with family and friends.  We combine our love for cooking and our passion for good food into each menu selection.  Because we care about your health and well-being, we make you a promise to serve only the best and freshest ingredients available.  The staff at Maria’s would like to thank you for allowing us to share this time with you.


Bob and Maria Taylor


We are Proud to Offer Our Special Gluten and Dairy-Free Menu

I know personally that allergies are not easy to deal with when you go out to eat.  You see, I have allergies too, and I want to make your selection worry-free.  We cannot warranty 100% gluten-free cross-contamination, although we will make every effort to keep your meal worry-free and enjoyable!

Please check out our gluten-free menu options!