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A bucket of crawfish at Mara's Homemade in (Credit: Yana Paskova)

A bucket of crawfish at Mara's Homemade in Syosset. (June 24, 2011)

Mara's Homemade

Mara's moved to the Muttontown Plaza shopping center from East Sixth Street in Manhattan. The transition has gone well, informalities and kitschy appointments in tow, turning a barely noticeable storefront into a destination for a crawfish boil, a po'boy and lots more. Get ready to get messy. -- Peter Gianotti

The exterior of Mara's Homemade, at 236 W.
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The exterior of Mara's Homemade, at 236 W. Jericho Tpke., in the Muttontown Plaza shopping center in Syosset. (June 24, 2011)

Patrons linger over their supper at Mara's Homemade,
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Patrons linger over their supper at Mara's Homemade, a restaurant at 236 W. Jericho Tpke., Muttontown Plaza shopping center, Syosset. (June 24, 2011)

Executive chef Mara Levi chats with patrons at
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Executive chef Mara Levi chats with patrons at her restaurant, Mara's Homemade, in Syosset. (June 24, 2011)

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Char-grilled oysters are served at Mara's Homemade, a
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Char-grilled oysters are served at Mara's Homemade, a restaurant in Syosset that serves Cajun-inspired cuisine and barbecue. (June 24, 2011)

A waitress chats with patrons at Mara's Homemade,
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A waitress chats with patrons at Mara's Homemade, a restaurant in Syosset that serves Cajun cuisine and barbecue. (June 24, 2011)

Patrons dine on char-grilled oysters among other dishes
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Patrons dine on char-grilled oysters among other dishes at Mara's Homemade in Syosset. (June 24, 2011)

A bucket for crawfish shells sits beneath a
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A bucket for crawfish shells sits beneath a table for diners at Mara's Homemade in Syosset. (June 24, 2011)

The decorations reflect shellfish cuisine at Mara's Homemade,
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The decorations reflect shellfish cuisine at Mara's Homemade, a restaurant in Syosset. (June 24, 2011)

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Nets filled with oyster shells hang from the
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Nets filled with oyster shells hang from the ceiling at Mara's Homemade, a restaurant in the Muttontown Plaza shopping Center in Syosset. (June 24, 2011)

A bucket of crawfish at Mara's Homemade in
(Credit: Yana Paskova)

A bucket of crawfish at Mara's Homemade in Syosset. (June 24, 2011)

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"Ultimate barbecue platter" is served at at Mara's Homemade in Syosset.

Patrons dine at Mara's Homemade in Syosset. (June
(Credit: Yana Paskova)

Patrons dine at Mara's Homemade in Syosset. (June 24, 2011)

Beignets served at Mara's Homemade in Syosset. (June
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Beignets served at Mara's Homemade in Syosset. (June 2011)

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