Captain's Corner 816-532-0442
18419 Collins Road Smithville, Mo.
Burgers, pizza, fried okra ,shrimp, also breakfast
Lucky's Cafe 660-397-3313
116 North 4th St. Edina, Mo
Mom & Pop restaurant Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Rick's Famous Burgers 573-775-8888
112 Main Street Steelville, Mo.
Of course burgers are the main attraction but you'll find lots of other temptations on the menu. Great atmosphere and kid friendly.
Oasis Burgers 417-779-8000
11865 Mo. 86 Blue Eye, Mo.
A few years ago we did a split stay between Eureka Spring Arkansas and Branson MO. Found a little "Oasis Burgers and Pizzas " in Blue Eye MO on the drive. New owners after the pandemic added more to the menu. We went there again this past fall. Still awesome! Shakes too.
Mary Jane's Cafe 660-429-1596
10425 Maguire Street Warrensburg, Mo.
A great spot for breakfast or lunch. Open from 6:00 A.M till 2:00 P.M.
Cooky's Cafe 417-5374741
519 Main Street Golden, Missouri
If you like authentic spots in towns down dirt roads this is a real find. A cozy 1940's era diner, Cooky's specialty is pie. I swooned over their butterscotch meringue and it didn't disappoint .
Golden City is about 15 miles southwest down dirt roads from Lamar the birthplace of president Truman and former residence of Wyatt Earp. This would make a great side trip from there. Frankly this would be the only reason a tourist would end up way out there, pretty much in the middle of nowhere. *note: cash only
The Edge Cafe 573-744-9144
36550 U.S. Highway 63 Freeburg, Missouri
Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Omelets, Burritos, blt's, country fired steak, lunch specials.
Closed Mondays hours throughout the week vary so, call ahead.
L.A. Cafe 417-926-3351
126 East 1st Street Mountain Grove, Mo.
L.A. Cafe in Mountain Grove, MO. We've all eaten at many cafes, this one has some of the best cafe food I've ever enjoyed. No weird menu items, just perfected ones. For example, their over medium eggs are actually over medium.
College Street Cafe 417-351-4255
1622 College Street Springfield, Missouri
Small neighborhood diner. Open 6-2. Next to classic car museum. Absolutely amazing homestyle cafe! Simply amazing food and service. Great lunch option when visiting the Route 66 Auto Museum.