Greasy Spoon Archive

  • Whisler’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers

    Whisler’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers


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    I’ve wanted to try Whisler’s ever since my nephew showed me a picture of the eight-decker cheeseburger he ordered there.  In the picture, there were 8 burger patties, 8 pieces of cheese and 8 pieces of bacon – enclosed within a bun and held together with a wooden spear.  Well, an opportunity presented itself recently […]

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  • Smith’s Restaurant

    Smith’s Restaurant


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    I got really excited when I heard that Smith’s Restaurant was opening a location in Springfield.  For those that don’t know, Smith’s original location is located in the small town of Collin’s Missouri located some 20 miles north of Bolivar on Highway 13.   Smith’s in Collins over the years has become a favorite place of […]

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  • Rosie Jo’s Café

    Rosie Jo’s Café


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    My sister-in-law who lives in Ozark suggested a visit to Rosie Jo’s was in order.  I had some trepidation about trying another home-cooking style place after our recent experience at Patrick’s in Nixa.  But, this is what I do, so Steve and I had lunch at Rosie Jo’s this week – purposely leaving out Danny […]

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  • Patrick’s Home Cookin Family Restaurant

    Patrick’s Home Cookin Family Restaurant


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    Regular commenter Josh clued us in on this new restaurant in Nixa.  So, last week regular lunchers Danny, Steve and I took a trip south to try out Patrick’s.  Patrick’s opened up in late February and according to their Facebook page they want to “give them some Down Home Cooking..Everything on your Plate will be […]

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  • Taylor’s Drive In

    Taylor’s Drive In


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    I had lunch last week with my brother at Taylor’s.  I’ve driven past this downtown burger joint at the intersection of Kimbrough, Trafficway and Benton lots of times and for some reason just never stopped.

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  • E’s Inn

    E’s Inn


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    My friend David has talked about E’s Inn for quite a while and Steve, Danny and I have attempted to get out to Republic at least twice to try it out. 

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  • George’s Steak House

    George’s Steak House


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    Danny, Steve and I had lunch the other day at George’s Steak House.  George’s is a Springfield institution and has been around over 30 years at the same location on Glenstone.  George’s is open 24 hours. 

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  • Cedars Restaurant

    Cedars Restaurant


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    I’ve been to Cedars twice in the last week for lunch – first with Danny, then again with some of my family. 

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  • Casper’s

    Casper’s


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    My friend David and I met for lunch this last Friday at Casper’s.  There isn’t any other place in Springfield like Casper’s.  Located in a shiny quonset hut on Walnut just west of Campbell, Casper’s is a Springfield institution.

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