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1521 Business Highway 54 W, Bowling Green, MO 63334-1030
573-324-2212
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: This is the only restaurant which is not fast food for miles around. Could...
This is the only restaurant which is not fast food for miles around. Could be good for travelers in NE Missouri to know about it.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Last day of business

The food was good, but as we drove into the parking lot there was a sign that said "Last Day of Business May 20 th.". We checked with the staff and yes they were closing. So look for some place else to eat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Camster1
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Nashville, Tennessee
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go back to visit my Mom regularly and go to Crystals primarily for lunch. Good buffet and a decent menu.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

The food was good, but as we drove into the parking lot there was a sign that said "Last Day of Business May 20 th.". We checked with the staff and yes they were closing. So look for some place else to eat.

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2 Thank Camster1
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

They need to find someone who knows how to cook! It's hard to screw up biscuits & gravy but they succeeded, they were cold, runny, flavorless. Over easy egg was even a mess, hashbrowns barely cooked & coffee is very bitter. Place reaked of cigarette.

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Thank Kelli S
Springfield, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were in the area and looking for a local spot with good food. Got on our iphones and saw that this spot got positive reviews. The sites I had checked out showed that they had a buffet at lunch and that their specialty is fried chicken. Walked in and there was no buffet and the really horrible smoke smell... More 

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Thank Kari T
New London, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Their fried chicken is beyond awesome! Perfectly crisp & totally done inside, tender & juicy. While we ate the cook filled the chicken pan, a huge steamer pan, 4 times! That was in an hour! They always have chicken, and another option. Today's was the best lasagna you'll ever eat. So much meat & cheese that strings on and on... More 

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Thank sunnyg123
Camdenton, Missouri
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Good variety, home cooking. The steaks are good and would rival a good steakhouse at twice the price. It's where all the locals go. Not much in the area and this is one of the top places if you don't want fast food. Our server was awesome. Nothing fancy just good food!

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Thank Rueben H
Peshtigo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

First I just want to say the owner of this restaurant is a Hoot ! He was so nice and made you feel so welcomed ,and I'm sorry I couldn't help pick on you Rusty, but you really brought it on yourself! LOL When our group got here ,one of my co- workers said she wanted to try the buffalo,... More 

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Wilton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We had been in Hannibal, it was getting late. There are not a lot of options in Louisiana central so we drove to Bowling Green to Crystal's. Vern had the breaded tenderloin special and I had the two piece chicken and tots. Bothe meals were excellent. The staff are friendly and colorful, as are the locals that come in regularly.... More 

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Minneapolis
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

This place is gross. They obviously smoke in the place during down time. The food is all fried carbs and heavy meat. The decor needed updating in 1980 and not in a kitchy way.

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Thank JadaJean
Hannibal, Missouri
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

I was in town taking care of other business, when I asked someone about a good place to eat; they directed me to Crystal's. I was very impressed with the staff, the dining room, and the overall cleanliness of this establishment. They had hot, fresh food on the buffet and the price was a great value. The salad bar had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1521 Business Highway 54 W, Bowling Green, MO 63334-1030
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: 573-324-2212

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

This is the only restaurant which is not fast food for miles around. Could be good for travelers in NE Missouri to know about it.

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