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26880 Rochester Rd., Richland, MO 65556
(573) 765-4554
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Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Richland
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Winchester, Kentucky
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Tried to call but phone disconnect. So took a chance any way. It was a Saturday evening around 4:30 pm. Listing said it was open on trip-advisor. After going like 6 miles down gravel roads we arrived. The road signs didn't state any thing like where closed, but they where! Chains over entrances! So disappointed it was a surprise for... More

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Indiana
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I was driving back from Branson, and wanted to stop for lunch. The Cave was only open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday through the end of October. It was kind of hard to get to. I got off I 44 at the first Richland Exit. There were no signs telling me where to go, so I just followed the road... More

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Merriam, Kansas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We had heard about this place from a friend who had been there for lunch. Not sure why he liked it so much...I know we didn't. First of all you can not drive to the place. You park and a van shows up and takes you there. It's a good thing because the road is non existent. The restaurant is... More

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Perry, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Quite an experience. First, ask if elevator is operational, otherwise be prepared to climb 45 iron see-thru steps. I mention this because I am afraid of heights and iron steps, but I made it and am so glad I did. Debbie is an awesome waitress a d the food was excellent. It takes a while, but relax and enjoy a... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was not just a restaurant. It is an adventure! We really enjoyed the cave, the beautiful hike to get there. Literally a "hole in the wall"...lol. The food was great and the waitress Debbie was very attentive and entertaining.

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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I went here with Danny and his friends. We had to wait in this wooden shelter area for a van to come take us to the restaurant. It was very smelly because there was a garbage can in the shelter by the bench. There were also flies everywhere. We could have actually walked to the restaurant, except we didn't really... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We detoured our trip from Route 66 purposely to visit the cave for lunch on Monday, September 8. The sign indicated nothing except your location. We drove down the miles of road to the parking lot. There were no cars and it was blocked.v we decided to drive up the gravel road. We do not have a four-wheel-drive, so we... More

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lloydLebanonMo, Owner at The Cave, responded to this review

I am very sorry that you did not see the hours posted at the parking lot as well as on the brochure which state that the months of September & October we are closed on Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday. At the end of October we close for the season and will reopen at the end of April. As far as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I had a real surprise today. We were on our way home from Branson, MO and the two friends we were with ask if we wanted to eat in a cave. I thought "okay what ever". Wow, that was great! We parked and a van was there to drive us around to the face of the cliffs and there it... More

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Tuscumbia, Alabama
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

The wait to get to the resturaunt is ridiculous, then you go up in an old retro astro van which reeks of gas, the waitresses seem disinterested in their customers, debbie in particular was a total biotch. The wait on the food was way too long and that long of a wait for food lacking flavor is unworth it, i... More

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lloydLebanonMo, Owner at The Cave, responded to this review

Thank you for the time that it took you to let us know about your edxperience at the Cave. I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit. It is impossible to please everyone, but we sure do like to think that we try. Most of the guests that come to the Cave have a good time. Yes, it truly is... More

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There are good and bad points to this place. First the good... it is a very unique experience. You have to get on a shuttle to get to the restaurant, it is very cool. The restaurant is very cool, you really are in a cave to eat. The kitchen is downstairs and has a dumbwaiter to send food up to... More

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Additional Information about The Cave

Address: 26880 Rochester Rd., Richland, MO 65556
Phone Number: (573) 765-4554
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Richland
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisine: American

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