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Truman Smokehouse

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612 Devils Pool Rd, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO 65739
417 335 2777
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 35
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  • 19
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  • 14
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good lunch

We enjoyed a good quick lunch at trumans Smoke house. It not very big on the inside, but is quick with good service. The food was very good and it was interesting to see the pictures of President Truman enjoying fishing on the lake. The food was a good value as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Fride442
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a good quick lunch at trumans Smoke house. It not very big on the inside, but is quick with good service. The food was very good and it was interesting to see the pictures of President Truman enjoying fishing on the lake. The food was a good value as well.

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Thank Fride442
Saint Louis, Missouri
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is on the property of Big Cedar. It is an easy walk from many of the rooms. It is a great solution for a quick meal. We had breakfast there. The bagels with sausage and eggs were great. Lunch consisted of soup that was flavorful and warm - just hit the spot on a December day. The sandwiches are... More 

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Thank drbobstl
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have been here 5 times in the last 8 years, and this is the first year they have started doing pre-made breakfast. The usually awesome brick-sized burrito previously made onsite is now a saran-wrapped flattened thing resembling something you'd find at the Conaco station. Also, my wife's sausage biscuit (also preserved with classy Saran wrap) was... More 

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Thank baroneus
Severn, Maryland
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156 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This very budget friendly restaurant at Big Cedar is a great little sandwich an coffee stop, and they also have very good shakes. ln a location that isn't necessarily budget friendly for eating, this is a nice little oasis. It is a little sit down cafe, set in a picturesque setting that is reasonable with sandwiches, soups and salads. If... More 

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Afton, Oklahoma
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148 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Truman Smokehouse was a short distance from our room so we walked down and had coffee and a muffin. We were able to sit out back and enjoy the view.

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illinois
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We had coffee and lunch sitting on the terrace overlooking the lake! Wonderful! It was a little cool but a very nice place for lunch. They had a very nice selection of soups, salads, and sandwiches as well as breakfast items, coffees, smoothies, and other drink items.

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Thank ilwag
Carmel, California
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We love coming here weather it be for a cup of coffee in the morning or a sandwich in the afternoon. They even had gluten free bread. Big plus! The food was very good and the price point good.

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Thank EnjoyingThePlaces
Indianapolis, Indiana
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Located in a quant little home. We ate there twice while staying at the big cedar lodge. The pumpkin muffin was fantastic with a surprise inside. They have outdoor seating in the front or back with great views from the back.Both visits the service was exceptional.

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Thank Tonto334
Belgium
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201 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We've snacked here a few times, but usually regret spending the money. It's a great place to stop in for a cup of coffee.

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Thank Tim D
Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Perfect for our after hike needs. Lovely setting with perfect outside seating in front and back. Array of smoothies, drinks, teas, coffee etc Loved the old style building and easy comfortable feeling in the air. Had a warm sunny day to enjoy out on the front porch w tea & sandwhiches.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 612 Devils Pool Rd, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO 65739
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Ridgedale
  • Phone Number: 417 335 2777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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