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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: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 12
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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
Charming!!

Good food & very reasonable prices. Great place! Next to the other beautiful buildings on the grounds.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Scappoose, Oregon
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Scappoose, Oregon
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Good food & very reasonable prices. Great place! Next to the other beautiful buildings on the grounds.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The outside of Truman's made me want to love it. It is very charming. Unfortunately the food was not great and the selection very limited. We went for breakfast and there were only four or five breakfast options on the menu. The latte I ordered was also bitter. I would've liked to see a larger selection and some healthier options.... More 

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BCLGuestServices, Manager at Truman Smokehouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your experience at the Truman Café. I am sorry to hear of your disappointment with the breakfast menu. I hope you had the opportunity to enjoy the breakfast buffet at the Devil's Pool Restaurant. It offers a wide variety of breakfast options with the always popular omelet station. I... More 

Affton, Missouri
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were guests at Big Cedar and went there for a quick breakfast on July 5th. They had only 2 employees working in the restaurant. The line was long and the ladies were working their butts off. No fault of their own. We have eaten there before during off season but during summer, the food and the service suffered. With... More 

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BCLGuestServices, Manager at Truman Smokehouse, responded to this review

We're glad to see that you were able to visit the Truman Café! However, I am very sorry for the slow service you experienced. I have shared your concerns regarding the minimal staffing with our Management Team for their review. We appreciate your input, as we are always working to improve our guests' experiences. More 

Glen Carbon, Illinois
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We liked sitting outside for lunch and a couple times for breakfast. The view was very beautiful. The kids liked being outside to eat.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Every morning I would go here after my jog. I would get my coffee and sit and enjoy views of the Marina while boats and canoes floated by. Definitely sat outside, however families were having breakfast inside as well. Also yummy milkshakes and bakery goods were available as well. This is more of a restaurant when you just want to... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food was average and so was the service...not what we expected for this resort. The food was on the expensive side.

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BCLGuestServices, Manager at Truman Smokehouse, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that your time at the Truman Coffee and Café was average. This is certainly not our standard. We strive to create a wonderful experience for our guests at every outlet they visit, so I do apologize for your disappointment. Thanks again for letting us know about your experience, and we hope you will choose to... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A casual, walkup, order, be seated type place. Sandwiches and breakfast fare was great. Personnel are helpful, and professional. located in area of resort where there are other eateries as well as shoppes.

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tulsa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had a quick breakfast here. It has table outside where you can enjoy the view. It's a place to get quick and lighter food. Price isn't too bad.

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PackerFan11
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Nice little home like restaurant next to the registration building. Great food open early morning till 3 pm.... we enjoy of breakfast. Very good. Good coffee too!!

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We visited Truman 2 mornings for a late breakfast during our stay at Big Cedar. Both times we had a nice breakfast and coffee. There is not a lot of seating but it wasn't a major problem on either of our visits.

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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: Barbecue

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