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The Grotto

301 E Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO 65807-4856
417-886-9600
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Ranked #61 of 541 restaurants in Springfield
Price range: $8 - $10
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 17, 2014
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English first
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We LOVE The Grotto!! The food is very good and the servings are generous. Everything is made to order and was better than we had anticipated. They even deducted $0.50 from my sandwich cost when I requested no bun/bread. We will return!

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Springfield, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Everything I have eaten here has been great. Their hamburgers are seasoned & cooked to perfection. I have had the homemade chips & sweet potato fries and they were crispy & hot. The Avocado Chicken sandwich is very good and I love the chipolte crema sauce they put on the chicken. I haven't had the pizza, but it also looks... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I had a salmon sandwich and it was very tasty. The salmon was grilled but juicy and the lime sauce complemented the flavor. The sweet potato fries were crisp and hot. It was a good meal

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Springfield, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This place just keeps getting better. Hands down, the best burger and sweet potato fries around. My personal fave is the mushroom & Swiss, my husband loves the bacon cheddar burger. The pizzas are great, as well as some of the vegetarian fare. It's quick, fresh, and has a Cali inspired menu. It also has a patio and serves beer,... More

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Newport Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

I love food and i have visited most restaurants in town. I especially love trying new places. The grotto isn't new, but it is in a new location, and certainly one of the highest quality places you can go, for not a lot of money. Everyone who says the food here is "blah" don't know anything about real food. The... More

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Springfield, Missouri
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have tried several dishes here and nothing has very much taste or flavor. The pizza is just okay. The sandwiches are just okay too. The best thing here is that you can get a side of broccoli that is perfectly steamed or sweet potatoe fries that are really yummy. It is a work-a-raunt (you have to order at a... More

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Marshalltown, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

In town for quick visit and son picked this place out to give a try. I was wanting a good burger and he pizza. I had bacon cheddar burger with regular fries and hit the spot and son had a Greek pizza which I tried and was excellent. Not a lot of atmosphere but good price for a good meal.... More

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midwest, america
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I've eaten here a few times. Our meal this evening was not particularly good. We had the Blue Cheese Chips, the tomato soup and a sandwich. The chips and the soup were aggressively salty, almost to the point of being inedible and the soup had an overwhelming flavor of herbs, which I didn't remember from my last visit. The chicken... More

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SW MO
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91 reviews 91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The Grotto has been one of our go to restaurants in Springfield for years. Over the past year, however , the quality has declined considerably. It's just not what it used to be. We've been disappointed the last two times we have been. Not sure we will try again.

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Mark C, Owner at The Grotto, responded to this review

I apologize for the experiences you have had with us recently. Forgive my directness, but could you be more specific about what deficiencies you are referring to? We haven't changed recipes, purveyors or the specific food we use. We do our best to be consistent and at least meet expectations and it can be a challenge with a high turnover... More

Springfield, Missouri
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

I had looked forward to eating at the Grotto for some time. What a disappointment. When you enter, you order, pay and go sit down. Decor was pitiful. We got burgers. Drinks and fries for 2 adults and a child for $33, and we left hungry. Burgers were not huge, nor the servings of fries. I was bored to death,... More

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Mark C, Owner at The Grotto, responded to this review

Lana, I apologize that we left much to be desired on your recent visit. We try really hard to please as many people as we can and exceed their expectations. It seems we didn't and again, I apologize. We have always been a counter service restaurant and will always be. Our interior is meant to be modern and minimal. We'll... More

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