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The Grotto

301 E Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO 65807-4856
417-886-9600
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Ranked #90 of 538 restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $10
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Apr 13, 2014
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English first
Ozark, Missouri
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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 NEW 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
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Went to try this place out based on the great reviews. I had the spicy chicken sandwich with fries, this is basically a blackened chicken sandwich and I didn't find it spice at all though I tend to like very spicy things. My wife had mushroom and Swiss burger with sweet potato fries. Each had a drink and our bill... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

well we just had lunch here about an hour ago. it was ok and we probably will go back. We started out with the bacon cheese fries. my only complaint about them is that the topping are all on top so once you get past the first layer your left with a pound of just plain fries. The tomato soup... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We were in Springfield passing through for one night and found this restaurant o yelp and decided to try it. It was great food and a neat retro atmosphere. I had a chicken ceasar salad because i was eating gluten free and my son had a hamburger as did my wife. The cheese fries are excellent! Very clean.

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Springfield, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The food at the Grotto is awesome. I love their steak salad and their bleu cheese chips... and I HATE bleu cheese. This is a great place for after church on Sunday or an lunch during the work week. It's great!

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