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202 W. John Street, Courthouse Square, Van Buren, MO
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A quiet lunch

By the time we got to the Mercantile (1:30 pm on a Thursday) the local lunch rush was over and the employees were starting to eat their lunch at the big table by the cash register. We were waited on immediately by a friendly waitress. There is a good selection of fresh made sandwiches, and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2014
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Springfield, Missouri
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Springfield, Missouri
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

By the time we got to the Mercantile (1:30 pm on a Thursday) the local lunch rush was over and the employees were starting to eat their lunch at the big table by the cash register. We were waited on immediately by a friendly waitress. There is a good selection of fresh made sandwiches, and a daily special like meatloaf... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Chicken nachos are awesome. Great breakfast and the service is wonderful! Also had spinach Rangoon as appetizer... everything was good. Walking distance frog current river campground!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We waited 40 minutes for a poor breakfast. Cold biscuit, cold English muffin, had to ask for butter and syrup for the pancakes (!). The "fruit bowl" was half of an overripe banana. The eggs Benedict's hollandaise sauce had been allowed to break but was served anyway in greasy, over-salted pools. The cook did get the eggs right, which is... More 

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Allen, Texas
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I'll start by saying Van Buren, Missouri and the Current River which flows through it is a beautiful part of Southeast Missouri and one that you shouldn't miss. So if you are traveling along 60 Highway and are ready for a great meal, The Mercantile is the place and you'll find the food and service small town wonderful. I'm reasonably... More 

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ELLSINORE
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

The Mercantile Restaurant is located at 202 W. John Street on the "River Side of Courthouse Square" in the old Cotton Building. The restaurant is located in the former Mercantile General Store and will seat approximately 50 diners in the main dining room. The restaurant is clean and bright, the wait-staff are cheery, friendly and helpful. My wife loves their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 202 W. John Street, Courthouse Square, Van Buren, MO
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Van Buren

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?