We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Smith's Restaurant Express

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1719 E Ohio St, Clinton, MO 64735-2401
+1 660-885-9975
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 65: English reviews
Leawood, Kansas
Level Contributor
39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2016

3rd visit to this restaurant this summer on our way to Lake of the Ozarks. Every meal was very good. The place is certainly nothing fancy, but the food makes up for that. Fried chicken, pot roast, real mashed potatoes and the best yeast rolls you'll ever eat. Home made pies and cobblers. Prices are right. This is my new... More 

Thank 123FrankX1
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Level Contributor
49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We skipped the usually Lamberts stop in Springfield to eat here instead. It's a small restaurant but was not busy when we stopped. The food is amazing, well priced, and plenty full. Waitress was friendly and took our order without writing it down but repeated it to us to make sure she had it right. Good job! Definitely stopping here... More 

1 Thank jshew25
Level Contributor
206 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Timing a stop in Clinton when traveling in the area around meal time is highly recommended. Home style cooking with super service, excellent ice tea and big portions, can't go wrong! Have a hard time staying away from the open face hot roast beef dinner. Stop, enjoy, be stuffed or take a doggie bag. Give it a try.

Thank tejasdrmr
Level Contributor
134 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016

Famliy of 7 for lunch on a road trip. We had a variety of meals and we all enjoyed. Service was excellent. Too bad we didn't have room for pie - their desserts looked SO GOOD!!

Thank omahajg
Loveland, Colorado
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We were here at lunchtime and it was busy. We were seated quickly and our food came fast and fresh. Everything is homemade. They are famous for their fried pork tenderloin. I recommend it.

1 Thank gonzo199
Olathe, Kansas
Level Contributor
62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped for lunch and were very pleased with our choices. We shared a hand-breaded pork tenderloin sandwich, 1/2 order of fried okra and delicious blackberry cobbler with ice cream. It was so good! The waitress was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Only complaint was that the restrooms were not very clean. That is not so unusual for... More 

1 Thank Carolyn S
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Smith's has not only home cooked meals, but the great hospitality to go along with the fun. Whether you are riding your cycle or driving your car, you will always fit in with the crowd. Casual attire fits in quite well and the friendly smiles and "How are you today" go a long way.

Thank JL S
De Soto
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2016

I saw that this restaurant was rated very high on trip advisor. Went in to the restaurant and noticed that this place was dirty. My feet were sticking to the floor. Used the bathroom and this place was disgusting. Needless to say I was not going to take a chance eating there. In my opinion very poor.

Thank battlehollow
Kerrville, Texas
Level Contributor
66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Great little family owned restaurant with good food. Nothing fancy, but the food and service is excellent. My wife had an open face roast beef sandwich and I had the chicken and noodles over mash potatoes. Both were good, but order the half portion of the chicken & noodles unless you're a lumberjack. Save room for desert, as they have... More 

Thank Mark R
clinton, mo
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Great place for family meal. The kids love it. Never a bad meal. Probably our favorite place in Clinton. Home cooking type menu that is done great.

Thank GustinB

Travelers who viewed Smith's Restaurant Express also viewed


Been to Smith's Restaurant Express? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1719 E Ohio St, Clinton, MO 64735-2401
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Clinton
  • Phone Number: +1 660-885-9975

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Smith's Restaurant Express and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Clinton, Missouri
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Smith's Restaurant Express staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?