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Booches Billiard Hall

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American, Bar
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110 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4816
(573) 874-9519‎
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Chesterfield, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A unique place that should be enjoyed. Realize, your burger will be served on wax paper...and it will be on the greasy side--but tasty. Good beer, good company. Locals hang out here.

Thank Ursula S
St. Louis
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My expectations were very high since Booches burgers have been classified as the best of the best. Now the burger was very good, but I have had better, so I was a bit disappointed. Went for lunch on Mizzou move in day with my wife and daughter. My co-worker went to Mizzou and said I should introduce her to a... More 

Thank Perry C
Columbia, Missouri
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously. This is heaven. A few simple burgers, a coupla draft beers and an oddball bottle or two of interesting brews. Decent music or the game in the background with the sound of pool balls clacking and the burgers softly flapping down on wax paper squares...slap...slap...slap

Thank mothc
Columbia, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typical pool hall atmosphere with great food from the grill. Simple menu with a variety to choose from at reasonable prices. Great place for group gatherings and kids. Perfect for a quick bite to eat if they're aren't events in town.

Thank kmcfamily
Saint Clair, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The decor was awesome, the waitress was so nice and our burgers were to die for!!! Will definately return!!!

Thank psimpson2112
Columbia, Missouri
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While this place has quite the local following, I've never been impressed with the food or service. Seems like you have to be part of the Booches regulars to get any attention. And the food wasn't worth the wait.

Thank Sperry_113
Columbus, Ohio
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We went for lunch and the burgers were good (be sure to ask for ketchup in advance if you want it on the burger) and reasonably priced. It is more of a historical site for MU and alumni that see it as a "must eat", but I just found it okay. Don't expect friendly or fast service, and be sure... More 

Thank Katie M
Columbia, Missouri
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This place is so old school, they don't even take credit/debit cards. They told us there was an ATM a couple of doors down and we'd be lucky if it was working.( What the heck??) The burgers are small but tasty and they serve chips instead of fries. :(

Thank Stacy S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Good. They will soon be losing all credibility, what with sky high prices, long waits and short wait staff. If you really want a good burger at a reasonable price with friendly staff, I recommend Steak&Shake.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Columbia, Missouri
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Every visit to Columbia should include a stop at Booches. It has a very limited menu and is just an old pool hall, but it is a favorite hang out of many well known locals. Plan to take some time because the grill is probably the worlds smallest and if it is busy you will have to wait a bit... More 

Thank William T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4816
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: (573) 874-9519‎

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?