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Booches Billiard Hall

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110 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 874-9519‎
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Columbia, Missouri
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

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Thank Sperry_113
Columbus, Ohio
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Katie M
Columbia, Missouri
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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. :(

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Thank Stacy S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Columbia, Missouri
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11 reviews
7 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 

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Thank William T
Bridgeton, Missouri
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This may be ok for a college group with little money. It was recommended by a recent MU. Grad. My group was well beyond our college years, those years are fondly remembered, but we don't want to relive.

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Thank Jean B
Columbia, Missouri
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Burgers were not as good as hyped. Small greasy and just plain. The place is a dive but also seems a little dirty. The grill is right behind the bar which seems weird. Ok place for the money

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Thank willythomas1124
Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

It took us over 45 minutes to receive our hamburgers. If you don't mind waiting, the ambiance is the draw but they do things a little different. You don't get a check after your meal, the waitress just tells you how much you owe. As mentioned, they only take cash. I asked for a refill on my soda and was... More 

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Thank cfcstl
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

I get that this place has been around for a long time, so there are memories there. However, I'm really shocked that so many people say these are the best burgers they've ever had. These people must have never left Columbia. The burgers were by no means bad (they are super small, though), but I seriously make more flavorful burgers... More 

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Thank Rachel L
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This place rules. The burgers, plain chips and billiard tables rule! I went here every day during T/F 2016 (except Sunday - they are closed) and had a great time EVERY SINGLE TIME This is the kind of place where you're like, This should be how the world works. This should be how places are. They have a proper way... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
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
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: (573) 874-9519‎

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?