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PRICE RANGE
$5 - $11
CUISINES
American, Diner
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 11/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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All reviews finger food chicken fried steak biscuits and gravy large portions the wait staff fast service jeff city in town great food and service green beans oscars bun
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Oscar's is a gem! We had a terrible dinner before and were skeptical of eating at a restaurant in Jefferson City but Oscar's had excellent reviews so we took a chance. So glad we did! This place is amazing. I had a veggie omelet and...my husband had biscuits and gravy. So much better than places like Cracker Barrel. The value was also amazing. Both of us had a delicious, full breakfast with orange juice for under $25. The value was much better than offered at our hotel. Next time we visit Jefferson City we hope to try the dinner menu at Oscar's. The wait staff was always in a great mood with a smile. I don't know how they did it because this place was busy. We highly recommend Oscar's if you are in Jefferson City. You won't be sorry.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 27, 2022 via mobile

We went to Perkins because it was near our hotel. Waited 15 minutes to be seated - left and went to Oscar's. So glad we did! Huge breakfast, really fast service, and delicious food. We went back the next morning - there were 7 of...us - same great food and service.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Lisa M, Owner at Oscar's Classic Diner, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2022

Thanks so much for sharing your great comments! We have such a dedicated staff and they will love hearing your feedback :) We're so glad you made us a part of your visit to JC and enjoyed your meal and time with us! Thanks again...More

Reviewed July 17, 2022 via mobile

Their gluten free French toast and bacon was delicious. My husband enjoyed his biscuits and gravy (not gluten free). Our service was excellent. We will go back!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed February 15, 2022

They have great food and quite a bit to choose from on the menu. I also love the old decor they have.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 6, 2022 via mobile

Good quality breakfast with large portions. Everything you would want in a breakfast~ friendly staff, hot coffee and delicious food. Will definitely return if ever back in town.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 17, 2021

Wonderful, historic decorations in this 'classic' diner. The food is also 'classic' diner food. Generous portions, great presentation of the food, and friendly service. The server is always available to grab their attention. This is a well-run restaurant that we frequent often and will continue...to do so in the future.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 1, 2021

We go to Oscars every week - it is one of our go to restaurants because the staff are always friendly and efficient. They have a good menu that offers lots of choices from nice salads to chicken fried steak and in between. We are...currently on a low carb diet so we enjoy the Naked Burger (no bun) which comes with two sides. We tend to get a side salad with Ranch and a veggie (either broccoli or green beans) - all good and we get to stay on our diet.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 10, 2021 via mobile

On a recent visit to Jefferson City we chose Oscars for a lunch. We were pleased with the service and the food. The portions were very large.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 28, 2021 via mobile

Oscars is worth a special trip! We had breakfast. Our family had pancakes, biscuits and gravy, an omelette, and coffee. All was seriously SO good. The biscuits are fresh and the omelettes are so fluffy. Our waitress, Jenny, was so sweet to our kids and...did a fabulous job. We pass through Jeff City often and we will be back!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 12, 2021

When visiting family in Jeff City, we made a stop at Oscar's. Our multiple visits there over the years have proven them be be consistent in their food and service. For fast service, good food and a fun decor, this is the place to go.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 14, 2021 via mobile

Best breakfast hands down! We visited Oscars by chance and it did not disappoint. Was the best breakfast we had the entire trip and we ate out a lot! If we are ever that way again we will definitely visit again!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Lisa M, Owner at Oscar's Classic Diner, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2021

Thank so much "Devans73"! We are passing along your great comments to our staff. Will make their day too :) Thanks again! We're very happy you enjoyed your meal and visit. Please come back soon!

Reviewed October 29, 2020

While reading the menu, I noticed that the Country Benedicts were "Irresistible". I told the waitress that since I couldn't resist, I would order the Country Benedicts. They really were irresistible. No Canadian bacon, but a very nice sausage with a strong flavor that was...a compliment to the excellent Hollandaise sauce. Yes, I'd order it again. Our server was Melissa (Zoom Zoom). She was very professional and charming.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 20, 2020 via mobile

Ate breakfast here. Portions were generous and the food was very good. I usually don't like restaurant biscuits and gravy but these were perfect. Great atmosphere with fun decorations.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 10, 2020

Wait service was very and wearing mask. We sat and ordered. The Restaurant was empty. Another couple came in and the waitress sat them right behind us. Then our food came. Wife had Turkey wrap and I had fish and chips. Both were very good...and plenty of food. As we were eating a group of four comes in and the wait staff sat them at the table right next to us. We were with in a four foot of other people for over 15 mins. This is not social distancing. The restaurant was empty and no reason for everyone sitting next to each other. So be careful. The cooks and table buster were not wearing mask.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Vacationer580008, Owner at Oscar's Classic Diner, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2020

Hi TopwaterBass! Thanks for writing. So happy that you enjoyed "great food and service" at Oscar's. <3 Thank you as well, for bringing your seating issue to our attention. It gave us an additional opportunity to reinforce the IMPORTANCE and particulars of our safety measures...More

Reviewed February 11, 2020

The breakfast's are great. Dinner, hubby likes the chicken fried steak with white gravy. I love the catfish. Burgers are great and I love to sit and look at the walls with all the 60's and probably earlier, photos of movie stars and singers. Love...the place!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Vacationer580008, Owner at Oscar's Classic Diner, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2020

Thanks for sharing your high marks and sweet comments Mary! We really appreciate your thoughtful post and your frequent visits. Thanks again!

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Oscar's Classic Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5