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Ashley's Apple Basket Cafe is located in historic downtown Macon, MO. We serve home cooked food, made from scratch when you order.
PRICE RANGE
$4 - $12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Diner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed August 27, 2022 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with adult kids and grandson. Best onion rings ever. With onions you could actually taste. Burritos and BLTs were very tasty and well made. Service was friendly. Great little find.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 5, 2022

Excellent food no matter what you order. Last time we went the meal took longer to get to us…but it was worth the wait. Friendly service. Down home, country feel when we came in. Very clean too

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 2, 2022

I thought it was a very small place until we got inside and it has 2 big rooms, lots of tables. The service was excellent and the food was hot and fresh. Never been here before or knew it was there. We plan on going...back next Saturday too now that we found it. Try something else new!!!!! Prices are great.. Were happy!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed March 18, 2022

We had a group of five and was easily seated. The waitress, Brenda, was great, she answered all of our questions and made great suggestions for food pairing. All of the food we ordered was homemade and was very good. We all ordered homemade desserts...to go. I will definitely try to come back and recommend it to friends.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 14, 2022 via mobile

We went on a late Saturday afternoon, great food, excellent service, and prices very reasonable. I wish I could remember our waitress’s name (she was probably late 50 and o complemented her on her ring) when was so attentive to keeping our drinks filled and...was so pleasantMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 11, 2022 via mobile

First time visiting the Apple Basket. Make sure you get the onion rings. Had steak and fries, so good. Wife had baked apples, shrimp, and sweet potato. She enjoyed it. Thanks Brenda for recommending the onion rings. We’ll be back.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 4, 2022

We stopped in here while we were passing through. Our waitress Brenda was fantastic, so friendly and great service. The food was very good. Best onion ri gs, so light Good home cooking, generous portions and reasonable prices. Brenda made the visit even better ,...so outgoingMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 15, 2022

VERY nice small town restaurant with a good menu and friendly staff. You can't go wrong with stopping here for dinner!!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed October 27, 2021

On a regular basis I would take my family here because my 3 small kids loved it. However, they will never go back because I refuse to spend another dime here. My wife and I had just finished parent teacher conferences and decided that we...would eat at the Apple Basket because we liked the food. We go in the hostess tells us to sit in a booth and she calls Bert or Brenda to come to our table. We see them but they never come to the table. The hostess goes, "have they taken your drink orde.". We say "no" and she then proceeds to call them a second time and she goes and gets our drinks. We continue to wait, another couple is seated and within 2 minutes Brenda has their drinks and is taking their order. I get up to pay for my drinks which the hostess says to not worry about. This has been the second time we've been treated poorly here. We were regular customers bringing our kids at least once a month, usual twice. No more.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 24, 2021

Back in 2019, FEAST magazine did a story praising this small town restaurant. The atmosphere is simple, while the taste of the food is incredible--no wonder the magazine sent a staff writer to Macon. There was a large portion of home-made onion rings as an...appetizer. Every last bite of the jumbo tenderloin was delicious. Sadly, I couldn't try their biscuit bread pudding; it was sold out! However, the homemade pies were a great way to end lunch. The service was wonderful, attentive, and seeming to actually care about why we were in town. If traveling through Macon around lunch time, skip the fast food joints that are on the main road, and instead, go to the downtown area and enjoy some great food and hospitality!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 15, 2021 via mobile

Good home-style cooking. Friendly staff- Brenda was excellent and had great recommendations. You can’t go wrong with the onion rings.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 9, 2021

While attending homecoming weekend we had lunch here. A very busy place with wonderful serving staff. Ambiance is not much other than a cafe with look of clean clean clean. There are daily specials, that day was meat loaf but we chose other items. Husband...had chicken fried steak, his favorite and go-to food.... he said it was one of the best. His side was coleslaw and we both ordered the side of homemade potato chips which were plentiful and delicious. I ordered the fried chicken livers and broccoli salad. All were very good and plentiful, I took 1/2 home for lunch the next day. This place is just good home cooking, a favorite amongst the locals. I'm sure you can find something you like on their menu if you don't want the daily special. The pies looked amazing, but my hips and his gut stay away from desserts.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 4, 2021

We were in town on a business trip and needed dinner. The hotelier recommended the Apple Basket. We both ordered the catfish dinners. The catfish was breaded nicely, it was quite tender, and delicious! We'd go back there, but I don't anticipate returning to Macon...anytime soon.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 3, 2021 via mobile

Always eat there when I come back for my class reunions. So, every five years and Ashley's never fails to please. Got the salad with fruit and nuts in it. So good. Even though I haven't lived in Macon for years, I always see people...that I knew a long time ago and meet new friends. Love it there. Excellent food, right downtown, friendly, clean, bright.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 11, 2021 via mobile

We’re from out of state but make it a point to stop at Ashley’s Apple Basket whenever a road trip allows. Haven’t had anything bad on the menu yet—order anything and you’ll be pleased! Great service from Shannon, and really all the ladies.

Date of visit: September 2021
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We are closer to Hwy 63 located downtown Macon two blocks north of the Ben Franklin store.
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630 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday 630 am to 2 pm Sunday
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Yes, Apple Basket offers takeout services.

Apple Basket is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4