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Cookin' From Scratch

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90 Truman St, Doolittle, Rolla, MO 65550-9310
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Bloomington, Illinois
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in Rolla for the weekend, moving my oldest back into college for the fall and we wanted something different. I pulled up the trusty TripAdvisor app to see what I could find. Although my wife laughs at me when I pull up the app, she rarely laughs when it takes to a neat little place like this! We... More 

Thank Camarofan5
Missouri USA
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before I start I love this place for food The food is good The staff is super sweet Just must say i will never buy icecream here again We stopoed on our way home for an icecream I figured if I pay $2.89 not sure if that is exact what I paid,just know it is $2.80 something And you do... More 

Thank MissouriUSAButterfly
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised.......We would not have driven by and chosen to eat at this restaurant. It is attached to a Stuckey's Gas station but since we had picked it from reviews online we decided to try it. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. The fried chicken, sirloin steak and chicken Alfredo were all very, very good. The only reason we... More 

Thank mrsgreen95
Tyler, Texas
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

One of Missouri's best off the highway Diner... Great atmosphere and friendly staff, all of your country home cooked meals and sides are on the menu, including a wide variety of pies and cakes. Daily specials for breakfast lunch and dinner... you will not be disappointed

Thank Rachelle M
Cookin Scratch D, Owner at Cookin' From Scratch, responded to this review

Hi Rachelle M! So glad that you enjoyed your meal with us! Thanks for your kind words about us! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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79 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Being on the road for over a week in the car we were craving a good home cooked meal - and this place was just what we needed. There were sides of vegetable on the menu, choices of different meats and fish and our order of a salad and a fish dish were absolutely delicious. Fish was very overcooked but... More 

1 Thank CraigSabine
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

This is still a Stuckey franchise but the food is much better and very good home style. Not fancy but a great value. A place to take friends for a good meal without a bank loan.

1 Thank Jon M
Cookin Scratch D, Owner at Cookin' From Scratch, responded to this review

Hi Jon M, We appreciate you nice words about your experience with us. We hope you will stop and see us again. Thank You, Tony & Staff More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Been there several times. Always friendly staff and they have a nice non-smoking section. The food is prepared well and is a good vale for the price. Will go back again!

1 Thank James W
Kenora, Canada
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89 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We stopped here on our trip across Missouri as we had heard about the Route 66 Burger Challenge. Four of us shared the burger platter and didn't finish. We phoned ahead and ordered the big burger as it said that it takes 30 minutes to prepare. The burger was OK but the best part was the bun, good fries too.

1 Thank samanthandtravismom
Gridley, Illinois
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109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

On our way down to Springfield, Mo. we stopped in after seeing the signs along highway 44 and our curiosity was rewarded with a very nice dining experience. I tried "The Big Pig"... their fried pork tenderloin sandwich and a side of fried pickles. It was the classic "bigger than the bun" tenderloin fried nicely with everything on it (plus... More 

Thank Andrew M
Rolla, Missouri
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91 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

If you feel nostalgic of the sixties and seventies this is the place for you. Nothing has changed, including the smoking room where kids have their food... The food is OK. I got the pan fried chicken and was not bad, in particular I didn't feel sick afterwards, which is already a result. Definitely not for a romantic date.

1 Thank VeraPizzaMargherita

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $13
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Truman St, Doolittle, Rolla, MO 65550-9310
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Rolla
  • Phone Number: 573-762-3111

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?