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17875 Highway 8, Saint James, MO 65559-8230
+1 573-265-8979
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Saint James, Missouri
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little diner off the Interstate 44 in St. James, Missouri. South on Highway 8, the road to Maramec Springs Park, this little diner is across from St. James Golf Course. Breakfast and lunch hours only. Bring the kids to say "hi" to the owner's horses. Nice thick, hand-pattied burgers and the taco salad is quite good.

Thank route66traveler2016
Asheville, North Carolina
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

The food was wonderful and there was plenty of it. The service was great, our waitress was friendly and right on top of keeping us supplied with coffee.

Thank Nancy B
Cuba, Missouri
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

When you visit here you need to be hungry, because they have so much great food to sample. This is one of those rare buffet's that keep the food fresh and good. Great BBQ on select nights as well as fish and all the trimmings. The dessert bar has all the goodies Mom used t make, including cobblers and cakes.

Thank clyde k
St. Louis, MO
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94 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2015

Very generous portions an a hard-working and friendly staff will await the casual traveler. Really a classic American small-town atmosphere.

Thank Quaker0ats
El Paso, Texas
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658 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015

Why ***** for this fantastic eatery? Because... Whenever I biketour, it is either "feast or fast" and my most recent circular (Lake Spring>Salem>St. James>Rolla>Lake Spring) in Dent and Phelps Counties, Missouri, was no exception. Most of my route between Salem and St. James was true Ozark, narrow, roller coaster 68 (West), which junctioned into 8(West). This daytrip was preferred as... More 

Thank Juanito_Hayburg

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17875 Highway 8, Saint James, MO 65559-8230
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint James
  • Phone Number: +1 573-265-8979

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