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Tubby's Diner

American, Diner
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2204 W College St, Springfield, MO 65806-1502 (Formerly Route 66 Cafe)
+1 417-501-9633
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Fulton, Missouri
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When looking for a place for breakfast, we referred to TripAdvisor for suggestions. Tubby's came up and the recent reviews are pretty accurate. You won't be sure if you want to go in or not. Go in. The waitress greeted us and told us to sit where we wanted. Locals came in and out. The food portions were very filling... More 

Thank Tbirdmom
Grapevine, Texas
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Our first time at this diner. So, our waitress Taylor gave us the run down. She steered us in the right direction for sure. Portions are truck driver sized. Had to take half home. The homemade jalapeño catsup was great too. Taylor even took us to see the dessert options. We will be back to laugh and joke with Taylor... More 

Thank Carol K
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Ok, when you pull up to this place you will want to think twice! BUT DONT! Walk right in and enjoy it! It was amazing! Prices were amazingly reasonable! The food was beyond fantastic! We will be back many times to come in the future! Everything is fresh and hand made! We had the pork tenderloin and you will not... More 

1 Thank Chris I
2 reviews
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Went around 8am. It was a seat yourself. We were greeted immediately. Food was great. We didn't have to wait to long. I would recommend and will be returning. I look forward to trying their lunch menu.

Thank Marc Erica S
Saint Joseph, Illinois
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Tubby's Diner has the most delicious almond crusted raspberry drizzle French toast ever!! If you want ambience and are a food snob, you probably should look elsewhere . This is an old diner with good service, delicious food and a friendly staff. Try it for the experience!!

Thank Sandra0908
Ozark, Missouri
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348 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

If traveling on Route 66 in Springfield Mo you should take the time to stop and eat at Tubby's. They serve very good food at good prices. I recommend the pork tenderloin sandwich with home cut fries and some of their homeade jalapeño ketchup. It is a small diner with a nice friendly staff that makes sure your dining experience... More 

Thank angoct14
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on Tubby's after a fun weekend (Float Trip) in Eminence. The food was GREAT!! Tastiest steak and eggs I've had in ages and Darcy our waitress was fantastic. Service was excellent and the diner had a cool atmosphere, filling up over lunch. Very popular!! Good value, good food and nice people - Go if you're in the area!

Thank Daniel K
Springfield, Missouri
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016

Tubby's is not fancy, but the service is friendly and the food is good. My husband loves their breakfast burrito, and I like their French Toast egg-in-the-hole. Also, although the waitress sometimes seems overworked during peak hours, we have never had to wait for a table, and we usually get our breakfast much quicker than we would at other popular... More 

Thank AshleyShell
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191 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2016

A little greasy, worn down, but we can check off the list, We ate at a hole in the wall dinner on route 66. No complaints, but nothing spectacular.

Thank nick9874
Springfield, Missouri
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167 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2016

Warmly greeted when coming in. This is a small diner with different areas to sit and eat so bigger than looks from the outside. It is EXTREMELY outdated and is really due for a renovation and update. It has nice nostalgia but to some people could seem "old and dirty" it really is a "looks can be deceiving" place. the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2204 W College St, Springfield, MO 65806-1502 (Formerly Route 66 Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 417-501-9633

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?