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Nothing Fancy Cafe

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241 N Washington Ave, Union, MO 63084-1648
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Union, Missouri
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has closed. Service was bad. Food terrible. Wouldn't go there. Now closed, closed. No longer open closed closed no longer open closed

Thank cbmartin
Gray Summit
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

If I could leave a negative star I would! Absolutely awful customer service, rude owner and despicable place. Refused service to my cousin just because it was inconvenient to serve the hearing impaired. I have heard nothing but negative things about this place and owner! BOYCOTT!!

Thank PRsMom
Saint Louis, Missouri
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We went on a Friday evening for the seafood buffet. We were greeted by the staff immediately and then informed that drinks were no longer included with the buffet. Since we had never been there we had no idea that they had ever been included. Guess they've had people upset with them for not including drinks so they feel it... More 

Thank likenmo
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Service is ok and the meals are fair. The owner however is another story. She is demeaning the staff and customers.

Thank Daniel P
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Seriously the most disgusting food ever and I'm the most un-picky eater there is. By far the worse food I've ever eaten at a restaurant. The only thing good was my soda. The soda was delicious.

Thank Ahob317
Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Somebody call Robert Irvine! This place needs an intervention. The hospital food at St. John's in Washington is better! The mashed potatoes were from a box, the gravy was from a can, the pot roast was unremarkable and the macaroni and cheese looked and tasted EXACTLY like it came out of a little blue box by Kraft ... no kidding.... More 

2 Thank V493
Saint Clair, Missouri
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went there once and will not go back. I had the buffet and the food was dried out and mostly inedible and what was edible wasn't that good. The best thing on the buffet was the chicken wings which were pretty good but would have been even better if they weren't dried out from sitting so long uncovered. I've seen... More 

Thank John M
Union, Missouri
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The owner of this place yelled at her staff in front of all of us while we ate. She has yelled at customers that were trying to set up for a funeral dinner. (It was moved to Hagie's) And she has posted nasty things about her customers on facebook. How she is still in business is beyond me!!!

3 Thank Momma_x5forever
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Will never eat here again! Lots of discontent amongst staff. Took forever to get service. The owner gave excuses and seemed irritated that I told her what was happening. I wasn't rude. I never asked for anything free. I simply tried to let a local business owner know what happens when she's not looking. Turns out she was sitting in... More 

1 Thank portsomewhere
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116 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The owner of this place turned away a funeral for a friend's mother. They had it booked in advance and when they went to set up for the dinner, the owner got mad at them for wanting to move tables. The event was cancelled with very short notice. Beware of this place, the owner is not a nice person.

1 Thank Novae5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 N Washington Ave, Union, MO 63084-1648
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Union
  • Phone Number: 636-584-0007

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