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“Ok but not worth returning”
Review of Smith's Restaurant

Smith's Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 43 Restaurants in Bolivar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Saint Louis
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Ok but not worth returning”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Our hotel front desk attendant recommended that we try Smith's for dinner.
We were seated right away and we ordered. I had the brisket plate with hand cut fries and coleslaw. The brisket was dry, fries soggy and coleslaw was soupy. My son had the pulled pork, corn and fries. He said that the pork was great, the corn was old and soggy. We never got the bread that was supposed to go with our meal. I got the feeling that walking in an hour before closing was an inconvenience to the wait staff and the kitchen staff.

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English first
Keizer, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“good eating”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

great ribs and beef roast for a good quality,waitress was great,peanut butter pie is good too,love it there

  • Visited April 2014
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Preston, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good home style food and good service”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

All of the food here is good and the portions are large. The service is always good and the staff is very attentive. Smiths is very popular and can be crowded and noisy during peal times but I would still recommend it for a good meal.

  • Visited February 2014
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Bolivar, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Use to be better.”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been eating at Smith's since 2005. We know the cost of the products increases but the quality of the food is not what it use to be and yet the price has gone up to the point of being to expensive for our taste. Use to have a great breakfast at a good price. Now the breakfast is so, so but you can't eat for less the $10.00.

  • Visited February 2014
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Springfield, Missouri
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Losing ground”
Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Smith's has been around a while, and it appears they're not looking to get better anymore. Which is pretty sad. The town has few choices for sit down meals, and any restaurant could make a fortune because of this. Unfortunately, that allows others to take advantage of that...
Sustaining quality seems like a given, but Smiths is losing ground.
The ladies room is frigid, and there is no hot water...not even warm water.
On a Sunday at noon we received cold mashed potatoes, cold green beans and a watery salad. The fried chicken (the special that day) appeared to have been fried that morning...and lacked. Country fried steak was good, but paired with the cold potatoes ruined the dish. The Smith Burger was good according to my husband. So 1 of 4 meals isn't so bad huh?
Portions are random and same with quality if food lately.
Hoping they get it back on track ASAP.

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