We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A deserved tradition”

Booches Billiard Hall
Ranked #17 of 385 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tipton, Missouri
Level Contributor
232 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“A deserved tradition”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

It is one of those special places that has, happily, stayed the same over decades. Burgers, chili and more is a MUST when in Columbia!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Ray S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

174 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    102
    53
    12
    6
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great burgers, but be sure to try the chili!”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

Was here last weekend and stopped for a burger. Only had one as I had dinner elsewhere but still had room in my tummy for a burger. I saw a lot of people were ordering chili so I asked about it. They let me have a sample and it was excellent! Ended up getting two bowls to go.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank driver175
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kansas City, MO
Level Contributor
77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Gotta stop!”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Don't try to go on a Sunday - there's a sign in the window: "Closed on Sundays, see you in church." :( We arrange our trips to Columbia to make sure we can stop at Booches for 2 cheeseburgers each, and a cold Boulevard Wheat or three. Burgers are hand pattied, cooked on an ancient grill, and taste like heaven. Favorite burger in the world, seriously. Sometimes my hubby rides his Harley from KC to Columbia just for lunch on Saturdays - they're that good.

  • Visited November 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank MelBay1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tucson, AZ
Level Contributor
69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Size Matters”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

The grill is small. So you'll want to order at least two burgers, as you may have to wait a bit. But, hey, this burger could have its own highlight reel. Seriously. I never visit Columbia without a stop at Booches. These burgers are so good (okay, Booches is also a cool bar that thankfully hasn't changed much over the years) this time I ate two while waiting to pick up a pizza at Shakespeare's. Yeah, really good. And best with everything.

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
Thank Ed S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lexington, Kentucky
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Mandatory for tourists”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Just visited Columbia with friends and this stop made the trip. Excellent burger, great service, and the ambience of the place is truly priceless!! If you are in this area, you must stop by because it will definitely bring a smile to your face to frequent such a hometown blast from the past with just the "facts" that a burger joint should present.

  • Visited November 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank screen521
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Booches Billiard Hall also viewed

 

Been to Booches Billiard Hall? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing