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“You won't need to eat for days....!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Lambert's II

Lambert's II
Ranked #1 of 69 Restaurants in Ozark
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“You won't need to eat for days....!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

Lambert's Home of the Throw'd Rolls! And coming right at your face! :-) And you will be glad of it!

The food at Lambert's is some of the best restaurant food I have ever had. Considering we have traveled the world extensively and been fortunate enough to have eaten some lovely 5 star meals on those travels, I don't find it strange at all that Lambert's floats to the top of our list of preferred culinary delights!

Served in frying pans the food is just as good as it could be and is sure to be a memorable meal should you take the time to visit.

Our wait time was about 1 hour, but we didn't mind as we had eaten there several times before and knew what to expect. To say the least, it was well worth the wait.

I had the Chicken Fried Steak and mashed potatoes and my lovely wife had the Country Bone In Ham with the yams. This food could make a puppy pull a freight train!

Fried okra, fried potatoes with onion done to perfection, mac and cheese, black eyed peas. They all roam the huge dining hall and will eventually make it to your table served out of large stainless steel bowls and spooned with relish onto your skillet. You will need to move your food over for any of these roaming sides as their portions are massive. As a matter of fact if you pray before your meals as we do, you may want to reserve the prayer for after your meal and include a sentence or two asking for forgiveness! I don't think they sell many deserts... at least not to those who don't order and eat them prior to their meal being served.

The Chicken Fried Steak is homemade (not just battered pressed meat), tender, and luscious! The Ham and Yams are equally delicious. And nothing that we have ever had at Lambert's has ever disappointed us in the least.

Be forewarned: It would be advisable to not eat 24 hours prior to coming to Lambert's. That is what we do and we still cannot finish our meals even though we really give it a shot. My wife took her remaining ham back with us. We ordered a dozen rolls to go and ate on the leftover ham and the rolls for several delicious days.

So yes! They do throw the warm yeast rolls across the room for you to catch and enjoy with excellent sorghum and melted butter, but Lambert's does not need a gimmick! All they need is just a try. That will be enough to keep the vast majority of people coming back for years!

  • Visited May 2012
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Throwed Rolls galore!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

This is a fun place to eat with lots to choose from. You will not go away hungary here. Be sure to watch how accurate the roll throwers are at delivering your bread! Everything we have eaten there is great. But be ready for a waiting line as this is a very popular restaurant, but worth it.

Visited August 2011
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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Great food! Great fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

Lamberts Cafe is a "must stop" on your way through Springfield, Missouri. Always a wait but well worth it if you have the time. Fun, down-home, atmosphere. Lamberts' slogan is "Home of the Throwed Rolls," and here's why. In addition to your entree, wait staff are continually walking the rows of tables and offering "pass arounds." Pass arounds are big bowls of fried potatoes, black-eyed peas, macaroni and tomatoes, fried okra, etc. Most fun of all, a young man is roaming the place with a big cart carrying trays of hot-from-the-oven monster-sized clover leaf rolls. But no reason to wait for him to get to your row. Just give him a shout and he'll be happy to throw that roll to you where-ever you are. Don't worry about missing it - he'll keep throwing rolls at you til you catch it!
The menu at Lamberts feathers home-made vittles including chicken fried steak, smothered hamburger steak, hog jowls, and a variety of sandwiches and salads. Most come with a couple sides. Add to that the pass-arounds, and you will leave stuffed and smiling!
One word of warning - they don't take credit cards. So tuck away a little cash or a check book if you are planning a stop to Lamberts!

  • Visited May 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best food in the Ozarks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

If you want a down home meal go to Lambert' s in Ozark, Mo.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank steviejenkins
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Oklahoma City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

Great food and plenty of it. Once you get in the service is very good. Dislike-had to wait over an hour, but we were expecting the wait.

Visited May 2012
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