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“Good diner, could use some updates”
Review of White River Grille

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White River Grille
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: International
Good for: Large groups
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Good for: Large groups
Reviewed September 16, 2012

First of all I want to point out that many of the reviews on here are for the White River Fish Company in BRANSON... this is the White River Grille in ROCKAWAY BEACH... two very different places.

The White River Grille in Rockaway Beach is a quaint little diner. We went there for brunch and it was okay. Some of the food was pretty good, but my biggest complaint is that you're putting warm food on cold plates, so by the time you get back to your table, your food is cold. That's a pet peeve of mine... if you have buffets you need to warm the plates. But for the price, it's a good value and again, the food was pretty good.

Also, some of the booth seats were ripped and torn and that just looks tacky, so the place could use some updating, but it was generally clean and well kept.

It has a great location right on the river... not that you can see the river from inside the place, though. I think a great update could be a nice patio overlooking the river... or bigger windows on the river side of the place. That could make a "quaint" little highway diner into a "must visit" restaurant.

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Thank Tess K
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

They have a GREAT MENU with different kinds of food which are all GREAT
They even have Weiner Snitzel Pork Or Chicken & they serve Breakfast ALL DAY

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Thank Lonita R
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

My turkey ala king was really good! My wife had a BLT and said the bacon was bad. My wife also had the peach cobbler which she said wasn't very good. The bathrooms, while somewhat dated, were very clean. The waitresses were very nice and friendly. The building was originally a small resort bowling alley converted to a restaurant and overall it was very clean; however, some of the booth seat padded covers were torn. An old, nice, small town restaurant.

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Thank skipreader
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Reviewed July 16, 2009

I first went there a little over a year ago. The owner came out and personally made sure everything was satisfactory. I love these small town places, half eatery, half gathering place.

On friday nights they have live music and an absolutely incredible seafood buffet.

When you walk in they immediately make you feel at home and treat you more like a friend than a customer.

It's great food at fair prices.

And it's the only place i will eat catfish. If I had anything bad to say about them it's that they ruined the catfish everywhere else for me. They have the best anywhere.

And fried chicken like mama used to make! You can't go wrong.

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Reviewed July 8, 2006

This is not a fancy place, but it is clean and has the best catfish I have eaten. The cobblers and Pies are to die for. If you have someone who says catfish is fishy then take them here. The catfish they use are the mildest I have ever tasted. You can enjoy the lake while you dine. Its a bit of a drive, but so very well worth it.

4  Thank Kent S
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