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“Long wait, but worth it”

Gailey's Breakfast Cafe
Ranked #21 of 683 Restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast
Nixa, Missouri
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416 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Long wait, but worth it”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

One of the best spots for breakfast in town. Just amazing food. Unfortunately, everyone else thinks so too. Service can be slow if they're busy, which they usually are. If you don't have anywhere to be & aren't in a hurry, try it out.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Springfield, Missouri
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Gailey's is a non-chain breakfast place. Need we say more?”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The menu is varied with unique twists. The food is consistently good. But be ready for long waits. It is worth it though, especially if you are lucky enough to be seated in the old drugstore room, with its original stools, counter and windows. The eggs are local and that is rare find for breakfast.

Visited December 2012
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Ava, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Probably the best breakfast restaurant in Springfield. Everything they have is a slight improvement on home cooking. If you can imagine home cooking when everything works just right, that is what I've had here on a dozen occasions the last couple of years.

Visited October 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous Breakfast!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Even though our nearby hotel included breakfast in the cost, we decided to try Gailey's. What a smart decision; we sat at the counter and watched our, as well as others, breakfast being prepared. It was like watching a conductor leading an orchestra - smooth and organized. The food was excellent. We live 3 hours away (by car) but would return to the area just to eat breakfast here!

  • Visited October 2012
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Springfield, Missouri
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103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Go before the rush”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

As many reviews warned, there was a wait (Sunday around 8:40). We waited about 30 minutes to be seated and about 25 minutes to get our food after ordering. The food was good. The prices weren't bad and the service was good. It was nice having the live music while we were eating.

  • Visited November 2012
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