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“This was nothing special”
Review of Hemingways

Hemingways
Ranked #32 of 683 Restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Springfield, Missouri
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159 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“This was nothing special”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We went to Hemingway's on a Friday night (my birthday) as a special treat, and were expecting the seafood buffet of a few years ago. There was no seafood buffet. We did eat the buffet with friend clam strips and popcorn shrimp, and it was about the same as eating at Ryan's or Golden Corral but with fewer choices. It was $14.95 per person, so a little higher priced than those other choices. The only difference was at Hemingway's you can drink alcohol. We won't be going back to Hemingway's as a "special occasion" place anymore.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Food good, hostess crew unprofessional and rude.”
Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

The lunch buffet had good food but some hot items were cold and didn't get filled too quick. The biggest complaint was the hostess crew they were unprofessional and rude. Today us it would be a 20 minute wait so we set our watch timer to be back, came back in 10 and they had already called our name so they put us back at the end of the line and two of them argued over the correct thing to do. Needless to say we ended up waiting another 20 minutes! We were also told a manager would be by to see us and never was.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank ssausaman
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Camdenton, MO
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209 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Went from outstanding to average”
Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

We've eaten here 2 or 3 times a year for 19 years, the food and service have slipped dramatically in the last year. Tried the buffet this trip, most selections were very average except for the carved beef. It was done right and tasty but so much sinew in the meat it could barely be cut into pieces small enough to chew. Even the clam chowder, which used to be excellent was very average. Evidently others are noticing the slip also, not much of a crowd at lunch time. Plus, we had the same waitress as last time, very average at best.

Visited July 2013
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Camdenton, MO
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209 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Very Disappointed”
Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

We've had lunch here for years and always loved the food. This time it was awful,hamburgers used to be best in Midwest, ordered them medium, they were so overdone we almost couldn't eat them. Food in buffet looked old and over cooked. Food was slow in coming even tho there weren't many guests, think I know why now. Going back today, but we have some concerns. Please fix this, we love Bass Pro Shops!

Visited June 2013
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McCamey, Texas
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food, would eat there again.”
Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

I have only eaten here once, my experience was pretty good. I did not have the buffet, like others that seemed unsatisfied. My pan fried trout was really good, cooked perfectly and great taste. I liked the atmosphere as well.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Jason M
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