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“Amazing dinner rolls!”
Review of MCL Cafeteria

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MCL Cafeteria
Ranked #150 of 491 Restaurants in Springfield
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

I ate here for a wedding rehersal dinner. The food was very good. The turkey was very tender and had good flavor. The ham was good as well. The smashed potatoes were a big hit with everyone. I thought the dinner rolls were some of the best I'd ever had. My only complaint with the meal was the green beans, which were obviously out of a can.

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Reviewed July 25, 2012

MCL is probably the restuarant I visit most often. With a little discretion you can keep the bill to under 10 bucks. The cafeteria style arrangement allows you to save on the tip. I still leave 10% because the waitresses are pretty good about taking care of refills and such. I've probably visited hundreds of times over the years and I've never had a bad meal. You will see a huge representation of the over 65 crowd there, but with more consciousness on diet, and cleanliness, the younger folks are getting on board with increasing numbers. The lunch special is quite popular. Smaller portions for light eaters and kids are also available. I'm not a big eater, so the buffett atmosphere doesn't attract me like MCL where just about everything is ala carte. Real plates and silverware are a plus. Best time to go is at around 11:30 or earlier. The lines and parking lot can get really packed after noon. They also have wi-fi. The attached bakery is a new addition that became avaialble when they changed locations. The great things about MCL are too numerous to mention here. They own stores in Indiana and Ohio and have been doing so for a long time, so they know the drill pretty well.

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Reviewed June 8, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised with the large variety of food items .The quality was top notch. With all items being ala carte you can get exactly what you want to eat instead of getting what comes with the entree like at most other restaurants. The cherry pie was the best that I have ever had. Will definitely come back.

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Reviewed June 2, 2012

For a relatively quick meal but without the limitations of fast food MCL is a great alternative. One could eat all veggies though they have plenty of non-beef alternatives for the health conscious. Not fancy but always a great alternative.

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Reviewed May 18, 2012

Though it is popular with the senior crowd, this place has lots of good eats. The problem is that you pay individually for each item on your plate. In a town that's saturated with buffets, this can be jarring. It's really easy to just grab what looks good and end up with a $15+ dollar tray of food if you're not careful.

1  Thank Scott C
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