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Smith's Restaurant

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1340 Highway U, Bolivar, MO 65613-8156
+1 417-777-6484
06:30 - 21:30
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 21:30
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Bolivar, Missouri
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live very close to Smith's Restaurant. Have been several times. I like salads and lighter fair, so never have had the tenderloin. My favorite treat is a milkshake. You see, they will make a milkshake out of any of the 10 to 15 homemade desserts they have. Blackberry cobbler milkshake? No problem...turtle pie milkshake?..you got it. Coconut cream pie... More 

Thank Happymoneysaver
Dallas, Texas
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177 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Every time I pass through here I see the signs, taunting me "Home of The Giant Tenderloin Sandwich", turn left now!! So, I made the left turn and said, challenge accepted!! Needless to say, I walked in and found the place very clean, staff friendly and polite and plenty of seating. My waitress whose name is Paige was very courteous... More 

Thank J S
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on a college visit to SBU, and everything about it was fantastic! The employees were very nice and helpful, the service was super fast, and the food was phenomenal. I got the tenderloin dinner, which was a very generous portion. The mashed potatoes and Texas toast are also a must get. There is also a small gift shop... More 

Thank Hannah J
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

My husband had the tenderloin and I had grilled chicken with vegetables. The meal was very good and the service was awesome! The waitresses were always very kind.

Thank Pamela M
Overland Park, Kansas
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107 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Every time we head to Branson, Missouri there are two places we have to visit first. First is the incredible cheese factory in Osceola. The cheese sampling is great fun, the gift shop always has cool stuff. We never get out of there for less than $100. Now 30 more miles for an incredible lunch at Smith's in Bolivar, Mo.... More 

Thank Woody1048
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We can from northern Arkansas just to eat here. Reviews and word of mouth said this place was the best place to eat. 45 minutes to get a lukewarm. Bathroom was discussing. There was a film of dust on top of the toilet. If they can't keep this clean, what's the kitchen look like. Not a very good night for... More 

Thank Timothy B
Kansas City, Missouri
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We were seated quickly. Prompt and polite service. We both ordered the tenderloin dinners with side salads. Generous servings. You won't leave hungry here. A great place to stop on the way to Springfield and Branson.

1 Thank Kingsville_Mike
Lathrop, Missouri
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and I ate breakfast here on our way to Arkansas. Breakfast was so good we decided to stop for lunch on our way back. Lunch was very good, we had the Tenderloin sandwich, but it was 12 dollars each for the sandwich. Thought that was kind of high for a sandwich add a drink and lunch was 30... More 

1 Thank Oscar H
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This food here is absolutely amazing! If you want homemade comfort food cooked to perfection go to Smith's!! Good service, very friendly staff and I highly recommend the pork tenderloin dinner followed by coconut cream pie!

Thank Sydney G
Hermitage, Missouri
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Staff is usually friendly and attentive. Food is pretty good, especially their tenderloin (which is as big as the plate its served on...but you will pay for it...everything is very pricey! Restaurant is clean and well maintained.

1 Thank daveW3107HV

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1340 Highway U, Bolivar, MO 65613-8156
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Bolivar
  • Phone Number: +1 417-777-6484

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?