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Gailey's Breakfast Cafe

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220 E Walnut St, Springfield, MO 65806-2126
+1 417-866-5500
07:00 - 02:00
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Fri - Sat 07:00 - 10:00
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Chillicothe, Missouri
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Sunday breakfast- very good food and excellent servers- but not sure it is really worth the long wait. We will probably skip next time we are in town.

Thank CDV25
Saint Louis, Missouri
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91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I think we've tried most of the mainstays of breakfast places in Springfield (our daughter in in college there)--we were unimpressed with local favories George's and Anton's, so were preapred to be underwhelmed by Gailey's. But we were surprised--it is about the best place for breakfast we have been to for awhile. I had an omelet with cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms,... More 

Thank HolleyMartins
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a classic diner--best spot on Springfield for breakfast. The place is pretty large (3 rooms), but I like to sit at the counter. Super authentic and old-school. Decent prices and fantastic service. Something for everyone on this menu. HIghly recommend for breakfast & brunch.

Thank 902AWG
Ava, Missouri
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Delicious food at a reasonable price! We were lucky to get there before the crowd so I would recommend getting there a little early or maybe a little later. I had the hippie omelet which is a huge with 3 eggs, hummus, spinach, tomatoes and walnuts and also came with toast and hash browns. I wasn't too sure about the... More 

Thank daisybugaboo
Farmington, Missouri
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We took our daughter out for breakfast and she suggested this place, little bit of a wait but it was Saturday morning and this place was crowded . The waitress was very nice and the menu was very diverse. I had the traditional French toast with eggs and bacon and all the food was delicious. The orange juice was really... More 

Thank Mark H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

It's very popular place, the food was great as was the service. We did have a 1.5 hour wait for a table. We walked around the area and enjoyed the weather. Prices were very good and you can have a cocktail even with your breakfast!

Thank Cheryl W
Springfield, Missouri
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you like Breakfast, this is the place to go, They have everything under the sun for breakfast, The service has always been good and fast.

Thank lanspeedr
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in with a 15 minute window to order and eat. The wonderful waitress was "right on it". The ham and egg breakfast I ordered exceeded my expectations. So many wonderful other choices that I will have when I return!!!

Thank Webekool2
Kansas City, Missouri
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This is the best place for breakfast in Springfield. Fabulous. It's old and new all in one. Give it a try. You won't be sorry

Thank nafsdrac
Celina, Texas
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502 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here while staying at the Hotel Vandivort. The breakfast was great. It was all about the little things. The coffee rocked, and the toast they served as a side was massive. I had the southwestern omelette. It was delicious.

Thank So_It_Goes_16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 10:00
07:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 E Walnut St, Springfield, MO 65806-2126
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 417-866-5500

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?