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Truman Coffee & Cafe

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612 Devils Pool Rd, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO 65739-9730
+1 417-335-2777
06:30 - 21:00
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Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tend to sleep in when we are at Big Cedar- so this place is usually our "go to" place for a late breakfast or lunch. I love the hot ham and cheese for lunch and the quiche was great for breakfast- as were the biscuits!

Thank Ann T
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A quaint café, with wonderful muffins, and a beautiful view. It has a good vibe too...so if you must bring a laptop, and "work"...it will give you a relaxing place to do that.

Thank Amzie H
Dayton, OH
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a snack after driving to see the 3 Blu Green resorts in the area (wow are they gorgeous from the outside). Our son wanted some hit chocolate and we needed a caffeine boost so we were game to get something. They have a full menu but we elected to get the chocolate and peacan cookies which... More 

Thank ProfHannah
St. Louis
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90 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Loved this place and wish I had one at home. Great coffee/tea options in the morning. Fresh breakfast and lunch options. Good yougurt and fruit. Super melt in your mouth beef sandwich at lunch. If it's warm you can sit out back on the terrace and look over the lake/marina.

Thank llamamamaof2
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We love the Truman House, from the atmosphere to the food, it's definitely worth going to. It's fun to go to to just read the paper, have a latte, and enjoy the view. We love everything on the menu, but you absolutely have to try their famous pimento cheese sandwich with bacon. It was recommended by a big cedar employee... More 

Thank mrsfriz
Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Charming little place on the ground of Big Cedar Lodge, offering baked goods and sandwiches. If you like cozy and quiet, as opposed to the larger, noisier restaurants at Big Cedar, you'll love this place. We stopped in for a mid-afternoon snack and tried a few of the baked goods. The food was good and the service was quick. I'll... More 

Thank ritak790
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Love to go all the seasons! Spring beautiful flowers water falls everywhere can see tablerock lake and beach great view. Love sandwichs and soups Great hot fudge brownie sunday can feed 3 or 4 ladies yummy love it share summer and fall beach close nice pools all times boating &lazy river too . Winter still beautiful awesome Christmas decorations great... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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136 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place is amazing - but during the breakfast rush the line goes out the door (even during the non-busy season)! We have never had a bad breakfast from Truman's and will continue to go, but it is very frustrating to wait 25 minutes for a coffee and muffin.

Thank stLTravelLover
BCLGuestServices, Manager at Truman Coffee & Cafe, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review, however, we are very sorry to hear of your frustrations. Your comments will be shared with our team as we strive to perfect every aspect of the guest experience. Sincerely, The Big Cedar Lodge Team More 

McKinney, Texas
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We have eaten here many times in the last 3 years, but this visit was very disappointing!! The line was out the door, they were severely short staffed, short on food choices, the staff was not friendly, and our order was incorrect when we FINALLY got it. We were so frustrated that we did not take the items back to... More 

Thank traveler75071
BCLGuestServices, Manager at Truman Coffee & Cafe, responded to this review

Please accept our apologies for the disappointing conditions of your visit to our restaurant. We are always working to improve, so we truly appreciate your comments. We sincerely hope you will give us another opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to outstanding service. Sincerely, The Big Cedar Lodge Team More 

Bentonville, Arkansas
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Just average food and ok service. Food a little overpriced and not very tasty. tried the place 3 times. should have stopped after the 1st.

Thank 2016Awesomeness

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 612 Devils Pool Rd, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO 65739-9730
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Ridgedale
  • Phone Number: +1 417-335-2777

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