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Hemingways Blue Water Cafe'

1935 S Campbell Ave, Bass Pro Shop, Springfield, MO 65807-2650
+1 417-891-5100
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good24%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (25 reviews)
“bass” (49 reviews)
“fish” (25 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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1935 S Campbell Ave, Bass Pro Shop, Springfield, MO 65807-2650
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Reviewed 2 days ago

the restaurant never fails to impress. this has been a summer treat for us every summer. handicapped parking and carts at store entry by elevators. nice break while shopping. good value menue items look good

Thank flcoppen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to have dinner. In the midst of a fortress of stuffed wildlife and outdoor recreation equipment we had expected a more robust menu. Little disappointed in the menu but more disappointed in the quality and quantity of the dishes. Service was...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to Hemingways for over 20 years. Over that time, I've noticed the Sunday brunch quality has steadily decreased. My latest brunch is my last. Grit in the clam chowder. The meat selections are dull looking and taste the same. Then there...More

Thank Russell F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's just so-so. My friends and I all had the buffet which is okay but nothing great. They do have a large selection on the buffet and for $13.00 per person it's not a bad deal if you go hungry. I just didn't love it...More

Thank Peper81
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

I apologize for the service you received. That not normal for us so I hope you give it another chance. Might I suggest our menu as an option. We offer a lot of fresh options like Grass fed beef, antibiotic free chicken, heirloom tomatoes, we...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We went to Hemingway's with my family for my birthday. My two daughters ordered the dinner buffet. Awful! My husband and I ordered fried shrimp off the menu. Awful!! The shrimp was $16 and comes with nothing. We had to pay extra to get a...More

Thank CrazyChristy39
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

I am so sorry you did not enjoy your visit. Normally our menu items are where the quality of food shines. Since we offer a lot of fresh options like Grass fed beef, antibiotic free chicken, heirloom tomatoes, we also buy sustainable fisheries and have...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017

Stopped at Bass Pro on our way through Springfield and were surprised to find a great lunch buffet while there. Reasonably priced for a good variety of food. No one should ever leave hungry! Kids would enjoy watching the fish in the huge aquarium while...More

Thank RoadTripGranny
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

So great to hear. Thanks for stopping in!

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Very nice restaurant, with a very nicely presented lunch buffet. For $12.99 for the lunch buffet, the selections were very good. From memory today, in addition to the comprehensive salad bar, the following items were on the buffet line: Popcorn shrimp, baked tilapia, cashew chicken,...More

Thank Tom B
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate it. Glad to hear you a great visit.

Reviewed 17 August 2017

We've enjoyed many great meals over the past several years at Hemingway's. The decor is needing freshing but, it would be aweful to lose the Hemingway theme. The large fish tank overvthe bar is phenomenal! The Hemingway momentos are amazing. Now to the food, it...More

Thank Victoria M
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

We are glad you found the ambiance delightful, all our hunting décor and 30,000 gallon fish tank are sure a lot to see. Might I suggest our new menu as an option. We offer a lot of fresh options like Grass fed beef, antibiotic free...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The buffet was closed at the time we were there to eat. The salads were good. The entrees were OK, buffalo with mashed potatoes and shrimp with pasta. The prices were all right. Very recommended by others, but we just found it average.

Thank WYPY
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting.

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat. This time we experienced their breakfast brunch and had an amazing meal. We also had outstanding service. We have eaten lunch here before as well, great food. You can order from the menu or eat from the buffet, amazing salad bar,...More

1  Thank cindy_dulaney
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for an amazing review. We are glad to hear you had such a good vsit.

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Questions & Answers
1 November 2015|
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Response from Lori Z | Property representative |
WE do offer AYCE crab legs on Thursday nights 5-9 $27.95
Tina D
4 April 2015|
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Response from Lori Z | Property representative |
We are open Monday thru Saturday at 7am for breakfast
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1935 S Campbell Ave, Bass Pro Shop, Springfield, MO 65807-2650
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 417-891-5100
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