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Cookin' From Scratch

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90 Truman Street, Doolittle, Rolla, MO 65550
+1 573-762-3111
10:30 - 20:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Fri - Sat 07:00 - 20:30
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Rolla, Missouri
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I will occasionally visit after church service on Sundays for a hearty lunch with friends/church family. I highly recommend the Chicken Fried Steak, fired pickles, and mashed potatoes; however really anything on the menu is pretty solid. As the name alludes, everything is home-made and it shows - the quality and care that go into the food here is some... More 

Thank rampagevinyl
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here before and was never been impressed. This time all I ate was green beans and I was sick for three days. They cook them in bacon grease, which is ok, but they also keep them for days. My friend who ate them got sick, too. We reported it. She also ate chicken and potatoes.

Thank Sandra L
Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We found this place using our GPS function to seek out food. Believe it or not, there is also a Stuckey's attached to the small complex. So, while we waited for our food, I went over and purchased an authentic pecan log. How fun! Larry had a chopped steak with thinly sliced home style potatoes and a serving of white... More 

Thank saharadweller
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

A must stop! Looking for a place to stop where we could park easily with the camper we landed here. Greatest biscuits in the Midwest and oh my word the fried chicken! Kids really liked the chili and chicken strips. Good burger and iced tea. Friendly atmosphere and portions are good. $50 to feed the five of us that aren't... More 

Thank Madeline F
Cookin Scratch D, Owner at Cookin' From Scratch, responded to this review

Madeline....Thank you for your great review. We are so glad you had such a good experience with us! We hope you will stop and see us again! Safe Travels, Tony More 

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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped there with the family, 2 adults and 2 kids. We were slightly taken back by the fact that it is connected to a gas station, but don't let it fool you. I have the pan fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn and roll. Everything I had was good, and we shared a piece of Oreo cheese cake. Portions were very... More 

1 Thank Caleb C
Cookin Scratch D, Manager at Cookin' From Scratch, responded to this review

Caleb, Yes some folks are a little taken back that we are an all in one kind of place! lol That being said we are happy to hear that you and your family had a great experience with us! We hope if you are this way again that you will stop and dine with us! Tony More 

Rochester Hills, Michigan
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194 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Our bus had a flat tire near here so we pulled in here to have a place to get off the bus. Loved the Chicken Car out front. Walked around the gas station store an got me some Stuckeys Pecan Rolls. I love those and miss Stuckeys gas stations. Then after we had been there for a while they decided... More 

1 Thank elaine c
Cookin Scratch D, Owner at Cookin' From Scratch, responded to this review

Hi Elaine C, Sorry to hear about the back luck bus tire! But on the bright side we are so happy that you got to dine with us! Thank you much for your kind words about your visit with us! Please stop and see us again. Reguards, Tony More 

St. Louis, MO
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

On a recent trip to Rolla, I was looking for a new place to eat. After reading the reviews, I thought we would try it. The restaurant is attached to a gas station and not much to look at. The inside had local diner charm. We were promptly served by a very friendly and attentive waitress. We ordered a couple... More 

Thank baker635
Cookin Scratch D, Owner at Cookin' From Scratch, responded to this review

Hi Baker635 We are pleased that you gave us a try! I do appreciate your feed back of your experience we us. We do are best to keep our Homemade dinner specials ready due to the 45 minutes that it takes to Pan Fry our chicken. I hope that you will give us a try again in the future. Thanks,... More 

Here and there
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place has you walk through a haze of smoke before one as a non smoker hates. Truthfully, the food was just okay but since it's too smoky for us we haven't been back. Hopefully, they eliminated smoking but I don't know

Thank Nancy B
Cookin Scratch D, Owner at Cookin' From Scratch, responded to this review

Hello Nancy, I'm happy to tell you as of February 2016 we are 100% Smoke Free! I hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you. Thanks, Tony Sherrer More 

Bloomington, Illinois
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We were in Rolla for the weekend, moving my oldest back into college for the fall and we wanted something different. I pulled up the trusty TripAdvisor app to see what I could find. Although my wife laughs at me when I pull up the app, she rarely laughs when it takes to a neat little place like this! We... More 

Thank Camarofan5
Cookin Scratch D, Owner at Cookin' From Scratch, responded to this review

Hello Camarofan5, We are so glad that you decided to dine with us! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again! Till next time... safe travels! BTW... I happen to be a Camarofan also! Tony Sherrer More 

Missouri USA
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Before I start I love this place for food The food is good The staff is super sweet Just must say i will never buy icecream here again We stopoed on our way home for an icecream I figured if I pay $2.89 not sure if that is exact what I paid,just know it is $2.80 something And you do... More 

Thank MissouriUSAButterfly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 13
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Truman Street, Doolittle, Rolla, MO 65550
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Rolla
  • Phone Number: +1 573-762-3111

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