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Cookin' From Scratch

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90 Truman Street, Doolittle, Rolla, MO 65550
+1 573-762-3111
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 20:30
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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173 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 27 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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94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised.......We would not have driven by and chosen to eat at this restaurant. It is attached to a Stuckey's Gas station but since we had picked it from reviews online we decided to try it. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. The fried chicken, sirloin steak and chicken Alfredo were all very, very good. The only reason we... More 

Thank mrsgreen95
Tyler, Texas
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97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

One of Missouri's best off the highway Diner... Great atmosphere and friendly staff, all of your country home cooked meals and sides are on the menu, including a wide variety of pies and cakes. Daily specials for breakfast lunch and dinner... you will not be disappointed

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

Hi Rachelle M! So glad that you enjoyed your meal with us! Thanks for your kind words about us! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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79 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Being on the road for over a week in the car we were craving a good home cooked meal - and this place was just what we needed. There were sides of vegetable on the menu, choices of different meats and fish and our order of a salad and a fish dish were absolutely delicious. Fish was very overcooked but... More 

1 Thank CraigSabine

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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
US$6 - US$13
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
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?