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Joshua M. Reed
· February 10, 2018
I'll give it 3 stars due to great experiences in the past. I took my family last night, and I'll just say the service was much less that stellar. Our waitress took our drink orders and came with drink...s and rolls pretty quick. Another lady took our order about five minutes after that. Then five minutes later, the original waitress came to take our order. We kindly told her someone else came by and jotted down our order, no worries. We never saw her again, except for walking right past our table and filling drinks to the tables surrounding us. 40 minutes later, and after our drinks had been empty for 25 minutes, someone we had never seen came by and checked on us. She was very helpful and kind and refilled our drinks. We finally got our meals 50 minutes after we ordered. Thank the Lord my 2 year old son is patient. The food was very good, but the service was very poor this night. I hope it was just a bad night, because we've been coming here from Springfield for nearly ten years. It might be a while before we make that trip again :-( Also, what happened to the food bar with the cornbread and beans? Just curious. Thanks. See More
Tammy Daley
· January 27, 2018
We have many times stopped at Red Barn when traveling east on I44 and have made many trips to Mt Vernon just to eat here. I guess we hadnt been in awhile. We went today for a late lunch and immediatel...y noticed the salad bar & buffet were gone and all the tables were changed. We were told new owners took over last October. The food was still good, but I left feeling disappointed. Missed the charm of the farmhouse tables and decor. See More
Nancy Burgess Savage
· October 22, 2017
Too bad I'm reading bad reviews because my daughter and I stopped in yesterday on our way to Springfield. The place was overflowing with patrons but we only had a short wait until seated at a table. W...e had an awesome waitress and the food was wonderful. We chose the buffet, which had a wide variety from which to choose and the bread pudding for dessert, all of which was very tasty. Oh, and did I mention the huge hot rolls?!!!!! I would recommend this establishment to any of my friends traveling through. See More
Nichole Wilson-White
· January 20, 2018
So the food is decent. Adult meals appropriately priced. But the kids meals are OUTRAGEOUS. (Almost) $7 for a burnt hotdog and french fries? No thank you. Please please lower your kids prices. We woul...d eat here a lot more if you did. We now don't eat there anymore because we can't afford it with three kids. See More
Chad Debie Merten Smith
· March 16, 2018
We went to this restaurant on a referral from friends and we were seated in given our drinks and then we were sitting there for 20 minutes. Nobody else came up and said anything to us nobody took our ...order and then they started seating people behind us and next to us and taking their orders and we were still sitting there with two menus in front of us. So we are unable to rate the food but we can read the service is not very good and we walked out. It was not busy when we went in somebody was going around is cleaning off tables but they never read it us or said anything to us. See More
Valerie Copeland-Garrett
· January 21, 2018
We had a large group after a ball tournament. They got us seated in the back room and took care of everything quickly. The food was amazing! Everyone was happy with all aspects of the meal. The desse...rts were a dream!! See More
Deborah Sue Jackson
· January 15, 2018
Never had a bad meal here, huge portions, fantastic food. This is a destination for me, as I live in St. Louis. Much better food and prices than Lamberts with a genuine down home atmosphere.
Mark Goering
· March 9, 2018
We stop here several times a year and heard they sold and apparently they now mix sage and garlic in their hamburger & the former awesome bacon cheeseburger I always got now taste awful.Almost like a ...meatloaf burger. Yuk! Probably will look for somewhere to eat when in the area. Have eaten there many times. See More
Lea Ferguson McCormick
· August 26, 2017
We just left there hungry after being told when we walked in that there was seating in the back. The place was full except for the back room. We went to the back, a server smiled at us while back ther...e & nothing. For 10+ minutes nothing. No one every came. We were just driving thru and thought we would try it, but never again. Self seating does this. It's lazy for a restaurant not to seat their guests. When guests seat themselves no one is accountable. I check out new restaurants in my home state for a living. 10 minutes was more time than I needed here. See More
Amy Hooper Staples
· September 9, 2017
We've been here a few times. Breakfast is terrible, they charge $3 for cheese, bacon is burnt, fruit was rotten. Dinner is usually better, except they charge $8.95 for children. I probably won't go b...ack, ever. Their dinner is okay, but not worth $30 for myself and two kids worth! We could have anything for that price. See More
Terri Edwards
· October 24, 2017
Absolutely GREAT! We've dined in many places in Joplin and the surrounding area and the Red Barn Cafe ranks amongst the top! Selection and quality can't be beat and the bakery items are not only perfect BEAUTIFUL but taste as good as they look! We will be making the trip from Joplin to Mt. Vernon on a regular basis just to dine at the Red Barn. See More
Brenda Culley Martin
· March 8, 2018
Since Red Barn opened I have eaten there hundreds of times, I worked there 8 years but today's breakfast was horrible. I order eggs, sausage and toast , after I got my eggs unfolded one was solid on t...he bottom and both were raw, never knew over medium was so hard. The wheat toast was cooked dry on a grill and served dry no butter crinkled up. My server took it back and was called a liar, I watched 4 tables wait 40 minutes for their meals and even though my eggs were redone then I had cold sausage and toast. The tension in that place will take your breath away. I have never been so embarrassed for the people who work out front, they work hard for their money and are getting NO cooperation from the window! See More
Suzanne Weatherman
· February 26, 2018
Best catfish ever! Nice home owned atmosphere and great heat rolls! To say nothing of the pies, cakes, and cinnamon rolls! Enjoy!
Heather Detwiler Zimny
· July 1, 2017
Sorry...this was a terrible experience. The only person who liked their food was my husband. He had fish tacos and said they were great. I had the roast beef on toast with mashed potatoes. There was "...gravy" on top. It was basically brown water made into a gel with corn starch. flavor at all and mashed potatoes we like pureed into a watery goo. My kids had shrimp and didn't get cocktail sauce, said they had to make it. They never got it. Salad dressing was watered down too...not a good meal at all. See More
Cheryl Grooms
· October 14, 2017
Me and my husband went there after we left Apple butter makin days, the food was delicious we each took a piece of the pie home it was wonderful highly recommend this place
Stephanie Sargent-Foster
· October 1, 2017
Really good food. Service was a little slow but it wasn't the servers fault. She had way too many tables on a Friday night. However she was very friendly and efficient, never saw her stop moving.
F...ood was good and home made. Even the mashed potatoes. See More
Colette Stresak
· January 13, 2018
Everything is so fresh and delicious! I love the remodel. The place looks great
Nancy A. Wilson
· January 15, 2018
It's really bad!! No salad bar, no suzyQ's, burnt gravy, the list goes on!!
Paula Blevins Brockwell
· April 22, 2017
Went four times. Fist time was not good. Figured it could have been an off day. Took forever to get a waitress. Food took even longer. The other three times proved to be no different. The third time t...ook 20 minutes for a waitress to bring menus. Then after we ordered it took over an hour to get our food! After that visit, I started to think the food all tasted the same. On the fourth and final visit (over a year ago) I asked my husband if he thought the food all tasted the same. He had to agree. It did all taste the same. No matter what you ordered. The desserts are incredible! Just order it to go! Otherwise, you will waste your lunch hour waiting for it! See More
Patty Bark
· February 7, 2018
Food was great, service was exceptional! Kim was friendly, funny and fast! Good prices and delicious pies.. we will definitely be back!

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Enjoy buy one get one free breakfast specials everyday this week!
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