Student Dining Guide
From fine dining to just plain fun, here are some of the most popular recommendations from Drury staff and students.
|Barbecue||Breakfast||Cafes & Bistros|
|Deli & Sandwich Shops||Desserts & Sweets||Diners & Greasy Spoons|
|Pizza||Pubs, Lounges & Bars||Vietnamese|
(Within walking distance of Drury University)
Buckingham's Smokehouse BBQ
2515 N. Glenstone Ave.
Phone: (417) 831-7427
2002 S. Campbell Ave.
Phone: (417) 886-9979
3624 East Sunshine St.
Phone: (417) 887-4227
Enjoy the "World's greatest BBQ" at Buckingham's. Diner favorites are the ribs and burnt ends, jalapeno bottle caps and baked potato with everything!
City Butcher & Barbecue
3650 S Campbell Ave
Phone: (417) 720-1113
Austin, Texas-inspired meats and charcuterie fresh off the smoker daily.
Whole Hog Cafe
224 W. Sunshine St.
Winner of the Editors' Pick Best BArbecue Champion in the potato salad catagory, Whole Hog Cafe also serves delicious barbecue chicken, pulled pork sandwiches and home fries.
Try the Hungry Student: three biscuits, sausage gravy, choice of meat and hasbrowns. There are 32 omelets, and they are some of the best in town.
Gailey's was voted Best Breakfast for their delicious sweet potato hash browns, Downtowner breakfast and Mediterranean omelet.
Village Inn Family Restaurant
2036 S. Glenstone
4222 S. Campbell
Village Inn Family Restaurant was voted Best Breakfast for a chain restraurant, and offers many different breakfast skillets and pies for diners to enjoy.
853 North Glenstone Ave.
A wide selection including burgers, oriental foods, and pasta. Voted Springfield's best breakfast, best family restaurant, and best overall restaurant.
234 E Commercial St
Phone: (417) 868-8088
Fun little café with recipes inspired by the healthy cuisine of Peru and the Andes Mountains.
Frisco Crossing offers many different food options including a chicken pesto panini, a salad bar, hamburgers & fries, and chicken fried steak can sometimes be found on the menu as a special!
The Grotto was Editors' Pick winner of the Best Mom Lunch. It has a diverse menu, with gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options, including a soy cheese pizza!
1460 E. Primrose Street
210 West Sunshine
2300 North Airport Blvd
2445 N. Kansas Expressway
1711 West Battlefield, Ste. M
Come to McAlister's and enjoy one of their many different types of tea, potatos, and deli sandwiches,and the delicious macaroni & cheese all for a reasonable price!
500 South National Ave.
Phone: (417) 862-9898
Well-known for some of the best sandwiches and most delicious breads in Springfield.
Cheddar's Casual Cafe
1950 East Primrose
Phone: (417) 889-8998
Have a tasty filling meal for a great price. They certainly don't skimp out at Cheddars!
Fire & Ice
2546 N. Glenstone Ave.
Fire & Ice specializes in dry-aged steaks and certified beef angus, but offers many different types of food, including crab stuffed flounder!
2920 S. Lone Pine Ave.
Voted Best Burgers of a chain resturaunt by 417 readers, you can get everything from a regular burger to ostrich at Fuddruckers.
Grad School has been voted best causal dining by readers of 417 Magazine. Fish tacos, chicken tacos, falafel tacos, and the Full-Ride Burger are just a few of the yummy things that can be enjoyed at Grad School.
2431 N. Glenstone Ave.
Houlihan's is a fun and great place to enjoy lunch and dinner. Enjoy stuffed mushroom appetizers, fish tacos and burgers!
Voted Best salads by 417 Magazine, St. Michael's also serves burgers and pies that are to die for.
A contemporary dining experience that is built on the "old schoool" way of preparing fresh food.
Hours vary by store, lunch and dinner are served daily at all locations.
3330 S Campbell Ave
Lucy's offers a cashew chicken lunch special which includes an entree. three crab rangoon, and fried rice for less than $4.00!
Big Momma's Coffee & Espresso Bar
217 E. Commercial St.
2601 N. Cresthaven AVe.
Big Momma's serves simple coffee and espessos and flavored blended frappes, all of which you can drink while eating one of the many different sandwiches!
The Coffee Ethic
124 Park Central Square
Pastries are served all day long at the Coffee Ethic along with the "single-orgin coffee" which is brewed one cup at a time.
Dancing Mule Coffee Company
1945 S. Glenstone Ave.
Dancing Mule offers great mocha and authentic cappuccino, and serves sandwiches at lunchtime.
1604 E. Republic Rd.
Hebrews serves traditional espesso drinks during all open hours. Sandwiches, salads and other light foods are offered at lunchtime as well.
601 N. National Ave.
Heroes Coffee offers diners many different caffinated goodies and blended drinks as well as sandwiches and other cafe style meals on the lunch menu.
323 South Ave, suite B
Mudhouse was voted Best coffee shop and serves many different types of coffee and loose-leaf teas. The drinks sport creative names like The Mud Turtle, The Elvis, Frozen Grasshopper and more! Pastries are offered in the morning for breakfast and soups and sandwiches are are available during lunch and dinner times.
Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe
3522 S. National Ave.
Pickleman's is open daily and offers many differnt types of sandwiches. Try the spicy pepper relish for a little kick.
A cozy deli with a wide variety of options to satisfy your taste buds.
1721 E. Seminole St.
456 W. McDaniel
Sub Shop was voted Best Sandwiches, and is known for The Fighter Pilot sandwich, veggie sandwich and crunchy cashew sandwich. Sub Shop is cash only.
3405 E. Battlefield
115 E. Battlefield, Suite 100
Which Wich is a unique sandwich shop, where you grab a bag, select the toppings you want, and let the staff create your sandwich.All the sandwiches are toasted and delicious.
Andy's Frozen Custard
2726 S. Campbell Avenue
2119 N. Glenstone
4420 S. Campbell Avenue
3147 E. Sunshine
Enjoy many different flavors of custard at Andy's Frozen Custard. Some seasonal items are also served.
Open 25 hours a day, 8 days a week!
1368 E. Republic Road
Orange Leaf is self serve yogurt where you fill your bowl with the flavor(s) of your choice and cover it with your favorite topping(s). A delicious mixture if peanut butter yogurt with pretzels on top or plain yogurt with blackberries mixed in.
Ray's Donuts offers donuts of practically every kind. And all of them are delicous. Try the raspberry jelly donuts or a cream filled donut!
Casper's is closed for the summer, but come fall, will be serving the chili, hotdogs and hamburgers that it is well known for!
Steak 'N Shake
3247 Battlefield Road
1158 St. Louis Street
3755 S. Campbell
2760 North Glenstone
1550 S. Glenstone
Come to Steak 'N Shake and enjoy the classic diner feel and the delicous, inexpensive food.
At Whisler's you can get a bag of hamburgers for just $6.95! They are tiny, griddle-fried and taste amazing. Also try the milkshakes.
Food Truck Park
836 N Glenstone
Phone: (417) 719-4537
The best street food in town.
5 Spice China Grill
2058 S. Glenstone Ave.
The signature dish is the Peking duck at 5 Spice, but the General chicken is a favorite of diners!
The Argentina Steakhouse
1410 E. Republic Rd.
The Argentina Steakhouse is a steakhouse with South American flavors. There is no kids-menu, but there are off the menu kid-friendly choices, just ask about them!
Avanzare Italian Dining
1908 S. Glenstone Ave.
Avanzare Italian Dining offers customers a wide range of italian meals, including veal, steak, and pasta. There are designated smoking areas and live performances occasionally.
Bruno's Il Ristorante
416 South Ave.
Reservations are recommended for the weekends at Bruno's. Diners just can't get enough of the brick oven pizzas!
431 S. Jefferson Ave., Suite 160
Farmers Pub uses only locally sourced food and is both a pub and a bistro. On the pub side you can enjoy fish and chips and on the bistro side enjoy the duck confit. The menu changes daily at Farmers Pub, so you will be sure to find something new almost every time you go there.
Flame Steakhouse & Wine Bar
314 W. Walnut St.
Flame specializes in dry-aged steaks and Alaskan king crab legs, but also offers other meals.
Haruno Sushi Bar & Grill
3044 S. Fremont Ave.
Try the signature "The Oh My God" roll and the "Sex and the City" roll at Haruno, where sushi is served until midnight!
306 S. Campbell Ave.
Kai is a lounge style sushi restaurant that has many differnt types of fantastic sushi. Try the Kai Confidential roll for a little spice or something a little more mild if spice isn't for you.
2931 E. Battlefield
Metropolitan Grill specializes in steaks and seafood and is well known for their flash fried spinach.
Ocean Zen Pacific Rim Restaurant
600 E. Battlefield
Try all different types of fantasic Asian fusion foods, including Chilean sea bass, macadamia nut chicken and the "Hawaii Five-O" sushi rolls!
The Rebecca Grille
209 E. Walnut St.
Five-spiced lamb loin, pan-seared venison, and chocolate French toast are just a few of the fantastic options on the menu at The Rebecca Grille. You can enjoy lunch for $10 or less and even enjoy brunch on Sundays at The Rebecca Grille.
Touch Restaurant & Lounge
1620 E. Republic Rd.
Touch Restaurant & Lounge has been voted Best Romantic Dinner and Best Outdoor Dining by 417 Magazine. The bacon wrapped dates are a specialty here.
Gem of India
211 W. Battlefield
The buffet at Gem of India ranges from tame to spicy, the chai tea is some of the best around and the garlic and broccoli stuffed bread are unique and good. Gem of India is a must try.
1141 E. Delmar st.
Enjoy one of the many classic Italian meals at Bambino's either inside out outside on the patio.
D'Arpino's Italian Cafe
3014 S. National Ave.
The Penne Valentine is the most popular and most ordered dish at D'Arpino's.
The sandwiches are super affordable at lunch time at Digiacinto, and if sandwiches are your thing there are plenty of other choices including the signature chicken alfredo and spaghetti and meatballs!
Nonna's Italian American Cafe
306 South Ave.
Traditional Italian-American cuisine in a down-to-earth atmosphere.
Zio's Italian Kitchen
1249 East Kingsley St.
A delicious selection of different Italian foods made from scratch and served at affordable prices. From brick oven fired pizzas, to countless pastas and salads Zio's serves wonderful food accompanied by friendly service.
4301 S. National Ave.
Be entertained as the chefs as Hinode prepare your meal on hibachi grills, and enjoy the tasty sushi as well!
Izumi Hatake Sushi Grill
302 E. Walnut St.
Try the Spiral Ecstasy roll, Passion roll, and Lobster Crunch roll at Izumi, where the staff is always friendly.
Inexpensive sushi and hibachi grill meals are what's on the menu at Kazoku.
Enjoy sushi and hibachi grill meals at both the north and south locations of Little Tokyo.
Try the White Tiger sushi roll for a delicious bit to eat lunch or dinner at Mijuru.
Nakato Japanese Steakhouse
2615 S. Glenstone Ave
Nakota is a kid-friendly hibachi grill restaurant with authentic sushi and designated smoking areas.
Try the hibachi steak and the Monster sushi roll at Ohana.
Try the bento boxes at Sakura, they are packed with two entrees, rice, salad, miso soup, fresh fruit, spring rolls, a potato fritter, and ice cream.
Try the diner favorite, the Kissy Kissy roll, at UMI. It is filled with cream cheese, avocado, crab, and salmon.
Try the Fire Viking roll, which comes to the table flaming, or the fried bananas at Wayo Sushi Bar & Grill.
Try the authentic Korean dish, dolsot bibimbap, and spicy kimchi chigae, at Soo's.
Serving up fresh, healthy, traditional Lebanese food and creating an inviting atmosphere for the Springfield community to enjoy.
1211 E. Saint Louis St.
3356 S. Campbell Ave.
Try the burritos at Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Maria's Mexican Restaurant
406 South Ave.
At Maria's Mexican Restaurant you can enjoy delicious fried tacos, the Sergio burrito, and the queso de cabra. Visit on Tuesday and get a great deal on tamales!
Prima's Mexican Restaurant
2101 W. Chesterfield Blvd.
Enjoy the many different meals available at Prima's. The enchiladas gustecas is a customer favorite.
401 S Kimbrough Ave, Suite 100
2631 E Sunshine St
900 E Battlefield Rd, Suite 164
4127 S Kansas Expressway, Suite 104
Tacos, burritos, nachos, and quesadillas - what more could you ask for?
Tasia offers Japanese, Thai, Korean and Chinese dishes. Enjoy your favorite everyday of the week.
Try the Korean-style steal bowl, or the Chinese lunch box.
2101 W. Chesterfield Blvd., Building C.
If you want St. Louis style pizza, Garbo's is a wonderful option.
600 S. Pickwick Ave.
636 W, Republic Rd.
2680 S. Glenstone Ave.
Imo's is the delicious original St. Louis style pizza.
Incredible Pizza Co.
2850 S. Campbell Ave.
Incredible Pizza Co. is a kid-friendly buffet style restaurant with more than 100 games available to play after enjoying your meal.
2040 E. Independence Rd.
The name tells it all. Old Chicago is Chicago style pizza, and has a smoking area at the bar.
312 E. Commercial St.
For over 50 years Pizza House has been serving its tradtional super thin pizza, which is cut into small pieces. Cash only and closed on Sundays.
3049 S. Fremont Ave.
Chicago style pizza, pasta, salads, and sandwiches are all available at Rosatis'
Big Whiskey's American Bar & Grill
311 Park Central E
Phone: (417) 862-2449
Serves a wide variety of bar foods. Buffalo dip is always a good option.
Springfield Brew Co.
305 S Market Ave
Phone: (417) 832-8277
Locally brewed beers and delicious food. Try one of their many beers fresh on tap!
Stop by for some Vietnamese favorites like noodle soups for eat-in or takeout.