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“Delicious food - pretty loud & crowded”
Review of The Cozy Cafe

The Cozy Cafe
Ranked #8 of 100 Restaurants in Osage Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$9
Cuisines: American, Diner, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: In the mood for some home cooking? We are serving up the comfort food you're hungry for! Breakfast is served all day and the daily plate lunch special will satisfy even hugriest of appetites! Immediately off the new highway 54 and Route KK exit on the West end of Osage Beach. If you need a big juicy burger, a footlong King Cong coney island hot dog, loose burger or a Gyro with fresh Tzatziki sauce, The Cozy is here to help! Did we mention that we are a 100% Non Smoking establishment for your dining enjoyment? CELEBRATING OUR 22nd YEAR FEEDING THE LAKE!
Eldon MO
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Delicious food - pretty loud & crowded”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Cozy Cafe is a home-owned, quite small restaurant. We went on a Saturday morning about 9:45a.m. It was full and loud. We were able to get a table right away; but, many others after us had to wait for at least 20 minutes. Waitress was attentive and our breakfast was very delicious. I had the breakfast sandwich and my husband had an omelet platter. It was good portions for the price. It was difficult to even talk to each other. Wish the Pancake House next door (very good, too) and this restaurant would combine their cooks and staff and open up one large restaurant.

  • Visited June 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good ole fashioned style cafe food”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Went here only after The Pancake House was sooooo crowded and tiny next door. Anyway, TCC has good food. Reminds me of any other cafe/diner style of food. No complaints. Good food. Good prices. Good service. The next time I'm in Lake of the Ozarks I will definitely hit up this spot for breakfast!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Kirkwood, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Terrific place for breakfast on Sunday”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Just off a main state highway, Cozy Cafe really has their act together. Crowded, yes, but great service, friendly environs, cool tee shirts on waitresses, and a satisfying meal. I had a waffle, my wife and bagel and eggs. Good mix of people there... looked like locals and part-timers and just passing through folks.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Easyg1
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Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“More is not always better”
Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

I had high hopes for Cozy Cafe. It had great reviews. We love "home-grown" places. We were hoping for good food. He had the pastrami, which was just okay. But it came with nearly half a bag of standard frozen "tater-tots." What a waste of plate space. I had chili, which was pretty mediocre. We both expected more. Perhaps if we'd ordered an omelet, we'd have felt differently. As it is, I doubt we'll give it a second chance. There are lots of great locally-owned places to eat around here that are notable. I don't count this place in that group. It's just a "grill," nothing more.

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Thank Spousetoo
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Ward N, Owner at The Cozy Cafe, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
Spousetoo,
We are sorry to hear of your average experience the first time visiting us. We always have prided ourselves on our food quality and friendly service since opening our doors in 1994. It is true that we have built a strong reputation for our breakfast offerings but also strive to do our best with our "grilled" sandwiches and salads as well. I wish he would have tried our home chips, sweet potato fries or onion rings for his sandwich side. We originally brought in the "tater tots" as a fun side dish for our kids menu but they soon became a frequently ordered side on our regular menu. We hope that you both will try us again, maybe for breakfast, and give us another shot at earning your business.
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Walker, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“I always make time for The Cozy Cafe!”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

For the last 10 or 12 years, I've made it a tradition to stop at The Cozy Cafe for brunch on my home from meetings at the lake. The same two ladies have served for years and the food always seems to hit the spot. My personal favorite is the Polish Omelette since it contains Polish sausage, sauerkraut, and cheese... three of my food groups!

The cafe is a "no rush", hometown, relaxing place to have a nice meal at a very reasonable price.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank CharlesNaas
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