Lunch in 417-Land

116 Delicious midday meals to fill your belly and warm your soul

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Food Trucks

Shrimp & Bayou Classics
How to Find it: 3245 W. Republic Rd., Springfield, 417-818-1647, facebook/shrimpbayouclassics
Menu Highlights: This is authentic bayou cooking at its best with a lineup of po’boys, gumbo, red beans and rice and more. 

Cecil’s to Go
How to Find it: 1421 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield,
Menu Highlights: Dishes vary between homemade Cajun, soul food, vegetarian and barbecue dishes. Stop by when you can get some French onion soup

Not’cho Ordinary Taco
How to find it: based in Bolivar,
Menu Highlights: Creative takes on tacos that will blow your taste buds away. Try the cordon bleu taco or the made-to-order chicken and waffles.

The Dancin Dogs
How to find it:, 417-501-9286 and at Farmers Market of the Ozarks on Saturday 
Menu Highlights: lobster rolls, crawfish Andouille brats, and hot dogs

Smokin’ Wheels
How to Find it: 417-861-3969,
Menu Highlights: This mobile BBQ joint travels all over 417-land dishing out ribs, smoked pulled pork, smoked chicken, burritos, brats, tacos and much more.

The Wheelhouse
How to find it: 1670 E St Louis St., Springfield
Menu Highlights: Massive burritos and tacos come stuffed with all kinds of tasty treats, plus there are plenty of vegan and vegetarian-friendly options. 

The Plow
How to Find it:  
Menu Hightlights: Farm fresh food to-go sums it all up with the addition of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free specials. The meatloaf sandwich on sourdough is a must-try.

London Calling Pasty Company
How to find it: SGF Mobile Food Park, 836 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield 
Menu Highlights: English favorites like savory sausage rolls, meat pies and other pasties


Daily Specials

For all you creatures of habit, several 417-land eateries offer regular daily specials that you can count on each and every week. We recommend making a monthly schedule of some of 417-land’s best blue plate specials, so you can be sure to fill up on each tasty bite. This handy chart is sure to help. 


  • Open-face roast beef sandwich at Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar (
  • Chicken Parmesean panini at Bambino's Cafe (
  • Egg salad sandwich  at Nearly Famous Deli & Pasta House (


  • Pork steak at Metropolitan Farmer (
  • Taco Tuesday at Torilleria Perches (
  • Fish Taco Tuesday at Farmers Gastropub (


  • Pot roast soup at Nearly Famous Deli & Pasta House (
  • Fish tacos at Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar (
  • German Wednesday at Farmers Gastropub (
  • Ribs at ME’s place (find them on Facebook)


  • Meat loaf at ME’s Place (find them on Facebook)
  • Pear sandwich at Nearly Famous Deli & Pasta House (
  • Frisco melt at Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar (
  • Tamale Thursday at Tortilleria Perches (
  • Italian at Farmers Gastropub (


  • Crab bisque at Nearly Famous Deli & Pasta House (
  • Chile verde at Tortilleria Perches (
  • Fried or smothered pork chops at ME’s place (find them on Facebook)
  • Fish and chips at Metropolitan Farmer (
  • Fish Friday at Farmers Gastropub (
  • Fish sandwich at Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar (


  • Fried catfish at ME’s Place (find them on Facebook)
  • Tostadas with ceviche at Tortilleria Perches (
  • Tikka Masala Saturday at Farmers Gastropub (
  • Chicken noodle soup at Nearly Famous Deli & Pasta House (
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