Miner >Food & Dining > Lambert's Cafe
2305 E Malone Ave, Sikeston, MO | Directions 6380136.888580 -89.546774
Mon. - Sun. 10:30am - 9pm
Worth Visiting – We go there about once a year and that's about right for us. It's amazing to watch the roll-throwers, if that's what you would call them. And the rolls are really good! I could eat a dozen. The problem, I suspect, is with all of those goofy people who are just there for the experience of catching the rolls. I suspect they are not all eating their rolls. Everyone wants to catch the rolls. Then the thrower has to go get some more. These skinny roll catchers need to re-throw their rolls to those of us who are there once a year to gorge on rolls and fried okra. Please, rethrow your rolls if you are not hungry!
You can't go away hungry – Lamberts is an icon in Sikeston, MO. You cna't think of food without thinking of Lamberts. And, you cannot go away HUNGRY! Good food, good people!
Editorial Review – Missouri cafe drums up a loyal following with its homestyle cooking, "pass-arounds," "throwed rolls," and free refill policy.
expensive, crowded, overhyped, and touristy – Lamberts is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY overrated. 30 years ago when they wre a small town diner, they were pretty good, but not great. But now you can expect to wait in line for an hour, get herded into a warehouse sized room with a zillion people, have food thrown at you, and experience rural Missouri in the same way that going to a Disneyland castle gives you an authentic European experience.
If you want home cooking, there are dozens of great restauranstin Sikeston and surrounding towns. Skip Lamberts and go to a REAL restaurant
down home – For those who are not aware, Sikeston is located exactly 150 miles south of St Louis and north of Memphis. Kinda right in the middle of I-55. If you go away from Lambert's hungry, it's your own fault. In addition to the menu items (everything from steak to fried chicken to hog jowls), you get basically all-you-can eat rolls and side dishes such as fried okra and black eyed peas. You have to catch the rolls though, sometimes coming from clear across the other side of the room. While you're waiting in line, take a look at a few of "ol' Norm's" Missouri mule pictures. The place is a trip!
There is no substitute. – It's a bit of a drive from just about anywhere, but I've made 6 hour trips _just_ to eat there. It's true southern cooking- black-eyed peas, fried potatoes... It's called the home of the throwed roll, and it is literally true- one of the waiters throws a dinner roll at you from across the room... a true experience, and an excellent meal.
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