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Glenn's in Booneville

TexasSlim Nov 27, 2006 06:12 PM

I went to Glenn's in Boonville MO over the weekend. The setting is nice - it is in an old hotel, and the bar has a great, old-school feel about it. Foodwise - I had a cup of the gumbo and it was stellar. Thick, rich, and it had that great dark color that comes from a lovingly-prepared roux. My entree, chicken fried steak, was less appealing due to meat that was a little too chewy. The other diners at my table, however, were very happy with their meals. This "new", young Glenn's definitely has potential. Perhaps the main drawback? For Columbia diners like me it takes at least a half-hour drive to go to Boonville for "destination dining." With so many excellent restaurants in Columbia Glenn's will have to be excellent to draw a big Columbia audience.

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    zataar RE: TexasSlim Nov 27, 2006 06:45 PM

    Is it the same Glenn's that used to be in Columbia? I loved that place and was sad to hear they had closed. I'd take a detour to Booneville on the way to St. Louis to try it.

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      TexasSlim RE: zataar Nov 27, 2006 07:09 PM

      Yes, one and the same. See:

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      zataar RE: TexasSlim Nov 27, 2006 07:21 PM

      Thanks for the info! I may have to take a day trip to Booneville to check it out. Glad to hear the menu is similar. Glenn's was a great place to stop for lunch on the way to St. Louis.

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        niseywee RE: TexasSlim Dec 28, 2006 02:51 PM

        I really recommend taking the short drive to Boonville to visit the new Glenn's cafe. The building is absolutely beautiful, the food is exceptional (and reasonable!) and the service has been excellent. I prefer this Glenn's location to any of the others. Go visit and you will see why.

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          k_d RE: TexasSlim Dec 30, 2006 05:27 PM

          I'm curious.. Since it opened in an old hotel, have they rehabbed the sleeping rooms in the building also? Glenn's was always my favorite birthday dinner destination, so it's cool to see it's reopened, even if it is farther away.

          1. Velma RE: TexasSlim Dec 30, 2006 09:41 PM

            They used to have a blue cheese and pecan salad that I really liked. I wonder if he kept it on the menu? We'll have to make the drive to check it out. This used to be our place to go for special occasions in Columbia and we really miss it.

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