Where to Eat in Rolla: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Etsuko Causey

Rolla /ˈrɒlə/ is a city in and the county seat of Phelps County, Missouri, United States. The population in the 2010 United States Census was 19,559. Rolla is located approximately midway between St. Louis and Springfield along I-44. The Rolla, Mo Micropolitan Statistical area consists of Phelps County, Missouri.
Things to do in Rolla

1. A Slice of PIe

601 Kingshighway St, Rolla, MO 65401-2952 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 573-364-6203
Excellent
76%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 368 reviews

A Slice of PIe

Reviewed By pammccall - Rolla, Missouri

Thanks so much for making our Christmas Pies, Pecan and Chocolate Cream. I made pies once, lol, now I let the experts at Slice of Pie do it. Merry Christmas.

2. Alex's Pizza

122 W 8th St, Rolla, MO 65401-3267 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 573-364-2669
Excellent
48%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 251 reviews

Alex's Pizza

Reviewed By Eric B - Granite City, IL USA

This is a nice clean place with good pizza. They have a very nice aquarium with a sting Ray for an added bonus. So my wife had a garden salad with cucumber fetta dressing that she said was outstanding. She had a small Mediterranean pizza that she said was good. My son and I split the special which was a large 1 topping pizza for $10.00. I chose mushroom. The pizza was very good but we weren't blown away. It was a little bit dry toward the edges for me but the center pieces were very good. We ordered a side of marinara to dip the crust and edge pieces in. Overall it was a good experience. The waitress did a good job and was very attentive although she didn't seem all that happy. It didn't affect our service. It was a little chilly inside the restaurant. Bathroom was even colder but it was clean. Overall it was a good experience and we would go back if we visit or pass through Rolla again.

3. Giddy Goat Coffee House

704 N Bishop Ave, Ste 2, Rolla, MO 65401-2929 Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Lunch, Dinner +1 573-426-6750
Excellent
62%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Giddy Goat Coffee House

Reviewed By SummerJoConnor - Greensboro, North Carolina

Most coffee shops struggled to make me a almond milk cappuccino in Missouri, then I stumbled across this amazing little coffee shop. FINALLY amazing coffee in this state!
Thank you for the great suggestion of "Slice of Pie" also, it was just as awesome as you said.

4. Bandana's Bar-B-Q

1705 Martin Springs Dr, Rolla, MO 65401-2977 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 573-426-3331
Excellent
48%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 161 reviews

Bandana's Bar-B-Q

Reviewed By Ozarkdahlin - Ozarks

My husband and I stopped in for a sandwich. He got pork and I got Turkey. My Turkey meat was cut into CUBES. 1 inch Cubes like in a salad. Steamed or boiled or something and piled on a bun and falling out in the basket. They fell out of the bun when I tried to pick it up. I put BBQ sauce on but still not much flavor. His was pork cubes only the cubes had been mashed a little to resemble shredded pork. We will never return. They are probably ok for travelers passing through who stop and never go back...we are locals. The waitress was good.

5. South Central Creamery

201 S Bishop Ave, Ste H, Rolla, MO 65401-4237 Seating +1 573-426-2333
Excellent
54%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Reviewed By Craig F - Rolla, Missouri

I love just randomly stopping in for a dish of ice cream before heading to the park or after eating dinner. Sometimes the ice cream is a little grainy (ice crystals), but prices are excellent compared to other ice cream places in town. A great variety of flavors to choose from, too.

6. Los Cazadores

121 Hj Dr, Rolla, MO 65401-2956 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 573-341-8137
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 114 reviews

Los Cazadores

Reviewed By Dave S - Coralville, Iowa

While visiting my daughter at Missouri S&T, we decided to to have some dinner before we left town. I asked one of my daughters volleyball teammates and the suggested Loc Casadores. So we went there to try it out. It was funny, before we left, we saw 5 other of her teammates eating there before we left.

Any way, we were greeted immediately when we walked thru the door with a very friendly host staff. They sat us right away and we were greeted quickly by our server. She was friendly and quite attentive for our entire meal. She took our drink orders and came back with them in a good pace. We ordered our food and it came out accurate and hot.

The pre-meal chips and salsa that came out with our drinks were very good. Plenty of staff around made sure that our chip basket did not go empty.

I like this place and enjoyed our time and our meal.

7. Rob and Kricket's Tater Patch

103 Bridgeschool Rd, Rolla, MO 65401-7998 Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night SGD 9 - SGD 28 +1 573-368-3111
Excellent
46%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 227 reviews

Rob and Kricket's Tater Patch

The Tater Patch has been the premier restaurant and bar in Rolla, Missouri for 50 years, serving a full menu of the best food at reasonable prices while also being the regions #1 nighttime entertainment spot featuring the only the areas best entertainment with karaoke on Wednesday and Thursday and live bands every Friday and Saturday night! Stop by the Tater Patch for a visit and you'll see why it's been a thriving business in Rolla for half a century!

Reviewed By Ed V

Too much food...I had the western omelet it was big and delicious. I have been here for sinner in the past. Great steaks and oh yeah potatoes. Good coffee, I'll be back. Highly recommended.Thank you for your continued business and for taking the time to leave a review! We're glad you've been happy with your meals and look forward to serving you again!

8. Sawadee Thai Restaurant

1033 Kingshighway St, Rolla, MO 65401-2938 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 573-308-0998
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

Sawadee Thai Restaurant

Reviewed By Yvonne J

Fantastic, fresh and authentic Thai food in rural Missouri. I never would have thought I'd find such a great place. The sweet basil with vegetables was spicy and fresh. And dessert was a great surprise as well. Fresh coconut cream over rice. I'll be back whenever I'm in town.

9. Randy's Roadkill BBQ & Grill

12670 Mo E, Rolla, MO Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 573-368-3705
Excellent
58%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 90 reviews

Randy's Roadkill BBQ & Grill

Reviewed By Wolfeaj - Linn, Missouri

At the recommendation of some family members, we stopped here for lunch recently. It's a few miles out of town, but a pretty drive. When first pulling in the restaurant doesn't look like much with it's tin siding but the inside was cute and the view to the back was gorgeous with a pond, wildflowers and butterflies.
All 4 of us were impressed with our meals. Portions were reasonably sized and not crazy massive like some places but the prices were extremely reasonable. Everything tasted freshly prepared. Service was friendly. We always think it's a nice touch when an owner checks on tables.
Will definitely be back!

10. Colton's Steak House and Grill

1675 N Bishop Ave, Rolla, MO 65401-2249 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 573-426-4240
Excellent
36%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 162 reviews

Colton's Steak House and Grill

Reviewed By spajnky - Carmel

Recommended to us by Hampton Inn manager.

My husband and I each had a nice juicy hamburger which filled us up without a lot of sides. Of course the meal includes a side, but we couldn’t finish everything since the hamburger was a very generous size. Staff was friendly and the decor was fun to keep us entertained while waiting for our food.

If we swing by here again, we’ll definitely stop at this restaurant.

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