Corner Stop Cafe

5 S Locust St
Dexter, 63841
Reviews:
Love Corner Stop Cafe. Service exceeds all expectations and the food is great. The menu is filled with "Homemade" delights prepared with tender love and care. Great dining experience on all levels.

(573) 614-5484

American (Traditional), Cafes

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Dexter Queen

1109 W Business US Hwy 60
Dexter, 63841
Reviews:
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(573) 624-2330

Barbeque, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

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Dhafer’s Mediterranean Steak House

117 S Locust St
Dexter, 63841
Reviews:
I travel A LOT, and I rely on reviews from yelp to help me decide on places to eat in whatever town I happen to be in. Most times those reviews are spot on. Not this time however. There were 3 reviews for this restaurant, and they were all 5 stars. So maybe I came on an off night, and everyone is entitled to those. First off let me say that my server, I believe her name was Christina, was fantastic. She was not overly bothersome or unattentive. She kept my water full, explained menu options, answered my questions, and did a great job of enticing me into dessert...which I rarely have. Then came the food. I ordered chicken caprese with a Caesar side salad. The salad was great, but one bite in out came my entree. So I had to let it sit while I finished my salad. The entree was a chicken breast covered in cheese and sliced cherry tomatoes served with roasted red potatoes and the vegetable of the day which was broccoli. The chicken itself was good and very moist, the potatoes kind of mushy as if sitting in a warming tray too long, and the broccoli stone cold in the middle as if frozen and not warmed long enough. Giving them the benefit of the doubt, and based off the servers suggestion, I decided to give dessert a go. Since I hadn't finished my food and still had an appetite. I got the double chocolate cake with white chocolate icing. This was a mistake. The cake was dry and bland, the icing was fairly good although a little stale from what I assume to be not being so fresh. Again, I may have just caught them on a bad night seeing as how they get such terrific reviews, but I was not impressed. Especially for the price. Meal, dessert, and tip $28. I have eaten 2 times at Donnie D's which is next door to my hotel, and gotten much better food there for much cheaper.....even though they are a bar/tavern.
Dhafer serves up great food with balanced menu in both taste and cost. Chef is the owner and positively engaged with his clientele. He very hard working and seeks please his patrons appetites. Typically find this quality of food at top tier restaurants in either Memphis or STL. The steaks are fantastic. His pasta dishes are delicious. Don't be in a hurry. Plan on spending an hour or more enjoying the food. Sunday brunch is fantastic. Nothing in 50 mile radius matches. If you like Ray's in Kelso this place will be a real win for you without spending the arm and leg Ray's cost. Great place to eat, don't miss it.
The Dexter Queen and the Hickory Log are the places we go first when we visit Dexter. Dhafers is the next place. Food is super delicious. The wraps are unbelievable. I'm hoping they have the Beef Schwarma on the menu when we are home next. I can't remember whether it is Taziki sauce or Tahini. Help?? If you are in Dexter, or near, do yourself a big favor and go for lunch or dinner either one...or both. :-) If you visit Dexter for Christmas..take the family and enjoy one of the best meals you will have for the year. I guarantee.

(573) 614-5100

Steakhouses, Mediterranean

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Dexter Bar-B-Que

1411 W Business US Hwy 60
Dexter, 63841
Reviews:
This place is the real deal!!! Best ribs around. Lots of menu choices from bbq salad to chicken(certain days) to Turkey. Their sides are also really good.
Turns out there is some really good BBQ in south Missouri! I had the combo that came with 2 ribs and pork and 2 sides. At first, it didn't look like a big portion and the meat was going to be dry. I was wrong on both accounts. The ribs had a really good dry rub on them and were done just right. There seemed to be more bone than meat but still very good. Pork was juicy, tender, and mixed well with any of the sauces. The baked beans were very sweet and really good. Some of the best I've ever had. Potato salad was good but nothing unique. The best part were the sauces. There were 4 sauces and all were outstanding! There was a Kansas City sweet, North Carolina Mustard, a Vinegar, and a Louisiana Hot Sauce. I couldn't decide which one I liked the best but all were legit! And to wash down the BBQ, the sweet tea was just right and there was free soft serve ice cream. There really is no reason to go to Dexter, Missouri but this BBQ makes a very compelling case to go!
Are you hankerin' for some good BBQ? Then this is your place. One of the best BBQ joints in Missouri. The ribs are so good with the rub that you can skip the sauce. If you need a little the have a great choice. They are labeled to help you understand what the sauces are like. Everything form the pork steak to the beans are top notch. If you are hungry best to get there early cause there will be a crowd. The service is great and the food comes out hot! This is a don't miss place if you are anywhere close.

(573) 624-8810

Barbeque, American (Traditional), Sandwiches

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Airways Cafe

1946 Harry Bennett Dr
Dexter, 63841
Reviews:
Great American Diner right on the airport. Good selection of traditional finer food and New American items. $18 for two sandwiches, tea, and fries. Great deal.

(573) 624-4377

American (Traditional)

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Subway

1620 W Business US Hwy 60
Dexter, 63841
Reviews:
My family always loves to head to Subway after ball games. It's the regular Subway restaurant you see around the country. It's always clean, and the staff is quite fast at completing the orders. It's in a shopping center that also contains a movie theater, so that's a plus!

(573) 624-6944

Sandwiches, Fast Food

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Hickory Log Restaurant

1314 Business 60 W
Dexter, 63841
Reviews:
Great Bar-B-Que. Local family ran establishment that works hard to provide a great dining experience. Known across the state of Missouri and farther for it's BBQ ribs. Order the German potatoes with your meal, can't go wrong. Good food at a very fair price. A must stop at Christmas, they go all out decorating for the holidays. Don't leave without taking home a bag of rib ends. Great snack for later.
This is Dexter, MO Unique taste of smoked ribs, not a sauce, so it's like aging a fine scotch, and the Hickory Log gets it right! Worth the travel, no matter how far. It's a little 'diner' like in it's table, settings and service, but the food is consistent and everyone is friendly.
This used to be THE place to go to get a good rack of ribs back in the day (and by back in the day, I mean in the 90's)...but now, while the flavor is still there, the last time I went the ribs were chewy and not tender, might break a tooth just trying to tear it off the rib. I didn't even eat the rest of them, they were practically inedible. I remember when we used to travel from Cape and always take an extra rack or 2 home for later. Last time I had traveled from KCMO and was visiting family/friends in the area. I had to break the news to my mom back home who asked me to bring home a rack for her that they just aren't what they used to be. I can't speak of anything else on the menu as I haven't tried since I've always been in the mood for the good ol' ribs I remember. I guess you don't have to try so hard and have the best ribs in town when you can get them right down the street at Dexter BBQ. Hickory Log is a nice business casual place to go, always had a nice ambiance and atmosphere, but I'll be passing from now on. I go out to eat for the good food, not the atmosphere.

(573) 624-4950

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Penny’s Diner

1608 W Hwy 60
Dexter, 63841
Reviews:
The burger I had was really wonderful and cooked just the way I asked for it. Although it doesn't seem it should be difficult to get a well done burger, it often is. Kudos to them!
Breakfast here is better than most the only falter we can find was the biscuit and gravy was cold
The iconic American standalone diner--looks like a cross between a subway car and spaceship, with a row of stools along the bar and some small tables along the exterior wall. Came complete with a few errant flies and the local septagenarian with John Deere hat reading the local newspaper. The bar top was moderately clean, and although the waitress was doing double-duty mopping and taking orders, it did not exactly look like cleanliness was #1 on their list. Could be wrong, though. The food unfortunately was a bit underwhelming for me--I had the breakfast burrito w/ sausage, which I usually order at Waffle House--I wanted to see how theirs would compare. It came with two large patties chopped up with the eggs, so it was more like a sausage burrito with some egg holding it all together. The big downside was that the cook waited until he was ready to wrap it up in the tortilla to add the cheddar cheese, so the cheese was still cold and dry when I started eating it--like getting a bag of shredded cheddar from your fridge and stuffing a handful into your mouth. Not my cup of tea. Maybe their breakfasts or other items were better, but the novelty factor was just not enough to make it a favorable experience in my opinion.

(573) 624-5800

Diners

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Peking Garden Inn

1622 W Business Us Hwy 60
Dexter, 63841
Reviews:
You know exactly what you're going to get when you call or stop by Peking: hot, fresh, amazing food! The staff is extremely friendly, and the services is exceptionally fast. All of their dishes are great. The dining area is small, and there is no delivery. I always do pick up. Make sure to call ahead, so you don't have to wait in line!

(573) 624-6888

Chinese

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Taco Bell

1403 Business Hwy 60
Dexter, 63841
Reviews:
As usual they forgot something. This time it was the sauce. they asked me if I wanted any and I told them fire sauce. I drove down the road to the park to eat and there wasn't any in the bag. Thank You Taco Bell thank you for nothing.

(573) 624-6200

Fast Food, Mexican, Tex-Mex

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