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Hemingways Blue Water Cafe

1935 S Campbell Ave, Bass Pro Shop, Springfield, MO 65807-2650
+1 417-891-5100
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good25%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“bass” (72 reviews)
“fried clams” (5 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Service
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LOCATION
1935 S Campbell Ave, Bass Pro Shop, Springfield, MO 65807-2650
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After 25 plus years living in the Springfield Missouri area tonight we finally bit and decided to try Bass Pros Hemmingways. We still have not actually eaten there. One would assume with the name Blue Water Cafe one would see an excellent assortment of fish...More

Thank Samantha R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a dining room that I could enjoy for hours. It is beautifully decorated. Our server seemed to have too many customers and when we dined, it was not that crowded. There is a buffet and two people in our group said that the...More

Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, 5 months old, and I visited on a Sunday afternoon. We both had the ribeye. We also had the cheesecake. All of the food was good! Our waitress, Devin, was very attentive. The staff was very friendly.

1  Thank Sawyersmom17
Peter J, Manager at Hemingways Blue Water Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are really glad to hear you had a great experience thanks!

Reviewed 4 December 2017

Visited with a party of 9 on Saturday evening. Made reservations, waited an additional 15 minutes past time. Service was poor, food took 30 minutes at least, when it arrived it was cold, the chowder was like cold dishwasher, the fish and chips was mostly...More

Thank sherryhillhouse
Peter J, Manager at Hemingways Blue Water Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am very sorry to hear you were not happy. We do strive to be sure all our guests are satisfied. Looks like someone tried to take care of you by removing the chowder from you bill and giving a discount to your group. Sounds...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

We visited the new World of Wildlife and Aquarium at the Bass Pro Shop (Amazing!) and enjoyed lunch afterwards. Attentive, friendly service. Good food. We skipped the buffett and ordered off the menu.

Thank pkm711
Peter J, Manager at Hemingways Blue Water Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping in we appreciate it

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Salad bar excellent. Main dishes hit or miss, sometimes poorly stocked depending on time of day. Desert pretty bad!!! Very canned blah taste. I expected more from a name like Bass Pro. 4 visits and probably won't be back again. The store itself is amazing....More

Thank Alwaystellthetrith
Peter J, Manager at Hemingways Blue Water Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I apologize for the desserts not meeting expectations. We do a lot to try to meet the needs of everyone on the buffet. If you really want a great dessert we have a cookie sundae and a rocky road brownie skillet on the menu that...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

We popped in for a good lunch after getting lost in Springfield looking for the biggest BP ever. Surprisingly the lunch buffet was really good, with the only exception being the fried catfish and fried popcorn shrimp (they didn't fare too well in the steam...More

Thank TallTrainer
Peter J, General Manager at Hemingways Blue Water Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Glad to hear it. Thanks

Reviewed 26 October 2017

Service usually adequate. Seating on terrace or by aquariums the best for service. The buffet is not always up to par for price point but it is known for some interesting choices. When the food IS good it is top notch- the drinks are great...More

Thank Diana P
Peter J, General Manager at Hemingways Blue Water Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

We appreciate you business. Thanks

Reviewed 22 October 2017

I don't normally do buffets but this one I could not pass up. Pork tenderloin, pasta dishes, vegetables, fried Chicken, shrimp, numerous salads, a great dessert selection and for 12 or 13 dollars it was great.

Thank Jim H
Peter J, General Manager at Hemingways Blue Water Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Glad to hear you really enjoyed everything!!

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We went during lunch and had a 10 minute wait. We got the buffet and there were a lot of options. Our server was very nice, but I can’t remember his name. The salad at the buffet was my favorite item.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Peter J, General Manager at Hemingways Blue Water Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

We appreciate it. Thanks

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Lazarus H
28 December 2017|
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Response from Peter J | Property representative |
Sorry we do no take checks
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Phyllis D
25 November 2017|
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Response from WYPY | Reviewed this property |
We did not eat the buffet so I do not know the cost of the buffet. We ordered from the menu.
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Cindylouhausam
1 November 2015|
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Response from Lori Z | Property representative |
WE do offer AYCE crab legs on Thursday nights 5-9 $27.95
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 25
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1935 S Campbell Ave, Bass Pro Shop, Springfield, MO 65807-2650
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 417-891-5100
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