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Tara's Cafe & Malt Shoppe

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401 Main St, Belton, MO 64012-2511
+1 816-331-0156
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08:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice waitress. Has a lot of character. The food was not that great, but maybe we came on an off day. The ice cream and atmosphere was worth it.

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Thank corky45
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Tara's is a nice place all in all, but when I go it's for the atmosphere, the nostalgia of days passed. I go here a couple times every year or so and it stays pretty constant. Honestly, the food is ok and the service is ok, but I love the atmosphere. All in all a very pleasant time.

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Thank Nicky H
Raymore, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch - best double cheeseburger ever!!! Staff very friendly, atmosphere nice and relaxing. Also enjoyed an order of onion rings - very delicious. I was so full but would like to try a strawberry milkshake sometime!

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Thank barbeq
Belton, Missouri
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

A quaint and long-serving cafe. This is "where everybody knows your name," but they are also welcoming to new people who stop in for Cruise Night or who are just passing through. They have all of the old-fashioned iced cream and soda treats you've heard about 50 years ago.

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Thank Cynthia S
Kansas City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

We weren't sure what to expect, but we went in with open minds. We were not disappointed, a good Old fashion malt shop. The burgers were good and the service was friendly.

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Thank Bismarck1956
Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

small mom and pop café, in downtown, walking distance to many shops. good desserts and lunch. very pleased with service and food.

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Thank Kimberly7ro
Farmington, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Very limited breakfast menu, staff were okay. Small dining area with no atmosphere, just a quick meal. We were hoping for small town cafe feel but got the "out-of-towner" feel and nothing special. Food was okay for breakfast.

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Thank Wally2004
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

If you are looking for a sinfully good burger at a good price, this is the place for you. The service is wonderful and the customers are treated like family.

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1 Thank Leslie M
Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

We walked in and ordered malts... they were terrible. The ice cream was old and tasted freezer burned and the malt was liquid, not powder and was disgusting. We won't even eat there b/c everything is yellowed from cigarette smoke and that is all you smell. We walked out smelling like an ash tray and we were there maybe 10-15... More 

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2 Thank RBMomma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012 via mobile

Everything about this place is average. They serve simple sandwiches and deep fried sides. Prices are okay as is the ice cream. With being a malt shop I would expect that the desserts would be a little better than they are. The place has tons of potential but just falls short in every way.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Monday
08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 18:00
Thursday
08:30 - 18:00
Friday
08:30 - 18:00
Saturday
08:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Main St, Belton, MO 64012-2511
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Belton
  • Phone Number: +1 816-331-0156

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?