June 21, 2013 ~ Tonight was "DeVry Date Night" (DeVore's / Spry's) and we wanted to go somewhere different yet away from Columbia, MO. We all love Columbia but we wanted to try something new and take a little bit of a road trip.... let me tell you... it's never a dull moment with the Spry's!
So I threw out a couple options and one of them was Charley's Buffet in Lincoln, MO..... I get a text back from Shelly that says "Google says Charley's is 4 hours away.... NO WAY!" Seriously.... where is your sense of adventure and do you always believe what the internet says??? After Brandon told her it was only 1 1/2 hours away and she was all simmered down and ready to try it! We jumped on I-70 and went through Tipton to Stover to Versailles to Lincoln, MO!
Brandon didn't know for sure where this place was but he had a good idea. He needed to turn on a road and there would be a yellow house with a wrap around porch on it and a lake. Well apparently we took a wrong turn but luckly we ended up where we needed to be thanks to OnStar! (We should have went just a little further before taking that turn)
We finally made it in 1 1/2 hours!
We told Gene and Shelly they were in for a treat as this was some good eating!
This place is country and you can't help but notice the dessert bar!
I bet you have 40 homemade desserts to choose from and oh my gosh they are amazing!
In these buffet stations is amazing goodness!
They have some of the best tasting food from homemade fried chicken strips (not the frozen kind), shredded ham, fried noodles, fresh corn, yams, mashed taters and homemade rolls... YUM!
We were all starving by the time we got there as we didn't leave until 6 PM and I didn't eat lunch to save room. I am pretty sure we slammed some food down in about 15 minutes. Oh my gosh it was amazingly good but holy smokes I was ready for a cot! You can't go somewhere like this and not have dessert.... and baby they have just about everything you want! Pies like banana, chocolate, coconut, chocolate peanut butter and then cobblers.... blackberry, blueberry, apple, peach, rhubarb, and much more! Seriously there is like 40+ to choose from and plus they have ice-cream too!
It was so good and I am glad we don't live close to them but we will be back! Want to give them a try? They have several different routes to get to them but here's how we went....
23785 Highway B
Lincoln, MO 65338
Open Friday and Saturday 4:30-8:30 PM
Take I-70 to exit 103 (Hwy B) and turn Left and head to Tipton then straight South to Versailles...
From Versailles-Take Hwy 52 west through Stover, approximately 4 more miles to Hwy W. Make a left on W and go approximately 9 miles to Hwy B. Make a left.
On the way through Stover (I think) we saw this big green thumb but didn't have time to stop before dinner so we stopped on our way back through! Apparently Brandon didn't think that we needed to stop and get pictures but we told him otherwise.... he turned the truck around! :)
We got one last picture as the owner was pulling in the drive in his van....
He could clearly see that we weren't doing anything wrong and just using his big green thumb as a photo prop.... I don't know that he really wanted us there so we cut our adventure a little short!
See I told you it's never a dull moment!