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One Tank Trips: Lambert's Cafe

'Home of Throwed rolls'
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Posted at 5:00 AM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 08:12:31-04

OZARK, Mo. — For this One Tank Trip, we visited Lambert's Cafe in Ozark, Missouri, also known as the home of "throwed" rolls.

Located 176 miles from Kansas City, the journey to Lambert's Cafe took 2 hours and 45 minutes.

This restaurant makes southern comfort food, but they're really known for throwing hot rolls at customers as they dine.

Earl and Agnes Lambert founded the cafe in 1942. They had a son named Norm who took over when they passed away.

The story Norm told was that one busy afternoon in the '80s the cafe was so packed that he had no room to hand out the rolls to guests.

One customer yelled out, "Just throw em," and now, years later, the tradition continues.

The average price to dine at the "home of throwed rolls" is between $8 and $15 dollars.

There are two other Lambert's Cafe locations, one in Sikeston, Missouri, and the other in Foley, Alabama.