in Cameron

Serving our
Community since
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2016

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Tue-Fri: 11am – 8pm
Mon: 11am-2pm
Sun & Sat: Closed

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816-632-1155

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in Cameron

Serving our Community
since 2016

Tue-Fri: 11am – 8pm
Mon: 11am-2pm
Sun & Sat: Closed

Dine In

Call for Take-Away
816-632-1155

Check out our
Daily Specials

Welcome to Cameron

In 1854, Samuel McCorkle platted the town of Somerville. When the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad (a line whose founders included the father of Mark Twain and which was to deliver the first mail of the Pony Express) proposed coming through the area, the line claimed the area around Somerville was too steep for the rail, so he platted a new community 1.5 miles to the west in what is now “Olde Towne” Cameron. The town platted in 1855 was named for the maiden name of his wife, Malinda Cameron. McCorkle Park is still Cameron’s centerpiece park.

During the 1860s, as fierce competition raged for the starting point of the First Transcontinental Railroad, there was competition to get the Hannibal & St. Joseph (which at the time was the farthest west railroad connected to the main rail network) to cross the Missouri River. Omaha, Nebraska was to win the fight when the Union Pacific started the railroad west from there. However, there was no bridge connecting it to the rest of the network.

Kansas City, Missouri was able to convince the railroad to bypass its rivals in St. Joseph, Leavenworth, Kansas, Atchison, Kansas and Parkville, Missouri to create the “Cameron Branch” of the railroad. The construction of the Hannibal Bridge in Kansas City (which was to beat Omaha in any bids to cross the Missouri) was to propel that city into being the dominant city in the region.

Cameron was to enjoy a surge in its population because of the cutoff, with its population growing from 100 in 1859 to 3,000 by 1881.

Cameron was a college town from 1883 until 1930. Founded as the Cameron Institute, it became Missouri Wesleyan College, operated by the Methodist Church until 1930. A building on the campus would become Cameron High School (the Dragons) until being torn down in the 1960s, when a new high school was built on a site a few blocks south; the campus grounds are now used as parking for the nearby football field.

Just a little bit of the history of Cameron, the town we call home. We welcome you to Cameron and to Robyn’s. We know you will enjoy both.

Reviews

Brisket special was PERFECT

Rated 5.0 out of 5
February 2, 2022

EXCELLENT Customer Service, Amazing food. Brisket special was PERFECT, LOTS of flavor and very lean for brisket. Hubby had Salted Carmel Bacon burger it was awesome! Even though we were both full, we had to order chocolate cream pie & carrot cake for dessert. They were amazing too!

We have driven through six states so far this trip…. this was by far the BEST restaurant we stopped at.

PS: Super clean and nicely decorated ❤

Debi Godwin

Best restaurants in Cameron!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 3, 2021

Robyns has proved to be one of the best restaurants in Cameron. The catfish filet is excellent and the sweet potato fries with sweet stuff is to die for!!! Highly recommend

Rabeca Spiegel

Robyn’s has terrific daily specials!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
July 16, 2023

Good quality food, friendly service and convenient location. Fantastic Ruben. Food has been consistent quality and taste! We will keep going back!

Candessa Williams

SO GOOD!!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
September 26, 2019

What a great place to eat!! Robyn and her restaurant is the best! If you get a chance get the smoked chops!! You can cut them with your fork!

Brent Richardson

Very Impressed!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
July 19, 2023

Very impressed. Food is good, amount of food is overwhelming, cakes are good, everyone was friendly and the owner even stopped by to visit with us. Will definitely stop in the next time we are in town.

Kevin Kirkland

Great stop

Rated 5.0 out of 5
February 25, 2020

We read the reviews and decided on Robyn’s. We were not disappointed in the least. Very quaint place with a real home-like atmosphere. My wife’s burger was done exactly like she had requested. My chicken wrap had large pieces of grilled chicken in it. They definitely did not skimp on the portion. Plus, the fries were some of the best we have ever had. Not sure why anyone but a competitor would rate this anything other than five stars. On top of everything else, we got to meet Robyn herself. Got to admire a place where the owner is waiting on tables. This has to be a meeting place for the locals as Robyn seemed to know most everyone that came in the door. This place is well worth a couple of miles off the freeway. Next trip this way, we will be looking forward to stopping again.

Terry B

Contact

ADDRESS

115 E 3rd St, Cameron, MO 64429

Support Your Local Business

Phone
+1 (816) 632-1155

Address
115 E 3rd St, Cameron,
MO 64429

Hours
Tuesday – Friday:
11am – 8pm

Monday:
11am – 2pm

Sunday & Saturday:
Closed