America Bowman Restaurant

America Bowman Restaurant

Authentic Irish cuisine in an historical setting With a menu full of mouthwatering dishes, diners at America Bowman Restaurant will undoubtedly need something to wash it all down. There’s plenty of soda as well as wine and spirits all made not far from the restaurant...

Dubious Claims Brewing Co.

Dubious Claims Brewing Co.

Pizza, pasta and pretzels in a unique brewpub The journey to opening a brewpub began for Neil Wilkerson on his honeymoon to Breckenridge, Colorado more than three decades ago. It was his first time visiting and he and his wife patronized the newly opened Breckenridge...

Ivory Grille

Ivory Grille

Modern eats in a historical hotel setting Since the late 1800s, Sedalia has been known as the home to the state fair, railroads, cattle drives, the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival and the beautiful Daum Museum of Contemporary Art. But when it comes to dining worth the...

Firehouse 54

Firehouse 54

Unique pizza creations in a cozy setting Tana Kinder knows the moment she realized her idea for a pizza restaurant would come to fruition. The hairdresser-turned-pizza maker was serving up pies from her 20-foot gooseneck trailer on the Eagleville square, just as she...

Cafe B-29

Cafe B-29

Ozark diner pays tribute to American heroes You can tell there’s something different about Cafe B-29 before you walk in the door. It’s not every restaurant where ammo boxes double as flower planters, helmets are refashioned as booth lights and one of two 6-foot-tall...

Cole’s Hearth Room

Cole’s Hearth Room

Fine dining and fun cocktails in Palmyra   A chef, mixologist and former professional fighter, Coltin Cole may not have known his road would lead to Palmyra but he was always destined for the kitchen. Starting with summer cooking classes as an 8-year-old and...

Pilot House

Pilot House

Classic sandwiches and more at  a Cape Girardeau institution The cozy eatery is much more than just a place to get your next meal. This dining destination is a southeast Missouri institution that pays homage to Cape Girardeau’s river roots. The portions are plentiful...

1820 The Family Restaurant

1820 The Family Restaurant

Comfortable food in a homey location The inside of the restaurant is filled with one-of-a-kind items. Tobacco sticks from the owners’ father line the ceiling just next to the grain bin with a unique dining table inside. A 1940s wheat reel from a local farm spins...

1932 Reserve

1932 Reserve

Upscale dining at a new lake classic When B. Ray Franklin’s hotel was built in 1932, probably few people would have guessed that almost a century later it would be one of the last remnants of the Lake of the Ozarks’ early years. As time and development have changed...

Ohana Pizzeria

Ohana Pizzeria

Pizza, pasta and more in a family atmosphere Chris Johnston feels at home in the kitchen. Whether he’s tending to his homemade Alfredo sauce or mixing up another batch of dough for focaccia or slinging an 18-inch-round pizza crust in the air, he knows the food leaving...

Hercules Southern BBQ

Hercules Southern BBQ

Smoked favorites in southeast Missouri Smoke fills the air on the back patio as Alfea Crenshaw tends to the seemingly endless rows of chicken, ribs and pork steaks. He checks to make sure the smoked meats are about ready to be pulled off the heat in time for his...

Boji Stone Cafe

Boji Stone Cafe

Most mornings in downtown Chillicothe you’ll find Brent Kepner where he’s been for the past 14 years; standing outside the front door, cup of joe in hand, greeting the sun and ready to welcome customers. Walking through the front door of Boji Stone Cafe, Coffee House...

Mudcat Coffee House

Mudcat Coffee House

You can order off the extensive menu at The Mudcat Coffee House. But then you would miss out on all the fun of having owner Rebecca Moore surprise you with one of her off-the-cuff creations. This culinary leap of faith has a name: The Matt. “It’s named after a good...

Old Dutch Tavern

Old Dutch Tavern

Delicious Housemade Eats in a Retro, Casual Setting If you ask someone to describe what a tavern is, you’ll probably get a wide variety of replies. A tavern is a place of business where people gather to visit with friends. All serve drinks, and most have the added...

Jamaican Jerk Hut

Jamaican Jerk Hut

Island flavors in mid-Missouri You can’t drive by without getting a whiff. The distinctive Caribbean smell of pimento berries, Scotch bonnet peppers and other island spices on tender meat billows out of the grill that is manned by Rex Scott next to a Jamaican flag....

Momma Mary’s Navajo Tacos

Momma Mary’s Navajo Tacos

Fry bread, flavor and family tradition are on the menu in Willard The shutdown surrounding COVID-19 posed a significant challenge to small businesses, especially for a restaurant that just reopened its doors six months prior. For Linda Moody-Ivey, the owner of Momma...

Duke’s BBQ Shack

Duke’s BBQ Shack

Smokehouse Classics with an Elevated Twist Your nostrils will tell you as soon as you walk through the door. This is undoubtedly a smokehouse. The pecan- and cherry-wood-filled smokers might be outside, but their aroma fills this St. Charles County restaurant. That’s...

The Chef’s Table

The Chef’s Table

Ryan VanWinkle may hold the title “executive chef,” but don’t be fooled: He’s actually in the business of time travel. Every dish he’s created for the past seven years has been an attempt at taking diners back to his late grandmother’s house. “We’d walk in the door...

Jones Outpost

Jones Outpost

Down-home food in a cozy setting The southeast corner of Camden County is definitely meat-and-potato country. Mike Jones knew that about his hometown of Montreal when crafting the menu for his first restaurant, and today he goes through more than 500 pounds of...

River Bottoms Brewing Company

River Bottoms Brewing Company

It was supposed to just be a small microbrewery. Joe and Abbie Backes knew that people were willing to travel to visit breweries, wineries and distilleries and wanted to bring one to their hometown of Carrollton. “I knew how to make beer and everyone seemed to like...

The Jiggy Pig

The Jiggy Pig

Jaret Jensen was excited to dip his toes into the world of delicious barbecue. Living in west-central Missouri, he and his then-girlfriend, Janna, were no strangers to smoked meats. So when he felt it was time to invest in his first smoker, Janna thought another...

Dadeville Cafe

Dadeville Cafe

Alan and Valerie Porter bring fresh, unique flavors to southern Missouri When Alan and Valerie Porter returned to Alan’s stomping grounds in south-central Missouri, the plan was to build a log home with a wraparound porch and take it easy. The slower pace of life...

Pizza By The Chef

Pizza By The Chef

The little pizza shop was a Morris family tradition. Gary Morris’ job as a car dealership business manager brought him to the Branson area where he would eat lunch at the Pizza Chef location just down the road from Silver Dollar City. Pizza was popular with his family...

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