Trip Ideas: Take a Food-Fueled Road Trip in Missouri
No matter where your Missouri vacation leads, you're never far from great food and memorable meals. Hearty meals, small plates, fresh food, excellent drinks and great tastes abound in the Show-Me State. Eat up and enjoy!
Food and Drink
This authentic Italian restaurant is in a former railroad house, just north of the historic Union Station. The restaurant evokes the feel of an Italian farmhouse, despite its tremendous size. The menu, which features freshly-made pastas and other Italian dishes, change frequently based on the availability of seasonal ingredients.
101 West 22nd St., Kansas City MO 64108, 816-221-3722
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10:30-2 p.m.; Sun.-Thu., 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Experience exquisite flavors of Europe at Avenues Bistro, with an intimate casual fine dining experience. The menu offers selections for every discerning palate from a diverse array of European regions. Located in the Brookside Shops, five minutes south of the Country Club Plaza.
338 W. 63rd St., Kansas City MO 64113, 816-333-5700
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Catalpa is a small, fine-dining restaurant in a little red brick house in Arrow Rock, a village of 56 people on the Missouri River at the very beginning of the Santa Fe Trail. Our limited menu is eclectic changes regularly. We use local produce and meats whenever possible. Open Friday and Saturday evenings, February thru December, by reservation only. In addition to our regular hours, during the Lyceum Theatre season (June-August) we serve early supper after all matinees and before evening performances. Please visit our website or call for information.
550 High St., Arrow Rock MO 65320, 660-837-3324
Hours: Fri.-Sat. evenings, by reservation.
44 Stone is a restaurant and bar in the spirit of the comfortable, casual and convivial pubs of the British Isles. The menu is often inspired by the food one might find in an English, Irish, Scottish or Welsh public house, but with Contemporary American insight. The extensive beer list reflects all manner of superior domestic and imported craft brewing; whiskies are adventurous and bold; the wine list is concise, while appealing to all tastes.
3910 Peachtree Drive, Columbia MO 65203, 573-443-2726
Hours: Tue.-Thu., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun. 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Heart of Nashville brings the love of music and food to Missouri as the area's only Meat N Three. We feature a different menu every day of the week. Being a Nashville-themed restaurant, offers singing servers and live entertainment. This is a venue that attracts all types of guests and is a perfect venue for a private event.
8285 Route J, New Bloomfield MO 65063, 844-733-6274
Hours: Tue.-Sat. 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Stone Hill Winery's circa 1847 carriage house and horse barn were converted into a restaurant. Serving German specialties, steaks, American dishes and Stone Hill wines. Located at Stone Hill Winery. Reservations highly recommended.
1110 Stone Hill Highway, Hermann MO 65041, 573-486-3479
Hours: Sun.-Thu., 11 a.m.- 8:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
A fresh approach to lunch with artfully crafted regional ingredients and seasonal lunch menus. Wine is served. Located on the second floor of the Missouri History Museum, in Forest Park. The dining room has sweeping views of Forest Park.
5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis MO 63112, 314-361-7313
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Classic American dining in the oldest brick building west of the Mississippi. Specializing in fried chicken, steaks, fish and onion rings. Breakfast available Monday through Friday. Lunch buffets daily. Dinner buffet available daily except Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Group dining available. Reservations accepted.
90 S. Third Street, Ste. Genevieve MO 63670, 573-883-2724
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Steak, seafood and pasta combined with an excellent wine menu and warm ambiance create a must-try dining experience at Matt's in Rolla. Lunches are served Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Reservations are accepted until 5 p.m. for that evening's seating and are first-come, first served. Large parties may not be seated at a single table.
12200 Dillon Outer Drive, Rolla MO 65401, 573-364-1220
Hours: Tue.-Thu., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Experience the best in authentic Italian food and atmosphere. Located in downtown Springfield, in a beautifully restored circa 1905 building. Ask about the wines made from grapes grown at Bruno's vineyard!
416 South Ave., Springfield MO 65803, 417-886-0007
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, holding a business dinner or just enjoying an evening out for dinner and drinks, this is the place to come for superior service and the finest selection of hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood and more. Reservations are recommended, not required. Housed in a building erected in 1908, Wilder's still showcases that craftsmanship in the ceiling and moldings. Wilder's also features an art deco style bar, back bar and wooden booths put into the restaurant in the late 1930s. Once the location for all celebrations and even a little gambling, Wilder's has been a buffet restaurant, a burger joint, and a breakfast place.
1212 S. Main, Joplin MO 64801, 417-623-7230
Hours: Mon.-Thur., 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5 p.m.-10 p.m.