Sometimes the best things in life require lots and lots of patience. These Missouri restaurants are proof of that. From month-long wait lists, to lines out the door, these dining establishments may use a lot of your time waiting, but they are well worth it.
1. Q39 - Kansas City
Known by the locals as one of the best places in Kansas City to grab BBQ, you'll usually find people outside waiting for a table.
1000 W 39th St. Kansas City, MO 64111
2. Claverach Farm - Eureka
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to this unique culinary farm-to-table experience. You'll definitely need to call ahead as reservations tend to book up within a month in advance. However, the slow dining four-course meal with hors d'oeuvres is a rare dining experience unlike anything else.
568 S Lewis Dr.
Eureka, MO 63025
3. Farmhouse - Branson
Farmhouse's laid back environment and quick diner food make it a perfect stop for those on vacation looking for a bite to eat. Just be prepared to wait a bit, especially if you're with the whole family.
119 W Main St. Branson, MO 65616
4. Pappy's Smokehouse - St. Louis
Q39 to Kansas Citians is what Pappy's is to St. Louisans. It's a favorite among local when it comes to BBQ, and they usually run out of their mouthwatering house smoked barbecue by mid-afternoon, so try and get there early.
Address: 3106 Olive St. St. Louis, MO 63103
5. Stone Soup Cottage - Cottleville
Coined the hardest reservation to get in Missouri, Stone Soup Cottage is a restaurant destination among traveling foodies. Be sure to check their website for the next available reservation.
5809 Highway N. Cottleville, MO 63304
6. Neighbor's Mill - Springfield
Neighbor's Mill became such a huge hit at their Arkansas location, that they opened a second location in Springfield. During lunch, the line is usually out the door. But don't worry, the satisfying scents of fresh bread being baked will hold you over a bit until you get to enjoy the real thing.
Address: 1435 E Independence St.
Springfield, MO 65804
7. Ernie's Cafe & Steak House - Columbia
Whether it's a hangover recovery Saturday or an after-church family meal, Ernie's draws quite a variety in its clientele. This cozy diner serves up the best comfort breakfast food in Columbia.
1005 E Walnut St.
Columbia, MO 65201
What’s the longest line you had to wait in or the most advanced reservation you had make for a restaurant in Missouri? Was it worth it? Let us know!