Dining May 03, 2021
The Ultimate Guide To The Best Restaurants In Missouri — Pizzas, Tacos, Ice Cream, And More!
Missourians know a whole lot about good food. After all, we live in state that’s brimming with eclectic eateries – pizza joints, burgers stands, classic Italian restaurants, wineries, and traditional steakhouses. On those days when we just don’t know what we feel like eating, we have quite a few all you can eat buffets we can visit. Some of the best food is found at little hole in the wall eateries that don’t look like much from the outside but dish up tasty tacos, juicy burgers, and other popular meals. Themed restaurants add a touch of excitement to our meals while we can dig into authentic dishes at a cozy Amish restaurant. Missouri’s restaurants offer indoor dining, outdoor dining, rooftop dining, and even curbside pickup. Whatever you’re craving, you’re almost certain to find it in Missouri. However, just to make sure you don’t miss the best food in the state, you might want to start a culinary bucket list. Here are some of the best restaurants in Missouri to get you started.
The Best Pizza In Missouri
Missouri’s known for its pizza and, in particular, its famous St. Louis-style pizza, but what pizza joint makes the very best? That’s probably up for a debate with no matter whom you talk to, but one pizza joint certainly stands out as one of the best. Reeds Spring Pizza Company offers a delicious selection of pizza, all made with its scrumptious homemade pizza dough. You can, of course, order the traditional cheese or pepperoni pizza. However, if you like an extra zing to your pie, try such favorites as the Greek-style Athens pizza. It comes topped with mozzarella and feta cheeses, spinach, and olives. For something different, order the cauliflower crust, which is also gluten-free.
Will you order a classic pepperoni pie or the Nutty Bleu Pig?
The Most Delicious Tacos In Missouri
We certainly have no shortage of restaurants to pick up authentic tacos in Missouri. For some of the most mouthwatering, head over to El Toluco Taqueria & Grocery in Manchester. (Take your grocery shopping list along, too.) Start your visit at the dining area, where you can build your own tacos. The authentic Mexican market offers a choice of nearly a dozen different types of taco meats – from pork and beef tongue to chicken with cactus and lamb, each with cilantro and onions sprinkled on top. Vegetarian tacos – with cactus, onions, and jalapenos – are also on the menu. Check out the authentic Mexican sides, too, such as the rice, beans, and chips and salsa.
What type of tacos will you try at El Toluco Taqueria & Grocery?
The Best Italian Restaurant In Missouri
Authentic Italian food is just so good for the soul and for the stomach. Pasghetti’s in Branson, a destination Italian restaurant, is one of those restaurants you really have to experience to appreciate. Make your way through the World’s Largest Meatball, which leads into the restaurant that boasts seven themed dining rooms, including an Italian village. The menu features delicious appetizers and classic Italian dishes. Can you pass up, for example, the traditional spaghetti with a giant meatball? Or do you prefer eggplant Parmesan or lasagna? You’ll find so many delicious dishes on the menu that you’ll probably want to come back again and again to try them all.
What themed-room will you sit in at Pasghetti’s in Branson?
The Most Mouth Watering Donuts In Missouri
If you love sweets, you already know that Missouri is a tiny piece of paradise with its many bakeries and donut shops. For some of the best donuts in the state, stop by Big Sky Donuts in St. Joseph. However, you’ll want to arrive early as the popular donuts often sell out before noon. Buy a single, a half-dozen, or a dozen donuts. You can also pick up donut holes. Choose from such classics as glazed, sugar-coated, and cake donuts. A donut is the perfect way to kick off a new day, but it might be even better when paired with a cinnamon roll and a hot drink.
What are your favorite donuts at Big Sky Donuts?
The Most Amazing Ice Cream In Missouri
An ice cream cone is the perfect treat any time of the day, of the night, and of the year. We’re lucky to have an abundance of ice cream shops in Missouri. Central Dairy, in Jefferson City, offers an old-fashioned ice cream parlor experience and dishes up huge scoops of ice cream. Satisfy that sweets craving with a banana split, a sundae, a shake, or a malt. An ice cream cone often hits the spot, too, although you might struggle to decide which flavor to order. Chocolate mousse, strawberry cheesecake, and classic chocolate are just a few of the flavors usually on offer. Don’t forget to check out the premium flavors, such as extreme chocolate and moose tracks, too. Central Dairy offers indoor seating, or you can snag one of the benches in front of the shop.
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor on the menu at Central Dairy?
One Of The Best Bakeries In Missouri
Not much can top a scrumptious ice cream treat, except maybe a freshly made piece of gooey butter cake or homemade bread from one of Missouri’s many charming bakeries. One of the best bakeries in Missouri is, hands down, The Pie Safe Bakery & Café in Pocahontas. Nestled in a former bank, the bakery and café welcomes diners for breakfast and lunch on select days. Just make sure you bring a hearty appetite with you, because you probably won’t want to pass by the huge homemade cinnamon rolls and the fresh cookies. You can’t visit the Pie Safe Bakery, either, without having a slice of pie or ordering a whole pie to take home.
What’s your favorite treat at The Pie Safe Bakery & Café?
One Of A Kind Sandwiches In Missouri
Some days nothing tastes quite as good as a really hearty sandwich. That’s when you want to make your way to Gioia’s Deli in St. Louis. A city staple since it opened in 1918, the popular corner deli is perhaps best known for its one-of-a-kind, scrumptious hot salami sandwiches. One of the biggest selling points of the hot salami sandwich is the salami stays delightfully warm from the time it’s cut until it’s added to your sandwich. Don’t forget to check out the other popular sandwiches, too, including the roast beef and the meatball sandwiches.
Have you tantalized your taste buds with the famous hot salami sandwich at Gioia’s Deli yet?
The Most Delicious Mexican Food In Missouri
Tucked in the tiny town of Saint Clair, Tres Toritos packs a whole lot of punch into its tiny, colorful interior. The authentic Mexican restaurant is so popular, in fact, that you’ll likely face a wait for a seat. However, that wait is well worth it for the flavorful, authentic meal that awaits. Mexican shrimp soup or Mexican chicken soup is the perfect way to start your meal, which you can then follow with a classic dish like burritos, enchiladas, and quesadillas. The menu boasts two dozen meal combinations, so you have plenty of choices. Vegetarian dishes and kids favorites are also on the menu.
What will you order at Tres Toritos?