Missouri Dining January 21, 2022
12 Bucket List Worthy Restaurants To Try In Missouri, One For Each Month Of The Year
How’s your year looking so far? Are you making – or sticking to – your resolutions? Resolutions can be tough to keep up with, no matter how good our intentions. However, those New Year’s resolutions can also be downright delicious. These 12 bucket list worthy restaurants in Missouri, one for each month of the year, promise that you’ll likely have the most delicious year yet.
1. Fred & Red’s – Joplin
Fred & Red's, 1719 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64804, USA
Fred & Red's, a tiny spot with just 23 seats, dishes up all of the classic diner dishes. However, you really have to try its famous Spaghetti Red, spaghetti noodles topped with chili. (Go for the jumbo portion, because the regular size is never enough.) The diner's also famous for its tamales. For the ultimate meal, order the Overload, a combination of Spaghetti Red
2. Arnie’s Barn – Ridgedale
Arnie's Barn, 150 Top of the Rock Rd, Ridgedale, MO 65739, USA
Dine in an historic barn that was transported from Latrobe, Pennsylvania, to Missouri and meticulously restored. Named after legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, the enchanting restaurant offers jaw-dropping views and a scrumptious menu. Dig into such favorites as Arnie's Famous Fajitas or KC strip steak.
3. Mr. Murphy’s Stuffed Potatoes – Various
Keep an eye out for Mr. Murphy's Stuffed Potatoes, a popular food truck in Columbia that dishes up - you guessed it - an assortment of scrumptious baked potatoes. If you're not in the mood for a baked potato, opt for a hearty helping of nachos or a fresh, crisp salad.
4. White Rose Café – Union
White Rose Cafe, 208 E Main St, Union, MO 63084, USA
Join countless Missourians who have made White Rose Cafe a favorite dining destination for more than nine decades. The darling cafe displays the day's specials on an old-fashioned chalk board and even has a jukebox. Try such menu favorites as a burger, roast beef, or spaghetti. Breakfast is also served all day.
5. MacCheesy – Joplin
MacCheesy, 2202 S Rangeline Rd B, Joplin, MO 64804, USA
Mac and cheese is perhaps the ultimate comfort food. MacCheesy in Joplin dishes up some of the best in Missouri. Go for the classic mac and cheese, or try one of the more unique options - the burnt ends mac and cheese, for example. Or, if you're a fan of mac and cheese
grilled cheese, order the grilled mac and cheese sandwich.
6. Hick Bar-B-Que – Cuba
913 E Washington St, Cuba, MO 65453, USA
Missouri's all about barbeque, and you'll find some of the best at Hick Bar-B-Que. The rustic restaurant serves everything from BBQ ribs to BBQ sandwiches. If you're really hungry, order one of the platters, and don't forget to stock up on Hick Bar-B-Que's famous sauces, available to go.
7. Creekside Grill – Echo Bluff State Park
Echo Bluff State Park, 34489 Echo Bluff Drive, Eminence, MO 65466, USA
Cap off a day at Echo Bluff State Park with a tasty meal at Creekside Grill. The restaurant offers sweeping views of the park, making it a prime spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Kick off your meal with a Missouri classic, like toasted ravioli, or sink your teeth into a juicy burger. Creekside Grill also serves a variety of entrees.
8. 1820, The Family Restaurant – Keytesville
1820, The Family Restaurant, 414 W Bridge St, Keytesville, MO 65261, USA
You must have a reservation for your family-style meal at 1820 restaurant. The menu features two meals at two price points from which to choose. Both feature an entree, such as prime rib or roast beef (vegetarian options are available) that each diner orders separately. The table then shares a salad, vegetables, potatoes, and rolls. Kids have additional options.
9. Tin Mill Restaurant – Hermann
Tin Mill Restaurant, 315 E 1st St #1115, Hermann, MO 65041, USA
Nestled in a former grain mill, Tin Mill Restaurant earns glowing reviews for its steak - like the prime rib. Even if you're not in the mood for a steak, you have quite a few other options from which to choose, including grilled chicken breast and the Tin Mill Burger. Save room, too, for a decadent dessert - apple blossom, perhaps?
10. Red’s Giant Hamburg – Springfield
Red’s Giant Hamburg, 2301 W Sunshine St, Springfield, MO 65807, USA
Experience a piece of Missouri's culinary history at Red's Giant Hamburg. The old-school diner dishes up everything you'd expect - burgers, hot dogs, and chili cheese fries. You'll even find vegetarian options on the menu. Go hungry.
11. Don’s Family Style Buffet – Huntsville
Don's Family Style Buffet, 315 State Hwy JJ, Huntsville, MO 65259, USA
It doesn't get much better than a buffet, especially when you're
hungry. Take a mighty appetite with you to Don's Family Style Buffet. The cozy buffet is perhaps best known for its fried chicken, definitely worth trying. Browse the buffet that also features a salad bar, main dishes like catfish, and hot and cold sides. Don't forget to check out the desserts, too.
12. Vig’s KC – Odessa
Vig'sKC BBQ Restaurant, 100 S 2nd St, Odessa, MO 64076, USA
Treat yourself to some of the best burnt ends in Missouri when you stop by Vig's KC. The tiny barbeque joint packs a huge, flavorful punch in all of its offerings - from the burnt end sandwich to the St. Louis rib plate.
What are your favorite bucket list worthy restaurants in Missouri? Let us know in the comments! Add more fun to your year with a road trip to these seven
hidden gems in Missouri. Address: Fred & Red's, 1719 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64804, USA Address: Arnie's Barn, 150 Top of the Rock Rd, Ridgedale, MO 65739, USA Address: Missouri, USA Address: White Rose Cafe, 208 E Main St, Union, MO 63084, USA Address: MacCheesy, 2202 S Rangeline Rd B, Joplin, MO 64804, USA Address: 913 E Washington St, Cuba, MO 65453, USA Address: Echo Bluff State Park, 34489 Echo Bluff Drive, Eminence, MO 65466, USA Address: 1820, The Family Restaurant, 414 W Bridge St, Keytesville, MO 65261, USA Address: Tin Mill Restaurant, 315 E 1st St #1115, Hermann, MO 65041, USA Address: Red’s Giant Hamburg, 2301 W Sunshine St, Springfield, MO 65807, USA Address: Don's Family Style Buffet, 315 State Hwy JJ, Huntsville, MO 65259, USA Address: Vig'sKC BBQ Restaurant, 100 S 2nd St, Odessa, MO 64076, USA