10 Must-Try Restaurants In Columbia, Missouri

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Situated in central Missouri, Columbia is a place to stop and see. As soon as you set foot in the city, make your first stop at the University of Missouri and to find the Museum of Art and Archaeology. Here, you can marvel at the incredible exhibit of European, Roman and ancient Greek artworks. Then, relax for a bit at Stephens Lake Park, one of the biggest parks in Columbia. Enjoy the beautiful lake by having a picnic nearby. If you are into biking or hiking, your perfect place will be Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. The park features easy hiking and biking trails along with a pretty rock bridge and a large cave. Moving on from attractions, you may also be wondering about places to eat. Among the abundant restaurants available, which ones are worth your money and time? Read on to find out more about the must-try restaurants in Columbia, Missouri.

1. Churchill's

Editor’s Note: Establishment is permanently closed.

This first restaurant on the list is a must try for many reasons. First, the restaurant belongs to The Holiday Inn Executive Center, which is an upscale hotel in the city. An upscale hotel, without a doubt, features an upscale restaurant. Second, the restaurant promises a romantic setting, which makes for a great place for couples who want to have a romantic dinner. But this does not mean that families or friends cannot eat here. Third, the restaurant serves a delectable menu, including starters like grilled oysters and crab cakes, steaks and desserts.


Address: 2200 Interstate 70 Dr SW, Columbia, MO 65203, USA

Avg. Price for two: 50-100 USD

Website: Churchill’s

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2. Sycamore

Enjoy a fine-dining experience in a warm and art-lined dining space offered by Sycamore. The sophisticated restaurant offers unbeatable New American dishes along with a selection of wines, craft beers and cocktails. Everything served at this restaurant is carefully prepared and made from the freshest ingredients and it all happens in-house. The favorite menu includes Beet Salad for a starter, Sycamore burger and Patchwork Pork for lunch, Steak Frites and Filet Mignon for dinner. Indulge in a Hummingbird Trifle or Chocolate Mousse for dessert.


Address: 800 E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201, USA

Avg. Price for two: 50-100 USD

Website: Sycamore

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3. G & D Steakhouse

Featuring American classics served in a family-friendly setting, this restaurant is best visited with your loved ones. Order the steaks, fried fish or chicken and share them among yourselves. If these dishes are not enough, you are recommended to also order from a selection of desserts available. Pecan Pie, Meringue Pie and Cherry Cheesecake are the most favorite.

G & D Steakhouse

Address: 2001 W Worley St, Columbia, MO 65203, USA

Avg. Price for two: 20-50 USD

Website: G & D Steakhouse

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4. CC’s City Broiler

Before heading back to your room to enjoy a good night’s sleep, it would be a superb idea to make a stop at an upscale restaurant and bar that displays exposed bricks throughout, called CC’s City Broiler. Why? You need only one reason, that is the restaurant is the city’s premier steakhouse. Exceptional taste of steaks and fresh seafood are a promise. Scallops with grilled mushrooms or lobster will make a perfect dinner menu, don’t you think? To accompany your meals, you can pick your favorite fine wine.

CC’s City Broiler

Address: 1401 Forum Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203, USA

Avg. Price for two: 50-100 USD

Website: CC’s City Broiler

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5. The Wine Cellar & Bistro

For an excellent dining experience, why don’t you head to The Wine Cellar & Bistro that is nestled in downtown Columbia? Providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the restaurant is known for its extensive wine list. Organic ingredients are what make all the delectable dishes prepared by an award-winning chef, Craig Cyr. Moreover, you will be stunned by the unique and natural presentation of each and every dish. Experience the rich flavor of spaghetti & roasted mushrooms or grilled beef tenderloin and before you realize, you may find yourself ordering more.

The Wine Cellar & Bistro

Address: 505 Cherry St, Columbia, MO 65201, USA

Avg. Price for two: 50-100 USD

Website: The Wine Cellar & Bistro

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6. Murry’s

Did you ever want to enjoy a tantalizing eclectic American menu with the entertainment of a live jazz music performance? If so, Murry’s is your restaurant of choice. Swing by the restaurant to make your tummy happy by ordering the Steak Sandwich. Bell Pepper Rings is also very much loved by visitors. For an excellent way to end your meals, you should order Gooey Butter Cake and if you think it is big enough, share it with your accompaniment and you just created more sweet moments. With regards to jazz music, it entertains guests five days a week.


Address: 3107 Green Meadows Way, Columbia, MO 65203, USA

Avg. Price for two: 20-50 USD

Website: Murry’s

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7. Silverball

Have fun until midnight and mingle with the locals at Silverball. This arcade bar is a superb place to find a selection of beers (both bottled and canned), vodka, tequila and gin among other drinks. The most fun thing offered by this bar is that you get to enjoy your drinks by playing some awesome games such as pinball, arcades, foosball, air hockey and a lot more. Don’t leave until the bar closes.


Address: 122 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201, USA

Avg. Price for two: 25-50 USD

Website: Silverball

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8. Red Lobster

You may already guess from the name that this restaurant’s best menu is seafood. Yes, forget about the ordinary because, at Red Lobster, you will be served only fresh and super delicious seafood. The ‘Today’s Catch’ is your opportunity to savor amazing flavors from seafood selections that change regularly. You can even create your own feast by selecting four out of ten new and classic creations, so your feast is truly according to your taste. Imagine having those grilled sea scallops, wood-grilled sirloin and lobster altogether.

Red Lobster

Address: 1716 Interstate 70 Dr SW, Columbia, MO 65203, USA

Avg. Price for two: 20-50 USD

Website: Red Lobster

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9. Addison’s

Stay happy and enjoy your favorite eclectic menu in a fun and friendly restaurant that displays colorful paintings throughout the walls. As one of the best American grill restaurants in Columbia, the restaurant serves various dishes that will leave you speechless and craving for more. Addison’s has everything from appetizers to pasta and sandwiches. Nachos Bianco is an excellent appetizer, Jalapeno Smothered Pork Chop is a must try and BBQ Chicken Pizza will melt in your mouth.


Address: 709 Cherry St, Columbia, MO 65201, USA

Avg. Price for two: 20-50 USD

Website: Addison’s

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10. 44 Stone Public House

Finally, pop out at 44 Stone Public House for some beer, whiskeys and American and European cuisine indulgence. Taking pride in embodying the spirit of casual, comfortable and convivial pubs of British Isles, the restaurant and bar serves an exquisite selection of foods that are modern, high-quality driven and at the same time made from fresh ingredients. Try their Deviled Eggs and Pub Cheese Fritters for starters. Smoked Berkshire Pork Belly is an unrivaled choice for a sandwich. Also, order the Whiskey Grilled Salmon or Sirloin Steak for a premium taste.

44 Stone Public House

Address: 3910 Peachtree Dr, Columbia, MO 65203, USA

Avg. Price for two: 20-50 USD

Website: 44 Stone Public House

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Be captivated by the beauty of Columbia

Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Me used under CC BY 3.0

If you do choose Columbia as your next vacation destination, prepare yourself to be wowed by the beauty. Whether it is a park or a museum that you visit, they will stun you. And, make sure to try some of the restaurants mentioned above. If you have more time to spend, then do not hesitate to try them all because great food and great attractions are what make for a fantastic vacation.

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