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Deon's Bar & Grill is located on the Katy Trail, in Pilot Grove MO

Directions: Directly across the street from trailhead

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Deon's Bar & Grill in Pilot Grove
Cobra Kai Chris from Kansas City on 03/17/2024 10:04 AM:
We appreciated having Robin to ourselves and that we were the first cyclists for the 2024 season! She had some great stories of other travelers and shared a journal of some of the best. Always get the Jimmy Fries!

Deon's Bar & Grill in Pilot Grove
Pedal pedal pedal from Springfield, MO on 04/28/2023 10:24 PM:
We absolutely love biking on the Katy Trail, and we were beyond excited that Deon’s was back up and running. This little bar and grill is a highlight for us - ice cold beers after a long ride and great food, too! They are located right across the street from the Pilot Grove trail head. It is clean, the atmosphere is great and the service is wonderful.

Jery from Katy junction B&B from Pilot Grove on 05/09/2023 10:20 AM:
The only time that Deon's is closed is Sunday Monday Tuesday, but open the rest of the week. Still good food and beer.

Deon's Bar & Grill in Pilot Grove
Steve from Bentonville on 10/18/2021 02:37 PM:
Great meal and beers. I had the the catfish dinner and it hit the spot. Great conversation with Megan behind the bar! Told me some of the history of the area!

Deons bar and grill
Doug from FTG OK on 09/04/2021 09:21 PM:
Ate dinner here had the 12 oz Ribey med rare it was great with salad Baked Potato and sweet corn and a draft beer for 13 dollars plus a 10 dollar tip for its awesomeness:)

OF LSMO from Lee’s Summit on 09/05/2021 03:16 PM:

Bill in Houston from Houston on 09/08/2021 08:29 AM:
Click the link just below and to the right to see the full listing and location.

I had a good steak there, too. But they still smoke indoors, in case that bothers anyone.

Jim from St Thomas on 09/08/2021 11:13 AM:
Pilot Grove

Deon's Bar & Grill in Pilot Grove
Marybeth from Kirkwood on 06/16/2020 04:01 PM:
Stayed in PIlot Grove with Jerry last week. We take an annual, and sometimes biannual, trip across Missouri. We LOVE Deon's, good food, clean place, pleasant, fun people, cheap drinks, confortable. This year, sadly, due to COVID-19, Deon's was closed. we were immensely dissapointed, and simply angry- generally at the state of the country. Please reopen.

Deon's Bar & Grill in Pilot Grove
Bill in Houston from Houston on 04/21/2019 07:42 PM:
Great dive bar. Was in town for steak night, and it was pretty great. Very good onion rings. Didn't try the beer. Beats Casey's pizza.

Deon's Bar & Grill in Pilot Grove
Nicole & Dave from Dardenne Prairie on 08/22/2018 05:35 PM:
We stopped here for lunch during our full Katy Trail Trip on day 2; Sedalia - Rocheport. (Trip was Aug. 17-22, 2018). It's right across the street from the trailhead. Very easy to find. The waitress was incredibly friendly and they appear to be used to the Katy traffic. (and they are not angry about it) Smoking is still allowed in this place BUT they have a giant smokeater machine so it didn't actually smell smoky if that makes sense. The trip from Sedalia was a bit uphill and the trail levels off right after this stop. Pretty typical bar food but it was exactly what we wanted that day. Beers were cold and water glasses were giant.

Anonymous from Texas on 10/05/2018 06:49 PM:
We stayed at the Katy Trail Junction B&B. You could throw a stone from the trailhead and hit Jerry's B&B. He recommended Deon's and we all thought it heads above any other cafe/grill/bar we visited on the trail. Good fud!

Deon's Bar & Grill in Pilot Grove
Mr. Bump from Hannibal on 01/24/2018 09:53 PM:
Not open on Mon Jan 22. Easy to find

Deon's Bar & Grill in Pilot Grove
Amy from Kansas City on 10/18/2016 02:27 PM:
The food was OK, nothing more, noting less. We had burgers. Friendly people. Smoking is still allowed here. Cough!

Deon's Bar & Grill in Pilot Grove
Harlene from Tijeras, NM on 09/22/2016 05:58 AM:
Good inexpensive food, friendly waiters, and right on the trail. We got there after the lunch rush and it was almost empty, good service.

Deon's Bar & Grill in Pilot Grove
Donna from Shawnee, KS on 05/18/2015 03:28 PM:
Just read on their FB page that they're closing for the summer on 6/20/15, open again on Labor Day. Any other eateries open in the evening in Pilot Grove?

Buck Bradford from Tulsa OK on 05/18/2015 04:33 PM:
Not much, just a burger joint. You might want to push it to Boonville, tons there!

MidSouth from Rogersville, MO on 05/18/2015 06:29 PM:
I think someone else took over Becky's Burgers & Cones. Don't know their hours

Ray (webmaster) on 05/18/2015 06:36 PM:
And the Casey's store has good carry-out pizza.

Donna from Shawnee, KS on 05/19/2015 07:47 AM:
We'll be there before it closes, and we're already booked with Jerry (lunching in Booneville the next day). Posting this for anyone else who may be planning to overnight in PG.

Don from Ellisville, MO on 05/19/2015 10:17 AM:
Dagnabit! Deon's is my favorite mix-with-the-locals stops on the Katy and I will be going through there mid-July. I was there last year and there was a table of a dozen very senior citizens and I had a wonderful time talking to them.

Donna from Shawnee, KS on 05/19/2015 11:42 AM:
Maybe an earlier trip is in order?

Deon's Bar & Grill in Pilot Grove
Melissa Pierson from Ozark MO on 11/04/2014 05:41 PM:
Ate dinner here 11/1/14. Food was EXCELLENT. Cheap prices (do not forget to try the onion rings). Ribeye sandwhich best bang for your buck!! Atmosphere was smokey but server was VERY sweet! Fun experience. Our 4 kids are 9-16 & thought it was cool to eat in a bar:)

Deon's Bar & Grill in Pilot Grove
DC from Jefferson City on 05/25/2014 06:11 PM:
Great food and great service! It is located right by the trailhead which was great after my 60 mile ride. The food was prepared perfect.

stl_biker from St. Louis on 06/05/2014 04:43 PM:
thanks for your comments, I'll be camping there and I will need a good dinner and beer.

Deon's Bar & Grill in Pilot Grove
Jim from Saint Louis on 10/30/2013 07:35 PM:
We stopped for lunch during a 50 mile ride. This has a small town bar atmosphere and menu. The food was good and the beer was ice cold. The service was great and the folks were friendly and just plain fun to be around. We'll definitely be back next time we pass by.

Ninerd on 11/13/2013 11:02 AM:
I agree. We passed Pilot Grove on a Saturday afternoon around 2:30 initially planning on going to Becky's Burgers but it was closed. Pilot Grove seems like a ghost town but we went into Deons and it was great, everyone was super friendly and the food was good bar food.

Deon's Bar & Grill (Pilot Grove)
Mary from Wheatland Mo. on 12/06/2009 11:18 AM:
We were here on the 27th of Oct. Terry was great and the food was really good. Thanks for being so nice to us Terry, Mary and the girls from Hawaii, Ca. and Col.

Matt from St. Charles on 06/11/2012 06:30 PM:
We ate here on 6/8/2012 and had a great experience. They have an awesome shuffleboard table, good food, and reasonable prices. This is a great place to stop at!

Deon's Bar & Grill (Pilot Grove)
Fred from Georgetown SC on 06/01/2008 11:53 AM:

Anonymous on 06/01/2008 07:26 PM:
Also the best bar food in town since it is the only place in open after 6PM. Ate there the other day, don't think I could have whipped any of the local gals. Gas mask also required to battle the smoking haze...

Anonymous from St. Thomas on 06/02/2008 11:29 AM:
Deon's is a small town bar...nothing more....nothing less. Pilot Grove is at the end of our first leg when we ride the whole trail and we always eat there. Colorful would be my description.

Anonymous from Highland, IL on 06/02/2008 01:52 PM:
We biked from Sedalia to Rocheport this past Saturday and went to Deon's for lunch. We thought the cheeseburgers and fries were great and certainly hit the spot after our ride. The people were friendly and the restrooms were clean.

Biker from Farmington on 06/04/2008 01:47 PM:
I check this site sporadically, but I still remember a previous post on this forum in which someone representing the trail towns was asking, "What can we do to bring more people into our Katy Trail towns, so they'll spend a little money our way?" A couple of people suggested that the townspeople needed to be a little friendlier to the bikers in order to gain their business. Friends, based on the first 2 comments in this post, it's crystal clear why some townspeople might not be thrilled with any dismissive, condescending, patronizing, or high-maintenance/low-feedback attitudes that some (thankfully, not all) of the bikers seem to exhibit. Many of these towns are developing, and they have to start somewhere.

Deerslayer from Hermann on 06/04/2008 09:24 PM:
I couldn't agree with Biker from Farmington more. If you're not having ; lower your standards. If you take time to apreciate the locals they just might take time to apreciate you.

gc from Columbia, Mo. on 06/06/2008 07:14 AM:
Amen to that, Deer

Anonymous from Springfield on 06/11/2008 06:51 PM:
Fine dining it was not, but the place had a nice character. Plain hamburger, plain tater tots, plain beer, fun playing shuffleboard; just a simple diner among friendly people. Sometimes, a place like that is just where I want to be, and I liked it!

Anonymous on 06/13/2008 09:25 AM:
Last time visited, wanted to make nice with the locals. Took some flowers for the boys at the bar. Before I could get in, was jumped by 3 junk yard dogs. After a savage 4 hour battle, I staggered in with what was left of my body and flowers. Guys took one look at me asked about the dogs. One was beyond saving, so they decided to BBQ him. They were proud of me. Come to find out everyone in that bar hated those dogs. Bought me drinks. I love those guys, they are having a parade in my honor on the 4th of July. Biker dude saves town.

Anonymous from St. Thomas on 06/13/2008 10:13 AM:
Just try to get that type of entertainment at your average snooty piano bar. By the way.....did the flowers work?

Anonymous on 06/13/2008 10:37 AM:
From reading the account of this event, it appears that it is immaterial whether the flowers worked or not. There was a BBQ, a pending parade in honor of biker dude, and he got free drinks and probably to the dismay of the local gents he fell in love with them.

Anonymous on 06/14/2008 10:52 PM:
Sad tail... Word was just received that biker dude past away. All signs point to his cause of demise as infected dog meat. Surly the parade on the 4th will be cancelled.

Rhys Minnick from Pilot grove on 06/25/2009 11:10 AM:
The bar is under new management, by my mother and I, i hope everyone does stop back in the try the place out and please give feedback. We have all new foods, and the beer is always cold. We have all domestics, and a few imported.

cunninghamair from O'Fallon, MO on 06/26/2009 09:43 AM:
I've never been to Deon's, but I find anywhere with air conditioning, clean bathrooms, cold

drinks and protein receive a passing grade. (I always laugh at the "best cheeseburger"

posts--everything is the best cheeseburger after a long day on the trail!) Last I checked,

there aren't any Ruby Tuesdays' along the trail.

Thanks Rhys.

hookedonbiking from KC on 07/21/2009 01:55 PM:
Is there anyplace to sit where no smoking is allowed? We may be riding that way this weekend, but our riding buddy can't be around smoke at all.

Deon's Bar & Grill (Pilot Grove)
Wade from Edwardsville, IL on 06/26/2009 06:31 PM:
It's kind of a dumpy place, but the people are friendly. A large grilled ham & cheese sandwich, huge order of fries, and two draft beers set me back around $8.

Not bad.

Anonymous on 06/29/2009 02:36 PM:
All the characters from deliverance came from here... Yep.. It is true

Deon's Bar & Grill (Pilot Grove)
K Reed from Ballwin, MO on 09/11/2008 09:42 PM:
Easy access from the trail and about the only place to get food. The service was friendly. Average bar food.

Deon's Bar & Grill (Pilot Grove)
JD from Joplin on 09/26/2007 02:28 PM:
Stopped into Deon's Bar & Grill from the trail. Easy access from the trailhead, and great service. Filled up my water bottle & camelback with ice & water.