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Hartsburg MO on the Katy Trail and Rock Island Trail

Mile marker 153.6
Population: 108

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35th on MAIN
35 East Main St, Hartsburg
American Legion Park
Dotty's Cafe
35 East Main, Hartsburg
Eber Haus Inn
25 S 1st St, Hartsburg
Globe Hotel Bed & Breakfast
60 S 2nd St.
P.O. Box 41
, Hartsburg
Hackman's Produce
Hart Creek Conservation Area

Hartsburg Trailhead

Hitching Post
10 N. Second St., Hartsburg
Katyrest Caboose
20 E Main, Hartsburg
Volunteer Park

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Forum Discussions about Hartsburg

Hartsburg Airbnb
Regan Kelley from Troy MO on 09/29/2019 01:14 PM:
Stayed at the Slate Creek Farmhouse, a working farm with a delightful host. Stocked kitchen and nice amenities. Peaceful!

Resting a day or twoo on 05/14/2019 05:11 PM:
Here in hartsburg they have symbol stating that there is a restaurant where you can eat or get stuff from. But it's only open 4 days a week. And the only place really to get any food from it's the bar right down the street from volunteer Park. But the only thing they have there is an overcooked high price Pizza. The townspeople well let their kids say just about anything. As of me and my husband was walking back to our tent from getting us a pizza one little girl stated why are they coming this way. And a campsite we're staying at at the volunteer Park it's one BBQ pit playground kazeebo and a house. Even though the restroom is real convenient.
If you stop at hartsburg trailhead make sure you have plenty of food cuz nothing will be open until after 3:30 in the afternoon.

Bill in Houston from Houston on 05/15/2019 12:52 PM:
Kind of fun that they have a bbq pit for a campfire and a gazebo you can sit under if it rains.

For a change of food, call the store over in Claysville and see what they have on offer. Just a nice little ride.

Hartsburg - 35th on MAIN
Jim Nilges from Hartsburg on 09/13/2018 10:12 AM:
35th on MAIN is now open and running!!

We serve lunch and dinner Wednesday thru Sunday and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

If you are passing thru or staying at one of the awesome inn's, come by for some great American and Latin deliciousness.

See menus and find out more here:

Thank you

Eber Haus Inn Hartsburg from Hartsburg on 09/13/2018 10:22 AM:
and btw...the food is awesome!

Globe Hotel Bed and Breakfast from Hartsburg on 09/13/2018 02:45 PM:
Mark and Leaia at the Globe Hotel Bed and Breakfast are thrilled to have 35th on Main in Hartsburg!

JJ Gang from Kearney MO on 09/13/2018 03:44 PM:
This sounds good but we will be passing through on a Tuesday. Are there other places to eat in Hartsburg?

Allen from Shawnee on 09/15/2018 03:15 PM:
My recollection is the bar in town serves small sized pizza that is frozen then microwaved. There are restaurants in Jefferson City, there is a restaurant at the airport in North Jefferson that closes at 2 pm. Coopers landing just west of Hartsburg has microwave able stuff and sometimes they have a pot of something cooked up, they also have a Thai restaurant some days and hours.

Have a good trip

Cathy from Pittsburgh, PA on 09/16/2018 08:07 AM:
There used to be a restaurant at the golf course by the North Jefferson City trailhead that got good reviews. I am not sure if it is still operating.

I am so glad to hear Hartsburg has another restaurant to fill the void left by Dottie's. And thank you Dottie for carrying the torch for as long as you did. I loved your food and friendship.

Jodygofast from Columbia MO on 09/16/2018 04:31 PM:
The food here is awesome. We have visited on our bikes twice already and will be making many more trips.

Anonymous on 09/17/2018 04:03 PM:
So sad that we will be passing through on a Tuesday :(

Brad Scroggs from Jefferson City on 08/29/2018 09:41 AM:
Hooray! The previous owners of the Hartsburg Grand Restaurant -- before it became an events center -- are opening a new restaurant at the old Dotty's location: 35th on Main. I am so looking forward to my rides from Jefferson City for delicious flatbreads, etc., a glass of wine or a cold beer. Check it out.

Eber Haus Inn Hartsburg from Hartsburg on 08/29/2018 10:49 AM:
I believe opening day is tenative for September 8... we are counting down!

Jim from St thomas on 08/29/2018 10:58 AM:
Mixed feelings on this. The Grand had great food but I much more enjoyed the small town diner vibe of Dotty’s. That said, I’m glad the new owners are providing a food option in Hartsburg. I wish them well.

Eber Haus Inn Hartsburg from Hartsburg on 08/29/2018 11:43 AM:
From my visiting with them Jim, I think they will provide a nice hybrid of both.... I think the small town vibe will definitely still be there...

Anonymous on 08/29/2018 11:48 AM:
How do you know the new restaurant won't have the small town diner vibe??

All I can make of it from the original post is that a new restaurant is opening. I'd have to see it before passing judgement.

Jim from St thomas on 08/29/2018 03:55 PM:
I wasn’t passing judgement on the new place. I was comparing the Grand with Dotty’s and saying which I preferred. I have no idea what the new place will be like but I do know I plan on eating there.

CurtM from Fort Worth TX on 05/22/2018 11:12 PM:
I rode from McKittreck to Hartsburg the second day of an end-to-end trip, and consider Hartsburg a key location on the KT, as it is a natural mid-point and has two excellent B&Bs. I stayed at the Eberhaus (the other is the Globe Hotel), which was exceptional. Hartsburg also has nice camp sites for tenters. The one drawback is the lack of a restaurant open evenings during the week, but the Eberhaus provided an excellent supper (and breakfast!). I would consider Hartsburg a must stop.

Anonymous on 05/23/2018 09:14 AM:
There used to be a great bar there that had simple food items. Had lunch there several times. I wonder if it is still open.

Sarah from Hartsburg on 05/23/2018 09:32 AM:
Yes!the HitchingPost! And Dottie's is open for breakfast and lunch Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Supper on Friday nights!

Mr. Bump from Hannibal on 01/25/2018 11:28 AM:
Pretty town, but no food on Jan 23rd. Even the B&B looked closed. No water either.

sarah on 01/25/2018 01:10 PM:
One B& B was closed. The other was open. The Hitching Post... well... water is available, but it is warm and friendly in there and you are always welcome!. The restaurant is open Thursday, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch in the winter months.

Hartsburg - The Globe Hotel
Denise and Mike from Lees Summit MO on 11/02/2017 01:12 PM:
We spent the night at the Globe Hotel in Hartsburg on our trip across the Katy. This is the forth time we have stayed and it keeps getting better. Leia had wonderful homeade cookies and hot apple cider waiting when we arrived on this cold day. That was greatly appreciated. Leia and Mark are doing such nice job of getting the place fixed up and well decorated. They are personable hosts and we always enjoy spending time with them. They made dinner and breakfast for us; both were excellent. The omelet that Mark fixed was very good. Although they do not have private baths there are several bathrooms and nice cozy robes in each room. We always feel very comfortable here.
It is too bad Dotty's is not open on a consistent basis, one that the Globe and the riders can depend on. It would be wonderful if someone bought Dottys and provided a nice place to eat on this portion of the trail.

Brian L. from Wichita on 11/03/2017 07:10 AM:
Wow, thank you for all of the great, informative reviews you posted recently, Denise and Mike! Very helpful!

Busch's Landing (Hartsburg)
Jason from Huntsville, AL on 10/16/2006 04:32 PM:
We were scheduled to camp here, but the guy at the post office said that he didn't think anyone even went down there anymore. We checked it out and it was pretty scary looking. We decided not to camp there. Plus, it is about a mile off the trail down a very rocky, gravel road.

sbikes from Kansas City on 10/16/2006 07:34 PM:
Hartsburg allows camping in the City Park (and there is a nice gazebo with a roof and a floor)

and also there is a park on the edge of town (about 1/2 mile from the Trail on a paved road)

where camping is allowed as well. Camp in the City Park, have a nice dinner and glass of

wine at the winery (right across the street) and you are all set!

Jason from Huntsville, AL on 10/18/2006 02:07 PM:
We actually did end up camping at the park. Felt a little out of place but no one said a word and we really enjoyed it. Nice little town!

Anonymous from Hartsburg on 05/27/2011 03:26 PM:
Camping at the City Park is the best bet. Dottys Cafe is across the street and a new restaurant is supposed to be opening soon. There are also two taverns in town, one has food and everyone is always very welcoming to all of those on the trail.

Jimmy Kessler from St. Charles on 03/26/2012 12:12 PM:
If you camp at the city park, is there anywhere to shower?

Jim from St. Thomas on 03/26/2012 04:26 PM:
I'm not aware of any showers but the trailhead has running water so you can use the sink and a wash rag to knock some of the dust off.

Jason from Eureka Springs on 07/21/2015 05:35 PM:
Doing some planning for another October trip on the katy, hoping to stay at some different places than usual this trip. Last time I was in Hartsburg, I tried to get to Busch's landing. Was met by a group of people at the end of the road who were having a youths skeet shoot competition. Stopped to ask if I was near the campground, and was told that it was closed, there was nothing around but private property, and no where to camp. Is this true? I have seldom felt uncomfortable in lycra around anyone, but this was one of the few bad vibes I have had.

MidSouth from Rogersville, MO on 07/21/2015 07:57 PM:
When I want to camp near Hartsburg I usually stay at Harts Creek Conservation Area rather than in town.

Anonoh on 07/22/2015 09:23 AM:
How about Coopers Landing near Easley just a little bit west. That's on the river like Busch's.

Michael Rodemeyer from Hartsburg on 07/22/2015 12:15 PM:
Camping in Hartsburg is free at Volunteer Park, in or around the gazebo. The trail bathrooms are close by and so are 2 or 3 restaurants. If you want to pay there are 2 B and B's and the caboose is available. Don't bother with Busch Landing as its a long ride for nothing as its only open to locals.

Busch Landing from Hartsburg on 09/26/2016 09:28 AM:
Busch Landing is private property and only open to locals with permission. Hartsburg has a great city park and wonderful atmosphere. Perfect for late summer early fall rides.

Bill Busch from Ashland, Missuri on 05/07/2017 11:35 AM:
Sure is distressing to see my grandfathers land in print and on maps as Bush Landing. This is incorrect it should be Busch's Landing. My grandfather Barney Busch owned the bank in Hartsburg until the depression when it went bankrupt. I notice even on your map above they call it Bush's Landing. Shame, Shame, Shame. Kind of defiles my families history in Hartsburg. Might note that my grandfather on my mothers side, Carroll H. Sapp of Ashland was Mayor of Ashland and also a judge. Served as a school teacher in
Englewood in his twenties and married my grandmother Wookie Dell. If you could help me change this little quirk I would certainly appreciate any help. Thanks, Bill Busch.

JRR on 10/17/2016 07:43 AM:
We rode into Hartsburg on a Tuesday planning to eat at Dottie's. It wasn't open, nor was there any place else in town to get food. Luckily for us the lovely proprietors of Grand Station, an event center in town, shared their own lunches with us! If you're planning an event, they will treat you well. Check out Grand Station.

Tom Dillingham from St. Petersburg, FL. 33702 on 06/19/2016 02:23 PM:
Dotty's Cafe is a great place to eat and visit! Dotty is the owner, cook, baker, and delightful host of the Cafe! Vivian, her go to helper is just as wonderful and makes some of the prettiest flower arrangements (from her own garden ,no less!).

Dotty, hope you are doing well and thanks again for turning on the grill just for me!

Mark from Bentonville on 06/22/2016 12:28 PM:
We visited Dotty's for lunch June 11th on our way from Rocheport to Jeff City. They were ready to fill our bottles with ice water without asking. Great food and friendly service!

DT from Burlington on 06/27/2016 12:53 PM:
Check the hours...we arrived 15 minutes after closing time, which was 2:30 p.m. There's nowhere else to eat in town, so we scrounged up some food we had in our packs until we could check in at the Globe Inn B&B at 4:00 p.m., shower, and have dinner at the Grand Restaurant next door.

Anonymous on 06/27/2016 02:25 PM:
How about The Grand? You just posted that you liked it.

DT from Burlington on 06/28/2016 09:33 AM:
The Grand was WONDERFUL!

Barb&Tom from Iowa on 06/11/2016 07:50 PM:
Had a nice stay at the Globe Hotel. Mark & Leaia are perfect hosts. They are working hard to make improvements in several areas to help with running a highly busy establishment. Bed was great--fluffy soft towels-- awesome omlet/ scrambled eggs for the two morning we were there. They also did an early bird breakfast our second morning so we could ride before the heat was too much. Great place! Hitching Post & HartsburgGrand were excellent food choices for the evening meal.

MB from STL on 05/30/2016 02:18 PM:
Great place, 3 bathrooms, comfy, clean rooms. good AC. Breakfast was great. Mark and Leia are very nice, fun to chat with, and aim to please.
the grand hotel resturaunt was fantastic- a minimal bar, but easily completed our requests. the staff was so sweet, and very proud of their place- as they should be.

What a pleasant little town
John from St. Louis on 04/30/2016 07:28 PM:
Made the Hartsburg trailhead maybe a minute before the sky opened up last Tuesday. After about an hour a local craftsman came by in his truck and said I could wait for the rain to stop in his shop, which was only about a few hundred feet away. A couple of his friends came by and we talked in a masculine sort of way until about 2:30 in the afternoon. The rain showed no sign of stopping and the weather forecast sounded bad. One of them suggested I get a room at the Globe Hotel B&B. By this time such a suggestion required very little additional persuasion so I walked over and presented myself, sans reservation, to the aforementioned B&B and got a room nonetheless along with a sandwich and generally first class treatment. All the restaurants in town happened to be closed so I took a shower and waited until the Hitching Post opened up. There I and got a beer and a pizza. For such a little place in such a little town the beer selection was surprisingly good and the pizza was excellent, despite being of the frozen variety. The denizens were friendly and talkative and I had a very enjoyable time. The next morning I got a first class omelette for breakfast and Mark, the half of the B&B management team which made the better half possible, sent me off with the remainder of a loaf of banana bread he had baked the previous night - he said he would have to throw it away if I didn't take it. Thus fortified, I made it the 75 miles to Sedalia.

Chris from indiana on 09/23/2015 04:13 AM:
Really nice clean rooms at the Globe B&b good breakfast. But we were stuck eating frozen pizzas at the bar because the restaurant was closed.

Anonymous on 09/23/2015 06:51 AM:
A town of 105 people for a stop over, I would check when the only two restaurants, (Grand and Dotty's?) will be open, the next time your ride on our fine KT. Pizza is good bike riding food though.