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KT Caboose

Restaurant, Camping
Mile marker 77.7
600 Depot St
636-283-0620

KT Caboose is located on the Katy Trail, in Marthasville MO

Open March-ish through October

Monday: 8a-8p
Tuesday: 8a-8p
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 8a-8p
Friday: 8a-8p
Saturday: 8a-8p
Sunday: 8a-8p

We allow primitive tent camping that comes with a hot shower for $10

We're a gathering place with outdoor seating on our deck or down at the picnic tables.

We cook breakfast, lunch, dinner, and have ice cream for dessert.

Our goal is to make healthy food tasty and fuel travelers along the trail.
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KT Caboose in Marthasville
Jordan from St Louis on 09/05/2022 08:42 PM:
We stopped here and wanted to camp but since rain was in the forecast (it ended up raining all night) and we only had hammocks so we had to go somewhere else. But he provided us a hot shower and some ice cream for a really good price. Highly recommend this location.

 
Scotty Mac from Oklahoma City on 10/18/2022 03:21 PM:
Made to Marthasville and the KT Caboose on Wed. Oct. 12th. Had previously called KT Caboose about reservations for camping. I was told there was plenty of spots and no reservation was required.
When we rolled in on Wed they were closed and there was no obvious places to put up a tent. They might want to have some signage or other indicators as to where to camp. After a long hard, soaking 55 miles that day I was tired and still mostly wet. I sent them a text and after waiting longer than I expected for a return text, I was told the bathroom was not functioning and they were closed and I should try the ball fields, just up the trail. Our little group of one old man (me) and my 3 boys rolled up to the Marthasville Community Club Ball Park, where we put up our tent along the 3rd base dugout side of field number 2! There was maintenance guy there who asked if we were going to camp there for the night, when we replied "yes", he said "Well then, I'll turn on the bathroom lights for ya'll." NO CHARGE. GREAT spot. Bar and grill just on the other side of an adjacent field with cold beer and good, hot food!
Bypass the Caboose and keep on rollin' for another half mile or so.

KT Caboose in Marthasville
Andy L from Herndon, VA on 09/01/2022 06:48 PM:
Our group stopped there for lunch today. It was wonderful. Best lunch we had on trail. Sandwiches made to order. John even picked the basil from his garden as he made our sandwiches. The caprese wrap was great. Everyone loved their sandwiches. John also filled our water bottles.

KT Caboose in Marthasville
Dennis Langlois from Clarksville Tennessee on 08/31/2022 07:46 PM:
I camped there heading east and stopped in for a smoothie heading west. John is a super host and makes great smoothies. Very convenient, being Located right on the trail. I highly recommend here If you are looking for a place camp for the night. (Hot showers are included!) or just stop in on you way through for a healthy meal. It’s a great place!

KT Caboose in Marthasville
Dave H from St. Louis on 06/27/2022 09:37 AM:
This is a real gem on the Katy Trail! John is just a super nice guy, he offered to make us breakfast on Sunday even though they weren't supposed to be open. Breakfast was delicious. The camping was great, we were in a nice mowed field and I set up my hammock on a couple trees. And the ice cream cone was a nice treat! Cannot recommend enough camping here!

Marthasville caboose restaurant
gigantor donutman from colorado springs on 06/10/2022 07:06 PM:
Jon the owner of the caboose restaurant offers delicious meals at a great price. We rested in the shade and enjoyed sandwiches and ice cream. Please stop and support this restaurant.

 
TC from Tucson on 06/13/2022 12:20 PM:
I have to agree. We stopped by recently and had a couple of ice cream cones. Little things like that made our 5th trip across the state a memorable one. This nice little restaurant is worth stopping for.

 
Paul from Georgia on 06/15/2022 06:53 PM:
Stopped for lunch at the caboose last week for lunch and had a wonderful healthy meal along with ice cream. Excellent service and the food was fresh. Several vegetarian options that I didn’t expect. Highly recommend.

Marthasville caboose restaurant
gigantor donutman from colorado springs on 06/11/2022 02:46 PM:
Jon the owner of the caboose restaurant offers delicious meals at a great price. We rested in the shade and enjoyed sandwiches and ice cream. Please stop and support this restaurant.

Marthasville caboose restaurant
gigantor donutman from colorado springs on 06/10/2022 07:06 PM:
Jon the owner of the caboose restaurant offers delicious meals at a great price. We rested in the shade and enjoyed sandwiches and ice cream. Please stop and support this restaurant.

KT Caboose in Marthasville
Randy and Linda from North Carolina on 05/31/2022 10:27 AM:
We stopped there after staying at Wessel park and had breakfast. John the owner was fantastic and the food was off the chain. I would HIGHLY recommend stopping by camping and eating.

KT Caboose
MaryAnn from IL on 11/02/2021 09:42 PM:
We camped on 10/22 there and then had breakfast. John made one amazing Belgium waffle packed with good stuff that fueled my son all day! There was very little open until Rorchport, so we were glad to find this treasure! This was John's first season running the Caboose and he was closing the following weekend. Hope word gets out how he serves up some tasty & healthy food and his business grows next year.

KT Caboose in Marthasville
Anonymous from Columbia, Mo on 10/12/2021 03:24 AM:
Oct 10, 2021..A friend and I enjoy planning day biking trips on the Katy and Rock Island trails. Most of our bike trips include lunch and a couple of hours of biking. We try to meet at a location that is equidistance from our homes, especially if we are both working the next day.

Our most recent trip was to Marthasville and included lunch. I selected KT Caboose for lunch due to it's proximity to the trail and the online reviews were great for the resteraunt. I ordered the smoothie while waiting on my friend. Later, when my friend arrived, we both ordered the falafel wrap which came with pita chips and a great dipping sauce. The falafel and dipping sauce were very good , the fruit smoothie was amazing, and the conversation enjoyable.

KT Caboose in Marthasville
Anonymous from Wichita, KS on 10/11/2021 07:16 PM:
What a find on the Katy Trail! Convenient location. Cute caboose. Nice variety of menu options for a small establishment . Went the extra mile for great service. Enjoyed the falafel wrap am and ALT (avocado- lettuce - tomato). Standard selections such as a cheeseburger were also available. Great place for cyclists to congregate. Will return.

KT Caboose in Marthasville
Anonymous from Wichita, KS on 10/11/2021 07:16 PM:
What a find on the Katy Trail! Convenient location. Cute caboose. Nice variety of menu options for a small establishment . Went the extra mile for great service. Enjoyed the falafel wrap am and ALT (avocado- lettuce - tomato). Standard selections such as a cheeseburger were also available. Great place for cyclists to congregate. Will return.

KT Caboose in Marthasville
John Hickey from St. Louis on 10/01/2021 09:02 AM:
I just finished a bikepacking trip on the Katy Trail. The food highlight of the trip was the KT Caboose in Marthasville. High quality vegetarian food (I had the falafel wrap), and topknotch coffee (french press). The owner Jonathan was delightful to talk to, and a group of us solo riders had a great conversation on the deck. Highly recommended!

KT Caboose in Marthasville
Susan from GA on 08/28/2021 03:35 PM:
We stopped here for lunch the other day. The food was great and very heathy. He was working by himself but got the food ready in a reasonable amount of time. We also enjoyed the conversation with the nice gentleman who was running the place.

KT Caboose in Marthasville
Art from Saint Charles, MO on 08/20/2021 07:39 AM:
I stopped for a light dinner on 8/17/2021; Marthasville was my overnight stop while touring the Katy Trail. I had the ALT sandwich (avocado, lettuce, tomato) and some tasty fresh watermelon. The best part was the hour or so of convivial conversation with John and a couple of other patrons.

KT Caboose in Marthasville
Jefferson from Monteagle, TN on 08/07/2021 06:30 AM:
Saw the big caboose and swung around while doing my Katy out-and-back. Excellent choice! Picked up a hand-made berry smoothie and and ice cream cone. Young John is a fine fellow and we had a nice chat. Nice restrooms and it sounds like he is providing camping space now too.

I didn't stay long but this is a fine stop and the food looked great. 8/3/21

KT Caboose in Marthasville
Costanza from WV on 08/06/2021 11:45 AM:
I stopped there in June 2021 to grab a bite. The owner is super friendly and the food was delicious. He has his own healthy creations. However, I opted for a delicious cheeseburger and ice cream.

He hadn't started the camping and showers yet when I was there, but he was in the process. I'm glad to see he's got it going now.

Every KATY rider should make this a stop.

Dave's KT Caboose CLOSED
Natalie from Culver City on 08/24/2017 02:31 PM:
Went to their Facebook page to find out more info about camping, and it looks like they closed in July 2017. https://www.facebook.com/davesktcaboose/posts/1784905978204726

Dave's KT Caboose in Marthasville
Mike from Jefferson county on 04/20/2017 06:19 PM:
Stop by on my return trip staff friendly and helpful barbecue smelled great but I was to early to try some