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Mokane Market

Restaurant, Grocery
grocery, deli
Mokane / Mokane MO
Mile marker 125
300 Fulton Ave
573-676-5714


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Mokane Market in Mokane
Bill in Houston from Houston on 04/23/2019 05:48 PM:
Bought some small grocery items here. Prices were reasonable, and the staff was nice. They have a wide selection of stuff. A good stop on a fairly abandoned stretch of trail.

Mokane Market in Mokane
Gary W from Centralia, MO on 08/21/2018 04:02 PM:
Was a nice place to stop for a few items that I forgot for the nights camping in Bluffton. Nice people in the store.

Mokane Market in Mokane
Ann from Georgetown, KY on 05/31/2018 04:08 PM:
Stopped by for lunch. The lady behind the counter refused to fill someone's water stating that it would break Health Code but she had a young child walking around behind the counter, eating, and watching TV. Very rude but the food was acceptable if you need to stop.

 
BikerBoy from Maryville, IL on 05/31/2018 05:08 PM:
Ann, you got to experience the real Mokane "no soup for you" Market! As we've said before, if they are going to be that rude, they should just feature it.

It's hit-or-miss depending on who is working that day.

She's seriously misguided about the health code, though.

 
Kim from Austin on 06/03/2018 03:21 PM:
Bikerboy, you are a great ambassador to the Katy Trail community and I like your diplomatic answer to this post.

 
PTM from St. Louis on 06/11/2018 11:16 AM:
We stopped by on a ride a couple of weeks ago and a nice young man made us some fantastic sandwiches.

“My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.”

Safe travels to all!


 
Dave from Eureka on 06/11/2018 08:24 PM:
I've been to the mokane market numerous times and it's a roll of the dice. I've had one pleasant experience, but every other time it was less than great. My first time there I bought a bunch of food and waited out a storm at the table. 20 minutes later during the storm they told me I needed to get moving. This is the only town on the Katy where I've had a negative experience.

The bar next door is extremely friendly and offered to fill up my water bottles before I mentioned that I would be eating there. Definitely recommend them over the market.

 
OCtandem from OC, CA on 06/19/2018 08:55 AM:
We actually had a great chat with the owner and a friendly local gentleman at the Mokane Market! We bought drinks and a snack and sat for a break from the heat. It is a clean and bright store with simple groceries and basics like band-aids and wd40 besides the drinks, snacks, and sandwich counter. It made a great stop and we learned a bit about the town's past and present. It's right off the trail.

Mokane Market in Mokane
Specialized on 06/13/2011 01:17 PM:
We were prepared for unfriendly Mokane Market and we were not disappointed! lol Either way, we bought our water and some gatorade and moved on to finish our 60 mile ride. Wish there was water at the Mokane trailhead, then we would never leave the trail in Mokane...

 
Dan from IOWA on 06/13/2011 06:37 PM:
Go to the American Legion in Mokane, some of most friendly people you will ever meet. They had us stay in their basement one cold night in May.

 
SteveK from saint louis, MO on 06/13/2011 07:13 PM:
I was in their late last week and thought the guy working there was very nice. Just don't go in there looking for freebie's or have an attitude because they get very minimal business from people on the trail.

 
Specialized from Blue Springs, MO on 06/13/2011 07:59 PM:
My husband was very nice to the people inside and he still got the cold shoulder when he went to pay for his water for interrupting the man's conversation who was working there. Believe me, we didn't go looking for any free stuff. We quite enjoy supporting the local establishments along the Katy and don't mind at all paying for a cold bottle of water...

 
Greg from Raytown, mo on 06/15/2011 06:11 AM:
Thay will not got much business with a attitude like that.

 
Rick from Independence, MO on 06/15/2011 09:21 PM:
We were there the first week of May. The service really didn't seem any different from any other small town store. Down to business, quick enough, not either overly friendly or rude. We had a great pizza! I'd read horror stories about them charging for water so I didn't expect anything free. They had a shelf full of gallon bottles of drinking water for $1 which I thought was very reasonable. I wouldn't go out of my way to go to Mokane Market but I wouldn't avoid it either if it's at a stopping or refilling point in my trip.

 
bill from fulton on 05/27/2015 12:23 PM:
That's why you go to the bar they will sell you water or fill your water bottles for free. And they have the best food

Mokane Market (Mokane)
Steve from Lawrence, Ks on 10/05/2010 03:53 PM:
Several of us most recently completed a 3 day ride from Sedalia to St. Charles Oct 1-3. I have to say that I have found the Mokane Market to be the most unfriendly place on the entire trail and I have ridden various parts of the trail frequently.



The lady working behind the counter was not pleasant. We had an experience similar to others. Since there was no water at the trail head, we went to the Mokane Market to get food and water. They will sell you water but will not let you fill your bottle from the tap. This is the only place on the trail where I have ever been refused refused free tap water. I guess I could understand somewhat if we didn't purchase anything but after spending $5-$7 each on food and refreshments you would think they would throw in a few cents worth of tap water on the house.



Also be careful where you park your bike if you don't want a stern lecture. You must park against the brick portion of the building.



I won't be stopping at this store again. I'll have enough water and food that I can just keep on going to the next town where my money and my business is appreciated.




 
Anonymous on 10/05/2010 08:16 PM:
Next time stop at the Mokane Bar and Grill. Friendly folks, ample servings and I am sure you can fill your water bottles for free.

 
Anonymous on 10/06/2010 09:13 PM:
You can get a partial refill in the restroom sink, or you can dip your bottle in the toilet reservoir tank there; that water is clean until it hits the stool. :) They also sell bottled cold water out front.

 
Hess from Columbia, MO on 10/07/2010 05:48 PM:
I believe we stopped at the bar and grill when we went through Mokane

about a month ago. It was awesome! I was really hurting (I drug too

heavy of a tow behind trailer that day), but they had a great fish fry

for 5 or 10 bucks.



The barkeep probably filled my glass of water about 10 times, and, when

I ran my bank card (which was like 5 bucks for 4 beers), I put a tip on

there for him. Long story short, you can't add a tip after he runs the

card, so, instead of being upset with he, he was very friendly and he

told me not to worry about it since I didn't have cash. The locals in

there gave us looks (but who doesn't look at bikers in spandex funny),

but all in all, the employees there were very friendly.

 
Mokane doesn't get it on 05/31/2011 01:04 PM:
I had a very similar experience with the Mokane Market, twice actually. The people were rude and basically made you want to leave immediately. They need to realize that they live in a town where all you do is watch the grass grow, and that the Katy Trail is a real source of revenue and is for all the other small towns on the trail. I will be traveling the trail in a month and plan to stock up in Tebbetts and ride through Mokane. I hope they enjoy not receiving my money.

 
Rickford from Pulaski,va on 05/31/2011 01:52 PM:
My wife and I stopped in the market a couple of weeks ago and found the lady running the store to be very friendly. The language amoung some locals was quite salty (curse words) but the turkey sandwich on wheat was good.

 
Mr. G from Galena, IN on 07/15/2011 08:23 PM:
Just went through this week and got the surly lady who has been mentioned. We bought $10 of ice cream, snacks and drinks and she was just a rude, unfriendly downer and good vibe thief. Made no sense. We'll go to the Bar & Grill next time for people who appreciate their own species. On the other hand, the older guys meeting in council over coffee by the front windows were wry and funny like the best of all small town wise men.

 
Cathy from Jefferson City on 07/15/2011 11:00 PM:
I've been there several times and never had a problem. I grew up in a small town, and they remind me of many places I remember growing up, and used when I lived in the country as an adult.

One thing I'm noticing, the descriptions of the lady at the Mokane Store on this site sometimes remind me of the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld. I think she's bringing a lot of business their way - people who read this site go there just to see what everyone is talking about. Ok, it's just a theory. I'll keep going there. I try to support as many businesses in these little towns as possible.

 
Barry from LaBarque Creek, Mo on 09/08/2011 07:53 PM:
Wow, we were there last week and have nothing but great things to say about the market. I didn't ask for water, just used the sink faucet which filled my containers just fine. We bought a couple bags of ice, some ice cream, some sandwiches. No complaints, all good for us.

 
Billy from Mokane on 09/09/2011 08:21 PM:
You city slickers who don't like our town, just keep on pedaling. Let's leave it there.

 
adolph on 09/10/2011 10:45 AM:
Billy , Thanks for the fine advice.

 
Anonymous on 09/10/2011 04:44 PM:
How bout the country folk, stop in or keep pedalin?

 
Billy from Mokane on 09/10/2011 07:51 PM:
Country folks always welcome. We may not always get it right in Mokane, but we Mokanians have to stick together. Think you all know how that goes.

 
Anonymous on 09/10/2011 09:08 PM:
Billy I guess you don't care for the money the Trail brings in. So if you don't want our money we will give to someone who does.

 
dennis from rolla on 09/25/2011 09:26 PM:
Just sent this out to a large group. All small town people who ride the katy trail. They will never get any of our bussiness at Mokane Market.

 
1BUSHWHACKERMAN on 09/28/2012 10:10 PM:
I am way more a country boy than any of these "townies" from Mokane, but they still see anyone coming off the trail as city slickers the town culture is against. Ironically, hospitality has become conditional, making them no different than Yankees from New York. But I am glad they have a Bar and Grill. The food is always good there. Hats off to the new owners.

 
Anonymous on 09/29/2012 06:03 AM:
Good business practices are good business practices in the country and in the city.

Being a decent human being is the same in the city and in the country.

I have worked with small rural communities for many, many years. Some of them want to grow. Some of them are perfectly content to die a slow death. Dying slowly seems less painful for them than change.

I'm not making judgments about Mokane...I'm just sayin'....

 
Jim from St. Thomas on 09/29/2012 10:10 AM:
Dennis.....Billy doesn't own or operate the Mokane Market. Why punish the owners of a place for the someone else's comments?

 
Rick from Leawood on 09/30/2012 10:28 PM:
This place never gets my money again! Two years Ina row, hideous behavior from woman working there. Has real problem with polite people wanting to get water bottles filled as we spend our money there. Never again. I think billy summed it up quite well.

 
Billy from Mokane on 09/30/2012 11:40 PM:
Rick...
Kind of agree. She ain't up to par, but we are working on her. Recommend just stay away from her, it don't do you any good to get all worked up, when you are out there to enjoy the trail. I'll see what I can do to make Mokane a little more friendly.

 
Melissa from Springfield, MO on 10/11/2012 04:04 PM:
Stop at the Mokane Bar & Grill! Awesome food and great customer service. They treat my husband and I wonderfully and I saw them fill other biker's bottles many times from the tap behind the bar. Great place!

 
Monster from Columbia on 10/22/2012 04:35 PM:
We stopped and had lunch at the Mokane Market this past Saturday (10/20/12). The service was just fine and had a few deli sandwiches and picked up some other stuff to chew on for our ride. No complaint here. In fact, they even gave my buddy's daughter some quarters for the candy machine because we didn't have any change. Seems like a great place to grab a quick lunch and some snacks.

 
Richard Bunzell from Taos on 12/15/2012 01:18 PM:
I think Mokane is wonderful, but I didn't like all the strippers hanging around the trailhead.

 
Ricky from Anchorage on 04/07/2015 06:09 PM:
We had the exact same experience last week in Mokane at the Market. Terrible people, rude as can be and unfriendly. We left immediately and went over to the Bar & Grill, which was fantastic! Very friendly and great service! I guess, the woman at the Market hasn't learned much in all these years.

Mokane Market in Mokane
Randy from Alton, IL on 04/25/2012 09:31 AM:
I ate a pretty good breakfast at the tavern next to the market in 2008. Is it defunct?

Mokane Market in Mokane
KW from Lenexa, Kansas on 10/07/2011 11:34 AM:
9-29-2011. At the store lady behind counter said to eat my big sandwich and drink soda. Before I paid, because I looked hot. Big sandwich made from meat counter, $3.50. Got water from bathroom sink.

 
ArkyKenny from Farmington, AR on 01/02/2012 12:11 AM:
My experience at teh Mokane Market has always been great. Was last there in Sept 2011. Good sandwich. Nice lady working behind the counter who gave us our money's worth and more (plus filled our bottles with water). I'm happy they were there! Be sure to check out the old wooden staircase in the back of the store--very cool. The lady working there also said that in the 1993 flood, water came up to the front entrance step, but not in the store. Be sure to stand there on the front step and imagine how much water that was. Incredible.