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SOB (Steedman)
Paul Marlin from Quincy, Il on 09/19/2004 09:39 PM:
SOB's does not open until much later than 6:00am. The proprietor said that it had been a long time since it was opened that early and had no idea where the information came from. However, he did offer to fix breakfast.

Anonymous on 03/20/2016 11:04 AM:
Is this place still open? I know the post is 04.

Allen from Shawnee on 03/20/2016 11:07 AM:
Hasn't been open for many years

Steedman - Camping?
Michael from Kansas on 08/14/2011 10:59 PM:
Does anyone have any information about camping in at Steedman? The symbol legends indicate camping, but I don't see any information about it.

SteveK from saint louis, MO on 08/15/2011 12:29 AM:
The last time I was by there a few months ago the place that had camping, the bar in Steedman, was closed and looked like a junk yard. Mokane, which is about 4 miles west, does allow camping(although it is primitive) in their city park.

The Lazy Brush B & B
S & K on 06/13/2011 08:56 PM:
Raveena met us at the trail on 6/9! We were tired and hungry after a long day's ride. Raveena cooked a great meal, and made us feel right at home. We slept great and then had a wonderful breakfast the next morning! Would recommend visiting the Lazy Brush in Steedman!

Lazy Brush Ranch B&B in Steedman
Clayton, Denise, Frank, Mickie from Archie on 05/23/2011 09:01 PM:
The Lazy Brush Ranch is the most positive attraction added to the KATY Trail since water was first put in at the trail heads! Ravena is a most gracious and talented hostess. The place is nearly a museum yet totally relaxed. Beauty is every where. We all enjoyed the comfy beds and both meals were tops. I am still thinking about that spaghetti! If you like to sing you are in for a treat, especially if you love to Praise Jesus. When you leave the Lazy Brush you will be uplifted and rested. Thank you again Ravena for a stay for the record books. We will most definitely be seeing you again.

Lazy Brush Ranch B&B (Steedman)
TK from FL on 09/08/2010 11:44 AM:
We were pleased to find this new B&B in Steedman. Things were a little

sparse in this area, as far as B&B’s last year when we came through.

Apparently it opened in August, 2010. I called the owner from the trail

and she gave me a shuttle up the hill. I don’t think I would have

wanted to ride my bike up it as it is somewhat winding and narrow. So

I was happy to get reception. The stay was delightful.

Clayton, Denise, Frank, Mickie from Archie on 05/23/2011 09:06 AM:
You were to kind to that "hill". It is more like a mountain. Frank and I rode it and it was formidable enough. Take the ride up the hill from your evening hostess!

RKM from Springdale on 10/08/2010 05:27 PM:
This was our first trip to the Katy Trail. The second leg of our trip ended with Ravena at the Lazy Brush Ranch B&B. It is only 1 1/2 miles from the trail, but when Ravena offers to pick you up I would accept. It is a long steep hill. Ravena was very welcoming and breakfast was great. We hated to leave and we are already planning our trip back.

Terry's Suds and Grub (Steedman)
Jeremy from St. Louis on 04/23/2010 05:39 PM:
Picked up some gossip about this bar, formerly known as "Steedman's Only Bar (SOBs)", at another tavern down the trail. It's had a bit of bad luck since Terry skipped town taking inventory and who knows what else. Apparently, Bernie (the proprietor), is looking to get a new liquor license, and wants to open up again soon. Not sure how true any of this is, but it would be nice to have one more stop on the trail open for business.

The Dalton Boys from Austin, Texas on 04/26/2010 06:30 PM:
Just passed through 3 days ago and the loading dock still had a huge pile of "remodeling"

garbage and was disappointed to see it...had a great time there in '02 when it was the SOB.

A lot of trail industries were still shut down (except KATY Roundhouse) including Trailside in

Rocheport. While it might have been technically open it wasn't at 10-ish in the morning.

Really need to think about water availability at all trailheads. I can do vault toilets just fine,

but water....gotta have it...rule of 3's. All in all without SOB, or TSG a real loss hope it rises

like the phoenix. Mark

Terry's Suds and Grub (Steedman)
Green Machine from Lawrence, KS on 05/20/2009 02:01 PM:
Just tried to have lunch here in May. The place was boarded up. The owner drove up and told us that he was remodeling and that he would reopen in a couple months. He was nice enough but from the looks of it, that was optimistic. Plan on Portland or Mokane for food.

Terry's Suds and Grub (Steedman)
Steve from KC on 03/11/2009 02:11 PM:
Was there two years ago and place was closed while backpacking from Herman to Columbia. Camping didn't look all that safe and the people a the post office were hesistant to even give us some ater. Had to walk on into Mokane which was four miles but turned out to be great,

DougK from Troy on 03/11/2009 11:10 PM:
I agree that camping there is shaky and I've camped in some shaky places! I'm not sure what to say about the Post Office because they refilled 4 water bottles for me.

Terry's Suds and Grub (Steedman)
Meredith from Hometown: Kirkwood, MO - Current Town: Iowa City, IA on 02/24/2009 08:59 AM:
I was hoping to stay here on my Katy trail trip this summer. Does anyone know if this place

is open anymore, and what the quality of the campgrounds are like?


Mark of the Dalton Boys from Austin, Texas on 02/26/2009 11:08 AM:
Its not really a campground last I was there ('02), but more about asking the previous owner

if one could camp on the lawn. Give it a try and ask the waitstaff/owners. The grass was soft,

and the previous owner even got my brothers and I up and opened up the grill and cooked us

breakfast...awesome memory...hope yours is as good. I always try to "buy local" when asking

for anything. The bar in Steedman (formerly known as the S.O.B. for Steedmans Only Bar) was

at then end of the day for us and we "carbed up" on beer and burgers purchased and it just

got better from there. Regards....Mark

SOB's now Terry's Suds and Grub
gc from Columbia on 09/11/2006 03:56 PM:
Terry, a longtime bartender at SOB's has bought the place and renamed it. It seems like it is the same old place, but she is now the owner.

Tim Mclain from Hannibal on 12/03/2006 10:26 PM:
Wow I ate there alot when I was working at the nuke plant41/2 yrs ago.took a bad fall on the fire dept have not been back since. what happen to Berny and Betty and Ronda.

Terry's Suds and Grub (Steedman)
JD from Joplin on 09/24/2006 08:04 PM:
Had high hopes to stopping here for lunch, but they weren't open. Found out later down the trail that finding this place open is hit or miss. The Riverfrong Bar & Grill in Portland is a better bet for being open.

S.O.B.'s (Steedman)
Marge & MIke from Pacific, MO on 06/14/2006 09:08 AM:
We stopped there after riding in the 95 degree heat and the beer went down real easy. Burgers and chicken strips hit the spot too. We had to come home with an SOB's t shirt too.

S.O.B.'s (Steedman)
flake77 from St. Louis on 02/01/2006 09:35 AM:
Personally my favorite stop on the entire trail. Great food and great drinks. The hospitality is absolutely awesome. Many places along the Katy tend to look at everyone that walks in, as just another biker. SOB was totally different. Everyone there was so helpful. They were not open for breakfast, but the owner offered to make breakfast for us (had to pass on that, cuz I like to bike an hour or two before I eat).

Simply put, they have the best burgers on the trail and the coldest drinks!

Only problem for me was the primitive camping. Nothing wrong with steedman, just tired of taking my camping stuff. I usually ride the whole trail(one way) in 2-3 days and carrying camping supplies just get tiresome.

The Dalton Boys from Austin, TX/Columbia, MO. on 02/01/2006 09:55 AM:
Ooooooh, another believer in the SOB!!!! Yup, that place has the Dalton Boys stamp of approval. We did do breakfast and that was just another wonderful aspect of all that flake77 talks about. We were self-supported and cruisin' so camping at Steedman was great for us. Regards......Mark of the Dalton Boys (We asked first before we camped)

Rich of the Dalton Boys from St Charles on 02/08/2006 09:47 AM:
SOB was quite a memory. Certainly one of the best of a fantastic ride. If you are a veteren, you are a VIP in Steedman. Slept really well there in our tent (except for Bill's snoring). Regards... Rich of the Dalton Boys

The Dalton Boys from Austin, TX/Columbia, MO. on 02/08/2006 04:07 PM:
....and now you all are getting missives from one of the two smartest of the three Dalton Boys....Yup, Love my smarter brothers...and nothing better than having done the KATY with 'em.....enjoy the voyage....Mark of the Dalton Boys (Hey Dalton Boys....coffees ready!!! :>)

Bill of the Dalton Boys from Tucson, AZ on 02/08/2006 06:09 PM:
Oh my God, I can't believe I just read a comment by Rich about Bill's snoring!! Rich...the SNORING KING!!

The SOB was fantastic. Loved that Katy Trail ride! It was really rough draggin my two wheel-sukkin brothers all the way, though.

Bob Krzewinski from Ypsilanti, MI on 05/04/2006 10:51 PM:
We stopped in the SOB on Tuesday, May 2nd 2006 around 11:30am. When we rode up the place looked closed but as my wife went up to the door, the beer signs in the window came on. The owner came to the door and explained they did not really open until noon, but just come on in now and she would fix us whatever we wanted off the menu.

We had a great lunch and a good conversation with the previous owner who had stopped by. The cold ice teas and ice cream we had was a great way to top off our visit. They also keep a bike rider log that they hope you will sign.

This is a great lunch stop with some real friendly people.

S.O.B.'s (Steedman)
Annie Brookshire from STJ on 06/04/2005 11:53 PM:
do you guys have tent rental at the campground..i dont really want to haul my tent around for thirty miles..so get back to me please! Kiss kiss....annie