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Jefferson City

This is a side trip that I highly recommend. The capital and grounds are beautiful. Got a little off course going from Katy to Capital but local rider took me on into town. Very helpful and friendly. Grounds keepers visited with me and suggested Arris for pizza as did the bicyclist that showed me the way to town. I had pizza two days in a row and could not eat anymore. It is located next to capital on W High Street. W High has a number of places to eat but stopped at The Grand Cafe on same street with some outside seating.. Locals told me that the hamburgers were very good and that the potato chips were home made. It was one of the best hamburgers I have eaten. They gave me a little ketchup and mustard bottle to doctor the burger as I wished but this is the first time I have eaten a whole hamburger without adding anything to it. If you feel like pizza try Arri's but for a burger, I have to suggest you try the Grand. I think I also saw Subway long here too if you want a sandwich.
posted Jul 28 2015 9:17PM - Dennis d.B., Georgia

Good feedback, thanks! We'll be spending the night there in October and plan to see the capitol and the Thomas Hart Benton murals. Will look for the burger spot!
posted Jul 29 2015 1:25PM - KC, Austin

Arris' Bistro is one of my fav places to eat in Jeff City. It is across 50 from the Capitol. Plaza hotel. D is next to another hotel that I don't know what it's name is now. I must say, I am not such a fan of Arris pizza, but the bistro has some of the best salads and pasta!
posted Jul 29 2015 8:24PM - Sharonbikes, Kansas City

It's so nice to see this discussion about places to eat in Jefferson City. Sharonbikes, I am with you, I am not a huge fan of Arris Pizza, but I love Arris Bistro. But many people love Arris Pizza. Café Via Roma has had a great reputation in the past. It's across High St. form the Capitol. I haven't been there lately so I don't have current info on the quality of their food. they are probably just open for breakfast and lunch during the week. Cork is excellent, open in the evening. You've heard about the Grand. There is also a Korean Food Restauarant in the 200 block of East High that is very popular. Madison's Café on Madison, in the block south of the Governors Mansion is very popular. There's a Chinese Food Restaurant across the street from Madison's that has very good food. I ate there for lunch and liked it a lot. Coffee Zone on the 200 block of East High is great for breakfast and lunch. We love their gyros, spinach quiche, humus and pita bread. And further down High Street, I think the 900 block of East High is O'Donnohue's Seafood and Steak House. That's probably my favorite. It's a great restaurant and bar in a 100 year old building, there's a great story about it's renovation and the lady, Juanita, who did it. Her son runs it now. Down the street (east)is the Mission, which doesn't serve food but has local bands and is a great night spot, very laid back and enjoyable. On Ash Street is Prison Brews, which is a brewery and has good food. On the southside, Ecco Lounge is great, it's at the corner of East Dunklin and I think Jefferson. Welcome Inn Again is at the corner of East Dunklin and Madison and has good old fashioned home cooking. At the top of the DoubleTree Hotel is Saphire's Restaurant. We love that place. It is a bit pricy. But you get a wonderful view of the city, and the food is very good. We prefer restaurants that are locally owned so we don't venture to Missouri Blvd, but if you like places like OutBack, Chili's, Ruby Tuesdays, Panera, and stuf
posted Jul 29 2015 8:55PM - Cathy, Jefferson City

Several years ago I read that Missouri's capital was ranked second in the most beautiful capitals to see.
posted Jul 30 2015 5:51AM - Billy, Mokane

Everest Cafe on Missouri Boulevard is amazing and worth the trip-in a car. I wouldn't bike down Mo Blvd. It serves Nepalese food and is so good. No fried food and no butter in the place. Highly recommend! I tend not to eat at chain places, either. For a good sandwich, Sub Shop can't be beat. It is at the corner of Missouri Blvd and Dix road. Homemade bread and all sandwiches are toasted. So good.
posted Jul 30 2015 6:39AM - Sharonbikes, Kansas City

Although biking Missouri Blvd is not my idea of a good time the city has added sidewalks on the south side for most of its length. The Greenway bike/pedestrian path also runs parallel to Missouri Blvd for quite a ways.
posted Jul 30 2015 1:04PM - Jim, St Thomas

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