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Aug 24, 2007 05:56 PM

Chillicothe and Jamesport, Missouri

I am very excited to be visiting Missouri for the first time in October. I will be going to Chillicothe, Jamesport, and Kansas City.

I see a lot here about Kansas City, but any good spots in Chillicothe and Jamesport would be great to hear about!


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  1. I guess not a lot there... how about where the best place to get espresso drinks?

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    1. re: rln

      From what I remember correctly, they're both pretty small, rural areas. I would Google the towns to see what businesses are around. I have family in southern Iowa that goes down there, but I've never been, myself.

    2. We grabbed lunch in a "tea room" in Jamesport about 7 years ago when we visited. Can't recall the name. The food was fine- nothing fabulous or particularly memorable. There were more than a few restaurant choices in town though. Little cafes, tea rooms, restaurants, diner type places when we were there.

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      1. re: lrstl

        Here's a report on a couple places in Chillicothe.

        Wabash BBQ at the old train station (I think). Nice building. My BF took me to grab a quick lunch to go and I tried the pulled pork sandwich. I liked it!! Generous meat, very tasty tender. The bun is standard... but the sauce was good. I am no expert on these sandwiches but I really enjoyed it. Crispy pickle. The cole slaw has a lot of dressing but good.

        We had dinner at Sebastian's, a small quaint Italian place. Service is friendly and it was a nice setting. The restaurant was full on a Friday night.

        Salad was pretty sad-- just not fresh lettuce, not much to it. I asked for the vinagrette and it was pretty much oil with herbs. I had the veal parmesan it was fine. Noodles it came with were good. The veal was tender. Portions very generous.
        My BF ordered the manicotti. Very large portion. It too was fine. Overall, it was good considering the limited options.

        Sebastian's Italian Dining
        612 First Street
        Chillicothe, MO 64601

        A delight for me was Boji Cafe. A very pleasant cafe with a friendly, fun owner. They offer free wireless and nice selection of books to browse. Seems popular in town as lunch was full when I stopped by for a tea. The espresso wasn't to my taste but fine and a wonderful option in the town.

        The Boji Stone
        612 Washington
        Chillicothe, MO 64601

        1. re: rln

          An update since I was in Chillicothe again last week.

          Wabash is still a good stop! Had the ribs and they were tasty and very meaty. Good cole slaw.

          El Toro on Washington St-- ok. Went there twice for lunch and satisfied both times.