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May 5, 2009 08:58 PM

Lunch spot for day trip from STL to Hermann

Doing a day trip w/an out of town friend over Memorial Day from STL to Hermann -- laid back, relaxing, driving around, going to some wineries and showing someone from DC that Missouri is not flat like Kansas (at least not this part).

Anyone have any suggestions for cheap interesting places along the way. Haven't been to Hermann in probably 10 years or so. Open to all types of food -- but I really like quirky out of the way places.

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  1. I know that the Cottage in Hermann is supposed to be good.

    Do not eat at the River Town Cafe. Food is awful. Supposed to be "home cooking" style small town restaurant, but the food was awful, service was bad and the place had lots of fruit flies. I don't eat that sort of food very often, so when I do I really like it to be good, but this did not satisfy the "home cookin" craving we were having at all.

    1. If you take the scenic route, you can go one way hwy 94 through Augusta and the wineries and the other over hwy100 and through Washington.

      In Washington is Wimpy's. We have had breakfast there- definitely a throwback. Also good for breakfast, Cowans. We have had good lunch, not cheap though, @ Chocol'art

      In Hermann
      Time for Pie pie pie pie
      Montagues -Texas style BBQ place http://www.montaguesbedandbreakfast.c...
      Sharps Corner Tavern for hamburgers-haven't been for awhile though
      The Vintage at Stone Hill Winery if you find yourself needing dinner
      Places I want to try
      the Cottage Restaurant and Gallery
      Concert Hall & Barrel Bar‎-always sounds like everybody is having a good time when you walk by!

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      1. re: wekick

        oooh! I'm loving any restaurant that is called "Time for Pie" -- who needs food when there is pie!

        1. re: wekick

          We stopped in Hermann last summer to stay at a B and B and do some cycling on our way to Denver. The owners of the B and B weren't at the place when we arrived, and we walked over to Time for Pie while figuring out what to do. As we munched on delicious pie (I had blackberry, he had apple) and good coffee, the very nice folks who own that shop called the B and B owner, and by the time we'd finished our pie and walked back, we could settle in our room. The pie was so good we went back again before we left town! We also ate dinner at Stone Hill Winery and it's German cuisine, good but very hearty!