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Sep 7, 2010 01:54 PM

Jefferson City, MO

Ran a search and all the other threads were in the archives so I'd like to hear some more current input if it is out there.

Anyway, I'll be there for one week and looking for some good food, preferably non-chain. No cuisine or dietary restrictions. Thanks!

ps.. are these recommendations still valid?

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  1. I am told that Central Dairy has been sold and the ice cream is no longer from the original and very tasty formula.

    If you want something approaching fine dining, Columbia has several spots that will provide you with excellent dinners, plus the classic Booch's pool hall for burgers, and Shakespeare's Pizza.

    Shakespeare's Pizza
    225 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201

    1. As one of the original posters.. 3-1-9 Grille, one of my faves, is no longer. <sigh>

      I totally recommend Coffee Zone, and also a new place, Downtown Diner. Both on High Street, across from one another. The Zone is basically Mediterranean bistro. The Diner.. well, duh. It's a diner with traditional American. Cafe Via Roma, yes. Still good - panini, salads, coffees.

      A nice Thai place also.. called Chim's. On High... I haven't been, but people in the know, really like it.

      I love Love Sushi, but it's out on Missouri Blvd, and if your business doesn't take you out there, you'll have to travel out. But a very nice spot. No, even excellent spot for sushi.

      Das Stein Haus I highly recommend. It's out by the Truman Hotel on Jefferson St., basically on the access road to Hwy 54 running out of town, south and west. German food, solid, basic.

      Also, Prison Brews is a new spot on Ash Street, off E High. Sandwiches, salads, wood fired pizzas. And O'Donaghues is a solid standby (I actually recommend it .. highly... over Prison Brews) just down the block from there.

      Oh, also downtown... Arris Pizza. One of those solid Greek thin-crust pizza places. I absolutely adore the gyros here. They say Brad and Angelina always go to the Arris in Springfield, Mo. (same family) when they visit.

      Another branch of the Arris crew has opened Arris Cafe, across the highway in a small strip mall. Basic pizza, panini, salad place, but with a little hipper vibe. (It's a little too loud and echoey for this old fogey.)

      And I can't stop without recommending Zesto for ice cream and polish sausage sandwiches. But if you don't have time, not sure I'd bother. (even tho I like em!)

      Coffee Zone
      130 E High St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

      Prison Brews
      305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

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      1. re: k_d

        I second Stein Haus weird location and kind of hard to find behind what is that a U-Haul facility? good schnitzel and spaetzle.

      2. Does Fulton MO still have that Cuban restaurant downtown?

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        1. re: Doug

          No, it didn't last long. But Bek's is still going strong in downtown Fulton. Best restaurant in Fulton. In Jeff City, besides the ones already mentioned like Das Stein Haus, O'Donoghue's and Prison Brews, we also like Domenico's, Madison's, and Alexandro's.

          511 Court St, Fulton, MO 65251

          Prison Brews
          305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101