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Sweet Smoke BBQ - Downtown 127 E High St, Jefferson City
Sweet Smoke BBQ - Downtown
Barbeque • $$

Sweet Smoke BBQ - Downtown

127 E High St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

We are Texans. Long travel day. This downtown location close to our motel. We were warmly greeted by NICKI. The "BOSS" sampler including all the...

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  • Superb231 Reviews4.7
Love Sushi 2201 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City
Love Sushi
Sushi • $$

Love Sushi

2201 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Tempura appetizer basket was great! I got the oops roll (meh). Next time I’ll get the one that comes out on fire. It looked cool! Service was efficient and...

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  • Superb188 Reviews4.5
Arris' Pizza 117 W High St, Jefferson City
Arris' Pizza
Pizza • $$

Arris' Pizza

117 W High St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

A well-established business that serves good Italian. Excellent drink and menu selection with courteous service. Ate with a business contact and conversation...

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  • Superb195 Reviews4.4
Paddy Malone's Pub 700 W Main St, Jefferson City
Paddy Malone's Pub
Irish Pub • $$

Paddy Malone's Pub

700 W Main St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Great food and drinks. Doesn't look very large from the outside but was plenty of room. Just be sure to come early or you may not get a seat right away....

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  • Superb166 Reviews4.5
JQ's On High 911 E High St, Jefferson City
JQ's On High
Barbeque

JQ's On High

911 E High St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Only in town for a couple hours, we wanted to find something off the beaten path to eat. Can't be more pleased with our choice. The workers, especially...

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  • Superb165 Reviews4.8
J Vietnamese Cafe 1406 Missouri Blvd ste c, Jefferson City
J Vietnamese Cafe
Vietnamese • $$

J Vietnamese Cafe

1406 Missouri Blvd ste c, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Loved the large portions of low calorie foods. Much better than Chinese. My grandson had to have pho for his birthday. Nice comfortable atmosphere and Lindsey...

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  • Superb162 Reviews4.5
Oscar's Classic Diner 2118 Schotthill Woods Dr, Jefferson City
Oscar's Classic Diner
Diner • $

Oscar's Classic Diner

2118 Schotthill Woods Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Great service! I’ve eaten here many times. I’ve tried many different meals on the menu and they are all excellent! Highly recommend! In addition my...

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  • Superb194 Reviews4.6
The Grand Cafe 107 E High St, Jefferson City
The Grand Cafe
Fine Dining • $$

The Grand Cafe

107 E High St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Best food and service in Jefferson City or should I say the only place you can eat in this town. If you come here ask for Don. Friendly service, on point, best...

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  • Superb158 Reviews4.5
Das Stein Haus 1436 Southridge Dr, Jefferson City
Das Stein Haus
German • $$

Das Stein Haus

1436 Southridge Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Long standing JC dinning favorite. Authentic German cuisine. The food is great and the service is very friendly. This is a great place to enjoy a nice dinner...

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  • Superb157 Reviews4.5
Bandana's Bar-B-Q and Catering 2336 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City
Bandana's Bar-B-Q and Catering
Barbecue • $$

Bandana's Bar-B-Q and Catering

2336 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Ribs were tender and french fries were hot and crispy! It was busy on Sunday afternoon, but we got seated quickly and service was excellent in checking on our...

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  • Superb173 Reviews4.4
Ecco Lounge 703 Jefferson St, Jefferson City
Ecco Lounge
American • $$

Ecco Lounge

703 Jefferson St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Wonderful food, great energy, and fantastic atmosphere. No matter where you're from it's definitely worth a stop. Their burgers and reuben sandwich...

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  • Superb154 Reviews4.4
Obie's Pizza 506 Cheyenne Dr, Jefferson City
Obie's Pizza
Pizza • $$

Obie's Pizza

506 Cheyenne Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Was told when I ordered could be an hour they were bombed and only had 1 driver. Honesty pays waited just over an hour called and was told it was leaving in 1...

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  • Superb84 Reviews4.8
Veit's Pub & Grill 2314 Lorenzo Greene Dr, Jefferson City
Veit's Pub & Grill
American • $$

Veit's Pub & Grill

2314 Lorenzo Greene Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Veit's is currently operating with a limited menu, but everything we had was very good. Service was prompt and friendly. If you like fried mushrooms,...

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  • Superb149 Reviews4.4
Prison Brews 305 Ash St, Jefferson City
Prison Brews
Brewpubs • $$

Prison Brews

305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Second visit to this local brewery. Super brews, food , and service. Enjoyed pizza the first meal and Chicken Alfredo the second. Great flavor of food, fast...

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  • Good216 Reviews4
Chick-fil-A 3407 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City
Chick-fil-A
Chicken • $

Chick-fil-A

3407 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

I was in a school bus and had to download the app to order. Due to covid restrictions they weren't taking phone orders or have anyone in person outside at...

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  • Superb161 Reviews4.5
Colton's Steak House & Grill 2415 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City
Colton's Steak House & Grill
Steak House • $$

Colton's Steak House & Grill

2415 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Fairly standard steakhouse experience with peanut shells on the floor and fresh baked rolls. Service was good and we were seated in a very reasonable amount of...

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  • Good166 Reviews4.2
Madison's 216 Madison St, Jefferson City
Madison's
Italian • $$

Madison's

216 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

We went to Madison's tonight and it was absolutely amazing! Not only was the food top-notch but the service and atmosphere were fabulous. Carrie our...

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  • Good163 Reviews4.2
O'Donoghue's Steaks and Sea Food 900 E High St, Jefferson City
O'Donoghue's Steaks and Sea Food
Seafood • $$

O'Donoghue's Steaks and Sea Food

900 E High St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

The restaurant side was welcoming and we had a great server, coming in we stood around for a bit before my wife asked if we needed to be seated or what needed...

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  • Superb128 Reviews4.4
Sweet Smoke BBQ (westside) 3530 Country Club Dr, Jefferson City
Sweet Smoke BBQ (westside)
Barbeque

Sweet Smoke BBQ (westside)

3530 Country Club Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Love Sweet Smoke! While their sauces are not my favorite, their meat is excellent! The jalapeño cheddar grits are not to be missed even for folks like me...

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West Main Pizza 1931 W Main St, Jefferson City
West Main Pizza
Pizza • $$

West Main Pizza

1931 W Main St, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Very wonderful and locally owned place to go to. The pizza, salads, and wings are always amazing. The management and staff are very friendly and fun. They...

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  • Superb137 Reviews4.3
LongHorn Steakhouse 3545 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City
LongHorn Steakhouse
Steak House • $$

LongHorn Steakhouse

3545 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Went in for a nice dinner, staff was friendly and rather than wait for a seat, we chose to sit at the bar. Service was excellent, as was the food. The...

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  • Good165 Reviews4.1
Theo's Midtown 620 W McCarty St, Jefferson City
Theo's Midtown
Pizza • $$

Theo's Midtown

620 W McCarty St, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Walked in to a nice warm atmosphere and welcoming staff! Drinks came timely and the food is handcrafted so it's definitely worth the wait. Helpful...

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  • Superb129 Reviews4.3
Sawadee Thai Cuisine 103 E High St, Jefferson City
Sawadee Thai Cuisine
Thai • $

Sawadee Thai Cuisine

103 E High St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Yummy and authentic. We left with happy tummys. I had the roasted duck curry and hubby had the rama noodles and the potstickers. All was sooo good, and the...

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  • Superb131 Reviews4.5
Arris' Bistro & Liquid Lounge 409 W Miller St, Jefferson City
Arris' Bistro & Liquid Lounge
Bistros • $$

Arris' Bistro & Liquid Lounge

409 W Miller St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

The spanakopita is amazing!!! My husband and I also ordered peach smoothies and he got a side Caesar salad. I highly recommend trying the smoothies. My husband...

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  • Good142 Reviews4.1
Alexandros 2125 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City
Alexandros
Greek • $$

Alexandros

2125 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Last time it was very good. This time it was sub par. The French onion soup...was terrible. No golden brown mozzarella on top,, no slice of rye bread in...

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  • Superb100 Reviews4.4
Kate & Ally's Ny Pizzeria 1418 Missouri Blvd ste A, Jefferson City
Kate & Ally's Ny Pizzeria
Pizza • $$

Kate & Ally's Ny Pizzeria

1418 Missouri Blvd ste A, Jefferson City, MO 65109

When we heard that Kate & Ally's was under new management we had to try them. I confess, I'm a thin crust New York style pizza person even though...

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Towne Grill 315 Jefferson St, Jefferson City
Towne Grill
American • $

Towne Grill

315 Jefferson St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Unassuming Hole-In-The-Wall that has great diner food. Place is kept clean, and the room has a spartan feel to it, with a single drink cooler along the near...

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  • Superb149 Reviews4.3
Fuji Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar 3600 Country Club Dr Ste 512, Jefferson City
Fuji Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar
Japanese • $$

Fuji Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar

3600 Country Club Dr Ste 512, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Food is delicious! I had the filet mignon and shrimp hibachi dinner. The chef was very entertaining and even gave me an extra shrimp! The portions are generous...

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  • Good131 Reviews4.1
Pita Pit 2727 W Edgewood Dr Suite 102, Jefferson City
Pita Pit
Fast Food • $

Pita Pit

2727 W Edgewood Dr Suite 102, Jefferson City, MO 65101

My son loves Pita Pit! Even the wait in line wasn't bad for Friday at 6 pm. Although the 2 employees apologized for the wait, it wasn't their fault...

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  • Superb81 Reviews4.7
Lutz's BBQ 3505 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City
Lutz's BBQ
Barbecue • $$

Lutz's BBQ

3505 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Lutz's Barbecue is very good stuff, their JC location is cozily tucked in beside the Eagle Stop gas station and C-Store. Their meats are delightfully...

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  • Good136 Reviews4

American Restaurants

American in Jefferson City
Daisy Delight Restaurant 2715 E McCarty St, Jefferson City
Daisy Delight Restaurant
American • $

Daisy Delight Restaurant

2715 E McCarty St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

I grew up in this area and was really excited to see Daisy Delight was still there. Great food, even better ice cream, and the best servers. It's not...

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  • Superb111 Reviews4.3
Big Whiskey's American Restaurant & Bar - Jefferson City 627 W McCarty St #1a, Jefferson City
Big Whiskey's American Restaurant & Bar - Jefferson City
American • $$

Big Whiskey's American Restaurant & Bar - Jefferson City

627 W McCarty St #1a, Jefferson City, MO 65101

First time going here & it was such a fun time! We sat out on the pet-friendly patio with our fur baby! It was such a great experience. The drinks were so...

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  • Good135 Reviews3.6
CORK & Board 124 E High St, Jefferson City
CORK & Board
American • $$

CORK & Board

124 E High St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Tasty cocktails. So far, we’ve enjoyed the Mrs. Peacock, Risk, & Weasley and Sons. I haven’t tried the wine yet…Excellent Whiskey Cork Board (food)...

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  • Superb45 Reviews4.6

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Jefferson City
Pizza Haus - Wardsville 6324 State Hwy B, Jefferson City
Pizza Haus - Wardsville
Pizza

Pizza Haus - Wardsville

6324 State Hwy B, Jefferson City, MO 65101

I really enjoy the hoagies. I come from out of town to get them. I get that small town stare from the locals when I walk thru the door. It's a little...

  • Superb70 Reviews4.7
The Pizza Company 1508 E McCarty St, Jefferson City
The Pizza Company
Pizza

The Pizza Company

1508 E McCarty St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Exceptional service and Quality food. I love this place. I try and grab a pizza once a week if I am in town. I enjoy how you can order online now and even...

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  • Good82 Reviews4.2
Papa Murphy's | Take 'N' Bake Pizza 1803 Missouri Blvd Suite F, Jefferson City
Papa Murphy's | Take 'N' Bake Pizza
Pizza • $

Papa Murphy's | Take 'N' Bake Pizza

1803 Missouri Blvd Suite F, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Their Friday take n bake special was actually really good! I bought 2 pizzas for $5 each. At least I didn't have to worry about it getting cold on my...

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  • Superb47 Reviews4.5

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Jefferson City
Manuel's Taqueria 2403 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City
Manuel's Taqueria
Mexican • $

Manuel's Taqueria

2403 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

It was pretty good. Service was friendly enough. Out of the 3 items I tried to order they were out of or not making two of them. Even thought it was clearly...

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  • Superb120 Reviews4.4
El Espolon 915 Eastland Dr E, Jefferson City
El Espolon
Mexican • $$

El Espolon

915 Eastland Dr E, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Great food, great service, great prices! My new JC favorite discovery. Huge plate of food for price was very happy. Zippy service too. Best salsa with warm...

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Las Palmas Taquiera 510 Ellis Blvd suite f, Jefferson City
Las Palmas Taquiera
Mexican

Las Palmas Taquiera

510 Ellis Blvd suite f, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Great food! Ever single time we come in the owner is very friendly and brings us different salsas to try. I haven’t had one item off the menu that wasn’t...

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  • Superb96 Reviews4.6

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Jefferson City
China Wok 520 Ellis Blvd, Jefferson City
China Wok
Chinese • $

China Wok

520 Ellis Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65101

New chef working here. Had a spicy chicken stir fry today with egg roll and fried rice. If you've given up on this place try again. I would have taken a...

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  • Good96 Reviews3.7
China King 3720 W Truman Blvd, Jefferson City
China King
Chinese • $

China King

3720 W Truman Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Great takeout. The orders of Beef and Broccoli were delicious and were very generous portions. Unfortunately, they still have not opened up for indoor dining....

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Happy Garden Restaurant 2803 W Truman Blvd, Jefferson City
Happy Garden Restaurant
Chinese • $

Happy Garden Restaurant

2803 W Truman Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

I’ve been ordering from them via the Beyond Menu app for a year or so, and I think it’s the best Chinese food in Jefferson City since Yen Ching closed....

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  • Good78 Reviews3.5

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Jefferson City
MOD Pizza 1709 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City
MOD Pizza
Fast Food

MOD Pizza

1709 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Great crispy crust with a cheese like none other in town. Nice spread out atmosphere, and welcoming staff! Not bad pricing, heard alot of, "it'll...

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  • Superb130 Reviews4.4
McAlister's Deli 2323 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City
McAlister's Deli
Fast Food • $

McAlister's Deli

2323 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

What can be said? McCallister's has some of the best sandwiches & soups, no matter which location you visit. Today I opted for the Spud Max, & it...

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  • Good135 Reviews4.1
Sonic Drive-In 201 Commerce Dr, Jefferson City
Sonic Drive-In
Fast Food • $

Sonic Drive-In

201 Commerce Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Went here for $0.50 corn dogs. I like to eat cheap whenever possible! Drinks can be a bit pricey but the slushies are good. Prompt on getting the food. The...

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  • Good104 Reviews3.8

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Jefferson City
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers 2103 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Burgers • $

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

2103 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

What can I say, best burgers all time, top notch hot dogs with the best buns. The fries, even non fry eaters will clean up their plate with the delicious fry...

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  • Good135 Reviews3.9
Wendy's 2108 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City
Wendy's
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs

Wendy's

2108 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Great service, everyone from there has always been super friendly. Only name I remember is Dakota since he's usually the one to hand me my food, but the...

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Wendy's 3536 Country Club Dr, Jefferson City
Wendy's
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Wendy's

3536 Country Club Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65109

I can say I am a Wendy's fan and I have always loved Wendy's. Jeff City was really good and the food was warm as always good job Wendy's keep up...

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  • Good90 Reviews3.7
Jefferson City Sub Shop 1902 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City
Jefferson City Sub Shop
Sandwich Shop • $

Jefferson City Sub Shop

1902 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Nice little sub shop that's tucked in off of Missouri Boulevard, after reading some reviews, we stopped in to try it out.Big difference between this and...

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Firehouse Subs Boulevard Shoppes 2103 Missouri Blvd d, Jefferson City
Firehouse Subs Boulevard Shoppes
Sandwich Shop • $

Firehouse Subs Boulevard Shoppes

2103 Missouri Blvd d, Jefferson City, MO 65109

We had a truly wonderful experience at this location. My husband and I frequent the other Columbia location about twice a month. The last several times the...

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  • Good82 Reviews4.2
Panera Bread 2214 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City
Panera Bread
Sandwich Shop • $$

Panera Bread

2214 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Lunch for two, wait less than 1 minutes to order. Food ready in 10 minutes. Great food. Good selection. Wonderful staff. O ly down side: hours change randomly...

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  • Average124 Reviews3.1
Buffalo Wild Wings 707-B Stoneridge Pkwy, Jefferson City
Buffalo Wild Wings
Chicken Wings • $$

Buffalo Wild Wings

707-B Stoneridge Pkwy, Jefferson City, MO 65109

One of my go-to places and has been since high school. Staff is always helpful and fast to help. Went in tonight and the bartender did an amazing job with my...

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  • Good142 Reviews3.9
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen 2102 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Chicken • $

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

2102 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Popeyes is the hidden gem of Jefferson City. We decided to give Popeyes a chance and try their new chicken sandwiches. This is our new Hallelujah. The chicken...

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  • Average128 Reviews2.8
KFC 1209 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City
KFC
Chicken

KFC

1209 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Okay, I knocked off a star because they canceled my order and I had to scramble to find another option. Not their fault, I'm sure. I knew they were...

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  • Average72 Reviews2.5
The Water Tower Bar & Grill 458 Rock Hill Rd, Jefferson City
The Water Tower Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill

The Water Tower Bar & Grill

458 Rock Hill Rd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Enjoyed coming in here. My first time I came in and they had good drinks with a strong enough pour, food was above average as well. Definitely will be going...

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Spectators 232 E High St, Jefferson City
Spectators
Bar & Grill • $

Spectators

232 E High St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Had a great time during the Saturday night Live music. No the bar is not over sophisticated but it is a fun time. We ordered some food...Listened to some...

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  • Good108 Reviews3.8
Bones Restaurant and Lounge 210 Commercial Ave, Jefferson City
Bones Restaurant and Lounge
Bar & Grill • $

Bones Restaurant and Lounge

210 Commercial Ave, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Had a small gathering. Wonderful time! The bartender, a sweetheart of a lady, must be a mind reader! If I even had a thought about another drink it would...

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  • Good87 Reviews4