Columbia – and mid-Missouri in general – doesn’t have much in the way of under the radar eateries. We’ve got the tried and true and the plainly obvious, but not much that’ll surprise anyone. So when someone who’s new to town asked for some tips on where to go that’s off the beaten path, something out of the ordinary, I didn’t have much to offer right off the bat.
What follows is my attempt at a list – in no way an exhaustive one. Let me know what I’m missing.
Chinese Wok Express
J.R. Barton’s (are they still in business?)
Ninth Street Deli
Lonnie Ray’s (Harrisburg)
Chim’s Thai Kitchen (Jefferson City)
Das Stein Haus (Jefferson City)
Heuer’s Cafe (Highway 63 north of town)