10 Best Lunch Spots in Missouri

When it comes to lunch, it is necessary to find a place that provides great service and delicious food for everyone in the group. In Missouri, there many locations that you can visit to have a quick bite to eat. However, if you are on your lunchbreak and looking for a full dining experience, these are the places to try on your next adventure out.   

1. Brioche French Bakery and Café, St. Joseph, MO

Tucked away in a quaint, restored downtown building, Brioche French Bakery and Café offers customers a chance to try both sweet and savory menu items prepared by owner French Chef Vincent Daunay. When you visit their little café, you can experience a touch of France by trying their crepes made to order. If you like meat and potatoes, then try the Kirkpatrick. It is filled with your choice of meat, eggs, cheese, and country potatoes. For something a little sweeter, try a crepe filled with apple cinnamon. For a more traditional lunch, they also serve fresh salads and sandwiches on buttery croissants. Check out their website for more information. 

2. Blue Sage Restaurant, Hamilton, MO

For an upscale experience in a small town, Blue Sage Restaurant serves contemporary American cuisine for lunch. The menu includes smoked corned beef, crispy cordon bleu, and even a lamburger. If you are looking for something a little lighter, they offer coconut market berry and steak horse radish blue cheese salads. With some glowing reviews on both Facebook and TripAdvisor, this is a place to try on your next visit through Northwest Missouri. Visit their Facebook page for more information. 

3. Bambinos Café, Springfield, MO

If you are looking for a new place to try in the Springfield area, stop by Bambinos Café and try their Italian cuisine for lunch. With their food voted 417 Magazine winner of best place for lunch, best Italian dining, and five best restaurants in Springfield, this restaurant is ready to tantalize you with items like garlic cheese bread, paninis, and house pastas. The café is opened for dine in or carry-out every day of the week and ready to serve up all your favorite Italian dishes for lunch. For more information, check out their website. 

4. Sycamore Restaurant, Columbia, MO

With a passion for food, Sycamore started in 2005 and has served the Columbia area a special lunch menu with items like patchwork pork, house made gnocchi, and grilled meatloaf. Their sandwiches are made with freshly baked breads and pita from the kitchen and they smoke their own meats. This restaurant will give you the opportunity to have an excellent dining experience with locally sourced dishes that are well crafted and served by a dedicated staff. For more information on their location, visit their website. 

5. Brooklyn Pizza, Fulton, Missouri

With a love of pizza, Brian and Karen Atkins decided to open Brooklyn Pizza in 2012 and have provided their customers with calzones, stromboli, and pizza in the traditional New York style. During the lunch hour, they offer a few specials that includes pizza slices, a salad, and a drink for one price. They also have spaghetti, subs, and desserts to try if you are looking for something different to try over the lunch hour. Check out their website for more information on hours and location. 

6. Wakyoto Japanese Restaurant, Branson, MO

Opened since 2008, Wakyoto Japanese Restaurant serves skillet entrees, sushi, and noodle bowls. For lunch, they have a specially priced menu to choose from so you can try a few things and not feel like you spent too much for your meal. Their sushi selection is diverse with names like Scorpion roll, Samurai roll, and North Pole roll. If you are looking for something new for lunch, stop by and try some Asian cuisine that sure to please your palate. Visit their Facebook page for more information. 

7. Sauce on the Side, St. Louis, MO

Showcased on the T.V. show Food Paradise, Sauce on the Side is the place to go for your lunch needs. With 15 different calzones on the menu, with names like Which Came First, Magic Carpet Ride and the famous Meat Me in St. Louie, there is sure to be one that will sound good and keep you full for the rest of your day.  If you want to try something a little lighter than a calzone, they also serve up salads with names like the Italian, Zen Garden, and Strawberry Fields. For information on hours and locations, check out their website. 

8. Adriana’s on the Hill, St. Louis, MO

Located in an area of town known as “The Hill”, Adriana’s on the Hill is a quaint family owned lunch café that opened in 1992. Offering salads, pizza, pasta, and sandwiches, Adriana’s bring a little of the family heritage to each meal. They also have special almost every day that you can find out about if you follow them on Facebook. With their love of food and family, this eatery provides you with a flavorful and relaxed dining experience that is sure to be welcomed during your lunch hour. Check out their website for more information on their hours and directions to the restaurant. 

9. Sinclair’s Restaurant, Blue Springs, MO

Sinclair’s Restaurant was opened in 2014 and provides customers a one-of-a-kind dining experience in the Blue Spring’s area. The chef creates daily specials and uses fresh ingredients to make delicious dishes for their visitors. From the lunch menu, guests can choose from dishes like loaded potato croquettes, salmon club, or street tacos. For dessert, you can try items like their chocolate pretzel cake or cinnamon sugar donuts. For more information on their hours and menu, visit their website. 

10. Q39, Kansas City, MO

With a long list of BBQ awards under their belt, Q39 has built quite the reputation in the Kansas City area for cooking up some of the best barbecue in the country. One unique aspect of their menu is that they offer sharable entrees for lunch as well as dinner. They include meals like smoked and grilled pork belly, bacon wrapped shrimp, and tall grass cheese fondue. For those not looking to share, they have soups, salads, and sandwiches to try. They also offer competition barbecue lunch platters, for those with a bigger appetite for lunch. If you are in the area, you should come see their impeccably clean rustic, but urban restaurant and try a bite to eat. Check out their website for more on their hours and menu options. 

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