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When founders J. Kim Tucci, Joseph A. Fresta, and John P. Ferrara first opened The Pasta House Co. in 1974, they wanted to elevate pasta to an art form. ?Some artists sculpt, some paint, and some sketch,? they write on the restaurant?s website. ?But, at The Pasta House Co., we create authentic Italian culinary delights.? A few of the locations even have giant, exhibition kitchens so you can watch as pizzas, pastas, and entrees come to life.

Naturally, The Pasta House Co.?s menu revolves around the Italian staple from which it gets its name. There are more than 25 varieties of pasta to choose from, including linguine with chicken livers and the signature lasagna, plus weekday specials such as stuffed manicotti. Meanwhile, the mangia bene menu?which translates to ?eat well? in Italian?showcases the more wholesome side of Italian eating, with dishes low in fat and calories that won?t peer pressure you to break curfew.

2406 William St
Cape Girardeau,
MO
US

At Si Señor Mex Mex Grill, the chefs create Mexican favorites, geared toward an American palate: not too spicy, but seasoned just right. Dinners start off with heaping helpings of nachos or guacamole dip, and move on to hearty main entrees. Mexican specialties include everything from carne asada to fish tacos and chimichanga dinners, served with rice and beans.

612 Walmart Drive
Farmington,
MO
US

With a menu as dense as its straw-defeating shakes, Dairy King lovingly belabors over a wide assortment of appetite-appeasing delicacies. Wake up sleepy taste receptors with plates of jalapeño-decked philly-cheesesteak nachos ($4.25) or sample a dozen hot wings ($8.60) to send spirits soaring. Diners can dig into a bevy of burgers, ranging from a single patty ($1.65) to a double swiss bacon burger ($3.85), combining the hearty favors of beef with the portability of compressed beef. Savory dishes receive sweet goodbye kisses from one of the 40 flavors of classic shakes from butterscotch to Butterfingers to buttered butter ($3.20–$3.80), and spoons swoon over Concretes, tongue-tickling ice-cream concoctions crammed with treats from waffle-cone bits to brownies ($3.50–$4.10).

691 N 4th St
Breese,
IL
US

Good Ol' Days has been in business for 19 years and counting !! We have the some of the best homemade food that you have ever tasted and the service is unbeatable. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, we are here to serve you " Food So Good, You'll Think We Stole Your Grandma " !

5 E Hanover St
New Baden,
IL
US

Founded in 1954 by James McLamore and David Edgerton, Burger King rapidly expanded from humble beginnings as a lone burger joint to more than 12,400 locations across 79 countries today, making it the second-largest fast-food-hamburger chain in the world. Its signature burger?the Whopper sandwich?consists of flame-broiled, quarter-pound beef patties crowned with a miniature fedora and a fully customizable array of toppings such as tomatoes, onions, and dill pickles. Focused on continual improvement, the chain recently reinvented the fries that accompany each value meal, outfitting the spud slices with a thicker cut of potato for a fluffier texture on the inside and crispier golden-brown exterior. A spread of decadent desserts including dutch apple pie and Hershey pie keeps sweet teeth from elongating into fangs, and made-to-order breakfast sandwiches clasp eggs, american cheese, and bacon, sausage, or ham between two halves of a flaky croissant to round out the speedy menu.

701 Veterans Ave
Vandalia,
IL
US

The JEM is a sophisticated yet inviting restaurant and lounge located on Liberty's historic square, featuring live blues and jazz, as well as great food and drink! Come see us!

8 E Franklin St
Liberty,
MO
US