Restaurants in Missouri

48% Off Russian Cuisine and Drinks at Astoria Kabob House. Two Options Available.

Astoria Restaurant

St. Louis

$40 $21

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Beef stroganoff, chicken Kiev, and traditional Russian stews are served to diners seated in carved wooden chairs

$12 for $20 Worth of Brazilian Food and Drinks at ReRico Brazilian Grill

ReRico Brazillian Grill

Springfield

$20 $12

(112)

À la carte entrees of panko pork loin and meatloaf characterize the lunch menu; dinner invites guests to feast on unlimited grilled meats

$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Cuisine at V's Italiano Ristorante

V's Italiano Ristorante

Independence

$20 $10

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Pizza with signature thin and tender crust, traditional osso buco recipe, and homestyle fried chicken served in Old World atmosphere

American Dinner for Two or Four at The Copper Kettle (40% Off)

The Copper Kettle

Ashland

$20 $12

(12)

Classic American food, such as pot roast and fried chicken, paired with a salad bar and homemade pies

Sushi and Asian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Sakura (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Sakura

Lee's Summit

$10 $5

(37)

Seasoned sushi chefs piece together sashimi pieces and full rolls, while kitchen chefs concoct Asian dishes including miso soup and tempura

Italian Cuisine at A'mis Italian Restaurant (40% Off). Four Options Available.

Ami's Italian Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(72)

Three types of pizza—New York, Chicago, and St. Louis—served alongside hearty pasta dishes, steaks, and lighter options

$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Johnny Carino’s

Johnny Carino's

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Menu showcases signature dishes such as Skilletini, 16-layer lasagna, and spicy shrimp and chicken

Mexican Food at Charro Mexican Restaurant (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Charro Mexican Restaurant

Chesterfield

$20 $12

Classic and updated Mexican fare, including spicy jumbo shrimp, breaded steak, and 10 kinds of burritos

Dinner and Beer for Two or Four at The Grand Cafe (Up to 40% Off)

The Grand Cafe

Downtown

$91 $55

(24)

Lamb chops, seafood, steak, and Italian-style plates in historic downtown Jefferson City

$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Coffee and Food at Mokka Cafe, Inc. ($24 Total Value)

Mokka Cafe, Inc.

Columbia

$8 $4

Caramel cappuccinos, chai lattes, and mango smoothies accompany dishes such as breakfast burritos, chicken-salad wraps, and greek salads

$12 for $25 Worth of Casual American Food — Grapevine Wine Bistro & Visitor's Center

Grapevine Wine Bistro

Defiance

$25 $12

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$11 for $20 Worth of Pizzeria Cuisine at Fortel's Pizza Den

Fortel's Pizza Den

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

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Crispy, thin pizzas made from dough prepared fresh daily and topped with dozens of toppings and one of seven sauces

$6 for $12 Worth of Deli Sandwiches and Drinks at Sorella’s in Liberty

Sorellas Deli

Northland

$12 $6

Sandwich crafters stuff fresh bread with Boar’s Head meats & cheeses & house-made dressings

Breakfast or Lunch with Drinks or Dinner with Beer Flights for Two or Four at Eleven Mile House (Up to 55% Off)

Eleven Mile House

Saint Louis

$33.48 $15

(15)

Classic American flavors showcased in char-grilled burgers, pork chops, and breakfast favorites such as three-egg omelets and griddle cakes

Fish, Hush Puppies, and Fries, or $24 for $40 Worth of Homestyle Cuisine at Kluckin' Chicken & Fish

Kluckin' Chicken & Fish

Maryland Heights

$45.95 $29

Eatery dishes out gizzards, fish sandwiches, shrimp, and wings; choose from selection of fish, such as catfish, tilapia, salmon, or cod

$13 for $24 Worth of Gourmet Mexican Cuisine at Latin Bistro

Latin Bistro

Gladstone

$24 $13

Cuisine blends Mayan influences with traditional Mexican and Spanish flavors to craft fresh and flavorful dishes

Two Groupons, Each Good for $18 Worth of Sandwiches or $13 for $20 Worth of Delivery from Provalo Deli

Provalo Deli

Webster Groves

$18 $9

(29)

Italian sandwich with pepperoni, salami, roast beef, and mozzarella; grilled provolone cheese on pretzel bread; spicy buffalo-chicken pizza

Sandwiches and Salads at Ruma’s Deli (Up to 35% Off). Three Options Available.

Ruma's Deli

Multiple Locations

$20 $13

(186)

Corned-beef reubens, open-faced roast beef, and meatball sandwiches served on French or wheat bread; freshmade salads and pizzas

Pizza Buffet for Two or Four at Pizza Inn (Up to 47% Off)

Pizza Inn

Rolla

$15 $9

(10)

Enjoy all-you-can-eat pasta dishes and crispy thin-crust pizzas, including the signature bacon-cheeseburger pizza

$31 for $50 Worth of Steak-House Fare — Hitchin Post Knob Noster

Hitchin Post Knob Noster

Knob Noster

$50 $31

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Burgers, Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, and Drinks at Double E Burger and Ice Cream Shoppe (50% Off).

Double E Burger and Ice Cream Shoppe

Highlandville

$24 $12

(32)

Burgers with toppings such as onion rings, pineapples, and habanero sauce, plus fried-chicken sandwiches, kilbasa dogs, and fried pies

Mexican Food at Si Señor Mex Mex Grill (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Si Señor Mex Mex Grill

Farmington

$20 $10

Guests dine on meals kicked off with nachos or guacamole, followed with not-too-spicy enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, and other Mexican dishes

$16 for a 16-Inch Pizza with Toppings, Salad, and Drinks at Manhattan Express (Up to $29 Value)

Manhattan Express

Clayton

$29 $16

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From artichokes to feta, up to 20 ingredients choices vie to top a 16-inch pizza made with a whole-wheat, thin, or New York–style crust

Home-Cooked Meal for Two, Four, or Take-Out at River Smokin (Up to 50% Off)

River Smokin

Near Highlandville and Nixa

$14 $7

Meals include 8-ounce catfish fillets, country fried steaks, and succulent chicken-strip sandwiches

$20 for $40 Worth of Italian-American Entrees and Pasta for Dinner for Two at The Hawthorne Inn

The Hawthorne Inn

Boles

$40 $20

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Chicken Christine, penne pancetta, and other entrees and pasta are served in a casual atmosphere with a full bar

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Food at Itacate Mexican Grill ($20 Total Value)

Itacate Mexican Grill

St. Ann

$10 $5.50

Mexican grill fries tortilla in-house, stuffs burritos until they nearly burst with meats and veggies, and tops meals with one of six salsas

American Appetizers and Entrees for Two or Four at 1851 Underground Tap & Grill (Up to 52% Off)

1851 Underground Tap & Grill

Fulton

$30 $15

Diverse menu with potato skins, wings, fish tacos, pulled-pork sandwiches & burgers served with fries, onion rings, chips, slaw & side salad

Hi Tea for Two or $10 for $20 Worth of Tea, Sandwiches, and Desserts at Sisters Tea House

Sisters Tea House

Fenton

$20 $10

A historic building welcomes visitors to enjoy elegant sandwiches, desserts, and 20 varieties of tea from around the globe

German Cuisine at Dreamland Palace German Restaurant (Up to 57% Off). Four Options Available.

Dreamland Palace German Restaurant

Foster Pond/Waterloo

$20 $10

(38)

A historic German eatery serves bavarian bratwurst, a variety of tender schnitzels, and classic potato pancakes

$30 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food at Gambino's Pizza ($60 Total Value)

Gambino's Pizza

Carl Junction

$20 $10

Taco pizzas, chicken-teriyaki pizzas, and Capone pizzas with beef, italian sausage, and pepperoni; crisp salads and pasta dishes

$12 for $20 Worth of Breakfast at Hearth Room Cafe

Hearth Room Cafe

Town and Country

$20 $12

(22)

The breakfast menu at this cozy restaurant has a little bit of everything, like benedicts, omelets, and egg combos with pancakes and bacon

$17 for $30 Worth of Barbecue and Comfort Food at Shorty Small's

Shorty Small's

Branson

$30 $17

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Eatery dishes out Southern-inspired comfort food and barbecue, such as brisket, shrimp, barbecue, chicken, catfish, and cheese biscuits

American Cuisine and Cocktails at The Phoenix (45% Off). Two Options Available.

The Phoenix

The Downtown Loop

$20 $11

(73)

Kansas City music acts adorn atmophere with vibrant tunes as patrons enjoy a menu of homemade American fare and cocktails

$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Breakfast at Tiffany's Original Diner ($30 Total Value)

Tiffany's Original Diner

Tiffany's Diner

$10 $6

(55)

'60s-era diner channels classic Americana with vintage decor, breakfast served day and night, and a jukebox stuffed with old-school tunes

American Food and Drinks at George's Steakhouse (Half Off). Two Options Available.

George's Steakhouse

Springfield

$16 $8

(30)

Choose from breakfast food, burgers and sandwiches, or dinners such as steak or shrimp

Pizza Meal with Beers and Apps for Two or Four at Nash Vegas (Up to 48% Off)

Nash Vegas

Columbia

$20 $11

Amid live honky tonk and country music, diners enjoy pizzas topped with melted cheese and fixings such as pepperoni and sausage

Small Plates and Drinks for Two or Four at Mingle (Up to 50% Off)

Mingle

Downtown Lee's Summit

$40 $21

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Guests enjoy shareable small plates and cocktails at this fun, upbeat bar that features events like open mic nights and weekend DJ sets

Casual American Pub Food at Bemo's (Up to 46% Off). Four Options Available.

Bemo's

Saint Charles

$35 $19

Wide selection of appetizers, burgers, pastas, classic comfort foods, and a global wine list

Burgers, Chicken Sandwiches, Shakes, and More at Back Yard Burgers (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Back Yard Burgers

Multiple Locations

$10 $5.75

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100% Angus beef charbroiled burgers, chicken sandwiches, and hot dogs served with soda, shakes, and malts

One or Two Groupons, Each Good for Sushi and Drinks at Kampai Sushi Bar (Up to 47% Off)

Kampai Sushi Bar

Chesterfield

$30 $16

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More than 40 different classic and original sushi rolls ranging from California rolls to salmon rolls with mango and wasabi-honey sauce

$10 for $20 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at The Landing

The Landing

Northland

$20 $10

(23)

Burgers, award-winning wings, and house-baked pretzels; local and national musicians play live every weekend

Burgers and Beers for Two or Four at Maryland Yards (43% Off)

Maryland Yards

Maryland Heights

$27.98 $16

Bite into fresh steak burgers served on a kaiser bun, paired with a choice of beers

Mediterranean Food or Sampler Platter for Two or Four at Couscous Gyro Kebab (Up to 45% Off)

Couscous Gyro Kebab

Northland

$20 $11

Mediterranean entrees such as pita wraps and kebab platters alongside sampler platters filled with falafel, gyros, dolmas, and spanakopita

Three Groupons, Each Good for One Dinner or Lunch Buffet at Hibachi Grill & Buffet (Up to 42% Off)

Hibachi Grill & Buffet

Imperial

$7.99 $4.66

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Dine on a buffet of Chinese, American, and Japanese specialties, including a fresh hibachi grill and sushi rolls

Sushi and Other Japanese Food at Maru Sushi & Grill (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Maru Sushi & Grill

Maru Sushi & Grill

$20 $11

Specialty sushi and other Japanese dishes, which can be enjoyed in party room for 10

$16 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $16 Worth of Breakfast, Sandwiches, or Pizza ($32 Total Value)

Choice Saint Louis

Clayton

$16 $8

(18)

Chefs whip up breakfast, a selection of sandwiches, fancy salads, soups, pastries, smoothies, and pizzas using fresh and organic ingredients

Mexican Food at Acapulco Restaurant & Lounge (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Acapulco Restaurant & Lounge

Saint Ann

$20 $10

Mexican eatery in business 20+ years whips up sizzling fajitas and packed burritos to pair with imported beer and margaritas

American Cuisine Sunday–Thursday or Friday and Saturday at Courthouse Grill (47% Off)

Courthouse Grill

Hillsboro

$30 $16

Sandwiches piled with thinly sliced filet mignon or corned beef and entrees such as garlic tortellini and the perennially popular rib eye

$11 for $20 Worth of American Comfort Cuisine at Cheeburger Cheeburger

Cheeburger Cheeburger

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(72)

Amid 1950s decor, 100% all-natural Angus beef with choice of 30 toppings are paired with fries and 378,000 possible milkshake flavors

Aussie Onion with a Pitcher of Beer or Margarita at Outback Steak & Oyster Bar (Up to 48% Off)

Outback Steak & Oyster Bar

Branson

$16.99 $9

(37)

One of the restaurant's most popular appetizers, the Aussie onion, served alongside a pitcher of cold beer or refreshing margarita

$12.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Food and Drink at CDC Cafe ($24 Value)

CDC Cafe

Morningside

$8 $4.33

This welcoming cafe serves up free Wi-Fi, plus a menu of scratch-made sandwiches, paninis, flatbreads, and omelets

Appetizers and Drinks or a Three-Course American Dinner for Two at The Grill Restaurant (Up to 49% Off)

The Grill Restaurant

Clayton

$68 $35

(63)

Expertly prepared dishes inspired by French and Mediterranean flavors are served in a relaxed setting near a roaring fireplace

Chicken, Seafood, Quesadillas, Sandwiches, and Breakfast Food at Ziggie's Cafe (45% Off)

Ziggies Cafe

Springfield

$20 $11

Eclectic American cuisine ranging from chicken and seafood entrees to sandwiches, burgers, breakfast food, and even quesadillas

Wings and Beer Pitchers at Sidelines Sports Bar (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Sidelines Sports Bar

Second Ward

$13 $7

Friends share wings and beer as the big game plays on a 15-foot projection screen

One or Three $15 Vouchers for Sports Bar Cuisine at Field Box (50% Off)

Field Box

Saint Charles

$15 $7.50

Guests build their own burger or nosh on kabobs and mini tacos in sports-themed restaurant

$11.50 for $20 Worth of Thai Cuisine for Dinner at Thai Kitchen

Thai Kitchen

Maryland Heights

$20 $11.50

(120)

Duck stew noodle soup, pineapple fried rice, spicy frog legs, and yellow-curry noodles

$18 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $18 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at El Porton Mexican Restaurant ($36 Total Value)

El Porton Mexican Restaurant

Woodson Terrace

$18 $9

Authentic Mexican dishes such as taquitos, carnitas, and tamales coupled with margaritas

Chinese, Mexican, and American Food at Chinese Mexican Burrito (Up to 45% Off)

Chinese Mexican Burrito

Forsyth

$5 $2.75

Restaurant serves an eclectic mix of crowd-pleasing fare, including sesame chicken burritos, sweet and sour shrimp, and cheeseburgers

Contemporary European Cuisine at Avenues Bistro (Up to 43% Off). Three Options Available.

Avenues Bistro

Wornall Homestead

$30 $17

A menu of modern European bistro cuisine with worldly influences includes lobster ravioli, "Surf & Turf," and grilled halibut

Upscale Italian Dinner and Drinks at John Mineo's Italian Restaurant (50% Off). Two Options Available.

John Mineo's Italian Restaurant

Saint Louis

$60 $30

Tuxedo-clad servers deliver housemade pastas, veal specialties, and fine wines inside a more than 40-year-old family-owned restaurant

Eclectic American Cuisine at Ziggie's Cafe (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Ziggie's Cafe

Springfield

$20 $11

For more than 30 years, Ziggie's Cafe has served sweet and savory breakfast items all day, along with chicken-fried steak and pasta dishes

Pizza Slices and Drinks at Ashland Pizza and Pub (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Ashland Pizza and Pub

Ashland

$8 $4

Pub with a 150-inch projection screen and live entertainment on Fridays serves steaming pizzas with classic toppings

$17 for Pizza and Beer at Misty Nights Bar & Grill ($34 Value)

Misty Nights Bar & Grill

Saint Charles

$34 $17

Pizzas baked in a brick oven pair with domestic brews at a pub with free pool tables and karaoke Thursday–Saturday

$11 for $20 Worth of New American Dinner Cuisine at Baked in Kansas City

Baked in Kansas City

Old Westport

$20 $11

Diners can dig into inventive dinner dishes, including four-cheese mac and cheese with pork belly

Deli Sandwiches or Party Trays and Boxed Lunches at The Posh Nosh Deli (50% Off). Three Options Available.

The Posh Nosh Deli

Clayton

$14 $7

(56)

Deli sandwiches ranging from classic pastrami to a veggie Reuben topped with homemade russian dressing

Pub Food and Drinks at The Hangout Sports Bar & Grille (Half Off)

The Hangout Sports Bar & Grille

Springfield

$30 $15

Expansive, more than 60-foot bar provides a backdrop for friends who can shoot pool, listen to live music, and nosh classic pub food

$10 for Burgers, Fries, and Sodas for Two at Mad Cow (Up to $21.56 Value)

Mad Cow

Rockbridge Shopping Center

$21 $10

(51)

Fresh ground-beef burgers piled with bacon, cheese, and custom fixings such as pickles, jalapeños, and sautéed onions

$12 for $22 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Cascone's Restaurant

Cascone's Restaurant

Kansas City

$22 $12

Traditional pasta and meat dishes inspired by shared Sicilian heritage top tables at this Italian restaurant

Gourmet Italian Cuisine at Giovanni's on the Hill. Choose Between Two Options

Giovanni's on The Hill

The Hill

$50 $30

Dine like a celebrity on Chef Giovanni’s authentic Italian dishes, which have earned praise from Oprah, Bill Clinton, and other celebrities

Irish Pub Food for Two or Four People at Dublin's Pass Irish Pub & Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Dublin's Pass Irish Pub & Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$20 $13

(9)

Fish 'n' chips, Guinness-cheese burger, bangers 'n' mash, and other Irish pub grub

Comfort Food and Burgers for Dine-In or Takeout at Midway One Stop Diner (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Midway One Stop Diner

Midway Auto Truck Plaza

$20 $10

Three-egg omelets, catfish platters, chicken-fried steak, grilled pork chops, and bacon cheeseburgers served 24 hours a day

Greek Cuisine for Dinner at Tassos (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Tassos

Waldo

$20 $11

(68)

Eggplant and ground-beef moussaka, gyro meat, and broiled shish kebabs

Japanese Cuisine and Drinks at Mizu Sushi Bar (50% Off)

Mizu Sushi Bar

Downtown St. Louis

$40 $20

New menu features Japanese classics such as salmon teriyaki, shrimp tempura & sushi rolls served in unpretentious industrial-style space

Drinks at Prime Time Lounge (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Prime Time Lounge

Days Inn Conference Center

$20 $10

Bartenders mix cocktails such as margaritas, bloody marys, and long islands and pour shots of Jameson, Patrón, and Rémy Martin

$30 for $60 Worth of Dinner at Plaza III The Steakhouse

Plaza III

Country Club Plaza

$60 $30

Servers present Prime aged cuts of steak tableside before diners order; potatoes, asparagus, and other veggie sides

Upscale American Cuisine at Copia Restaurant and Wine Garden (Up to 40% Off). Five Options Available.

Copia Restaurant and Wine Garden

Downtown St. Louis

$75 $49

(378)

Chef Dave Rook grounds global accents in rotisserie chicken, house-smoked trout, and barbecue ribs served in wine-country-inspired complex

$13 for Lunch for Two at Cherie's Cake Boutique & Tea Room (Up to $23 Value)

Cherie's Cake Boutique & Tea Room

Cherie's Cake Boutique & Tea Room

$23 $13

Lunch on Old Fashioned BLTs, Chicken Salad Sandwiches, or House Salads paired with choice of beverages

Burger Meal for Two or Four for Lunch or Dinner at Blanc Burgers + Bottles (Up to 45% Off)

Blanc Burgers + Bottles

Multiple Locations

$27.15 $15

(150)

Culled mainly from local ingredients, Kansas City-style burgers sidle up to toothsome side such as gouda cheese fries and a pretzel trio

$30 or $60 Worth of Food and Drinks at Trattoria Branica (50% Off)

Trattoria Branica

Frontenac

$30 $15

(68)

Amid wall sconces and modern chandeliers, seafood and veal swim in wine sauces alongside sauce-laden pastas and juicy, thick-cut steaks

Select Local Merchants

Daniel and Selam Fikru, now husband and wife, met when they were high-school students in their native Ethiopia. They've lived in Kansas City since 1995, and together, they've helped a large following of locals try their first tastes of Ethiopian food and subsequently fall in love with its rich, distinctive spices.

The couple's traditional recipes have earned their restaurant, Blue Nile Cafe, a recommendation from KCUR FM’s Food Critics, a place on LocalEats’ Top 100 Restaurants in Kansas City list, and attention from Pitch. But their success over the past two decades hasn’t come without hard work. According to a profile by the Kansas City Star, Selam is in the kitchen by early morning six days a week, simmering meats and lentils in a medley of ginger, garlic, and rosemary. Selam’s labors yield a bounty of entrees—served atop communal platters—featuring marinated chicken and cubes of beef or lamb, as well as vegetarian feasts of lentils, potatoes, and greens. Diners scoop up dishes with pieces of injera, which is a spongy sourdough pancake.

In the dining room, cream-colored walls bear colorful paintings that remind diners of their meals' distant origins. For an additional taste of Ethiopian culture, guests can partake in a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony wherein staffers roast, grind, and brew fresh coffee to order. Guests can otherwise opt for refreshing glasses of wine out on the patio.

In addition to welcoming guests into the dining room, Blue Nile Cafe invites them into the kitchen during classes that guide students in preparing injera and other traditional dishes. The restaurant also equips pupils with spices and grains for simmering over their own trashcan fires.

20 E 5th St
Kansas City,
MO
US

Property Location
A stay at The Cheshire places you in the heart of Richmond Heights, convenient to St. Louis Art Museum and St. Louis Zoo. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Washington University and Missouri History Museum.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 108 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting and Egyptian cotton sheets. 37-inch high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with onsite massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a 24-hour fitness facility, a seasonal outdoor pool, and bicycles to rent. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Dining
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar, take in a pool view, and even dine alfresco (weather permitting). Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. A complimentary English breakfast is served daily.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and an Internet point. Planning an event in Richmond Heights? This hotel has 1200 square feet (111 square meters) of space consisting of exhibit space and a meeting/conference room. Extended parking is available onsite.

6300 Clayton Road
St. Louis,
MO
US

Freezing Missouri winter winds howl outside Tropical Liqueurs' fogged-up windows, but inside, the atmosphere is decidedly beach-like. Palm trees and nautical knickknacks decorate the lively interior, but the true stars of this tropically themed watering hole are the frozen-drink dispensers, which churn with colorful, fruity potations. Bartenders load large styrofoam cups with potent slushies made from creative combinations of juices, liqueurs, and fruit purées. They rotate drink selections regularly, spotlighting a toasted-almond concoction one week—packed with coffee liquor, amaretto, and vanilla ice cream—and a daiquiri with fresh strawberries the next. Icy potations in hand, visitors turn their attention to games of pool or flat-screen televisions, which broadcast local sports games or horror movies where local sports games come to a temporary halt when the mascot turns out to be an actual tiger. During warmer months, visitors loll in the sun out on the wooden patio and enjoy the beverages that Inside Columbia hailed as a "Columbia staple" when it dubbed Tropical Liqueurs the Best Place for a Girls' Night Out in 2012.

420 S Campbell Ave
Springfield,
MO
US

In 1963, Vita and Jay Totta opened up their cozy café with a small counter, three tables, and four booths. Within three years, the couple’s following of loyal diners had overgrown their modest space, and they expanded to a larger location with more than twice the seating capacity of the original café. Another steady increase in popularity led the Tottas to create V's Italiano Ristorante as it stands today, which includes a spacious dining room, three private banquet rooms, a lounge, and an outdoor patio. When designing and building the restaurant in 1971, Jay—a professional architect—focused on creating an Old-World atmosphere where guests could enjoy everything from Sunday brunch to romantic candlelight dinners with their tax auditors. Patrons may also venture out to the restaurant's garden patio, where they'll eat by a stone waterfall and under the vines of a grape arbor originally planted by Vita's father.

10819 E US Highway 40
Independence,
MO
US

Cafe Berlin fills its kitchen with vegetables, coffee, dairy, free-range eggs, and other natural and organic foods from local farms, including Patchwork Family Farms, Green Hills Harvest Dairy, and Lakota Coffee Company. Breakfast, which is served all day, includes dishes such as Turkish-style eggs, french toast, and pancake burritos—a large pancake that enfolds two scrambled eggs and Patchwork bacon, served with maple syrup. Black-bean quesadillas, burgers with local, organic beef, and housemade soups crown the lunch menu and pair with an array of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks.

Plastic dinosaurs and Godzilla figures dot the sunny dining room, where they hang from the rafters, sit on the counter, and gnaw on table legs. Patrons can gaze at the eclectic decor while listening to live music or tales from the Porch Light storytelling series.

220 N 10th St
Columbia,
MO
US

Waldo Pizza: A User's Guide

Award-Winning Pizza | Featured on Food Network |100+ Beers | Lunch Buffet | Vegan and Gluten-Free Menus

Sample Menu

  • Pizza: the Waldo Combo loaded with hamburger, canadian bacon, pork sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, and veggies
  • Pasta: lasagna with pepperoni, canadian bacon, ricotta, and cheddar
  • Sandwich: housemade meatballs and sauce on toasted ciabatta

    What to Drink
    The eatery's nationally recognized beer selection features more than 100 bottles of imported and domestic brews. And that doesn't even include the lineup of 20 beers on tap or the vast selection of wines and cocktails.



    When to Go
    To get the most bang for your buck, stop in Monday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. for the all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. If that doesn't work, aim for a Tuesday, when guests receive a second pizza for half price.



    While You're Waiting
    Before making your own pizza disappear, marvel at the tricks and illusions of professional magician Eric Z. He appears every Monday night at the downtown location and every second and fourth Thursday night at the Lee's Summit location.



    Inside Tip
    Vegans and folks with gluten allergies have all sorts of options at Waldo's. The restaurant offers a full gluten-free menu—including a locally made pizza crust made with rice flour—and tops its dairy-free pies with soy cheese.

1543 NE Douglas St
Lees Summit,
MO
US