Food & Drink in Poplar Bluff

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Though the entrees at The Dixie Cafe make the biggest splash across its menu marquee, they're threatened with gastronomical upstaging by the southern-style eatery's 19 sides and scratch-made gravies. The chicken-fried steak, for example, is a tender, hand-breaded fillet that fully blossoms with flavor only after chefs smother it with cream gravy and cheddar cheese. And the Cajun grilled catfish's down-home taste isn't fully developed until it is paired up with bites of turnip greens, fried okra, or a homemade roll. The classic platter meals take advantage of this by pairing an entree with two sides, rolls, and jalapeño cornbread and can be ordered "light" for a portion that's smaller than the regular size and easier to toss in the air and catch in your mouth.

2904 W Kingshighway
Paragould,
AR
US

At Pink Galleon Billiards and Games, dozens of hot-pink pool tables make up just part of a colorful and enticing backdrop. Beach-themed decor abounds, and life-size airbrushed murals of pirates, mermaids, and nautical displays sprawl out across the walls. Since the first cue ball was hit in 1993, Pink Galleon Billiards and Games has expanded to three locations spread throughout the Saint Louis area. In addition to pool, Pink Galleon blitzes boredom with ping-pong, foosball, unlimited thumb wars, and arcade games. The family-owned business also boasts a menu of finger-friendly eats, ice-cold beers, and mixed drinks, all of which helped its South County location earn the title of Best Neighborhood Bar in South County from the Riverfront Times.

2128 William St
Cape Girardeau,
MO
US

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

Property Location
With a stay at Holiday Inn Jonesboro, you'll be centrally located in Jonesboro, convenient to Arkansas State University and Convocation Center. This hotel is within close proximity of ASU Stadium.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 179 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Cable television is provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including a nightclub, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access and gift shops/newsstands.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and small meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.

3006 South Caraway Road
Jonesboro,
AR
US

The festive chefs at El Acapulco bring parties to plates with their authentic brand of Mexican cuisine, served in a lively, festive setting. Commission mouths to make a masterpiece of bubbly cauldrons of cheese dip ($2.25–$6.99), optimal for sharing or finger painting Jaliscan landscapes. Tacos Karina ($8.49) join El Acapulco's menu as its newest starlet, flaunting four warm, corn tortillas, grilled steak garters, fried beans, and chorizo. Single-serving plates of chicken or shredded-beef fajitas ($9.75) communicate with rumbling stomachs through sizzles or Morse code, and crispy chimichangas ($6.99) arrive mouthside stuffed with shredded beef and chicken.

1421 S Caraway Rd
Jonesboro,
AR
US

Back Yard Burgers serves up North American Black Angus burgers hash-marked to order on genuine flame-licked grills. Third-pound patties dress for dinner with lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions, dill pickles, and a condimental trio of ketchup, mustard, and mayo ($3.59). Or gussy up for patty prom with premium add-ons such as coleslaw, chili, sautéed mushrooms, bacon, and more ($0.35–$0.60 per topping). The grill masters also flip the first white meat, prepping Hawaiian chicken sandwiches with grilled pineapple, mustard, mayo, and lettuce ($4.09). Away from the flames, feel free to enjoy a loaded baked potato ($2.79) and a wide range of pairable plates such as chili cheese fries ($2.59 for regular size), garden salads ($2.19), and sweetly baked fruit cobblers ($1.99).

2229 S Caraway Rd
Jonesboro,
AR
US