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J Huston Tavern

304 Main Street, Arrow Rock, MO
660 837 3200
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Ranked #3 of 5 Restaurants in Arrow Rock
Price range: $5 - $14
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The J. Huston Tavern opened under new management in 2013. The tavern has been serving meals to travelers along the Santa Fe Trail since 1834. The brick tavern maintains the flavor of the 1850s, including the original wood floors in the lobby. The tavern is the oldest continuously serving restaurant west of the Mississippi River.Enjoy a drink in The Tap Room, which served as the town mercantile for many years. The three dining rooms serve hearty country fare. The menu features family-style fried chicken, glazed ham, and other traditional dishes. Voted the "Best Fried Chicken in the State," by Rural Missouri Magazine readers in 2011.The lunch menu includes soups, sandwiches, salads and, always, fried chicken. Picnic food items, including fried chicken, are available for carry-out. Call to order.

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Saint Clair, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Last time we were at J Huston it was for lunch and the food and service was scond to none...this time with friend we made dinner reservations and again, no surprise. The dinner was served family style and again the food and service was over the top. Fine wine, great fried chicken, brisket and all the sides was like being... More 

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Lake City, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Our family had dinner after seeing the show at the Lyceum. The dining was family style and the food was good. Including the desserts! Our server Josh was wonderful and kept the food coming!

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113 reviews 113 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a family style dinner we had. It included a nice salad to start. The meal itself included chicken, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, biscuits, green beans, corn, and cole slaw. White or chocolate cake was served for dessert. The food was very good except for the white cake. Not too sure what they did to that, but it was... More 

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Blackwater, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Two friends and I had tickets for an afternoon matinee performance at the Lyceum Theater. We decided to lunch at the J Houston Tavern. I agreed to make the arrangements. On a Saturday, in mid-June, I accessed the web page for the Tavern. The site offered a link to make reservations and stated the restaurant would confirm by email. A... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have been up there twice at lunch and the Philly Cheese Steak was my go to item and have not been disappointed. The steak is tender, the peppers and onions add flavor and color and the cheese melt makes it a party for your to eat. And if you still have room after the sandwich and your choice of... More 

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Hazelwood, Missouri
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116 reviews 116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you like ham and fried chicken, this is the place to eat. The meal is complete with mashed potatoes & gravy, corn, peas and a salad. It is a good family restaurant and for Arrow Rock reasonably priced for an evening meal. The service was excellent and she stopped by often to make sure everything was good and if... More 

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Pharr, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We've eaten there several times. The meals are affordable and the atmosphere is in keeping with the historic town of Arrow Rock. We find the best time to go is for dinner ...when they are serving friend chincken and ham. The food is served family style. Out grandchildren loved the chicken, and kept asking for more. We have also had... More 

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Saint Clair, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

You have to stop in and have lunch. Food, excellent, service perfect, prices were right in line with what you get...quality of the food, well above average.....perfect.

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Independence, Missouri
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Three good lunch choices were offered on a Saturday for $9.95 each. Two of us ordered the chicken salad croissant with a green salad and pumpkin soup. One had the ham and cheese with the same sides, and the third had the fried chicken plate. The pumpkin soup was excellent. One dessert offering---apple cobbler---was fine, but not outstanding. Prices were... More 

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Sedalia, Missouri
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

friendly atmosphere, homemade food, friendly service. I enjoyed the surroundings, antiques and good comfort food!

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Additional Information about J Huston Tavern

Address: 304 Main Street, Arrow Rock, MO
Phone Number: 660 837 3200
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Arrow Rock
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 14
Cuisine: American

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