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Flat Branch Pub & Brewing

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115 S Fifth Street, Columbia, MO 65201
+1 573-499-0400
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Gold Medal winner for Best Overall Restaurant the last six years, Inside...
Gold Medal winner for Best Overall Restaurant the last six years, Inside Columbia Magazine Best of Columbia readers poll! Flat Branch Pub & Brewing opened its doors on April 18, 1994 in historic downtown Columbia Missouri. The pub gets its name from a nearby creek which was the water source for Columbia's first settlers. Flat Branch was Columbia's first brewery since 1841. The pub occupies a 1927 brick warehouse with a curved, barrel-trussed roof that was once a Hudson car dealership. We offer a diverse menu as well as award-winning hand-crafted beers on tap. Enjoy your stay in the upscale industrial setting of our restaurant, on our spacious outdoor patio, or belly up to Columbia's largest bar. Our fresh handmade food compliments our brews while still being delicious enough to stand on its own. Try traditional pub favorites like Catfish and Chips or Bratwurst and Kraut, or perhaps our signature Charbroiled Romaine Salad. Enjoy your meal with our in-house baked breads and desserts. After dinner, sip one of our many single malt scotches or small batch bourbons may be just the thing to wrap up an excellent evening. The managers and staff at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing are committed to providing the best food, beer, service and value in the Midwest.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place to eat

We ate here twice while visiting Columbia, Mo. Food and atmosphere were amazing. I did not order the avocado chicken salad but someone in our party did order it twice and was very pleased. Must try it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice while visiting Columbia, Mo. Food and atmosphere were amazing. I did not order the avocado chicken salad but someone in our party did order it twice and was very pleased. Must try it.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The food was very good all three of us enjoyed our selections very much. Waiter was attentive and it was a pleasant atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went here with a friend and had a very nice time. The food was priced well with quality service and selection. We had a nice lunch on the patio with a couple of well brewed pints. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Columbia!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Easy access off I 70. I had a veggie burger that was one of the best I've ever eaten. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We ate outside. Service was fast and courtesy.

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Columbia, Missouri, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Columbia's first brew pub, it features an outdoor patio that is especially good for families with children. The serve a variety of beers--all good. Some beer "experts" complain that the taste varies slightly from batch to batch, but it has never bothered me. The food is very good and they are very accommodating of groups with small children.

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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

You may have to pay to park to eat at this restaurant. The atmosphere inside is great. Dark and loud with people talking. This place was packed. My husband had a pork burrito that was unique. My friend had the chicken taco salad which she said was great. I had the nachos with chicken. The chicken was good but felt... More 

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Tom S, Owner at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, responded to this review

Hello gardeningteacher, and thanks for visiting the pub. We do have a small parking lot, but it gets filled pretty quickly. On street parking in Columbia is free after 7:00 PM Mon-Sat, and all day Sunday, and the nearby parking garage at 6th and Locust is free after 6:00 PM Mon-Fri, and all weekend long. The garage is usually a... More 

Sabetha, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We live almost 5 hours from Columbia, but find excuses to travel there just to eat at Flat Branch. The service is always exceptional and friendly. The craft beers are plentiful and excellent We have eaten several items, i.e. crab cakes, french dip, pizzas, sweet potato chips,etc..but the thing that ALWAYS brings us back are their hot wings!!! They have... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

You can trust this restaurant will be consistent price-wise and menu-wise. Food is tasty and plentiful and craft beers very good. Always bustling with a friendly although somewhat aloof wait staff.

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Shelburn, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Stopped for lunch on the way out of town. Loved the atmosphere, had good service, and everyone enjoyed their meals. I had the Cuban sandwich, which was slightly different than the traditional Cuban sandwiches I've had before, with pulled pork and a house relish. Paired with the sweet potato chips it was quite tasty. The sandwich is large enough to... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Flat Branch is one of our favorite restaurants! Burgers and pizzas are fantastic. Fries are unique and delicious. Get the beer sampler and try the different beers..I recommend the seasonal vanilla beer, and my husband always loves the Katy Trail Pale Ale. Outdoor seating is so nice during the non-winter months. We have never had a bad experience here!

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Tom S, Owner at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, responded to this review

Hi Randy, Thanks for the visit, and THANKS for the 5 star review. Our Avo Salad is very popular this time of year, and you can also get it as a sandwich. Hope to see you again soon. Tom Smith President Flat Branch Pub & Brewing More 

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Additional Information about Flat Branch Pub & Brewing

Address: 115 S Fifth Street, Columbia, MO 65201
Phone Number: +1 573-499-0400
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 8 - 18
Cuisine: American, Fish & Chips, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115 S Fifth Street, Columbia, MO 65201
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-499-0400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 18
  • Cuisine: American, Fish & Chips, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children

Description

Gold Medal winner for Best Overall Restaurant the last six years, Inside Columbia Magazine Best of Columbia readers poll! Flat Branch Pub & Brewing opened its doors on April 18, 1994 in historic downtown Columbia Missouri. The pub gets its name from a nearby creek which was the water source for Columbia's first settlers. Flat Branch was Columbia's first brewery since 1841. The pub occupies a 1927 brick warehouse with a curved, barrel-trussed roof that was once a Hudson car dealership. We offer a diverse menu as well as award-winning hand-crafted beers on tap. Enjoy your stay in the upscale industrial setting of our restaurant, on our spacious outdoor patio, or belly up to Columbia's largest bar. Our fresh handmade food compliments our brews while still being delicious enough to stand on its own. Try traditional pub favorites like Catfish and Chips or Bratwurst and Kraut, or perhaps our signature Charbroiled Romaine Salad. Enjoy your meal with our in-house baked breads and desserts. After dinner, sip one of our many single malt scotches or small batch bourbons may be just the thing to wrap up an excellent evening. The managers and staff at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing are committed to providing the best food, beer, service and value in the Midwest.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?