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Flat Branch Pub & Brewing

115 S Fifth St, Columbia, MO 65201-4230
+1 573-499-0400
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Ranked #8 of 334 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $18
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Bar, Brew Pub, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: 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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Kansas City, MO
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Just driving by this place, which we've done often, you'd never expect what's actually inside. This place jumps, the service was great, and the food was better. We did the bear flight which was really fun. The Green Chile beer was quite interesting. I had the salmon on potato cakes, and it was delicious. We ate at the bar because... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I visit this place almost every time I come to Columbia. There are so many things on the menu I want to try, and I don't think I've repeated an item yet, except the Chili Beer. Everything I've tried from the menu has been very good. This latest visit we went after the lunch rush, so we got seated immediately,... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I'm a Columbia area native, so when I come home there are a few things I "have" to do, dessert at Bleu, Miracle tree in December, and green chili beer and pizza at Flat Branch. If you think it sounds weird, just give it a try, it has a pleasant spiciness on the back of the tongue and goes well... More 

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

Hi Mollysous, Thanks for visiting, and for your review. We use Anaheim chiles for flavor in our Green Chili Beer to give it a nice chili flavor without the overbearing heat of some chili brews. While it's not our #1 seller it has a rabid statewide following, and it's the one we hear about the most if it ever goes... More 

Columbia, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great food, nice atmosphere. Gets crowded so if you have a large group, get there early. Good beer choices.

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Columbia, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Went here with my wife on a Friday without a reservation, and we didn't have to wait too long. The atmosphere was great, and the food was good. Their specialty beers are brewed on site, and are really good. This is a great place for a date!

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Columbia, Missouri
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248 reviews 248 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Whenever a relative comes to visit, I almost always suggest Flat Branch for dinner. There is usually a lengthy wait time for a table, but it's so worth it! Have a cold beer while you're waiting and then enjoy the hot food once you're seated. This place never disappoints.

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

Hi Lindsey M, Thanks for your business, and that killer review! The one problem with being such a popular destination is that sometimes guests have to wait a while to be seated. You've hit it on the head, though, in that it's a good excuse to grab a tasty craft brew while you wait. Monday and Tuesday are generally our... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Flat Branch is the first place I want to go whenever I visit Columbia - love the range of beers they offer and the bar is always a lively place to hang out. Food here is good but not excellent - it's solid pub grub, though. My favorite item on the menu is the sausage and mushroom pizza (the sausage... More 

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

Hi Kirsten S, Thanks for your review, and THANKS for making us your first stop when you're in Columbia. You mentioned that you thought our Italian Sausage tasted homemade. Well, that's because like most of our items it is! We make the sausage in-house from our chef Matt's secret recipe. And the sausage/mushroom pizza you like? It's been our best... More 

Columbia, Missouri
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Popular place bordering the University of Missouri with food that is tasty and consistent and nice variety of beer. I should come here more.

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

Hi jishenker, Thanks for your review. We have to agree, you SHOULD come to Flat Branch more! ;> Anything we can do to help move that process along? Hope to see you again soon. Tom Smith President Flat Branch Pub & Brewing More 

Warrenton, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had lunch here with our daughter and her fiance. Although it was very busy (Saturday lunch) we were seated within about 5 minutes. The atmosphere is casual, but nice. Wait staff was very attentive although a little slow at bringing the bill (I think she was taking a break). We started with the pretzels and upgraded to spinach dip... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We came for dinner and had a fairly long wait - no reservations taken. Good craft beers to enjoy while waiting. Our waitress knew about the selections. However, I am not a beef eater so my choices were limited. My son loved the burger - food size and quality.

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

Hi gladysc215! Thanks for your visit, your review, and for the 4 solid stars. While we're known for our burgers, we have a lot of choices for non-beef eaters too. Next time you're in, take a look at our grilled chicken sandwich, bacon and chicken wrap, Muffaletta sandwich, adobo pork burrito or tacos, Reuben sandwich, California chicken club sandwich, Hobgobler... More 

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Additional Information about Flat Branch Pub & Brewing

Address: 115 S Fifth St, Columbia, MO 65201-4230
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, Bar, Brew Pub, Fish & Chips

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