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Flat Branch Pub & Brewing

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Bar, Pub, American, Brew Pub, Pizza, Seafood
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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Grilled Romaine is awesome!!

This place is always a 'must stop' for lunch or supper when we are in Columbia, MO. Although all of their food is yummy, I always have the same thing...their grilled romaine with chicken. I have never found another restaurant that makes it as good at Flat Branch! They put an awesome marinade on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
beach_lover101
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is always a 'must stop' for lunch or supper when we are in Columbia, MO. Although all of their food is yummy, I always have the same thing...their grilled romaine with chicken. I have never found another restaurant that makes it as good at Flat Branch! They put an awesome marinade on it as well as on the... More 

Helpful?
Thank beach_lover101
Tom S, Owner at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, responded to this review

Hi Beach_lover. Thank you for your review! Our Grilled Romaine Salad has been on the menu since we opened in 1994, and has proved to be a guest favorite over the years. At one time it came standard with the Caesar dressing (my personal favorite as well), but now we offer all of our dressings to go with it. Thanks... More 

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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is a staple on my list of go-to places to eat when family visit from out of town, when my friends and I want to celebrate, even great for work lunches with the boss and coworkers, and my family here gets together to share a meal. It's a brewery and restaurant in the downtown area, so it's usually... More 

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

Hi Karen, Thanks for your continued support, and your kind words! Did you know the Hobgobbler was on our original menu, then off for a year or two, but we put it back on due to unending requests? It's been a guest favorite ever since. Thanks again for your support. Tom Smith President More 

Columbia, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant in Columbia. The burgers are awesome and so is their pasta. They always have really fun seasonal menu items. We take our family their every time they come to visit.

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

Hi Leslie, Thanks for your kind words, and your continued patronage! Tom Smith President More 

Columbia, Missouri
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really love the Chokes and Cheese appetizer and the Vegetarian Burger is fabulous. They have lots of great things on the menu when sometimes make it hard to decide what to order.

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Thank Sharon N
Mexico, Missouri
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a neat place. Good variety of unique menu items that are always very good. Pizza's Good, Sandwiches, anything I've ever tried. Recently had the Philly with Sweet Potato Chips. Loved it!!

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Thank Kevv2000
Missouri
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is great for a date night, just a night out, or just watching sports in the bar. Great all around; food, beer and staff are all great!

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Thank Flying-High-MO
Tom S, Owner at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review and recommendation! Hope to see you again soon. Tom Smith President More 

Bath, New York
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and competent service. Came for lunch so there were children in the bar but no smoking was appreciated.

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Thank Carl N Laura O
Tom S, Owner at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, responded to this review

Thanks for checking us out! Please visit again next time you are in town. More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With a variety of choices on the menu, anyone will find something to satisfy an appetite for food or drink. With a brewery on site, good beer is a given. My favorite appetizers are the beer bread and giant pretzel. For a meal, I usually order the delicious bean burger with sweet potato chips. My beer of choice is the... More 

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

Hi Ronda, Thanks for your visit and your kind words. When it comes to the Green Chile Beer people either love it or they don't, but when they do they can't get enough! Glad you enjoy our veggie burger as well. Like most of our menu we make it from scratch in-house. Hope you'll visit again soon. Tom Smith President More 

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68 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food!!! Big huge sandwiches. The shortage of meat and topping to go with it. The parking to actual go to this is terrible.

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

Hi Criticblock, Thanks for visiting. Parking in downtown Columbia is often a challenge. Besides our lot and the nearby street parking, there is also a parking garage just one block away at 6th and Cherry. Parking in city garages is free after 6:00 PM M-F and all weekend long. Hope to see you again soon. Tom Smith President More 

Springfield, Missouri
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This is a nice place to hang out with friends and have a beer. It is always crowded though, so expect a wait. Food is good as well.

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Thank Zane131
Tom S, Owner at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, responded to this review

Hi Zane! Thanks for visiting and for posting your review. Sorry about the wait. Hopefully that means we're doing something right! Hope to see you again soon. Tom Smith President More 

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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: Bar, Pub, American, Brew Pub, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?