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“Fun place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Flat Branch Pub & Brewing

Flat Branch Pub & Brewing
115 S 5th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4230
573-499-0400
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Ranked #12 of 331 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: American
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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
Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Fun place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We went the night before our visit to University of Missouri. Love the outdoor seating area, but the inside is fun, too. Had a sampling of appetizers: a steak pizza, the nachos and the signature artichoke dip. Also did a sampling of three beers which was really fun. My son had the cream soda which is also "brewed" at the restaurant. It was a Monday night in July at 8:00, and this place was hopping! A fun and friendly vibe on our first visit to Mizzou!

Visited July 2013
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English first
Syracuse, Utah
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Tasty beer and fish!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Ate dinner and got the beer samplers. Enjoyed the brews, especially the jalapeno one. Catfish was not greasy and delicious. My wife had a wrap which was OK - pretty standard.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Columbia, MO
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“pucker up, buttercup!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

LOVE going to Flat Branch and dining al fresco in the lucky days of summer or the fall (if you can get a table...) Today I enjoyed the chicken club w/ cucumber salad. The sandwich was delicious but difficult to eat without knife and fork. The ultra sweet sauce accompanying it must have been honey mustard, but I avoided. I ordered the cucumber salad as my side. Bad Choice--do NOT order this! WAY too vinegary. Had my husband and sister taste it as well to be sure it wasn't just me. They confirmed that it was almost impossible to eat.

Go there! Have one of their terrific beers at a table outside! Just don't order the cucumber salad :-)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We ate here because several people who work in downtown Columbia recommended it. We sat on the patio & it was very nice that evening. My husband ordered the catfish. It was nicely seasoned & very tasty. I had the pub dip sandwich and onion rings. Both were good. My daughter is a vegetarian and had the portobella burger. She enjoyed it. The atmosphere was nice. The only negative I can think of would be that the wait for our food did seem long.

Visited June 2013
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Rexburg, Idaho
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“What happened to this place? Beware!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

We ate here two years ago, and remembered great steaks. Columbia, MO is right along our drive from home to family. The atmosphere is still cool. Very loud, college kids, older people, middle aged and young, all loving the big open atmosphere. That's all that has remained. My wife and my son ordered the sirloin steak. Ok, I'm not exaggerating, you could not cut the steak. It was so tough it was laughable. Honestly, both were not edible. My other son ordered the salmon pasta dish. There was one itty, bitty, tiny piece of salmon, ONE! It was penne pasta out if a box with a pesto- type sauce on it. In a word, nasty. The was an inch of grease all around the plate. I got the Philly cheese steak: stale roll, fatty meat and one huge piece of green pepper in the meat. Where is the pride? The cooks have no pride in what they are serving, and obviously, management is not watching. On to the waiter... I ordered salad on the side when we first ordered our appetizers and main dishes. It never came. So, after we were pretty much done eating what we could, I asked the waiter for my salad. He said, "Oh yeah, OK, the new cooks have been doing this to me all day." We waited, and waited, my family got sick of sitting there and waiting so they went outside. He came back to me, sitting by the table alone and asked, "you want that salad?" Holy cow!!! Are you kidding me? He had a bad attitude the entire night, not only with my table, but with surrounding tables. Don't go here. Very bad food, awful service. It might be a cool place to just sit at the bar and try the brews on tap. Anything beyond that, stay away from this place.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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