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“Great beer and food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Flat Branch Pub & Brewing

Flat Branch Pub & Brewing
115 S Fifth St, Columbia, MO 65201-4230
+1 573-499-0400
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Ranked #10 of 334 Restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $8 - $18
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.
Louisville, Kentucky
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“Great beer and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We always try to seek out brew pubs when we travel so we can sample different beers, plus brewpubs usually have great food. Flat Branch did not disappoint! Although it was a Monday night, the place was crowded with a long wait. Fortunately, there were a few seats at the bar - which is where we normally like to sit anyway. We both had the Baltic Porter was extremely smooth and very good. For dinner, my husband ordered the cajun pasta, and although spicy for me, he would have liked it to have more of a kick. I had the chicken club which came on foccacia bread with mashed potatoes - a very satisfying meal. For dessert, we ordered the stout brownie sundae - the vanilla ice cream was outstanding. The atmosphere was friendly and inviting and the locals made us feel welcome. We would definitely return there when passing through Columbia.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Columbia, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Try the Green chile beer, delicious, the servers are well trained, and the food has a ton of variety

Visited November 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great place, Great beer, Great food!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

This was a great venue on a football weekend.
Pizza, pulled pork, pretzels, onion rings, all we're wonderful.
The beer is made on site. IPA, pale ale, Jalepeno, all were great.
The place was jammed, but service was still good.
If in Columbia, go there.

Visited November 2013
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Miami, Florida
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Great Beers..........”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

..........the food prepared here is mediocre, but after a few of their stellar beers, you may not care.

Visited September 2013
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Saint Louis Missouri
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great brewery and amazing food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Several of their own brews on tap. Green chili beer is the best! LARGE food portions .. Always some to take home, and the prices are very reasonable . We had nachos this visit for an app... Disappointing...cheese tomatoes and onions, a large portion but very bland...we have had some of the other apps before that were very good. Spinach dip , artichoke dip, beer bread and wings have been winners in the past. This visit we also had muffuletta sandwich(very good and piled high with meat but could have used more of the tasty spread)Hawaiian pizza , And salad. The side I ordered with the muffuletta sandwich was sautéed vegetables... They arrived stone cold as if the had just been taken out of the frig( we were there when the doors first opened) I called this to the attention of our waitress and she apologized and brought fresh , piping hot vegetables

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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