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Flat Branch Pub & Brewing

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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free
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115 S Fifth Street, Columbia, MO 65201
+1 573-499-0400
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Champaign, Illinois
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tried it out because of the reviews but I thought it was just OK. Nothing special about the food. My sandwich was room temp. when it should have been hot. The sweet potato chips as a side where just dumped out of a bag. My kids did like their burgers.

Thank AndreaElizabeth
Columbia, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Flat Branch is one of my "for sure" restaurants. We have our end of the year meetings here and it is very reasonably priced. The food is great as well as the service.

Thank bendiew
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We eat here fairly regularly and always bring our out of town guests here. The food is consistently delicious, and I have yet to have a meal I didn't like.

Thank Victoria G
Columbia, Missouri
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like a varied menu with tasteful choices and a good selection of craft beers, you will like Flat Branch. Our group of friends enjoys the outdoor eating area (it can be noisy inside and difficult to converse). The wait for an outside table can be long depending on the time of day but pagers are convenient and there... More 

Thank Melrose25
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All around good experience. Good waitress good food pricing seems reasonable Pretty busy so try to go at off hours

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Columbia, Missouri
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is showing its age a bit..but still a good spot for a burger and side. The chokes and cheese burger and/or appetiser still a favorite. Children like the pizza ...and it's a good reasonable price $2.50 for child menu.

1 Thank grandcol
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on a rainy day b/c of the great reviews. It was lunch time. My hamburger was a little above average but the onion rings were cold in the middle and not crunchy at all. We started out on patio had to move in for rain. Did not get silverware for about 10 min AFTER our meal was... More 

Thank Sally B
Columbus, Ohio
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner there and had a short wait of 45 minutes (even with the patio open) so I would recommend getting there early for a table. They have a broad menu with something for everyone. Our table each had different sandwiches and loved them all. I would recommend trying the root beer, and for an adult twist add a... More 

Thank Katie M
Winona, Minnesota
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were tired after a long day of lectures and walking, but checked out the Flat Branch based on TripAdvisor reviews. The 30 minute wait was well worth our time. Our waitress was friendly and helpful with advice about food, local entertainment, and beverage choice. There was a wonderful selection of tap beers. The food was fabulous and left us... More 

Thank Soots_Minne_Five
Chester, Illinois
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had a pizza and i had a wrap, both fantastic. 5l6 5 oz samples of beer were 8.00 and well worth it.

Thank Jerry S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $18
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 S Fifth Street, Columbia, MO 65201
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-499-0400
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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