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Flat Branch Pub & Brewing


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Hot Soft Pretzel Twists
Two large, braided pretzels, served warm & crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside w/ a side of tangy beer mustard. Try them w/ our cheesy Spinach dip for $6.99
Chokes & Cheese
A Flat Branch favorite! creamy artichoke dip served hot in a bread boule w/ fresh carrots, broccoli & celery on the side.
French Fries
A large portion of deep fried, lightly seasoned Idaho potatoes served w/ a side of horseradish cream sauce.
Green Chili Chicken Fingers
Eight strips of chicken breast, dipped in tempura batter made w/ our Green Chili Beer, breaded & deep-fried golden brown. Served w/ your choice of ranch, hot wing sauce, honey mustard or BBQ sauce. Try a half order for just $3.99
Beer-Battered Onion Rings
Jumbo beer-battered‏ onion rings served w/ tasty ranch dressing or beer mustard.
Grilled chicken $+1.85
Chili $+1.85
The Original Flat Branch Nachos
Crisp yellow corn chips, melted cheddar & jack cheese, jalapeno peppers, diced tomatoes & scallions. Served w/ guacamole, sour cream & salsa.
Beer Bread
A hearty & slightly sweet demi-loaf served w/ honey butter.
Buffalo Wings
Twelve jumbo chicken wings, deep-fried & coated in our zesty hot wing sauce. Served w/ celery & your choice of ranch or Bleu cheese.
Half order $4.99
New England Style Crab Cakes
Four breaded & deep-fried patties made from real crabmeat, green onions, cream cheese & spices, served w/ chipolte mayonnaise.
Spicy Spinach Dip
A warm & zesty spinach dip made w/ roasted red peppers & pepper cheese. Served w/ carrots, celery, broccoli & tortilla chips.
Italian Sausage Pizza
Zesty homemade marinara sauce topped w/ Italian sausage, mushrooms & mozzarella cheese.
Pepperoni Pizza
Sourdough crust topped w/ our own marinara sauce, pepperoni & mozzarella cheese.
Missouri BBQ Chicken
Our homemade‏ BBQ sauce topped w/ tender chunks of chicken, fresh cilantro, red onions & a mix of cheddar & jack cheese.
Garlic Five Cheese Pizza
Roasted cloves of garlic, thyme, & a light brush of olive oil topped w/ light sprinkles of smoked Gouda, mozzarella, Parmesan, jack & cheddar cheese.
Pizza Margherita
Our thin & chewy crust topped w/ marinated diced tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella & Parmesan cheese.
Cheese Pizza
No frills, just a simple, great tasting pizza w/ our own marinara sauce & mozzarella cheese.
The Luau Pizza
BBQ sauce, smoked pork butt, diced bacon, pineappple, & jack & cheddar cheese.
Pesto & Artichoke Pizza
Fresh housemade basil pesto, roasted red peppers, aritchokes, feta & mozzarella cheese.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Spicy pizza‏ sauce, diced chicken, red onions, mushrooms, bleu cheese, mozzarella cheese & cilantro.
Pizza Supreme
Tomato sauce, pepperoni, Italian sausage, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, mozzarella, cheddar & jack cheese.
Fish & Chips
Catfish breaded in corn meal & spices then deep-fried until crisp & golden. Served w/ french fries, tartar sauce & malt vinegar.
Sausage & Chicken Bayou Pasta
Andouille sausage,‏ green peppers & yellow onion sautéed in a spicy cream sauce w/ Cajun seasoning, penne pasta & a charbroiled chicken breast. Topped w/ Parmesan & served w/ garlic toast.
Baby Back Ribs
A full slab of tender “falling off the bone” pork ribs, dry rub seasoned & grilled w/ Bourbon BBQ sauce. Served w/ more BBQ sauce & your choice of side item.
Flat Branch Meatloaf
Not your mom’s meatloaf! Made from lean ground beef & our own oatmeal stout. Two thick slices served warm w/ spent-grain rolls, honey butter, our Bourbon BBQ sauce & your choice of side item.
Half Slab of Ribs
A half slab of tender “falling off the bone” pork ribs, dry rub seasoned & grilled w/ Bourbon BBQ sauce. Served w/ more BBQ sauce & your choice of side item.
The Paleo Platter
No dairy, no gluten & low carbs. Your choice of a grilled protien w/ a side of oil-free sauteed vegetables.
Smoked Salmon Pasta
Penne pasta‏ tossed w/ our smoked salmon, tomatoes, basil pesto, white wine & a splash of cream. Served w/ garlic toast. Or you can go vegetarian & sub portabella mushrooms for the salmon!
Bangers & Mash
Two pub-made English style sausages, grilled & served on mashers w/ brown onion gravy. Served w/ applesauce, beer mustard, honey butter & a spent grain roll included.
Shepherd's Pie
A rich lamb stew made w/ our Oil Change Stout & fresh vegetables, then topped w/ Mashers & Parmesan cheese. Served w/ applesauce, a spent grain roll & honey butter.
Legacy Farms Steak
An all natural, free-range, locally raised steak. Ask your server or see a daily special sheet, for cut & price. Served w/ mashers & sauteed vegetables.
Salad Dressings: Ranch, Low Fat Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Thousand Island, Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette, Honey Mustard, Oil & Vinegar
Tomato Mushroom Bisque
A hearty combination of tomatoes, celery, onions, mushrooms, herbs, parmesan cheese & cream. A Heaping Bowl $3.49 A Tasty Cup $2.49
Soup of the Day
A delicious‏ concoction prepared fresh daily by our chef. Ask your server for today’s selections. A Heaping Bowl $3.49 A Tasty Cup $2.49
Charbroiled Romaine Salad
A half-head of romaine lettuce, lightly marinated & charbroiled then topped w/ a grilled chicken breast, your choice of dressing, parmesan cheese & our own croutons.
Southwestern Chicken Taco Salad
Corn tortilla strips topped w/ lettuce, black olives, scallions, mixed cheese & a charbroiled chicken breast. Served w/ ranch salsa dressing.
Cobb Salad
Diced prosciutto, smoked turkey, grape tomatoes, green onions, red peppers, bleu cheese & croutons top a large bed of tossed romaine & iceberg lettuce. Served w/ your choice of dressing & a spent grain roll & honey butter.
Flat Branch Dinner Salad
The perfect‏ addition to a meal! A mixed green salad topped w/ tomatoes, sprouts, carrots & red onion. Served w/ our own croutons & your choice of dressing.
The Winter Brewhouse Salad
Our seasonally rotating salad, made w/ mixed baby greens, spiced pecan vinaigrette, apple, chopped bacon, bleu cheese & cranberries. Served w/ a spent grain roll & honey butter.
Smoked Salmon Salad
House-smoked Atlantic Salmon mixed w/ arugula, mayonnaise, red onion, capers & lemon zest. Served on mixed greens w/ crostinis & sliced apples.
All of our sandwiches & burgers are served w/ your choice of pub fries, our famous mashers, wild rice, home-style applesauce, zesty coleslaw, or sauteed vegetable.
Flat Branch Burger
A one-half pound burger made from lean ground beef, topped w/ Chokes ‘n Cheese & served on a toasted artisan bun.
With strips of bacon $8.99
Pub Burger (one-half pound)
Charbroiled & served on a toasted artisan bun. Topped w/ your choice of Cheddar, Havarti, Monterey Jack, American, Pepper Jack, Swiss, Mozzeralla or Blue Cheese.
The Flat Branch Veggie Burger
A house-made burger made of oats, dirty rice, tofu, red pepper, pecans & portabello mushrooms. Topped w/ your choice of cheese & served on a toasted spent grain whole wheat bun w/ basil pesto.
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Marinated, charbroiled six-ounce chicken breast on a toasted artisan bun topped w/ your choice of cheese, & your choice of BBQ sauce, beer mustard, or mayonnaise.
Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich
Your choice of thinly sliced beef or chicken w/ sautéed onions & peppers topped w/ American cheese on a fresh baked sourdough baguette. Served w/ stout-horseradish cream sauce.
Bacon & Chicken Wrap
Sliced grilled chicken breast layered in a large tomato flour tortilla w/ strips of crispy bacon, tomatoes, lettuce & mixed cheese. Comes ranch salsa & your choice of side item.
Grilled Portabello Sandwich
Marinated portabello mushroom caps grilled, topped w/ Boursin cheese, & served on a toasted spent grain whole wheat bun w/ shredded carrots & alfalfa sprouts.
BBQ Texas Burger
Our Pub‏ Burger topped w/ our own BBQ sauce, sauteed onions, bacon & jack cheese.
Black & Bleu Burger
Our Pub Burger covered w/ Cajun seasonings then blackened & topped w/ Bleu cheese.
Arbuckles Ice Cream (made at Mizzou!)
Tiger Stripe, French Vanilla, or our flavor of the week.
Ice Cream Floats
Arbuckles Ice Cream in any of our hand-crafted sodas.
Wild Tiger Float
Try Arbuckles Ice Cream in our hearty stout. ID required!
Stout Brownie Sundae
A rich chocolate brownie made w/ our stout beer, topped w/ French Vanilla ice cream, whipped cream & chocolate syrup.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae
A gooey,‏ fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie topped w/ Arbuckle’s French Vanilla ice cream, whipped cream & chocolate syrup.
Creme Brule Bread Pudding
Sourdough bread baked in a sweet cream & cinnamon sauce. Served warm & topped w/ a creme brule & caramelized sugar. Finished w/ a bourbon caramel sauce!
Sponsored by: Flat Branch Pub & Brewing

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Our First Stop In Town
1. Our First Stop In Town
" I would recommend it and would go back"
Kyle H
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2. Something for everyone!
2. Something for everyone!
"I guarantee everyone in your group will find something they like! "
Diane H
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3. Great find!
3. Great find!
"What a great place!"
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Repeatedly named Best Overall Restaurant in the Inside Columbia Magazine Best of Columbia readers poll, Flat Branch is Columbia's original brewpub, and its first brewery since 1841. 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 friendliest bar.
$8 - $18
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It had been several years since we had been here and the other reviews were good, so decided to visit again. The place was pretty busy, but the problem became apparent as we sat there for over 45 minutes waiting for our order and virtually...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Happytravels1113
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

Great service and good food wait staff was polite and quick and answered questions with great ease. I had the pork chops with potato and vegetable. Pork was tender and the vegetables were fresh and cooked to perfection

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank REZ1059
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were visiting from Pennsylvania.. Loved the beer...pizzas were amazing.. We had the greatest waiter. He was very kind, and caring. Forgot his name..but he was from England. We had three varieties of pizza...all superb. Thank you...we shall return.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Phylly M
tomsP9237VJ, Owner at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the kind words, Phylly. You're speaking of Jay. He's been with us for years and is quite a prize. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely lunch at Flat Branch yesterday! The Shepherd's Pie was absolutely delicious! Had a slight problem with dessert - but the manager quickly dealt with the problem and removed the cost of the dessert from my bill. It is so refreshing to get...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank cleltzroth
Reviewed January 17, 2019

Recently met family for a round and some grub at this popular Columbia brew spot. I started with a flight featuring a few regulars and a few specials: Ed's IPA, Katy Trail, Irish Red, Ekuanot, Fest Bier, and their Brut IPA. It's good beer, especially...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MatthewHundley
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

From salads to beer to dessert this place has you covered. Creative and delicious ideas for lunch or dinner. Including a wood fired pizza oven and huge desserts

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bonded0014
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

Homemade creme soda compliments all good options. Most of the time lunch is popular and a bit challenging to find a table. Street parking is usually recommended.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 639randyr
tomsP9237VJ, Owner at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2018

Thanks for your visit and feedback! Don't forget, there is a parking garage just a block up with free parking after 6 pm weekdays and all weekend long. See you soon!

Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

We have been dining in Columbia for 30 years, and we were looking for somewhere new to try after a basketball game that we hadn’t eaten at before. I do not consider this to be a top 10 TripAdvisor restaurant. The atmosphere is nice, and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 262StephanieP
Tom S, Owner at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Hi 262StephanieP, Thanks for your visit and for your feedback. Did you see our whole menu? While burgers and onions rings can certainly be found at many bars, I don't think you'll find Grilled Salmon with Bacon Cream Sauce, Butternut Squash Stuffed Ravioli, Prime Angus...More

Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Great place to go and have lunch or dinner with a few drinks to go along with it. The food is great and the beer is local brewed there. The staff is friendly.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cruiser786683
Tom S, Owner at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

Thanks for your visit Cruiser! Flat Branch is Columbia's original craft brewery. We've been making award-winning craft beers since 1994! We're about to hit our 25th anniversary. Thanks for letting us know we've still got it.

Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

We had to wait a little while to get a table, but it was worth it! The food was exceptional! I don’t drink, so no comment on that.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sara d
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Jennifer L
November 25, 2017|
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Response from tomsP9237VJ | Property representative |
Hi Jennifer, thanks for asking. We're working on a formal GF menu, but in the meantime... Spicy Spinach Dip, Sweet Potato Chips, Chicken Wings, Nachos, most of our salads minus croutons, Sirloin Steak minus the toppings... More
May 10, 2017|
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Response from tomsP9237VJ | Property representative |
We don't currently have a call ahead wait list. The best way to handle something like this is for some of your party to come down to the pub and get on the wait list, then call in the rest as you get close to being seated... More
October 6, 2016|
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Response from tomsP9237VJ | Property representative |
Sorry, but Columbia health ordinances prohibit animals, except service animals, in places where food is served, including patios.
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