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Flat Branch Pub & Brewing

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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.
The Original Flat Branch Nachos
Crisp yellow corn chips, melted cheddar & jack cheese, jalapeno peppers, diced tomatoes & scallions. Served w/ guacamole, sour cream & salsa.
Grilled chicken $+1.85
Chili $+1.85
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.
New England Style Crab Cakes
Four breaded & deep-fried patties made from real crabmeat, green onions, cream cheese & spices, served w/ chipolte mayonnaise.
Half order $4.99
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.
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.
With strips of bacon $8.99
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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We are currently open for dine-in, phone and online orders with curbside pickup, and delivery. 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, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Flat Branch is one of my favorite spots to pop into when we are on Columbia. We went for an early dinner and had the honey sriracha jumbo chicken wings and the margherita pizza. Absolutely delicious!

Date of visit: July 2020
tomsP9237VJ, Owner at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Laura. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed November 11, 2019

Love this place and have been going there since it opened in the 90's. Often busy. Great outdoor patio for warmer months. Can seat large parties. I recommend that Chokes and Cheese for appetizer and the Hobgobbler sandwich.

Date of visit: October 2019
tomsP9237VJ, Owner at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2019

Thanks B D. The Chokes N Cheese has been on our menu since we opened in 1994, and is still our best selling appetizer.

Reviewed June 27, 2020 via mobile

We were happy with the online ordering and curbside delivery system. Nice job. We grabbed a beer growler to go. Delicious pale ale. Food was fine. Nothing spectacular but we didn’t order anything out of the ordinary... Cobb salads, wings, nachos.... the basics. All good....More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 20, 2020

We had the Hot Soft Pretzel Twists and the 4 Alarm Burger. They were excellent! The beer was really good as well! The service was also outstanding.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 17, 2020 via mobile

So disappointed. Came into town for a chance to revisit some old favorite places and planned to have an early dinner on the patio. We called the waitlist number to join the waitlist and were told to call back to add our names in 30-45...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

It wasn't as good as previous visit. French fries were over salted, by a ton. The Philly cheese steak sandwich with American cheese was bad. Please change the cheese. Try provolone and I am sure customers will flock for this sandwich.

Date of visit: March 2020
tomsP9237VJ, Owner at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2020

Hello Hippler1. Thanks for your visit and your feedback. I'm passing your comments on to our Kitchen Manager. Hope your next visit is more pleasant.

Reviewed February 17, 2020

We have been frequent guests at this restaurant for years, and haven't ever had a bad meal. The patio is one of the best in Columbia, but you'll have to get there early if you want to sit outside.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed February 16, 2020

We have eaten here before and really enjoyed our meals but today was such a let down. Food was less than impressive especially the chicken philly sandwich. Dry flavorless chicken topped with kraft singles for cheese, and the check for the four of us was...More

Date of visit: February 2020
tomsP9237VJ, Owner at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2020

Hi TProff. Thanks for your visit. I'm sorry you were disappointed in your meal. The Chicken Philly is a very popular menu item. I'm sorry you felt yours wasn't up to par. Please be assured we do NOT use Craft singles, or any other 'cheese-food'...More

Reviewed January 21, 2020 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and way pleasantly surprised by the taste and quality of beer and the food. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

Very nice. Good food, wide selection, but not great. It was nice one time, but I would not go back. Service was good but not great.

Date of visit: January 2020
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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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