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Flat Branch Pub & Brewing

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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Flat Branch has become a Columbia mainstay for good food and excellent craft beers. It's almost impossible to get in on Mizzou football weekends, and weekends in general, so plan accordingly. I had the Salmon Mac and Cheese this evening and found it to be tasty and quite satisfying. Enjoy!

Thank TeddyDean
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Flat Branch....Green Chile Beer....Oil Change Stout.....if you like beer, good food, good atmosphere, people watching, beer this is a must visit "local" destination restaurant in downtown Columbia. Take the extra time, forgo the chain restaurants in spitting distance of the highway......I know it's hard when there is Hooters and Texas Roadhouse, but venture a little bit further and you will... More 

Thank AlittleBritDifferent
Park Hills, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Creme Brule Bread Pudding Sourdough bread baked in a sweet cream & cinnamon sauce. Served warm and topped with a creme brule and caramelized sugar. Finished with a bourbon caramel sauce! A definite go to after a great meal and a couple of pints!

Thank Keith G
Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Started at the bar waiting for our table. The bartender was great and we all really enjoyed our craft beers. Got out table sooner than promised. The menu had many unique choices. Fun evening out!

Thank robyndennis
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're told it would be a 30min wait but was closer to an hour. Food was good and waiter kept our beverages full. Reasonably priced

Thank Softball_Mom_1979
Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, good brews - just an all-round great place to kick back and relax. Virtually everything on the menu is worth a try - food menu or beer menu!

Thank James W T
Watkinsville, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to dine with a group of friends or family. Nice atmosphere. Food was good and went way beyond the typical burger and grilled chicken sandwich menu. Portions are large--several in our party took containers home with them. Recommend the Southwest chicken taco salad.

Thank TravlinDawgs
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us went to the Flat Branch, first for drinks, then for dinner. The drinks were reasonably priced and mixed well. Dinner was incredible! All 6 people raved about their meals. The food was also very reasonably priced!! All of us would highly recommend this bar/restaurant!!

Thank T2410RUrobertw
Chapmansboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

When we roll into Columbia to visit family, our go-to place is Flat Branch. I love the beer menu, the appetizers and the entrees are great. I've never left hungry or thirsty.

Thank PhilBennett11
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Great food and great patio- expect a wait though! Good selection of food! I would recommend the cat fish or the pizza!

Thank Mackenzie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $18
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene
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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