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Flat Branch Pub & Brewing

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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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115 S 5th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4230
+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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Evanston, IL
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My niece and her husband introduced us to this place when we visited Columbia. Although we went on a week night, it was busy. We found out why. Food is fresh and reasonably priced. Their homemade veggie burger is first rate. My taco salad was also tasty. Can't say enough about their brews. They are a cut way above the... More 

Thank pdjames
Columbia, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can enjoy an inside or outside dining experience that captures the local college and city of Columbia atmosphere for an excellent price. This is a must stop for anyone who visits the City of Columbia.

Thank Joe G G
Columbia, Missouri
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Has a typical "Columbia" feel about it. No one group dominates the clientele. Like the atmosphere. Home brews are getting bette.

Thank Ted C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to meet up and have great food and drinks. Went to college in Columbia and this was always a favorite place of ours.

Thank Tee Tee T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a busy one and for a good reason. The beer is better then the food and the food is out of this world. Every other restaurant wishes they were Flat Branch.

Thank shane m
Columbia, Missouri
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with my boyfriend and two other couples. It's never disappointed before and this past time was no exception. I got the grilled chicken bacon wrap although I'm also a huge fan of the chicken club and their chokes and cheese burger. I love their fries but many of my friends say their mashers are to die for. We... More 

Thank hryn91
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is fantastic, the staff is friendly, and is has that fun brewery atmosphere. Be sure to enjoy the patio is weather permits.

Thank zsloan_planner
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was my first visit but it definitely won't be my last! I drove from St. Louis 110 miles and the food was worth the trip. Varied menu and great atmosphere and prices! The portions are huge! Enjoyed the Pig & Pickle sandwich with housemade sweet potato chips and cream soda! Wide selection of unique beers! Don't miss it!😍

Thank Gayle S
Columbia, Missouri, United States
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Usually, this place is great. My wife and I love to come here because of the food and the atmosphere. It is always crowded but that's OK because it's usually worth the wait. This time it was not that way. The food was cold, and the service was not great. I felt bad for the table next to us because... More 

Thank Matthew P
Tom S, Owner at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, responded to this review

Hi Matthew, Thanks for your visit and feedback. I'm sorry your experience wasn't up to par. If you get a chance, please visit our website and send us a comment with some more specifics: date, time of day, server, anything else you think might help. Your feedback could help us to avoid similar issues in the future. You can get... More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good food- the menu seems to change every little bit so it seems fresh every time we come. The beer is great too particularly the Katy Trail Palestinian Ale.

Thank Kurt B

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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
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
Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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 5th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4230
  • 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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