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Flat Branch Pub & Brewing

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
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115 S Fifth Street, Columbia, MO 65201-4230
+1 573-499-0400
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

They go to great lengths to create unique food and as a result the menu tends to be weird stuff nobody wants. The inside is very noisy and it is hard to hold a conversation.

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Best chicken salad in town. Great service. Good menu selections. Very popular with the college crowd and patents.

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Champaign, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Flat Branch offers a wide variety of food, from their wraps, gourmet burgers, pizzas, pub food and salads. We had bangers & mash - recommended. Their charbroiled Romaine salad, also good. I had their sausage pizza, which was surprisingly underwhelming. Their beer menu is impressive, although I would stay away from the green chili ale. Danno says, "Book it to... More 

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Columbia
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Flat branch is one of our go to places when we're not sure what we want but we know we want something good. They have a good menu with a variety of foods to choose from. From salads, to burgers (regular and gourmet), to pizza, or wraps, Flat Branch has you covered. If you're ordering any appetizers make sure you... More 

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Highland Village, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a Tuesday night at 7:00. The place was bustling, but we were seated quickly. The service was excellent and the food was good. Ordered the house IPA. Did not like it very much. Cloudy pour. Looked more like a wheat beer than an IPA. Like Logboat Snapper IPA a lot more, but did not see any other beers... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Flat Branch is a nice, local pub and grub. One end of the restaurant holds the bar, tables, and brewery. The other end holds tables and booths. There's also a nice outdoor seating area with tables and umbrellas in good weather. The wait for seating depends on what's happening in this college town. If it's a game weekend, or something... More 

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King William, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 7 went for lunch. It was my first time as the guest of this company. What a great atmosphere and the menu us beyond what you would expect from that old town brewpub atmosphere. Service was good and just fast enough to have a business lunch and get back to the office. I had the chicken bacon... More 

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A large group of business associates and I attended dinner recently at Flat Branch. The service was good for the amount of people we had, which i understand is hard. Overall though, the food was just average, many of us had issues with order and overall cooking temp of our food. I understand large groups can be difficult but you... More 

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Allentown, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had booked a room at the Hampton Inn in Columbia so that we would be in close proximity for our tour at Warm Springs Ranch the next morning. I had called CC's Grille in Columbia for dinner reservations even before we left our PA home for our MO trip, but the guy there said that he was busy with... More 

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

Hi Living! Thanks for coming by, and thanks for the feedback. Parking in downtown Columbia can be a pain sometimes. Not sure what 'covered parking' you were referring to, but if you meant the lot next door on 5th Street, unfortunately it belongs to the apartments on the corner. There is, however, a city parking garage just a block up... More 

Wheeler, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is nice average restaurant..the food was good, the service was good, the beer was good the atmosphere was good. Some it was rated #2 in Columbia, I was expecting something special but it's just good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $18
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, 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
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 S Fifth Street, Columbia, MO 65201-4230
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-499-0400
Description
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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