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“Good food, rustic setting”
Review of J Huston Tavern

J Huston Tavern
Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Arrow Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $14
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The J. Huston Tavern has been serving meals to travelers along the Santa Fe Trail since 1834. The brick tavern maintains the flavor of the 1850s, including the original wood floors in the lobby. The tavern is the oldest continuously serving restaurant west of the Mississippi River.Enjoy a drink in The Tap Room, which served as the town mercantile for many years. The three dining rooms serve hearty country fare. The menu features family-style fried chicken, glazed ham, and other traditional dishes. Voted the "Best Fried Chicken in the State," by Rural Missouri Magazine readers in 2011.The lunch menu includes soups, sandwiches, salads and, always, fried chicken. Picnic food items, including fried chicken, are available for carry-out. Call to order.
Reviewed August 3, 2013

We saw that the restaurant had the "best fried chicken in Missouri." It was very good and the atmosphere was fun. Most, if not all the patrons, were eating before attending the performance at the Lyceum Theater, and all seemed to be having a good experience. The entire town of 56 seems to depend on the theater attendees for their livelihood. If we attend another play there, we will return for another meal.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The staff was very helpful and even provided a birthday cake for our guest! The food was plentiful and very good. We went on a Sunday - the meal is served family style . We would definitely go again.

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

There has been a welcome change at J Huston's. New chef, more attentive wait staff, and good food. I would go back.

Thank dkldkl4
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Visiting the Tavern before a performance at the Lyceum was a treat. We enjoyed the family style fried chicken and ham served with FIVE salad selections and other sides including slaw, potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, and biscuits--good biscuits with apple butter.

Our server ( a student at nearby college on Marshal) was somewhat inexperienced, but eager to please and very attentive. We met the chef on a previous visit. He was friendly and very interested in our opinions on his food.

The view from our window side table was peaceful and conducive to thoughts of the old inn's long history.

The fried chicken was perfect. Moist and flavorful with a crust that was just crunchy enough.

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1  Thank showme94
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

This is a great place to bring friends and family while visiting Arrow Rock or before/after the Lyceum Theater. Family style service, all you can eat. Good attentive service too.

Thank tweyn
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