Visitors Guide to
Places to Eat
in the Mississippi River Meets the Ohio River Region
of the Middle Mississippi River Valley
     
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17th Street Bar & Grill
32 N. 17th Street
Murphysboro, IL
618--684-3722
  Champion pitmaster Mike Mills, affectionately known as "The Legend," presides over the pits at this nationally acclaimed barbecue restaurant which has been seen on Food Network’s Best Thing I Ever Ate, and has been named Best Ribs in St. Louis, BBQ Paradise on the Travel Channel and Bon Appétit magazine.
Broussard's Cajun Cuisine
120 N. Main Street
Cape Girardeau, MO
573-334-7235
  We have both CAJUN and CLASSIC AMERICAN food on the menu that s filled with lots of your favorites - ribs, steaks, chicken, and fish. Our dinners are prepared with fresh herbs, spices, and garden-fresh garnishments and so close to home cookin' that not even your mother could tell the difference.
Cummares Italian Restaurant
1023 Chestnut Street
Murphysboro, IL
618-687-3700
  This family owned and operated Italian ristorante features homemade authentic Italian cuisine in a family atmosphere. The lunch buffet from Tuesday through Friday features varieties of pizza, pasta, and salads.
Dexter Bar-B-Que
236 S. Broadview Street
Cape Girardeau, MO
573-334-9600
  Real Missouri Bar-B-Que....The Best Tastin', Lip-Smackin', Hickory-Smoked Barbeque Ribs You Will Ever Eat! Dexter’s has been mastering the art of barbequing for 37 years.  Come on in and try our "Renowned" Bar-B-Que.  Dexter Bar-B-Que is the "Real Deal".... High quality meats slow smoked in our wood burning Bar-B-Que pits.
Dexter Bar-B-Que
124 N. Main Street
Sikeston, MO
573-471-6676
  Real Missouri Bar-B-Que....The Best Tastin', Lip-Smackin', Hickory-Smoked Barbeque Ribs You Will Ever Eat! Dexter’s has been mastering the art of barbequing for 37 years.  Come on in and try our "Renowned" Bar-B-Que.  Dexter Bar-B-Que is the "Real Deal".... High quality meats slow smoked in our wood burning Bar-B-Que pits.
Ewald's Bar-B-Q
18 E. North Street
Perryville, MO
573-547-8585
  Perryville's oldest family-owned restaurant. Serving award winning Bar-B-Q, Pork, Beef, and Turkey with our own homemade sauces from the original recipes created from scratch 65 years ago. Famous for burgers, grilled chicken, milkshakes, old fashioned malts, soft serve ice cream, and more. All prepared to order for dine-in or carry-out.
Giant City State Park
Lodge & Restaurant

460 Giant City Lodge Road
Makanda, IL
618-457-4921
  Located in the lodge at Giant City State Park the Bald Knob Dining Room is open daily, serving delicious items from their breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. The Bald Knob Dining Room has an excellent reputation for food and hospitality and is especially well known for its family-style, all you can eat home-fried chicken dinners. The Lodge’s season is the first Friday in February through mid-December.
Lambert's Cafe
2305 E. Malone Avenue
Sikeston, MO
573-471-4261
  People who visit Lambert's Cafe for the first time are invariably amazed at the generous portions servings of home style cooking. These generous servings come  along with our "THROWED ROLLS" LAMBERT'S and our "pass arounds." Come hungry and leave full at this Southeast Missouri landmark!
Logan’s Roadhouse
3012 William Street
Cape Girardeau, MO
573-651-4142
  At Logan's Roadhouse we take the quality of our food very seriously. Which is why our wide variety of menu items includes everything from the aged steaks, hand-cut fresh on premise each day, to the freshest chicken breasts around to flame grilled salmon and catch-of-the-day to mouthwatering made-from-scratch yeast rolls.
Lone Star
Steakhouse & Saloon

1160 E. Main Street
Carbondale, IL
618-529-2556
  Every day deserves a great steak, and Lone Star Steakhouse delivers. We’re committed to providing a unique steakhouse experience, offering one-of-a-kind flavorful food and outstanding service. From the grill to the table, we want your meal to be memorable. Our mesquite-grilled creations go beyond steak with salmon, ribs, sandwiches, salads, burgers and more.
Newell House Bistro Café
201 E Main Street # 1-A
Carbondale, IL
618-549-6400
  The freshly restored Newell House Restaurant offers great Italian/American cuisines with a neighborhood twist. With its casual and unique atmosphere, it serves as a great place to catch up with a few friends or the entire family. Featuring a fully stocked bar, more than 30 specialty martinis and an extensive wine menu.
Pie Bird Cafe
5512 U.S. 61
Jackson, MO
573-243-4788
  The Pie Bird Cafe is a place where history, nostalgia, good food, and, of course, wonderful pies are served daily. Along with nostalgia comes the aroma of the fresh baked bread. The extensive breakfast and lunch menu, and a large selection of pies, cakes, and cheesecakes, makes for a real treat.
Root Beer Saloon
4 Main Street
Alto Pass, IL
618-893-1634
  Root Beer is the specialty but this saloon featuring a décor that includes over 175 sets of antlers also offers gourmet deli croissant sandwiches and its soda fountain has a myriad of sundaes, banana splits, ice cream, shakes, and homemade desserts.
Yellow Moon Cafe
110 N. Front Street
Cobden, IL
618-893-2233
  Chef Jennifer brings a special and diverse menu each week, giving Cobden a little metropolitan flair in the midst of the Shawnee Hills. The Yellow Moon serves a late breakfast and lunch. The Yellow moon reopens at 6 pm featuring a unique dinner menu.
   
  Restaurants serving breakfast west of the Mississippi
Looking for a place to start your day? Start by checking out this listing for eateries in Perry, Scott, Cape Girardeau, and Mississippi counties in Southeast Missouri. See the separate listing for the city of Cape Girardeau.
  Restaurants serving breakfast in Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Looking for a place to start your day? Start by checking out this listing for eateries in Cape Girardeau in Southeast Missouri.
  Restaurants serving breakfast east of the Mississippi
Looking for a place to start your day? Start by checking out this listing for eateries in Western Kentucky and of Union, Jackson, and Alexander Counties in Southern Illinois.
  Perryville, Missouri
Coverage includes restaurant listings for the community of Perryville in Perry County, Missouri.
  Cape Girardeau, Missouri
As Southeast Missouri’s largest city and home to Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau offers it visitors all the cuisine choices that you would find in larger cities like St. Louis. Cape Girardeau offers a wide choice in dining options: fine dining, home town grills, fast food, delicatessens, and more. Cuisine choices range from American to Pan-Asian, from Mexican to Mediterranean, from Japanese to Chinese, and from Cajun to Italian.
  Jackson, Missouri
Coverage includes the community of Jackson in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.
  Scott County, Missouri
Visitors to Scott County will find the variety of choices to eat. Coverage includes restaurant listings for the communities of Benton, Chafee, Delta, Kelso, Miner, Oran, and Scott City. See listing below for coverage of Sikeston.
  Sikeston, Scott County, Missouri
Visitors to Scott County will find the variety of choices to eat in Sikeston. As the area’s largest town Sikeston offers plenty of cuisines and types of eateries to choose from. If you are in one of the smaller towns your choices are most likely home town diners, pizza parlors, and bars that also serve food.
  Mississippi County, Missouri
Coverage includes restaurant listings for the communities of Charleston and East Prairie.
  Western Kentucky
Coverage includes restaurant listings for the communities of Bandana, Bardwell, Clinton, Hickman, La Center, & Wickliffe.
  Union County, Illinois
The heart of the Shawnee Wine Country is Union County and the wineries have attracted a unusual amount of culinary talent for a county that mainly consists of rural communities. Sprinkled among the usual restaurants one would expect visitors to Union County will find a variety of restaurants that create a pleasant challenge on deciding what eatery to choose for your meal.
  Carbondale, Illinois
As Southern Illinois’ largest city and home to Southern Illinois University , Carbondale offers it visitors all the cuisine choices that you would find in larger cities like St. Louis. Carbondale offers a wide choice in dining options: fine dining, home town grills, fast food, delicatessens, and more.
  Murphysboro, Illinois
Coverage includes restaurant listings for the community of Murphysboro.
   





 
 
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