July 17, 2018

Your favorite community of affordable apartments near Mizzou is back with another brand new blog post! This week, we’re talking about the best restaurants in and around downtown Columbia. Whether you’re in the mood for casual bites or an upscale experience, the list of restaurants below has got what you need. The Downtown Columbia dining scene is on the rise, and these restaurants are just a few of the many wonderful eateries near University Place.


With the intro out of the way, let’s dive right into the list of eateries! When you’re done reading through the post below, please be sure to share the link to this page with your friends and neighbors at your community of Mizzou apartments.


Barred Owl Butcher & Table


For an elegant yet relaxed dining experience, head on over to Barred Owl Butcher & Table. We recommend starting your meal with the breadboard, which comes with seasoned butter and a variety of delicious bread. After that, dive right into the seafood! We’ve heard good things about the clams with chorizo and the shrimp and grits dish.


This restaurant has beautiful interior decor, but it’s not the kind of stuffy place where you feel out of place wearing casual attire. One of the coolest things about Barred Owl is that it part restaurant, part butcher shop. You can even step inside the cooler and see their meat selection if you think it won’t ruin your appetite!




Although this next restaurant has a somewhat limited menu, the dishes that they do have are outstanding. We love this place because of its affordable prices, top-notch service, and of course, the amazing artichoke cakes! Be sure to grab this appetizer if you decide to go.


If you have enough room for dessert after your meal, we recommend ordering the chocolate butter cake. This decadent dish is worth the wait!


Flat Branch


Next time you work up a big appetite, check out Flat Branch. The portions here are huge, and that’s especially true if you order the pasta. Their pasta dish is absolutely dripping in sauce and cheese, and you’re bound to have plenty of leftovers to eat for lunch the next day! Flat Branch does get super busy when the weather is nice, so plan your visit accordingly.


I am Sushi Burrito


The name could use a little work, but we’ll let it slide if this place keeps serving phenomenal food day after day. Sushi burritos might found weird to some, but they’re the perfect meal for a hot summer day in Columbia. The burritos are totally customizable, and you can fill them with all the ingredients you’d normally see in a sushi restaurant. Check this place out next time you’re on 9th and Elm!


With that, we’ve hit the end of our list of the best eateries in Columbia! We’d like to thank those of you that took some time out of your day to read our latest post, and we hope that you’re able to check out these restaurants next time you feel like hitting the town!


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