Opened in 1961 by Greek native Arris Pardalos, Arris’ Pizza is a culinary landmark in Jefferson City, specializing in Greek, Italian and American delicacies. A family-friendly establishment, it has a menu of dishes that will satisfy everyone, including diners seeking something gluten-free. Known for their Greek pizza, one of the most popular versions is topped with hummus, marinated chicken, roma tomatoes and green onions.
Arris’ Pizza, 117 W. High St., Jefferson City, MO, USA, +1 573 635 9225
Situated on the historic east side of Jefferson City, two blocks away from the old Missouri State Penitentiary, Prison Brews is tucked inside a 19th century building and decorated with a prison theme, including jail bars and brick walls. With seven beers on tap and a diverse menu, there’s plenty to satisfy the tastebuds. Start with a cold Guinness to wash down rustic bear bread and cheese followed by the smoked brisket sandwich topped with chipotle pineapple BBQ sauce, cheddar and slaw.
Prison Brews, 305 Ash St., Jefferson City, MO, USA, +1 573 635 0678
Located downtown, Yanis Coffee Zone is a delightful coffee house that also serves flavorful Middle Eastern cuisine. Known as the ‘Home of Rocket Fuel,’ due to their strong straight house coffee, the café also serves an array of espresso drinks plus non-coffee beverages, such as smoothies, teas, and hot chocolates. Open Monday through Saturday, Yanis’ also offers breakfast and lunch dishes plus baked goods. Highlights include the feta omelet with two eggs, onion, parsley and feta, the gyro with grilled lamb, lettuce, tomato, onion and tanziki sauce, and the spinach pie plate, a house specialty, with choice of side.
Yanis Coffee Zone, 130 E. High St., Jefferson City, MO, USA, +1 573 761 4277