Bringing the classic cool of the 1930s jazz clubs to Columbia since the mid-80s, Murry’s offers jazz performances five nights a week, with an a la carte menu to browse whilst you listen. The servers clearly want to create a living room atmosphere, and they have succeeded with their fine-dining version of a soul food menu that is the best of home cooking combined with gourmet flair. Murry’s boasts a family vibe that will keep you coming back for more performances and more food.
Murry’s, 3107 Green Meadows Way, Columbia, MO, USA, +1 573 442 4969
Based in what used to be an abandoned bus station, CC’s City Broiler took this inauspicious location and turned it into one of Columbia’s most popular steakhouses. This is achieved through great meat selection and preparation, with their USDA Prime Steaks cooked over a live oak fire to your cooking preference and served with an impressive wine list featuring over 100 wines. All this without even mentioning their superb range of seafood and the many more delicacies they have to offer.
CC’s City Broiler, 1401 Forum Boulevard, Columbia, MO, USA, +1 573 875 2282
A barbecue joint with real rock star credentials, Buckingham Smokehouse BBQ has it all. After all, its owner Mark Brown once was a tour bus driver for bands like the Grateful Dead, Kiss and Fleetwood Mac – hence Buckingham as in Lindsey Buckingham, who Brown befriended when driving the Mac tourbus. All of Buckingham’s meat is smoked on-site and served on platters, so you don’t even have to make the hard choice of deciding between their succulent fare.
The subtitle to Addison’s sign says it all – ‘Addison’s – An American Grill’. Rather than the narrow ‘burgers and beer’ definition of American food, Addison’s reflects the real America where cultures meet and mix and bring their native country’s cuisines with them. This means fascinating blends of Italian, Mexican, French, Asian and American foods, with their best dishes delivering a hefty amount of spice whilst not losing the other flavors of the dish. All the classics are there, but not quite as you know them, making for really intriguing meals.
Addison’s, 709 Cherry Street, Columbia, MO, USA, +1 573 256 1995