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During these trying times, it is important to support local businesses and tourism partners in our community. Below is a list of restaurants providing carry out, curbside and delivery options. This list is continuously being updated. Learn more about health when it comes to curbside and deliveryopens IMAGE file . Please email Andrea.Jira@CoMo.govcreate new email with changes and updates to restaurant information.

12 Baskets Kitchen (Food Truck)
Thank you for your support. We will be closed in January and February.
opens in a new window1839 Taphouse Current operating hours 3pm-10pm. Kitchen opens at 4pm, serving alcohol
until 9pm.Daily happy hour from 3pm-6pm. Taking carryout orders until 9:45pm. Tap Takeover every 1st Wednesday of the month features different brewery every month.
opens in a new window44 Canteen Open with limited seating and continuing to offer online orders. Open Mon/Tues from 11am – 8pm, Wed-Sat from 11am – 9pm, closed Sunday.

Join us for brunch every Saturday at 10 a.m.

opens in a new window44 Stone Public House
Open 11 am – 9 pm Tuesday – Saturday, Sunday 10:30 am – 9 pm for dine-in or pick up.
Abagail’s Open Wednesday – Sunday.  Take out or call for dinner reservations. 573-698-3000.  Check our Facebook page for specials.  In the heart of Rocheport.
A Little More Poke Bowl & Ice Cream Pickup and deliveries through DoorDash,Grubhub, and opens in a new

Hours: Monday-Thursday& Sunday 11:30 am-9:00 pm

Friday-Saturday 11:30 am-10:00 pm

We will only accept the payments over the phone!!


opens in a new windowAddison’s Both locations open for dine-in and carry-out. Call us at 573.256.1995 (downtown) or 573.607.2129 (South) or order online.

Join us for Late Night Happy Hour, it will now begin at 8pm and occur EVERY night of the week! 🍷🍺🥳🙏🏼
This means…
$2.50 beers + craft beers
$4.50 glasses of wine
$6 our famous nachos
Andy’s Frozen Custard Drive-thru available.
opens in a new windowAngelo’s Pizza & Steakhouse
Open everyday 11am-9pm
Come on in and see us!
•Dine In
•Carry Out
•Delivery (CoMo Delivered
or Grubhub)
Applebee’s East & Stadium Blvd. The dining room is now open  11am – 10pm 7 days a week. 
Aroma Coffee House Come enjoy a tasty cup of coffee, slushy, or smoothie! Inside seating is open daily from 7 am-8 pm daily.


opens in a new windowArris’ Pizza Monday – Saturday: Open for carryout at 11 am.
Dine-in from 11 am-9 pm.
Closed on Sundays. Check our Facebook page for daily specials.
opens in a new windowB&B Bagel Company – Downtown WE ARE OPEN

Carry out and patio, no indoor dining downtown. Limited inside seating Southside.

Our new hours are 6 am-2 pm seven days a week. We are also on Grubhub if you cannot make it out to see us. Thank you for your support. #iambagelman

opens in a new windowB&B Bagel Company – South WE ARE OPEN

We are open daily for curbside and carryout. At this point, our dining rooms at both locations are closed due to the volume of carryout customers. There is a small outside dining area.

Our new hours are 6 am-3 pm seven days a week. Thank you for your support. #iambagelman


Bambino’s Italian Cafe Closed permanently
opens in a new windowBamboo Terrace Call in for take out only. Hours: Saturday & Sunday 11am- 8:30pm. Monday – Friday 3:30-8:30pm. Stop taking call-in orders at 8:15pm.

We still only take call-in orders for takeout, and won’t start dine-in service till further notice.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Be safe, and make our community safe.


Bandana’s BBQ Offering Dine-in, carry
out, catering, and delivery every day from 11 am – 9 pm.
opens in a new windowBangkok Gardens

Tuesday-Thursday: 11a m-2 pm CARRY OUT ONLY, 5-8 pm
Friday: 11 am-2 pm, 5-9 pm
Saturday: 5-9pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed

Call us at 573-874-3284 for takeout or order delivery

opens in a new windowBarred Owl Butcher & Table
•curbside take away 11:30-9:00
•dine in 4:30-9:00
2021 will be the year of Barred Owl Brunch! New dishes, new drinks, new year! Reservations Required!


opens in a new windowBeet Box We are open for limited dining inside, full patio seating, carry out, and curbside! Don’t forget about brunch on Sundays!

Closed Mondays

Tuesday – Saturday 8 am – 2 pm; Sunday from 10 am – until sold out.


Big Daddy’s BBQ
We are so grateful and appreciative to Columbia and surrounding areas for your patronage to Big Daddy’s BBQ!!! It was another great season filled with humbleness. Can’t wait to see y’all when we reopen March 18, 2021. Be safe and enjoy your holidays.
CATERING AVAILABLE all year just call 573-823-0893.
Billiards on Broadway Open 11 am to 9 pm daily.

Local beers 🍻 to pair with your cheeseburgers 🍔 #shopsmall #shoplocal #eatlocal #drinklocal

Blue Events Contact us for all of your catering and event needs!

Bonsai Sushi We regret to announce that Bonsai Sushi has permanently closed its doors. It has been a joy to serve each and every single one of you over the years that we have been in business. Even without our presence, we hope that you will continue to support local businesses that have been impacted by Covid-19. We cannot THANK YOU enough for your loyalty and support!! X
Booches Open with limited seating., bring your masks or buy one of ours!
opens in a new windowBroadway Brewery Offering dine-in, delivery, take
out, and curbside Tuesday – Sunday 11 am-10 pm
opens in a new windowBroadway Diner We are currently offering a carry-out service. Please call ahead to order 573.875.1173 Mask up for pick up. Meals provided for any child in need. #BeKIND
opens in a new windowBubblecup Tea Zone District & Green Meadows Location
Bubblecup Tea Zone – Downtown Columbia:
11:30am – 8pm Monday – Sunday
Bubblecup Tea Zone – South Columbia:
10:30am – 8pm Monday – Sunday
It’s the holiday season which calls for winter special flavors! If you like Green Tea, try out Mink Milk Tea! If you’re a black tea lover, try our Eggnog Milk Tea! Stop by either location to try them now!
opens in a new windowBuckingham’s Smokehouse Open 11 am – 8 pm Monday -Thursday, 11 am – 9 pm Friday & Saturday.
Buffalo Wild Wings Take-out & Delivery from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. through their website and app. Limited dine-in seating now available.
Burger King The lobby is now open with social distancing. Hours
Monday-Saturday 6am – 10pm, Sunday 7am – 10pm Drive-thru & BK Mobile App available.
opens in a new windowBur Oak Brewing Co.
Open Wednesday – Friday 3:30 pm – 1o pm, Saturday noon – 10 pm. Sunday noon – 7 pm.


opens in a new windowCafe Berlin We are open 8 am – 2 pm daily. X


opens in a new windowCafe Poland Open 8am – 8 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays. Pick up only at this time. 
Cajun Crab House Restaurant Location:

Open 11 am – 8 pm Tuesday – Sunday.

We get fresh seafood shipments every week!

308 Business Loop 70 W.
Columbia, MO 65203
☎️ 573-442-7765

Cajun Crab House Seafood Market: Now open Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 7 pm

opens in a new windowCampus Bar & Grill Open Daily 11am-10pm.
Carlito’s Cabo’s We are open Monday – Friday from 11 am to 5 pm. Order online or call ahead  (573)443-6370 or

Delivery will also be available with DoorDash, GrubHub, and UberEats.

opens in a new windowCCs City Broiler
Open 5 pm – 9 pm daily.
opens in a new windowCheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Online ordering at,
limited seating, and curbside to-go
available! Hours of operation: 11 am-9 pm, 7
days a week. $4.99 signature cocktails!
Family to go bundles starting $24.95
opens in a new windowCheerleader Pub & Grill
 Tasty Menu Items, Great Service, Fully Stocked Bar OR if You don’t want to get Out, Catering, and Curbside services available. Comment or check out our website opens in a new
Delivery thru GrubHub
Cherry Street Cellar  

Cherry Street Cellar is currently open for dine-in and carryout service every Wednesday – Saturday evening from 4 pm to 8 pm!

Visit our website and follow us on social media for updated menus, specials, and more information on our Chef Share meal delivery subscription service. Reservations are strongly encouraged. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Chick-fil-A Dining room closed; Drive-thru, Pick-up, Delivery & Catering are available.

Hours:  6:30 am – 10 pm Monday – Saturday.

opens in a new windowChili’s Grill & Bar Curbside, and FREE delivery, and to-go. Open 11am – 10pm every day. Download our Chili’s app for FREE delivery!

Chim’s Thai Kitchen 11-10 pm M-S, Sunday 11-9 pm, order online at X
China Moon Pick-up and delivery within 5 miles. Order online at


Chipotle Dine-in, pick up, delivery, online orders daily from 10:45 am – 10 pm.


Chris McD’s Restaurant and Wine Bar Open 4:30 – 8 pm Wednesday & Thursday, 4:30 – 9 pm Friday & Saturday.


CJ’s in Tiger Country Open 11 am – 2 pm, 4 pm – 9 pm Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 7 pm Saturday. Carryout, curbside, and delivery through Grubhub – NO dine-in. X
Coffee Zone Coffee Zone is open 7 am – 3 pm seven
days a week!!! We offer to-go, curbside, and limited indoor dining.
opens in a new windowColey’s American Bistro The dining room is open! Curbside and delivery are still available as well as online ordering. Open for lunch 11 am-2 pm and for dinner from 5 pm – 8:30 pm Tuesday – Thursday and 11 am – 9 pm Friday – Sunday! X

Como Growlers & Pints


Closed permanently.

opens in a new windowCOMO Smoke & Fire
Open 11 am – 7 pm, M-T, 11 am – 8 pm, W & Thursday, 11 am – 9 pm F – S.
Now offering breakfast.
Place your order and pick it up at our special drive-thru window, or check out our catering menu! opens in a new window
Cooper’s Landing Riverside Resort & Marina Open Monday – Thursday 2 pm – 9 pm, Friday & Saturday 9 am – 10 pm, Sunday 9 am – 9 pm.    
Cracker Barrel Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 7 am-9 pm, Fri/Sat
7 am-10 pm, limited capacity to space seating and social distancing, masks required.

opens in a new windowCrushed Red Open 11 am – 9 pm daily with limited seating. Curbside and delivery are still available. Order online at


Culver’s Limited dine-in seating available.  Open 10 am-10 pm seven days a week. 


opens in a new windowD. Rowe’s opens in a new windowOrder Online

Dine-In (limited)

Open 11am-9pm Monday-Saturday, 11am-8pm Sunday

Give us a call or order online, pick a spot, and call when you get here!  Visit our Facebook page for daily specials.



Derailed Coffee Bar & Cafe (Boonville) Curbside & Online Ordering.

Featuring a new drink menu.

Deuce Pub and Pit Dine-in and the patio are open! Catch EVERY NFL game at The Deuce with our Sunday Ticket! X
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit We’re open so order now @, via our APP or call 866-BARBECUE. We offer FREE delivery, Pick-up, and Curbside! Open 11 am-9 pm Monday-Sunday.

Free to join, plus FREE barbecue! Download our app today and start redeeming Legit. Texas. Barbecue.
📸 @foodwithtory.htx
Dive Bar Carryout, delivery or curbside pickup AND dine-in (573-607-9523) or order online at

Breakfast daily until 11 am and a full menu throughout the day.

???? Dine In – Take Out – Delivery
???? Call: 573.607.9523
???? Delivery through Door Dash & Uber Eats
opens in a new windowDogMaster Distillery The tasting room is open! We are open our regular hours, with all appropriate precautions in place! Curbside cocktail service will still be available too! Cheers!
opens in a new windowDonut D-Light Awesome news, our Vandiver location is NOW OPEN for walk-in! Our West Broadway location is open for dine-in, come see us!
DQ Grill & Chill on the Loop Open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Drive-thru and curbside pick up through the app Carry out open till 7 pm. Drive-thru open till 10 pm Monday – Saturday and 9 pm on Sunday. delivery thru Door Dash



Eastside Tavern

Our new hours are Thursday-Saturday 5 pm-10 pm. We still have comedy night on Thursday starting at 7 pm and karaoke on Saturdays. Appetizers and hot dogs are available.
El Jimador Open with limited seating and take out available.  
opens in a new windowEl Maguey Open with limited seating. X X
El Oso  Mexican Grill Open with limited dine-in seating. Carry out and curbside are available, call 573-256-2855 to place your order.  Food truck out daily. Check Facebook for locations and for their new menu.
El Rancho  

Mon-Sat 11 am – 9 pm
Sundays Closed

*There is limited seating available*
*We will be abiding by CDC regulations*

Thank you for your love and continuous support

~El Rancho Team

opens in a new windowEleven Eleven Roof Top open 4 pm-10 pm, 11Eleven open 6 am-9 pm Daily

Takeout and delivery are available or call to make a reservation. Check out our Facebook page for the menu.

View Our Menu

It’s officially winter! Join us at Eleven Eleven for a cozy atmosphere and great food!


opens in a new windowErnies Cafe & Steak House

Dine-in or carryout from Ernie’s! We want to see you.

Open 6:30 am – 2 pm daily.


Fazoli’s  Drive-thru available. Dine- in now open, 10:30 am-10 pm every day. Order online at delivery through Grub Hub and Post Mates
First Watch a Daytime Cafe Open daily 7 am – 2:30 pm. Online ordering available.

opens in a new windowFive Guys

You don’t even need to leave the house to get cheeseburgers and fries! Have it delivered by ordering from the Five Guys App or opens in a new ????????(:

Delivery, carry-out, or curbside!

opens in a new windowFlat Branch Pub & Brewing  

Open 11 am – 8 pm

Be safe, be well.

Fluffybutt Cookies
We will be closing for a holiday/mental vacation from December 30 – January 11. We reopen on Tuesday, January 12th at our regular time.
opens in a new windowFlyover Open for dinner service. Call for reservations.

Open 4:30 – 9 pm Monday – Saturday.


opens in a new windowFormosa (Now China Star) Monday-Friday 10:30am-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:30am-11pm
opens in a new windowFretboard Coffee
Open Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 1 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8 am – 1 pm.
or download the Jump! Coffee app for contactless ordering.
Fuzzy’s Taco in South
Open 10 am – 10 pm daily.
opens in a new windowG & D Pizzaria We are open from 11 am-8:30 pm Mon-Saturday. Open for dine-in with limited seating. We still offer to carry out. Curbside is available upon request. Thank you for the continued support!


opens in a new windowG & D Steakhouse

We are open our normal hours, 11 am- 9 pm seven days a week! Yes, we’re open on Sundays!!! Come in and eat or grab lunch/dinner to go, Call 573-445-3504 opens in a new

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opens in a new windowGeisha We are open now!  Available for limited seating dine-in, and take-out! Delivery: GrubHub

Open 11:30 am – 2 pm, 4 pm – 8:30 pm Monday – Saturday.


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opens in a new windowGlenn’s Cafe


Open Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 9 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am – 9 pm.

opens in a new windowGrand Cru Open from 5 pm to 9 pm, Monday thru Saturday, offering limited, spacious dine-in seating and curbside pick-up. Patio seating available.
Growlers & Pints Closed permanently
opens in a new windowGumby’s Pizza Carry-out & delivery available
Close at midnight

Order online:

Open Sunday – Wednesday 3 pm – 12 pm. Thursday – Saturday 11 am – 12 pm.

opens in a new windowGunter Hans
Hours: Thursday 4 pm – 1o:30 pm, Friday 2 pm – 1o:30 pm, Saturday 11 am – 10:30 pm.
opens in a new windowHarold’s Doughnuts
Welcome to the family!
💙 The Strollway Market 💙
A collaboration with Beet Box coming soon to our District space!
Join us at our South location via our drive-thru for coffee and doughnuts until noon today and every day through Thursday!
opens in a new windowHarpo’s
Helping Mizzou students procrastinate since 1971. ????
Open 11 am – 10:30 pm Monday – Sunday.
opens in a new windowHoney Baked Ham Delivery and curbside available. Wholemeal options for taking out.

Hours of operation 10 am-7 pm Mon-Friday and 10 am-5 pm Saturday.
Call 573-256-4267 to place a catering order.

opens in a new windowHoss’s Market & Rotisserie
Our winter hours:
Monday through Friday 10:00 am-7:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Once it warms up we will go back to closing at 8:00 pm.


opens in a new windowHot Box Cookies Curbside & delivery are available
opens in a new windowHoulihan’s Closed permanently.
House of Chow Carryout and curbside pickup available. Delivery by Grubhub and


opens in a new windowHuHot Mongolian Grill
The Columbia HuHot will be open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day our regular hours 11 am to 8 pm.
I am Sushi Grill We are open for business! Order online!  
Ihop We are open for Delivery & Contactless Curbside Pick-Up and for limited seating dine-in! From our blue roof to yours:  opens in a new windowOrder Now X
opens in a new windowImo’s Pizza Open, limited hours 10:30 a.m to 9 p.m. or 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
No dine in. Offering pick up, deliveries, and if pre-paid-via phone or online, we will bring out to your car at the front door (curbside service). Also, offering no contact delivery if you put that in the message or request it and prepay.
India’s House Open Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 2:30 pm, 5 pm – 9:30 pm.

opens in a new windowInternational Cafe


Open Monday – Saturday 11:00 am -6 pm

Pick-up and delivery are also available! Delivery services include:

Uber Eats

We appreciate your continued support and can’t wait to see you!

Italian Village Open 10 am – 10 pm Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 11 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5 pm – 10 pm. X
Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen Open for Dine-In, Carry Out, Delivery Sun-Thur 11 am- 8:30 pm, Fri/Sat 11 am-9 pm Happy Hour 3 pm-6 pm Mon- Fri. Daily lunch specials. X
It is with an abundance of caution that we have decided to only offer take-out service indefinitely.
We encourage customers to call ahead to minimize person-to-person interaction.
Jeff City (573)-616-4399
Columbia (573)- 607-9779
Jimmy’s Family Steak House Open 11 am – 9 pm Monday – Thursday, open until 9:30 pm Friday and Saturday.
Jimmy John’s Hours 10:30pm-10pm everyday
Jina Yoo’s Asian Bistro Open 5 pm to 8 pm Monday – Thursday and Open 5 pm – 9 pm Friday and Saturday.
J.J’s Cafe Columbia Now open at 1712 N Providence Road from 6 am – 2 pm daily!
Jose Jalapenos
Dine-In, or Call In & Pick-Up via Curb Side, or Delivery.
Call Columbia at 573-442-7388 or copy this link
Just Jeff’s Both locations are open 10 am – 3 pm Tuesday – Saturday.
Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. Closed.
opens in a new windowKampai Alley Our dining room is open!

Open Wednesday-Sunday 5:00-9:00 pm.

Call us at 573-442-2239 to make a reservation, or to continue ordering carryout/curbside pickup.


Katfish Katy’s After much discussion and consideration, it is with mixed emotions that we announce the 2020 season of operations at The Station House at Katfish Katy’s will be our last. Thank you for all of your support.
KFC 10:30am-10:30pm Everyday
Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi
Business hours:
Lunch:11-2:15 Daily
4-8:30 Sunday-Thursday
4-9:00 Friday- Saturday
opens in a new windowKojaba Bar Korean Japanese BBQ Dine-in and pick-up are available. We are currently limiting the number of people in our restaurant for dine-in and tables are placed 6-feet apart for social distancing. We are closing earlier for dine-in around 8:30 or earlier depending on the business
that night.  
Kona Ice We will again be offering Kurbside Kona delivery where you can order konas and pay online through our app. Delivery offered in set areas.

All of our trucks have been treated with MicroShield which prevents germs from growing on surfaces.

Lakota Coffee Co.

in the District and Green Meadows, and & University Hospital location

Downtown and Green Meadows location open 6 am – 8 pm daily.  University Hospital 6 am – 9 pm Monday – Friday, 6 am – 7 pm Saturday & Sunday. 

Delivery is available through Grub-Hub. 

La Siesta Mexican Cuisine

Open 11 am – 9 pm daily.

Dine-in or order online at 

La Terazza Mexican Grill

Our indoor seating is limited but we still offer curbside and carryout! To place your order you can call mainline (573)445-9444 or (573)823-6009 – Or go to our website  opens in a new

Open 11 am – 9 pm Sunday – Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11 am – 10 pm.

Las Margaritas (All locations) All locations are open and ready to serve you.
Le Bao Asian Eatery Open 11 am – 8 pm Monday – Thursday and 11 am – 8:30 pm Friday & Saturday.

Open with limited seating. It’s ramen weather, come see us!



Les Bourgeois Winery & Bistro 
Tasting Room open 10 am – 6 pm daily
Blufftop Bistro open Thursday – Saturday 11 am – 9 pm, Sunday 10 am – 3 pm.
opens in a new windowSagua La Grande Cuban Cafe Hours: 11 am – 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm – 8 pm Tuesday – Thursday and 11 am – 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm – 9 pm Friday & Saturday.  X
La Siesta  North Location

Downtown Location

Open 11 am – 9 pm daily. Dine-in or order online at 

La Terraza Mexicana Grill We are open for carryout, curbside, or delivery. Full food menu available and Alcohol! Order by call-in or go to our website: Thank you for the support!
opens in a new windowLee’s Famous Recipe Chicken We are open now open for dine-in, as well as drive-thru and carry-out.
Lee St. Deli Only offering delivery to East Campus. Place pick-up orders at 573.442.4111; Open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Logboat Brewing Co. & Waves Cider Co. 
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 3 pm – 9 pm, Friday & Saturday, 1 pm – 10 pm, Sunday 1 pm – 7 pm.

Hours at Waves Cider Co.: Thursday – Friday 4 pm – 9 pm, Saturday 1 pm – 6 pm.


Long John Silver’s Drive-thru & Carryout X X X X
Love Coffee New year, new menu item! Take a look at our new Belgian waffle with soft chocolate ganache. Talk about a sweet start to the day!

Open Tuesday-Saturday from 7am-2pm, When you purchase from us, you also give us the opportunity to continue employing individuals with disabilities and making our community more inclusive.  ♥️


opens in a new windowLove Sushi We are open for dine-in! Limited space is available.
Hours for Carry-out: 11 am to 10 pm
Lutz’s Famous BBQ Now offering dine-in and drive-thru/carry out.
opens in a new windowMain Squeeze Natural Foods Cafe Open 8 am – 3 pm daily.  

Check out our Facebook page for our weekly specials.

McDonald’s Open for drive-thru, walk-in take-out, and McDelivery service. Mobile Order and
Pay available.
opens in a new windowMcLank’s  

Wanna support local twice in one transaction?!?
Order delivery from us through como delivered.


Meriwether Cafe & Bike Shop (Rocheport)
We are closed for the season and we will open in the spring! See you soon!
MOD Pizza Open 10:30 am-10:00 pm 7 days a week. Offering take-out, curbside, delivery, and dine-in orders. Order on the app or at
Mrs. G’s A Touch of Soul Open Noon to 5:30 pm Tuesday – Saturday.
Munchi’s Fish & Chicc’n Follow the Facebook page to find out where the food truck with be located next!  You can find us daily at Woods Auto Spa on the corner of the Business Loop and Rangeline Monday – Saturday 11 am – 7 pm.
Murry’s Open with limited seating, or choose to take out. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm.

9th Street Public House We are open. Closing times will vary, but we will be open by 4 every day. Come see us!
Noodles & Co.
Open 10:30 am – 9 pm Sunday – Thursday, until 10 pm Friday and Saturday
Nourish Cafe & Market Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 2:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8:30 am – 3 pm. X X X
Okii Mama Open for carryout 11 am – 8 pm Monday – Saturday, Noon to 7 pm Sunday.
On the Rocks Now open at 6 pm – 10:30 pm, Thursday -Saturday! Wear a mask and grab a drink!
Ozark Mountain Biscuit Co. (Food Truck) Pre-order for pick up or delivery! Daily at our kitchen or Saturday’s at Columbia Farmers Market. Check out our Facebook page for daily locations.

Order online

opens in a new windowPaletaria de Tajin Open 11 am – 9 pm Daily. Closed Tuesdays. Offering curbside pickup and delivery through Grubhub. X


Order online or on the app.

Open 10:30 am – 10 pm daily.

Panera at Columbia Mall, East Columbia, and South Columbia. Free delivery through their app. Drive-thru is available at the East location and  South location soon.

Open 6 am – 9 pm Monday – Saturday, 7 am – 8 pm Sunday.


Papadoo’s Soul Food & BBQ Open for dine-in 11 am to 6 pm.  Also offering delivery, pick-up & curbside. Check our Facebook page for daily specials. X
PaPPo’s Pizzeria & Pub Open 11 am – 9 pm Sunday – Thursday. Open until 10 pm Friday & Saturday.
Scott’s Baked Goods Find us every Saturday at the Columbia Farmers Market!
The Pasta Factory
Tuesday-Sunday 11 am-9 pm
Limited dine-in or curbside carryout
Visit our Facebook page for daily specials.
Park Restaurant & Bar Open for dine-in! Call for reservations today.

We’re open. Tuesday’s through Thursday’s 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. Friday’s and Saturday’s 11:00 am to 10:00 pm. 
Patchwork Family Farms
Open 9 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday.
Peggy Jean’s Pies Carry-out & curbside are available.


9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


10:30 AM – 5:30 PM


10:00 AM – 6:00 PM


10:00 AM – 5:30 PM


10:00 AM – 6:00 PM


10:00 AM – 5:00 PM




opens in a new windowPho Quan Viet Cuisine Open with limited dine-in space available. Open 11 am – 3 pm and 4 pm – 7 pm Monday – Friday.



(All locations)

Contactless delivery and pick-up available. Order online at Open 10 am – 2 am daily.
Pierpont General Store Check our Facebook page for updates.
opens in a new windowPizza Tree Open daily  11 am -9 pm. Breakfast 7 am – 11 am.
Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen Drive-thru available; offering free delivery through the Popeyes Mobile App and X X X X
opens in a new windowPoppy’s Place – Hallsville Now open in Centralia.

Check out our Facebook page below for weekly events.

Randy’s Frozen Custard Drive-thru and walk-up window open daily. Monday – Thursday 3 pm – 9:30 pm, Friday 3:30 – 10:30 pm, Saturday 12 pm – 10:30 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 9:30 pm.
opens in a new windowRange Free  

The menu now available to order for curbside, carryout, or dine-in!

Open 10 am – 5 pm Wednesday – Friday, Saturday 10 am – 2 pm.
Red Lobster Get all your favorites with #RedLobsterToGo and choose touchless curbside, pickup, or delivery!

Open Sunday – Thursday 11:30 am – 8:30 pm, until 9:30 pm Friday and Saturday.

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant Open Thursday – Sunday 11 am – 8 pm. Curbside available.
opens in a new windowRocheport General Store Winter hours:
Thursday 10:00am – 8:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 3:00pm
Join us for brunch on Sundays!
Room 38 Open11 am – 10:30 pm Monday – Saturday, Sunday 11 am – 4 pm.

Reservations are highly suggested, and of course, we’re still offering delivery and carry-out options, all of which are available at opens in a new

opens in a new windowRuby Tuesday Closed permanently X X X
Sagua La Grande Cuban Cafe Open for limited dine-in or takeout 11 am – 2:30, 4:30 – 8 pm, Tuesday – Thursday, until 9 pm Friday & Saturday. X
opens in a new windowSake Japanese Bistro Sake is open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 12 pm to 4 pm. Dine-in is available to enjoy our cocktails, Bentos, and sushi. Dinner service 5 pm – 9 pm. Sunday 3 pm – 9 pm. X X
opens in a new windowSeoul Taco Open daily 11 am – 9 pm. Pickup or delivery.

opens in a new windowSlim Chickens Our dining room is open 10:30 am – 12 am daily.
Curbside, takeout, and drive-thru are also available.
opens in a new windowShakespeare’s (all locations)  

All three stores are now open for dine-in,
curbside, and delivery from 11 am-9 pm daily.

opens in a new windowShiloh Bar & Grill Open 11 am – 10:30 Tuesday – Saturday, Sunday 11 am – 5 pm.

Shortwave Coffee We’re open daily in #AlleyA. Can’t make it in? Order online! #receiveandtransmit

Open 7 am – 10 pm daily.

Silverball Bar
Open 4 pm – 10:30 pm Monday – Friday; Saturday 12 pm – 10:30 pm, Sunday 11 am – 10 pm.
opens in a new windowSmallcakes a Cupcakery Sweetness in 3 steps: call to place order; call us when you arrive; we will bring your cupcakes to you! Open 10 am – 8 pm Monday – Saturday.

Check our Facebook page for specials.

Sophia’s Dine-In, Carry-out, and Curbside service
are available Monday – Sunday 11 am – 10:30 pm.

opens in a new windowSouthside Pizza and Pub New Hours For Dine-in :
3 pm to 10 pm Monday-Wednesday
3 pm to midnight Thursday-Sunday
Carry out and delivery remains the SAME. Call 573-256-7337 or order online 
Sparky’s Homemade Ice Cream Open 2 pm – – 9 pm most days.    
Stadium Grill Open 11 am – 7 pm  Monday – Saturday or you can find us online for takeout or delivery! X X
Starbucks – District: Order-ahead, order-in store, sidewalk seating, no lobby seating, 6 am-6 pm every day
Starbucks – W Broadway and Forum: Order-in store, no lobby seating, drive-thru, 5:30 am-8:30 pm every day
Starbucks – Broadway Bluffs: Order-ahead, order-in store, no lobby seating, patio seating, drive-thru, 5:30 am-8:30 pm every day

Starbucks – Nifong: Order-in store, no lobby seating, drive-thru, 5:30 am-8:30 pm every day

Starbucks – Gerbes: Order in-store, no lobby seating, 7 am-8 pm every day

Starbucks – Memorial Union: Order in-store, no lobby seating, Sunday from 12-9pm, Mon-Thurs 7am-9pm, Fri 7am-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm

Starbucks – W Broadway HyVee: Order in-store, open daily 8 am-9 pm

Starbucks – Target: Order ahead and order in-store. Open daily 8 am-9 pm.

Choose your cheer. 🎁 Caramel Brulee Latte, Peppermint Mocha, and Toasted White Chocolate Mocha

opens in a new windowSub Shop  

Pickup and Delivery are preferred at this time.  We are open for dine-in, with limited seating.

We are even providing curbside pickup
Call ⏭️⏭️573-449-1919⏪⏪ to place an order.
Or Order online and leave special instructions
When picking up at our locations call:
Downtown 573-449-1919
Worley 573-447-0448
Parkade 573-777-5991
And just flash your lights at Nifong !!! Someone will bring your food out promptly.



opens in a new windowSycamore The dining room is reopened with limited space available.  New hours are from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Carryout and curbside are available.

Now serving lunch and dinner all day.

Taco Bell All locations are open for dine-in, drive-thru, online ordering, and delivery.
Taj Mahal Restaurant & Grocery Now open at our new location in the Parkade Center. We have limited pick-up and delivery at the present time. Open 11 am – 9 pm Monday – Saturday.
opens in a new windowTaqueria don Pancho Open Monday’s now and the hour’s will 11-8 pm and Tuesday through Thursday 11-10 pm, and Sunday 9-4 pm.


Tellers Open 11 am – 10:30 pm daily.
opens in a new windowTexas Roadhouse Open with limited dine-in seating. To-go orders are still available. Open Monday – Thursday 4 pm – 1o pm, Friday 3:30 – 10 pm, Saturday 11 am – 1o pm, Sunday 11 am – 9 pm.
Top 10 Wines Hours: Noon to 6 pm, Wednesday – Saturday.
Tortilleria “El Patron” Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 6:30 pm, Saturday 9 am – 6:30 pm and Sunday 9 am – 5 pm.   
The Big Cheeze Closed until February.
The Candy Factory
Check out our new website!!!
Gourmet Chocolates shipped nationwide.
Local Delivery and In-Store Pick-Up available.
The Grind Coffee House
Winter is here and we have our delicious warm drinks.
Stop by any of our 3 locations We are open 6 am – 12 am Monday – Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 7 am – 11 pm.
Thanks for shopping and supporting The Grind Coffee House ☕️
opens in a new windowThe Heidelberg
We are open for dine-in, online ordering via our website opens in a new, delivery through the website with Doordash and online with Postmates for delivery.
opens in a new windowThe Quarry  

We are open for carryout, limited dine-in seating, and delivery via Grubhub at 5!

Check out our menu before your next visit, and don’t forget – beignets are available all day every day! Brunch is served every Sunday 10:30-3.

Closed January 6 & 7.


opens in a new windowThe Roof Baby, it’s cold outside, but our outdoor lounge is heated! Check out why everyone keeps coming back to the Roof!  Open 4 pm – 10:30 pm Sunday – Friday, Saturday 12 pm – 10:30 pm.
The Social Room Open 4 pm – 10 pm Wednesday –  Sunday.
opens in a new windowThe Shot Bar Open 7 pm – 10 pm, Tuesday – Saturday.
Three Story Coffee

Open Monday – Saturday 7 am – 7 pm, Sunday 9 am – 2 pm.


opens in a new windowTony’s Pizza Palace

Offering carryout and delivery service and would be happy to meet anyone outside for curbside service. Call us at 573-442-3188 to place your order.
Tropical Liqueurs
Downtown open Noon to 9 pm Monday – Saturday. South Noon to 9 pm daily.
opens in a new windowTropical Smoothie Cafe Order online, via our TSC app, by phone, or through Grubhub, UberEATS, Door Dash, and Postmates!

Open for Dine-in!

Visit us Online

Stadium location: (573) 445-5115 E Broadway location: (573) 355-5875

Truman’s Bar & Grill Dine-in, Carryout, and
Delivery. Breakfast, Lunch,
and Dinner — Full Menu
Served All Day. 573-445-
1669 or Order Online
Uprise Bakery  

Open 7:30 am-3 pm Mon-Sat; Bar open Thursday – Saturday 4 pm – 10 pm. Sunday 3 pm – 10 pm.

Wendy’s Drive-thru, mobile order, and mobile pay currently are offered. Dine-in currently not available.
Wise Guys Pizza Open for carry-out & Delivery. Still offering contactless delivery.
Word of Mouth Catering (Ashland) Thank you for a blessed year. We will be closed through January 13.
Wendy’s Dine-in closed; Drive-thru available
Your Pie
Open 11 am – 8 pm daily.

Take and Make Pizza kits available. Order online and pick up curbside or dine-in.

Free delivery on catering orders over $50.  Delivery available through all channels.

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During these trying times, it is important to support local businesses and tourism partners in our community. Below is a list of shops, boutiques and attractions that are adjusting to fit the needs of the community. This list is continuously being updated. Please email Andrea.Jira@CoMo.govcreate new email with changes and updates to shop information.


opens in a new windowAlpine Shop


We are now open from 10 am – 6 pm Monday – Saturday and Sunday Noon to 5 pm. Masks are required.

opens in a new windowAmerican Shoe

Now open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. We have a great selection for the winter season, stop in, and see what we have today!


Ann Taylor Loft

Open 11 am – 6 pm and Sunday’s Noon to 5 pm.

Art off the Trail

Open in Historic Rocheport 11 am –  5 pm Friday & Saturday and by appointment.
Blue Stem Crafts Missouri Crafts
Since 1983, Bluestem has showcased fine, folk & functional craft from Missouri as well as regional artists of the 8 neighboring states.
Open 10 am – 6 pm Monday – Saturday and Sunday Noon – 5 pm.

opens in a new windowBoone Olive Oil Co.


Open 10 am – 6 pm Monday through Saturday and 11 am – 4 pm Sunday. In-store, curbside pickup and online delivery are all available!

The Candy Factory Our hours are M-S at 10 am – 5 pm. Sun closed. Closed January 1 -2.


Open 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday’s noon – 6 pm.

opens in a new windowColumbia Mall

We are open 11 AM – 9 PM Monday through Saturday and 12 PM – 7 PM Sunday. See a list of open stores and the safety measures we’re taking to make your visit worry-free.

opens in a new windowComing Home

Open 3 pm – 5 pm Wednesday – Friday, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm.

opens in a new windowDryer’s Shoes

We are on modified business hours of Monday-Saturday
9:30 AM-5:00 PM. We look forward to serving you, masks are required!

opens in a new windowDungarees Clothing, Workwear & Boots

Every style, every size, every color of Carhartt workwear. Plus Gear from Timberland PRO, Ariat, CAT, and more!

Fringe Boutique

Open 10 am – 6 pm Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm Saturday.

opens in a new windowHeart Body & Soul

Now open with reduced hours: 12-7 Wed -Fri,11-6 Sat and 1-6 Sun. Closed Mon & Tues.



Hunt & Peck

Open 10 am – 5 pm Saturday & Sunday in Historic Rocheport.
The Lookout Farm Shop online! HTTP:// 

opens in a new windowKents on Broadway

Monday – Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-4pm. Please call (573) 443-0232 to place your order and bring a smile to someone’s day!


opens in a new windowLululemon

Shop in-store or online with same-day store pick-up.

Our current hours are Mon-Sat 10-5 pm and Sun 11- 6 pm.

opens in a new windowMakes Scents


Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Closed Sunday

In-Store or Online.
By appointment, by chance, by phone, or online.


Manitou Studios

Open in Historic Rocheport Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm and by appointment.


Open with limited in-store shopping available.

May Wynn Open 11 am – 4 pm Tuesday – Saturday. Don’t forget you can shop online 24/7 at opens in a new 🎁 We ship everywhere and also have free local delivery available!
Michael’s In-store shopping; Order online; Curbside Pick-up

opens in a new windowMy Secret Garden

Open 10 am – 4 pm Monday – Saturday. 

opens in a new windowMy Sister’s Circus

We are open 12-3 pm Wednesday – Friday. Still doing appointments before and after! MASKS ARE REQUIRED!! We will provide one if you don’t have one!!!!

Papa’s Cat Cafe Open! Reserve online. Online reservations required.  Limit of 8 visitors at a time. Face masks and hand sanitizers required.

Reserve your spot today at

Pedego Electric Bikes Now open Wednesday – Friday 11 am – 6 pm, Saturday 11 am – 5 pm, Sunday noon – 4 pm

opens in a new windowPlume

Hours 10 am – 6 pm Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm Saturday

opens in a new windowPoppy

Open with limited hours of 10 am to 6 pm daily. Curbside pickup is still available, however no longer offering local delivery.

opens in a new windowSalon Nefisa

Re-opening with reservations only.  Check out our Facebook page for more details


opens in a new windowSkylark Bookshop

Online ordering and curbside pick-up available! Limited in-store shopping by appointment daily 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday’s 11 am – 5 pm.

Shirahaze Gallery Open in historic Rocheport, Wednesday – Friday 11 am – 4 pm, Saturday 11 am – 5 pm and Sunday Noon to 4 pm.
Speckled Frog Toys & Books Now open in our new location on 9th Street!

Shop by appointment Mon-Sat: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
If we don’t have an appointment – come on in!
Stockton Mercantile Open in Historic Rocheport Monday – Wednesday 10 am – 2 pm, Thursday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday Noon – 4 pm.

opens in a new windowTallulah’s

Tallulah’s is now open 10-5 Monday thru Saturday.
The Mud Room  

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: groups by appointment
Wednesday: groups by appointment
Thursday: groups by appointment
Friday: 1pm-6pm
Saturday: 1pm-6pm
Sunday: 1pm-5pm


The Southern Rose
Open Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm and Saturday’s 10 am – 5 pm.
Worts & All Now open regular hours 5 pm – 8 pm Monday, Tuesday & Friday, closed Wednesday, Thursday 10 am – 7 pm, Saturday 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday Noon – 4 pm.  Come see us!

opens in a new windowYellow Dog Bookshop

We’re open 12-6PM Monday – Saturday. Come by, give us a call, send a message…

We will continue to offer curbside pick up and shipping.

Whitehorse Woolgatherer A rug hooking studio offering classes, supplies, including over 1000 pieces of wool and hook-ins. Applique and punch needle supplies, also. Open 11 am – 4 pm Saturday & Sunday and by appointment.
Walt’s Bike Shop Cycling, Outdoor, and Fitness since 1967. Locally Owned x Community Driven! Walt’s Bike Shop has the expertise, equipment, and service commitment to fuel all of your outdoor adventures.


Monday – Friday 10am-6pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 12-5pm






Access Arts

Open 10 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday.

opens in a new windowArtlandish Gallery & Emporium

Hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11 AM to 6 PM Sunday 10 AM to 2 PM.
Please call us at 573-442-2999 during business hours to set up your private shopping experience or email artlandish@live.comcreate new email or message us here.

opens in a new windowBoone County History & Culture Center

Open 12 pm – 4 pm Thursday – Saturday.
Breakout CoMo Open 9 am – 11 pm daily, til midnight Friday & Saturday.

opens in a new windowColumbia Art League

We’re open 12-4 PM Tuesday-Saturday and by appointment. For a private viewing / appointment, you can contact opens in a new windowkelsey@columbiaartleague.orgcreate new email

opens in a new windowColumbia Farmers Market

Columbia Farmers Market is a year-round producer-only farmers market! Shop local with over 90+ vendors, all within a 50-mile radius of Columbia! Open Saturday’s 9 am-noon.

opens in a new windowComo Axe Attack

Imagine the feeling of letting go, it’s something like hurling an axe through the air with your bare hands…oh wait, it literally is hurling an axe through the air with your bare hands. Also, check out the website for information on the Rage Room!  We are partnering with a lot of great organizations to add to the fun so be sure to check out our Facebook page for the latest info.

Need to let go? Visit COMO Axe Attack.

opens in a new windowDaniel Boone Regional Library

All buildings reopen with limited hours and services and some bookmobile stops resume.  Visit our website for virtual story time and other fun activities.

opens in a new windowGoing Bonkers

Goodbye 2020! Let’s ring in 2021 at Bonkers!
Open New Year’s Eve 11 am – 1 pm!
Hitt Records Hitt is open 12-6 pm daily. Bring a mask!
Life is Sweet Massage
Open 10 – 6 pm Monday – Friday, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Treat yourself to a well-deserved massage at

Schedule a message

opens in a new windowLes Bourgeois Vineyards

Stop by the Tasting Room & Gift Shop to make your own custom wine flight! Open daily 10 am-6 pm. opens in a new window
Level Up Entertainment 10 am-10 pm Sunday to Thursday
10 am -midnight Friday and Saturday
Book a party or event at

opens in a new windowMindBreak Escape

Ready to come out and play in our safe and private environment?
Can’t wait to have you at MindBreak! 🤩
Museum of Anthropology Open 9 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday, Saturday & Sunday Noon to 4 pm. Online Exhibition: opens in a new window
Museum of Art and Archaeology Visit us virtually

opens in a new windowOrr Street Studios

Open noon – 5 pm Wednesday – Sunday.

opens in a new windowPapas Cat Cafe

Make your reservation NOW and give these kitties the love they’ve been missing for 6+ weeks. Secure your spot to visit the kitties in a safe space with the following safety measures in place. Spots are limited and reservations required.

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Bring on the pumpkin spice: it’s Fall in Missouri! This year looks a little different with many of our beloved fall festivals cancelled. However, there are still plenty of spook-tacular things to see and do before cold weather sets in. Here are just a few places we suggest visiting this fall.


It just wouldn’t feel like fall without a trip to the corn maze. The corn maze at Shryocks Callaway Farms opened September 18 and is a favorite for visitors of all ages. Layout and theme of the maze changes yearly and the theme for 2020 is Champs. Enjoy S’Mores by one of the campfire areas that comes complete with roasting sticks and a picnic table. Reservations are required and can be made during regular corn maze hours. Pumpkins will be for sale in late September. 

Photo Courtesy Shryocks Callaway Farms


Midway Golf & Games has added a corn maze to their fall 2020 season. They have partnered with Special Olympics Missouri and will be donating a portion of the profits to support programs for more than 16,000 athletes. In addition to the corn maze, they will have a pumpkin patch, mums, hayrides and firepits. Take advantage of one of their fall combo cards and enjoy a round of mini golf, a go kart ride or some time in the batting cage along with your trip through the corn maze. 

Photo by Sandi Peters


If you’re looking for pumpkins, there are plenty of places to find them in Mid-MO. Peach Tree Farms, about 20 minutes west of Columbia, offers an assortment of pumpkins and gourds starting October 1. The farm also offers hayrides, food for animals, Bunny Ville, Corny Crib and several photo opportunities. A great way to spend an afternoon with the family. 


Photo by Sandi Peters


Strawberry Hill Farms is open for the fall season from September 1 through October 31. We adore their assortment of unique pumpkins and gourds as well as their colorful mums. Houseplant fans will enjoy their selection of succulents and easy care houseplants. 

Photo by Sandi Peters


Mum season is in full swing at CMSE Giving Gardens. You will find a variety of mums, pumpkins and gourds available through October. Don’t forget to check out their houseplants too. 

Photo by Sandi Peters


Lloyd’s Family Farm in Ashland is another must see this fall. The farm offers a variety of pumpkins in their you-pick patch as well as hayrides, a corn maze and other family friendly activities. After pumpkin season ends, the farm transitions into selling Christmas trees. 

Photo Courtesy of Lloyd’s Family Farm


Visit Four Oaks Farm, LLC 4th generation family farm and you’ll find pumpkins, mums and more. A perfect place for the family to visit, they offer a cow train and a variety of outdoor activities for kids. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 31. 

Photo Courtesy of Four Oaks Farm


If you’re more interested in a good scare, Fear Fest Haunted House might be for you. Located at the Midway exit, this haunted house is open select hours in October and November. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for more information regarding their 2020 safety precautions and hours. 

Photo Courtesy of Fear Fest Haunted House


We hope this list gives you some ideas of fun places to visit this fall! Be sure to tag us in your fall photos using #ShowMeCoMo.

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Can you believe Labor Day is just around the corner? The holiday marks the unofficial end of summer and ushers in the season of pumpkin spice lattes and cozy wool sweaters. Before you say farewell to summer, here are several ways to enjoy the long weekend exploring some of the best outdoor spots in Columbia.

Finger Lakes State Park

Photo by Sandi Peters

If you haven’t had a chance to visit opens in a new windowFinger Lakes, this weekend is the perfect time to do so. Kayak, paddle-board and canoe rentals are available opens in a new windowonline at $25 a day. There are also more than 70 miles of off-road motorcross and all-terrain trails ready to explore. For those looking to relax, there is plenty of sandy beach shore waiting for you.


The Pinnacles

Photo by Sandi Peters

This unique Ozarkian geologic formation is wedged between two rivers and can be found just 20 minutes north of Columbia. Bring your hiking boots and make your way to the top where you will find breathtaking views. Cool off after your hike in one of the creeks or enjoy a picnic in one of the three picnic shelters. Visit during golden hour for amazing shots of the sun peeking over the rocks. 


Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

Photo by Sandi Peters

Visitors to this opens in a new windowpark will notice many sinkholes, caves, streams and small springs; all characteristics of karst topography. There are several opens in a new windowtrails of varying length and difficulty perfect for hiking, mountain biking and even equestrian use. We suggest bringing waterproof shoes and a flashlight too as no trip is complete without exploring Connor’s Cave. We highly recommend a return trip in the fall to check out the beautiful foliage.


Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area

Photo by Sandi Peters

opens in a new windowEagle Bluffs is the perfect place to take a Sunday drive. A camera is a must for snapping shots of the majestic bald eagles. Check out the 17 wetland pools that provide habitat for animals such as heron, duck, geese, turtles and more. Stop along the Missouri River and watch the eagles soar overhead while enjoying a picnic. For those who don’t mind a hike, you will be rewarded with amazing views. There is a viewing platform accessible from S. Warren School Road or the Katy Trail. Visiting at sunrise or sunset is truly magical.


Katy Trail – Rocheport

Photo by Sandi Peters

The opens in a new windowKaty Trail is full of surprises. Have you been to Rocheport and ventured through the old railroad tunnel under Moniteau Bluff? The tunnel was built in 1893 and is now open only to bicyclists and pedestrians. You might also notice an old railroad explosives cave in the cliffs as you head south towards McBaine. Now is the perfect time to get out there and see what other hidden gems the trail has to offer. Bike rentals are available at opens in a new windowMeriwether Cafe and Bike Shop, conveniently located near the trail. 

Now that you have some new ideas for the holiday weekend, don’t forget to share your photos with us using #ShowMeCoMo. Have fun exploring!

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The Boone County History & Culture Center is open and now features the Treasures of Boone County mural, a testament to the County’s bicentennial this year.

The mural was designed by Columbia’s own Stacy “Wildy” Self, owner of WildysWorld! MuralMakers Studio. It features the communities that create Boone County, including Ashland, Centralia, Columbia, Hallsville, Harrisburg, Rocheport, Sturgeon and The Missouri River Community.

Photo by Samantha Waigand

The mural captures different aspects of life in Boone County. Self reached out to the community for input on what should be featured and even had community paint nights year. Hundreds of people came together to help paint this historic mural. It is a beautiful symbol for all who live in and visit Boone County.

Photo by Samantha Waigand

Everyone is invited to see this historic mural on display. The Boone County History & Culture Center is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12 – 4 p.m. The first hour of each day is reserved for those over 60 years of age or high-risk individuals.

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Supporting your local businesses, restaurants and attractions while safely social distancing is still possible. Take a look at these ideas on how you can make a difference and keep our community strong.


Some restaurants are beginning to open for dine-in while still following the guidelines outlined in the Reopening Plan Order. More cleaning and sanitizing measures are in place for the health and safety employees and patrons. Curbside pickup, delivery and drive-thru options are still available at most restaurants. Check out our continuously updated list of restaurants that includes the details of the services they are offering.


Purchasing gift cards to your favorite shop, restaurant or hotel is a simple way to support the community now while promising to come back in the future. Whether you are purchasing them for future use or gifting them to someone else, buying gift cards are a great way to support your favorite local businesses.


While many attractions remain closed at this time, there are still virtual experiences you can partake in. Art comes alive at Sager Braudis Gallery through its virtual galleries. The State Historical Society of Missouri features both digital collections and virtual events worth looking at. Be on the lookout for your favorite attraction’s virtual offerings.


Retailers are actively using Facebook and other social media outlets to showcase their products and encourage patrons to shop online and even pickup their items with curbside pickup. There are so many shops and boutiques that offer unique items you can’t find anywhere else, and they would surely appreciate your business. Take a look at our continuously updated list of open shops and boutiques and see what services they are offering.


Columbia is home to numerous parks, trails and nature areas. Check out our Nature Checklistopens PDF file and start safely adventuring to new nature spots. Fresh air and exercise do great things for mental health, and with beautiful summer weather coming in, it should be enjoyed.

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Who is counting down to the start of the True/False Film Fest?! I know I am!

12 movies later, I am officially ready to go and anxiously awaiting the start of the ultimate four-day movie marathon.

But, there is more to the True/False Film Fest than independent films.

From March March, art installations, music and merch, there is so much to see and do for everyone, even if you aren’t going to watch the films.

March March

March March has to be one of the most exciting parts of the True/False experience!

It’s a parade like no other, and it is going to be a sight to see. This parade kicks off the fest Friday evening in the District.

Everything begins at the Boone County Courthouse Square, and the march goes down 9th Street to the Sculpture Yard outside Missouri Theatre.

It’s a free event, and everyone is invited to either be part of the parade or be a spectator. I plan on being a spectator this first time so I can watch it happen firsthand, and I just can’t wait!


True/False has incorporated Art  into the fest from the very beginning.

This year’s pieces are centered around the Foresight concept.

These installations are captivating, engaging and worth a trip downtown just to see what these artists ave created.

They are dispersed throughout the fest, and I am looking forward to seeing each artist’s individual take on Foresight.

Music & Concerts

So. Much. Music.

There will be so many musicians in town for the fest! Each of them have their own style, and you can even hear their tracks on the True/False website.

I have already gone through and know who I really want to see perform. Who are you most excited for?


The Fest Merch store is open! Located in the Sager Braudis Gallery, 1025 E Walnut Street, is it conveniently where the Box Office is located, too.

You must take a look and see all the True/False merchandise you can take home to commemorate exciting weekend you are bound to have. 

In late March there will be merch available for purchase online. Until then, the store is worth a visit. Happy shopping!

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Did you see all the films that are going to be showing at the True/False Film Fest? If you haven’t, check them out!

The films are all so unique and interesting, how can I choose which to see? Why are they all so great?!

To figure out what films make the cut and when I can see them, I have created a game plan that could actually work.

Here we go!

Step 1: Pick your favorite films

I was on the True/False website at 6:01 p.m. om February 12, just one minute after the films would for sure be listed.

Whoa, was I ever impressed with all the film descriptions I was reading! So impressed that after I read through them once, I immediately read through them again making internal notes on which ones I was the most interested in seeing.

This process was more helpful than I knew at the time. I automatically found 10 films I wanted to see. After a second look though, the number jumped to 14.

That’s nothing though.

When she first looked, my friend Megan had 12 films she knew she wanted to see. When she looked at them all again, she added four more to the list. The more you look at the film list, the more likely you are to add to your watch list!

It has to be a True/False trick. But it worked! Now on to the next step.

Step 2: Look at the schedule

Time to take in when and where all my film favorites are playing!

When I first looked at the schedule, I felt overwhelmed. There is a lot of information to take in, and there is just a lot going on.

Let’s walk through it.

There is an individual schedule for each day of the fest. The film start and end times are listed for each of the 11 venues where you watch the films.

There is also a column for Other Music and Events. This shockingly details other times you can listen to music and attend various events throughout the fest. I am definitely going to take a look at these two columns before and during the fest; I want to go to March March and experience other fun things!

I feel like I’ve grasped the schedule and understand it, so let’s move on to Step 3, where it all comes together.

Step 3: Plan the weekend

I’m looking at this schedule right now with my 14 favorite films ready to go, and I just hope this all works out.

I really want it to be possible to see all the films I’m interested in (and maybe two or three more).

We have to consider the film length, where the film is being shown, how far away my next film venue is, ALL of the things.

Luckily, the True/False team thought of all of that.

The schedule includes all of the films, where they are playing and when exact moment they start and end. But wait, there’s more!

At the bottom of the Thursday Schedule, there is a chart showing how far of a walk it is between venues. ALL the venues. This is going to be crucial as I plan out which films I want to see, where I can see them and how long of a walk I have to the next one.

They really did think of everything!

I am going to buckle down and make my plan tonight so I am ready to go when the time comes to login to the True/False system and make my reservations. Good luck to all of us, and may we all reserve the films and times we hope for!

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Whether you are celebrating Galentine’s Day, Valentine’s Day or waiting for the discounted candy on February 15, there are exciting events you can take part in this Valentine’s Day. Check them out here!


Galentine’s Day at Coley’s

The Southern Rose Galentine’s Day Party

Ladies Night Out! at Jake’s Bar & Grill

Galentine’s Epic Pie Tasting at Peggy Jean’s Pies

Galentine’s Day Ladies Night! at The Mud Room

Galentine’s Day Party at DogMaster Distillery (rescheduled for Wednesday, February 19)



Dim the Lights Valentine’s Dance Party at Cafe Berlin

Valentine’s Day with the Big Bang Brass Quintet at Broadway Brewery

Silverball Valentine’s Party

Valentine’s Day Champagne Tasting at Gunter Hans

Valentine’s Dinner at the Columbia Country Club

Wine Lovers Tasting & Tour for Two at Les Bourgeois Vineyards

Wine & Whiskers at Papa’s Cat Cafe

Valentine’s Day Photo Shoot at Woof’s Play & Stay

Pottery Valentine’s Date Night at The Mud Room

Sugarwitch Valentine’s Day Pop-Up at Fretboard Coffee

Valentine’s Special at COMO AXA Attack with Paint the Town

Valentine’s Day Wine & Chocolate Pairing at Les Bourgeois Vineyards


No matter where you celebrate or who you celebrate with, Happy Valentine’s Day!


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Have you ever been to the True/False Film Fest? Because I have not. 

I’m Amanda, the Community Relations Specialist for the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). I have lived in Columbia for a total of six years (four during college, two most recently). 

While living here, and especially working for the CVB, I’ve heard a lot about the fest. The films, the music, the art, everything worth mentioning, I’ve heard about it. I’ve just never experienced it for myself.

That all changes this year! This is my time to fully invest and go all-in to the True/False Film Fest weekend. 

And I’m taking you all with me. 

This is the beginning of my blog series, True/False for a First-Timer. Together, we are going to go from start to finish through the fest. 

For those of you who are new to True/False, too, my goal is to help you prepare and have a wonderful film-watching experience. And for those who have gone once or twice (or every year), please share your wisdom. Every little bit helps!

Now, before every venture, I personally believe research should be completed to make sure you know as much as you can so you have the most worthwhile experience. 

Let’s learn something new!

The very first True/False Film Fest took place in Columbia in 2003. From the very beginning, it has been about nonfiction cinema. 

There have been numerous films featured in this fest that have gone on to be nominated (and even won) at the Oscars in the Documentary (Feature) category. Check out the list of films below.

Man on Wire (2008)

Burma VJ



Waste Land

Undefeated (2011)

Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

How to Survive a Plague

Twenty Feet From Stardom (2013)

The Act of Killing

Cutie and the Boxer

Dirty Wars

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

I Am Not Your Negro

Life, Animated

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Strong Island

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Of Fathers and Sons

American Factory (2019)

The Edge of Democracy

From what I’ve heard, True/False is not a solo adventure. If you’ve been through the fest before, what advice would you give to someone who’s never gone before? If you’re a first-timer like me, what questions about the True/False Film Fest do you have?

Let the True/False adventures begin!

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