Dine Al Fresco

The warm weather is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor dining in central Missouri. Sip and savor your favorite drink while lingering over a delicious meal for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Check out a sampling of Pulaski County’s open-air eateries. Always be sure to view individual websites and social media channels to confirm the latest information, hours of operation, and specials.

Crocker

Burger Hut – Amazing burgers, “dogs” and chicken, finish it all off with creamy soft-serve ice cream.

“The tables are covered with umbrellas. The ambiance is a big draw to eat outdoors.” – Jim Bailey, Owner


Dixon

28 Shots Bar & Grill – Delicious, full menu offered, lunch, dinner, and late night. Outdoor dining offers tables under a covered pavilion and tables with umbrellas.

“People enjoy sitting outdoors and listening to bands play and talking to their friends.” – Gwen Miles, Owner

Jackie’s Snackette – Order up and settle in at our picnic tables and enjoy burgers, shakes, or why not try our BBQ Grilled Chicken Wrap with Fries or Tots? 2 of the 4 tables provide umbrella shade.

“Our painted tables are very cute. We have also planted flowers. It has made the atmosphere very cute and inviting.” – Chelsey Doyle – Owner

Image courtesy of Jackie’s Snackette, Dixon, MO

St. Robert

Buffalo Wild Wings – Enjoy an amazing array of wings, relaxing under their outdoor covered patio.

Colton’s Steakhouse Known for their steaks, peanut, and melt in-your-mouth yeast rolls with honey butter!

“Our outdoor patio is shaded by umbrellas and an overhanging ledge. The experience draws diners outside to enjoy!” – Chris, Owner/Operator

Culver’s – We are known for our “butterburgers”, but we offer so much more! Fried chicken, fish, and vegetable sides.

“Tables with umbrellas in “secluded” atmosphere makes diners enjoy eating outdoors” – Culver’s Representative

El Cabrito Mexican Restaurant Start your dining experience with salsa on our outdoor patio. Tables include umbrellas and they are currently working on installing an overhang covering.

“People enjoy the weather and sitting to enjoy drinks and company of those with them.” – Antonio, Owner

Ichiban Japanese Grill – Dine for lunch or dinner at sidewalk seating. A full menu offering sushi, Bento boxes, and made-to-order grill items, that are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palate.

JCJ’s Place – Known for their amazing breakfasts, Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will also be enjoyed at two outdoor dining areas. There is plenty of room!

“Our outdoor dining area in the front allows customers to see cars cruising Route 66!  The back area has cornhole boards and often times features music!  The ambiance allows people to enjoy their food and drinks – and people!!” – JCJ Respresentative

La Familia Mexican Restaurant – Enjoy a wonderful plate of Sour Cream Enchiladas seated at outdoor tables with umbrellas.

Image courtesy of La Familia Mexican Restaurant, Saint Robert MO

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers – Guests love the famous cooked-to-order burgers and freshly-churned frozen custard while dining in or out on the patio. Concrete tables with umbrellas are available.

“The weather is a big draw for customers in deciding to eat outdoors and/or wanting to enjoy the company of the people they came with.” – Santana, Assistant Manager

Mama Mia Authentic Mediterranean – Known for their amazing Gyro’s, but their plates of pasta will also win your heart. Several outdoor tables are available, with umbrellas.

“Many of our locals. and customers from the hotels, come with their dogs – this allows them to eat with their pets.  This also allows people who want to avoid COVID to dine and enjoy an open-air atmosphere.” – Maria Makridis, Owner/Operator

Panera Bread – Enjoy their fenced-in outdoor seating, with umbrellas, Flat Bread Pizza, delectable salads, or just relax with your coffee and souffle.

“People enjoy the quietness of sitting and visiting with friends/family and/or reading.” – Panera Bread Representative 

PaPPo’s Pizzeria & Pub – Insider tip: An evening enjoying our Deep Dish Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie, with a dash of Sea Salt topped with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream drizzled with Caramel & Chocolate Sauce. Is an evening you will not ever forget!

“The ambiance of the outdoor area makes it comfortable for diners to enjoy their meal. ” – Rick, General Manager

Sonic Drive-In Enjoy the traditional Sonic menu under a covered patio, or from convenient drive-in stalls.

Starbucks, St Robert – Order your favorite Starbucks and relax at outdoor tables with umbrellas.

“During family day for soldiers from Fort Leonard Wood, allows large group of family & friends to sit and visit.  Also internet is available outside, so students like to sit outside and do homework”.  – Dalen, Manager

Uranus Ice Cream Company -Enjoy a variety of ice cream treats, play games under the covered pavilion located next to the playground. The creative artwork on the picnic tables was painted by, none other than, the First Lady of Uranus.


Swedeborg

Amy’s Smoke Shack – Settle down at our picnic tables, with umbrellas, and enjoy smoked meats served up with nachos, tacos, and burritos. Or choose traditional BBQ menu items.

“People like having a place to sit and relax when eating!” – Amy Cato, Owner

Image courtesy of Amy’s Smoke Shack, Richland, MO

Waynesville

Drachenfutter – Delicious latte’s, bakery items, and a full daily menu, all to feed your dragon!

We have several umbrella-covered tables that make sitting outdoors with coffee inviting.  An ambiance of rustic and country. Very cute and enjoyable.” – Drachenfutter Representative

Piney River Taproom Brewery Stop by and try a beer flight and their famous Sauerkraut pizza! 2-sidewalk tables are available.

“The physical location and the ability to sit and watch traffic and people walking around the square, is what makes our outdoor seating unique.”  Matt Beatty – owner

Image courtesy of Piney River Taproom, Waynesville, MO

For a full list of Pulaski County’s restaurants, eateries, and food trucks, visit our Dining Page or download the most recent “Savor the Flavor of Pulaski County” brochure at our Digital Download Page.