Schwagstock 47, a weekend campout concert experience, takes place July 20 & 21st at Pulaski County Shrine Park in Waynesville’s Buckhorn neighborhood. The family-friendly music festival lineup features The Schwag, Hindenburg Project, Miles Over Mountains, The Driftaways, Brody Buster, The Dancing Bear Tribe, Spillie Nelson, Molly Adamson, and more. The music isn’t the only star of the show though- Shrine Club Park is a top-notch venue and Waynesville’s food scene and attractions deserve to be explored. Fall in love with Waynesville during Schwagstock 47 and return the following weekend for two days of living history during Old Settlers Day!
EATS: For a small town, Waynesville is BIG on flavor!
Honey Chile’ Please
1100 Old Historic Route 66
Countless foodies have discovered their happy place at Honey Chile’ Please, a southern restaurant. Rural Missouri featured the restaurant earlier in 2018 after discovering their flavor packed menu filled with scrumptious offerings such as Krispy Kreme Burgers, Blackberry Fried Chicken, South of the Border Shrimp and Grits, and Oxtails and Rice. Plan ahead- reservations are required and specialty menu choices change daily.
103 North Benton Street
On the Square
Also featured in Rural Missouri magazine (2016,) Nona’s Kitchen is a well-known Route 66 dining destination in downtown Waynesville. Housed in the historic Rigsby House on the square, Nona’s dishes up filling, fresh home cooked meals. Nona’s has earned a loyal fan base, even inspiring the “Tattoo Man of Route 66” to ink their logo onto his Mother Road themed body art gallery!
311 North Street, Suite 8
On the Square
“It [schnitzel sandwich] was fresh and flavorful and had the perfect crunch (I’m a texture person so this is important). The German rye was buttery and toasted to perfection, the breaded pork loin was tender and juicy.” -Rachel F.
Taste the Bavarian Alps at Ursula’s Schnitzelhaus located inside Paradise Deli on Waynesville’s Square. The authentic German restaurant has been serving delicious schnitzel for over thirty years. Favorites include Wiener Schnitzel (pan fried pork loin), Schnitzel “a la Holstein” (topped with an egg) and Jaeger Schnitzel (topped with mushroom, onion, & gravy.) Traditional sides include spaetzle, home fries, red cabbage, or tossed salad.
839 VFW Memorial Drive
Chong Moore, owner of Cafe Korea, has been sharing her South Korean heritage, culture, and food with Saint Robert for almost eight years. Her prepared to order, authentic dishes have been called the “the best of Korean cuisine in the Ozarks” by Rural Missouri magazine. Raised in her Mother’s kitchen, Moore prides herself on the freshness of her ingredients. She and her staff hand slice the meats that they marinate for 24 hours before creating their “ma shee suh yo” appetizers and entrees. Bring cash or use the in-house ATM.
COOKOUT ESSENTIALS: Cooking over an open fire at camp? Get your provisions here!
Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
Farmers’ Market Pavilion
Roubidoux Spring Campground
Historic Route 66
Mid-Missouri’s friendliest farmers’ market! Open Saturday between 8 a.m. until Noon this market specializes in local fresh vegetables and fruits, naturally raised meats (including bison,) cage free eggs, jams, honey, baked goods (including traditional breads) and more! The market is located at the pavilion in Roubidoux Spring Campground northwest of the Roubidoux Bridge.
Reinkemeyer’s Touch of Dutch Country Store
607 Historic Route 66 West
Reinkemeyer’s also offers fresh local produce. You will also find organic and gluten free items, herbs, spices, farm fresh meats and bakery items.
SWEETS & TREATS: Indulge your sweet tooth and please your taste buds!
Cookiez by Nourish & Nurse
115 North Benton Street
A must-try for lactating mothers- and for everyone! Cookiez features 16 lactation treats including baked lactation cookies and lactation lava cakes. Not nursing? Try one of their 25 flavors of baked cookies!
Uranus Fudge Factory & General Store
14400 Highway Z
This fudge factory and general store also features escape rooms and the world’s largest belt buckle. Uranus is modeled after over-the-top tourist traps of Route 66’s heyday and its sometimes peculiar and bizarre photo ops are often Instaworthy.
DRINKS: Nothing beats an ice-cold beverage on a hot summer day!
Cellar 66 Wine Bar & Restaurant
115 North Benton Street, Suite 4
On the Square, Waynesville
“LOVE this place! I would give it more than 5 stars if I could. Very relaxed atmosphere.”- Alicia G.
Hideaway with friends on the comfy couches at Cellar 66 Wine Bar & Restaurant. Pulaski County’s first wine bar also delivers thoughtful, well-executed appetizers and entrees. Carb-load with the bread tray or one of three pasta dishes- spaghetti & meatballs, lasagna, and cheese tortellini.
318 Historic 66 East
On the Square, Waynesville
In the heart of Waynesville, on the Square, Hoppers Pub pays homage to its Route 66 connection by offering 66 beers on tap. Some offerings of note are: Hoppers Frog Drool, an American Pale Ale brewed exclusively for Hoppers Pub by Piney River Brewing Company; Ad Astra Ale, an Altbier (traditional German ale) brewed by Free State Brewing Company; Stone IPA, an American IPA brewed by Stone Brewing Company; Chocolate Milk Stout, a Milk/Sweet Stout brewed by 4 Hands Brewing Company of Saint Louis; and Black Walnut Wheat, an American Dark Wheat Ale also from Piney River Brewing Company. The extensive beer menu covers domestics and imports, craft beers and industry giant beers-including Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR). Hoppers also serves up satisfying pub grub. Try the frog legs or the Jam Burger!
Don’t want to camp? Need lodging or a place to park your RV close to camp? Visit http://visitpulaskicounty.org/hotel_options_idss.asp for a fill list of lodging options!