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Coley's American Bistro

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15 South Sixth Street, Columbia, MO
+1 573-442-8887
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Disclaimer - I adore children. Have 3 of my own. But what possessed the management of this establishment to allow 3 little girls sit at the bar at prime dinner time on a Friday night? We were visiting Columbia for a parents event with our student daughter and stopped in for dinner expecting a wait which there was. Told we... More 

Thank Rebecca M
Columbia, Missouri
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The food was wonderful and the waitress was friendly. That was the end of good!! Everything else was not accessible! No handicapped parking except at the end of the block. The restroom is downstairs. The waitress indicated that you could go outside down a steep hill of an alley then come in the back way. The patio was not accessible,... More 

Thank recil2016
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I ate dinner here 2 times over a weeks trip. Both times I had the daily special and they were great. I find the food to be more sophisticated than the chains, priced very affordable and prepared well. I would recommend this for date night, obviously while on travel, or when meeting friends. The menu works for families also. I... More 

Thank MarylandDan
Chicago, United States
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146 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a hip little restaurant. Not very big, but big enough. The crowd is a mix of hipsters, families, couples... etc. And nobody walks away disappointed. The food is eclectic. They take old standards and put their own twist on them. Little twists like batter-frying banana pepper rings in with the calamari for a little zing, or using pepper-jack... More 

Thank Lou L
Clever, Missouri
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent, but a little noisy in the resturant. I had grilled chicken and corn fritters. Other in my group had pork chops.

Thank jays1980
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a Sunday night dinner. The service was pleasant and efficient. Food - awesome. The sweet potato and corn salsa tacos Rocked! It's hard to please the meat/cheese/bread eating boys and the vegan in one place. Coley's you did it. Plus - 2 good salads, great clam chowder, 2 excellent pasta dishes, tacos, wine, beer and coffee = $75. We... More 

Thank Lori S
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

The food was uniquely and beautifully presented. Our server was exceptional. It was a little noisy but cozy.

Thank Gina M
Fulton, Missouri
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Coley's has been one of our favorite places to enjoy drinks and appetizers...until tonight. We ordered calamari and nachos from the app menu, and the grilled salmon spinach salad from the dinner menu. Also ordered a carafe of sangria. $14 was the menu price. Everything was fine until we noticed that the calamari seemed to be banana peppers, lightly breaded... More 

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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

We were looking to try something new in Columbia and we found Coley's on the internet. There were three in our party and had a nice table near the window. After ordering wine from a nice selection, we sat and visited for quite a while. We were not rushed nor neglected. Our server was new and struggled with opening a... More 

Thank rtfritz
Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

excellent place, my wife had the beef stroganoff and I had the special that was scallops on polenta and kale with andoi sausage, food was exceptional as was service, this will definitely be one of our go to places in columbia

Thank Harry D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 South Sixth Street, Columbia, MO
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-442-8887

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?