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Flat Branch Pub & Brewing

€€ - €€€American, ,
115 S Fifth Street, Columbia, MO 65201-4230
+1 573-499-0400
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (75 reviews)
“honey wheat” (11 reviews)
“artichoke dip” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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115 S Fifth Street, Columbia, MO 65201-4230
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My business trip host took us here. Local brew pub restaurant. Very college town atmosphere (which as an old fart, I love). Their brews were good variety and well done. Totally ignored good dietary discretion and indulged in the flat branch burger slathered in the...More

Thank estephenson
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our group of 5 tried a little bit of everything. The spicy spinach dip wasn't very spicy. It did have a nice flavor. Kudos on the generous serving of chicken wings. The pub burger and sausage pizza were tasty. The salads were a bit of...More

Thank MrzSHA
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner with wife's sister and her husband who are from Columbia. It was our first time there. The atmosphere is very relaxed. Many students were there, but was not a student hang out as all age ranges were well represented. The outdoor...More

Thank Herbert C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love pizza, then you have to add this to your top ten list of best pizza. The veggie and whole wheat crust is worth a long drive....although the pepperoni and pepper cheese is outstanding!!!

Thank TenColumbia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I went in with our service dog!! The hostess immediately said my manager doesn't like dogs! We should of left!! We were seated and I asked if we could have a bowl for some water! The manager came and said we can't...More

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Tom S, Owner at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Anonymous User, Sorry to hear about your experience, but it doesn't sound like us at all. Please contact me ASAP at pubnews@flatbranch.com with any details you know about this event: the date and time you were in, your server's name, the name of the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a bit of a wait on a Tuesday eve. Lots of outdoor seating in a nicely decorated/landscaped area. Each table umbrella had little sparkle lights around the edge. Service was okay but not fast. Food was really good. We had the pork chop...More

Thank Relaxin14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pretzel appetizer is a family favorite when we visit.... it hits the spot, whether you have an adult beverage or not. The menu has enough options to please all tastes and cravings. Quality food at reasonable prices...

Thank debbiemb8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5 of us visited on a Friday evening, they do not accept reservations but we got our table quickly, were able to sample beers and found the staff very friendly. The food was slow to arrive but worth the wait. We were surprised at the...More

1  Thank Blancaontheroad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Columbia for the Great American Eclipse and located this brewpub via TripAdvisor. We were so impressed with our eating and drinking experience that we ate here on consecutive nights. Our servers, Brittany on day one, and Jordan on day two, were excellent....More

Thank Ezzbear
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a recent Sunday evening and chose to sit outside as that was a 30 minute wait vs 90. Started with some beer flights for the grownups and pretzels appetizer which was ok at best. The bread itself wasn't terrifically flavorful and the...More

1  Thank mimkeusr
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10 May 2017|
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Response from Shellybeads | Reviewed this property |
I don't own the restaurant you have to call them but I don't think they take reservations but your wait won't be long.
6 October 2016|
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Response from Tom S | Property representative |
Sorry, but Columbia health ordinances prohibit animals, except service animals, in places where food is served, including patios.
6 October 2016|
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Response from Carmel P | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any animals there actually when I was there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 S Fifth Street, Columbia, MO 65201-4230
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-499-0400
Gold Medal winner for Best Overall Restaurant the last six years, Inside Columbia Magazine Best of Columbia readers poll! Flat Branch Pub & Brewing opened its doors on April 18, 1994 in historic downtown Columbia Missouri. The pub gets its name from a nearby creek which was the water source for Columbia's first settlers. Flat Branch was Columbia's first brewery since 1841. The pub occupies a 1927 brick warehouse with a curved, barrel-trussed roof that was once a Hudson car dealership. We offer a diverse menu as well as award-winning hand-crafted beers on tap. Enjoy your stay in the upscale industrial setting of our restaurant, on our spacious outdoor patio, or belly up to Columbia's largest bar. Our fresh handmade food compliments our brews while still being delicious enough to stand on its own. Try traditional pub favorites like Catfish and Chips or Bratwurst and Kraut, or perhaps our signature Charbroiled Romaine Salad. Enjoy your meal with our in-house baked breads and desserts. After dinner, sip one of our many single malt scotches or small batch bourbons may be just the thing to wrap up an excellent evening. The managers and staff at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing are committed to providing the best food, beer, service and value in the Midwest.
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