We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cowan's Restaurant

114 Elm St, Washington, MO 63090-2189
+1 636-239-3213
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (57 reviews)
“meringue” (12 reviews)
06:00 - 20:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
114 Elm St, Washington, MO 63090-2189
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (215)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 215 reviews

Reviewed 29 May 2018

I stopped in for a piece of "mile high" pie to-go! I was craving chocolate meringue pie and heard about Cowan's from a friend. Mile high is an understatement! Wow! The meringue was tall and amazing! It was the best pie I have ever eaten!...More

Thank Rita S
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We use to come here quite often when we use to live near here. We started off with there corn nugget, the were hot & tasty. My meatloaf & mashed potatoes were lukewarm. The meatloaf was flavorless & I put butter on potatoes & it...More

Thank Betty E
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

We were in Town for a legion baseball game and decided to go out for breakfast. The restaurant is located In The downtown area. Food was great, service was excellent!

Thank becky f
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Four of us were in Washington, Missouri for an extended weekend. One noon-time, we decided to try Cowan's because it is right in the historic downtown (convenient) and had been recommended for its pie. Three others ordered full meals while I wanted just a small...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Like it. Love the sides. Huge biscuit. Onion rings were tasty. Kids polished off all their food. Very reasonable prices. Neat place in historic Washington. The Country Fried Steak, Pork, or Chicken sandwiches appealed to me.

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Okay, we live in the area. It is without a doubt our favorite place to eat. The food is always great, ALL of it. The service is excellent.

Thank G7919HIjohng
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Cowan's is famous for their pies, but I am not a pie eater. I go there for breakfast. It is home style and is a family run restaurant with very friendly staff. Love their egg dishes and pancakes. Mostly locals go there and I like...More

Thank Multitony
Reviewed 7 January 2018

For years this place has been a landmark in good ole WashMo. It offers a large menu of great food with great service. It often serves as a gathering place for locals. It's a throwback to the mom & pop cafes of yesteryear.

Thank Roy M
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can’t go wrong with Cowans. I’ve had all three and enjoyed the food and small town hospitality. My favorite is their barbecued pork steak, which they serve daily. The pies are freshly made, generous in portion size and multiple in...More

Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

it had been a long time since dining at Cowans so we decided to give it a shot. The food and service were average. The most memorable thing is that we froze our butts off the whole time. I notices all the customers were wearing...More

Thank Christina F
Nearby HotelsSee all Washington Hotels
Old Dutch Hotel
47 reviews
.12 km away
Super 8 by Wyndham Washington
340 reviews
2.96 km away
Best Western Plus Washington Hotel
365 reviews
4.09 km away
Super 8 by Wyndham Union
265 reviews
12.89 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Blue Duck
170 reviews
.42 km away
Old Dutch Hotel and Tavern
171 reviews
.12 km away
Joes Bakery and Deli
56 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
James W. Rennick Riverfront Park
34 reviews
.32 km away
Blumenhof Winery
64 reviews
4.79 km away
Iron Spike, Inc./Interactive Model Train Museum
15 reviews
1.98 km away
Lake Creek Winery
14 reviews
7.00 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cowan's Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 Elm St, Washington, MO 63090-2189
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 636-239-3213
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing