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Cowan's Restaurant

114 Elm St, Washington, MO 63090-2189
+1 636-239-3213
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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114 Elm St, Washington, MO 63090-2189
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Cowans is an old location with motivated cooks and staff. When you want a great breakfast experience with maybe a little wait on the weekends, choose cowans. Coffee cup is always filled or tea glass is always full if you eat here for lunch or...More

Thank Homer T
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate there and I had their Friday fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and pickled beets. It came with a buttermilk biscuit that was light and fluffy and tasty. We both had hot chocolate with real whipped cream on top. That was very...More

Thank 902lmm
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We went there on Sunday October 22. The building itself has a long history as do the family that runs this. The food here is just like your mom makes. The fried chicken was perfect. The sides mashed potatoes, stewed apples, German potato salad, and...More

Thank TerryMO
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Every time I've eaten here, (mostly breakfast) the service and food have been very good. The prices are very reasonable and the pies are the best around!

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Best family restaurant in Washington. We go there at least once a week. Goid home cooking. Service is great

Thank jmsowa
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Staying in town for a wedding, we ate lunch here once and breakfast twice. An old style restaurant that has been nicely updated and is CLEAN. Their menu is a hoot with dishes such as the roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes that I haven't...More

Thank Maureen L
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I recently had dinner here with my family (four adults and four children). The food was very good. my chicken was a little salty, but very good. My brother-in-law had the burger. It looked delicious, and it appeared to be hand pressed (not pre-made patties)....More

Thank LazyProjektor
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in when wandering the streets of old Washington in Sunday. Couple of bars were open, but a beer wasn't going to fill our needs this late afternoon. When we arrived a couple of patrons were having copious meals with fried Chicken and fixings. Must...More

Thank J E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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
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