The Best Things to Eat and Drink in Missouri

The Show Me State shows off its culinary prowess
Missouri best food and drink
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Missouri might be the most American state in the union. It’s centrally located and draws on all surrounding food cultures. Want barbecue? It’s there. Italian? Meet me in St. Louis. And we’re honoring it all in our second-annual guide to the best food and drink in every state.

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The Show Me State is often derided as one of the flyover states, but there’s so much to explore. Anchored by two metropolises at either end of I-70, the state also features homey dives and friendly neighborhood restaurants. From the patchwork suburbs of the Gateway to the West to the one of the great barbecue pilgrimages to Kansas City, the state's dining scene has been growing leaps and bounds in recent years.

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Over the course of the past year we’ve honored everything from its best hot dogs and brunch spot to its best bar and craft beer in our comprehensive and wide-ranging lists and rankings, compiled through extensive research and with input from a wide network of site contributors, bloggers, journalists, and chefs. We’ve compiled these into individual slideshows celebrating the best food and drink in every state, and you can find our Missouri gallery here