Washington Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Washington

April 14, 2018 Carley Gatson

Washington is a city on the Missouri River in Franklin County, Missouri, United States. The population was 13,892 from the 2010 census. It is the corncob pipe capital of the world, with Missouri Meerschaum located on the riverfront.
Things to do in Washington

1. The Blue Duck

516 W Front St, Ste. 100, Washington, MO 63090-1809 (Formerly Blue Duck Cafe) Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 8 - SGD 33 +1 636-390-9131
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

The Blue Duck

Reviewed By NanaDeDe

My sister & I went to Washington for a day of shopping & lunch. We considered several other restaurants but decided on the Blue Duck because of the good reviews & it was different.
Wonderfully pleased with our orders. Sister ordered chicken Stew w/ house salad. She loved the stew.
I had spinach quiche w/ mushroom soup & fried spinach. The crust on the quiche was sooo flakey & delicious. Every thing was just perfect!!! Great place for lunch, not too busy on a cool week day. Plenty of time to eat & visit!! Not rushed & wonderful waiter !!!! Would highly recommend!!!! If I'm ever back to town, will definitely return here!!!

2. Joes Bakery and Deli

9 W Main St, Washington, MO 63090-2517 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch +1 636-390-8282
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

Joes Bakery and Deli

Reviewed By lverdouw - Saint Louis, Missouri

Friendly, local business with exceptionally fresh and delicious sandwiches and wraps. Their homemade desserts are a must, even if it means breaking your diet! It may take a little while for your food to be prepared, but WELL worth the wait. And you won't believe how reasonable their prices are

3. Old Dutch Hotel and Tavern

227 Elm St, Washington, MO 63090-2326 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 636-390-4400
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Old Dutch Hotel and Tavern

Reviewed By shapeshifter47 - Saint Clair, Missouri

We live not far from Washington and never thought about going to the Old Dutch Hotel & Tavern.....had dinner tonight in the restaurant and it was perfect. The food and service was tops.....won't forget to go back again....it was a great treat after Christmas shopping.

You have to try it....

4. Schulte Bakery

1100 W 5th St, Washington, MO 63090-1628 Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast +1 636-239-2300
Excellent
82%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Schulte Bakery

Reviewed By sanshonedee - St Louis

For coffee, Danish, doughnuts or American Bakery delights this is the place. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturday they have Biscuits and Gravy which is all made in house. They also bake cakes and bread.

5. Cowan's Restaurant

114 Elm St, Washington, MO 63090-2189 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 636-239-3213
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

Cowan's Restaurant

Reviewed By TerryMO - Springfield MO

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 slaw were perfect. Homemade biscuits and pie top it off. Would definitely recommend this if you want a wonderful home cooked meal just like at grandmas

6. Orange Leaf Washington

3024 Phoenix Center Dr, Washington, MO 63090-5691 Lunch +1 636-432-1610
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Orange Leaf Washington

At orange Leaf you're the master of your dessert. We provide the best tasting frozen yogurt on earth, specifically selected toppings, and a bright, fun environment where everyone feels welcome! We believe that the average American wants to make healthier decisions, but will most likely not make the healthier decision when given the choice between a rich and creamy traditional frozen dessert and an icy, bland frozen yogurt. At Orange Leaf, we provide you with decadent flavors reminiscent of your childhood trips to the local dessert shop as well as fruit-based flavors that will suit even the most health conscious individuals. Just like our flavor choices, the toppings bar is a place where you become the master of your dessert. From fresh fruits and nuts to brownie bites and chocolate syrup, the possibilities are endless!

Reviewed By sj2013_13 - Washington, Missouri

There are many flavors to chose from here, which is nice. But, beware when you pull the handle to fill your cup. By the time you add sprinkles, other toppings, etc you will have a $10 bowl of yogurt. The place is very clean, they are always monitoring the area for spills. The help is friendly.

7. Sugarfire Smoke House

512 W Front St, Washington, MO 63090-1809 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Barbecue, American Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 636-432-5550
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 91 reviews

Sugarfire Smoke House

Sugarfire Smoke House in Washington Mo is a BBQ restaurant that offers award winning traditional and Artisan BBQ to Franklin County Missouri. We prepare and serve the best baby back ribs, tender beef brisket, juicy pulled pork, lean smoked Turkey, 100% grass feed beef hamburgers, fresh baked pies, and some very interesting "adult only" shakes, like our Chocolate Peanut Butter Bourbon Shake. If you are adventurous you will love our unique and unconventional Artisan BBQ. Image a simple brisket sandwich for example, taken to a whole new level of "delicious" with layers of flavors and textures that just explode in your mouth. Sugarfire Smokehouse is conveniently located in Washington Mo right on the riverfront just 7 miles from Old Route 66 near Hwy 44. Get your kicks on Route 66 then stop by for a true retro BBQ experience. Visiting the great Highway 94 wineries in St. Charles County? The best BBQ in the whole area is just a few miles away from the southern end of the 94 wine trail across the Missouri River bridge. With a breath taking view of the river from our dining room or patio it's the perfect place to end a day of cruising with award winning BBQ. Sugarfire is smoking the standards for top rated BBQ in Missouri. Try us and see for yourself!

Reviewed By Kelly B - Columbia, Missouri

I recently went on a motorcycle road trip to Washington, MO and stopped for lunch at Sugarfire. We had this place set as a destination ahead of time and we were not disappointing. There is indoor and outdoor seating with a view of the Missouri...MoreWe work hard to make sure food is on point and love doing it. Not to brag, but we all love working together as well. I'm happy to see it is also apparent to customers that we love what we do. Visit again soon!

8. Rothschild's Family Restaurant

1026 E 5th St, Washington, MO 63090-3302 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 14 +1 636-239-7112
Excellent
51%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Rothschild's Family Restaurant

Family owned since 1963. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and daily specials.

Reviewed By Gwenna B

GREAT local place with friendly staff. Good food and love their breakfast. Try the waffles (son's favorite ).

9. The Tilted Skillet

323 W 5th St, Washington, MO 63090-2305 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 636-900-9000
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

The Tilted Skillet

Reviewed By lsumner - St. Louis

At first I thought my expectations were too high after reading all of the rave reviews but the Tilted Skillet was a huge disappointment in a town that could really use some fresh, locally sourced restaurants. We ordered take out and not only did they forget about our order (ended up waiting an additional 30 minutes when I arrived for carry outs) but the food was seriously lacking. The chicken Caesar wrap had no chicken! It was dry lettuce in a tomato basil tortilla. The salad was limp and overpriced but at least edible. And then when we got home they forgot two items from our order. I try to avoid chain restaurants at all costs but would recommend the local Applebee's over this place

10. Marquarts Landing

300 W Front St, Washington, MO 63090-2119 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pizza, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 636-239-3143
Excellent
45%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 108 reviews

Marquarts Landing

Reviewed By yellowstone1 - Warrenton, Virginia

We were touring Missouri's wine country and wanted to stop in Washington, Missouri for lunch. We did not want fast food so drove in to the downtown area to find a restaurant. We came upon Marquart's The Landing and decided to eat there. It was a very pleasant day so we asked to be seated outside. We saw toasted ravioli on the menu and since outside of eastern Missouri it is hard to find, we both ordered that and were pleased with the result. The service was fast and friendly. They have an extensive menu, plenty of seating and a bar area, which we walked through to get to the outside seating. It seemed like it would be a place to go to for dinner or to take in the local bar scene. The dress was very casual. It is situated within close walking distance to the Missouri River.

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