Where to Eat in Kirksville: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Hana Mouser

Kirksville is a city in and the county seat of Adair County, Missouri, United States. Located in the Benton Township, its population was 17,505 at the 2010 census. Kirksville is home to two colleges: Truman State University and A.T. Still University.
Things to do in Kirksville

1. The Greek Corner Gyros

301 S Franklin St, Kirksville, MO 63501-3516 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Fast Food, Mediterranean, Greek Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 660-665-0300
Excellent
71%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 70 reviews

The Greek Corner Gyros

Reviewed By SaxoRandy - Kirksville, Missouri

The tiny restaurant serves the best Greek food I've ever eaten. Located on the corner of Franklin St and Jefferson St, sit-down dining is available. They also have a patio for outside dining. They have a wide variety of Greek food and Chicago style hotdogs!

2. Sweet Espressions

202 N Franklin St, Kirksville, MO 63501-2917 Seating Cafe, American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 660-665-3224
Excellent
62%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Sweet Espressions

Reviewed By Smith G

Stopped to have coffee and just loved the setting so we had coffee and a sandwich. Excellent sandwich made with love. Fresh coffee! Customers were a mix of students and non-students. Old building but a comfortable setting. I had the walnut maple pumpkin cookie and my friend had a chocolate chip cookie. Mine was excellent; my friend's cookie was "tasteless"...it was missing an ingredient but not sure what was missing? Recommend. Free wifi.

3. Dairy Queen

1407 S Baltimore St, Kirksville, MO 63501-4532 Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food +1 660-665-1050
Excellent
27%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
27%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 11 reviews

Dairy Queen

Reviewed By mickey0513 - Missouri

high school kids working don't care at all about customer service. Soda machine wasn't working and still charged me for drinks knowing the machine was not working right. drinks were flat and when I went back to ask for different drink kid basically said sorry they are all like that. He was trying to sell drinks to another customer instead of letting her know the machine was broke. He almost didn't want to give me my money back when I asked. Place was absolutely dirty and disgusting w food and trash all over the floors and walls overflowing the trash can.

4. Colton's Steak House & Grill

1116 Country Club Dr, Kirksville, MO 63501-5354 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations American, Steakhouse, Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 660-665-6336
Excellent
36%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 138 reviews

Colton's Steak House & Grill

Reviewed By kwagmeister - Evansville, Indiana

In the small town of Kirksville there is not a huge number of restaurants and especially not many open on a Sunday evening. This one was convenient to area hotels and is close by the university as well, so it is understandably popular with travelers and families. I ordered a sirloin and baked sweet potato. The sweet potato was wonderful. The steak was just ok - a little more done than the medium rare I ordered and therefore a bit tough. My daughter’s salmon was undercooked - I know salmon and its prep and it shouldn’t be dry - this was near raw in the middle. She ate around it, and didn’t want to send it back. Her side vegetables were excellent. Rolls are wonderful - soft, warm, and drizzled with melted butter.
Prices are very inexpensive which makes this a good choice for families. You won’t find fine wines or upscale martinis - but there is bar service and soft drinks/tea. A diner in another booth was celebrating a birthday, which brought the servers with a sundae and cow bells. It was cute.
Judging from the full parking lot this is a place that will continue to be popular.

5. Pagliai's Pizza

101 W Washington St, Kirksville, MO 63501-2873 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Pizza, Italian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 660-665-6678
Excellent
46%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 65 reviews

Pagliai's Pizza

Reviewed By JudyMoMissouri - Missouri

Pronounced "polly eyes) this local pizza place has been around forever (almost!) Everyone goes there--- college kids, business people, families, visitorsetc. Pagliai's Ronzas have a reputation for uniqueness. I find them ok, but my daughters love them. The pizza is average to good, and sometimes the service is fast and other times it's dreadfully slow. The attraction to Pagliai's is a crowd of people eating, laughing, talking and enjoying a local icon. Lest you think I'm painting a dreary picture I am not. If you are a visitor you must go to Pagliai's. Be sure to take your kids or friends, have some pizza and laugh a lot!

6. Take Root Cafe

114 W Harrison St, Kirksville, MO 63501-2830 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, International, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 21 +1 660-956-4671
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 25 reviews

Take Root Cafe

Take Root Cafe is a non-profit pay-what-you-can cafe in Kirksville, Missouri. We combine the concept of a cafe and a community center, providing a space that allows everyone, regardless of means, access to healthy food. We are open for lunch 11-2 and dinner 5-8. In between those hours, we serve coffee, tea, and snacks.

Reviewed By Susan S - United States

First of all, the atmosphere is wonderful. A great place to relax and enjoy your friends and meet others who are like minded in the pursuit of eating local, fresh food. The food is delish and there is a good mix of choices for all... carnivores, vegetarians and vegans alike. They are always introducing something new and reaching out to the community with events, music, etc. It is a pay as you can, meaning you can pay the suggested price of the meal, or more as a donation, or only just what you can afford, so everyone that comes in can have a delicious, healthy meal.

7. 54 Diner

2700 S Baltimore St, Kirksville, MO 63501-4638 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 660-665-6300
Excellent
39%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
8%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 78 reviews

54 Diner

Reviewed By charlesfH4567HJ - El Paso, Illinois

We went for breakfast. The restaurant is easy to find and accessible from two streets. There is plenty of parking. The server was friendly and attentive. We ordered typical breakfast meals. The meals were served quickly. The food was great. We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast and the next time we are in Kirksville we will eat there again.

8. Pancake City

2101 N Baltimore St, Kirksville, MO 63501-5110 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 660-665-6002
Excellent
36%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 61 reviews

Pancake City

If you are going to have info on ANY restaurant in Kirksville, you have GOT to have Pancake City. It's an icon in this area. Draws folks for miles.

Reviewed By eg65243 - Columbia, Missouri

Food was just warm. Gravy was good but not very warm. Eggs were supposed to be scrambled but were cooked flat. Not good. Hash browns were perfect but kinda cool. Service was pretty slow. When I told the waitress about the food being cold she offered to heat it in the microwave. I won't be back here again

9. Du Kum Inn

111 S Elson St, Kirksville, MO 63501-3464 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 660-665-9764
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Du Kum Inn

Reviewed By vmarrufo

Average food! Not really a family restaurant. Staff was OK. Looks like a fun place for singles. Average

10. Thousand Hills Lakeside Dining

20431 State Highway 157, Kirksville, MO 63501-7069 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 660-665-7119
Excellent
37%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 29 reviews

Thousand Hills Lakeside Dining

Enjoy a wide selection of excellent foods and cocktails at the park's dining lodge. Reservations are suggested for dinner.

Reviewed By carlocB9030VZ - Kirksville, Missouri USA

I went to this dining place by the lake for a breakfast buffet. Although the meal itself was quite tasty, the variety and quantity really disappointed me. I didn't even know there were places that offered a "breakfast buffet" and being so limited. Usually it is called a Brunch Buffet , but this was not the case.

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