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AustinChief
06-12-2009, 08:50 PM
OK, question for the St Joe planeteers... Name some "famous" St Joe restaurants(past or present) and what you would consider their "signature" item...

Maybe it is just the item you associate with them .. for instance...

The Bucket Shop= beefburger
Galvin's=fried chicken
36th Street= Tenderloin sandwich
D&G= the Simon
Kleinbrodts= scrappy beef
Cordonnier's = catfish sandwich
Jerre Anne's = any and every side dish

NO CHAINS ALLOWED...

extra credit if you have a recipe for said item!

Nzoner
06-12-2009, 09:43 PM
You must've never had a Bottoms Up tenderloin sandwich,that was a sad sad day when they closed their doors.

Mizzou_8541
06-12-2009, 10:06 PM
36th Street is good but pricey. Their claim to fame is Tom Selleck ate there...

Hoof and Horn is awesome, but it burned down if I am not mistaken-best items are(were) anything beef
Merrick's- Subs (I know, subs can't be that good, right? They come with a dipping sauce that is freaking amazing.)

BigCatDaddy
06-12-2009, 10:07 PM
Sack N Save - 3 Chillidogs for $1

Nzoner
06-12-2009, 10:09 PM
Hoof and Horn is awesome, but it burned down if I am not mistaken-best items are(were) anything beef


It's open again

Mizzou_8541
06-12-2009, 10:10 PM
It's open again

How long? I haven't been back in awhile.

Nzoner
06-12-2009, 10:11 PM
How long? I haven't been back in awhile.


Not sure within the last few months

AustinChief
06-12-2009, 10:19 PM
You must've never had a Bottoms Up tenderloin sandwich,that was a sad sad day when they closed their doors.

Best I ever had was actually Jim's Place... but I doubt it is around anymore... but 36th st was more famous for it (at least in my childhood)

So Joe, got any suggestions?

I will add another.. Barbosa's = cheese enchilada's in the red pork sauce

AustinChief
06-12-2009, 10:20 PM
36th Street is good but pricey. Their claim to fame is Tom Selleck ate there...

Hoof and Horn is awesome, but it burned down if I am not mistaken-best items are(were) anything beef
Merrick's- Subs (I know, subs can't be that good, right? They come with a dipping sauce that is freaking amazing.)

Hoof and Horn was a fave of mine as a kid... if you had to pick ONE item what would you pick from there (for me it was filet mignon but that isn't something I would call a sig item of there's)

Mizzou_8541
06-12-2009, 10:28 PM
Hoof and Horn was a fave of mine as a kid... if you had to pick ONE item what would you pick from there (for me it was filet mignon but that isn't something I would call a sig item of there's)

I don't remember. I just remember going there as a kid and it being freaking amazing. I mean, it isn't normal for kids to like steak, right? Isn't that a taste that develops as one gets older? It was a HUGE deal to get to go to the Hoof 'n Horn. Like once a year on your birthday huge.

I just remember VERY good food.

chasedude
06-12-2009, 10:34 PM
You must've never had a Bottoms Up tenderloin sandwich,that was a sad sad day when they closed their doors.

The Momma Ester. It was so huge the bun dwarfed in comparison.

Nzoner
06-12-2009, 10:35 PM
So Joe, got any suggestions?



From my days as a kid it was also The Bucket Shop and my Aunt has the original beefburger recipe.I'd also have to give a :thumb: to The Pizza Royal,been open for years and still continues to put out great thin crust pizza.

More recently famous for me(although already gone) was Beaty's BBQ,best ribs,sauce and beans I've ever had and I've had a lot.

Nzoner
06-12-2009, 10:37 PM
The Momma Ester. It was so huge the bun dwarfed in comparison.


Once a week they also served what they called the Hot Mommy Ester,the huge thick tenderloin covered in mashed potatoes and cream gravy.

chasedude
06-12-2009, 10:52 PM
What was the name of the Pizza place that used to be at the Uhaul location on the N Belt? I remember it had the "Monkey Doors" for kids. It had a large window to watch the pizza man make the pies.

Nzoner
06-12-2009, 10:52 PM
What was the name of the Pizza place that used to be at the Uhaul location on the N Belt? I remember it had the "Monkey Doors" for kids. It had a large window to watch the pizza man make the pies.

Dapper Dan's

chasedude
06-12-2009, 10:55 PM
Dapper Dan's

Yes! That's It! Great times running around with my cousins creating havoc in that place.

chasedude
06-12-2009, 10:59 PM
Ah, thought of another place. The Snow White Restaurant. Used to go there with the Grandparents on Sunday's after services.

HypnotizedMonkey
06-12-2009, 11:00 PM
I used to eat the shit out of some Ford's tenderloins

Nzoner
06-12-2009, 11:01 PM
I used to eat the shit out of some Ford's tenderloins

When I was a kid the place was called Henry's

Nzoner
06-12-2009, 11:07 PM
Going to go back a bit to my childhood and see if anyone is old enough to remember any of these places that are all gone now except for one and it's had a couple of owners.

El Rancho
Les' Steakhouse
St Joe Marina Restaurant
Southgate Inn(originally in the Southside and then moved to the belt and name changed to the aforementioned 36th Street)
Hawkins Cafe(had a cook named Joe who made the best pancakes I've ever had)

Gonzo
06-12-2009, 11:24 PM
Dude... You ever have the chicken gizzard dinner at the D&G? It's deep fried heaven.

Nzoner
06-13-2009, 01:01 AM
Dude... You ever have the chicken gizzard dinner at the D&G? It's deep fried heaven.

D & G closed recently

AustinChief
06-13-2009, 04:12 AM
From my days as a kid it was also The Bucket Shop and my Aunt has the original beefburger recipe.I'd also have to give a :thumb: to The Pizza Royal,been open for years and still continues to put out great thin crust pizza.

More recently famous for me(although already gone) was Beaty's BBQ,best ribs,sauce and beans I've ever had and I've had a lot.

THE BUCKET SHOP! That is my family. My cousin's side... but grew up there.
Damn, that was some amazing food... Juana and John Masson.

kcmaxwell
06-13-2009, 10:58 AM
ya guys missed Beaudreaux's? best restaraunt by far in joetown...if you like cajun, it is the place!

Gonzo
06-13-2009, 11:33 AM
D & G closed recently

No... say it ain't so. My family history of drukiness at that place is legendary. Is this true?
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Nzoner
06-13-2009, 01:29 PM
No... say it ain't so. My family history of drukiness at that place is legendary. Is this true?
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Seriously,Pete finally gave up trying to fight Corporate America

Gonzo
06-13-2009, 01:39 PM
Seriously,Pete finally gave up trying to fight Corporate America
Yeah, I read about that online. apparently he's been trying to sell the place for quite some time now with no luck. that really sucks.
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cmh6476
06-13-2009, 04:13 PM
Betty's Cafe - biscuits and gravy

It's funny that some of our trademark restaurants used to be brothels (hoof&horn & bucket shop). Too bad brothels became outlawed, or this town maybe could have flourished at the turn of the last century and beyond. My friend's opend up the Bucket Shop as MacKelly's for a brief stint, our fantasy league is still named MacKelly's FFL, as we held our first draft there :cheers:

AustinChief
06-13-2009, 06:04 PM
Betty's Cafe - biscuits and gravy



Where is that? I have never heard of it?

cmh6476
06-13-2009, 06:45 PM
Where is that? I have never heard of it?

south end, on king hill ave just south of Alabama.

the owner used to work at Spot Cafe before she opened Betty's, so they are very similar.

Jilly
06-13-2009, 06:54 PM
They have restaurants in st joe?

cmh6476
06-13-2009, 07:27 PM
They have restaurants in st joe?

some of the best restarants ever would be found in towns of less then 10k people. One of the best chicken fried chicken dinners I ever at was in a little town called Allendale. St. Joe isn't nearly as small as some would like to believe it is, but yes we have quite the selection of not just restaurants, but homegrown restaurants that help make this town unique.

RJ
06-13-2009, 07:35 PM
How are the prostitutes in St. Joe?

AustinChief
06-13-2009, 07:51 PM
They have restaurants in st joe?I have lived in DFW, Ann Arbor, Austin, Lafayette, Santa Barbara... not to mention living and traveling for a year in Spain... and of course I am biased... but St Joe has some of the BEST food I have ever had.. KC does too for that matter.

Of everywhere else I have lived, I would only put Ann Arbor and Tarragona, Spain in the same catagory. Now, again, I don't care for seafood and I love pork and beef... so St Joe tends to cater to my needs.

If the D&G were to open here in downtown Austin... they would be the best restaurant in town. (for me)

btw... of all the cities I have spent a significant amount of time in... the BIG cities tend to be the worst... DFW is a perfect example of a culinary wasteland... Detroit is the only exception to that, that I have found (never been to Chicago but I hear they qualify as well)

Gonzo
06-13-2009, 08:29 PM
I have lived in DFW, Ann Arbor, Austin, Lafayette, Santa Barbara... not to mention living and traveling for a year in Spain... and of course I am biased... but St Joe has some of the BEST food I have ever had.. KC does too for that matter.

Of everywhere else I have lived, I would only put Ann Arbor and Tarragona, Spain in the same catagory. Now, again, I don't care for seafood and I love pork and beef... so St Joe tends to cater to my needs.

If the D&G were to open here in downtown Austin... they would be the best restaurant in town. (for me)

btw... of all the cities I have spent a significant amount of time in... the BIG cities tend to be the worst... DFW is a perfect example of a culinary wasteland... Detroit is the only exception to that, that I have found (never been to Chicago but I hear they qualify as well)

This is true... I've lived in a lot of places but the smaller towns tend to have an atmosphere to their restaurants. The food is always top notch as well. Out of all the cities I've lived in, Omaha comes in a close 2nd to KC for restaurants in a larger populous.
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cmh6476
06-13-2009, 08:30 PM
unfortunately austin we are losing some of our "hometown" restaurants. Jerry Anne;s closed a year or two ago and hasn't re-opened. D&G owners have retired and not found a willing suitor to carry on the tradition. A couple people have tried to ressurect the Bucket Shop to no avail. And most recently, I believe that measly IRS agency laid victim to Pinzino's Somkehouse, which had the potential to become another key restaurant for the town.

AustinChief
06-14-2009, 03:20 AM
unfortunately austin we are losing some of our "hometown" restaurants. Jerry Anne;s closed a year or two ago and hasn't re-opened. D&G owners have retired and not found a willing suitor to carry on the tradition. A couple people have tried to ressurect the Bucket Shop to no avail. And most recently, I believe that measly IRS agency laid victim to Pinzino's Somkehouse, which had the potential to become another key restaurant for the town.

Of all of those.. The Bucket Shop... kills me. If I ever get famously rish, that is one of the places that I would make sure returns to form.. that and my childhood favorite.. the D&G.

chasedude
06-14-2009, 03:21 AM
unfortunately austin we are losing some of our "hometown" restaurants. Jerry Anne;s closed a year or two ago and hasn't re-opened. D&G owners have retired and not found a willing suitor to carry on the tradition. A couple people have tried to ressurect the Bucket Shop to no avail. And most recently, I believe that measly IRS agency laid victim to Pinzino's Somkehouse, which had the potential to become another key restaurant for the town.

Bill bringing Pinzo's into The First Ward House was a smart move. Been awhile since I've been in there but the last time I ate was some BBQ smoked brisket Nachos... Priest Holmes would be proud LMAO

AustinChief
06-14-2009, 03:26 AM
Bill bringing Pinzo's into The First Ward House was a smart move. Been awhile since I've been in there but the last time I ate was some BBQ smoked brisket Nachos... Priest Holmes would be proud LMAO
OMG! The First Ward! Are they still open? How bout the Brown Bear? Two of my favs.

Fishpicker
06-14-2009, 03:34 AM
Bandanas

sometimes the food is good and sometimes it disappoints. I love the mustard BBQ sauce though.

chasedude
06-14-2009, 03:36 AM
OMG! The First Ward! Are they still open? How bout the Brown Bear? Two of my favs.

Oh yeah, both there. The First Ward is really nice now. Beasley gave it a near makeover. Added a really nice kitchen. The basement has been opened up for a game room. The old back deck is gone and doulbed in size now. The parking lot paved, it's a really nice place now.

As for the Bear, not much has changed there but a few more tacked dollars in the ceiling :p

sodcat
06-14-2009, 07:39 AM
where is the best chicken fried steak in st joe?

cmh6476
06-14-2009, 12:16 PM
chase, First Ward closed down, as I mentioned earlier that pesky IRS got to em and they had to close er down. For sale signs adorn the windows now.

Best chicken fried steak as far as I'm concerned would be Boudreaux's.

Nzoner
06-14-2009, 01:26 PM
Bandanas

sometimes the food is good and sometimes it disappoints. I love the mustard BBQ sauce though.

Bandanas is not a St Joe original though,I believe their home is in the St Louis area

Nzoner
06-14-2009, 01:28 PM
I'm surprised no one mentioned The Frederick Inn.

Stewie
06-14-2009, 01:57 PM
Hardy's in Wathena. Man, they had the best biscuits and gravy and tenderloins. I'm sure it's gone now (this was in the 70s) and was a destination for tired farmers and their families at the end of a long day, or for breakfast. Wathena also had Dairy King... yep, the KING!

Demonpenz
06-14-2009, 02:31 PM
millers grill used to have a fried brain sandwhich, they closed many moons ago

Nzoner
06-14-2009, 02:47 PM
millers grill used to have a fried brain sandwhich, they closed many moons ago

Nice call,I remember going there as a kid and they had dine in or car hop service.

Which also reminds me of another great spot in the Southside called Thirsty Drive-In famous for their broasted chicken and broasted potatoes.I still make the broasted potatoes from time to time and they kick ass.

cmh6476
06-14-2009, 03:35 PM
Marcus's Turkey Fries

cmh6476
06-14-2009, 03:37 PM
also Taco Bandido tacos are pretty kicass, but damn they're getting pricey

AustinChief
06-14-2009, 05:55 PM
I'm surprised no one mentioned The Frederick Inn.

Good call!. They still open?

chasedude
06-14-2009, 10:36 PM
chase, First Ward closed down, as I mentioned earlier that pesky IRS got to em and they had to close er down. For sale signs adorn the windows now.


Ah Shit, I didn't see that. Too bad for Bill, I bet he's moved north now.

Nzoner
06-14-2009, 11:26 PM
Good call!. They still open?


One of the few,but still kickin"

cmh6476
06-15-2009, 08:54 AM
Geneo's Pizza is also pretty kickass. Anyone remember Steve's Pizza? A lot like Pizza Royal if I remember correctly, all 3 of those are/were damn good.

rageeumr
06-15-2009, 09:16 AM
The places I have to go to when I'm back in town are Barbosas (Beefy Cheese Dip and Lard-Fried chips...mmmmmm) and Boudreaux's. My parents and I also really liked Johnny Fry's while it was around. Even though I think the guy that owns Palma's was the cook at Fry's, we never have really gotten into Palmas.

Demonpenz
06-15-2009, 11:15 AM
damn i want to go to palma's and drink, that deck is pretty nice, but my friends just drive me to wiley's

cmh6476
06-15-2009, 11:30 AM
damn i want to go to palma's and drink, that deck is pretty nice, but my friends just drive me to wiley's

does wiley's still have their "Howl at the Moon" wolf-shirt special wednesday with 1/2 price PBRs for anyone donning a wolf-shirt?

CanadianChief
06-15-2009, 12:38 PM
You must've never had a Bottoms Up tenderloin sandwich,that was a sad sad day when they closed their doors.


Was that the place you took me and the boys to when we were in town to visit? That was a damn good sandwich.

Demonpenz
06-15-2009, 01:22 PM
Hi Ho Bar and grill has been open for awhile, mitchells diner

chasedude
06-15-2009, 05:20 PM
Geneo's Pizza is also pretty kickass. Anyone remember Steve's Pizza? A lot like Pizza Royal if I remember correctly, all 3 of those are/were damn good.

I remember Steve's Pizza there at the end of strip mall near 22nd and Garfield. They had good Pizza Rolls, their version of a Calzone. Our family used to frequent that place when I was a kid.

Simply Red
06-15-2009, 05:48 PM
The Momma Ester. It was so huge the bun dwarfed in comparison.

Betty's Fried Chicken in Blue Springs held the crown for a long time, w/ these gems. I just don't know if it's the same quality, I think it is, it's just got a new name now. But no, couldn't contribute w/ SJ's restaurants.

Nzoner
06-16-2009, 10:37 AM
Was that the place you took me and the boys to when we were in town to visit? That was a damn good sandwich.

54th Street Bar & Grill

CanadianChief
06-16-2009, 12:39 PM
54th Street Bar & Grill

Went went to two different places. The first place had the great tenderloin sandwiches. The second (which I think was our next visit) had great stuffed mushrooms. I thought the stuffed mushroom place was the 54th Street Bar & Grill?

Either way the food at both were awesome. Wish they had more food like that up here.

BigCatDaddy
06-16-2009, 12:49 PM
I remember Steve's Pizza there at the end of strip mall near 22nd and Garfield. They had good Pizza Rolls, their version of a Calzone. Our family used to frequent that place when I was a kid.


That was some good stuff. Get some pizza and go next door and check out all the x rated tapes at the video store.

Nzoner
06-16-2009, 03:29 PM
Went went to two different places. The first place had the great tenderloin sandwiches. The second (which I think was our next visit) had great stuffed mushrooms. I thought the stuffed mushroom place was the 54th Street Bar & Grill?

Either way the food at both were awesome. Wish they had more food like that up here.

Hell I forgot,that was Bottom's Up which I referenced on the first page,best tenderloin in town and they closed last Summer :(

cmh6476
06-17-2009, 08:28 AM
I kinda forgot about Sunset Grill, although I'm not sure what their signature dish would have been. Prime Rib?

Molitoth
06-17-2009, 09:01 AM
Sunset Grill was awesome, are they still open?

cmh6476
06-17-2009, 04:40 PM
unfortunately, no

Demonpenz
06-17-2009, 04:58 PM
sunset was the bomb sunday nights for college kids. drink in the parking lot and then go on the deck for some cans

Demonpenz
06-17-2009, 05:03 PM
Coordineers? and another bar next ....well hell i dunno even the road. St Joe boat and yaughers know what part of town i am talking about

cmh6476
06-17-2009, 10:11 PM
we had our post hs-graduation party at the boat and yacht club

cmh6476
04-08-2010, 10:44 AM
neil smith is opening a sports bar. He beat us to the punch nzoner.

Nzoner
04-08-2010, 05:41 PM
neil smith is opening a sports bar. He beat us to the punch nzoner.

Hopefully he'll do it up right,I'm really damn tired of these places here that call themselves sports bars and then you go in on a Thursday night for the NFL game and the manager says,"what,there's an NFL game tonight?"

And that crap happened at Buffalo Wild Wings to us.

AustinChief
04-08-2010, 05:48 PM
neil smith is opening a sports bar. He beat us to the punch nzoner.

In St Joe????

Pablo
04-08-2010, 05:49 PM
In St Joe????Yep at the United Department Store building at 602 Felix Street.