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Red Shanty Barbeque and Roadside Cafe

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2201 Highway 13 Blvd, Higginsville, MO 64037-1641
11:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Columbia, Missouri
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I grew up in Higginsville and this restaurant was opened after I had moved out of town as an adult. I had read good reviews in the Rural Missourian publication so I had to check it out myself! I went with my family of four plus my parents. We were seated in the back portion of the restaurant which was... More 

Thank Kevin_and_Emily
Warrensburg, Missouri
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I live in Warrensburg, but I love to take my friends on a little trip to Red Shanty. The wedge salad is delicious (I've never seen anything like it). I usually order the Hobo Pack, and pay 99 cents more for the burn ends. It's worth it. But I really love the atmosphere. It's the kind of small town eclectic... More 

Thank FrannyGlass1976
Lewisville, Texas
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106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Hey for all you road warriors that are tired of the every day same ole chain food joints along the Interstate HWY's here is ONE you need to try, Take a few minutes of your planned trip stop for lunch or dinner drive NORTH about 5 miles and watch for the SIGN, RED SHANTY BBQ, old truck along the road... More 

Thank Brian H
Appleton, WI
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Rustic charm as others mentioned, good service and out if this world bbq. Had long ribs, smoked brisket and the burnt ends. We were just passing through the area...this was a gem.

Thank WIIrishGirl10
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

A very good experience. Rustic atmosphere. They don't have milk shakes or malts. When I came in they said that they had run out of ribs. They then said that if I wait 5 minutes that there would be ribs. When I was paying the cook asked me if I would like to have some for the road for no... More 

Thank k1200lt2010
Dayton, Ohio
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257 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Where else will you find a liquor store that flows right into a pretty good restaurant? The Red Shanty has a good reputation in the area. Our motel clerk recommended it. Good selection, meats were very well prepared and served.

Thank NeilfromDayton
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2016

My husband and I have been here several times. The food is always good, but there are limited options. There's not really any low carb sides except for the wedge salad and this is a big deal for my diabetic family members. I usually get a "hobo pack" with pulled pork, brisket and Parmesan chips. The brisket can occasionally be... More 

Thank Amber R
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102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Have often driven by Red Shanty, but never stopped. Yesterday we decided to have lunch at Red Shanty, and are glad we did! We had the impression that this was a 'bar-tavern', but friends told us the food was good, so we stopped and gave it a try. We were pleasantly surprised by both the atmosphere and the food. There... More 

Thank shis1
Stet, Missouri, United States
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This is an old liquor store that has been many things in its day (bait shop, etc). It has a large enclosed deck on the rear which is nice to sit out on in summer months. The food is good BBQ and origin type sandwiches. They have a very extensive beer and wine selection as well. Prices are kind of... More 

Thank Courtney P
Higginsville, Missouri
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Located in a liquor store along highway 13. Friendly staff, but usually understaffed so don't be in a hurry or you will be frustrated. The piglet is perfect size, 2 ribs, a pile of homemade parmigiano fries and a wedge salad. Dressing on wedge delicious, fries excellent abe plentiful. Be sure to try a homemade desert.

Thank Diana C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2201 Highway 13 Blvd, Higginsville, MO 64037-1641
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Higginsville

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?