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Room 38

38 N 8th St, Columbia, MO 65201
+1 573-449-3838
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (2 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
All hours
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
38 N 8th St, Columbia, MO 65201
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Sandwich selection is excellent. Vast, unique variety, and all seemed freshly prepared. Flavor was great. Portion size average. Prices were better than you'd expect in this sort of atmosphere. I felt like I was in a big city.

Thank WarEglTX
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This is such an amazing dish. Slightly spicy with a delicious creamy and well seasoned grits. Gluten free and tastes so so good.

Thank Mibin
Reviewed 12 June 2017

My son made reservations via open table for a graduation lunch. It has a nice decor we were seated at a low table directly in front of the bar. They do have outdoor seating which I didn't realize and would have preferred. Food was good...More

1  Thank Irishagg
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Went for eggs Benedict but first they were out of the normal ham. Ok, tried the pork belly instead and then five minutes later they said they were out of that one too. Ended up with lox instead Goodness it was Sunday brunch after all,...More

Thank swimdiva
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is a fun upscale restaurant and bar in the college town. They have the perfect selection of cocktails and food. The Lobster Mac and Cheese was amazing.

Thank _fbshari
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Tasty drink options and the food was wonderful. The bartender was attentive. The bathroom was clean and unisex. Great atmosphere. Definitely worth a night out.

Thank Shanna S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We too had an Open Table reservation fiasco with this restaurant, as I see did others in another review - so caveat - do NOT use Open Table to make a reservation. I do see that it's possible to make a reservation via the restaurant...More

Thank SingersLeader
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We made a visit to Columbia to take our son out for Sunday brunch for his birthday. WE made a reservation which was a good idea. The food was amazing! Biscuits and gravy combos were outstanding. Servers were friendly, environment was fun. Will definitely go...More

1  Thank Diana O
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

After my niece's college graduation, we were treated to a wonderful dinner at Room 38. One of only three restaurants in town that takes reservations, knowing we could be immediately seated was a plus. There were 11 in our party. The service was impeccable. I...More

Thank Lynne J
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Do not use Open Table to make a reservation, They do not honor it. I made reservations for 11/11/2016 for 6:45 on October 31. Later in the day, I changed my reservation to 7:00pm. I received confirming emails both times with the update noted. When...More

2  Thank Memee65201
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 N 8th St, Columbia, MO 65201
    (E. Walnut St.)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop on our corner
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-449-3838
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Room 38 Restaurant and Lounge is Columbia’s premiere venue for dining, entertainment, and special events. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Columbia, Room 38 is within walking distance from local hotels, live music and performing arts venues, and just minutes away from Hearnes Center, Mizzou Arena, and Farot Field. Room 38 provides an upscale atmosphere with a contemporary approach, and is your destination when looking to experience the best Columbia has to offer.Whether you are looking for an amazing dining experience of shared plates, would like to relax and unwind with your closest friends, sip signature cocktails, need a destination for after dinner to lounge and drink the night away, or are looking for a sophisticated atmosphere to host your next corporate event, Room 38 Restaurant and Lounge stylishly accommodates.
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