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Rock M Nation's Guide to Columbia (Remix)


Here we go gang. This is my version of the revised Guide to Columbia. Since the idea of revising it has been kicked around on various threads, I figured I would take this snowy Monday to put everything else off and give it a go.

Some of these opinions are mine or shared from my friends, but I did try to stay in line with the picks from the previous guide. I also tried to be well rounded in the selections, since the main purpose of this guide is to help visitors to COMO. I also updated broken or outdated links when possible. I hope you all find it helpful and informative.

This information can be copied, edited, etc:

FOOD:

Best Burger: Popular Pick: Booche's; Other Suggestions: Flat Branch, Shiloh

Best Pizza: Popular Pick: Shakespeare's; Other Suggestions: G&D Pizza, Kostaki's Pizzeria

Best Mexican Food: Popular Pick: El Rancho; Other Suggestions: Tequila Mexican Restaurant, Taqueria El Rodeo

Best Italian Food: Popular Pick: Sophia's; Other Suggestions: Bambino's, Babbo's

Best BBQ: Popular Pick: Buckingham's; Other Suggestions: Smokin' Chicks

Best Wings: Popular Pick: CJ's; Other Suggestions: D. Rowe's, Truman's

Best Sandwiches: Popular Pick: Sub Shop Other Suggestions: Pickleman's

Best Breakfast: Popular Pick: Broadway Diner; Other Suggestions: Ernie's

Best Semi-Upscale Dining: Popular Pick: Addison's; Other Suggestions: CC's City Broiler, Bleu, Mackenzie's

Best Casual Dining: Popular Pick: Flat Branch; Other Suggestions: D. Rowe's

Best Dessert: Popular Pick: Tiger Stripe ice cream at Buck's; Other Suggestions: Andy's Frozen Custard, Upper Crust Bakery

Best Coffee: Popular Pick: Kaldi's

Best Late Night Food Stop: Popular Pick: Broadway Diner; Other Suggestions: El Rancho, Gumby's Pizza

"Can't Miss" Food Item in Columbia: Popular Pick: Booche's hamburgers; Other Suggestions: Flat Branch Texas Burger, Sub Shop Sausage and Kraut sandwich

BEVERAGE/NIGHTLIFE:

Best Drink Specials: Popular Pick: Bengal's; Other Suggestions: Shakespeare's, Shiloh, Truman's, Campus Bar & Grill

Best Drink Selection: Popular Pick: Flat Branch; Other Suggestions: Tropical Liqueurs

Best Bartender's: Popular Pick: Willie's/Field House; Other Suggestions: McNally's

Best Gameday Bar: Popular Pick: Harpo's; Other Suggestions: Shiloh, Campus Bar & Grill, Stadium Grill

Best Bar for "Scenery": Popular Pick: Quinton's/Tonic; Other Suggestions: Shiloh

Best Bar for Dancing: Popular Pick: Tonic; Other Suggestions: Whiskey Wild Saloon, 10 Below

TOURISM:

Best Thing to See on Campus: Popular Pick: The Columns on Francis Quadrangle; Other Suggestions: Museum of Anthropology, Campus Walking Tours

Best Thing to See off Campus: Popular Pick: The District; Other Suggestions: Rock Bridge State Park, Finger Lakes State Park

Best Day Trip: Popular Pick: Isle of Capri Casino, Other Suggestions: Les Bourgeois Vineyards, Osage Beach Premium Outlets, Missouri State Capitol

Best Movie Theater: Popular Pick: Hollywood - Stadium 14; Other Suggestions: Rag Tag Cinema, Forum 8

Best Golf Course: Popular Pick: Eagle Knoll GC; Other Suggestions: A.L. Gustin GC, Lake of the Woods

Best Free Parking Location: Popular Pick: 5 Free On-Campus Garages; Other Suggestions: Parking Along Stadium or Providence Roads

Best Tailgating Location: Popular Pick: Lot X; Other Suggestions: Future Site of Tiger Town?

HOTELS/ACCOMMODATIONS:

Best Hotel Close to Sports Complex: Popular Pick: Hampton Inn & Suites; Other Suggestions: Stoney Creek Inn, Courtyard by Marriott

Best "Cheap" Hotel: Popular Pick: Comfort Suites; Other Suggestions: Quality Inn

Best "Upscale" Hotel: Holiday Inn Executive Center; Other Suggestions: Hilton Garden Inn, Residence Inn

Camping/RV Options: Popular Pick: Cottonwoods RV Park; Other Suggestions: Finger Lakes State Park, RV/Bus Parking Lots near stadium

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