Grab a Bite on the Katy Trail

Missouri’s Katy Trail is an excellent gateway to a variety of Missouri adventures.

Not only does the 240-mile trail offer quick access to campgrounds and fantastic photo opportunities, it’s located close to a several bed and breakfasts, retail shops, cities of varying sizes and, naturally, excellent restaurants and wineries.

No matter what types of food and drink your palate prefers, chances are, you’ll find it along the Katy Trail. In fact, here are six awesome food-and-drink options to add to your next outing on the trail (be sure you verify each restaurant/winery’s hours):

Hendrick's BBQ. Photo by Daniel Doelling.
Hendrick’s BBQ. Photo by Daniel Doelling.

Hendrick’s Barbecue, St. Charles – The aroma of slow-cooked meats pulls you off the Katy Trail (no worries, it’s just a stone’s throw) into the friendly confines of Hendrick’s, which offers some of the region’s best barbecue. We’d encourage you to eat light because you’re riding a bike, but that’s kind of defeating the purpose.

Dutzow Deli and Restaurant, Dutzow – Early-morning arrivals enjoy breakfast specialties like the Country Boy Scramble Skillet (hashbrowns, eggs, cheese, meat and gravy), while folks who stop in for lunch may opt for The Naked Piggy (ham and provolone on a baguette). They serve dinner Wednesday through Saturday, with choices such as catfish, chicken-fried steak, salmon and frog legs.

Katarina’s Homestyle Café, Pilot Grove – Don’t try to look at Katarina’s Facebook page while you’re still riding. When you see photos of the pulled-pork sandwich, you’ll probably crash. Yes, it looks that good. And don’t even get us started on the pie.

Sugar Creek Winery, Defiance – A picturesque setting and gazebo overlooking the vineyard make this a delightfully relaxing stop along the Katy Trail. Michael’s Signature Red is a must-try.

Stone Hill Winery, Hermann – One of Missouri’s most well-known wineries, Stone Hill has been cranking out award-winning wines since 1847. Enjoy a tour of the historic property; when it comes time for tasting, $5 gets you six samples.

Les Bourgeois VineyardsAaron Ottis
Les Bourgeois Vineyards. Photo by Aaron Ottis.

Les Bourgeois Winery and Tasting Room, Rocheport – You’ll have to travel a few miles off the trail to access Les Bourgeois, but the wines here make it worth the effort. Popular selections include the sweet Riverboat Red, semi-sweet Vignoles and the dry Norton.

These are just a handful of the great restaurants and wineries found along the Katy Trail in Missouri. Start planning your Katy Trial adventure today at VisitMO on Pinterest Missouri Travel Guide

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