In Missouri, you can find plenty of ribs, often in the St. Louis style, but what about South Florida style? In Columbia, Missouri, you can get a taste at the aptly named South Florida Style Chicken and Ribs, where Florida native Gerald Nathan Sr. has been serving up his signature flavors since his son was recruited by Mizzou football. Obviously, the restaurant serves up some seriously good chicken and ribs, but on the menu, you'll also find dishes like a grilled rack of lamb, hamburgers and fried fish.
For the fried fish plate at South Florida Style Chicken and Ribs, the swai – a white-fleshed fish with a neutral flavor – is lightly battered and deep fried before being seasoned with Nathan’s specialty mix. Choose two sides to pair, whether that's fries, coleslaw, collard greens or mac 'n' cheese, and then grab some hot sauce and tartar sauce for dipping. Prefer your fried fish between a bun? You can also order the swai in a fried fish sandwich.
South Florida Style Chicken and Ribs is offering its menu for carryout, curbside pickup and limited dine-in service.
South Florida Style Chicken & Ribs, 600 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Missouri, 573.507.6981, facebook.com/704chickenandribs