From a refurbished nursing home in Albany, Missouri, Charmayne Hughes is bringing high-end dining to Gentry County – while simultaneously rebuilding her life. Hughes Bar X Ranch was originally located in Denver, Missouri, where Hughes served loyal customers for 13 years. Tragically, the restaurant burned down on Easter Sunday in 2007, and it wasn’t until after her husband died in 2016 that Hughes decided it was time to get back into the business. She reopened Hughes Bar X Ranch in its new location in 2018.
Despite the hiatus, it’s still known for its succulent thick-cut prime rib, along with other steakhouse classics such as Kansas City strip steak, beef tenderloin and shrimp cocktail. Back in Denver, Hughes’ food was so well-loved – and she received so many requests for her recipes – that she created a cookbook, which sold almost 5,000 copies. The quality of her dishes – especially the sought-after walleye – hasn’t decreased, making a trip here worth your time.
Hughes Bar X Ranch, 1405 E. US Highway 136, Albany, Missouri, 660.726.2279