If you crave hearty down-home comfort food, head to Flat Creek Restaurant in Republic, Missouri. The eatery is known for its massive servings of fried catfish, barbecue ribs and broasted fried chicken (a proprietary method of pressure-frying chicken).
On Saturdays, you can score a thick slice of garlic-and-herb-encrusted prime rib with housemade horseradish sauce. With 50 plus offerings, the beer list is extensive, including more than 20 on tap. Save room for dessert: The fried pie is a Flat Creek signature.
Flat Creek Restaurant, 772 E. U.S. 60, Republic, Missouri, 417.538.4802, flatcreekrestaurants.com/home-republic