The oldest brick building west of the Mississippi River was built in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, in 1785. Since then, it has been a residence, a courthouse and a school, but its most recent iteration is the American restaurant Old Brick House, which has become a town staple after decades of service.
The fried chicken is a fan favorite, but if you’re especially hungry, try the famous 40-ounce steak – it can feed up to four people, but it’s fine if you want to tackle it all by yourself.
Old Brick House, 90 S. 3rd St., Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, 573.883.2724, facebook.com/pages/Old-Brick-House/282491555254492