I have tried to explore as many local restaurants in our listening area as I can.  I thank you listeners for all of the suggestions.  There has not been a lack of options when it comes to places to dine in Sedalia, Warrensburg, Knob Noster, Cole Camp and we will be headed to Marshall in the near future.

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A drive to Columbia Missouri will have to be in the cards for me soon, if for no other reason than because a restaurant that is still thriving after 88 years.  It will be featured on 'America's Best Restaurant'.  This is a YouTube series that has them traveling all across the country looking for restaurants to feature on their weekly series and on social media.  You can subscribe to their series HERE.

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Ernie's Cafe & Steakhouse has been around since 1934. Known for breakfast and lunch only. They advertise themselves as the oldest full-service restaurant in Columbia. You can read a little more about their upcoming adventure HERE. I can't believe I have never eaten here, since I had lived in Columbia for 4 years.

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According to their website which you can check out HERE, it is a European style seated restaurant and voted “Best of Columbia” for breakfast by readers of Inside Columbia magazine every year since 2008.  Open 7 days a week and there are gift cards available.  If you want to learn a bit more about their history, you can click HERE.  Congratulations to them on being featured and for being in business for this long. Sounds like a place that we need to check out.

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