Where to Eat at MU Football Away Games
As summer winds down and the students return to town, this can only mean one thing for Columbia; football season is here!
We all know how exciting Columbia can be when our boys take the field, but if you’ve ever traveled to an away game, you know how much fun it is to explore a new city while supporting the team!
If you have plans to travel with the team this fall, then you’re going to need to fuel up so you can cheer on the Tigers loud and proud! We’ve got you covered with this list of some favorite game day restaurants, from the ‘away’ cities on the schedule this season.
Vanderbilt – October 19th – Nashville, Tennessee
Located just blocks away from Vanderbilt and Music Row on Broadway, Double Dogs is a staple for the Nashville college football scene. Stop by after the game along with fellow football fans as you make your way downtown for a night of live music! Oh, and make sure to ask about Bo’s Dog Bowl Nachos – you won’t regret it.
Losers Bar & Grill
Losers is a popular dive bar known for its live music. They call themselves a ‘no frills venue’ but that doesn’t stop people from camping out on the rooftop deck and indulging in classic bar eats along with their large variety of beers on tap. Losers has been known to host huge packs of MU fans during away games versus Vanderbilt! Consider this place a must on your tour around Nashville.
Other favorites: Winners, Party Fowl, Tin Roof, 5 Points Pizza, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, Acme Feed & Seed, Puckett’s and Pinewood Social.
Kentucky – October 26th – Lexington, Kentucky
If you want a taste of Lexington’s best, then you should definitely visit Malone’s! Malone’s is considered Lexington’s premier steakhouse. Their diverse menu is perfect for anyone in your group. Plus, it’s located just two miles from Kroger Field. Treat yourself to a delicious post-game meal!
What’s better than a delicious Sunday brunch after a long day of tailgating? Not much! From sweet pancakes and crepes to savory omelets and eggs benedict, Wild Eggs is the perfect place for you and your crew to camp out and reflect on the weekend’s festivities, before heading back to Columbia.
Georgia – November 9th – Athens, Georgia
Rooftop of The Georgia Theatre
The rooftop of The Georgia Theatre has been unofficially named, “the best place to go on game day”, by many in Athens. During the day, this open-air restaurant and bar is bustling with football fans looking for loaded burgers, chili cheese fries and drinks with a great view of downtown Athens. At night, the place transforms into a rowdy live music venue. There’s plenty of great entertainment to go around here!
If you’re looking for an incredible brunch experience, then Mama’s Boy is where you want to be. While there may be a bit of a line, Athens’ natives swear it’s worth the wait. Here you can find southern comfort food like Cheesy Grits and Georgia Peach French Toast. But if you ask anyone who has dined at Mama’s Boy before, they’ll recommend the cinnamon roll. You can also opt for healthier options like Tofu Stir Fry.
Arkansas – November 29th – Little Rock, Arkansas
It’s important to note that while the University of Arkansas is located in Fayetteville, several games per season are played three hours away, at their alternative stadium in Little Rock. Because of this, the city is sure to have a different feel than your typical college town, and the eats are no exception! Ciao Baci is a great place to check out, if you’re looking for something a little more upscale. Nestled in a historic bungalow, you are guaranteed to have a truly unique dining experience. Most plates are made to share, with everything from fancy french fries to crispy calamari. Ciao Baci is also known to have one of the best patios in Little Rock.
Okay, we know this one isn’t really a restaurant, but we promise this ice cream shop is a stop you won’t want to miss! They feature at least 30 flavors made from local ingredients. Try favorites like Arkansas Mud and Little Rock-y Road, or opt for one of their vegan/gluten free options like Vanilla Coconut Sorbet.
If you make your way to any of these restaurants during the 2019 football season, let us know about your experiences! Always remember: MIZ – ZOU!