NOW SERVING: New places to grab a bite (or sip on a drink)

You can almost count on finding good times around the table.

Who doesn’t love hand-crafted entres, fellowship and maybe a specialty cocktail?

We’re compiling a list of the places that open in 2019 where you can enjoy just that.

We strongly suggest you make it a mission to try each one.


21 Taps

36 N Spanish St.,
Cape Girardeau
The future of pouring beer has officially reached the Heartland. A self-serve beer tap system at 21 Taps essentially allows you to be your own bartender. Here you can also fill up on things like wings and tacos.


156 Vantage Dr,
Cape Girardeau
Bandana’s Bar-B-Q is Southern Style BBQ – seasoned with a dry rub and cooked sauceless, then hand-cut to order straight from the smoker.

Bon Bon’s

125 N. Water St.
Cape Girardeau
You’ll be able to satisfy your sweet tooth at Bon Bon’s of Cape Girardeau. The bakery and cafe features hot beignets. Yes, we’re talking fried dough dusted with powdered sugar, as well as macaroons, hand pies and more. The menu will also include breakfast and lunch items. Until they open, you can grab a bite to eat when they are set up at the Riverfront Market.

Buddy’s Rolled Ice Cream

610 Whitelaw Avenue,
Cape Girardeau
“I scream, you scream, we all scream for rolled ice cream.” You can now enjoy a sweet treat at Cape Girardeau’s first full-service rolled ice cream shop. Mark Frazier and his wife opened Buddy’s Rolled Ice Cream after melting over the magic in New York.

Donut Palace

1741 N. Kingshighway St., Cape Girardeau
On the menu at Donut Palace, you’ll find glazed yeast donuts, filled donuts, cinnamon rolls, fritters and more. Donut Palace will also serve up cake donuts, breakfast sandwiches, and coffee.

Dogwood Social House

80 S Plaza Way,
Cape Girardeau
Cape Girardeau is now home to a new entertainment complex you’ll be able to visit on a Heartland Weekend. Grab a bite to eat or sip on a cool drink while you throw an ax, play virtual golf, score at air hockey or throw a strike.

Godfather’s Pizza

353 S. Kingshighway,
Cape Girardeau
Godfather’s Pizza left Cape Girardeau years ago, but now it’s making a comeback. Godfather’s Pizza Express will open inside Huck’s Food and Fuel on Kingshighway, according to Anna Mansberger, digital media specialist for Godfather’s. Huck’s first partnered with Godfather’s more than 25 years ago. Today, a total of 66 of the more than 120 Hucks locations now serve Godfather’s Pizza. The joint is well known for pizza pies piled high with fresh quality ingredients.

Krispy Kreme

2122 Williams St,
Cape Girardeau
Krispy Kreme is probably best known for the original glazed doughnut. Tip: when the sign is on, it means doughnuts are hot and fresh coming off the line. They’ve also got chocolate glazed, and sprinkles, and filled. And they’re also good about thinking up new, limited-time flavors that usually coordinate with the season.

Mary Jane Bourbon + Smokehouse

1107 Broadway,
Cape Girardeau
Mary Jane Bourbon and Smokehouse is officially serving up high-quality BBQ and cool drinks in Cape Girardeau! It’s an expansion of local Perryville hot spot Mary Jane Burgers & Brew. Owner Carisa Stark promises you’ll find a high level of service and quality here.

Rosati’s Pizza

2136 William St., Ste 119
Cape Girardeau
Chicago-style pizza lovers rejoice! Delight your taste buds with deep dish pizza at Rosati’s. The new joint features pretty much anything you can put marinara sauce on, plus much more!

The Bar

117 Themis St.,
Cape Girardeau
A downtown Cape Girardeau landmark re-opened in early summer. Sip on a cocktail, a cold beer or a glass of wine every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at The Bar. The spot featured in the move “Gone Girl” only features drinks.

Top of the Marq

338 Broadway St 7th Floor, Cape Girardeau
Top of the Marq, the newest development of the Marquette Tech District in downtown Cape Girardeau, promises sweeping views of the Mighty Mississippi. It’s downtown Cape Girardeau’s first rooftop restaurant and lounge. Here you can share a plate of food with a friend or sip on a specialty cocktail.

Trio Restaurant

1027 Broadway St.,
Cape Girardeau
In need of a meal alternative? Trio Restaurant features a full plant-based menu. Owners say there are 22,000 edible plants in the world. Their goal is to introduce the Heartland to ways to enjoy as many of them as possible. Enjoy things like buffalo cauliflower wings, fried pickles or a rainbow salad.

**Check back often!

This list is constantly being updated!