There are many great eats in downtown Columbia, home to The University of Missouri. But my mother and I stopped in Columbia on our way to Kansas City just so that we could eat at this great place: Shakespeare’s Pizza. If you’re ever in Missouri for any reason, you have to make the drive to Columbia (roughly in the middle of the state) just to visit.
The pizza is fantastic, but even better is the atmosphere of the restaurant. It feels so nostalgic with its old brick walls and antique decorations like old Coca-Cola memorabilia and an old motorcycle on the wall.