REALTORS® Recommend

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REALTORS® Recommend


Portrait of Jamie Thornsberry

Jamie Thornsberry

2023 President | Columbia Board of REALTORS®
Director of Broker Services, RE/MAX Boone Realty   

Welcome to Columbia! Glad you are staying with us.

Columbia has lots of great local restaurants -- Murrays is a great dinner spot for a small group, the onion rings are to die for. Booches is a long-time staple for burgers, beer, and has a fun history. Make sure to have cash as they don’t take cards. If you are in the mood for Italian, Pasta Factory is a great choice and near the hotel.

If you’re looking for a little fun, right across the street, in Columbia Mall is Level Up Entertainment (bowling, arcade games, and a bar). It’s a great place to blow off some steam.

If you want some fresh air, take a walk-through Shelter Gardens right by the Missouri REALTORS® building.

If you need any further recommendations please feel free to contact me!


Portrait of Alissa Gerke

Alissa Gerke

2023 President-Elect | Columbia Board of REALTORS®
Realtor/ Broker - Select Realty Group, LLC

Close to the conference center, for a quick and delicious lunch or dinner try G&D Pizza, located at the Crossroads shopping center.  Informal pizza joint in a low-key strip-mall featuring gyros & steak, plus wine, beer & a salad bar.

Head downtown for cocktails at The Roof, overlooking downtown Columbia.  Located atop the Broadway Hotel, this is an open aired bar with fantastic views and drinks.

For casual dining, try Broadway Brewery, tucked on the lower level in the downtown area, this has local brews, a diverse menu, and relaxed atmosphere. Delicious food and drinks. 


Portrait of Jennifer Dick

Jennifer Dick

2023 Treasurer | Columbia Board of REALTORS®
RE/MAX Boone Realty

The Roof -- great food and ambiance to enjoy the views of our beautiful downtown and MIZZOU campus.

The Food Scene - Murry's and Broadway Brewery are a couple of my local favorites. We draw international crowds for our cuisine with different festivals for the arts throughout the year, and the food is always a BIG win! 

Cooper's Landing / Katy Trail access - our town is intertwined with great parts of the Katy Trail, with local spots along the river to enjoy the scenery and a live band or two, at the right time. Sometimes you can catch a great food truck or two at Cooper's Landing when catching some live music. The trails, though, are so great!