Abigail’s, Rocheport, MO – My Little Secret…

I hate to do it, but I’m going to let you in on a little secret.  I’m going to share one of my favorite places to stop along that boring stretch of I-70 between St. Louis and Kansas City.  Abigail’s in Rocheport is truly a hidden gem.

Rocheport is 2 miles off of I-70 just west of Columbia.  It’s population is just over 200.  Abigail’s is located in the center of the town next to an antique store.  You have to pay attention or you could drive right past it.

This place is filled with mismatched tables and chairs.  One of the tables even has a couch for seating.  The decorations are very eclectic. When you walk in, you will see the open kitchen on the left and one person manning the entire operation.  Once you have found a seat they will bring a dry erase board on an easel over to your table that has the day’s menu.

For my most recent visit I tried the lobster ravioli (again).

lobster ravioli

As you can see there are only a few ravioli but they are stuffed.  They did not skimp on the filling like other places.  I like that the sauce and cheese on top were different than I had on a previous visit.  I have enjoyed this dish twice now, and I know I will order it again.

My favorite thing about Abigail’s is the desserts.  In particular their gooey butter cake is to die for.  Not just my favorite dessert there, but my favorite gooey butter cake I have tried.  If you are on your way to visit friends and family, take a slice to go.  I guarantee they will appreciate it.

gooey butter cake

Abigail’s is a place that I don’t have the opportunity to frequent often.  However each time I have been seems to be better than the last.  It is hands down my favorite place to stop on a road trip across Missouri.  Do yourself a favor and drive the 2 miles off the interstate into Rocheport to enjoy Abigail’s.

Dive 2 Five Scale – 4.  In St. Louis, I would probably rate it a 3.  However, in a small town like Rocheport this is an unexpected find.  It’s just a neat place to experience.  If you are in a rush, this is not the place to stop.  This is a place to take some time and enjoy.  Also the servers also get tied up talking to some of the regular customers.  It’s all part of the experience.  I have only eaten there for brunch / lunch.  I hear that it is very hard to get a table during dinner.  Plan ahead!

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