Fulton might be described as the classic Midwestern little town. Big Sister Columbia is just a half-hour drive away, but it’s definitely worth the additional few minutes to visit Fulton and see what they have to offer. Not only will you discover some wonderful places to dine and drink, but there is also a quaint downtown Brick District worth exploring.
The Brick District is a downtown neighborhood that combines charm and elegance. True, the streets are brick, and there are over 100 locally owned businesses in the neighborhood, including many of the greatest Fulton eateries. Every year, various events take place both here and in other sections of town.
Maybe you’ve heard of Westminster College, a historic institution. Or even William Woods College. Although Fulton is not your typical college town, the presence of students and their families, as well as residents and visitors, allows the little community to survive. Let us sample some of the cuisine and beverages available here.
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Fulton’s 5 Must-Try Restaurants
New York Pizza
Call 573-642-1122501 Court Street
Everyone enjoys a nice slice of pizza! I am always driven to locate the finest in the region, where locals go, wherever I travel. I discovered Brooklyn Pizza in Fulton.
I had high hopes since they were selected Best Pizza in Rural Missouri magazine, and I can guarantee you that they were fulfilled. The pepperoni pizza was fantastic. Creating the crust from scratch is the foundation of a delicious pie. You get a terrific supper when you combine their own sauce, whole milk mozzarella, excellent toppings, and just the perfect combination of seasonings.
Another menu item that I strongly suggest is the calzone. The serving size was really substantial, and the flavor was great, despite the fact that it was still baked with fresh dough. Stromboli, sandwiches, spaghetti, and salads are also available, as well sweets like cheesecake or tiramisu.
The restaurant’s decor is genuine while remaining appealing. So make sure to swing by and say hello!
Gourmet Popcorn GOPO
The phone number is 573-310-6416525 Court Street.
You’ll want to stop in here when wandering around the gorgeous Brick District. If you’ve ever believed you didn’t enjoy various popcorn tastes, I bet GOPO will alter your mind forever.
Brooke and Nick’s family-run company uses only local foods and does not use fancy packaging or preservatives. GOPO Gourmet Popcorn produces so many different types of popcorn that it is tough to select. There is no turning back as you enter inside the ancient brick structure that houses their business and the fragrances tempt your senses. You’ll look around, taste a few varieties, and almost certainly leave with a bag (or three) to take home.
Unusual tastes include Cinnamon Roll, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt, Anything Tiger, and Vanilla Peppermint, as well as more traditional flavors like cheddar, butter, kettle, and caramel. Believe me, don’t evaluate a flavor until you sample a few kernels. My personal favorite will always be the caramel, but the others I tasted were outstanding.
Good news for tourists and travelers: you can get your favorite flavor online and have it delivered to your door.
Within the Brick District Playhouse is the Playhouse Caf.
Court Street 573-310-6337613 Court Street
The historic Fulton Theater houses the Brick District Playhouse. It has been refurbished and now serves as a venue for a broad range of activities. The Playhouse Caf is also housed here, and all earnings from the Caf benefit the performing arts and the building’s ongoing renovation.
The Playhouse Caf uses local merchants and prepares everything in-house. Pastries, soups, salads, and desserts are all made from scratch and served with your choice of coffee, tea, or lemonade.
From ham and breakfast potatoes to biscuits and gravy to something lighter like a yogurt parfait, there’s something for everyone. Soups, salads, and sandwiches are available for lunch. Caf Greek Salad or the Pulled Bacon, Brie, and Apple Melt are also recommended. If desired, sides may include homemade chips or a cup of soup. sausage The menu will change depending on the time of day you arrive. Breakfast options include the traditional eggs, bacon, and toast.
Brunch is exclusively provided on Saturdays, and you may sample the Chefs Chicken and Waffles or French Toast, among other dishes. The Playhouse Caf is a welcoming section of town where you can catch up with friends, have a quick snack, and take in the history all around you.
Winery Serenity Valley
342 County Road 573-642-69581888
A short drive outside of Fulton will take you to a vineyard whose name describes the ideal settings. You will find it difficult to leave the winery due to its exquisite environment.
Serenity Valley has a beautiful view of a tranquil lake. It has magnificent sunsets in the evenings. You may feed the ducks and geese, and you might even get a glimpse of a turtle sunning itself, as I did.
Serenity Valley, owned and operated by Lee and Regina, produces over twenty red, white, and specialty wines in small amounts. All of the wines are fermented and bottled on the premises. There are wine tastings and special events conducted here, and you can organize your own event here. For the most up-to-date information, visit their website. You may buy sausages and cheeses or bring your own picnic basket to enjoy. Just make sure there are no other alcoholic drinks in there.
Although I sampled a few different tastes during my visit, I decided to buy a bottle of Serenade and a bottle of Spring Blossoms. The Serenade is a delicious peach chardonnay with apricot notes. Spring Blossoms is an award-winning wine that is ideal for enjoying on the go. It’s a little sweet, crisp white wine with green apple notes. A highlight of the trip was raising a glass outdoors and taking in the beauty of the lake.
Whatever your wine preferences are, Serenity Valley offers something for you in a lovely setting.
Court Street 573-592-7117511 Court Street
Beks began as a coffee and wine bar and rapidly expanded to become a full-service restaurant in downtown Fulton. The exposed brick and tin crown molding of this historic downtown building offer for a pleasant, spontaneous setting to have a wonderful lunch.
Beks takes pleasure in providing seasonal meals with a diverse variety, constantly keeping things fresh and innovative. Their highlighted meals are changed on a regular basis. Their head chef was born and raised in Missouri and enjoys constantly honing his technique in order to provide some of the greatest dishes for the restaurant’s clients.
The Parmesan Artichoke Dip paired with pita bread is delicious. The dip’s richness and taste were an excellent way to begin the dinner.
The night’s highlighted specials were Manhattan Clam Chowder and Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce. The chowder was flavorful, and the crab cakes were delicious. The crab was ample and not overshadowed by the other components, making this a fantastic pairing.
The ribeye sandwich came with 8 oz. of matured choice steak, caramelized onions, and toasted French bread. The meat was cooked correctly and to order, and the quality of the goods utilized was obvious. The dish was pretty satisfying since it came with a side of fries.
To accompany your meal, you may choose from a wide selection of wine and beer, as well as drinks made with components from local distilleries, such as the Lifted Spirits Wheat Whiskey.
Fulton has a lot to offer both residents and tourists. Locals are inextricably linked to their city and make it hospitable to everyone who come. Throughout the city, it is clear that, although residents take great pleasure in the area’s past, they are also forward-thinking citizens who keep their city sustainable for future generations.