May 31, 2016

Contact: Steph Deidrick

J. Huston Tavern opens for regular season hours June 1

Visitors to Arrow Rock are invited to come enjoy fried chicken, chipotle glazed ham, a crisp green salad, and more at the J. Huston Tavern. The tavern will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. starting June 1.

Guests can call to their make reservations for regular lunch or dinner hours. On evening Lyceum performances, the tavern will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. on the specific Wednesday or Friday.

The tavern is the oldest continuously serving restaurant west of the Mississippi River with more than 180 years of continuous service to the public. It dates back to 1834 when it was built as a home by Joseph Huston.  Sr. Huston eventually began offering lodging and dinning to the many travelers heading south past Arrow Rock. Today’s visitors can enjoy the luxury of drinking in the Tap Room and eating in one of the three dining rooms.

J Huston Tavern is located at 304 Main Street, Arrow Rock. For more information or to make reservations, call 660-837-3200. Missouri State Parks is supported by the one-tenth of one-percent Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax, which accounts for approximately 75 percent of the budget to repair, improve and maintain state parks and historic sites. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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