Downtown Springfield Restaurants Offer Delicious Dining for Loft Residents

Downtown Springfield Restaurants Offer Delicious Dining for Loft Residents

Whether you need a quick bite for lunch, a romantic dinner spot for you and that special person, or a fun local place to catch the game with your friends, Downtown Springfield serves up a wide variety of flavors from right here at home and across the globe.


Residents who call a Downtown Springfield loft ‘home’ can find an exciting array of restaurants at every price point — from upscale dining to great-tasting meals for just a few dollars.


The best news of all is that many of Downtown’s most popular eateries are just a short walk from home for these Springfield Lofts residents.


To help you find the perfect dining option for any occasion, we’ve put together a handy list of some of our favorite restaurants in Downtown Springfield, MO, from the Downtown Springfield Association.


Aviary Cafe and Creperie

400 East Walnut Street, Suite 100

Springfield’s only creperie is the perfect gathering spot for fun and inspired food. Link:

Big Whiskey’s American Bar and Grill

311 Park Central Square East

Join the tradition! Big Whiskey’s Downtown features a great patio, quick lunches, and one of the best steak dinners in town. Link:

Billiards of Springfield

541 East St. Louis Street

Devour the best burger in town while having fun in our full service pool hall and game room surrounded by big screen TVs and a full service bar. Link:

Bruno’s Italian Restaurant

416 South Avenue

Experience authentic Italian food in a beautifully restored 1905 historic building. Peruse our wine and drinks menu. Link:


431 South Jefferson Avenue

Build your own delicious custom pizza! Enjoy custom salads, comfortable seating, and Nintendo-style games. Link:


601 West Walnut Street

Looking for amazing chili in a wonderfully funky atmosphere? Casper’s welcomes you to Missouri’s oldest greasy spoon diner. We’ll see you on Facebook!

Dublin’s Pass Downtown

317 Park Central East

Pull up a stool, enjoy some authentic Irish food, and wash it down with a perfect pint. Link:

European Cafe

207 Park Central East

Satisfy your sweet tooth with Lavazza espresso and gourmet desserts at European Cafe by Sweet Couture. Link:


311 Park Central West

Calling all sports fans! Come together and watch the game over good, hearty food and ice-cold beer. Link:

Flame Steakhouse and Wine Bar

314 West Walnut Street

Celebrate the perfect beginning — or end — to your evening at this upscale steakhouse and award-winning wine bar. Link:

Gailey’s Breakfast Cafe

220 East Walnut

Start your day or stop in for lunch at Gailey’s, located inside the historic Seville in Downtown Springfield. Wake up with us on Facebook and at!

Grad School

434 South Jefferson Avenue

This is the place for an all-American lunch and dinner! Learn more on Facebook.

Harbell’s Grill and Sports Bar

315 Park Central West

Downtown’s best sports bar! Check out this place for smoked chicken wings, specialty burgers and dogs, and 10 beers on tap! Visit us on Facebook.

Izumi Hatake

302 East Walnut Street

Looking for traditional Japanese and sushi in a quiet, casually elegant atmosphere? Come by Izumi Hatake, and visit us on Facebook.


306 South Campbell Avenue

Taste. Feel. Vibe. Visit this chic Asian fusion spot for lunch or after dark, right across the street from College Station Lofts. Link:

Maria’s Mexican Restaurant

406 South Avenue

Enjoy family recipes at this locally-owned Mexican restaurant that has proudly served Downtown Springfield for more than a decade! Link:


405 West Walnut Street

When it’s real Chicago style Italian beef you’re craving, come to the little deli that doesn’t mess around! Chow down with us on Facebook.


323 South Avenue #B

Your downtown coffee house since 1998 also has a delicious lunch & dinner menu! Link:

Nonna’s Italian Cafe

306 South Avenue

Enjoy delightful Italian-American in a comfortable, family atmosphere at the forefront of the Downtown Renaissance. Link:

Pappo’s Pizzeria

221 East Walnut Street

Come enjoy handcrafted pizzas in Downtown Springfield — baked the old fashioned way in a stone oven. Link:

Patton Alley Pub

313 South Patton Avenue

A friendly neighborhood bar with live music, great food, over 40 beers on tap, and more than 100 bottles. Link:


400 South Avenue

One of Downtown’s earliest ethnic restaurants features Mediterranean-American fare at the corner of South and Walnut. Link:!


208 West McDaniel Street

Enjoy great burgers and classic American dishes either upstairs or on the sidewalk cafe. Slide onto our Facebook page.

Springfield Brewing Company

305 South Market Avenue

Welcome to our state-of-the-art brewery, restaurant, and bar at the cornerstone of Downtown Springfield! Link:

St. Michael’s

301 South Avenue

This independently owned eatery has served burgers, soups, salads, and other fresh food since 1972. Find us on Facebook.

Taylor’s Drive-In

139 Memorial Place

This Route 66 icon has been serving steakburgers and classic American eats since 1947. Stop by on Facebook.

Terrace Grille

333 John Q. Hammons Parkway

Enjoy delicious appetizers, entrees, and handcrafted cocktails along with free wifi and big-screen TVs playing your favorite sports. Link:

The Order

305 East Walnut

Savor high-end handcrafted food and drinks in a sophisticated social atmosphere inside Hotel Vandivort. Link:

The Riksha

222 Park Central North

A local Chinese favorite for decades, located just north of the Square at Boonville and Olive.  Stop in on Facebook.

The Sub Shop

456 West McDaniel

For over 40 years, this is your cash-only destination for freshly sliced meats and cheese and fresh bread baked daily. Link:

Vito’s Kitchen

307 South Jefferson

Bring people together for a social, culinary experience with unique dishes, fun cooking classes, and specialty pizzas. Link:

With so many delicious dining options so close to home, finding a great place to eat is just one of many perks of loft apartment living in Downtown Springfield MO.

Bon appetit!