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Food tastes even better served outside under a sunny blue sky, doesn't it?  When there's a pretty spring day on the forecast, head to one of these restaurants enjoy your meal alfresco with this guide to outdoor dining in Cape Girardeau!  Casual Dining Beef O'Brady's Burrito-Ville Cup 'N Cork Dexter Queen Jimmy John's Keller's My Daddy's Cheesecake Smokehouse 61 Socials Cafe Stevie's Steakburger The Library Zoi's Gyros Corner Fine Dining Celebrations Farradda... Read More
Spring has sprung (for now, at least!) and despite the sidewalk construction project happening on one block of Main Street, downtown merchants are open for business with their new spring merchandise!  Workers are busy getting the new sidewalk and street ship shape, but don't be afraid to brave the dust and visit these locally owned shops and restaurants!  Pastimes Antiques is packed with tchotchkes, vintage clothing, antique glassware, typewriters, military memorabilia and everything in between.  ... Read More
Sample a true local specialty on your trip to Cape Girardeau at a fish fry this spring!  Every year during the Lenten season, deep fryers are fired up and homemade desserts are artfully arranged at a variety of fish frys in Southeast Missouri.  Here's where you can experience this seasonal treat in and around Cape Girardeau this spring on March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7.   Knights of Columbus Cape Girardeau at 318 S. Spanish St., serving from 5-7 p.m. Fried catfish, french fries, hushpuppies, old-fashioned slaw, baked beans... Read More
Hit the town and get happy at one of these local happy hours!  We called every restaurant in town to help you plan your night out; here's your guide to Happy Hour in Cape Girardeau.   Applebee's: Half-price appetizers from 2 - 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close. Beef O'Brady's:  2 for 1 drink specials all day every day.   BG's Olde Tyme Deli:  Buy 1 get 1 on single liquor mixed drinks from 4 - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. - close. Bella Italia:  Most appetizers are half price from 2 - 6 p.m. on weekdays, and from 9 p.m. - close on F... Read More
Switch up your typical night out routine with an action packed evening in Cape Girardeau at one of these hands-on events!   Plan your night on the town around a paint night or hand lettering class.  Paint Nite Cape Girardeau has paint nights set up at Bella Italia, where you can enjoy their delicious Italian classics before or after your artistic adventure.  Past paint night creations include 'Lights on the Lake', 'Flowers for my 'Deer and 'Moonlight Tree'; paint nights happen regularly, so check out their upcoming events and pi... Read More
If you're avoiding gluten or sticking to a vegetarian diet, or have friends and family who are, eating out can be a little more involved.  Dining is a great way to enjoy a destination and we don't want anyone to miss out, so we researched all of the locally owned restaurants in Cape Girardeau to find out where those dietary needs can be accommodated - here's what we found! While almost any restaurant in Cape Girardeau has a handful of options, or can accommodate requests (get a full listing of Cape's restaurants here), these are the local... Read More
Treat yourself and your sweetheart to a fine dining experience at one of Cape Girardeau's restaurants this Valentines Day! 36 Restaurant and Bar on Main Street in downtown Cape Girardeau has a comfortable old school vibe with fresh flowers on the tables and wine served in German crystal stemware.  The menu is fresh and seasonal, and the wine list boasts over 50 offerings.  Private dining is available in the upstairs loft overlooking the river.   Celebrations Restaurant feels like a private club, tucked away in a former home on ... Read More
The Super Bowl can only mean wings, and February 5, 2017 isn't too far out.  Here's a round-up of the best spots in Cape Girardeau to order a basket of wings + where to watch the game! Found only-in-Cape Girardeau wings: BG's Olde Tyme is famous for their potato skins (seriously, they're called "BG's Famous Potato Skins"), but they have wings, too - served with their homemade Louisana hot sauce.   Broadway Biergarten's boneless wings are delicious (order them to-go for the big game, the Biergarten closes up just before kickoff... Read More
Calling all patrons of the performing arts, the River Campus' spring season is well worth pulling out those planners and picking out some time to spend in Cape Girardeau taking in a show!   A Grammy award-winning cowboy quartet showcases their own blend of comedy and music with Riders in the Sky on Friday, January 27th.   The Jazz Festival Gala Concert on Friday, February 3 provides an evening of jazz with saxophonist Jim Pisano headlining the night, rounded out by Southeast's Studio Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Lab And.   Datin... Read More

Coming to Cape in 2017

"Caution" tape is up and construction trucks are rumbling by across Cape Girardeau.  Here's a look at what's coming to Cape Girardeau in 2017! Cape Girardeau Sportsplex 121,000 square feet of soccer fields and basketball and volleyball courts are headed your way with the Cape Girardeau Sportsplex, currently under construction and scheduled to open this year.       Courtyard by Marriott For the first time in nearly 50 years, Cape Girardeau's downtown will again... Read More
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