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Owners Jake and Katie Thomas
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Chicken pot pie
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Pear apple tart with a cup of coffee
By Carol Carpenter
The Wabash Junction restaurant in Stanberry features uptown meals at down-home prices. Katie and Jason Thomas, along with business partner Mike McQuinn, source produce, honey, eggs, beef, and pork from local farms.
Menus change weekly. The chefs say they make “every sauce, every dressing, every stock” in house. With a comfortable atmosphere, Wabash Junction is perfect for a romantic date night or a relaxed family dinner.
For lunch, the restaurant offers sandwiches, salads, and daily specials. Try the Cuban Panini. Grilled homemade sourdough bread, roast pork loin and ham, Swiss cheese, homemade pickles, and Dijon mustard.
Dinner selections include grilled chicken alfredo, barbecue pork loin, and steak caprese. Jason grinds a combination of short rib, chuck, and round for half-pound “naked burgers.”
Prices are reasonable, ranging from $7 for lunch to $20 at the high end for dinner. Wabash Junction has Global Cuisine night on Wednesdays, Ladies Night on Thursdays, seafood specials on Fridays, prime rib on Saturdays, and a brunch buffet on Sundays. Bring your appetite and a friend, and make the trip to Stanberry for delicious fare.
This story originally ran in the February 2013 issue of Missouri Life. For more stories like this, subscribe to Missouri Life.