Welcome to
The Old Hoof & Horn Steakhouse!

The old Hoof and Horn was built in 1898, the same year as the Stockyards Exchange Building in Chicago, and both began their long-standing traditions of quality cuts of roasts, steaks and ribs. Hoof & Horn is the oldest restaurant in St Joseph. The original two-story building began as a saloon and brothel. In 1907 a retired policeman bought the building and turned it into a cafe. It has remained a restaurant ever since.

In 1963 Jack and Rosie Miller purchased the Hoof & Horn Restaurant. Due to their dedication to quality and consistency, the Millers built a reputation matched by few others. They believed in using only choice aged Dugdale beef and an in-house butcher shop to ensure the quality of their steaks and further enhance your dining pleasures.

The same dedication to quality and consistency has continued since 1896 with the current owner. We use an exclusive aged Certified Black Angus beef program in our in-house butcher shop so that every cut is perfectly tender.

Since the 1800’s, the Stock Yard Meat Packing Company has been known for their unprecedented quality of meat, and Hoof & Horn’s cuts are no exception. In 1990 the Hoof & Horn was the first restaurant to receive the Missouri Beef Backer Award, and in 2002 it was inducted to the Missouri Beef Hall of Fame.


You HAVE to get a Steak!

December 27, 2023

Anyone who knows Hoof and Horn also knows they’ve been there since 1898 and anyone who’s been there knows why. Even though their menu is pretty large, you HAVE to get a steak! I’m usually pretty particular about my steak and don’t usually get one in a restaurant but they cooked mine better than I could have imagined! My wife had the best chicken I’ve had in a long time, don’t know what they did but it melted in your mouth! No disappointments here but I will say to make a reservation or you will be waiting!

Lynn Meyers

Amazing service, staff, and food!!

August 1, 2019

If you are in town or live here go right now. You definitely will not be disappointed! You will leave full and satisfied:)

Gabrielle McKay

Really cannot recommend this place enough!

March 24, 2022

A fantastic place! The family and I had dinner there and the service from when we stepped inside was delightful. The food was very well priced and delicious. Definitely try the loaded waffle fries appetizer.


Great Food & Service

February 26, 2020

We visit Hoof and Horn on a regular basis. We love their food and friendly service. It is better to make reservations on the weekends if possible. The steak nachos are phenomenal! Steaks are cooked to perfection and always great! We are never disappointed.


Great Steakhouse!

August 14, 2023

Great steakhouse with really good food. The steak was perfectly balanced and the buns were amazing. Service was fast and very friendly. Atmosphere felt like a small town restaurant and decor was well done. Highly suggested if you’re looking for a good steak.

Terry O’Dell

Great Meal!

June 29, 2021

I visit hoof & horn every time I am in town for work and it has become my favorite place to eat while I am here. The ribeye is a very fine steak always cooked to perfection with a hint of smokey wood taste that cannot be found anywhere else. They have great sides, their homemade salad dressing is delicious, and to top it off the service is second to none. Always look forward to a great meal here. Give it a try, you won’t regret it.

Dylan Gaudineer



429 Illinois Ave. St Joseph, MO 64504

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+1 (816) 238-0742

429 Illinois Ave.
St Joseph, MO 64504

Tuesday – Friday:
11am – 9pm

4pm – 9pm

Sunday & Monday: Closed