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.


Evening Out with the Ladies

Rated 5 out of 5
March 1, 2020

I went out with my Wife and some of her Lady friends and their spouses for Valentines supper . The steaks here are always fixed to perfection nice and tender you almost don’t need a steak knife. They were very busy the niight we were there but the service was very fast. Food anddrinks are reasonably priced

William S

Excellent Food and Wonderful History!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
December 19, 2019

If you are one of those people like me that like to find locally owned of the beaten path places to eat than if you are passing through St. Joseph Missouri make it a point to find this place. Wife and I got some food to go and ate on the tailgate across the street watching the trains go by. But we waiting on our food inside the restaurant and it was really nice, and there are some really neat pictures of the old St. Joseph Stockyards on the wall. This restaurant has been around since the late 1800’s, it started out as a brothel, and served the cattle buyers from the St. Joseph Stockyards. It is just like the Cattleman’s Cafe in Oklahoma City and the Golden Ox in Kansas City. The food was EXCELLENT and pretty reasonably priced. The young lady that worked there was incredibly friendly and very very helpful and nice. We ate dinner (most people call lunch) there. I do not usually eat at the same place twice but I will be going back to the hoof and horn next time I am through St. Joseph, Missouri.We need to support places like this or all we are going to have left are those crapping chain food places.


Great Food & Service

Rated 5 out of 5
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.


Birthday dinner

Rated 5 out of 5
November 30, 2019

Excellent food, 6 people, 2 had delicious KC Strips, 1 had Fillet Mignon which melt in the mouth, 2 Cheese burgers, 1 Philly cheese steak. Everyone in satisfied and full. French onion soup was excellent, appetizers were great. Service excellent.

Alvin P

Great Meal!

Rated 5 out of 5
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


Rated 5 out of 5
June 18, 2021

The atmosphere is perfect with an old antique back drop of this beautiful bar, the wood, tin & brick. The food was fabulous. I would visit occasionally as a child with my parents. As an adult I can appreciate the perfect bowl of french onion soup filled with softening croutons and melted cheese. Or the super cheesy hash brown casserole, the spinach salad with a touch of the house dressing is refreshing with a surprising hint of sweetness. The rolls are more than fist sized and melt to the touch. Then comes a juicy 16 oz ribeye lying in it’s own juices topped with slightly crispy asparagus and fresh butter. Each bite juicier then the last marbled with sizzled fat. Our waitress was more than phenomenal even as they were getting super busy. If you make it in ask for Crystal.

Gipsy Boone



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