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Marquart’s Landing: A Timeless Icon of Washington, Missouri

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Nestled on the historic riverfront, Marquart’s Landing is not just a restaurant and bar, but also an integral part of Washington’s illustrious history. With its prime location offering the best view of the Missouri River in town, Marquart’s Landing invites you to experience their excellence in drink making, extensive food menu, and unwavering commitment to service and hospitality.

Stepping into Marquart’s Landing is like taking a journey back in time. Originally built in 1855, the establishment was known as the Pacific House, a name derived from the new railroad line. The purpose behind its construction was to meet the needs of the growing population flocking to the area due to the Pacific Railroad. In its early days, the majority of guests were employees of the railroad, seeking refuge and sustenance after a long day of work. Throughout the years, the building has consistently served as a tavern and hotel, preserving its historical significance. At present, Rick and Karen Marquart proudly continue the tradition of their predecessors, honoring Washington’s rich heritage.

Directly across from the Amtrak station, Marquart’s Landing offers a full menu that caters to every palate. From savory soups and refreshing salads to mouthwatering sandwiches and their legendary pizzas, the options are boundless. The weekly specials that grace the menu are undeniably a must-try, showcasing the culinary creativity of the chefs.

One of the standout features of Marquart’s Landing is its selection of amazing drinks. With three fully stocked bars, visitors can choose to unwind indoors, find shelter in the covered Patio Bar, or bask in the open and spacious outdoor patio. The mixologists at Marquart’s Landing are truly skilled artisans who craft specialty drinks that delight the senses. Additionally, the bar offers a wide range of draft beers and a tempting array of bottled beverages. To elevate the dining experience, patrons can complement their drinks with tantalizing appetizers such as hot wings, cheese balls, toasted ravioli, and the highly acclaimed French Onion soup.

Marquart’s Landing has been bestowed with numerous accolades, and perhaps one of the most notable is their recognition as the 4th Best “Missouri Restaurant With The Most Amazing Outdoor Patio You’ll Love To Lounge On” by ONLY IN YOUR STATE. And it’s not difficult to see why. The enchanting outdoor patio with its illuminated trees creates an ambiance that is nothing short of magical.

Adding to the charm are the projected sports events displayed on large outdoor walls, ensuring that patrons never miss a moment of their favorite games. Complete with a bandstand for local musicians to showcase their talent, evenings at Marquart’s Landing come alive with live music. Surrounded by the awe-inspiring beauty of the Missouri River to the North and the grandeur of the St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church to the south, the atmosphere transcends beyond lively, becoming truly breathtaking.

Marquart’s Landing artfully combines the charm and nostalgia of the past with all the modern-day pleasures one could desire. While indulging in the sumptuous offerings on the patio, train enthusiasts can relish in the sight of trains passing by or eagerly await their own Amtrak journey. Whether seated inside or outside, sports fans can catch the hottest sporting events, broadcast live for an immersive experience. Beyond its historical significance and stunning views, Marquart’s Landing is a testament to the essence of good food, great drinks, and a place where relaxation is taken seriously.



We are located in beautiful downtown Washington, Missouri on the historic riverfront. With a variety of menu items to choose from, and great daily specials, we’re sure you’ll be happy with anything you try from Marquart’s Landing.
  • 300 West Front Street, Washington, Missouri 63090
  • 636-239-3229