Red Shanty Roadside Cafe features real smoked meats, including barbeque ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, whole hog sausage, accompanied by homemade sides prepared from scratch daily. Try the Frog Pollard sandwich named after a true local Higginsville icon that we and many others were privileged to know. Along with great barbeque, the roadside cafe features Red Plate Specials of homestyle comfort foods and desserts such as Sawdust Pie.
Inhale the aroma of some of the best barbeque in Missouri while you take a look around. This unique emporium and cafe originated from a small package liquor store, which now offers a large selection of import & specialty beers, domestic & import wines, spirits of all kinds, and various novelties. Red Shanty Barbeque & Roadside Cafe - a Lafayette County original restaurant - is a mosaic of time salvaged from a Tabo Creek corn crib, a Lexington finishing school, a Bates City barn, the Concordia Co-op, a Mayview farmhouse, Leidigh Lumber Co., a Sears & Roebuck mail order barn in Freedom Township, and the KCI Airport. When entering the front door it is not easy to miss the seventeen foot, old pine counter previously used in Hancock's Dry Goods Store, which is now a permanent fixture at Red Shanty.