Open Wednesday-Saturday

About us

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.

 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 sinfully delicious homemade desserts such as Sawdust Pie.
Ask about our special meal offerings and the barbeque catering menu for your next celebration or family reunion. 

What we offer

  • Real smoked meats such as barbeque ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, and whole hog sausage
  • Homemade sides prepared from scratch daily
  • Private dining for events 
  • Dine-in and takeout options for customers
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As I drove along the winding roads of the countryside, I stumbled upon a small red shanty with a sign that read "Red Shanty BBQ & Roadside Cafe." Intrigued, I pulled over and was immediately greeted by the mouth-watering aroma of smoked meats. Upon entering, I was warmly welcomed by the friendly staff and the rustic charm of the interior.

Authentic smoked meats, including ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and sausage

Homemade sides made from scratch daily

Family-friendly atmosphere and outdoor seating

Open Hours

Wednesday and Thursday: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:00am - 9:00pm


Phone:  (660) 584-2204 


Get in touch

To contact us at Red Shanty BBQ & Roadside Cafe, there are a few different options available. You can give us a call at 6605842204 during our business hours to speak with one of our friendly staff members to place a To Go Order. 

Place an order

To place an order at Red Shanty BBQ & Roadside Cafe, customers can either visit the restaurant in person or call ahead to place a takeout order. Customers can choose from a variety of smoked meats and homemade sides and desserts.  Orders will need to be paid for at the time of pickup.

Red Shanty BBQ & Roadside Cafe

At Red Shanty BBQ & Roadside Cafe, we value our customers' opinions and strive to provide the best dining experience possible. That's why we offer consultation services for any special events or large orders. We will work closely with you to create a customized menu that fits your specific needs and budget. We also provide expert advice on portion sizes, dietary restrictions, and other important details to ensure a successful and delicious event.

Contact us

2201 Highway Blvd 13 Higginsville, 64037

To Go Orders: (660) 584-2204 

Consultation for large groups: 

Contact Annette @ (660) 909-5573