Proof Big Whiskey’s is the Best Restaurant in Springfield


January 28, 2022

If you’re out here on the internet looking for the best restaurants in Springfield, Nixa, Ozark, Republic, or Branson, you can stop now. You’ve found it. Ok, we might be a little biased, but we have done some extensive research with our own menu and have scientifically concluded that these ten dishes prove Big Whiskey’s is the best in Missouri’s Southwest.

#10: Santa Fe Veggie Wrap

When we say the Santa Fe Veggie Wrap is rolling with the freshest ingredients around, we’re not jerking your chain. It’s crafted on a grilled flour tortilla with an herb and cream cheese spread so smooth you’ll feel like you’re listening to Shaun Munday. Then it's filled with zucchini, yellow squash, roasted red peppers, and a hearty serving of our signature sautéed mushrooms and onions. Loaded with fresh vegetables, this dish is perfect for our vegetarian friends. We couldn’t stop there, our Santa Fe Veggie Wrap is also served with a side of our Spanish rice.

Pair With: Cucumber Mint Splash

(Refreshing cucumber and mint muddled with your choice of vodka, gin, or NA)

#9: Ahi Tuna

If you’re looking for seafood, our Ahi Tuna will have you backstrokin’ in an ocean of flavor. This peppercorn encrusted tuna filet is pan-seared rare on top of red pepper aioli, and served with rice pilaf and freshly steamed vegetables.

Pair With: Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)

#8: American Cobb

Most folks probably know us for our more meat-forward menu items, but we have an impressive roundup of fresh salads on our menu, and the American Cobb is no exception. Our American Cobb is crafted using fresh greens, then topped with seasoned grilled chicken, diced avocado, tomatoes, crispy bacon bits, Gorgonzola cheese, shredded cheddar, and a sliced hard-boiled egg.

Pair With: Toasted Head Bourbon Barrel Aged Chardonnay (California)

#7: Baby Back Ribs

It has been said that laughter is the best medicine. Well, those people haven’t had our ribs. They’ll cure just about anything. Just try not smiling while you’re eating ribs. We bet you can’t do it. Especially not when they’re slow cooked and chargrilled, then basted with our signature honey-whiskey BBQ sauce. Pick between a full or half rack, and enjoy with our loaded fries and BBQ coleslaw.

Pair With: Signature Old Fashioned - Buffalo Trace Bourbon, black walnut bitters, muddled orange and simple syrup. Served over an ice block with Filthy Black Cherries.

#6: BW Chicken Cordon Bleu

The BW Chicken Cordon Bleu takes the blue ribbon for being delicious and sophisticated. This hand-breaded crispy chicken is topped with hickory smoked ham and topped with BW’s Gorgonzola cream sauce with bleu cheese crumbles, all served on a bed of rice pilaf with a side of steamed vegetables.

Pair With: Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio

#5: Chicken Bacon Ranch Loaded Fries

We’d put our fries up against anybody’s. But you put chicken, bacon and ranch on ‘em and nobody’s beating those things! Whether you’re ordering as an appetizer or as a meal, our BW Chicken Bacon Ranch Loaded Fries are absolute fire! Our famous fries seasoned with ranch loaded with chopped grilled chicken, crispy bacon, melted mozzarella cheese and topped with homemade ranch dressing.

Pair With: Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale

#4: J Buck’s Buffalo Mac & Cheese

J Buck’s Buffalo Mac & Cheese is a hearty crowd-favorite that slaps with spice. For this dish, we toss penne noodles in J Buck’s original pepper jack cheese sauce and top them with crispy hand-breaded Buffalo chicken. Served with a toasted garlic breadstick.

Pair With: Perfect Margarita

(Exotico Silver Tequila, Patron Citronge Orange Liqueur, fresh squeezed lime juice, and BW’s signature margarita mix)

#3: Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos

Big Whiskey’s Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos are like a Michael Bay movie in your mouth! Enjoy three soft tacos exploding with crispy boom boom shrimp, a blend of shredded lettuce and red cabbage, and topped with a sweet Thai chili sauce and cilantro. Enjoy with chips and salsa and a side of Spanish rice.

Pair With: Blue Moon

#2: Rick House Ribeye

The Rick House Ribeye is the perfect combination of flavor and tenderness. This USDA Choice 12 oz. ribeye is seasoned and grilled to perfection, then topped with our signature steak butter and served with loaded mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli.

Pair With: Bourbon Road Flight

(Larceny, Buffalo Trace, Rebel Yell, Four Roses)

#1: Classic Bone-In Wings

If you’re in the mood for a fine dining four-course meal, get up gussied up and come to any Big Whiskey’s and get four orders of our wings. Our classic bone-in wings are coming in hot for the top spot on our list! These award-winning jumbo wings are cooked to perfection and tossed in your choice of mouth-watering sauce that would hang with the finest of Ozarks cuisine.

Pair With: Cahaba American Blonde

Just in case you need more proof, we’ve got two new sandwiches to add the exclamation point to the end of this article. Next time, you’re in take a look at these bad boys.

Granny Smith’s Turkey Gouda

Granny Smith doesn’t play around when it comes to this bad ass combination of savory bacon jam and crisp, tart green apples over thinly sliced smoked turkey with melted gouda cheese keeping everything held together like a delicious flavor blanket.

The Po’ Boy

Yeah, that boom boom shrimp we told you about earlier, but on a sandwich! It’s seasoned with enough heat to grab you attention and piled high with shredded lettuce, tomato and pickle. Served on a butter toasted hoagie with a remoulade spread to bring a little cool to the dish.

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