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“Best Hamburger in Town” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ecco Lounge

Ecco Lounge
Ranked #10 of 167 Restaurants in Jefferson City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Jefferson City, MO
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228 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Best Hamburger in Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

Several years ago the Ecco was a smoke-filled bar that happened to serve the best burgers in town. Then it closed for a month and re-opened under new management. Wow, what a difference. The place is smoke free now (and was before that was the law in JC). The burgers are as good as they ever were. The waffle fries are crispy and delicious, and you can get regular fries if you want (who would?). One of my favorites is their onion rings. The onion rings are made from real onions (not that batter-based onion-like stuff you find at other places) and they are cooked to a nice deep brown and served piping hot. Did I mention they were HUGE?
Looking for good beer to accompany your good burger? Well, everything you need for a cheeseburger in paradise is here, including the big Kosher pickle and a cold draft beer. Local micro-brews are available along with the Miller/Bud standards.
Perhaps you're not in the mood for a burger. Maybe you want pasta or steak, or something more like traditional restaurant fare. That's all here too, and while we stick with the burgers, lots of folks tell us that the cuisine they serve (steaks, pastas, etc.) are excellent as well. You can't go wrong at the Ecco.

Visited November 2011
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Albuquerque
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Since 1947...and still fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

Located near downtown Jefferson City, MO, the ECCO Lounge retains its neighborhood bar feel with a long wooden bar, a beautiful tin ceiling and friendly staff. A very good selection of local microbrews, outstanding fried shrimp and a very enjoyable rib eye steak. If you want to get out of the formulaic, visit the ECCO.

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Jacksonville, IL
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221 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great Bar with Better Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

The Ecco Lounge is a great bar with better than average bar food. They have a complete menu ( not your average bar food) that is served by caring servers in a bar atmosphere.

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Union, Missouri, USA
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good "local" place to eat, great menu, good service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2011

This is a definite stop if you're in Jefferson City. Great "home made" bar food. They hand make alot/all of their food and it shows.

  • Visited June 2011
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“great place to eat.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2010

this is a great place where you can go with friends and have a drink and a meal at a reasonable price. It has a friendly atmosphere and a fun place to go.

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