From sometime around 1939 a small gas station diner on the side of what was then Highway 40 (today’s Business Loop) held the name Glenn’s Cafe. Originally opened by Glenn Purdy and his wife Tilley, it enjoyed a 40+ year run at that location, starting as little more than a diner but graduating to more substantial cooking, Glenn’s and it’s eponymous sign became a favorite of weary travelers and local families alike.
In the early 80′s the business, and sign, were purchased by Stephen Cupp and then moved in 1988 to downtown Columbia for the first time to the corner of 9th and Cherry Streets, in what is now the Kaldi’s Coffee building where it remained with an ever growing New Orleans’ influence.
Those with a good enough memory have long tried to forget the last Mardi Gras they spent there! In 2002 Glenn’s closed it’s doors and many thought they’d seen the last of the Columbia legend. A trip to the South side of Columbia and then to the Virgin Islands for Steve before being headhunted, out of the sunshine and back to Boonville, for another incarnation of Glenn’s inside the Hotel Fredeick begining in 2006 brings us almost up to date. In the summer of 2013 Steve made the move to become Food and Beverage director at The Tiger Hotel back in Columbia and brought with him the Glenn’s Cafe name and of course the beloved original sign.
Housemade Parmesan Ranch
Creole Spice, Chives, Candied Bacon
Cornmeal Crust, Sherry Remoulade.
Spicy Tropical Chutney
Bacon, Pimento Cheese, Chow Chow
Shrimp, Crawfish, and Crab Cakes, Creole Lemon Aioli
Add Crab 9
Shrimp, Oyster, Crawfish, Andouille, Okra, Rice
Baby Spinach, Summer Berries, Goat Cheese, Pickled Red Onions, Candied Pecans, Raspberry Vinaigrette
Add Glenn's Bronzed Chicken 5
Add Salmon 6
Baby Kale, Arugula, Parmesan, Housemade Caesar, Glenn’s Famous Cornbread Croutons
Choice of Glenn's Bronzed Chicken or Salmon.
Chicken Breast, Grapes, Dried Cherries, Pecans, Granny Smith Apples, Butter Lettuce
Sweet Potato Fries | Hand Cut Fries
Garlic Smashed Yukons | Cheesy Grits
Citrus Slaw | Grilled Asparagus
Chef’s Vegetable Medley
Cornmeal Breading, Housemade Tartar Sauce, Citrus Slaw
Chicken, Shrimp, Andouille, Holy Trinity, Spicy Creole Sauce, White Rice
Hot Sauce Buttermilk Brine, Cheddar Chive Biscuits, Citrus Slaw, Sausage Gravy
Angus Steakburger, Porcini Dust, Cheddar, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Creole Lemon Aioli, Brioche Bun, Choice of Hand Cut or Sweet Potato Fries
Peppers, Mushroom, Andouille, Blackened Shrimp, White Cheddar Grits, Charred Poblano Cream
Sherry Braised Pork, Bell Pepper, Onion, Crimini, Sherry Mushroom Pan Sauce, Garlic Smashed Yukons
Signature Blackening Spice, House Chow Chow, Cheesy Grits
White Balsamic Herb Reduction, Grilled Asparagus
Boulevard Beer Butter, Garlic Smashed Yukons
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood or shellfish may increase the risk of food borne illness.
Do let us know, before ordering, of any allergies you may have.