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Dining in Cottleville—Great Options for Retirees

From great restaurants to fresh and local, dining in Cottleville, Missouri, offers wonderful choices, as does Avalon Park. Learn how you can enjoy both.
Women with basket full of fruits and vegetable dining in Cottleville

Dining in Cottleville—Great Options for Retirees

Science tells us that eating good food makes us happy. It’s due to a series of chemical reactions within our body and brain. But you don’t need a scientist to tell you how dining with those you love makes the experience even more delicious. These are just a few of the many reasons why dining in Cottleville, Missouri, is such a joy: there are so many wonderful choices for great food and great times.

And as a bonus, if you are a resident of Avalon Park, you have the best of both worlds: exceptional dining in both nearby Cottleville and on-site in our independent living community. If you’re a foodie, you’ll love it here!

Dining in Cottleville: great choices everywhere you go

Start with a delicious breakfast

It’s hard to beat the basics, but The Scrambler House takes them to a new level. Eggs, pancakes, French toast, oatmeal, omelets, breakfast sandwiches and more just about any way you like. If you enjoy a touch of retro décor as you greet the day, drop by the Bishops Restaurant in nearby O’Fallon for a full menu of breakfast and brunch selections.

For those who just like to start the day with a cup of Joe, Upshot Coffee focuses on curating and roasting a selection of great coffee. But if your stomach starts to growl, you can tame it with toast, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, smoothies, cookies and lots more from this lively and popular spot’s menu.

Keep going with great dining in Cottleville

Casual options include Two Shamrocks Public House, an Irish tavern featuring a unique and diverse pub menu, and Bemo’s with a tempting mix of American and Cajun cuisine, from steaks to salads to pasta to seafood.

For an upscale dining experience, try Stone Soup Cottage at Le Champ de Fleurs for amazing French fare events. Bristol Seafood Grill is an excellent choice in O’Fallon for American, seafood and vegetarian options. A from-scratch menu awaits you at The Rack House, which serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunch along with cocktails and spirit-infused desserts.

Fresh & local: Cottleville-area farmers’ markets

Love to create your own culinary masterpieces? Check out the Farmers & Artisans Market of O’Fallon held on Sundays, May through October, for locally made or grown goods and produce. Or, go right to the source at Fonseca’s Farm & Greenhouse featuring fresh produce (including heirloom tomatoes), and beautiful plants and flowers.

Another excellent option is the Lake St. Louis Farmers and Artists Market open Saturdays, April through October, offering seasonal produce, flowers and herbs as well as meat, poultry, eggs, and homemade treats and gifts.

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Dining at Avalon Park

It’s a wonderful fact of life: from elegant meals served tableside in the dining room to the gourmet grab-and-go convenience at the Chef’s Pantry, Avalon Park offers one of the best senior living dining programs around, giving residents a variety of choices that all have one thing in common – really exceptional food.

You’ll see (and taste) the difference right away. Our Executive Chef Nicki Bethel and her culinary team use only the finest ingredients, sourced locally, to create wonderful selections that blend health and homemade into something you and your guests will savor. Menus are regularly updated; you won’t have to wait long to discover a new dish or dessert you love.

Great dining in Cottleville and at Avalon Park is just the beginning

As a resident of Avalon Park, you have access to amenities, services, and social events designed to foster wellness of mind, body and spirit. You’ll love the friendly, vibrant atmosphere of our independent living community. How easy it is to engage with others and explore new adventures. The reassurance of knowing if your health needs change, you need never move again, thanks to our supportive autonomy program.

And you’ll love how easy it is to enjoy all things Cottleville. Let us tell you more about how truly “delicious” life can be right here, in Avalon Park!

New friends are waiting to meet you!

Contact us today to set up your personalized tour. Learn how a move to senior living can give you the lifestyle you deserve – download our guide, Choosing the Right Community.

Lisa Smith

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