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Puxico provides excellent places to:  Eat, Play, and Stay!  Please visit any of the following to meet your needs:


Carolina’s Ice Cream Shop & Café  provides this promise:  We're no fast food joint, all orders are made fresh with fresh ingredients and your order is prepared as fast as it gets to the kitchen so please be patient and enjoy the company of friends and family in a super clean, smoke free, friendly environment.  We also have free Wi-Fi so jump online and post your status and invite your friends to join you for a burger and mike shake at Carolina's.  We are very thankful for all the support from our local customers!  Be sure to like Carolinas Ice Cream Shop on Facebook and check for deals and specials. 

Breakfast Hours:                                                                                                  Regular Business Hours:
Friday - Sunday 6:30 AM - 11 AM                                           Monday - Thursday:  10:30 AM-10 PM
                                                                                                              Friday - Saturday:  6:30 AM - 11 PM
                                                                                                                        Sunday 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Located on State Highway T, just past the dam, Wappapello, MO 63966
Telephone: (573) 222-8884

Cenex // COOP supplies not only gasoline services but pizza too!

We are located at 425 State Highway 51, Puxico, MO 63960
Telephone: (573) 222-6266


Chunky Boyz is where WE FIX HUNGRY!  If you're looking for good quality food and professional service, you've come to the right place.  At Chunky Boyz we will give you the attention and personal service you'll come to expect and enjoy!

We are committed to serving you!  Reliable and professional staff that will help you every step of the way.  Contact us for a free consultation on event planning now!

Make sure you visit our website and like us on Facebook!  We are located at 122 West Richardson Ave., Puxico, MO 63960
Telephone:  (573) 222-3113                                               Website:


Crabb & Co. is proud to offer full service dining in a family friendly atmosphere.  Carry out is available on all menu orders which includes:  Steaks, Bar-b-que, seafood, and lots more!

See Jason or Cindy for catering events such as reunions, wedding receptions, and business gatherings.  We are located on State Highway T, Wappapello, MO 63966

Restaurant: (573) 222-7401                                                          RV Reservations: (573) 776-4328
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jkm & Company Café, Gift Shop & Bakery is located at 205 State Highway 51
Puxico, MO 63960 (next to Bill's Market).

Hours:  Monday - Friday 7 AM - 5 PM; Saturday 9 AM - 2 PM
Lunch Hours:  10:30 AM - 2 PM

Telephone: (573) 222-6433
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Mel’s Diner asks you to come in and say hello -- meet old friends and enjoy some good food such as homemade pie, soft serve ice cream, variety of sandwiches, and our daily lunch specials!  Nicole McClure & Melba Bell also asks for all Homecomers to come in and check out the next generation of Mel's Diner!
We are located on Main Street (260 East Richardson Ave.), Puxico, MO 63960.  Follow us on Facebook.

Hours: 7 AM - ????
Telephone: (573) 222-6118


Nancy’s Restaurant where "My family serves yours."  We serve breakfast all day.  There are daily breakfast/lunch specials.  We provide delicious foods such as home made candies, desserts, pies and much more.  We are located at HC 2, Box 2192 on State Hwy D, Wappapello, MO 63966.  Call-ins/carryouts welcome.  Follow us on Facebook.

Hours:  Saturday - Friday 6 AM - 2 PM                           
Telephone: (573) 222-7277



Mingo National Wildlife Refuge While motorized recreational activities are prohibited inside the Mingo Wilderness Area, motorized traffic does occur along non-wilderness corridor roads alongside a network of waterways. Hiking, fishing, wildlife observation, environmental education and interpretation are allowed, as well as biological research as approved through refuge management.


Lake Wappapello is a place to fish. A place to hike, to mountain bike, to backpack, camp,boat, and swim. Lake Wappapello has a little something for everyone. Blue waters and abundant fish make the lake ideal for fisherman who want to fish for crappie, catfish and bass. Miles of trails throughout the park offer great scenery and picturesque views.


The Puxico Community has local parks that are available for play and exercise.  Houcks Park is a wooded area with a pavilion, tennis & volleyball courts and activities for children which is located in the Southwest area of town.  We also have the Puxico Memorial Park (South Park) located at the South of town that has a ball diamond, picnic pavilion, playground, and a walking track.



Puxico Guesthouses are available for nightly and weekly rates.  For availability, call Charles & Shirley Fann at (573) 222-6311 or (573) 380-2969.


Lake Wappapello is a place to sleep under the stars.The smell of dinner on the grill, the anticipation of s'mores around the campfire and the sound of laughing kids splashing in a stream are all memories of that favorite camping trip in a Missouri state park campground. Missouri State Parks makes it easy to plan and enjoy that memorable camping trip whether you are in a tent or an 80-foot camping trailer.

Forty state parks and historic sites and Viney Creek Recreation Area offer almost 3,600 campsites that range from secluded walk-in sites to sites with hookups for water, sewer and electrical service. Campgrounds are close to the action yet far enough away for you to enjoy the great outdoors. Campgrounds offer amenities such as hot showers, laundry facilities and dump stations and some even provide free Wi-Fi connections.

There are two ways to camp in Missouri state parks.  Most campgrounds offer first-come, first-served campsites or you can reserve a site in advance by taking advantage of the centralized reservation system.

Missouri state parks provide the ideal setting. It's up to you to create the memories of that perfect camping trip.


Twin Oaks Resort by the Lake is just 400 Ft. to Waters Edge & Marina!  Some of our amenities are:  1 large pool, sleeper or 1-2 full size kitchenettes, refrigerators in all units, maid service, color TV/24 hour movie, cable, Bar-B-Que grills, picnic tables, horseshoes, shuffleboards, volleyball, and battery charging outlets.  We are located 1/2 mile North of the dam on State Highway D, Wappapello, MO 63966
Telephone: (573) 222-8733                                            Owned & Operated by the Foriesters
                                           "Vacation With The Folks At Twin Oaks"