A most amazing French dip sandwich from Thee Abbey Kitchen in Arcadia, MO. “Real“ roast beef, amazing house-made bread and very melty provolone cheese. I could not have asked for a better sandwich! Oh, and the dip was real “au jus“ from when they cooked...their beef, and there were bits of the meat at the bottom of the cup!
This place is truly amazing - not only do they bake all their breads and other goodies, like cinnamon rolls, they also grind their own wheat to use in these items!
Even though it was 4 PM, I asked to get an order of bacon. Their bacon is some of the best I’ve ever had, thick, meaty, smoky, always perfectly cooked, and I just can’t pass it up!
Oh, and, I had to get a sweet treat afterwards! I didn’t want a giant cinnamon roll (or ice cream,m - they have a little ice cream/goodie shop attached to the restaurant!), so I got one of their chocolate chunk-caramel cookies and it was the bomb - a little crunch on the outside, a little chew on the inside and lots of fantastic flavor.
Whenever I am in the area (I took a daytrip to Southeast Missouri to explore all around the Saint Francis Mountains yesterday), I make it a point to stop at the Arcadia Academy and Thee Abbey kitchen!
I have been here several times, and the food has always been excellent, the service is wonderful, and the building is just a cool, old, historic place.
They also make some of the very best bread I’ve ever eaten, so even if you don’t want a full meal or a sweet treat, you can get a loaf and you will be very happy!More