Located in downtown Eldon, Whittle’s is one-half bar hosting camaraderie and pool, and one-half restaurant.
On September 1, 2011, Dave Whittle opened his retirement dream: a bar where he could spend quality time with friends. Brothers-in-law Mike Scott and Tim Ochs soon joined the management team. Eight years later, Dave’s dream come true is doing well. Although Dave passed in April 2019, his wife Tabatha and family keep the Whittle’s Pub & Grub dream alive.
Located in downtown Eldon, Whittle’s is one-half bar hosting camaraderie and pool, and one-half restaurant. Across the street is leased open-air space where Whittle’s hosts block parties with a cash bar. One is set for Whittle’s 8th anniversary on September 6th and will feature Kansas City’s Amarugla Ridge Runners. Another will be on September 28, for Eldon’s renowned Turkey Festival when Whittle’s will add Elvis to the daytime fun with Helen Russell and Company, then keep the party going with Pure Drive from from 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. On October 8, in honor of Eldon High’s homecoming and alumni events, Whittle’s will present Ghost Town Salooners.
Well-known for consistently good food, Whittle’s still varies its menu month-to-month, creating special sandwiches in July or barbecue choices in August, all under the direction of managers and head cook, Tracy Fry, who’s been with Whittle’s since day one. At all times, Whittle’s offers 11 delicious burgers beginning with ½ pound of fresh beef. The hot wings arrive dressed in Whittle’s own house-made sauce and served with Whittle’s own ranch dressing. The Cowboy Burger has a touch of tangy sweet barbecue sauce, also made in Whittle’s kitchen.
The restaurant’s claim-to-fame food is a 10-ounce pork tenderloin locally sourced and hand-beaten before being dipped in a beer batter from wet to dry twice before frying. Special pricing during the restaurant’s anniversary will honor this menu star ordered at least 125 times weekly.
Whittle’s began serving breakfast in July. Manager Tim Ochs says the portions for menu items such as omelets, pancakes, and biscuits under gravy are just as generous as all lunch and dinner menu items — and, just as tasty, too.
Whittle’s Pub & Grub
108 S. Maple St., Eldon
Open Friday-Sunday at 7 a.m., Monday-Thursday at 11 a.m.
Restaurant closes at 8 p.m. Sunday, 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday
Bar closes at midnight Sunday and 1:15 a.m. Monday-Saturday
Smoking in the bar. Non-smoking in the restaurant.