Abigail's, a popular dining spot in the sweet town of Rocheport, is the epitome of a family-owned restaurant.

Owners Todd and Susan Schapira named the restaurant after their daughter Abigail, who works at the restaurant alongside other family members and friends.

The restaurant is rustic, laid-back and cozy, which adds to the family-friendly atmosphere. 

The family opened Abigail's in 1996 by the Katy Trail head and moved in early 2000s to the heart of Rocheport, an area surrounded by antique shops and boutiques. 

Still close to the Katy Trail, the eatery brings in a lot of tourists who take a detour off Interstate 70, especially in the warmer months. Often, customers will have to reserve their meal a day or two in advance because the small restaurant is in such demand. 

The menu comes to each individual table on a whiteboard, which lists the food items that often change during the day or week. Customers always have variety of good choices from that day's meals. 

Two of the most popular dishes are the lobster, shrimp and scallop ravioli and the mouthwatering sweet lemon pecan pasta, which can be finished off with a delicious dessert. Ask about that day's home-cooked cake or pie.

Most of the meals are cooked by the owners in the open kitchen, where customers can see the food prepared.

Note that lunch has open seating, but reservations are needed for dinner.  


  • I'm a community reporter for spring 2019, and I'm a sophomore at the University of Missouri studying magazine writing. Reach me at amsyg2@mail.missouri.edu, or in the newsroom at 882-5720.

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