Shaw Nature Reserve is on I-44 in Gray Summit, Missouri, approximately 32 miles southwest of the Missouri Botanical Garden (in St. Louis) and 22 miles west of the I-44/I-270 interchange. The Gray Summit I-44 exit is #253, just two exits west of Six Flags (Allenton/Eureka).

  • Westbound I-44 from exit ramp, turn left, crossing over I-44. Turn right at the intersection (at the Mobil) and go 50 yards to the large iron gates on the left side of the road.
  • Eastbound I-44, from exit ramp #253, turn right at top of ramp and then another right at at intersection (at the Mobil) and go 50 yards to the large iron gates on the left side of the road.

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A map of restaurant locations near Shaw Nature Reserve

Hawthorne Inn
(636) 451-0004
123 Front St.
Labadie, MO 63055
The Hawthorn Inn is about 10 minutes from the Nature Reserve. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is casual.
Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.

Pacific Brew Haus
(636) 257-2650
220 S 1st St.
Pacific, Missouri

Sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, pizza, pasta, and more.
Open Sunday-Wednesday 11am-11:30pm, Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. 

D'angelos Pizza
(636) 257-4466
101 East Union St.
Pacific, MO 63069
Delivery ~ Dine In ~ Carry Out
Pizza, Pasta, Salads, Subs, Foccacia
Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Closed Sundays.
El Agave
(636) 257-2999
180 Lamar Pkwy
Pacific, MO 63069

Mexican food. Burritos, enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, and more.
Mon-Thu: 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Smoking allowed

Aldo's Pizza
(636) 390-2536
1201 Jefferson St.
Washington, MO 63090
Italian restaurant. Pizza, lunch specials, pasta, salad, and more. Open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
(636) 543-9803
1405 Jefferson St.
Washington, MO 63090

“Authentic hole-in-the-wall” taco restaurant. Empanadas, quesadillas, enchiladas, tacos, and more.
Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.

Cowan's Restaurant
(636) 239-3213
114 Elm St.
Washington, MO 63090

Fried chicken, homemade pies and other American comfort food fare served in a down-home setting. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open Wednesday-Saturday 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

Fast-food Restaurants nearby:
Pizza Hut, New China, Taco Bell, McDonald's, Steak 'n Shake, Hardees, Subway, Dominoes, KFC and Burger King.