Open Monday-Thursday 11a - 11p / Friday-Saturday 11a-Midnight
Now open Sunday 11am - 8pm
* Kitchen closes at 10PM every night but Sunday *

1214 Central Park - O'Fallon IL
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Our goal for the Hop House was simple; create an original atmosphere in which to serve passionately prepared southern-inspired fresh foods alongside some of the world’s best beers, with a cult-like dedication to our guests and staff.

Chef Stephen Edwards and I left our jobs nearly 22 years ago, with plans to open a great restaurant together with this simple goal in mind. Mice and men know well what happens to plans, and that idea seemed lost to the annals of what might have been. We each opened different restaurants, but the desire to work together on a one-of-a-kind eatery has never left us.

A conversation nearly two decades later has led to all that you see here, and we hope that you will enjoy the amalgamation of delicious, southern-twisted foods, cold beer, original cocktails, and stellar service that we have created for you.

Come on in and give us a try. Tell us what you like. Tell us what we can do better.

Michael C. Durso

Managing Partner, Hop House Southern Eatery

Mike and Chef Edwards in 1996
Chef and I in 1996. That’s about as much of a smile as you are going to get out of him.

Mike and Chef Edwards in 1997
Here we are almost exactly one year later. Look how fat I got! If that is not a testament to Steve’s cooking, I don’t know what is.