Houston, Missouri, is a tiny town in the south-central part of the state. Its close proximity to a vacation area and nearby St. Louis means that eating is big business in this small community. In Houston, American-style family and buffet restaurants are very common. The area is also home to grills offering appetizers and entrees for diners on the go. International food in Houston is limited to Chinese and Italian, but the area is home to great restaurants serving up traditional favorites. Missouri is also barbeque country, and the city offers several national chain establishments to round out an excellent dining selection for such a small town.