Brass Door Restaurants famous pork chops started in 1982 when then owner Don Davidsmeyer wanted to increase business at the small town restaurant he had purchased a few years earlier. He knew volume was a key to his success and wanted to use pork in this formula. He also wanted to utilize the family style dining concept which he had seen as successful at other restaurants across the country. The steaming bowls of mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, biscuits and award winning golden fried pork chops became popular with the locals immediately. Soon customers were coming from outside of Greene County from all over west central Illinois and the St. Louis metro area to enjoy “those good pork chops.”
Today the Brass Door is in the second generation of ownership by the Davidsmeyer family. Don’s daughter and son-in-law have operated the restaurant for more than a decade. Seeing it through incredible growth, a joist to rafter kitchen remodel, out-side makeover and a dining room remodel, and are quick to give a lot of credit and praise to the many wonderful and loyal employees who have helped them along the way. The mission has always remained the same: Serve top quality meats and produce prepared consistently and creatively with up most care and service to the general public with courtesy and respect in a clean and friendly environment.
What a lot of people don’t know about the Brass Door is that our Prime rib is almost as popular as our pork chops. Served only on weekends (Friday & Saturday) our Prime rib is cooked to order and served au jus with horseradish and a choice of potato and salad. While never having been prominent on our menu our rich Caesar salad is very popular and has quite a following. We also offer a variety of hand cut steaks, fried or broiled chicken, fish and our crunchy golden fried jumbo shrimp. Whether you’re hungry for family style, traditional dining or need a catering the Brass Door would like to welcome you to our house.