The Ozark House: A Family Tradition of Good Food and Hospitality

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The Bloomington restaurant owned by Larry and Connie Weaver deserves a standing ovation for its success.

The eatery can be found at 704 McGregor Street and provides hickory-smoked baby back ribs, hand-cut steaks, seafood, fried chicken, and prime rib on Friday and Saturday nights.

Larry Weaver mentioned in a recent interview that his parents, Ike and Marguerite, established the Ozark House at 506 Regency Drive on November 3, 1972. Ike and Marguerite Weaver are Larry’s parents.

When it comes to selling ribs, this establishment was one of the pioneers in the Bloomington-Normal area. The Ozark House was relocated to its current location in 1988, shortly after State Farm made an offer to purchase the property located on Regency Drive.

When Ike and Marguerite moved back to McGregor Street, where they had owned and operated the Ranch House before selling it to open the Ozark House on Regency, it felt like they were coming home.

This was because they had owned and operated the Ranch House before selling it to open the Ozark House on Regency.

According to Larry, he and his brother Jay eventually gained control of the company after it relocated to McGregor Street.

They have spent their entire lives working in the family restaurant. Since 1998, Larry and Connie have been the proud owners of the property.