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Food and restaurants in St. Louis

Top restaurants

General Entertainment
“Check out the new sports-anchored entertainment district in the heart of Downtown”
  • 32 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Great Breakfast/ Brunch, make sure you get there early it tends to get crowded!”
  • 48 locals recommend
Bar
“Urban Chestnut has become a haven for beer lovers and passionate St. Louisans alike thanks to its commitment to the local community and a vibrant events calendar. Often partnering with area makers and entrepreneurs, Urban Chestnut Brewery Company & Beer Hall, which has become the base for their brewing operation, has a full kitchen and menu. Beers include a variety of draughts and bottles created by head brewmaster Florian Kuplent, an award-winning expert that has honed his skills at dozens of breweries from Bavaria to the U.S., specializing in experimental beers that have a hint of traditional Bavarian style. Dogs welcome on their outside patio deck!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Rooster is great for families. It gets wildly popular on weekends for brunch, but you can check into the wait list via Yelp. Known for creative crepes, but there's a nice selection of alternatives, such as the St. Louis slinger, biscuits and gravy and even a lunch menu. If you like a cocktail with your brunch, you'll be very pleased with the menu. For the savory fans, choose from several takes on the bloody mary - my favorite is the bloody bull, which is prepared with beef broth and a smoked salt & beef jerky rim. I like that you can choose a small or large, and the garnishes don't disappoint. Sweeter cocktails abound, such as my non-bloody favorite, the sunburnt white russian. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Featured on the Food Network Diners Drive Ina and Dives! 10 percent discount given to all guests at my space! A favorite St Louis spot ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“BEST sandwiches in STL. The line will be out the door from 11AM til close, but it won't take longer than 15 min or so. Trust me the wait is worth it! Great veg options too.”
  • 35 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Named Best Ribs in America by the Food Network and featured on Man Vs Food, this BBQ is sure to please. Plan your visit early, parking is always full and the food does run out!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mission Taco Joint serves street tacos wrapped in a West coast experience. Enjoy specialty beers, cocktails, tequila, mezcal, and our famous tiki drinks.”
  • 34 locals recommend

Cafes

Farmers Market
“Soulard Market is the oldest farmers market west of the Mississippi established in 1779 and is open Wednesday-Saturday. We have 13 local farmers, 1 organic farmer, a florist and spice shop, and many produce vendors. The market also carries a variety of other general merchandise like shirts, jewelry, incense, sports memorabilia, hand made soaps, carpet, photography and hand made crafts. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Great Breakfast/ Brunch, make sure you get there early it tends to get crowded!”
  • 48 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Rooster is great for families. It gets wildly popular on weekends for brunch, but you can check into the wait list via Yelp. Known for creative crepes, but there's a nice selection of alternatives, such as the St. Louis slinger, biscuits and gravy and even a lunch menu. If you like a cocktail with your brunch, you'll be very pleased with the menu. For the savory fans, choose from several takes on the bloody mary - my favorite is the bloody bull, which is prepared with beef broth and a smoked salt & beef jerky rim. I like that you can choose a small or large, and the garnishes don't disappoint. Sweeter cocktails abound, such as my non-bloody favorite, the sunburnt white russian. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Cafe
“This is a great breakfast spot just a short 1-2 minute walk, 2 blocks from the BNB. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Great coffee and light eats—get the breakfast sandwich. A homey environment with lots of nooks to catch up on a project catch up with a friend.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Brunch any day of the week! Vegan and vegetarian options are served here also, which we love! Local spot that is always amazing. If you go before 1 on the weekends, expect to wait. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cafe
“Anything but average, these folks have the best of everything and do an amazing outreach for Saint Louis ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great Brunch - check out attached store, Bowood Farms for plants and gifts!”
  • 15 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bagel Shop
“Union loafers is a great local bread shop that has a delicious lunch and Tues-Sun does wood fired pizza for dinner. The salads could also win awards and who says that about salad? Closed on Mondays. Use the no wait app via Yelp to avoid a long wait.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“Whether or not you stick to a plant-based diet, Sweet Art will satisfy your cravings. It's just that good. So much love and soul goes into the recipes - it's comfort food, it's mostly vegan - and it's sooo delicious. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bakery
“You know (and love/hate/tolerate) it. This Starbucks is in a cool building and next to the Chess Club.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“A St. Louis must that's been here since 1920. No fuss, old school freshly baked pretzels. I like the ones with sausage inside!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Best little donut shop in the city! The same couple has been running this for 30+ years. Super cheap but best tasting donuts you'll find. Bring cash - they're old school and don't take cards.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bakery
“This corner spot is clean and cozy, a short walk through Benton Park from our Airbnb, and an ideal place to grab a coffee and a pastry - you must try their version of buttery and delicious Pop-Tarts! It's a feel-good place, which uses locally sourced ingredients and recyclable materials. The staff is genuinely friendly and helpful. It's an all-around pleasant experience and the scones will keep you coming back.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“Fun, tasty unique donuts open late night & early morning & all day in between.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bakery
“So you might have heard about Saint Louis's gooey butter cake. It's definitely a thing, and Missouri Baking Co. offers a lot of different options to give this STL treat some style! Regular, berry, more berry... it's so delicious!”
  • 9 locals recommend