Top 10 Places to Eat in St. Louis
There is this lingering desire in all of us – the need to satisfy our hunger and quench our thirst. Now to be fair you could probably do so with enough lettuce and water, but a real foodie desires to experience, taste, and eat the very best food wherever they are. Well St. Louis has some pretty amazing good eats for all of our Tripio foodies. More than just barbecued ribs, or the toasted raviolis St. Louis is known for, this city offers great French cuisine, Italian food, sushi, burgers, dessert, etc! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Now anywhere you travel, trying to create a good itinerary to see all you want to see and eat all you want to eat is difficult. Foodies using the Tripio app, will be able to experience the absolute best food to eat in St. Louis and create custom top 10 lists, and custom itineraries for all things to see, do and eat. Adventure awaits on all vacations, Tripio just helps to make it easier to plan out. So plan your perfect foodie vacation, or foodie adventure, stress free by downloading the Tripio App and allow us to create your custom itinerary of top 10 activities allowing you to accomplish everything on your bucket list.
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1) Pappy’s Smokehouse – BBQ! Ribs! BBQ’ed Ribs! (Are you drooling yet?)
St. Louis Style Barbeque Restaurant
Named Best Ribs in America by the Food Network and Best BBQ in Missouri by Southern Living! Smoked low and slow and prepared fresh daily, they serve the best Memphis Style BBQ right there in midtown St. Louis. Finish off your choice of smoked meat with a selection of three delicious BBQ sauces – Sweet Baby Jane, Original or HooDoo Sauce.
Check out Pappy’s Smokehouse Menu
2) Ted Drewes – Sweettooth? We got you covered here.
Frozen Custard Dessert Shop
For over 80 years Ted Drewes has been selling frozen custard to the people of St. Louis and others from all over the world. There is nothing fancy to their walk-up window style ordering except for all their tasty frozen custard flavors. With over 9.5k reviews, you’ll want to get dessert before dinner!
Random fact: They have also been selling Christmas trees for over 50 years.
3) Stacked STL – Who doesn’t love a mouth watering burger?
American Burger Joint
From ground chuck to black bean patties, brioche buns to fontina cheese, you can create the burger of your dreams at Stacked STL! They’re a funky neighborhood joint in historic Carondolet where you can enjoy a great burger, a drink from their full bar, and the big game on TV. Check out any of their incredible 13 featured burgers on the menu or build your own with all your favorite ingredients. And be sure to check out the Burger of the Month! They’ve also got plenty of tasty starters, fresh salads, and a junior menu for the kids. Burgers like this are a must on any best food to eat in St. Louis list.
4) Russell’s on Macklind – Your neighborhood cafe!
Russell’s on Macklind is a neighborhood restaurant that serves seasonal farm-to-table dinner and weekend brunch. They are well known for having amazing butter cake along with an extensive bakery goods, as well as a bar that features seasonal cocktails, local craft beers, and wine. Russell’s is located in a renovated 100 year old building at the corner of Murdoch and Macklind in the Southampton neighborhood of St. Louis.
Check out Russell’s on Macklind Menu
5) Juniper – Bring you face to face with the best Southern Comfort Food you can imagine!
Southern Comfort Cuisine Restaurant
Drawing inspiration from the rich culinary traditions of the south, Juniper stands out as the premier St. Louis destination for Low Country cuisine. With details that are thoughtful and authentic, from the menu and food, to the vibe and décor, Juniper was built around a feeling of hospitality, charm and generosity – where everything seems comfortably familiar whether you`re a Juniper regular or first time customer. This southern comfort food isn’t just some of the best food to eat in St. Louis, it has to be top 10 in the country.
By providing consistently excellent meals that push boundaries in a space that is beautiful and unpretentious, Juniper has become a source of comfort, joy and sustenance to thousands of customers over the years. The food at Juniper holds true to its casual fine dining, southern roots, with many dishes achieving their signature flavor through the use of Juniper’s indoor grill. Inspired by forgotten stories, recipes, and traditions, and blending the old with the new and will never stop trying to be the best version of itself.
6) Brasserie by Niche – Both dinner and brunch, amazingly French, yum!
French Cuisine Restaurant
Brasserie by Niche is a St. Louis restaurant bringing a bit of Paris to St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood by specializing in French country cooking in a family-friendly environment. Brasserie by Niche in St. Louis offers comfort food tied into traditional French brasserie fare. Brasserie by Niche offers a menu of French bistro fare with perfected interpretations of classic dishes such as onion soup, house made country pâté, and cassoulet with duck confit. Whether diving into a classical French seafood dish, enjoying a brasserie hamburger, or experiencing the best grilled cheese in St. Louis, Brasserie by Niche has dishes for all palates.
Brasserie’s noteworthy brunch and patio also serve as a destination for locals and visitors alike. A nod to nostalgia, Chef Craft kept the bustling bistro ambiance alive as homage to the space’s former life as Chez Leon, a go-to spot for chef and his wife, Suzie, when they first moved to St. Louis.
Check out Brasserie by Niche’s Menu
7) The Piccadilly at Manhattan – Yummy fried chicken, or a grilled cheese sandwich? Yes!
The Piccadilly at Manhattan offers a mouthwatering variety of American Classics along with an outstanding selection of wines and premium liquors, served in a warm and comfortable atmosphere.
Originally opened in 1901, The Piccadilly has been family owned for 3 generations of the Collida Family. Currently the restaurant is operated by the 3rd, 4th and 5th generations of the Collida family. Throughout the years The Piccadilly served as a neighborhood gathering place to share old stories, create memories, and enjoy a tasty meal.
Check out The Piccadilly at Manhattan’s Menu
8) Broadway Oyster Bar – Clearly oyster and other seafood classics!
The Broadway Oyster Bar is a locally owned and operated establishment and has been for over 35 years. The Oyster Bar is widely regarded as the premier New Orleans’ style restaurant, bar and music venue in the Midwest. Broadway Oyster Bar has been referred to by many as a staple of St. Louis and is a great choice for a relaxing dinner, or an opportunity to dance to a great band. As well-known food writer, the late Joe Pollack, once wrote, “There is, quite simply, nothing in St. Louis quite like the Broadway Oyster Bar”. That line was written over 30 years ago, but it is as true today as it was then.
Check out the Broadway Oyster Bar Menu
9) Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall – Time for a great brat!
German Inspired American Restaurant
Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall might be the perfect place to go out with friends, grab some drinks, and get a nice bite to eat. Urban Chestnut’s second facility known as the Grove Brewery & Bierhall opened in 2014 in a building that was formerly a paper company built in the 1920’s. Located in St. Louis’ Grove neighborhood, this brewery is the source of most of their beer production and packaging. With its large, industrial bierhall and European-inspired cuisine, Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall represents the Revolution side of Beer Divergency – a celebration of the modern day growth of American craft beer.
Check out Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall Menu
10) Mama’s On the Hill – Italian food and toasted raviolis are calling your name!
Toasted raviolis and St. Louis food walk hand in hand (just like St. Louis food and St. Louis style BBQ Ribs). This tasty and beloved treat was invented at Mama’s On the Hill, and this restaurant should be on any top 10 list for restaurants in St. Louis. In the early 1940s, a plate of ravioli was accidentally dropped into the fryer at Mama Campisi’s by a drunk chef. From there on out it was an instant classic that soon spread across the nation. Why not try it there while in town. Mamma Campisi’s, formerly Oldani’s and commonly known as Mama’s on the Hill, is the premiere family Italian restaurant in St. Louis’ historic Italian neighborhood known as “The Hill”. With a relaxed atmosphere and an old-school cafe setting you’re going to enjoy your time and every dish. Anytime you travel to St. Louis eating toasted raviolis is a bucket list must do for any foodie.
Bonus Spot: Drunken Fish – For our sushi lovers!
Drunken Fish was voted “Best Sushi” and is widely recognized as the premier sushi restaurant in the Midwest region. Unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, the selection of sensational sushi and exquisite Japanese cuisine will satisfy every appetite, while the extensive drink menu boasts an eclectic list of signature martinis and exotic drinks. With a large thriving outdoor patio, two stories of dining, and being located in the heart of the charming Central West End, Drunken Fish is the perfect place to see and be seen. Drunken Fish also features an impressive happy hour, which was voted “Best Happy Hour” in St. Louis.
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Enjoy the good eats in St. Louis fellow Tripio foodies.
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-Mike E, Tripio Guru
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