A neighborhood staple dating back to 1935, Mary's is one of those friendly, casual restaurant that still dot some of St. Louis' older working-class neighborhoods. Drawing a mix of patrons, this spot serves plain, well-prepared food and has a complete lack of pretension as well as an easy familiarity. Do not look for anything exotic. There are roast beef dinners, breaded pork chops, fried catfish, a couple of steaks and jack salmon. If you feel brave, you can try a brain sandwich, another old St. Louis specialty still found in a few South Side taverns/restaurants.
With a variety of choices on its all-you-can-eat buffet, Happy China is a great place to stop for lunch. However, popularity does have its drawbacks as the lines are long here, and the wait is longer. If you can stand the wait, though, the cuisine is worth it. Best of all, the buffet items are labeled. Chef Pa creates an array of sweet-and-sour, spicy and ginger-flavored pork, beef and chicken. Top off any selection with a crispy egg roll and some wonton soup.
3650 South Lindbergh Boulevard Sunset Hills, MO 63127
Helen Fitzgerald's has an Irish atmosphere and an Irish menu, but it also serves pizza, steak, chicken wings, shark, seafood and burgers. Enjoy the 14-foot big-screen television, the 300-gallon fish tank is fascinating and the free buffet during the happy hour is sumptuous. Menu items are served all evening, with bar food at an affordable price per entree/appetizer.
211 North Broadway One Metropolitan Square St. Louis, MO 63102
One of the greatest names in St. Louis restaurants, Kemoll's has been in business for more than 60 years. Relocated to a posh downtown office building from its original home in North St. Louis, Kemoll's has lost a little of the cozy feel of the old place, yet it has gained a reputation for food and service that is better than ever. It offers upscale Italian cuisine and can be counted on for the quality of its pasta, veal, beef and seafood. Although Kemoll's is popular for its early dinner plates, it also serves lunch for groups. They are open from Mondays to Saturdays at 5p.
Failoni's doesn't boast much in the way of decor, and it's open a mere 28 hours per week, but the food makes the place worth a visit and beckons the return of many regulars. The beer is always cold and the prices are cheap. The place is always crowded, so prepare for a short wait for both your table and your order. The live music is entertaining, featuring regular local performers weekly.
200 South Fourth Street Millennium Hotel St. Louis St. Louis, MO 63102
Located on the top floor of the Millennium Hotel St. Louis, the Top of the Riverfront is a restaurant that can guarantee a dramatic dining experience. A revolving restaurant, it offers spectacular views of downtown St. Louis landmarks and the Mississippi. You can choose from among many seafood items that make up its self-described "Mississippi" specialties, or you can choose more conservative picks such as pepper steak with cognac mustard sauce, roast duck with cranberry relish, or even prime rib. There are interesting appetizers, too, as well as excellent souffles.
The St. Louis outlet of a famous chain of high-end steakhouses, Morton's features what might be called low-key power dining. The dining room is fairly casual, as is the largely business-oriented clientele. The enormous portions of well-prepared, if conservative food constitute the main draw. There are appetizers such as crab cocktail and broiled sea scallops and entrees such as Sicilian veal chop, grilled salmon and tenderloin brochettes.
An old bank building in University City was converted several years ago to a combination root beer brewery and family restaurant, Fitz's draws an enthusiastic crowd of college students, adults and children. Diners can watch the root beer making and bottling processes through a large glass partition, all the while enjoying good pub food such as hamburgers, pizzas, etc. The root beer, a revered St. Louis formula that dates back to an old roadside stand from the 1940s, is terrific, too.
A perennial favorite among St. Louis' Mexican-food lovers, the Hacienda offers a colorful atmosphere for dining as well as a large, diverse menu. There is outdoor dining in warm weather, too. The fajitas are wonderful, as are the "Top Shelf" quesadillas (flour tortillas with cheddar and jack cheese, fresh mushrooms, chile poblano and red bell pepper). You can also create your own dish. Check out the website for more details.
A Central West End favorite for more than 25 years, Tom's is a great place to drop in after work for a beer, and also an ideal spot for family and friends to come and enjoy typical St. Louis pub food. The bar area, with its large, Victorian-style bar, welcomes visitors in the front. In the rear, a large, skylighted dining room offers plenty of space for diners. The burgers and steaks are favorites; the French fries are excellent, too.
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