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Eat-Rite Diner

622 Chouteau Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1028
(314) 621-9621
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Ranked #127 of 2,537 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Diner
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
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English first
Kelvedon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

What a great surprise! A fantastic traditional diner offering good straightforward food. The ladies running it on the day of our visit had years of experience resulting in the best over easy eggs we enjoyed on our Route 66 trip. A must visit stop in St. Louis.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A bit of old time flavor in the midst of a large city. Friendly people and good food. An icon of route 66, it is a must stop for anyone passing by. The pie's are fantastic and the food and atmosphere and good conversation made it worthwhile.

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Paducah
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a real-deal, corner diner. It is a historic piece of St. Louis. First, it is tiny. There is a counter that runs the length of the building, which means there aren't a ton of seats. The jukebox is great, and there is a pinball machine that looks about as old as the diner itself. The lady who prepared... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is an old style diner harking back to the days gone. Made to order food on old stove tops. The cook, server has been there 42 years.

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Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We ate here super late with our three children after a long day at the St. Louis City Museum. When we arrived, the door was locked and we had to knock to be let in. Yes, it is that kind of place and area. But once we got in, the staff and food was incredible. The seating is all stools... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Leaving St Louis on our Route 66 adventure and the guide book says this is a Route 66 classic, it sits on a corner all on its own so parking was no issue, was a bit sceptical at first on seeing it from the outside but once in it really is like turning back time, no tables you get a... More

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too far from the wild west!
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
420 helpful votes 420 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I read about this in a Route 66 book, when planning last summer's out-west road trip. We didn't have time then, so happy to find it on our long weekend in St. Louis. This is old Americana & Historic Rt 66 at its best It's worth a peek, and a burger. Show your kids how your grandparents (and maybe you?!... More

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Athens, Alabama
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324 reviews 324 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Worth a visit for nostalgic purposes or to show a younger one what a real diner looks and feels like. This is a small place with about 10 stools (no tables) and the grille in plain view of the patrons. Offered is typical diner fare (sandwiches, breakfasts, chili) plus a local favorite the "slinger" which includes burger patties, eggs, potatoes... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

You must go here just for the sake of saying you did. 100 year old diner and the 2 folks running it currently have been there for over 25 years. Simple food, simple prices. It's a short order diner with approx 10 counter stools. Great place to catch a quick bite for next to nothing in price.

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Golden
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Very classic diner, with only about 10 seats, only at the counter. Not a place for gourmet food, but as a trip back in time, it's great. Prices good, food good considering it is an old style DINER, not a health food place. The gentleman working the grill was friendly, helpful in giving us some options from the menu. We... More

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