We moved to St. Louis from Atlanta in 1998, discovered Pat's a little later, one of our favorite spots, our home away from home, our second kitchen. We go often, once a week, and never disappointed although the experience changes; each time there is always something redeeming. The fried chicken, rib-eye steak sandwich and soups are always on the money (the french onion and chicken pot pie are my favorites). The home-made chips, when they're done right (thin and crisp, sometimes you do have to send them back), are absolutely stellar because of the remoulade sauce on the side.
Occasionally I get the spinach salad, which is to die for, with a dill dressing (secret recipe). The butterflied fried shrimp is an excellent appetizer....large and flavorful.
By the way, forget about going on St. Patrick's day, the parade goes by here and it's insane.
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