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401 Monsanto Ave, Sauget, IL 62201-1077
+1 618-482-3850
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

It's certainly a surprise to see a diner in a town of just 150 people, but it's just across the river from St Louis and the area is mostly industrial. A decently clean place, the service was nice and the breakfast foods were decent. Reasonable prices.

Thank Bernardo F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

The Diner has fantastic breakfast. The service is always fast and friendly. The prices are reasonable.

Thank Melissa B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Best breakfast in the St.Louis area! They also have the best coffee and are only minutes from downtown.

Thank Mike W
Quincy, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Great food, great people and there's a cute Guy that works the kitchen, and his name starts with a M but you can't flirt too much because the girlfriend waitress will come bite you lol.

Thank G E
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

Was recommended by airport personnel. Great recommendation. Was there for breakfast service was great food was great as you could tell be the crowd. When you see the locals eating there you can tell the food is good. Will be back next time in town.

Thank Dan6801
Saint Louis, Missouri
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487 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2015

If you love classic diner cuisine, this is the place for you! I've tried over a period of time several of the diner's offerings and have never been disappointed. I love their hamburgers, ruebens, and chili. The diner is easily accessible from Illinois Route 3, and is about five minutes from Downtown St. Louis. It is open for breakfast and... More 

Thank Lorin G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2014

23 Minutes to Sunrise starring Eric Roberts, was filmed here. The Diner, is full of memorabilia from the movie. The Diner, closes at 3pm. I had an omlette there 3 days ago. It was so good, I'm still thinking about it. http://thesaugetdiner.com/

Thank Carhartkid
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

Standard diner food in standard diner environment. The place is fairly new so it still looks good, although the floor is sticky and could use a scrub-down. The Mexican hasbrowns were really good, the biscuits and gravy were average, and the chili was weak. Good service though and convenient location on the way to downtown St. Louis.

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Lakeland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

Cute little old fashioned type diner with a definite modern flare. Everyone was very friendly and the food was absolutely great.

Thank Patti P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

The Diner has a great selection of your standard diner fare. I have omelettes from time to time for breakfast, they have all been light, fluffy, & tasty. For lunch, I lean towards the BLT or Club sandwiches. They too are consistently very good. The wait staff is professional & seasoned. I never want or wait for anything. The prices... More 

Thank Carhartkid

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  • Address: 401 Monsanto Ave, Sauget, IL 62201-1077
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Sauget
  • Phone Number: +1 618-482-3850

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