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Lewis Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner, Cafe
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145 S Main St, Saint Clair, MO 63077-1555
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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St. Louis, MO
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272 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This was the second time that we have eaten here. The first was Father's Day, so I expected the service to be slow and it was. This time the restaurant was not even all that crowded, but the food still took a long time to come out. We both tried the pork tenderloin sandwich and shared an order of onion... More 

Thank Kim W
Oak Park
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Loved my lunch here. I had the burger and it was so good. Had that old fashioned burger taste. Fresh, Fresh, Fresh... Dessert was excellent too. I had the chocolate pie. It was tasty but REALLY rich. Eat here.

Thank Lisa P
Columbia, IL
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

We were in the rural St. Clair, MO area about lunch time and decided to find a Mom & Pop restaurant. I consulted TripAdvisor and found the #1 in the area. This is a nice, clean, friendly place to eat, that seems to be frequented by many local residents. Parking in front and a free parking lot is across the... More 

Thank Optimistic_Otto
Goodspring, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Food was hot and fresh. Breaded mushrooms and the pork tenderloin was to die for...the wait staff was friendly and nice.

Thank BethanyWright
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Breakfast served all day long. Very enjoyable. Good food and service. Would recommend. If passing through St. Clair, MO.

Thank bucketlist2016fun
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

This restaurant has large servings, we found the service to be quick and efficient, and the entire restaurant staff very friendly. We were not looking for a 'cheap' lunch, our bill for 2 was $32.58, but the food was 'home cooked', and hot when served. I ordered a rib-eye steak, and my husband ordered their fried chicken, mashed potatoes w/gravy... More 

Thank celesteu2015
Saint Clair, Missouri
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Lewis Cafe is a great family owned "country diner". Their pork tenderloin sandwich is a huge favorite. But it's their homemade poppy seed salad dressing that keeps me going back time after time. I even buy it by the bottle (only in the Cafe!) for home. It's sweet & vinegary. YUM!!

Thank Kim C
Mascoutah, Illinois
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Super busy Sunday morning visit. Our family of four sat at an 8-top with a couple on the other end. The food took an exceptionally long time to come, but was delicious. Hot cakes were plate-sized, and they offer the options of 2- or 3-egg omelettes and a full or half order of hash browns. Lewis Cafe is diner breakfast... More 

Thank laurat991gmail
Grandview, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Great food. Great service. American food at a great price in a nice small town.wonderful staff serving all the locals. They raise their own beef.

Thank Scott T
United States
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

I can understand why this is the top choice in St. Clair. The waitstaff were very friendly and efficient. They were all busy cleaning the entire restaurant while we were in the business at closing. The food was superb. The burgers were very flavorful and the onion rings were top-notch. The restaurant has maintained its old-time charm. No alcohol. Very... More 

Thank Leonard S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 S Main St, Saint Clair, MO 63077-1555
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Clair
  • Phone Number: 16366299975

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?