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Carl's Drive In

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9033 Manchester Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63144-2623
+1 314-961-9652
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“onion rings” (10 reviews)
“burgers” (33 reviews)
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American, Fast Food, Diner
9033 Manchester Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63144-2623
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Carl's opened in 1959 and has been slinging delicious homemade and "while-you-wait" burgers, fries and onion rings every day since then. This no-frills diner is a prominent roadside attraction in St. Louis that harkens back to when cruisin was cool and Corvette convertibles were all...More

Thank Joe W
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Wonderfully kick back throw back Great food on top of that . The real root beer float you remember from the corner drug store .

Thank rjs589
Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

You have to visit this place! Only 16 barstool seats, no bathrooms, lots of noise, and it's constantly packed to capacity with people standing. Have a burger which is made only a few feet away from you plus a root beer in a frosted mug....More

Thank pmoeser
Reviewed December 25, 2016

This place is stepping back into another time. It is an old fashion burger joint with a very simple burger that has a great taste. Nothing but time can give you that type of flavor from an old flat top. Great old fashion root beer....More

1  Thank montysean
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

I went for dinner. I ordered the burger. I also ordered onion rings. I ate slowly because I wanted to savor the flavor. Every bite was paradise. I would HIGHLY recommend this establishment to any one who is in the Brentwood/ Richmond Heights area or...More

Thank traveler34343
Reviewed October 17, 2016

went with grandkids. they love it. good hamburgers and shakes. the real thing. retro plus. kelly excellent server

Thank susan T
Reviewed June 25, 2016

It had been a long time since I'd had the opportunity to enjoy a burger at Carl's. I was in the area and thought "TREAT" time. With a double cheeseburger and onion rings, I was WELL satisfied. I had some banter with the staff. They...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed June 13, 2016

We picked up burgers and fries on the way to our hotel room (and if we stayed all 6 of us would have taken up half of their seating.) The cheeseburgers were very tasty. The onion rings were average, and the fries were not that...More

1  Thank amyw2012
Reviewed May 31, 2016

This was my high school hang out. It was good then and still is. In those days the stools were really outside and it was closed in the winter. Now it is enclosed so it can be open year around. But the inside is the...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed April 9, 2016

Maybe the best burgers in St Louis, but $4.95 for a double was kind of high. I had a small (excellent) draft root beer and a small chili and it was $9.15. More than I expected and the tiny chili bowl for $3.95 was overpriced...More

1  Thank Mike W
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Lunch, Dinner
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Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9033 Manchester Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63144-2623
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 314-961-9652
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