St. Louis, MO 63118
- American, Dessert, Diner, Soul Food, Southern
- Sun 24 Hours, Mon 12am-11pm, Tue-Thu 7am-11pm, Fri 7am-12am
- All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
- Banquet Facilities, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
- Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
- Not Accepted, Accepted
- Lot Available
Riverfront Times' Description
The food at this cheery South Grand spot is so homey, you half-expect it to turn back your sheets and draw you a warm bath. You can get your three squares at City Diner, and you can - joy of joys - have mashed potatoes with all of 'em. Get mashed spuds with your meatloaf omelet in the a.m. (take that, hangover!). Find them nestled next to an open-face roast beef sandwich at midday. In the evening the taters buddy up with some of the best country-fried steak in town. The City runs circles around typical diner fare with items like grilled polenta, a house roasted pork loin and pesto chicken salad. Tuck into a plate of mac 'n' cheese. You simply can't go wrong here.
Tips from foursquare
2011 RFT Best of St. Louis Reader's Pick Winner - Best Place for Late-Night Dining.
Go to the City Diner and devour a chorizo scramble. Grown-up milkshake optional.
Eggs benedict for life!
The best milk shakes around
Super slow service, and wasn't even busy at the hour we went. This place has really gone down hill!
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