Eat Rite Diner
BAD NEWS as Eat Rite CLOSED
on October 22, 2017 as an exhaust fan failed.
Good news as L.B. Powers & wife Dorcas sold to Joel &
and Eat Rite reopened on April 5, 2018.
Diner established in the 1940's still forges on after 70+ years
offering the basic
breakfast, lunch, and dinner specials that appeal to the
everyday working person at a
reasonable price. Bacon, eggs, toast,
hashbrowns, and coffee for less than $5. Six hamburgers
for $4.50. 3
pc Chicken, fries, slaw, all for $5.50.
No reservations and no tables in this near downtown diner, you have to
hope one of
dozen stools is open. The good news is you'll get
from the likes of Dee,
Jackie, Eileen, and Wayne among others. Dee, giving cheerful
service and good food
since 1972, is the elder
stateswoman of this diner. Several types of pie available
depending on the season along with
the regular menu.
If after dessert, you're still looking for excitement, well you have your
choice of Roller Derby or Eight Ball on the pin ball machines.
If you want
to just relax, have another cup of "java" and play a
tune on the juke
Simply Irresistible by Robert Palmer, Strokin' by
Clarence Carter, Green Onions
by Booker T & The MG's, or Maybellene
by Chuck Berry are some of the great
tunes on this Old School juke box.
The Eat Rite diner at 622 Chouteau is considered a Route 66 landmark
and is an easy
walk from Busch Stadium,the ARCH,
or the Soulard area.
A second diner was located
South of St. Louis at 5513 South
and a third diner was located Southwest of St. Louis at
1059 Gravois Road. There were seven Eat Rite diners at one time.
As the popular St. Louis bumper sticker says:
EAT-RITE or Don't Eat At All
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