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 & Shawna Holtman
and Eat Rite reopened on April 5, 2018.

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Eat-Rite 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.

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No reservations and no tables in this near downtown diner, you have to  hope one of the
dozen stools is  open.  The good news is you'll get friendly service 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.

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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 box. 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.

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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
Lindbergh Blvd and a third diner was located Southwest of St. Louis at
1059 Gravois Road. There were seven Eat Rite diners at one time.

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As the popular St. Louis bumper sticker says:

EAT-RITE or Don't Eat At All

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