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.
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.
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.
The Eat Rite diner at 622 Chouteau is considered a Route 66 landmark and is an easy
walk from Busch Stadium,
As the popular St. Louis bumper sticker says:
EAT-RITE or Don't Eat At All
Page added July 26, 2004