Where to Eat
Hungry? Whether you want to grab a quick bite in your residence hall or to savor all the city has to offer, Saint Louis University and the surrounding neighborhoods are made to order.
Great food on campus. SLU has options to meet every student's needs, combining dining hall meals with flex dollars that can be spent at favorites like Subway or Au Bon Pain. Get information on meal plans, flex dollars, menus and more at Billiken Dining Services.
Excellent eats near campus. Dozens of great restaurants are within walking distance of campus.
The Best Steak House
This cafeteria-style Midtown institution serves up steaks, chicken, burgers and more hot off the grill, seven days a week. Toss in a salad, baked potato or fries, and top it all off with a piece of pie. Just make sure you're ready with your order when the griller gets to you!
516 N. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103
The Bistro at Grand Center
American bistro fare mixes with world-class jazz at this supper club. Students get discounted tickets.
3536 Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO 63103
Brinco's Mexican Grill & Cantina
Stop by this quick, casual place for Tex-Mex staples such as burritos, quesadillas, fajitas and more.
3108 Olive St. St. Louis, MO 63103
Buffalo Brewing Co.
Watch the brewing process while you dine on brewpub fare, such as wings, wraps, burgers, fried fish and more. Tours of the brewery are available, too.
3100 Olive St. St. Louis, MO 63103
Café Pintxos at Hotel Ignacio
Come for coffee, smoothies and tasty treats during the day; stop by in the evening before dinner or a show in Grand Center.
3407 Olive St. St. Louis, MO 63103
A cross between a coffee shop and a casual bistro, this tasteful spot offers early morning coffee, late-night cocktails and everything in between. Bring a laptop, settle into an easy chair, savor something from the New Orleans-flavored menu. Save room for beignets.
3919 West Pine Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108
Crave is in the former sanctuary of a historic church just steps away from SLU's Medical Center. Come for coffee, sandwiches and a quiet place to study.
3500 Caroline St. St. Louis, MO 63104
Crazy Bowls & Wraps
Like wrap sandwiches? Like wraps without the wrap? Try both at CBW, a healthy, quick option near the west side of campus. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.
3852 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108
City Diner at the Fox
Need something to stick to your ribs during finals week? A satisfying meal before a show at the Fox Theatre? Stop by City Diner, where comfort food is king: meatloaf, grilled cheese, milkshakes and breakfast served all day.
541 N. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103
With décor straight out of a Day of the Dead festival and food in the "Mexican street vendor" style - tacos, tortas, churros - Diablitos might make you think you've wandered south of the border.
3761 Laclede Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108
Dooley's Beef N' Brew House
A city's best burger is up for debate, but surely Dooley's could make a claim in St. Louis. Choose from lots of different ingredients (classic beef, tuna, veggie, etc.), plus fries and other bar-friendly food.
601 N. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103
Double Apple Café and Hookah Lounge
Double Apple gives off a decidedly international vibe, serving authentic Middle Eastern and South American cuisine and offering dozens of unique and popular tobacco flavors to share. Karaoke, DJs and belly dancers enhance the experience.
3131 Olive St. St. Louis, MO 63103
Field House Pub and Grill
With a growing reputation as one of the best sports bars in St. Louis, the Field House serves a full menu of the kind of food that goes best with the game on a wide-screen TV: wings, nachos, steak sandwiches, burgers, pizza.
510 Theresa Ave. St. Louis, MO 63103
Flying Cow Yogurt Company
Red velvet "fro-yo" with Ghiradelli chocolate sauce? Mango tango with coconut? Green tea with Froot Loops? Mix up your own tasty treat at Flying Cow, where dozens of flavors and toppings make the possibilities nearly endless.
3331 Locust St. St. Louis, MO 63103
The Fountain on Locust
The soda fountain tradition meets the modern era at The Fountain. Sandwiches, soups and salads make the menu, but save room for ice cream: in homemade sodas and pretzel cones, in an "adult" float or in the "world's smallest" hot fudge sundae.
3037 Locust St. St. Louis, MO 63103
Fresh Gatherings Café - Allied Health Building
For a homemade, wholesome meal on campus, head to Fresh Gatherings. Run by SLU's department of nutrition and dietetics, the café promotes a healthful, local and eco-friendly experience. Open Monday through Friday, the café serves a menu of entrées, soups, salads, smoothies and espresso drinks.
3437 Caroline St. St. Louis, MO 63104
The Good Pie
St. Louis has its own style of thin-crust pizza, but you won't find it at The Good Pie. They offer traditional Neapolitan pizza, baked quickly in a wood-fired oven. The result is crispy-thin in the middle with a satisfyingly chewy edge. Note: The Good Pie will be relocating to the Delmar Loop in May 2013.
3137 Olive St. St. Louis, MO 63103
"Eat, drink and be…Mary!" at this flamboyant take on a traditional bar and grill.
3037 Olive St. St. Louis, MO 63103
A Midtown mainstay since 1976, Humphrey's is the quintessential college bar late at night - but family-friendly during the day and around SLU events such as Homecoming or Billiken games. Known for great burgers and wings, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m., seven days a week.
3700 Laclede Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108
Try a sandwich on freshly baked French bread or thick-sliced seven-grain. JJ's delivers to the residence halls and offices on campus.
3822 Laclede Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108
Kota Wood Fire Grill
With its modern décor and South Coast-flavored menu, including sweet plantains, key limes and mangos, Kota is a unique addition to Midtown.
522 N. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103
Nadoz Euro Café and Bakery
A warm, inviting spot perfect for studying between classes, Nadoz offers a full café menu including soups, salads, sandwiches and breakfast all day. Save room for their artisan pastries and desserts.
3701 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108
This local outlet of the popular pizza chain will deliver to the residence halls.
3822 Laclede Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108
Don't let the line winding out the door deter you; it goes quickly, and it's worth the wait to savor award-winning fare from one of the country's top barbecue joints.
3106 Olive St. St. Louis, MO 63103
Made-to-order toasted sandwiches, thin-crust pizza and salads make Pickleman's a great option for a quick bite. The shop is open from 10 a.m. until the wee hours, seven days a week, and they deliver on campus.
3722 Laclede Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108
With three floors for dining, drinking, and enjoying music and other artistic entertainment, Plush is an ambitious arrival on the Midtown scene. Everything is made from scratch - pickles, sausage, mozzarella, you name it - for an upscale take on traditional diner fare.
3224 Locust St. St. Louis, MO 63103
The Shack Pub Grub
The Shack "polishes up the greasy spoon" with lots of variations on crowd-pleasers such as burgers and fries, tacos and pizza.
3818 Laclede Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108
Six Row Brewing Company
The focus is on beer at this craft brewery and tasting pub. To balance out the beverages, Six Row offers light bar fare, including pizza, soft pretzels, and cheese and crackers.
3690 Forest Park Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108
Just west of SLU's Hotel Ignacio, Triumph offers fresh takes on traditional American fare. The space is contemporary and sleek but inspired by the vintage motorcycles at the adjacent Moto Museum - a modern, memorable combination.
3419 Olive St. St. Louis, MO 63103
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
Taking a "new world meets old world" approach, Urban Chestnut specializes in classic European brews and modern takes on American beers. Locally and regionally sourced traditional biergarten fare - sausages, cheese, pretzels - round out the experience.
3229 Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO 63103
Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria and Ristorante
Since 1996, owner (and SLU alumnus) Vito LaFata III has shared his family's take on traditional Sicilian pasta, chicken and seafood. The lunch buffet - with half a dozen pizzas, mostaccioli Bolognese and salad bar - is a Midtown favorite.
3515 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103
For more information about St. Louis area restaurants, visit Sauce Cafe or Saint Louis Fine Restaurant Guide.