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Lewis Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner, Cafe
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145 South Main Street, Saint Clair, MO 63077-1555
+1 636-629-9975
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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Ravenna, Ohio
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped here on way across Missouri. Nice little unpretentious cafe. Made me think of Garrison Keilors "Chatterbox Cafe" friendly small town atmosphere and a nice lunch selection of local dishes you sure won't find at Applebees or the Cracker Barrel. If you're looking for a real place where the owner hangs around doing chores and the food great, this is... More 

Thank Jxstr
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

After a weekend getaway in Branson my wife and I decided to stop by a little cafe that was recommended to us on our way home. St. Clair is our exit so I figured why not. I've been driving through this area for almost 20 years and somehow I've missed this cafe. It's tucked away off the main road a... More 

Thank Sacrifice03
St. Louis, MO
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282 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was the second time that we have eaten here. The first was Father's Day, so I expected the service to be slow and it was. This time the restaurant was not even all that crowded, but the food still took a long time to come out. We both tried the pork tenderloin sandwich and shared an order of onion... More 

Thank Kim W
Oak Park
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Loved my lunch here. I had the burger and it was so good. Had that old fashioned burger taste. Fresh, Fresh, Fresh... Dessert was excellent too. I had the chocolate pie. It was tasty but REALLY rich. Eat here.

Thank Lisa P
Columbia, IL
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91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We were in the rural St. Clair, MO area about lunch time and decided to find a Mom & Pop restaurant. I consulted TripAdvisor and found the #1 in the area. This is a nice, clean, friendly place to eat, that seems to be frequented by many local residents. Parking in front and a free parking lot is across the... More 

Thank Optimistic_Otto
Goodspring, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Food was hot and fresh. Breaded mushrooms and the pork tenderloin was to die for...the wait staff was friendly and nice.

Thank BethanyWright
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Breakfast served all day long. Very enjoyable. Good food and service. Would recommend. If passing through St. Clair, MO.

Thank bucketlist2016fun
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This restaurant has large servings, we found the service to be quick and efficient, and the entire restaurant staff very friendly. We were not looking for a 'cheap' lunch, our bill for 2 was $32.58, but the food was 'home cooked', and hot when served. I ordered a rib-eye steak, and my husband ordered their fried chicken, mashed potatoes w/gravy... More 

Thank celesteu2015
Saint Clair, Missouri
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Lewis Cafe is a great family owned "country diner". Their pork tenderloin sandwich is a huge favorite. But it's their homemade poppy seed salad dressing that keeps me going back time after time. I even buy it by the bottle (only in the Cafe!) for home. It's sweet & vinegary. YUM!!

Thank Kim C
Mascoutah, Illinois
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Super busy Sunday morning visit. Our family of four sat at an 8-top with a couple on the other end. The food took an exceptionally long time to come, but was delicious. Hot cakes were plate-sized, and they offer the options of 2- or 3-egg omelettes and a full or half order of hash browns. Lewis Cafe is diner breakfast... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 South Main Street, Saint Clair, MO 63077-1555
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Clair
  • Phone Number: +1 636-629-9975

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?