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City Diner

$$ - $$$
Tower Grove
American, Diner
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3139 S Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63118-1020
+1 314-772-6100
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri 07:00 - 23:59
Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was never much but it was decent and the atmosphere was good, the staff was okay. But when you are a few doors down from place that unleashes a crowd I can not imagine what it takes. But now it is no longer a good place in the evening. The staff could care less and it shows, from the... More 

Thank Shirley Q
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50 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be my go-to place for diner food in town, but it's gone to hell in a hand basket. The food hasn't changed much under the new management; it's regular American diner food, pretty unremarkable. If Madonna and Rosanna Arquette made a movie about the chicken-fried steak, it would be called "Desperately Seeking Taste." The service, however, was... More 

Thank M.A. D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We went before going to the theater. We waited a long time for a table. It was a cold wait as we all stood by the front door and every time new people opened the door we froze! The servers were very nice but there were not enough of them and it was hard to get someone to take our... More 

Thank leftbrainart
Saint Louis, Missouri
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136 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Awesome traditional diner experience. GREAT food! It seems that the morning crew has their act together more than the evening crew. In several different visits, morning service is good, but dinner/ later evening service is terrible. Last night I had chili, which was excellent but not served warm enough for my liking. I could not get the server's attention, because... More 

Thank Butmomwhy
Worden, Illinois
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I got a slinger and it was ehh ok. The chili was the downfall of the meal. However it was nice to go someplace different.

Thank Jared K
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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272 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 814 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I went there for breakfast, arriving only minutes after they opened there were only two other patrons in the diner. Although completely empty it took the waitress more than 5 minutes to even bring the menus. The place itself was so so, lots of seats and booths were torn and in bad need of replacement. Cleanliness was fine, though. The... More 

Thank Slo-Lju
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I got a cheeseburger for lunch with the option of fries for $1 or onion rings for $2. I like breaded onion rings, hate battered onion rings, so I asked. My waiter didn't know so he went back to ask. He came back and said 'yes'. 'Yes what?' 'Yes, they're breaded' Needless to say they were battered. When asked the... More 

Thank JOHN D
Hyderabad, India
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Went with my wife on a Sunday morning to satisfy my diner craving and also because it had been on my bucket list for quite sometime. Located on South Grand Blvd , the diner is close to the Tower Grove Park and adjacent ( almost ) to King and I restaurant . When you step in, chances are that you... More 

Thank Wayfarer_Wanderer
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Green beans are wonderful. I had country fried steak. Tasted great. It was hot that day and warm in the diner. Friendly folks. Only been once, but it was great and I plan to revisit.

Thank James N
Swansea, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

I went to lunch here on 8.11.16. No one came to greet us or seat us. We got our own menus. The cook finally came out to take our order. There were flies everywhere and other tables were dirty. The burger was not good. It's like they spilled pepper.

Thank Danielle b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3139 S Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63118-1020
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Tower Grove
  • Neighbourhood: Tower Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 314-772-6100
We've been cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner in St. Louis for over 20 years!

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