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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
07:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
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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134 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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273 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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42 reviews
36 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 19 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
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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175 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit in quite a few years to the South Grand location of City Diner. We went on a Sunday evening after visiting the Compton Hill Tower. We parked on the street for free since the meters weren't running. The interior remains unchanged except for a few Barbie dolls that have fallen inside their display case. Service... More 

Thank GoVols79
Savoy, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

I would highly recommend City Diner to anyone looking for good greasy spoon breakfast. It was a Saturday morning, busy and crowded. The staff was very friendly and efficient! We were in and out in less than an hour including a few minutes wait time. Our server was Madesta, and she was awesome! I would recommend the biscuits and gravy!

Thank Emily B
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places for breakfast. QUIRKY and a great menu, friendly staff. The menu is eclectic and at times they get extremely busy. But enjoy the experience.

Thank steven r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?