Dining

If you choose to dine on campus, you are welcome to purchase meals in the cafeteria in the Griesedieck residence hall. Cafeteria meals are $6 plus tax.

Cafeteria Opening Hours
Breakfast  7:00-9:00 AM  Mon-Fri 
Brunch  10:30 AM-1:30 PM  Sat-Sun 
Lunch  11:00 AM-1:30 PM  Mon-Fri 
Dinner  4:30-6:30 PM  Mon-Sun 

Should you choose to dine off campus, St. Louis has many excellent restaurants, many in walking distance to campus. Although the list below is just a small sampling of the plethora of wonderful dining options in the up and coming culinary scene in St. Louis, it might be worthwhile to take a look at the Riverfront Times' Best of 2012 list of restaurants to find the dining experience you are looking for. Or, if you would like a more complete listing of restaurants within walking distance, check out this listing. Additionally, some of St. Louis' unique neighborhoods harbour numerous culinary options. South Grand and The Grove offer a wide variety of ethnic cuisines. Washington Avenue and the Central West End contain the trendiest restaurants in town. The Hill is the Italian quarter of St. Louis, with a number of fine eateries. The Delmar Loop, just north of Washington University at Saint Louis, contains a heady mix of eating and people-watching opportunities. Quaint Lafayette Square also offers a handfull of establishments, all worthy of your patronage.

Pappy's Smokehouse offers juicy Memphis Style BBQ prepared daily using only the best ingredients. Pappy's starts by slow smoking their meats from 4-14 hours over apple or cherry wood and finish them off with a selection of three delicious sauces and your choice of sides all prepared fresh in house. Come before noon to avoid long lines (regularly 45 minutes, but worth the wait!).

Voted best Ice Cream Parlor in St. Louis, The Fountain on Locust's impressive hand-painted art deco interior provides a wonderful ambiance for enjoying their wonderful ice cream treats or unwind with one of their adult ice cream concoctions (alcohol included).

Located one block west of Saint Louis University, The Scottish Arms is a rustic, traditional victorian style pub and a comfortable setting for lunch, dinner and late night entertainment. The product driven menu changes seasonally focussing on the purity and quality of local ingredients and sustainable farming wherever possible. Our hearts will always be in Scotland so we will have our famous Scotch Eggs, Haddock n' Chips and Bangers, to name a few, all year round.

The Triumph Grill is a chic, understated tribute to Triumph motorcycles. Here an international variety of flavors abounds in a restaurant attached to the Moto Museum.

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria is a family owned and operated, full-service, Italian restaurant specializing in award-winning pizza and other family recipes. Also right on the edge of campus!

BaiKu Sushi Lounge is a premier sushi lounge located in the boutique Hotel Ignacio in Midtown. They only use the freshest fish, serving the best authentic sushi and sashimi in St. Louis. BaiKu has a great weekly happy hour and offers late night dining and live music on the weekends.

Mama Josephine's serves up fantastic, authentic southern cooking with a healthy helping of southern hospitality by the friendliest staff in town. Enough said.

Taste Bar strives for perfection in food, cocktails, and drink with locally sourced food and new classic cocktails featuring a tip top selection of hand selected spirits. an experience of atmosphere, flavor, service, and enjoyment. The chef of Taste believes dining and drinking are experiences that should be cherished and enjoyed. The focus is on hand crafted cocktails paired with thoughtfully prepared dishes. Cocktails and food alike are made with attention to detail. Seating here is limited, so please be patient or call ahead.

Bailey's Range is without question the best burger establishment in St. Louis. Range makes everything from scratch and uses only 100% grass fed Missouri range beef. With over 20 gourmet burgers to choose from, as well as handmade ice cream milkshakes, Range is a fantastic option for lunch or dinner.

If you are looking for a great breakfast spot, Rooster is your answer. Located downtown, Rooster is a European style, urban cafe specializing in crepes, sandwiches, and brunch items along with a unique selection of coffee, beer, wine and the best bloody marys and mimosas in town. Enjoy breakfast in their shaded sidewalk seating.

Pi Pizzeria serves up award-winning deep and thin crust pizza for lunch and dinner. Pi Pizzeria has put a slightly southern spin on chicago-style deep dish pizza, making theirs with a cornbread crust (fantastic). Each location also has a thriving bar in the evenings.

Diablito's Cantina offers fresh, made-to-order Mexican fare with the largest tequila selection in St. Louis. Also, it is located right on Saint Louis University's campus.

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company is an unconventional-minded yet tradition-oriented brewer of craft beer. They call their unique brewing philosophy Beer Divergency—a 'new world meets old world' brewing approach wherein UCBC contributes to the 'revolution' of craft beer with artisanal creations of modern American beers, and pays 'reverence' to the heritage of beer with classically-crafted offerings of timeless European beer styles. The brewery also serves locally-sourced food and has a biergarten.

St. Louis's second biggest brewer, every year Schlafly brews around fifty styles of fresh beer. The Schlafly Tap Room first opened its doors in 1991 and proudly holds the distinction of being the first new brewpub in Missouri since Prohibition. Housed in a beautifully-restored wood and brick building on the National Historic Register, the Schlafly Tap Room enjoys a reputation as a casual, earthy place to drink, dine, and listen to great live music.