If you choose to dine on campus, you are welcome to purchase meals in the cafeteria in the newly constructed Grand Hall. This is generally the easiest and most affordable place to grab a meal and there is always a wide variety of options to satisfy any dietary restrictions. Updated hours for on-campus dining can be found here: https://dineslu.sodexomyway.com
Cafeteria Meal Prices
Breakfast - $ 9.00 (7:30-9:00 AM Monday - Friday)
Lunch - $ 10.00 (11:30 AM-1:30 PM Monday - Friday)
Diner - $11.00 (4:30 PM-6:30 PM Monday - Friday)
Cafeteria Weekend Hours
Brunch 9 AM-3 PM Saturday - Sunday
Dinner 4 PM-9 PM Saturday - Sunday
Should you choose to dine off campus St. Louis has countless excellent options, many of which are within walking distance of campus. Below you will find just a sampling of the plethora of wonderful restaurants in St. Louis's up and coming culinary scene. If you would like a listing of restaurants within walking distance, check out Yelp's 10 Best Restaurants near campus. Additionally, some of St. Louis' unique neighborhoods harbour numerous culinary options.
The newest location for St. Louis's most popular coffee roaster is right across the street from Saint Louis University, in the beautiful and historic Gerhart building. Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Co. is committed to sourcing the world's finest beans, exceeding certified Fair Trade qualifications with their Relationship Coffees. Stop by the Gerhart café to sample the results of these mindful practices. Grab a cup of coffee to go, or enjoy the atmosphere with specialty drink off the seasonally changing menu. This site also offers breakfast and lunch options.
You will feel right at home as soon as you walk into Crave Coffeehouse. Set in a renovated nineteenth-century church, Crave is an independently owned and operated café and restaurant on campus. The baristas are personable, and are always happy to chat while they craft a quality drink. The décor and exposed brick interior create a warm, welcoming atmosphere, and space—often a rarity in coffee shops—is abundant. Crave also features a full lunch menu, and recently made the list of best grilled cheese sandwiches in town for their Pesto Grilled Cheese. Make sure to stop in to discover why Crave's motto is Peace. Coffee. More.
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 finishing them off with a selection of three delicious sauces and your choice of sides all prepared fresh in-house. Come before noon to avoid lines, even if the food is 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 unwinding with one of their ice cream concoctions. This trendy ice cream parlor is known for its traditional malts, as well as its icream martinis.
Located one block west of Saint Louis University, The Scottish Arms is a proper pub and a comfortable setting for lunch, dinner and late night entertainment. The product driven menu changes seasonally and focuses on the purity and quality of local ingredients and sustainable farming wherever possible. Featuring traditional Scottish fare, the owner boasts, "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."
A recent addition to the St. Louis dining scene, the City Foundry (3730 Foundry Way) has a gourmet restaurant food hall just south of campus. It has numerous different chefs and cafes, featuring everything from savory Belgian waffles to Creole cuisine, including both local American and international food. Everything is located inside a renovated factory complex.
Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria is a family owned and operated, full-service, Italian restaurant specializing in award-winning pizza and other family recipes. This pizzeria is right on the edge of campus, and features a daily lunch buffet.
BLK MKT Eats (9 S. Vandeventer Ave.) is a local St. Louis fast, casual food concept. It offers a selection of signature burrito-size sushi rolls and bowls. They are also committed to serving all-natural, hormone-free chicken, organic tofu, and sustainably harvested fish. This is not your average sushi spot!
Bailey's Range is without question the most renowned burger establishment in St. Louis. Everything is made from scratch using 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. This European-style, urban cafe specializes in crepes, sandwiches, and brunch items along with a unique selection of coffee, beer, wine and the best Bloody Marys and mimosas in town. With two locations (one just minutes from campus) and ample patio seating, Rooster is easily one of the most popular breakfast destinations in St. Louis.
Pi Pizzeria serves up award-winning deep and thin crust pizza for lunch and dinner. Pi puts a southern spin on Chicago-style deep dish pizza, making theirs with a fantastic cornbread crust. There are several locations throughout the city, each with a thriving bar atmosphere in the evenings.
Square One Brewery and Distillery is a one-of-a-kind restaurant, brewery, and distillery located in a restored building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In everything, they strive to provide the highest quality products and unique flavors. The beer options change seasonally, and spirits made in-house star in creative cocktails. With one of the most scenic patios in St. Louis, Square One is the perfect spot for lunch, dinner, or a late-night drink.
4 Hands is one of St. Louis's favorite breweries. Their year-round brews are local staples, and 4 Hands regularly receives national praise for their creative new projects; barrel-aged offerings are especially sought after. Factor in a menu from the wildly popular Peacemaker and a large game room upstairs (with free skeeball), and 4 Hands is a must for more than just beer-lovers.
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. Saint Louis University is conveniently located between their two locations.
St. Louis's largest craft brewer, every year Schlafly produces 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 place to drink, dine, and listen to great live music. Their second location, the Bottleworks, opened a few years ago and regularly hosts live music, block parties, and free tours.
The menu at Saucy Porka (3900 Laclede Ave.) celebrates fusions of flavor across cultures. It pays homage to the home-style cooking of Latin American and Asian cultures. While reminiscent of “authentic” dishes, these recipes are uniquely Saucy Porka. Although pork is the starlet of the show, the menu also offers a variety of dishes that will satisfy non-pork, vegetarian, and vegan diners.