After the music wraps up and everyone heads out for a night on the town, you’re going to need to refuel at some point. Luckily, you’re in one of the most underrated food cities in the country. Whether you’re craving classic diner fare, pizza, or something a little more upscale, we’ve got you covered with our recommendations for great late night food in St. Louis.
Ask anyone from the city and they’ve got a story about a late night at The Eat-Rite Diner. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, it’s a St. Louis institution. Their sliders (you can get six for only $5!) and fried chicken are hard to beat, but nothing comes close to their signature item: The Slinger. It all starts with eggs, hashbrowns, and hamburger patties – and ends with a heaping helping of chili, cheese, and onions. It’s a hearty meal that combines breakfast and dinner in a way that’s quintessentially St. Louis. Just a couple blocks South of the Stadium Metrolink stop, The Eat Rite Diner is super convenient and always there for you when you need it most.
The Kitchen at Plush (open until 1:00 am and serving breakfast all day) deserves just as much praise as the music venue itself. It’s a great place to go if you’re looking for something more creative than your typical diner fare, but don’t want to spend too much. Only one item costs more than $10, and there’s quite a bit to choose from. You can’t go wrong with the shrimp corn dogs, which are coated in a sweet breading that only improves to the kick of the spicy meat inside. Combine it with their signature fries and you’re all set. Plush also has a pretty great beer selection, including several of the city’s finest craft breweries.
If you’re looking for something a little less crowded and a bit more upscale, make your way to The Hill. While the neighborhood is famous for its amazing Italian food, things get a lot more interesting after 10:00pm. That’s when Five Bistro rolls out its late night menu and starts serving up some of the most innovative late night food in the city. The fried deviled eggs are perfect for those who like it hot, while the poutine is hearty enough to feed you for the whole weekend. If you aren’t the adventurous type, they still have their famous burgers available. You really can’t go wrong…
UNCLE BILL’S PANCAKE AND DINNER HOUSE
When will people realize that breakfast food is good regardless what time it is? If you’re in the mood for some French toast or crunchy pecan pancakes at 3:00 am, Uncle Bill’s is the place to be. Open 24/7, this cozy little cottage is home to the best breakfast in town. A cup of black coffee and the “2 x 2 x 2 x 2” will be sure to cure what ails you. With two links of sausage, two strips of bacon, two eggs, and two pancakes, it’s the real deal. The California Pancake Sandwich is another specialty, placing a large sausage patty between two pancakes and dropping a fried egg on top. Morning, noon or night, Uncle Bill’s is the place to be.