According to St. Louis magazine, Annie Gunn’s is home to one of the best gourmet burgers around – they recommend ordering the Classic Hamburger, which they nicknamed the “Carnivore’s Dream” as it’s “easily the beefiest-tasting burger in the St. Louis area.” Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, the restaurant is also known for its delicious steaks and expansive wine list that includes dozens of award-winning wines.
Satchmo’s Bar & Grill
Another top spot for burger-lovers is Satchmo’s Bar & Grill, a lunch and dinner destination voted to have the best burger in West County by West Newsmagazine readers in 2014. In addition, the eatery’s eclectic menu includes selections like gourmet pizza, jambalaya, and fish and chips, plus hand-crafted cocktails, wine and beer. Looking for entertainment? Local bands often take the stage at Satchmo’s on Friday and Saturday nights, and patrons can test their knowledge in bar trivia on Tuesday evenings.
EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery
Serving inventive American cuisine for lunch and dinner daily, EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery’s menu features a mix of traditional favorites and reinvented classics such as duck tacos, bison meatloaf and Chardonnay-seared scallops, and nearly every dish has a recommended wine pairing. The restaurant, voted No. 10 Best Winery Restaurant in America by USAToday 10Best readers in 2016, also has live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
Vito’s in the Valley
Craving Italian food? Head to Vito’s in the Valley, a family-owned restaurant and pizzeria that’s the brother restaurant of Vito’s Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante in St. Louis’ Midtown area. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Vito’s in the Valley offers salads, pasta dishes, entrees, specialty pizzas and Sicilian-style pizzas, as well as classic cocktails, signature martinis, wine and beer.
Original Pancake House
The Original Pancake House’s Chesterfield location, open since November 2007, serves breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Sunday. Popular menu items include the apple pancake – prepared with Granny Smith apples and Sinkiang cinnamon glaze – and the Dutch baby, which is an oven-baked German pancake served with fresh lemons, whipped butter and powdered sugar. The Original Pancake House also offers omelets, biscuits and gravy, French toast, Belgian waffles, crepes and other breakfast favorites, and lunch items are available on weekdays after 10:30 a.m.
With locations in nearby Ellisville and O’Fallon, Walnut Grill has a diverse, multi-cuisine menu that offers selections like its famous Thai pork macaroni and cheese appetizer, flatbreads, fresh seafood, steaks, pasta dishes and sandwiches. Although both locations serve lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, the Walnut Grill-Ellisville has brunch on Sundays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., followed by dinner from 4 to 9 p.m., while Walnut Grill-O’Fallon has regular lunch and dinner hours on Sundays.
Enjoy American favorites at Scarecrow, a casual eatery serving quick bites like burgers, sandwiches and pizza, as well as entrees such as wild Atlantic salmon and beef tenderloin for lunch and dinner daily. Scarecrow also has more than 200 whiskeys available and a varied wine and beer selection, making it a great happy hour destination.