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Southwest Diner

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American, Southwestern, Diner, Mexican
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6803 Southwest Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63143-2625
08:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 14:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our son took us here for breakfast and we loved the cornmeal pancakes, bisquits, and spicy omelettes. So many great dishes and flavors. We were lucky to visit on a weekday, as I understand the lines are super long on the weekend.

Thank Trish S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an Interesting dinner. The food was good food with a southwest twist. Go during the week if you can because you will have a wait on a weekend. the portions are very large. Some waiters were friendly, some others not so much. Fun place but it is only open for breakfast and lunch. Their coffee was great!

Thank J4_and_P2
Twin Oaks, Missouri, United States
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go for breakfast at this unique restaurant with a New Mexican flavor but be prepared to wait in line

Thank Tom G
Saint Louis
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This breakfast-lunch joint has established itself in the Maplewood neighborhood with an excellent reputation. It's always busy! But to accommodate their waiting clientele, the owners have dolled up an old school bus, where folks can have free coffee and water in the air conditioned interior, or buy a margarita from the bartender on the bus. My go-to favorite on their... More 

Thank kinser51
Belleville, Illinois
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147 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite living close to this restaurant, it took me forever to try the place. Now I've been back several times since! This place gets very busy on the weekend, but don't worry...if there's a wait, you can hang out in the bus on the side of the building! Once seated in the restaurant, service is fast and food is great!... More 

Thank SunBum09
Saint Louis, Missouri
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is probably my third or fourth time coming to Southwest Diner, but I seriously question whether or not I shall return. My daughter and I went for breakfast on a Sunday. We were ask to wait in their bus, which is fine. We each had a Bloody Mary which was really good and spicy. My problem with the Diner... More 

Thank Jeanne M
Saint Louis, Mo
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453 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Service was awesome. Cornmeal Pancake was splendid with their berry compote. I ordered 4 scrambled eggs with red onion, goat cheese & spinach that was so amazing I thought I made it myself. They also have great cocktails to accompany the great food & service. Plenty seating but stays packed so arrive early.

Thank Christy A
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56 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I eat here all the time. They just keep getting better every time. I really appreciate the little things, like the fact that they make their own salsa roja and salsa verde in-house. The gritty-tots are so light, like little cheesy pillows for cherubim to rest their heads.

Thank M.A. D
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Corn meal Pancakes , kaldis coffee and real syrup makes this place a most for everyone to try. Quality food , caring servers homemade everything. Rocket b land omelette is out of this world.

Thank Karla S
Level Contributor
49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I 'built-my-own' burrito and had the special grits tots (like tater tots but with grits). As a certain political figure might say: YUGE portions. The food was delicious, the service friendly & efficient. The decor certainly gives you something to look at while you wait (not too long) on your food. They really play up the Southwest theme (and for... More 

Thank JOHN D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern, Diner, Mexican
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6803 Southwest Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63143-2625
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: 314-260-7244
A New Mexico themed diner. Interestingly, it is on Southwest Avenue. Their slogan is something like, A taste of the Southwest on Southwest.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?