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City Diner

$$ - $$$
Tower Grove
American, Diner
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3139 S Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63118-1020
+1 314-772-6100
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri 07:00 - 23:59
Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Southaven, Mississippi
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The City Diner was awesome! The staff were all so kind and attentive. The host was smiling when we entered the door and made us feel so welcome. The food was awesome as well.

Thank mrandmrsarndt
Troy, Illinois
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Great ,friendly service. Good food and coffee,alot on the menu. My wife and I went around 9:00 Saturday morning, we were greeted and seated right away and after ordering, our food arrived quickly. Great diner ambience.

Thank what38
Carbondale - SIU
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

The food was fair to poor; the service was marginal; the bathroom was filthy. Don't waste your time or money.

Thank AV8N1
Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

It was never much but it was decent and the atmosphere was good, the staff was okay. But when you are a few doors down from place that unleashes a crowd I can not imagine what it takes. But now it is no longer a good place in the evening. The staff could care less and it shows, from the... More 

Thank Shirley Q
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55 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This used to be my go-to place for diner food in town, but it's gone to hell in a hand basket. The food hasn't changed much under the new management; it's regular American diner food, pretty unremarkable. If Madonna and Rosanna Arquette made a movie about the chicken-fried steak, it would be called "Desperately Seeking Taste." The service, however, was... More 

Thank M.A. D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We went before going to the theater. We waited a long time for a table. It was a cold wait as we all stood by the front door and every time new people opened the door we froze! The servers were very nice but there were not enough of them and it was hard to get someone to take our... More 

Thank leftbrainart
Saint Louis, Missouri
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136 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Awesome traditional diner experience. GREAT food! It seems that the morning crew has their act together more than the evening crew. In several different visits, morning service is good, but dinner/ later evening service is terrible. Last night I had chili, which was excellent but not served warm enough for my liking. I could not get the server's attention, because... More 

Thank Butmomwhy
Worden, Illinois
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I got a slinger and it was ehh ok. The chili was the downfall of the meal. However it was nice to go someplace different.

Thank Jared K
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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279 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 817 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I went there for breakfast, arriving only minutes after they opened there were only two other patrons in the diner. Although completely empty it took the waitress more than 5 minutes to even bring the menus. The place itself was so so, lots of seats and booths were torn and in bad need of replacement. Cleanliness was fine, though. The... More 

Thank Slo-Lju
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I got a cheeseburger for lunch with the option of fries for $1 or onion rings for $2. I like breaded onion rings, hate battered onion rings, so I asked. My waiter didn't know so he went back to ask. He came back and said 'yes'. 'Yes what?' 'Yes, they're breaded' Needless to say they were battered. When asked the... More 

Thank JOHN D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3139 S Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63118-1020
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Tower Grove
  • Neighbourhood: Tower Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 314-772-6100
We've been cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner in St. Louis for over 20 years!

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