Saint Louis University

Dining Options

Hungry? Whether you want to grab a quick bite in your residence hall or to savor all the city has to offer, Saint Louis University and the surrounding neighborhoods are made to order.

Great food on campus. SLU has options to meet every student's needs, combining dining hall meals with Flex dollars that can be spent at favorites like Jamba Juice, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Red Panda and St. Louis Bread Company, starting in Fall 2014.

Excellent eats near campus. Dozens of great restaurants are within walking distance of campus.


The Best Steak House

This cafeteria-style Midtown institution serves up steaks, chicken, burgers and more hot off the grill, seven days a week. Toss in a salad, baked potato or fries, and top it all off with a piece of pie. Just make sure you're ready with your order when the griller gets to you!
516 N. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103

The Bistro at Grand Center

American bistro fare mixes with world-class jazz at this supper club. Students get discounted tickets.
3536 Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO 63103

Brinco's Mexican Grill & Cantina

Stop by this quick, casual place for Tex-Mex staples such as burritos, quesadillas, fajitas and more.
3108 Olive St. St. Louis, MO 63103

Buffalo Brewing Co.

Watch the brewing process while you dine on brewpub fare, such as wings, wraps, burgers, fried fish and more. Tours of the brewery are available, too.
3100 Olive St. St. Louis, MO 63103
314-534-BEER (2337)

Café Pintxos at Hotel Ignacio

Come for coffee, smoothies and tasty treats during the day; stop by in the evening before dinner or a show in Grand Center.
3407 Olive St. St. Louis, MO 63103

Café Ventana

A cross between a coffee shop and a casual bistro, this tasteful spot offers early morning coffee, late-night cocktails and everything in between. Bring a laptop, settle into an easy chair, savor something from the New Orleans-flavored menu. Save room for beignets.
3919 West Pine Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Fast, fresh Mexican food assembled as you order. Chipotle uses 100 percent naturally raised meats and includes lots of organic items on the menu. 
212 S. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103

City Diner at the Fox

Need something to stick to your ribs during finals week? A satisfying meal before a show at the Fox Theatre? Stop by City Diner, where comfort food is king: meatloaf, grilled cheese, milkshakes and breakfast served all day.
541 N. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103

Crave Coffeehouse

Crave is in the former sanctuary of a historic church just steps away from SLU's Medical Center. Come for coffee, sandwiches and a quiet place to study.
3500 Caroline St. St. Louis, MO 63104

Crazy Bowls & Wraps

Like wrap sandwiches? Like wraps without the wrap? Try both at CBW, a healthy, quick option near the west side of campus. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.
3852 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108
314-533-WRAP (9727)

Diablitos Cantina

With décor straight out of a Day of the Dead festival and food in the "Mexican street vendor" style -- tacos, tortas, churros -- Diablitos might make you think you've wandered south of the border.
3761 Laclede Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108

Dooley's Beef N' Brew House

A city's best burger is up for debate, but surely Dooley's could make a claim in St. Louis. Choose from lots of different ingredients (classic beef, tuna, veggie, etc.), plus fries and other bar-friendly food.
601 N. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103

Double Apple Café and Hookah Lounge

Double Apple gives off a decidedly international vibe, serving authentic Middle Eastern and South American cuisine and offering dozens of unique and popular tobacco flavors to share. Karaoke, DJs and belly dancers enhance the experience.
3131 Olive St. St. Louis, MO 63103

Field House Pub and Grill

With a growing reputation as one of the best sports bars in St. Louis, the Field House serves a full menu of the kind of food that goes best with the game on a wide-screen TV: wings, nachos, steak sandwiches, burgers, pizza.
510 Theresa Ave. St. Louis, MO 63103

Flying Cow Frozen Yogurt Company

Red velvet "fro-yo" with Ghiradelli chocolate sauce? Mango tango with coconut? Green tea with Froot Loops? Mix up your own tasty treat at Flying Cow, where dozens of flavors and toppings make the possibilities nearly endless.
3331 Locust St. St. Louis, MO 63103

The Fountain on Locust

The soda fountain tradition meets the modern era at The Fountain. Sandwiches, soups and salads make the menu, but save room for ice cream: in homemade sodas and pretzel cones, in an "adult" float or in the "world's smallest" hot fudge sundae.
3037 Locust St. St. Louis, MO 63103

Fresh Gatherings Café - Allied Health Building

For a homemade, wholesome meal on campus, head to Fresh Gatherings. Run by SLU's department of nutrition and dietetics, the café promotes a healthful, local and eco-friendly experience. Open Monday through Friday, the café serves a menu of entrées, soups, salads, smoothies and espresso drinks.
3437 Caroline St. St. Louis, MO 63104

Hamburger Mary's

"Eat, drink and be…Mary!" at this flamboyant take on a traditional bar and grill.
3037 Olive St. St. Louis, MO 63103
314-533-MARY (6279)


A Midtown mainstay since 1976, Humphrey's is the quintessential college bar late at night - but family-friendly during the day and around SLU events such as Homecoming or Billiken games. Known for great burgers and wings, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m., seven days a week.
3700 Laclede Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108

Jimmy John's

Try a sandwich on freshly baked French bread or thick-sliced seven-grain. JJ's delivers to the residence halls and offices on campus.
3822 Laclede Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108

Kota Wood Fire Grill

With its modern décor and South Coast-flavored menu, including sweet plantains, key limes and mangos, Kota is a unique addition to Midtown.
522 N. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103

Nadoz Euro Café and Bakery 

(Closed for renovations, Summer 2014)

A warm, inviting spot perfect for studying between classes, Nadoz offers a full café menu including soups, salads, sandwiches and breakfast all day. Save room for their artisan pastries and desserts.
3701 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108

Papa John's

This local outlet of the popular pizza chain will deliver to the residence halls.
3822 Laclede Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108

Pappy's Smokehouse

Don't let the line winding out the door deter you; it goes quickly, and it's worth the wait to savor award-winning fare from one of the country's top barbecue joints.
3106 Olive St. St. Louis, MO 63103


Made-to-order toasted sandwiches, thin-crust pizza and salads make Pickleman's a great option for a quick bite. The shop is open from 10 a.m. until the wee hours, seven days a week, and they deliver on campus.
3722 Laclede Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108


With three floors for dining, drinking, and enjoying music and other artistic entertainment, Plush is an ambitious arrival on the Midtown scene. Everything is made from scratch - pickles, sausage, mozzarella, you name it - for an upscale take on traditional diner fare.
3224 Locust St. St. Louis, MO 63103

Six Row Brewing Company

The focus is on beer at this craft brewery and tasting pub. To balance out the beverages, Six Row offers light bar fare, including pizza, soft pretzels, and cheese and crackers.
3690 Forest Park Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108


This family owned chain crafts made-to-order sandwiches using hand-sliced premium meats and cheeses, crisp vegetables, a signature blend of giardiniera peppers and homemade oven-toasted bread. They also offer fresh salads, rotating soups, kid-sized subs and vegetarian options.
374 S. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103


Coffee, pastries and a quiet place to sit and work. What more could one need? 
212 S. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103

Triumph Grill

Just west of SLU's Hotel Ignacio, Triumph offers fresh takes on traditional American fare. The space is contemporary and sleek but inspired by the vintage motorcycles at the adjacent Moto Museum - a modern, memorable combination.
3419 Olive St. St. Louis, MO 63103

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

Taking a "new world meets old world" approach, Urban Chestnut specializes in classic European brews and modern takes on American beers. Locally and regionally sourced traditional biergarten fare - sausages, cheese, pretzels - round out the experience.
3229 Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO 63103

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria and Ristorante

Since 1996, owner (and SLU alumnus) Vito LaFata III has shared his family's take on traditional Sicilian pasta, chicken and seafood. The lunch buffet - with half a dozen pizzas, mostaccioli Bolognese and salad bar - is a Midtown favorite.
3515 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103
314-534-VITO (8486)

For more information about St. Louis area restaurants, visit Sauce Cafe or Saint Louis Fine Restaurant Guide.

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