- First-Year Experience
- Common SLU Terms
- Fall Welcome
- Fall Welcome Schedule
- Freshman Residential Information
- Freshman Commuter Information
- Transfer Student Information
- Parent & Family Information
- City of St. Louis Resources
- Fall Welcome FAQs
- SLU Contact Information
- SLU Spirit Shirt Tradition
- New Student Convocation & Family Welcome
- Convocation Student Speaker Application
- First-Year Experience
- First-Year Experience Checklist
- First-Year Experience Leadership Positions
- First Generation College Students
- First-Year Summer Reading
- Freshman Commuters
- SLU 101 Summer Orientation
- University 101
- Winter Welcome
City of St. Louis Resources
Saint Louis University is located in the heart of the city of St. Louis. While you are a student here at SLU, take some time to explore the city to make St. Louis a home-away-from-home. Utilize these resources when looking for things to see, places to eat, or just looking for an adventure.
3919 West Pine Boulevard
Café Ventana offers New Orleans-style food with a coffeehouse setting. Some of the more popular items on the menu include beignets, hummus of the week, soups, salads, sandwiches, and of course - coffee.
City Diner at the Fox
541 North Grand Boulevard
City Diner offers a old-Hollywood feel, while serving up some of the best brunch in town. The menu includes a wide variety of items, ranging from omelets and French Toast, to meatloaf and fried chicken.
Fountain on Locust
3037 Locust Boulevard
Located in the former Stutz auto showroom, the Fountain on Locust features fares such as a roast beef melt and a pesto chicken sandwich, while also serving house-made ice cream sundaes.
3419 Olive Street
A contempory restaurant featuring motorcycle-themed decor, Triumph Grill offers meals ranging from traditional eggs benedict, to wild mushroom ravioli and Cajun tutto mare.
Vito's Pizzeria & Ristorante
3515 Lindell Boulevard
This family-owned restaurant boasts an outdoor patio, while serving up pizza, pasta, and other Sicilian-style fares.
3106 Olive Street
Pappy's is a popular, Memphis-style barbecue located close to SLU. It offers over-the-counter service and some of the best barbecue around.
Flying Cow Frozen Yogurt
3331 Locust Boulevard
Offering a large variety of fresh toppings, Flying Cow is one of the best places to go for frozen yogurt in the Midtown area.
Zia's Restaurant and Catering
5256 Wilson Avenue
Offering Italian classics, Zia's is one of the best places to eat on the Hill. They are closed on Sundays, and take reservations for six or more up until 3 pm on Saturdays.
5141 Wilson Avenue
Amighetti's offers Italian-style sandwiches, pasta, salads, and soups. This family-owned restaurant is also closed on Sundays.
Cunetto House of Pasta
5453 Magnolia Avenue
This family-owned restaurant serves up traditional Italian meals while offering an at-home feel.
The Central West End/ The Loop
Tortillaria Mexican Kitchen
8 South Euclid Avenue
Tortillaria's offers a variety of authentic Mexican cuisines, while providing a hip-downtown-feel.
Wild Flower Restaurant, Bar & Catering
4590 Laclede Avenue
This local eatery offers organic dishes ranging from truffled mac-n-cheese to garlic chicken.
6504 Delmar Boulevard
Styled around the period of Rock 'n Roll, Blueberry Hill offers live music while serving up American classics.
920 Olive Street
Baileys Range is one of the best burger joints in St. Louis. They offer a twist on the classics, as well as shakes made from scratch. All this is located in an updated industrial-style setting.
910 Olive Street
This local chain offers a wide variety of sushi, hibachi, cooked Japanese offerings, and an all-you-can-eat menu.
1104 Locust Street
Rooster offers a variety of breakfast and brunch items, ranging from crepes to their famous breakfast potatoes.
The Schlafly Tap Room
2100 Locust Street
This local pub-style restaurant offers the well-known St. Louis brew, in addition to burgers, steaks, and more.
Saint Louis Favorites
6605 Delmar Boulevard
Located in a long-running soda factory, Fitz's features American-style food, while also serving some of the best ice cream floats.
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
6726 Chippewa Street
This family-owned, hometown favorite serves up a variety of custard flavors and toppings.
Crown Candy Kitchen
1401 St Louis Avenue
Crown Candy features retro-style dining, while their menu boasts classic American fare, housemade chocolates, milkshakes, and malts.
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Cathedral was built in the early 1900s to inspire Catholic worship and prayer. It houses the largest mosaic collection in the world created by 20 different artists and covering 83,000 square feet.
Take a walk in the outdoor urban sculpture garden located in downtown St. Louis where you can enjoy art, flowers, and fountains that provide a fun landscape for the public to enjoy free of charge. It stretches for several blocks in-between Eighth and Tenth streets, open every day until 10pm.
Bring out the child within by visiting this unique museum located in downtown St. Louis, which converted an old shoe factory into a place of awe and wonder. Creative artistry was used to establish this museum that allows kids of all ages (including adults) to capture their sense of play. A must, if you seek the unique.
Forest Park, the largest in-city park in America (bigger than Central Park in New York), was the original site of the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. It provides a home to many city cultural opportunities, including the History Museum, Art Museum, the Science Center, and the Zoo - all of which are free!
Can you really say you live in St. Louis if you haven't seen the "Gateway to the West"? This is a must visit while you're in St. Louis. The Journey to the Top tram ride is a unique experience and offers a great view of the city.
Looking for another outdoor option besides the Zoo? Check out Grant's Farm, located just south of the city of St. Louis. The Farm is home to more than 1,000 animals, including the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale horses.
Missouri Botanical Gardens
A wonderful place to relax off campus and view the beauty of blocks of gardens, flowers, and beautiful scenery. The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis with 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display.
The theme park thrills visitors of all ages with more than 100 exciting rides, a water park, spectacular stage shows, and big name concerts in about a 30 minute drive from SLU.
St. Louis Sports
St. Louis is an active home for sports fans. Check out the sport of your choice during its active season. Professional teams include Rams Football, Cardinals Baseball, and Blues Hockey.
This reformed passenger rail station is now a unique tourist stop, which includes shops, restaurants, and a comedy club. Great restaurant options include Landry's Seafood House, Hard Rock Café, Houlihan's, and Station Grille.