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Lewis Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner
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145 South Main Street, Saint Clair, MO 63077-1555
+1 636-629-9975
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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Oklahoma City
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A local motel near the interstate, recommended this downtown Café. We were not very hungry, so decided to order two small side salads and onion rings. Amazing, how good a side salad can taste, when the lettuce is crispy and cold! The onion rings were thinly cut, crispy and delicious! We devoured a large order between the 2 of us.... More 

Thank bailee1953
Richland, Missouri
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth a short drive off I-44 for a great breakfast or lunch. Beef is home grown and burgers are delicious. Never had a bad visit!

Thank Celia P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Followed Trip Advisor reviews to choose this cafe for lunch as we traveled through the area. They used fresh cut meat for their cube steak and tenderloin sandwiches, hand battered onion rings, and delicious coconut cream pie. Fast friendly service, a large lunch selection, very tasty, and reasonable prices. No wonder this is a third generation diner!

Thank 2ILFoodies
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323 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed breakfast here ..driving from Meramec hotel .. It was so yummy. Biscuits and gravy. Husband enjoyed pancakes and so did the grandchildren. They couldn't help but eat some of my biscuits and gravy. The food was hot and very good. Nice staff and clean. We went back the next evening with more family...I ordered the chicken and it... More 

Thank makerofdreams1
Saint Clair, Missouri
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, the biscuits and gravy were amazing. I have also had their country fried steak and roast beef , they were awesome. Their pies are heavenly.

Thank psimpson2112
Ravenna, Ohio
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Stopped here on way across Missouri. Nice little unpretentious cafe. Made me think of Garrison Keilors "Chatterbox Cafe" friendly small town atmosphere and a nice lunch selection of local dishes you sure won't find at Applebees or the Cracker Barrel. If you're looking for a real place where the owner hangs around doing chores and the food great, this is... More 

Thank Jxstr
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

After a weekend getaway in Branson my wife and I decided to stop by a little cafe that was recommended to us on our way home. St. Clair is our exit so I figured why not. I've been driving through this area for almost 20 years and somehow I've missed this cafe. It's tucked away off the main road a... More 

Thank Sacrifice03
St. Louis, MO
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292 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was the second time that we have eaten here. The first was Father's Day, so I expected the service to be slow and it was. This time the restaurant was not even all that crowded, but the food still took a long time to come out. We both tried the pork tenderloin sandwich and shared an order of onion... More 

Thank Kim W
Oak Park
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Loved my lunch here. I had the burger and it was so good. Had that old fashioned burger taste. Fresh, Fresh, Fresh... Dessert was excellent too. I had the chocolate pie. It was tasty but REALLY rich. Eat here.

Thank Lisa P
Columbia, IL
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91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We were in the rural St. Clair, MO area about lunch time and decided to find a Mom & Pop restaurant. I consulted TripAdvisor and found the #1 in the area. This is a nice, clean, friendly place to eat, that seems to be frequented by many local residents. Parking in front and a free parking lot is across the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 South Main Street, Saint Clair, MO 63077-1555
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Clair
  • Phone Number: +1 636-629-9975

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