City diner has good food and a great atmosphere. The wait staff is superb and the owner is nice. However, the current gm Richard is rude and sarcastic. Furthermore, treats his staff terribly and spends most of his time smoking cigarrettes. He is the reason myself and my friends and co-workers and there are over 200 of us that were regulars will not be back.
Best Diner St. Louis 2001 - South City Diner
Readers' Choice: Courtesy Diner
The South City Diner may serve diner food, but there's nothing mundane about it. The coffee is truly excellent. The chili has an extra-tomatoey flavor and compares favorably with anybody's. Everybody raves about the diner's pancakes, too. The menu also includes some unexpected items, such as pasta with pesto sauce, grilled polenta, and liver and onions. The winner of the "I dare you" category is their answer to the slinger, the Meatloaf Omelette -- just don't attempt this one while on a date. The retro atmosphere features a jukebox full of oldies, records and album covers mounted to (and falling off) the walls, comfy vinyl booths, happy X-mas lights and plenty of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia. The colorful locals of the South Grand area are lucky to be close enough to haunt this joint.