Courtesy Diner on South Kingshighway Is Closing Indefinitely

click to enlarge The restaurant struggled with staffing issues in recent months. - JAIME LEES
JAIME LEES
The restaurant struggled with staffing issues in recent months.

Yet another beloved St. Louis institution is closing indefinitely.

Your favorite Slinger supplier, the Courtesy Diner (CourtesyDiner.com) at 3153 South Kingshighway, will close at the end of service on Wednesday, May 25.

The other two Courtesy Diner locations (1121 Hampton Avenue and 8000 South Laclede Station Road) will remain open.

click to enlarge A "now hiring" sign in the window of the diner. - JAIME LEES
JAIME LEES
A "now hiring" sign in the window of the diner.

Ian Froeb of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that “staffing issues are the reason for the closure” and that the building on South Kingshighway is not yet for sale.

Famously a 24-hour establishment, the Courtesy Diner was open for three shifts before the pandemic, but struggled to keep one shift adequately staffed in recent months.

click to enlarge The old drive-in area at the back of the diner. - JAIME LEES
JAIME LEES
The old drive-in area at the back of the diner.

There have been multiple “help wanted” posts made on the Courtesy’s Facebook page since last year, but it would appear that not enough help for the South Kingshighway location has been found.

If you want to get one last Slinger or Devil's Delight from this classic location, you might still have time — it's open until from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Jaime Lees

Jaime Lees is a digital content editor for the Riverfront Times.
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