25 Wild St. Louis Restaurants Everyone Should Visit at Least Once

From restaurants that serve penis on a plate to restaurants that will (literally) spank you, these are the best places in the St. Louis area to grab some food while enjoying some built-in entertainment. All of these are great places to take a first date (you’ll have something to talk about) or a 100th date (if your partner is boring, you can hang out with the drag queens at Hamburger Mary’s). From live music to burlesque shows to karaoke performances, these are the most entertaining dining spots in town.

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Social House Soulard
(1551 S. 7th Street, 314-241-3023)
Some places are known for their good food or their live music, but the Social House brand is known for its painted ladies. The employees here are usually decked out in body paint and not much else — and that's the way the customers like it.
Photo credit: Steve Truesdell
Social House Soulard
(1551 S. 7th Street, 314-241-3023)

Some places are known for their good food or their live music, but the Social House brand is known for its painted ladies. The employees here are usually decked out in body paint and not much else — and that's the way the customers like it.

Photo credit: Steve Truesdell
Hamburger Mary's
(400 Washington Avenue, 314-833-4000)
For a wild time, stop into this drag-themed restaurant on Washington Avenue, where you can grab a meal while taking in some amazing drag performances. It's always fun, always loud, always lively.
Photo credit: Jon Gitchoff
Hamburger Mary's
(400 Washington Avenue, 314-833-4000)

For a wild time, stop into this drag-themed restaurant on Washington Avenue, where you can grab a meal while taking in some amazing drag performances. It's always fun, always loud, always lively.

Photo credit: Jon Gitchoff
Kobe Steakhouse of Japan
(645 Westport Plaza Drive, Maryland Heights; 314-469-3900)
For a real tableside thrill, hit up Kobe Steakhouse of Japan, where chefs cook the food right in front of you on a flat grill with lots of fire, providing a real show. The teppanyaki-style cooking will thrill you and have you looking for the emergency exits.
Photo credit: Kholood Eid
Kobe Steakhouse of Japan
(645 Westport Plaza Drive, Maryland Heights; 314-469-3900)

For a real tableside thrill, hit up Kobe Steakhouse of Japan, where chefs cook the food right in front of you on a flat grill with lots of fire, providing a real show. The teppanyaki-style cooking will thrill you and have you looking for the emergency exits.

Photo credit: Kholood Eid
The Boom Boom Room
(500 N. 14th Street, 314-436-7000)
For full-service entertainment, stop into the Boom Boom Room downtown. It hosts dinner with a full-scale burlesque show (including lights, lasers and fire-eaters) twice a night on Fridays and Saturdays and then again for Sunday brunch.
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The Boom Boom Room
(500 N. 14th Street, 314-436-7000)

For full-service entertainment, stop into the Boom Boom Room downtown. It hosts dinner with a full-scale burlesque show (including lights, lasers and fire-eaters) twice a night on Fridays and Saturdays and then again for Sunday brunch.

Photo credit: theboomboomroomstl / Instagram
Savage
(3655 Ann Avenue, 314-354-8488)
Savage is where you can eat mold and yeast and bull penis. And you'll love it. All of it. Chef Logan Ely pushing boundaries when it comes to food, and once you try the offerings at this fancy joint, you'll beg him to serve you bugs.
Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Savage
(3655 Ann Avenue, 314-354-8488)

Savage is where you can eat mold and yeast and bull penis. And you'll love it. All of it. Chef Logan Ely pushing boundaries when it comes to food, and once you try the offerings at this fancy joint, you'll beg him to serve you bugs.

Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Hofbrauhaus
(123 Eugene Drive, Belleville; 618-800-2337)
This German-themed bier-hall style restaurant will serve you more than just pretzels and bratwurst, they go all-in on spectacle, offering spanking services like "Take a Shot Get a Swat." Oh, my. Skandalös.
Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Hofbrauhaus
(123 Eugene Drive, Belleville; 618-800-2337)

This German-themed bier-hall style restaurant will serve you more than just pretzels and bratwurst, they go all-in on spectacle, offering spanking services like "Take a Shot Get a Swat." Oh, my. Skandalös.

Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Twisted Ranch
(1731 S. 7th Street, 314-883-3450)
Literally everything on the menu at Twisted Ranch has ranch flavoring in it. From fried green beans to buffalo chicken dip and "loaded tots," everything here is stuffed full of ranch with a side of ranch for dipping. People love it.
Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Twisted Ranch
(1731 S. 7th Street, 314-883-3450)

Literally everything on the menu at Twisted Ranch has ranch flavoring in it. From fried green beans to buffalo chicken dip and "loaded tots," everything here is stuffed full of ranch with a side of ranch for dipping. People love it.

Photo credit: Mabel Suen
W Karaoke Lounge
(6655 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-376-4055)
This fancy Asian-style karaoke place is more club than restaurant, but there are still plenty of food items to piece together a full dinner and make a night of it. Fill up on potstickers, edamame and chicken wings and then tip back a few cocktails before jumping into Roxy Music's "More Than This." You'll be a legend.
Photo credit: Spencer Pernikoff
W Karaoke Lounge
(6655 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-376-4055)

This fancy Asian-style karaoke place is more club than restaurant, but there are still plenty of food items to piece together a full dinner and make a night of it. Fill up on potstickers, edamame and chicken wings and then tip back a few cocktails before jumping into Roxy Music's "More Than This." You'll be a legend.

Photo credit: Spencer Pernikoff
Sharpshooter Pit & Grill
(8135 Gravois Road, 314-353-4745)
For BBQ with a side of shooting range, hit up Sharpshooter Pit & Grill. Here you can eat a smoked brisket sandwich and take some shots at the region's largest indoor shooting range — practically at the same time. Hello, Americuhhh!
Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Sharpshooter Pit & Grill
(8135 Gravois Road, 314-353-4745)

For BBQ with a side of shooting range, hit up Sharpshooter Pit & Grill. Here you can eat a smoked brisket sandwich and take some shots at the region's largest indoor shooting range — practically at the same time. Hello, Americuhhh!

Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Westport Social
(910 Westport Plaza Drive, Maryland Heights; 314-548-2876)
For grown-up dinner and games (Dave & Busters is cool, but rugrats can cramp your style), drop into Westport Social where the huge room is full of games and activities, including shuffleboard, basketball and karaoke.
Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Westport Social
(910 Westport Plaza Drive, Maryland Heights; 314-548-2876)

For grown-up dinner and games (Dave & Busters is cool, but rugrats can cramp your style), drop into Westport Social where the huge room is full of games and activities, including shuffleboard, basketball and karaoke.

Photo credit: Mabel Suen