September 30, 2022

The Best Food in St. Louis, According to RFT Readers

From the best brunch to the best new restaurant, our readers know where to find all of the good stuff.

Our "Best of St. Louis" issue is out now! See the winners we chose for the best food and drink in St. Louis here.
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Best Chicken Wings
Navin’s BBQ (3559 Arsenal Street, 314-449-1185)
Runner-Up: Hogtown Smokehouse (6301 Clayton Avenue, 314-899-0550)
Best Chicken Wings
Navin’s BBQ (3559 Arsenal Street, 314-449-1185)
Runner-Up: Hogtown Smokehouse (6301 Clayton Avenue, 314-899-0550)
Best Doughnuts
Strange Donuts (2709 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood; 314-932-5851)
Runner-Up: Donut Drive-In (6525 Chippewa Street, 314-645-7714)
Best Doughnuts
Strange Donuts (2709 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood; 314-932-5851)
Runner-Up: Donut Drive-In (6525 Chippewa Street, 314-645-7714)
Best Pizza That Isn’t St. Louis Style
Pie Guy Pizza (4189 Manchester Avenue, 314-899-0444)
Runner-Up: Blackthorn Pub and Pizza (3735 Wyoming Street, 314-776-0534)
Best Pizza That Isn’t St. Louis Style
Pie Guy Pizza (4189 Manchester Avenue, 314-899-0444)
Runner-Up: Blackthorn Pub and Pizza (3735 Wyoming Street, 314-776-0534)
Best Burger
Hi Pointe Drive-In (Multiple locations including 951 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood; 314-394-1150)
Runner-Up: Mac’s Local Eats (5656 Oakland Avenue, 314-393-7713)
Best Burger
Hi Pointe Drive-In (Multiple locations including 951 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood; 314-394-1150)
Runner-Up: Mac’s Local Eats (5656 Oakland Avenue, 314-393-7713)
Best Mexican Restaurant
El Burro Loco (313 North Euclid Avenue, 314-224-5371)
Runner-Up: Sunny’s Cantina (6655 Manchester Avenue, 314-944-8226)
Best Mexican Restaurant
El Burro Loco (313 North Euclid Avenue, 314-224-5371)
Runner-Up: Sunny’s Cantina (6655 Manchester Avenue, 314-944-8226)
Best Barbecue
Sugarfire Smoke House (Multiple locations including 9200 Olive Boulevard #114, Olivette; 314-997-2301)
Runner-Up: Pappy’s Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street, 314-535-4340)
Best Barbecue
Sugarfire Smoke House (Multiple locations including 9200 Olive Boulevard #114, Olivette; 314-997-2301)
Runner-Up: Pappy’s Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street, 314-535-4340)
Best Restaurant When Someone Else Pays
Vin de Set, Now closed due to a fire (2017 Chouteau Avenue, 314-241-8989)
Runner-Up: Carnivore (5257 Shaw Avenue, 314-449-6328)
Best Restaurant When Someone Else Pays
Vin de Set, Now closed due to a fire (2017 Chouteau Avenue, 314-241-8989)
Runner-Up: Carnivore (5257 Shaw Avenue, 314-449-6328)
Best Sushi Restaurant
Nippon Tei (14025 Manchester Road, Ballwin; 636-386-8999)
Runner-Up: Drunken Fish (Multiple locations including 1 Maryland Plaza, 314-367-4222)
Best Sushi Restaurant
Nippon Tei (14025 Manchester Road, Ballwin; 636-386-8999)
Runner-Up: Drunken Fish (Multiple locations including 1 Maryland Plaza, 314-367-4222)
Best New Restaurant
Eat Crow (1931 South 12th Street, 314-934-1400)
Runner-Up: Grand Pied (3137 Morgan Ford Road, 314-974-8113)
Best New Restaurant
Eat Crow (1931 South 12th Street, 314-934-1400)
Runner-Up: Grand Pied (3137 Morgan Ford Road, 314-974-8113)
Best Restaurant to Close in the Past 12 Months
Pho Grand (3195 South Grand Boulevard, 314-664-7435)
Runner-Up: Grbic (4071 Keokuk Street, 314-772-3100)
Best Restaurant to Close in the Past 12 Months
Pho Grand (3195 South Grand Boulevard, 314-664-7435)
Runner-Up: Grbic (4071 Keokuk Street, 314-772-3100)