With an eclectic dining scene cooking up everything from authentic Mexican and Thai cuisine to good-old American barbecue, foodies eating out in O’Fallon, Missouri certainly won’t be disappointed. Read on for The Culture Trip’s round-up of the city’s best local eats.
Daddy Ray Burgers famous burgers (based on a recipe by the eponymous Ray Morris, current owner Jason Boergadine’s grandfather) their roots in the 1960s. Its menu is concise, but bound to please any self-professed burger enthusiast with options ranging from the simple to the inventive, like The Big Cheesy (topped with provolone, American and cheddar cheese) or the Papi Grande (with jalapeño poppers and salsa ranch mayo). Fried chicken and hot dogs are served too, while sides include the likes of bacon cheese fries, onion straws and homemade chili.
Ethyl’s Smokehouse, as local diners know it today, may have been around since 1999, but the building in which it resides has a far longer history, formerly The Wildwood Saloon, Shady Grove and Bubba and Coy’s Catfish House, the place has been around in some form or other since the mid-1920s. Today best known for its delicious barbecue, pulled pork, smoked brisket and St. Louis-style ribs; guests at Ethyl’s Smokehouse can also chow down on food like burgers, sandwiches, steak and pizza alongside indulgent desserts like cheesecake or brownie caramel chocolate parfait.