St Charles is known throughout Missouri as ‘historic St Charles’, yet that doesn’t mean that you can’t also find innovative and modern food. Discover a town of classic comfort food and contemporary restaurants with our guide to St Charles’ finest venues.
Fratellis serves classic Italian food. Their thin crust pizzas are made with their own home-recipe tomato sauce and the menu offers a comprehensive selection of the best of Italian home-style comfort food. Their parmigianas, both chicken and eggplant, are particular highlights.
Fratellis, 2061 Zumbehl Road, St. Charles, MO, USA, +1 636 949 9005
Named after the famed explorers asked to find a route from St Charles to the Pacific Coast, Lewis & Clark’s serves typical American food. Dining takes place over three floors with an eclectic menu featuring Missouri fare.
Lewis & Clark’s, 217 South Main Street, St. Charles, MO, USA, +1 636 947 3334
Take a step back in time with Little O’s Soda Shop. This is an authentic old-time soda shop straight out of the ‘American Graffiti’ world of soda jerks, old style candy and proper milkshakes with whipped cream and a cherry on top. Their recipes have been updated to fit in with modern tastes. Their most popular treat is the gooey butter milkshake made from an original recipe.
Quintessential is set across multiple floors and boasts a rooftop terrace. There’s live entertainment in the evenings and a varied international menu. What’s more, it has lounges and bars for those looking for less formal dining or just a quick, expertly prepared drink. Quintessential does its utmost to live up to its name, making it a great choice for a special occasion or event.
Quintessential, 149 North Main Street, St. Charles, MO, USA, +1 636 443 2211
Owner Tony Bethmann began cooking by his mother’s side at the age of five. Now, at Tony’s on Main Street, the mother and son duo serve American classics from the center of historic St Charles. Try popular menu choices such as their award-winning garlic shrimp.