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Southwest Diner

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American, Southwestern, Diner, Mexican
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6803 Southwest Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63143-2625
07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 14:00
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I eat at this place just about once a week! Jonathon's Fiery Scramble is my addiction, must try it! The service here is hands down the best. There is often times a wait since it is a small place and a great place, it's so worth it!

Thank Britt M
Springfield, Missouri, United States
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A dear friend brought us here for lunch. It was crowded but waiting in the bus was perfect. Huevos Rancheros was so so good. Excellent service and a super cost place. Would love to come back next time I am in St Louis.

Thank Jen R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know why I haven't heard about this place before. Oh my G-d it was so freaking delicious. I came with a friend and decided to have breakfast. I decided on the Jonathan's Famous Fiery Scrabble with soy chorizo and sopapilla. It was so freaking delicious. I don't have the words to describe how fantastic this dish was. Is... More 

Thank zombiebunnyposse
Saint Peters, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We really enjoyed our experience at Southwest Diner. Great place to eat before heading to Forest Park or other local tourist attractions. Sopapillas are hard to find in the Midwest, but these were excellent. Expect to wait, the dining room is small. However, they creatively parked a bus outside, removed the seats and created a nice outdoor waiting area with... More 

Thank ChristineJsc
Saint Louis, Missouri
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is the second time I have eaten here and their food is yummy good! My advice is to go around noon or 12:30, if you can hold off on your hunger pangs . My reason for saying this is the room is LOUD! Tables down the center are close together and any earlier than this, you will have to... More 

Thank Jeanne M
Springfield, Missouri
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The 20min wait on a Saturday morning was well worth it. The server was friendly, food was amazing - thick bacon crisp and slightly sweet, the green chile sauce brought out the sweat, fresh, ready faster than we expected. We ordered extra to go!!

Thank Hollis444
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to eat! I had the breakfast burrito and the coffee is great! ☺ Enchilada style with the green chili sauce is spicy but awesome!

Thank April M
San Diego, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The menu was fantastic as were the prices. Loved all the soyrizo dishes! And plenty of options for meat eaters (and those not a fan of Mexican style food). Super reasonable prices for a large plate. Cool interior decor!

Thank Lauren H
Schererville, Indiana
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Whilst shopping in a department store the sales lady had mentioned this restaurant for us to try for breakfast. I am so glad we did. The food was wonderful and the was enough left over for us to have as a snack later in the day. My husband had the Southwest Slinger with gravy while I had the Rocket &... More 

Thank Casa T
Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This place is unique. Small little neighborhood diner with an old time feel. The menu is great, featuring southwest style breakfast and lunch, including burritos, burgers, sopapillas, and more. It's not very big, so you may have a wait, especially if you come on a weekend, but rest assured, just climb into the school bus around the side of the... More 

Thank LoriinStl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern, Diner, Mexican
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6803 Southwest Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63143-2625
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
A New Mexico themed diner. Interestingly, it is on Southwest Avenue. Their slogan is something like, A taste of the Southwest on Southwest.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?