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Courtesy Diner

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1121 Hampton Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63139-3146
+1 314-644-2600
00:00 - 23:59
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Mon 00:00 - 21:30
Tue - Sun 00:00 - 23:59
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Bloomington, Indiana, USA
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105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Courtesy Diner is designed to look like an old-fashioned diner with a long counter and a few small booths. The menu is limited to some basic items, but the food is hot and delicious. Chili figures into many of the choices, both for breakfast and lunch/dinner. The chili is tasty but not particularly spicy, so if you like it... More 

Thank Jennyanndiana
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst visiting family my wife wanted to experience a typical old style USA roadside diner, this looked just the type of place we were looking for & to have a quick snack in we called around 4.30pm & us 4 were the only people in. The lady cooking & serving was great, we enjoyed what we had, the place was... More 

Thank PapaYM
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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188 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Decent breakfast, friendly folks, clean restroom. You find out cash only as you checkout at the register. Big negative if from out of town on expenses. $2 more to use the convenient ATM with your CREDIT CARD. Came here as Chris Pancake too stacked with people.

Thank GulfCoastGuy
Overland Park, Kansas
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496 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I was jonesing for chili and decided on frito pie (chili and fritos) along with a vanilla shake. Food was what I was expecting. Although the choice to use a plastic basket with wax paper for fritos, chili and cheese was an odd choice. The wax paper was torn as the chili and cheese melted it. The vanilla shake was... More 

Thank Carol D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Unfortunately I have never eaten there when I have not been drinking.... perfect place with a bunch of guys late!

Thank msmallwood
Saint Louis, Missouri
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124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Classic diner with stools and booths. Lots of waitstaff today. Great thin burgers - but you need to get a double. I like the Western BBQ burger with bacon and an onion ring. Get a seat far away from the dishwasher or at some point during the meal the food tastes like lemon dishwashing soap.

Thank D3336HDkevinp
Vienna, Illinois
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141 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The food was hot, made fresh, and portion of food was more than adequate. Staff was friendly, prompt and willing to help make decisions regarding what to eat

Thank Jani J
New Zealand
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155 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were getting refueled for a day at the zoo and this was the perfect place. Plenty of food, well cooked and served by very friendly and fun staff, we ended up with quite a lot of banter and jokes being thrown around. A great time was had by all and for less that $20 inc tip for two breakfast... More 

Thank hobokiwi
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Lived in St Louis my whole life. Moved away 6 years ago. Came back to visit and our hotel told me to try it .. It is a true throwback to a diner. Counter seating and maybe 6 booths. Breakfast served all day. I went for lunch and ordered a double cheeseburger and fries! Watched him make it fresh at... More 

Thank patricia s
1 review
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Passed by this little spot on the way to Denny's ... we were looking for breakfast ... turned around and went back to this place and so glad we did! Friendly staff and food food! Really put me in the mind of Waffle House. Our kids loved it! The pancakes were very good 👌

Thank Danyel S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
American, Diner, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 21:30
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1121 Hampton Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63139-3146
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 314-644-2600

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