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Refuel at These Popular St. Louis Dining Spots

Sightseeing in beautiful St. Louis? You'll work up an appetite: Here's how to satisfy it.

Taking walking tours or a boat cruise, exploring the Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Art Museum and Forest Park ... after a day of sightseeing, you've undoubtedly worked up an appetite. Here are some dining venues popular with locals and tourists alike.

Pappy's Smokehouse (©D. Lancaster)

GRAND CENTER

Enjoy pizza, pasta, steaks and more at popular family restaurant Vito’s Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante. Long lines are worth the wait at Pappy’s Smokehouse, the place that’s putting St. Louis on the barbecue map. Italy meets Spain at Guido’s Pizzeria & Tapas, a casual family restaurant. 

Crown Candy Kitchen (©D. Lancaster)

NORTH ST. LOUIS 

Crown Candy Kitchen, a seriously retro lunch/dinner spot, features St. Louis’ oldest soda fountain. Shakes, malts, sundaes, candy, sandwiches and tableside juke boxes make this a popular place for kids and adults alike. 

FOREST PARK

The Boathouse at Forest Park is a picturesque dining spot on PostDispatch Lake run by the good folks at Sugarfire Smokehouse. 

Drunken Fish (©Drunken Fish)

DOWNTOWN

Tequila-centric Más Tequila Cantina serves authentic Mexican small plates with 26 varieties of tequila. Or experience some of the city’s best sushi and other Asian specialties at Drunken Fish.