When hunger hits, it’s not always during business hours. Sometimes, you might be out late after a show or visiting a downtown event. Other times, you just might have some late night munchies you need to satisfy. Craving the area’s popular chili and hash browns dish known as the slinger? What about some toasted ravioli? Find a locally-owned place to dine anytime, even if it’s in the middle of the night.
Eat-Rite Diner
622 Chouteau
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 621-9621

Locals have known about this quaint little Route 66 leftover diner for years. It has become an area landmark, and the food served here is quite tasty. Here diners can enjoy one of the most popular specialty dishes, the slinger, anytime the craving strikes. Feast on a plate packed with meat, two eggs, hash brown potatoes, cheese, chili and onions. Or, choose your favorite greasy spoon dish from the all-night menu of hamburgers, fish sandwiches, or breakfast items.

Courtesy Diner
3155 S. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63139
(314) 776-9059

Stepping through the front door of Courtesy Diner feels like taking a step back into time with jukebox tunes and nostalgia. Since 1935, this diner has been part of the area landscape and was the only restaurant of its kind to survive when a nationwide chain that once owned it closed down. Revived in the late 1990s, the eatery has stood the test of time, offering all-night breakfast and other food items that satisfy a late-night hunger. Enjoy three variations of the midwest slinger dish: The hoosier, a slinger with white gravy instead of chili; The Hangover, a chicken fried steak smothered in white sausage gravy, eggs, and hash browns; or The devil’s Delight, the slinger minus the hamburger patty and with St. Louis’ Edmond’s chili.

Tiffany’s Original Diner
7402 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63143
(314) 644-0929

Stop by the area’s last all-night diner located on the original historic Route 66, where slingers and breakfast at Tiffany’s are always served. After a day of boutique or comic book shopping on Manchester, satisfy your late-night cravings for classic diner fare, locally popular toasted ravioli, or the classic slinger with variations known as the Toby or the yin/yang. The Toby is a slinger dish substituted with two eggs covered in sausage gravy, and the yin/yang is a two-egg breakfast served with half chili and half gravy. The only time these doors are closed is briefly on Sundays from 3 to 7 p.m.

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Gingham’s Homestyle Restaurant
1881 Sherman Drive
St. Charles, MO 63303
(636) 946-0266

Stop by this St. Charles County all-night homestyle diner anytime. Whether you are hungry for pancakes in the middle of the night, a cup of family owned Community coffee, are craving one of this restaurant’s delicious specialty salads, or are hankering for a full-course dinner; this friendly spot has you covered. The full menu is served at all times, and comes with a smile and friendly service. Don’t be surprised if you feel like family before you leave.

Peacock Loop Diner
6261 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 721-5555

After a night of entertainment on the Delmar Loop, stop in for food and a unique diner experience. Just look for the colorful, large, neon lit-up peacock and you will know you have come to the right place. Enjoy classic diner fare in an atmosphere complete with jukebox, brightly lit neon lights, a U-shaped counter, and a special party room called The Peacock Carousel of Love, which is a rotating booth that opens up to a flat-screen TV. Accomodate special dietary needs with menu items that offer vegan or gluten-free options.

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