Top Lunch Spots Near St. Louis Jury Duty

December 24, 2014 12:00 AM

Serve your civic jury duty downtown when you answer the request, and refresh with a great lunch during your break. Enjoy a delicious lunch that is within walking distance from the courthouse that you can either order ahead of time, pick up to go or sit to enjoy and still make it back for the second half of the court hearing in time to give your verdict. Enjoy lunch at these top spots while on jury duty in St. Louis.
Maggie O’Brien’s
2000 Market St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 421-1388
www.maggieobriens.comTake in a bit of the luck of the Irish when you walk just a few minutes to be welcomed by a traditional Irish pub-style restaurant that serves a variety of menu items. Grab something fast to munch on the way back to jury duty, or sit and enjoy a meal. Start with homemade chips or hometown toasted ravioli that St. Louis boasts as its very own invention. Enjoy a soup and salad, a sandwich, or top it off with some Irish-inspired menu items like the St. Paddy melt or a Fighting Irish Reuben.
Maurizio’s Pizza
220 S. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 621-1997
www.mauriziospizzastlouis.comPick up a pizza to go or sit down for a hot pizza with your choice of toppings. Sit back to enjoy the customer service that is just as sweetly amazing as the food. Order a personal 12-inch pizza or go for the large 20-inch which is big enough to serve a few other members of the jury. If you prefer, go for any number of specialty submarine sandwiches or pastas that are equally as delicious as the namesake pizza.Joe Buck’s
1000 Clark Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 436-0394
www.jbucks.comGrab your smartphone and place your order online before you walk a few blocks down for a sit-down meal served with a bit of class and hometown Cardinal Nation pride at this restaurant that holds the family name of a late, great baseball sports announcer. The place is now owned by Jack Buck’s son, and he and his staff invite you to sit down to a soup and salad, or bring other jury members to share a family-style dinner for four. Feast on grass-fed beef, free-range chicken entrees or pick up a quick sandwich or wrap. If time allows, go all out with an order of Jack’s baby back ribs.Related: Top Chefs Heating Up The Culinary Scene In St. Louis

Lombardo’s Trattoria
201 S. 20th St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 621-0666

Walk just past Union Station, inside the Drury Inn, to discover a fine dining experience for lunch. Let your mouth water just thinking about the steaks, seafood or Italian pasta that awaits. Try something new while you wait for your pasta entrée, salad or sandwich by experiencing flash-fried spinach. Sit back and soak up the upscale atmosphere before heading back to serve your civic duty.

Gateway Burgers
1820 Market St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 436-9001

Head up the street, just a few blocks, to Union Station to the second level of the train shed in the Picnic Express Food Court. Inside is a host of places to eat, and among them is a great place to grab a quick burger and still allow yourself time to shop before heading back to the courthouse. There’s even a vegetarian burger for the non-meat eaters to enjoy. If a burger isn’t what you’re craving, be sure to choose a hot dog and some tasty fries.

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