Five Star Burgers to Add Second Location in Kirkwood

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       The "Breakfast of Champions" burger from Five Star, with a sunny-side-up egg, American        cheese, roast tomato-bacon jam and hollandaise sauce. | Jennifer Silverberg

Five Star Burgers (8125 Maryland Avenue; 314-720-4350) is adding a second location in Kirkwood, as first reported by St. Louis magazine. The new Five Star Burgers will take over the space of the recently closed Culpeppers at 312 South Kirkwood Road.

See also: Five Star Burgers' Green Chile Cheeseburger: One of 100 St. Louis Dishes You Must Eat Right Now

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       The "Gateway Burger" with smoked bacon, crispy onion rings, cheddar cheese and barbecue        sauce. | Jennifer Silverberg

Owner and chef Steve Gontram opened the gourmet burger joint in Clayton last October after Gontram sold Harvest to its executive chef. Gontram's father, Bob, actually opened the very first Five Star in New Mexico in 2008; there are three total in that state and three more in Colorado.

The old two-story Culpeppers building will undergo a renovation before Five Star Burgers opens later this fall. Haven't tried Five Star's impressive burgers yet? Maybe this slideshow will change your mind.

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Five Star Burgers

8125 Maryland Ave., St Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

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KittyLitterKing
KittyLitterKing

It will do well in Kirkwood.  Restaurants have done well in Kirkwood over the last few years, particularly in the CBD--Amigos, Dewey's, the micro-brewery, heck, even Bar Louie.  Five Star in Clayton is pretty family-friendly, and if there is one thing in Kirkwood, there are plenty of families.

Thee Lovingcup
Thee Lovingcup

After the local Kirkwood folks check the place out, they are done for a few years. These people are not "go out to eat" types, you own a nice home, build a nice kitchen, you probably sit down at the table to eat and make sure the kids brush before bed.

Ryan Sherman
Ryan Sherman

seems to happen after a year. everyone just goes with whats the newest in kirkwood. pazzos was awesome but never busy. The block all day. farm fresh

Thee Lovingcup
Thee Lovingcup

How long until it closes? Kirkwood is not a hot location

Robert A. West
Robert A. West

Hopefully it'll do better there than Local Harvest did.

KittyLitterKing
KittyLitterKing

@Robert A. West Local Harvest suffered from a lousy location.  Clear out by 270 made it inconvenient for anyone east of Lindbergh/Kirkwood.  They probably would have fared much better in downtown Kirkwood.  Or Webster.


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