Horseshoe House in the Loop Closed

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Buffalo chicken at H2 and the scene this morning. | D. Benati and Nancy Stiles

Unfortunately, there's been another closure on the Delmar Loop: the Horseshoe House (6100 Delmar Boulevard). The tiny restaurant was known for serving horseshoes (a hamburger on Texas toast covered in white cheese sauce, originating in Springfield, Illinois) and hookah. It opened in March of 2011.

See also: Horseshoe House Now Open in the Loop

When Gut Check stopped by this morning, the restaurant and bar was cleared out of tables and chairs, but there was no notification on the door for customers other than a sign advertising the space to rent. We called the landlord's number, who refused to give his name, and said only that the owner of Horseshoe House "left because he couldn't stay." The Horseshoe House phone has been disconnected and its website is down.

There is a farewell post on its Facebook page, but it doesn't explain the closure:

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via Facebook.

We reached out to the former owners via e-mail but haven't gotten a response yet. Check back for updates!

Gut Check is always hungry for tips and feedback. Email the author at nancy.stiles@riverfronttimes.com or follow her on Twitter.





Location Info

Horseshoe House - CLOSED

6100 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music


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rupert05xlh
rupert05xlh

Good riddance. I went there once last year, and never again.  As someone who grew up in south/central hellinios, I love a good horseshoe, but this place sucked. Horseshoes are comfort food, but the interior of H2 was trendy-ish. The service sucked.  It took way too long to get our food. and the food was seasoned/salted so much it was almost uneatable.  F that place.

Thee Lovingcup
Thee Lovingcup

Mission Taco replacing the Delmar Lounge is a huge step up. The closing of Church's Chicken will allow something better to take it's place. Three Kings has great beer, if you like good beer. The Pageant is a Top 10 club in ticket sales in the world. I guess that new construction you mistaken for demolition?

Justin Torres
Justin Torres

didnt understand how they stayed open so long...terrible concept

Ashley Johns
Ashley Johns

we will!! I loved that place. they had the best fried pickles and their horseshoes were spot on. it was so nice to get some central IL food in STL! I'm sad they closed.

Robert Schwent Jr
Robert Schwent Jr

They had a horseshoe place in St. Louis? Living in central Illinois I wouldn't go. I usually get BBQ, Mexican, Pizza, or Korean when I'm in St. Louis. It's still cool to know it existed.

Audi Allure
Audi Allure

Not at all. It was a shit little bar that was very poorly run. Glad its finally gone.

Benjamin Scherliss
Benjamin Scherliss

Yeah, you're absolutely and completely utterly clueless. The Loop has literally never been flourishing more than now. Enjoy your rock.

Thee Lovingcup
Thee Lovingcup

I don't think anything could be farther from the truth. New grocery store and diner coming along with the WashU housing is pretty ALIVE!!!! Last time you been to the Loop?

Benjamin A. Snow
Benjamin A. Snow

They were cool until recently when the hookah lounge became a douchebag hangout. sad to see it go. they were friendly.

Donna Torchwood
Donna Torchwood

It was poorly managed and their kitchen was not up to code.

Matthew Pickett
Matthew Pickett

Nothing against a St. Louis horseshoe eatery, but the only real horseshoes are in Springfield, Illinois.

Katherine Lawson
Katherine Lawson

Checked it out as a pre-show gathering place. It didn't seem to know itself: glitzy, upscale decor, but served horseshoes. Nice smoke lounge. High drink prices. Great location. I'd like to see a corner bar or an irish pub go in there.

Philip E. Rachford
Philip E. Rachford

Went there once two years ago. Never went back. Was just not impressed. If I want a horseshoe, I will drive to Springfield, IL.

Benjamin Scherliss
Benjamin Scherliss

Went once, it was pretty bad. Also had no clue it was there until a good year after they opened.

Marc Seleman
Marc Seleman

Two things...who even knew they existed. And these places pop up like weeds with some little gimmick. I prefer the mom and pop places to chains, but there are too many.

Thee Lovingcup
Thee Lovingcup

Never knew they existed. Walked the Loop at least 2-3 times in the past 2 months.

Adam White
Adam White

Live three blocks away. Never noticed.

thisgirllikestoparty
thisgirllikestoparty

As an Illinois native I had so much expectations for this place.  The food never delivered though.  I wish the owner and staff the best.

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