The Five Best Breakfast Spots in St. Louis

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Goody Goody's


Goody Goody's

(5900 Natural Bridge Road; 314-383-333)

Long before chicken and waffles found their way onto the hottest menus in town, Goody Goody's was serving the soul-food classic to those savvy enough to be in on the secret. This north-city institution is the real thing, a St. Louis classic since 1948. Here you can still get warm, fluffy biscuits and root beer in a frosted mug. You can dig into diner classics such as hamburgers and omelets, or house specials, such as the "Toastamale" or the "Wilbur," a monster omelet stuffed with hash browns, peppers, onions and tomatoes. (Both of these come drenched in chili and covered with cheese.) Goody Goody's is diner perfection -- well, except for the fact that it's not open 24 hours (it closes at 2 p.m.) and stays closed all day Sunday. But given how much flavor and character it gives off, we can forgive these facts.

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Location Info

Connelly's Goody Goody Diner

5900 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

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8135 Maryland Ave., Clayton, MO

Category: Restaurant

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1900 Arsenal St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

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6803 SW Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

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Category: Restaurant

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143 comments
Andrew Egger
Andrew Egger

Oh gosh, stop. I'm in Michigan and SO HUNGRY

Nick McClane
Nick McClane

Do yourself a favor and go to the White Knight Diner the next chance you get!

James Hardy
James Hardy

Dumb shit, don't go for a hangover. Be smart, have self control of yourself. Enjoy the next day, or two.

Eddie_Effects
Eddie_Effects

This list should be expanded to include EAT RITE (downtown), The Clayton Diner (Clayton), Courtesy Diner (multiple locations), Spencers Diner (Kirkwood). Tiffany's Diner (Maplewood). not necessarily in that order.

Donna Fox
Donna Fox

The Barn-Crestwood, Mo. is fantastic! Local meats and wonderful grub!

Victoria Matheus
Victoria Matheus

All wrong. Rooster's downtown has the greatest breakfast food & giant tumblers of Bloody Mary's from an extensive flavor menu. Enough said. Go. Eat. Drink.

Christine Marston Kennedy
Christine Marston Kennedy

I tried Half & Half this morning, everything in the article is true. Inventive, hearty, and adorable.

Christa Shinault
Christa Shinault

I agree with Eat-Rite, Courtesy, and City Diner! But then again I'm definitely not a hipster! Lol!

Jason Cline
Jason Cline

No Courtesy, No Eat Rite, No City Diner = No Thanks

Will Slotky
Will Slotky

How did Rooster not make the list??? Amazing food with a Bloody Mary and mimosa menu plus amazing food?????

Gina Imo-Piazza
Gina Imo-Piazza

Tiffany in Maplewood Great harvest to Who made this list :(

Katie Gurley
Katie Gurley

Went to Benton Park Cafe for the first time last weekend. It was delicious!

King Ron
King Ron

No mention of Eat Rite. This article is invalid.

china769
china769

Frazer's in Soulard has a pretty great brunch!

Deb Woods
Deb Woods

Yep - Sonny Peterson - I agree about Uncle Bills. Last time I was there they gave me cold coffee & pancakes that had the same consistency as a greasy ove-glove. And the place was FILTHY. Have not gone back.

Shayne Hummel
Shayne Hummel

Also what about KOPPERMAN'S DELI ???? in the Westend?? I don't think ya'all got it together.

Sonny Peterson
Sonny Peterson

Uncle Bills in south city has gone down.......tremendously

Rod E. Brown
Rod E. Brown

This Mag.Needs a new Editor they suck. I'll never pick up it again. Stl. you deserve better than this!! Would make good fire starter though about only thing it good for.

Philip Sulfstede
Philip Sulfstede

Brio's if you can wait till 10 to get started. Not so early risers!

Laura Tolley Brown
Laura Tolley Brown

The best diner food comes from a kitchen staff with tattoos and on paper.

Laura Tolley Brown
Laura Tolley Brown

No Eat Rite, No Courtesy, no Waffle House? Who else is open after Pops lets out?

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