The Five Best Breakfast Spots in St. Louis
Voice Places 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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5900 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO