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Courtesy Diner

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1121 Hampton Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63139-3146
+1 314-644-2600
00:00 - 23:59
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Mon 00:00 - 21:30
Tue - Sun 00:00 - 23:59
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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183 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Decent breakfast, friendly folks, clean restroom. You find out cash only as you checkout at the register. Big negative if from out of town on expenses. $2 more to use the convenient ATM with your CREDIT CARD. Came here as Chris Pancake too stacked with people.

Thank GulfCoastGuy
Overland Park, Kansas
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479 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I was jonesing for chili and decided on frito pie (chili and fritos) along with a vanilla shake. Food was what I was expecting. Although the choice to use a plastic basket with wax paper for fritos, chili and cheese was an odd choice. The wax paper was torn as the chili and cheese melted it. The vanilla shake was... More 

Thank Carol D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Unfortunately I have never eaten there when I have not been drinking.... perfect place with a bunch of guys late!

Thank msmallwood
Saint Louis, Missouri
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Classic diner with stools and booths. Lots of waitstaff today. Great thin burgers - but you need to get a double. I like the Western BBQ burger with bacon and an onion ring. Get a seat far away from the dishwasher or at some point during the meal the food tastes like lemon dishwashing soap.

Thank D3336HDkevinp
Vienna, Illinois
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137 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The food was hot, made fresh, and portion of food was more than adequate. Staff was friendly, prompt and willing to help make decisions regarding what to eat

Thank Jani J
New Zealand
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155 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were getting refueled for a day at the zoo and this was the perfect place. Plenty of food, well cooked and served by very friendly and fun staff, we ended up with quite a lot of banter and jokes being thrown around. A great time was had by all and for less that $20 inc tip for two breakfast... More 

Thank hobokiwi
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Lived in St Louis my whole life. Moved away 6 years ago. Came back to visit and our hotel told me to try it .. It is a true throwback to a diner. Counter seating and maybe 6 booths. Breakfast served all day. I went for lunch and ordered a double cheeseburger and fries! Watched him make it fresh at... More 

Thank patricia s
1 review
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Passed by this little spot on the way to Denny's ... we were looking for breakfast ... turned around and went back to this place and so glad we did! Friendly staff and food food! Really put me in the mind of Waffle House. Our kids loved it! The pancakes were very good 👌

Thank Danyel S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

In short, this diner (aren't diners supposed to be known for their friendly, personable waitresses?) has a highly unfriendly, rude staff. I saw roaches on the floor running, one waitress smoking a cigarette behind the counter, and the cook touching food with her fingers without gloves on - yuk!!! How is this place not shut down by the health dept.... More 

Thank Bob F
Hardin, MO
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6 reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We just stopped here on the spur of the moment looking for something besides fast food. Glad we did. Great food. Great service. Just remember they don't take credit/debit cards. Cash only.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 21:30
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1121 Hampton Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63139-3146
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 314-644-2600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?