There’s usually a wait at Southwest Diner on the weekends, with a line snaking out the door, but have some patience, and you won’t regret it. Inside, patrons love the diner’s breakfast fare with a Southwestern twist: The Southwest Slinger comes with two ¼-ounce burger patties, home fries and melted longhorn cheese topped with two eggs and green or red chiles. We also like the classic country-fried steak with housemade sausage gravy and home fries. Stop by on Tuesdays for a shorter wait and fresh tamales from The Tamale Man.
Written by Nancy Stiles. Photography by Judd Demaline, Jonathan Gayman and J. Pollack Photography. This article appears courtesy of Feast Magazine. Feast Magazine is dedicated to broadening the conversation about food and engaging a large, hungry audience of food lovers.
Southwest Diner, 6803 Southwest Ave., Ellendale, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.260.7244, southwestdinerstl.com