Highest-rated cheap eats in St. Louis, according to Tripadvisor

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July 22, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in St. Louis, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food—particularly easy, cheap eats—Americans have very specific opinions. Dining brands in U.S. have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in St. Louis that are listed as "cheap eats" on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#30. Andy's Frozen Custard (Kirkwood)

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (49 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Address: 311 S Kirkwood Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63122-6117
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#29. Taco Buddha

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 7405 Pershing Ave, University City, Saint Louis, MO 63130-4020
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#28. White Knight Diner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (65 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 1801 Olive St, Saint Louis, MO 63103-1722
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#27. Carl's Drive In

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (95 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 9033 Manchester Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63144-2623
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#26. Park Avenue Coffee

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (99 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, American
- Address: 1919 Park Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63104-2536
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#25. Uncle Bill's Pancake House

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (163 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 3427 S Kingshighway Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63139-1201
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#24. Florissant City Diner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (67 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 1060 Rue Saint Francois St, Florissant, Saint Louis, MO 63031-4928
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#23. The Civil Life Brewing Co.

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (65 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 3714 Holt Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63116-2614
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#22. Pharaohs Donuts

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (94 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 200 N 7th St, Saint Louis, MO 63101-2305
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#21. World Fair Donut

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (87 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 1904 S Vandeventer Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-3220
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#20. Pickles Deli Downtown

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (92 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 200 N Broadway #110, Saint Louis, MO 63102-2754
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#19. Gobble Stop Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (81 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 1227 Castillons Arcade Plz, Creve Coeur, Saint Louis, MO 63141-4403
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#18. Gus' Pretzels

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (192 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 1820 Arsenal St, Saint Louis, MO 63118-2529
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#17. Lulu's Local Eatery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (79 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 3201 S Grand Blvd St. Louis, MO, Saint Louis, MO 63118-1013
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#16. Hodak's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (371 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 2100 Gravois Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63104-2846
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#15. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (82 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Address: 389 N Euclid Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108-1245
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#14. Seoul Taco

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (155 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Fast Food
- Address: 6665 Delmar Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63130-4544
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#13. Donut Drive In

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (110 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 6525 Chippewa St, Saint Louis, MO 63109-4106
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#12. Fritz's Frozen Custard

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (118 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Address: 1055 Saint Catherine St, Florissant, Saint Louis, MO 63031-4944
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#11. Chili Mac's Diner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (192 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 510 Pine St, Saint Louis, MO 63101-1811
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#10. Lona's Lil Eats

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (120 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Asian
- Address: 2199 California Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63104
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#9. Snarf's MX Downtown

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (207 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 614 Washington Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63101-1298
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#8. Mission Taco Joint - Delmar Loop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (345 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Address: 6235 Delmar Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63130-4814
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#7. Southwest Diner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (171 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, American
- Address: 6803 Southwest Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63143-2625
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#6. Old Town Donut Shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (234 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 510 N New Florissant Rd, Florissant, Saint Louis, MO 63031-4802
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#5. Crown Candy Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,035 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Address: 1401 Saint Louis Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63106-3920
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#4. Gioia's Deli

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (192 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Italian
- Address: 1934 Macklind Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-2726
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#3. Ted Drewes Frozen Custard

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3,660 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Address: 6726 Chippewa St, Saint Louis, MO 63109-2533
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#2. Blues City Deli

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (368 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Deli
- Address: 2438 McNair Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63104-2815
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#1. Adriana's

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (269 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Italian
- Address: 5101 Shaw Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-3039
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