Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


1104 S. Brentwood Blvd. Send to Phone
While not a strictly St. Louis chain, Steak 'n Shake is so different from other burger palaces that it deserves a niche of its own.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Steak 'n Shake Restaurant Review

: Across the street from the St. Louis Galleria, this determinedly anti-chic spot roars through the lunch hour when longer lines wait for called-in orders than wait for tables. The gleaming black-and-white tile is part of a color scheme that dates to the '30s. Alas, the carhops are gone, but it's still fun to pile into a booth or sit at the counter and watch the grill guy create magic with a spatula. These are flat-grilled burgers, thin and almost greaseless, available in various permutations. Chile is another tradition here, as is chile mac, also available in styles much like its Cincinnati cousins. French fries seem to have become paler over the years, but arrive, like everything else, scalding hot, at least most of the time---that's a little shakier at lunchtime. There are other sandwiches and salads available, but why turn from near-perfection?

User Ratings & Reviews for THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Steak 'n Shake


Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.