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Eat Rite-Diner, St. Louis, Missouri

Route 66 Roadside Attraction

 
 
Eat Rite-Diner, St. Louis, Missouri Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 18, 2019
1. Eat Rite-Diner, St. Louis, Missouri Marker
Inscription.  Established in the 1940s, the Eat Rite-Diner is one of the few nostalgic Route 66 diners left for great burgers and a friendly atmosphere.
 
Erected by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark Program.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Route 66 Roadside Attractions 🛣️, and the U.S. Route 66 🛣️ series lists.
 
Location. 38° 37.045′ N, 90° 11.735′ W. Marker is in LaSalle Park in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Chouteau Avenue (Missouri Route 100), on the left when traveling west. Marker is placed on the left side of the Eat-Rite Diner. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 622 Chouteau Avenue, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Weisert Tobacco Company (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Field House (approx. ¼ mile away); Eugene Field (approx. ¼ mile away); NL Membership
Eat Rite-Diner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 18, 2019
2. Eat Rite-Diner Marker
Left side of the building
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Cardinal Red (approx. 0.3 miles away); NY Honors Bresnahan (approx. 0.3 miles away); Presidential Visit (approx. 0.3 miles away); Heroic Efforts (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. It is not known when the sign was put up.
 
Regarding Eat Rite-Diner, St. Louis, Missouri. As the sign states, the Eat-Rite Diner is a longtime St. Louis restaurant, just located between the Downtown and Soulard areas. Two of its famous slogans include "Eat-Rite or Don't Eat At All" and "Home of the Slinger". It would close in October 2017, as longtime owner L.B. Powers cited various reasons. The Eat-Rite Diner would re-open in April 2018 under new management and ownership.
 
Also see . . .  Iconic St. Louis diner closes. It was announced on December 20, 2020 that the Eat-Rite Diner has permanently closed, according to the owners. Citing mostly the COVID-19 pandemic as a factor, the last day the diner was in business was on 12/12/2020. (Submitted on December 20, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Eat Rite-Diner image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 18, 2019
3. Eat Rite-Diner
Front of the restaurant
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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