Eat-Rite Diner in St. Louis has a new operator, may reopen it by May

The historic Eat-Rite Diner, which closed a few months ago, recently landed a new operator who said he will convert the tiny Route 66 restaurant into "a brunch focused diner concept." The news first broke on Facebook, when St. Louis-area chef Tim Eagan announced his signing of the lease: https://www.facebook.com/tim.eagan/posts/10225267710309715 In a comment thread with … Continue reading Eat-Rite Diner in St. Louis has a new operator, may reopen it by May

Eat-Rite Diner in St. Louis shuts down again

The historic Eat-Rite Diner in St. Louis has closed permanently for a second time in a little more than three years. Longtime Route 66 enthusiast Joe Sonderman reported the closing in a Facebook post on Friday evening, with the owners citing crime, violence and COVID-19 regulations. KSDK-TV in St. Louis confirmed the closure with the … Continue reading Eat-Rite Diner in St. Louis shuts down again

Eat-Rite Diner in St. Louis reopens Thursday

The Eat-Rite Diner near downtown St. Louis will reopen Thursday morning during the Cardinals baseball team's home opener, as hoped by the Route 66 restaurant's new owners several months ago. KMOX radio in St. Louis talked Monday to new owners Joel and Shawna Holtman: "Our counter top is in, we've got everything done, we've got … Continue reading Eat-Rite Diner in St. Louis reopens Thursday

Eat-Rite Diner gets new owners, may reopen in April

The Eat-Rite Diner near downtown St. Louis recently gained new owners who plan to renovate the interior but keep its historic elements. KMOX radio in St. Louis reported Joel and Shawna Holtman are busy trying to get the restaurant open by April 5, which is the home opener for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team … Continue reading Eat-Rite Diner gets new owners, may reopen in April

UPDATED: Eat-Rite Diner closes; it may open

The historic Eat-Rite Diner in St. Louis closed Tuesday for at least two weeks because of mechanical issues, and its aging owner said the shutdown may be even longer than that. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which landed the scoop, talked to the restaurant's owner, L.B. Powers, who said the shutdown is because of an exhaust-fan … Continue reading UPDATED: Eat-Rite Diner closes; it may open

Son of tony restaurant owner charged in shooting at Eat-Rite Diner

The son of one of the most acclaimed restaurants in St. Louis -- even the country -- was charged with shooting a man during a dispute in the parking lot of one of the city's most blue-collar restaurants, the Eat-Rite Diner. James Bommarito, 51, is accused of shooting and lightly wounding Anthony Bertoglio, 30, in the … Continue reading Son of tony restaurant owner charged in shooting at Eat-Rite Diner

Eat-Rite Diner damaged in SUV crash

The historic Eat-Rite Diner near downtown St. Louis was damaged when a sport-utility vehicle crashed into it about 3 a.m. today, according to KMOV-TV and other St. Louis media outlets. KMOV had this description of the crash: A witness told News 4 one car ran a red light and then hit another car. According to … Continue reading Eat-Rite Diner damaged in SUV crash