Eat Rite in St. Louis closes

Eat Rite is just the latest in a growing list of restaurants that have closed since the COVID-19 pandemic began

ST. LOUIS – An iconic restaurant known for its smashed burgers and slingers has closed its doors again.

Eat Rite is just the latest in a growing list of restaurants that have closed since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Eat Rite owners confirmed 5 On Your Side that the last business day was December 12th.

The diner was south of Busch Stadium on historic Route 66 in Chouteau and on 7th Street.

In 2018 the restaurant closed briefly and new owners took over.

After photos were circulated online showing the diner boarded up on Friday, the restaurant announced on Facebook that the closure would be permanent.

“St. Louis, we are deeply saddened that we have permanently closed our doors downtown,” read the post. “We would like to thank all of the customers who have supported the Eat Rite Diner and had dinner since it was acquired in 2017. Our opening day, the Cardinals Home Opener, opened a refreshed and rejuvenated Eat Rite Diner in 2018.”

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