You may have to wait a few minutes for a table, but if you are willing to do that you’ll be treated to a fine meal and good service at Main Street Diner, 315 Main St., Saint Peters, Mo. At least that’s what we experienced during a recent visit.
The suburban St. Louis restaurant is open only for breakfast and lunch, “so we can enjoy our families in the evening,” notes its website, mainstreetdiner.org.
Our party of five was there for breakfast on a busy Saturday morning. We parked right outside the front door — a sign said there is also a parking lot in back — and waited only about five minutes for a table to open up. There is also counter seating.
While we waited we looked at old photographs and other nostalgic items on the walls.
The menu was much more extensive than we expected, and breakfast entrées ran between a very reasonable $3 and $7 dollars. I ordered a No. 4 ($6.29), which included two eggs, country fried steak and either a biscuit and gravy or choice of a potato. I opted for the biscuit and gravy.
I also ordered a single pancake on the side for $1.49 more. But that was a mistake because I was already full by the time I got to it.
Lunches at Main Street Diner run between $4 and $8, and there are daily lunch specials. Main Street Diner also has fairly extensive children’s menus for those age 10 and under at $2.99 for breakfast and $3.99 for lunch.
Copyright 2013 by Phil Roberts, Creative Enterprises.