Guide to Places to Eat in French Colonial Country - Missouri & Illinois


Visitors Guide to
Places to Eat

French Colonial Country along the Great River Road
Southeastern Missouri and Southwestern Illinois
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  The French Colonial Country area south of St. Louis offers its visitors a variety of options to choose from with choices ranging from eateries in historic buildings, great bakeries, down home cooking, and more.’s informative coverage of this area provides the information visitors need to make their choices before they go.
Station 2 Café
1 S. Main Street
Sainte Genevieve, MO
  Station 2 Café is housed in Ste. Genevieve's old firehouse in the Historic District. Serving both breakfast and lunch they offer freshly made sandwiches and salads, as well as homemade soups, salads, quiches and a variety of pies and pastries.
Detour Grill and Bar
2855 Seckman Road
Hillsboro, MO
  Jefferson County's premier destination for excellent food, drinks, and a great time featuring entrees and appetizers, from steak and pasta to pizza.
Anvil Saloon and Restaurant
46 S. 3rd Street
Sainte Genevieve, MO
  The Anvil Restaurant & Saloon is located in what was once a 19th century hardware store. Now operating as a family diner the establishment offers a wide range of tasty selections for lunch, a snack, dinner and famous for its onion rings and homemade desserts.
Dreamland Palace
German Restaurant

3043 IL-156
Waterloo, IL
  Located in a restored 1875 stage coach shop, Dreamland Palace serves traditional lunch and dinner German specialties from family recipes. Diners can choose from Sauerbraten, Beef Rouladen, Hasenpfeffer, bratwurst, knockwurst, and a variety of specialty Schnitzels. Side dishes include sauerkraut, potato pancakes, red cabbage, and applesauce.
Moore's Restaurant
7309 Old St. Louis Road
Belleville, IL
  Known for a delicious breakfast menu and one-of-a-kind 1/2 lb. Mooreburger, Moore's Restaurant has been serving quality meals at reasonable prices since 1935. Family owned and operated since the beginning, Moore's Restaurant focuses on serving food the way you like it and is recognized as a true American diner.
Old Brick House Restaurant
90 South 3rd Street
Sainte Genevieve, MO
  Located in the oldest brick building west of the Mississippi River in downtown Sainte Genevieve the Old Brick is the place to go for an excellent meal of good old American home cooking. They have everything from fresh fried chicken to grilled fillets. You are sure to find something to enjoy!
Crusoe's on the Runway
10 Archview Drive
Cahokia, IL
  Crusoe's on the Runway features fine dining on the runway of the St. Louis downtown airport. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus available.
Reid's Harvest House

Highway 150 East
Chester, IL
  Reids' Harvest House Smorgasbord is Southern Illinois' and Southeast Missouri's finest buffet dining. Why? Because Reids' serves good, homestyle, traditional American food. Reids' menu consist of over 100 separate recipes that are rotated on a daily basis and almost everything at Reids' is prepared by hand, the day of serving.
Rough House Pizza
1215 Swanwick Street
Chester, IL
  Rough House Pizza offers a wide selection of delicious pizza featuring either thin crust, hand-tossed style crust, or St. Louis Style crust as well as sandwiches, salads, and tasty bosco sticks.
  Restaurants serving breakfast west of the Mississippi
Looking for a place to start your day? Start by checking out this listing for eateries in Sainte Genevieve and Jefferson counties in Missouri.
  Restaurants serving breakfast east of the Mississippi
Looking for a place to start your day? Start by checking out this listing for eateries in Monroe, Randolph, and St. Clair counties in Illinois (except for Belleville, see listing below).
  Restaurants serving breakfast in Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois
Looking for a place to start your day? Start by checking out this listing for eateries in Belleville, St. Clair counties in Illinois.
  Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri
Sainte Genevieve, Missouri offers its visitors a variety of options to choose from with choices ranging from eateries in historic buildings, down home cooking, sandwich shops, diners, and more.
  Randolph County, Illinois
Coverage includes restaurant listings for the communities of Chester, Red Bud, and Sparta.
  Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois
With a population of over 40,000 and home to Southwestern Illinois College and a satellite campus of Lindenwood University, Belleville offers its visitors a wide range of dining choices. Options include down home diners, ethnic restaurants, upscale dining, and bars and grills that are open late into the night.
  Cahokia and Millstadt, St. Clair County, Illinois
Cahokia and Millstadt have local style eateries as well as an ample supply of fast food restaurants.
  Monroe County, Illinois
Containing the fair sized communities of Columbia and Waterloo, Monroe County is able to support a wide variety of restaurant that include ethnic eateries and down home diners. Visitors to Monroe County will be able to find all their favorites or look for a unique new dining experience..
  Jefferson County, Missouri
Coverage includes restaurant listings for the communities of DeSoto, Hillsboro, Imperial, and Kimmswick.
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