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Feb 6, 2002 03:39 PM

St. Louis places

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What ever happened to Dohacks? They had the greatest fish sandwich ever?
And my wife wants to know what happened to the wonderful bakery on Minnesota (on the corner, a couple blocks west of Cherokee street in South St. Lou?) We always stopped there when we were in town or passing thru St. Louis and bought gooey butter cake and brought back to Lenexa. It was big time good.

And, what was the name of the restaurant under the Kingshighway bridge that used to stay open late and had great sandwiches?

And, what was the name of the Italian restaurant on Hampton, near Chippawa, where they had absolutly delecious shrimp pizza. (Back then it was called pizza pie)

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  1. I seem to remember that Dohacks closed. But I could be wrong. The name used to be bandied about a lot and then no more. I wish I could help. But you did remind me of one of my all time favorites for fried chicken and frog legs, Hodaks (maybe Hodacks). Deep into South St. Louis, probably in the city instead of the county. It's kind a bar that serves mostly the beer of the Clydesdales. But the food is (or certainly was) good. I don't live there anymore. pat

    1. The only one of your queries I can answer with any authority is the one about the restaurant on Kingshighway. It's O'Connell's. It's not exactly under the bridge, but, if you're traveling south on Kingshighway, you have to go under the overpass at Shaw to get to the east side of the street.

      O'Connell's is a St. Louis classic, serving first-rate hamburgers and roast beef sandwiches, along with other simple and tasty items. It's full of venerable wood furniture, including a couple of very large tables, and the wait staff never seems to change. It's a great place to hang out and have a beer or two or three. They also have a good selection of single malt whiskeys.

      1. j
        John Donjoian

        Gooey Butter Cake. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

        Siebolds bakery in Granite City, Illinois(also in Madison, IL) has what I believe to be the true interpretation of this midwest specialty.

        Don't know of any good St. Louis spots for it. Willing to listen though.


        1. Is the Cheshire Inn still running? Do they still make those great burgers with the delicious sauce?

          1. The St. Louis bakeries are a dying breed, alas. About the only neighborhoody place left is the Carondolet Bakery, 7226 Virginia, way south in the city proper. The place under the bridge may have been Sala's, which is gone, too; there's a restaurant there called Space, and they've left the Sala name in tiles at one door stoop. You're not thinking about Pagliacci's for pizza, were you?

            There's a Dohack's in Festus, about 27 miles south, off I-55. They opened this branch before they closed the one at Lindbergh and Lemay Ferry.