Recs for St. Charles, MO
Hello all: I'm a San Francisco 'hound and I'll be in St. Charles, MO for three days next week on business. I've never been to the area before and I'm looking for good, down-home, local, non-chain places for dinner. Nothing fancy, maybe a good BBQ place or some other local favorites would be perfect. I'll have a car and would be willing to drive a bit if it's worth it. Thanks in advance for your recommendations.
I'll second the Main Street rec. We especially like Trailhead but as I'm writing this I'm hardpressed to come up with a specific entree to suggest; we usually go for the beer!
The Winery is especially nice on a cool evening (not that we're having any of those right now) to sit outside and people watch.
We also like Tony's on Main; we haven't been in a while but the meals we've had there have always been good.
Main Street in St. Charles is a gem: block after block of 18th Century and 19th Century buildings. Almost all of them have been turned into tourist-oriented businesses, and there is a plethora of restaurants to choose from - very few of them down-home.
I have enjoyed Lewis and Clark's, The Trailhead Brewery, Magpie's, the Winery of the Little Hills, and the buffet at the Ameristar Casino. Canoe is a new restaurant that looks like it would be interesting.
Big A's is definitely not tourist-oriented, but its pork tenderloin sandwich is locally renowned.