Pearl Cafe

8416 N Lindbergh Blvd, Florissant, MO 63031 | 314-831-3701

Pearl Cafe

Not only is Pearl Cafe the best Thai restaurants in town, but it's also a strong contender for best restaurant in the entire St. Louis area. The adjective great gets thrown around a lot and it's categorically the word best fitting Pearl Cafe no matter which aspect of the experience you are referring to. The flavors are amazing, just remember this is a Thai spot so keep the spice level where you are comfortable and always err on the side of caution or else risk melting your face off. Great spot for lunch, but beware, this beloved establishment can fill up quickly at peak times. They also serve over 200 types of beer & 125 single malt Scotch.

Angelo's Pizzeria

4814 Parker Rd, Florissant, MO 63033 | 314-355-3242

Angelo's Pizzeria

Angelo's is one of the places that anyone who grew up in the area has to make the occasional pilgrimage back to no matter how far away they have moved. They key to this loyal customer base seems to come from never giving in and skimping on ingredients in an attempt to keep up with the (cheap) competition. These pizzas are loaded with gooey cheese and literal pounds of toppings. They also don't spill sauce all over the crust as many do, they apply just enough sauce to strike the perfect balance for a St. Louis style pizza. Highly recommend ordering the Italian sausage on your next pie, it is made completely in house and it is a must try.

Hendel's Restaurant

599 St Denis St, Florissant, MO 63031 | 314-837-2304

Hendel's Restaurant

Located in a former general store that was built in 1873, and was run as a grocery store/butcher shop until 1993. Hendel's was bought and transformed into a restaurant in 1994 with a 700 sq ft. expansion in 2009. All of that backstory is required to give you just a taste of the wonderfully rich atmosphere you will be walking into, tables adorned with white fabric table cloths, an oak bar, brick patio and fresh flowers. The offer an extensive menu that you are sure to find many favorite dishes on, from a celebratory dinner to a romantic brunch they will become your go to over all those supposedly high-end chains.

Bandana's Bar-B-Q

8234 N Lindbergh Blvd, Florissant, MO 63033 | 314-837-6000

Bandana's Bar-B-Q

Bandana's is a small chain that has some of the best barbecue you will find in the St. Louis area. As we all know BBQ is a widely contested, completely subjective topic of debate, so rather than focusing on the meat itself let us discuss the sides a bit. They put care into the sides rather than serving pre-made afterthoughts, their cole slaw and potato salad are hand made fresh everyday in addition to their spicy Brunswick stew, fried corn on the cob and grilled garlic bread. As for the entrees you will have your choice of pork, beef, chicken,turkey and sausages just about any way you may want them.