peacemaker lobster & crab co.’s buffalo crawfish poorboy photo by julia calleo

12 great St. Louis restaurants that are definitely open on Monday, Vol. 2

Trust us, we get it: Mondays are really difficult in St. Louis. If you’ve been here for a while, you’re all too familiar with the blues that come with realizing your go-to is closed when you need it most. Our last Monday roundup offered suggestions for cool places to eat on Monday night; this time, we’ve expanded it to include (mostly) restaurants that are also open for lunch. Without further ado, here are 12 more restaurants that are definitely open on Monday.  

Blueberry Hill
You can still get your thrills at one of St. Louis’ most beloved spots by stopping by for a burger, some buffalo fries and a cheap pitcher. Can’t do much better than that.
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. // 6504 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314.727.4444, 

Russell’s Cafe & Bakery in Fenton
With a motto like “sweet meets savory,” it’s no surprise that Russell’s has long been a brunch hotspot. Check out their list of classic cafe-style sandwiches, salads and wraps and you’ll surely find something fun.  
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. // 952 Brookwood Center, Fenton, 636.343.8900, 

Steve’s Hot Dogs
Extend the weekend vibes by ordering the dog of your dreams, a mac and cheese bowl or some of Steve’s famous chili.
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. // 3457 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis, 314.932.5953,

China Bistro
You don’t have to go to Olive Boulevard and I-170 to get incredible, authentic Chinese food. Stop through Pan-Asia Supermarket any day of the week to pick up an incredible (and in some cases numbingly spicy) meal from China Bistro.
10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. // 14246 Manchester Road, Manchester, 636.220.3144,

Mission Taco Joint
With Mission Taco Joints posted up everywhere from St. Charles to Soulard, you should have no trouble tracking down a hearty meal full of Mexican (via California) flavor. Make sure you add a batched margarita to start the week off right.
lunch and dinner // various locations, 

Mom’s Soul Food Kitchen
Sauce contributor Matt Sorrell recommends Mom’s tripe, oxtail and buffalo wings, and urges you to get the greens, which are “sumptuous and rife with chunks of unctuous pork.” Listen to the man!
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. // various locations,

Pizza Head
Run by for a slice or order a massive 'za to feed the whole squad. Abandon all hope, ye who forget to add a side of ranch.
3 to 7:30 p.m. // 3196 S. Grand Blvd, St. Louis, 314.266.5400,

Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co.
You can always get a super fresh seafood meal at Peacemaker. Even as carryout, dishes like fried catfish, hush puppies, fried green tomatoes and the buffalo crawfish poorboy stick the landing.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. // 1831 Sidney St., St. Louis, 314.772.8858, 

Napoli II
Scratch your Italian food itch in Town and Country by hitting Napoli 2 for dinner. If you start with the arancini, end with the tiramisu, and drink wine somewhere in the middle, you cannot go wrong.
5 to 10 p.m. // 1054 Town and Country Crossing Drive, Town and Country, 636.256.9998,

Broadway Oyster Bar
Just because you can’t go to concerts right now doesn’t mean you should forget about Broadway Oyster Bar - they’re still doing the New Orleans-inspired cuisine they’re famous for.
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. // 736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314.621.8811,

Brasswell at Rockwell Beer Co.
Brasswell, the small restaurant inside Rockwell’s tasting room, has excellent burgers and specials (including a killer veggie burger), and low key serves some of the best fries in town. Make sure to pair your food with a couple of Rockwell’s award-winning brews. 
4 to 9 p.m. // 1320 S. Vandeventer Ave., St. Louis, 314.256.1657,

Whether you’re there for brunch, dinner, or just wine and snacks, you can be sure that Prasino’s got a long list of interesting options for you.
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. // 1520 S. Fifth St. #110, St. Charles, 636.277.0202,