The Original Crusoe's

For 40 years, the Limmer family has run The Original Crusoe’s Restaurant, a beloved pub in St. Louis’ South City. Opened by Stephen Limmer in 1979, Crusoe’s is now managed by his daughter, Stevie, who serves the same hearty dishes to loyal customers. Regulars come back for St. Louis classics like barbecued pork steak and chicken Modega, featuring grilled chicken breast topped with mushrooms, Provel cheese and a white wine-lemon-butter sauce. Don’t skip the Famous Chicken, served southern-fried or spicy style, or the Frisco melt, paired with a cold beer.

The Original Crusoe’s Restaurant, 3152 Osceola St., Mount Pleasant, St. Louis, Missouri,