Fountain on Locust

Fountain on Locust

Ice Cream Parlor, Dessert Shop, and American Restaurant$$$$
Midtown, St Louis
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    The ice cream at Fountain on Locust is a can't miss
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    Danielle H.
    "Also great lunch options, and boozy ice cream martinis."(9 Tips)
    Gloria C.
    "prosperity panini & tons of great desserts!"(4 Tips)
    B. Kyle B.
    "dill pickle soup is a specialty"(3 Tips)
    Elizabeth R.
    "The Dark and Sinister is an amazing dessert."(3 Tips)
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  • Mary Jeneverre S.heart icon on user image
    Try out the cocktail ice cream libations. They are so good. It's OK to sit at the bar. Great place for people watching as grandparents take their 21-something grandkids for their 1st real-world drink.
  • Kassandra H.heart icon on user image
    Kassandra HayesJanuary 12, 2015
    Everything is great here. I love to bring friends here when they visit from out of town. Sit in one of the private booths to listen to corny radio soap operas. The Peach Belini Float is wonderful.
  • Michael M.heart icon on user image
    Michael MorganOctober 31, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    I am simply blown away by this place. It is the fanciest, most old school, beautiful ice cream parlour I have ever been to. I recommend going at night for a fun, romantic atmosphere.
  • Danielle H.heart icon on user image
    Danielle HohmeierJuly 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Ice cream, of course. Sundaes (big and mini) and milkshakes. Love the banana split. Also great lunch options, and boozy ice cream martinis.
  • Juan B.
    Juan BrooksMarch 9, 2019
    I love the French onion roast beef. I never had an alcoholic ice cream drink before. But I fell in love with the raspberry lemon drop.
  • Debby A.heart icon on user image
    Debby Asberry-ChuaFebruary 26, 2023
    The ice cream, handmade sodas, and grilled cheese are all divine. Service was top notch! They even offered to go cups for our ice cream. The decor is a fun art deco. Highly recommend!
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesAugust 14, 2014
    Standout sandwiches include the "Prosperity Panini," with grilled zucchini and hummus; and the "Royal Grille," a grilled-cheese with slices of Fuji apple. Read more
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesJune 13, 2013
    Check out the "Wicked Martini": vodka, dark crème de cacao & chocolate ice cream or an "Orange Dreamsicle" martini: vanilla vodka, triple sec, orange sherbet and vanilla icecream.http://bit.ly/11JWTO3
  • 24 Hour F.
    24 Hour Food GeekJune 19, 2015
    Try the The Fountain Cuban - The Fountain Cuban - pulled pork, ham, Swiss cheese, dill pickle, Dijon sauce on a French baguette. The fountain on locust. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Greg C.
    Greg ColemanJuly 28, 2012
    One word...YUMMY! I've eaten here twice and it was delicious both times. If you are on a diet forget it for one meal! The Bearcat sundae was amazing and I tasted the adult grilled cheese...WOW!
  • John T.
    John ThomasMay 19, 2013
    The sandwiches are great, atmosphere is fun, & service is attentive. The ice cream, however, is the show-stealer. If u don't have room 4 ice cream after ur meal, try the world's smallest sundae!
  • Ash F.heart icon on user image
    Ash ForrestMay 6, 2013
    Heather Dawn is the best server ever! Get the Zanzibar ice cream! Gluten free bread option , pretty sure it's Rudis brand so I recommend getting it toasted or it falls apart.
  • Moonrise Hotel
    Moonrise HotelJuly 20, 2012
    Come to see why Fountains on Locust was voted one of America’s Best Restrooms, stay for the ice cream martinis. For more insider tips, follow Moonrise Hotel on Twitter at: bit.ly/moonriseTW
  • Aaron W.heart icon on user image
    Aaron WilliamsNovember 16, 2013
    Great service and really friendly staff. The soups are fabulous. Actually, everything hear is wonderful. At times can be really noisy in the front of the restaurant.
  • Alan H.heart icon on user image
    Alan HedrickMarch 13, 2017
    OMGoodness! This is such an incredible indulgence. We did ice cream and it was phenomenal. Neat store. Awesome decor. Super friendly staff.
  • 24 Hour F.
    24 Hour Food GeekMarch 7, 2014
    Try the Pesto Chicken - Pesto chicken -grilled chicken, mozzarella, and house made pesto sauce on a focaccia crust. The fountain on locust. So tasty!
  • Karen>ArchCityHomes
    Karen>ArchCityHomesOctober 18, 2011
    Save room for dessert! The ice cream is wonderful. Yes, they have fancy concoctions, but don't pass up a simple scoop of ice cream. I love the Zanzibar Chocolate with banana slices on top.
  • Aaron F.heart icon on user image
    Aaron FaircloughDecember 14, 2014
    Amazing food, amazing atmosphere, and amazing staff. It's a jewel of St Louis and I highly recommend.
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesDecember 4, 2013
    Throw back a "Magnum Opus," a warm, alcoholic coffee drink infused with enough of the good stuff to melt away all the snow and ice coming our way. http://bit.ly/1jm4AT0
  • Danielle H.heart icon on user image
    Danielle HohmeierMarch 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    St. Louis sandwich is like pasta house salad on bread. So good! Have with Zanzibar chocolate shakes or black cherry soda.
  • Joseph B.heart icon on user image
    Joseph B.August 25, 2014
    Beautifully decorated restaurant. Plus, the bathroom is regularly voted one of the best in the country. Good food and desserts too.
  • Jon D.heart icon on user image
    Jon DarveauMarch 20, 2017
    A St Louis institution. Famous for the ice cream but the pickle soup is a can't miss dish as well, sounds weird but just try it!
  • 24 Hour F.
    24 Hour Food GeekMarch 7, 2014
    Try the Cajun Corn Chowder - Cajun corn chowder - the fountain on locust. This was just a cup. I really like the flavor.
  • PureWow
    PureWowNovember 21, 2016
    The grilled cheese with cheddar, mozzarella and Fuji apple slices pairs perfectly with the dill pickle soup. (Yep, you heard us.) Read more
  • Mike F.
    Mike FergusJune 5, 2021
    They call it Fountain on Locust because they serve soda here. Soda comes from fountains. That’s why it’s called Fountain on Locust. I am having a beer though. Beer does not come from a fountain.
  • Aaron W.heart icon on user image
    Aaron WilliamsNovember 1, 2013
    Blackhawk killer roast beef, wonderful soups...and yeh, I've is here too...old school style. Good tunes, good people and a nice bathroom.
  • Kari
    KariSeptember 2, 2010
    I've had the Fugazzetta, Number 7 and the beef strogenoff soup. All of them were great. This restaurant offers very fresh dishes. The fudge is also wonderful. Their cream soda drinks are a must try to
  • Inessa L.heart icon on user image
    Inessa LokshinDecember 26, 2014
    All of their soups are phenomenal ,but the tomato bisque is thick, warm and comforting, like nana's old blanket.
  • Kevin D.heart icon on user image
    Kevin DoyleMay 27, 2015
    I had black cherry and strawberry sundae covered with almonds and hot fudge....and it had an orange peel garnish on top....it was so delicious .😃
  • B. Kyle B.heart icon on user image
    B. Kyle BassFebruary 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious food, good drinks...it's a fun place. The dill pickle soup is a specialty (don't knock it till you try it) and they also make great milkshakes and desserts.
  • Scott L.
    Scott LadewigNovember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Strawberry Shake - Rich, creamy ice cream (from Wisconsin of course), real strawberries and fresh-made whipped cream. Complete with tin and more shake goodness! Love it.
  • Lauraheart icon on user image
    LauraApril 18, 2023
    Their grilled cheese and love potion number 9 martini
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CrowellNovember 8, 2011
    Black cherry soda , must have an ice cream speciality and the black hawk sandwich with soup. One of my favorite places in town!
  • Go! Magazine
    Go! MagazineSeptember 19, 2014
    The Go! List 2014: Best Restaurant for Impressing Out-of-Towners Read more
  • Kate K.
    Kate KeransNovember 6, 2011
    Great ice cream and home-made caramel. Gluten-free menu, which is great. However - Beware the grilled chicken breast - very processed and fatty. Would not recommend.
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah TrimmierOctober 21, 2021
    Really good food a d creative drinks!
  • Dana B.
    Dana BaumAugust 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The pineapple upside down cake in a mug with the coconut almond joy ice cream is amazing!
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WingetAugust 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great atmosphere and incredible ice cream - try an adult ice cream martini!
  • William J.
    William JacobOctober 2, 2010
    Their ice cream comes from a small creamery – rich without many (or any?) additives and just voted "America's Best Bathrooms". Beautiful Space Delicious Treats
  • Ricardo R.heart icon on user image
    Ricardo RodriguezJanuary 5, 2016
    Sandwiches and salad but of course the craft coctails are delicious.
  • Brian J.
    Brian JohnsonMay 11, 2012
    This is a great lunch place - get a phosphate soda (ROOT BEER YUM!) The Prosperity Panini is fantastic.
  • Jon P.heart icon on user image
    Jon PereiraOctober 19, 2019
    Best ice cream money can buy
  • Doraheart icon on user image
    DoraAugust 22, 2015
    Zanzibar milkshake good, pickle soup you have to really like pickles, corn chowder tastes like cheap homemade, the Thursday special ravioli was not very good kid of bland
  • Zach H.heart icon on user image
    Zach HedrickJanuary 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Fly Me To The Moon is great but definitely try the Banana Bourbon! 🍌
  • David Todd B.heart icon on user image
    David Todd BurchyettNovember 9, 2014
    It has s great menu and and even better staff!
  • Jason S.
    Jason StoneMarch 4, 2010
    Order dessert even at lunch. It's a ice cream parlor! I went with the World's Smallest Sundae. Check the website to see if there's a coupon. Read more
  • Daniel C.heart icon on user image
    Daniel CarthenSeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Porchetta or grilled cheese with ham! Try them!
  • Doug W.
    Doug WeberJanuary 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Superb ice cream, great chicken pesto, and my server knew their WiFi password... doesn't get better than this
  • Leslieheart icon on user image
    LeslieNovember 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't go wrong with any of the ice cream martinis!
  • Vinny S.
    Vinny SlavinSeptember 21, 2013
    The deep dish Apple pie ice cream is amazing! Get it topped with the hot caramel.
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