The Vine: Mediterranean Cafe and Market is one of The 15 Best Inexpensive Places in St Louis.

1. The Vine: Mediterranean Cafe and Market

3171 S Grand Blvd (at Connecticut St), St Louis, MO
Mediterranean Restaurant · Tower Grove South · 65 tips and reviews

Nowell G.Nowell Gata: Everything is made fresh, that day. I love their home made babaganouj (egg plant, tahini, olive oil, garlic) with some of their fresh-baked bread. It's super affordable, too; and they make pizza.

Go! MagazineGo! Magazine: One of our favorite Cheap Eats of 2010

Michael P.Michael Parks: Great value!

Donut Drive-In is one of The 15 Best Inexpensive Places in St Louis.

2. Donut Drive-In

6525 Chippewa St (at Watson), St Louis, MO
Donut Shop · Lindenwood Park · 30 tips and reviews

Rex D.Rex Dixon: The donuts here ROCK! Open 5am daily - 7 days a week - and just bring CA$H money - no plastic or checks! Dirt cheap though, $7.49 for a dozen fresh donuts!

Shawn B.Shawn Baldwin: I had a delicious (and affordable) apple fritter!

EmilyEmily: Fresh yummy goodness. Nice variety of your basic old fashioned donuts. Simple, classic, delicious.

Pho Grand is one of The 15 Best Inexpensive Places in St Louis.

3. Pho Grand

3195 S Grand Blvd, St Louis, MO
Vietnamese Restaurant · Tower Grove South · 53 tips and reviews

Missy A.Missy Asikainen: Always delicious and cheap. Love the charbroiled pork dishes and be sure to order your own personal appetizer of spring I've had yet.

Jackson F.Jackson Farley: Delicious, fast, and inexpensive! Very fun restaurant.

Analicia K.Analicia Kocher: They have a great vegetarian selection. Delicious!!!

Amigo Joe's Mexican Restaurant and Cantina is one of The 15 Best Inexpensive Places in St Louis.

4. Amigo Joe's Mexican Restaurant and Cantina

5901 Southwest Ave (at 59th St.), St Louis, MO
Mexican Restaurant · Southwest Garden · 43 tips and reviews

Terry M.Terry M: Delicious, tender carne asada. Good sweet tea. Great salsa, chips, and margaritas. Cheap quality eats and drinks.

Christina T.Christina Thompson: Food is lesser quality than Chimichangas, in my opinion. Service is poor. Had to ask for drink refills and for the check twice. Food is bland, loud music, and dim lights. But hey, it's cheap & fast...

Dianne M.Dianne Mogilevsky Carty: Tex-mex cheap locally-owned Mexican food. No Mexican soda here, but friendly service and clean bathrms. Nice patio, plenty street parking

Hodak's Restaurant and Bar is one of The 15 Best Inexpensive Places in St Louis.

5. Hodak's Restaurant and Bar

2100 Gravois Ave, St Louis, MO
Fried Chicken Joint · Benton Park · 74 tips and reviews

Katie C.Katie Carter: Lots of great food for an inexpensive price! For instance, 1/2 a fried chicken and two sides for just over $7. Some of the best chicken in St. Louis.

Justin K.Justin Kralemann: Best Fried Chicken in STL! Great value!

Daniel S.Daniel Sprehe: Extremely cheap, but this is a place were you get what you pay for. Huge portions of mediocre food. Not bad, but not good simply adequate and portions that are out of control.

CBGB is one of The 15 Best Inexpensive Places in St Louis.


3163 S Grand Blvd (btwn Juniata & Connecticut), St Louis, MO
Dive Bar · Tower Grove South · 14 tips and reviews

Ellejay T.Ellejay T.: This place does rule Cheap strong drinks and pacman!

Mathew K.Mathew Koeneker: Excellent dive bar on South Grand. Great staff. Cheap beer. Great back patio. I shall return.

Ricardo R.Ricardo Rodriguez: As far as dive bars go, it's the best one I know!! Cheap drinks, great bartenders and friendly locals.

Blueberry Hill is one of The 15 Best Inexpensive Places in St Louis.

7. Blueberry Hill

6504 Delmar Blvd (btwn Melville Ave & Westgate Ave), St Louis, MO
American Restaurant · 137 tips and reviews

Brooke S.Brooke Songer: Great place, great atmosphere, and great food. Cheap as well

Ann N.Ann Ngo: The food is really good and cheap! The service is awesome! It's really good for meeting friends here

Алена В.Алена Винник: Wow, this place cheap, unbelievable original and pretty tasty. U should try it.

Hammerstone's is one of The 15 Best Inexpensive Places in St Louis.

8. Hammerstone's

2028 S 9th St (at Russell Ave.), St Louis, MO
Bar · Soulard · 46 tips and reviews

Ryan B.Ryan Brockschmitt: HH 2p to 7p M-Th $5 apps, cheap drinks (

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: Voted Best Drink Special in RFT's Best of STL 2013. A fun, environmentally conscious, affordable way to jump-start your weekend is Thursday's "Bring Your Own Mug" drink special

Jay L.Jay Lott: Try the Fried Crawfish Po' Boy - Fried Crawfish Po' Boy - fried crawfish, Cajun flour, cole slaw, remoulade, on a hoagie. Hammerstone's (via @Foodspotting)

Murray's Shaved Ice Shack is one of The 15 Best Inexpensive Places in St Louis.

9. Murray's Shaved Ice Shack

3407 Watson Rd (Fyler and Watson), St Louis, MO
Dessert Shop · Lindenwood Park · 6 tips and reviews

EmilyEmily: Lots of fun flavors of shaved ice. Something for everyone, large portions and inexpensive too.

Sue S.Sue Savage: Trying the Bird Poop. Wedding cake and root beer.

Greg M.Greg Macek: Fun little summertime place for shaved ice. Lots of flavors, generous portions. A "small" is anything but!

Hartford Coffee Company is one of The 15 Best Inexpensive Places in St Louis.

10. Hartford Coffee Company

3974 Hartford St (at Roger Pl.), St Louis, MO
Coffee Shop · Tower Grove South · 38 tips and reviews

Kelley C.Kelley Carney: Great coffee, pastries, lunch specials. The breakfast sammie is cheap and delicious. My favorite coffee shop in town.

Sonya P.Sonya Patterson: Great place for a cold/rainy day with kids. A nice little hangout with great coffee.

Krazy For PetsKrazy For Pets: Saturday morning becomes so fun! Shop at Tower Grove Farmer Market then walk to Heartford for coffee. Pets are welcome at their outdoor seating! They event have a water bowl for your pooch.

Kaldi’s Coffee House is one of The 15 Best Inexpensive Places in St Louis.

11. Kaldi’s Coffee House

700 DE Mun Ave (West Of South Skinker Blvd.), St Louis, MO
Coffee Shop · 62 tips and reviews

Eric S.Eric Scott: Breakfast burritos are a good deal

Vincent R.Vincent Ramos: Best coffee in St Louis - good crema on top and they know how to use the espresso maker. And they'll make an Aussie flat white on request.

Gabrielle L.Gabrielle Lyons: Cozy coffee shop. Not a lot of seating but cool. Don't have meat on the menu, which is awesome. Vegan friendly.

World's Fair Donuts is one of The 15 Best Inexpensive Places in St Louis.

12. World's Fair Donuts

1904 S Vandeventer Ave (at Castleman Ave), St Louis, MO
Donut Shop · Southwest Garden · 29 tips and reviews

Antony M.Antony Messina: Best and most inexpensive do-nuts in StL!!! Home of the best fried pies!!! Been coming herd mire than 26 yrs. Same 2 folks running it!!

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: Early morning risers can't go wrong with a signature crumbly, glazed buttermilk cake donut. For the health conscious, there's blueberry chip cake donut, fruit-filled Danish rolls, and apple fritters. Read more.

AshAsh: Two doughnuts & a coffee for $2.08, huh? Just be warned - cash only. That cash register is probably older than the building.

Mom's Deli is one of The 15 Best Inexpensive Places in St Louis.

13. Mom's Deli

4412 Jamieson Ave (Lansdowne Ave.), St Louis, MO
Deli / Bodega · Lindenwood Park · 36 tips and reviews

Chris M.Chris Mayer: Not impressed at all considering the hype- sandwich was not all that - bread Ok but meat was cheap portion

Sandi B.Sandi Bruegger: Mom's cold or beef & philly hot (w/gravy) are the way to go. During Lent you can sometimes get the best pasta con broccoli, but it sells out fast.

Missy A.Missy Asikainen: Order the Mom's Special, krunchers chips and a Fitz Rootbeer. Cash only, but they do have an ATM machine inside.

LeGrand's Market is one of The 15 Best Inexpensive Places in St Louis.

14. LeGrand's Market

4414 Donovan Ave (at Chippewa St), St Louis, MO
Deli / Bodega · St. Louis Hills · 42 tips and reviews

Ricardo R.Ricardo Rodriguez: Sandwiches are not only great but also a good value.

Go! MagazineGo! Magazine: Try a hot LeGrand’s Legend Club, a 7-inch sub filled with Salsalito turkey, pastrami, pepperoni, bacon, hot-pepper cheese, Havarti, roasted red-pepper sauce and garlic cream cheese. (Gabe Hartwig) Read more.

Patrick C.Patrick Corrigan: Legend on Bag of local Billy Goat kicker chips. Duh!

Saint Louis Bubble Tea is one of The 15 Best Inexpensive Places in St Louis.

15. Saint Louis Bubble Tea

6675 Delmar Blvd, St Louis, MO
Tea Room · 45 tips and reviews

Andrew S.Andrew Simone: It's not just tea, there food is cheap and good.

dennis k.dennis k: try the slush with boboa. they will mix flavors if you ask. Also, great Chinese food. very inexpensive

Tara H.Tara Heth: Love, LOVE this place!! Awesome drink combinations & great food in huge portions for cheap!!