Initial Visit: May 15th, 2017
Description: Does 5 Star live up to their name? Do they really dish 5 Star burgers? Yes, yes they do.
Heading down to St. Louis for the day to see Coheed & Cambria with a friend, we needed to stop and get some food. With plenty of places to eat in St. Louis, we picked out 5 Stars Burgers since it was moderately close with great reviews. With it being around noon when we arrived, there was still plenty of street parking! There was even shaded curbside parking around the corner.
5 Star is pretty nice inside. They have a bar off to the side and plenty of seating for a moderate-sized lunch crowd. Our waitress was super friendly and gave us a great greeting and gave us some history of the place. They source all of their food locally, which is great. Because of that, they can cook their burgers to however you like.
We both got The Gateway burger. I ordered mine medium. It’s one of the few places I have been that lets you order your burger cooked the way you want. It was delicious! It was juicy, full of flavor, pink all the way through and the bun was super soft. Easily top 10 burger places for me.
Also, they serve their fries in a small deep-fry basket. It’s the coolest fry holder I have ever seen! There are a few photos of it below, if you want to see what it looks like.
Overall, a stellar burger place. It was a nice pit stop in a long day of being in St. Louis. The area is pretty nice as well. You could easily park your car and explore all the area for a few hours. Just make sure you have change for the meters!
8125 Maryland Ave
Clayton, MO 63105