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RFT Readers’ Choice Winners for the Best Food and Drink in St. Louis in 2021 [PHOTOS]

Best Burger: Mac’s Local Eats

(1821 Cherokee Street, 314-393-7713)

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Best Ramen: Nudo House

(Multiple locations including 6105-A Delmar Boulevard;314-370-6970)

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Best Restaurant to Close in the Past 12 Months: Southtown Pub

(3707 South Kingshighway Boulevard)

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Best Chicken Wings, Best Chain Restaurant: Syberg’s

(Multiple locations including 7802 Gravois Rd., 314-832-3560)

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Best Bakery: Nathaniel Reid Bakery

(11243 Manchester Road, 314-858-1019)

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Best Greek Restaurant: Olympia Kebob House and Taverna

(1543 McCausland Avenue, 314-781-1299)

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Best Place for Day Drinking, Best Seafood, Best Cajun/Creole: Broadway Oyster Bar

(736 South Broadway, 314-621-8811)

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Best Sushi Restaurant: Cafe Mochi

(3221 South Grand Boulevard #1013; 314-773-5000)

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Best Burger (Non-Beef Division): Frida’s

(622 North and South Rd. 314-727-6500)

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Best St. Louis Style Pizza, Best Frozen Pizza: Dogtown Pizza

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Best Takeout/Curbside, Best Fast-Casual Restaurant: J’s Pitaria

(91 Concord Plaza Shopping Center, 314-270-8005)

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Best Tacos: Mission Taco Joint

(Multiple locations including 908 Lafayette Avenue, 314-858-8226)

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Best Desserts: Russell’s on Macklind

(5400 Murdoch Avenue, 314-533-9994)

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Best Margarita: Chava’s Mexican Restaurant

(925 Geyer Avenue #3921, 314-241-5503)

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Best Steaks: Tucker’s Place

(2117 South 12th Street, 314-772-5977)

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Best 3 a.m. Bar: The Gramophone

(4243 Manchester Avenue, 314-531-5700)

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Best Mexican Restaurant: La Catrina

(5220 Hampton Avenue, 314-883-3357)

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Best Cocktails: Planter’s House

(1000 Mississippi Avenue, 314-696-2603)

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Best Brunch: Carnivore STL

(5257 Shaw Ave., 314-449-6328)

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Best Bartenders, Best Chef (Percy Parker), Best Bar, Best Sports Bar: Duke’s Soulard

(2001 Menard Street, 314-833-6686)

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Best Thai Restaurant: King and I

(3155-3157 South Grand Boulevard, 314-771-1777)

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Best Doughnuts: Donut Drive-In

(6525 Chippewa Street, 314-623-7714)

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Best Neighborhood Restaurant, Best Outdoor Dining: Pit Stop STL

(2130 Macklind Avenue, 314-696-2999)

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Best Italian Restaurant: Anthonino’s Taverna

(2225 Macklind Avenue, 314-773-4455)

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Best Barbeque: Hogtown Smokehouse

(6301 Clayton Avenue, 314-899-0550)

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Best Indian Restaurant: House of India

(8501 Delmar Boulevard, 314-567-6850)

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Best Chinese Restaurant: Wonton King

(8116 Olive Boulevard, 314-567-9997)

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Best Fried Chicken: Original Crusoe’s

(3152 Osceola Street, 314-351-0620)

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Best Martini: Cleveland-Heath

(106 N Main Street, Edwardsville, Illinois; 618-307-4830)

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Best Pizza That Isn’t St. Louis Style: Blackthorn Pub & Pizza

(3735 Wyoming Street, 314-776-0534)

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Best Deli/Sandwich: Blues City Deli

(2438 McNair Avenue, 314-773-8225)

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Best New Restaurant: Navin’s BBQ

(3559 Arsenal Street, 314-449-1185)

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Food is arguably the thing that St. Louis does best. From burgers to barbecue to vegetarian options, we know more than one spot that will have your mouth watering and wallets out. The Riverfront Times staff picked out our favorites for this year, but we also gave you a vote.

This year’s Best of St. Louis Readers’ Choice food category had some spots sweeping the category and even a few break-throughs.  Check to see if your favorite made it, then head on over to the readers’ choice page to see the runner-ups. With so much good food, we couldn’t fit all the spots in one slideshow, so don’t miss out on the complete list.

Here are your picks for the best food and drink spots in St. Louis.

RFT Readers’ Choice Winners for the Best Food and Drink in St. Louis in 2021 [PHOTOS]