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Chefs carving roast beef at Branding Iron restaurant

The Library and Research Center does not have a cafeteria or public lunchroom.  Food and drink are not permitted in the Reading Room.  Vending machines with snacks and soft drinks are on the lower level near the restrooms.


Cafes/restaurants within a fifteen - twenty minute walk (staff can provide directions):
Chinese Express
Ruthie's Grill

There are numerous restaurants a short drive away, especially in these areas:

  • Forest Park (including Bixby's  at the Missouri History Museum)
  • University City (Delmar Loop) - numerous ethnic restaurants
  • Central West End - cafes, fine dining, ethnic restaurants
  • Clayton Road near Big Bend (strip mall with several chain restaurants)
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