145 S. Main Street
St. Clair, MO 63077
Located just off Highway 44 in St. Clair, MO, Lewis Cafe is a business built on tradition and family. Established in 1938 by Virgil Lewis, built through hard work and great service, Lewis Cafe has continued to rely on these principles through the years.
In 1973 Fred (Virgil’s nephew) and Marie Short bought the restaurant, and in keeping with the traditions started by Virgil, Fred and Marie worked tirelessly to make Lewis Cafe a place of great food and great service, all the while raising 4 sons, who all worked in the restaurant.
Chris Short, Fred and Marie’s son, bought the restaurant in 1995. He is now married to Tracie Short. They too, are bringing up their children to work in the restaurant. The Angus beef is raised on their farm, fattened in their own feed lots, processed right at Lewis Cafe and kept fresh until served to their customers.
Lewis Cafe has maintained 2 generations worth of traditions and strives to serve the best quality food, with the best quality service. Best known for their home raised Angus beef and all day breakfast menu, Lewis Cafe is one of Missouri’s well renowned restaurants and well worth the pit stop.