Ten Years Celebrating the Blues Highway – HWY 61 Roadhouse & Kitchen
WEBSTER GROVES, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – Lot’s of restaurants are built on a theme like music or travel. When the Hwy 61 Roadhouse & Kitchen, 34 South Old Orchard Avenue in Webster Groves opened in October 2006, it set out to do both. They’ve spent the last decade giving St. Louis diners a celebration of the food and music of the historic Blues Highway that runs between St. Louis and New Orleans.
The roadhouse’s roots are southern, but it’s menu is as eclectic as the towns and cities that dot the Blues Highway. The menu is a mix of Southern Louisiana classics like red beans & rice, blackened chicken, and barbecued shrimp, along with traditional Memphis BBQ, and St. Louis favorites like pork steak and gooey butter cake. With their creamed corn soufflé, sweet potato pie and award-winning mac & cheese, you could say this restaurant’s middle name, is “comfort food.”
Everything about the place tells diners that a trip to the Hwy 61 Roadhouse & Kitchen is going to be a good time. Step through the door into a riot of nostalgic decor, music, and incredible aromas. The walls are covered with murals and memorabilia featuring the icons of the river cities that influenced the music born and raised along the road: American blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and R&B. They feature live music Friday and Saturday evenings.
The Hwy 61 Roadhouse & Kitchen was well received by St. Louis diners when it opened in October 2006, and it’s still a favorite today. The roadhouse was among STLRestaurant.New’s top ten Cajun & Creole restaurants (#3). It was also featured in an episode of Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Season 16: “Authentic Eats”). They’ve even created a combo platter with the foods Guy Fieri sampled. It’s called the Triple “D” Sampler: Red Beans & Rice, CajAsian pot stickers (homemade dumplings filled with andouille sausage, vegetables and sambal chili sauce), and their famous Memphis-style BBQ Spaghetti. That’s pulled-pork and the house’s sweet and tangy barbecue sauce tossed with thick-cut spaghetti. Guy Fieri called it a pulled pork sandwich wrapped in pasta.
The Hwy 61 Roadhouse & Kitchen is a pleasant surprise for brunch lovers too. They offer a buffet and off-the menu brunch every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. On the hot table they offer biscuits and andouille sausage gravy, pecan French toast, scrambled eggs and beignets, as well as ribs, pulled pork, Southern-style green beans, and other favorites from their regular menu. They also offer omelets and pancakes cooked to order.
The Hwy 61 Roadhouse & Kitchen is closed on Mondays, but their brand of “Southern roadhouse hospitality” is available for lunch or dinner the rest of the week. After ten years feeding and entertaining diners in Webster Groves, their motto hasn’t changed: “Laissez le bon temps roulez,” or “Let the good times roll!”
34 South Old Orchard Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: (314) 968-0061
As featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives