Highway 61 Roadhouse & Kitchen
34 S Old Orchard Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63119
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
Pets Allowed: No
I've been longing for a soul food joint close to Rock Hill area. There are skads of Asian, Italian and American food places; but no soul food restaurants. So when I saw on YP that 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen was in Webster Groves, I was amazed. My guy invited me to dinner on 4/6 to celebrate my birthday. Although it had occurred on 3/6!😂 Parking was hard to find. But, the trip was worth it. It was packed inside, we were seated immediately and had a gracious server. The decor is New Orleans fabulous and the live Blues band fronted by Eric Griffin was hot! They also have trivia night on Thursdays. The red beans with brown rice and grilled sausage was delish. The greens reminded me of my Grandma's cooking. The server was kind enough to get me some mint from the bar for my (Southern style) iced tea with lemon. The drinks were large. My guy had the pulled pork with Mac and cheese. The only complaint he had was the pulled pork was coated in BBQ sauce. So, he exchanged it for the fried catfish. He loved the Mac and cheese.
Although we were the only Black patrons there, the other patrons sitting next to us reached across the aisle and engaged us in some lively conversations. I and the lady next to me were feeling out about Jesus Christ Superstar that was broadcast on Easter. We even hugged each other upon leaving. This impressed me, because I have had some unpleasant experiences in other establishments. If you're still reading, I will most definitely be returning to 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen. Hope to see you there!
What's a "joint"? A place to take family and friends, eat hearty, tasty food in a very relaxed surroundings and have a good time. I've only been here once, but will go back again. Nothing stuffy or fancy here, but the place is a homage to old rock-n-roll, blues music and food influences from Creole, Cajun, USA diner fare.. but all with some added pizazz. If ya want a more detailed menu description go to the Sauce Magazine website and read their detailed review of this place. It's located in Old Orchard part of Webster Groves, near the Laclede Station exit of Hiway 44. Prices decent, lots of parking ..oh and they have a real brick fireplace with real fire ... makes ya feel like you're at home or at a apres-ski hangout. They may even have live music in the evenings sometimes. There is also outside dining when the weather is good. Bon Apetit!
08/17/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Reasonably priced and leaning very authentic this newer restaurant serves up well spiced dishes at mostly moderate prices. Stay away from the steaks (which we did not try) and entree prices are reasonable. Portions are generous. BBQ Shrimp appetizer is excellent and highly recommended. It's called BBQ but it's really shrimp in a cajun butter sauce, 7 decent size ones for $10. Other appetizers are less expensive. We had the stuffed chicken breast (with a tasso and andouille stuffing) finished with an andouille cream sauce and the pulled pork. The chicken was fabulous with just right kick to not be overpowering. The pork was a huge portion served open face and was excellent. It was spicy sweet and smokey. Each dish allowed two sides. We chose Mac/Cheese, Green Beans, Red Beans and Rice, and BBQ Spaghetti, plus an extra side of Cole Slaw. RB and Rice was superb and had quite the kick. Mac/Cheese was excellent and had a crusty baked top - yum. BBQ Spaghetti was a surprise, good that is. It's as it sounds. Its like they took the pulled pork and used that and BBQ sauce as the spaghetti meat/sauce. It worked well. We didn't care for the green beans. They were a bit too vinergary for us. The cole slaw was creamy and delicious. We were told to try the cream corn souffle the next time by our waitress and we will. The atmosphere on a thurs night was loud and that was without entertainment going. It's not a place to be romantic, but it seems to be a place to have fun and enjoy very good cajun cooking. This one is a keeper though you might need ear plugs on a weekend with a band going!