From diners to upscale dining experiences, to mom and pop shops to the corner hangout or just the sort of strange, these restaurants have come and gone from our St. Louis scene. 

Before the Parkmoor closed for good in 1999, regulars and some newcomers descended on the Clayton Road and Big Bend Boulevard landmark one last time.

It was famous for its fried chicken dinners, an unpretentious family place about 60 miles west of St. Louis.

When Busch's Grove restaurant — the original — closed in 2003, it marked the end of a very long era.

For more than 30 years, the Missouri Bar & Grille served reporters and rowdies as a late-night watering hole on the north end of downtown.

Hamburgers and french fries, bagged up in wax paper and stuffed into paper bags to feed the hungry customers of Belleville.

It opened in 1968 and while people may not remember the menu, they remember what it looked like.