Long before pho became a culinary phad (um, fad), Pho Grand was already a magnet for diners seeking authentic Vietnamese food in St. Louis. For more than 20 years, the restaurant’s winning combination of delicious food and cheap prices has made it a cornerstone of the South Grand neighborhood’s multicultural dining scene. The broad menu—nearly 120 dishes—includes pho, of course, six varieties of this traditional beef noodle soup. The garlic- and onion-grilled bo luc lac, or shaking beef, is a top seller, as are the fresh bi cuon, or summer rolls. The fast service sometimes borders on rushed; the no-reservations policy ensures there’s usually someone waiting to take your table. But do linger long enough to enjoy a cup of café sua da, a strong brew of iced Vietnamese coffee. Closed Tuesdays.
- Open Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Friday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex