Cow Head

Lewis Café

Home Raised Beef

Since 1938

About Us

Lewis Café is a business built on tradition and family. Established in 1938 by Virgil Lewis, who built the business through hard work and great service. Lewis Café 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 Café a place of great food and great service, all the while raising 4 sons, whom 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.

We at Lewis Café believe in the traditions started 2 generations ago and strive to serve the best quality food, with the best quality service.

Family Centered

We at Lewis Café know the importance of family and we strive to give a family friendly enviroment. All of our beef is home grown on our farm and and is guaranteed to be fresh and cooked to your satisfaction. In 1996 Chris and Tracie started raising their own cattle for beef at the restaurant. In 2014 Chris and Kirk Short became partners in the family business

The all Angus beef is raised on their farm, fattened in their own lots, processed right at Lewis Café and kept fresh until served to their customers. Lewis Café will make sure your dining experience is of quality. Stop on by and give us a try.


145 S. Main St.
Saint Clair, MO 63077


7 Days/Week
6am - 8pm

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Children's Menus Available • Daily Specials • Prompt Service • Reservations Accepted • Dine In/Take Out

Homemade Whole Hog Sausage • Hardwood Smoked Bacon • Homemade Pies • Poppy Seed Dressing

Food is cooked using vegetable shortening, NO PEANUT OIL.All of our beef is home raised and hormone free.