Everytime we visit Saint Louis, we have to go to Dressel’s Public House in the Central West End. For years, when we lived in the Lou, this was our favorite hangout because of the pubs warm comfy cozy wood and brick interior. We always like to grab a seat by the fireplace, or sip on a drink at the bar and stare at the walls lined with pictures of famous poets and jazz musicians.
Dressel’s Pub was once owned by my poetry mentor, the renowned Welsh-American poet Jon Dressel
Then his son Ben bought it, changed the name to Dressel’s Public House, expanded the menu and restaurant too. Now Dressel’s offers an ever-changing creative menu made with the highest quality and freshest local farm-sourced produce and meats, along with the finest cocktails, craft beers and wines.
Our Must Haves
When we are visiting Dressel’s, we always start the evening with a basket of crispy salted Welsh chips or
Baked to a golden brown and slathered with real butter and sprinkled with ground rock salt and served hot right out of the oven. Oh man, I wish I had one right now!
Bob’s favorite is this traditional pub classic–crispy fried fish and chips.
Dressel’s Public House was featured on Diners, Dive
Dressel’s was recently featured on Show Me Saint Louis on KSDK News.
My favorite is the truffle grilled cheese and tomato bisque soup combo.
I love dipping this classic sammie in the rich creamy tomato bisque and crunching into that buttery crust —Ok, now I’m really hungry and a little homesick…