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Bevo Mill restaurant re-opens

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A hard-to-miss sight: The Bevo Mill (KWMU photo)

By Tom Weber, KWMU

St. Louis, MO. – The well-known Bevo Mill restaurant in south St. Louis re-opened Friday morning.

The restaurant in the giant windmill at Gravois and Morganford closed more than three years ago except for special events.

Manager David Gilbert says reopening the landmark will offer St. Louisans a chance for new memories.

"We had a couple that's going to visit us that is coming from Florida to visit family," Gilbert said. "And literally she broke down in tears when she heard it's reopened because her and her husband were able to come back and this is where he proposed to her."

The new Bevo Mill won't be the pricey dinner spot it once was; it will only open for breakfast and lunch.

But Gilbert says two old favorites will still be the menu: Sauerbraten and knockwurst bratwurst.

August Busch Senior started Bevo Mill in the early 1910s because he wanted a spot about halfway between the A-B Brewery and his home at Grant's Farm. It was his private dining room for a few years before opening to the general public.

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