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Fitz's Root Beer in St. Louis, Missouri

When my friend and I decided to go to St. Louis, Missouri, I immediately reached out to my long time friend who currently lives there. One of the first things I asked him was where were some good places to eat. The first place out his mouth was Fitz’s Root Beer. We then decided that this was the place we were going to go. We were definitely not disappointed!

The building that Fitz’s is housed in has its own unique history. In the 1920s it was a bank that changed hands. In the 1980s it became a Chinese restaurant. Fitz’s Root Beer made its debut at a drive in movie theater in St. Louis in 1947. In the 90s it became a bottling company and a soda microbrewery. Today you can still watch them bottling sodas from the restaurant.

View from above ©2017 HollyDayz

When we first walked in we were greeted and quickly seated on the 2nd floor. I loved being able to look down on the main area of the restaurant. Looking through the menu my attraction was immediately drawn to the desserts, their infamous floats, and the many different sodas to choose from. There is an option to order the Bottomless Mug and try several different sodas. My friend and I both opted to get one soda, I ordered Cream Soda, which came in a bottle and a mug.
Part of the menu ©2017 HollyDayz

After browsing the menu a bit we decided to get the BBQ Sampler Platter. The waitress informed us it was more than enough for the two of us since I was originally going to order it myself. The Sampler Platter had Applewood smoked meat (pulled pork, beef brisket, and slicked turkey breasts) with their own rub. A big piece of Texas Toast was underneath it all. There was also Fitz’s Root Beer BBQ sauce with seasoned fries and their original baked beans. She was right, it was enough for both of us!
BBQ Sampler Platter ©2017 HollyDayz

We were immediately tasted it was smoked. The Root Beer BBQ sauce was really good and I am not even a fan of root beer. The beans were really delicious. It was also more than enough food. Neither of us finished it. We wanted to make sure there was room for one of the epic floats they are known for!
From my seat I could see the soda on tap which I thought was pretty cool. I also saw the guy making root beer floats. He was wearing gloves and picked up a huge amount of ice cream with his hand, molded it a bit and stuck it on top of the mug. The float looked like a meal in itself.
S’mores Float ©2017 HollyDayz

I wasn’t sure what to order because the choices sounded amazing. The waitress helped me decide on the S’mores float. It had draft cream soda, chocolate ice cream, Hershey’s chocolate syrup, Marshmallow Flu, graham crackers, and some whipped cream. That thing was massive and tasted really good.
Strawberry Fields Floats ©2017 HollyDayz

My friend ordered a Strawberry Fields that comes with their own strawberry soda, with strawberry ice cream, whipped cream, and a vanilla wafer. It was also her first time ever having a float or ice cream soda as it is also called. She really liked it. Neither one of us finished it completely either. Way too much and we were both pretty full. If soda isn’t your thing, they of course have other things to drink as well as beers.
Pool Tables ©2017 HollyDayz

I also noticed they had a bunch of old school video games, pool tables, and a jukebox. Fitz’s is really fun place with good service. We enjoyed our time there and would happily go back to try other meals and of course other floats. Of course on our way out the place was packed! We got in there at the right time. If you are ever in St. Louis, Fitz’s is a must stop.
Ms. Pac Man ©2017 HollyDayz

Have you ever been to Fitz’s in St Louis, Missouri?

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  • Cindy Collins

    OMG those floats look so awesome and delicious! Not sure I could finish the all things though! I’d go for the strawberry fields. The place looks fun too.

    • Holly Dayz

      They were really good. We didn’t finish them. Especially after we had just ate.

  • Katie

    This place looks amazing, great find! I can never resist a good root beer or Coke float 🙂

    • Holly Dayz

      It is. I would go back if I am ever back in St. Louis.

  • Chloe

    This place looks awesome for weekend hangout. Love the ice cream especially. So yummy!

    • Holly Dayz

      It is a cool place to hang out. The area it is in as well.

  • Karla

    That strawberry float is really delicious! I love trying out things like that. I prefer to share them though cause it’s super big.

    • Holly Dayz

      They are super big, but since we wanted different things lol.

  • loveatanystage

    Those floats looked so good! I can see how neither of you e’re able to finish all the food and the floats. That was a lot!!! I also loved that they had games to play. It’s definitely one of those places you can go and stay for a while.

    • Holly Dayz

      They were great. It was so much food. The floats were like another meal.

  • Kenya Rae

    This venue!! Omg THIS VENUE! I would totally love to go here with the kids

    • Holly Dayz

      Lots of kids in there were having a great time.

  • Katrina

    Going to St Louis this weekend! Will be sure to add this to our list. The kids are going to love it! Thank you!!

    • Holly Dayz

      Oh awesome! Enjoy and have fun.

  • Tia | Pennies In My Pocket

    This looks like a fun place to hang out. I would totally be down to try that Strawberry Float. I will keep this place on my radar if I visit St. Louis soon.

    • Holly Dayz

      It was a lot of fun. The food was good and the floats even better.

  • LaQuisha Hall

    I honestly hate root beer. . However, your pictures convinced me to give it another try!

    • Holly Dayz

      So do I. Never liked root beer. So we didn’t order anything with root beer. Our food we could tell had some sauce mixed with root beer and it was good, but other than that….stayed away from it.

  • Eva Wilson/SocaMom® (@SocaMomDC)

    That strawberry float is fabulous! My little one enjoys all things pink. this would definitely get her attention!

    • Holly Dayz

      She would love this then.

  • Mimi Green

    I love everything about this place. These are the type of places I like to experience. Ice cream makes me drool!

    • Holly Dayz

      It is definitely an experience. It was great food and cool atmosphere.

  • Tiffany H.

    I have never been to St. Louis, I would like to go as they hold an annual convention for my church there. If I do go I would def want try this restaurant. I don’t like root beer, so I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed. The float looks massive but delicious. I probably would have went with the chocolate float.

    • Holly Dayz

      I don’t like root beer either. My float had cream soda. Hope you get to go one of this years.

  • Sky Fisher (@skyvsworld)

    This looks like such a fun place to eat. The S’mores Float looks incredible – definitely something I would order! I love places like this that are more of a destination than a restaurant themselves.

    • Holly Dayz

      It was really cool. We enjoyed it. It was delicious and one of their top floats.

  • wyldfamilytravel

    This place looks amazing from the root beer to food to the decor. Pacman brings back memories from my childhood i still remember spending my pocket money down the corner store playing pacman.

    • Holly Dayz

      I was excited to see the different old school games. I used to play Pacman all the time.

  • Kirstin (the tinberry travels)

    Wow! This is definitely my kind of place. Those floats look fantastic.

    • Holly Dayz

      We enjoyed the floats the most.

  • knycx

    I have been contemplating a visit to St Louis, and then I see this post. Thanks for the tip and I will put in on my visiting list when I am in town!

    • Holly Dayz

      It is a nice place. I really enjoyed eating here too and would go back again.

  • Wanderlust Marriage (@WndlustMarriage)

    That place looks like a lot of fun! Love when the server gives you a heads up on the amount of food! And those floats look sooooo delicious!!

    • Holly Dayz

      Yes, she definitely did. I am glad too. I wouldn’t have been able to eat all of that food by myself.

  • Drea Day

    Everything looks so yummy and a lot of fun! I know I wouldn’t have been able to eat that BBQ sampler by myself lol. But now I’m craving that strawberry fields float something serious. Adding this to my list of places to check out when I visit St. Louis. Thank you for sharing!

    • Holly Dayz

      Me either, I am glad she let me know 2 people could eat off the sampler. Hope you go and get a float soon.

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