America's Best Diners
Courtesy of Goody Goody
Goody Goody Diner, St. Louis, MO
This building got its start as a walk-up A&W Root Beer stand. For a while, it was a drive-in, serving hot food to customers in hot rods. Herb and Viola Connelly purchased it in the 1950s, and eventually, the diner concept took over. There is no question about what to order from the massive menu: Goody Goody’s Chicken & Waffles are the unquestioned favorite. An entire half of a fried chicken (that’s five pieces) comes surrounded by Belgian waffles, crisped perfectly and wearing a thick coat of butter and syrup. This tower of heaven is yours for $10.95.