Owners of Gibby's restaurant at 108C Hilltop Village in hope to officially open this week. They renovated the former retail space rented by Rich & Charlie's restaurant, and now have completed all the St. Louis County health inspection requirements. Editor's Note: Calling the restaurant at 636-777-2333 to verify the opening and hours is strongly suggested before heading there for a meal.
(See previously published article from Nov. 18: )
Jeff Geiser, one of three brothers involved, said he has been in the restaurant business for the past 15 years. They opened Gibby's in St. Clair, MO, last fall. They also own Cecil Whittaker's in Washington, MO.
Tony will be taking the lead on the new eatery in Eureka.
"We've been ready to open, just not able to until all the inspections were done," said Jeff.
The restaurant's named after the middle name of their grandfather, Harry Gilbert Wade, whose nickname was Gibby. Wade died in 1994.
Tony said they will offer single, double and triple-decked burgers—one will be called a big challenge burger that sports three patties and three buns plus fixings and condiments.
The Geisers plan to provide specialty pizzas, topped with provel cheese. They will have pizzas called the carnivore, the herbivore, supreme, and even a taco pizza. Other menu items will include barbecue, ribs, gyro sandwiches and pulled pork.
Jeff said they also will have special salads, and that he has developed a dish wherein he rolls the following ingredients in mozzarella cheese: romaine lettuce, basil, onions and tomatoes. It is served with balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
Tony said they intend to have various beers on tap, plus about 30 bottled brands. They also have wine and a full bar for those seeking beyond beer beverages.
Within the restaurant they created a half wall, semi-private area for parties, office gathering and celebrations. This area seats 30 people. The restaurant overall can accommodate 150 diners.