That American Renaissance man, Ben Franklin, would feel right at home at Poor Richard's Restaurant, named after his…More own Poor Richard's Almanac. Not only does the restaurant give quarter to some of literature's most enduring quotations, such as the almanac's own "A penny saved is a penny earned," to Shakespeare's "Neither a borrower nor a lender be." It also offers up a diverse menu including steak, fish, chicken, hot dogs, salads, nachos, soups and sandwiches. Even the nation's first capitol and a flavor of Franklin's ambassadorship to France get in on the mix, by way of Philly steaks and French dip sandwiches.
The restaurant's walls and shelves are loaded with stuffed wildlife and St. Louis high school and professional sports memorabilia. Among this is a mounted jersey of St. Louis Blues hockey right-winger Cam Janssen, a Eureka native. Word is he stops in on occasion.