They bought a building at Southwest and Watson and initially wanted to move the Bartolino’s Osteria location there. However, they were able to keep both buildings, so they were left with a decision of what to do with the extra space. Bart and Roseanne chose to open a neighborhood restaurant that would serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days a week.
So after 25 years in the Italian food business, the family opened a restaurant where they served breakfast pancakes as their specialty. Bart and Roseann put a lot of faith and hard work into starting this business, with help from a trusted longtime loyal employee from Bartolino’s, Greg Scheetz, whose job was to learn the breakfast side of the business and lead a kitchen staff. Bart and Roseanne with the help of Greg were able to open a successful restaurant serving the best breakfast in St. Louis.
In 2016 the family saw a bright opportunity to open another Chris’ location in downtown St. Louis. The space was located in the St. Louis University Law school, and was the perfect place to make their mark on downtown. In November of 2016 Chris’ @ the Docket was born.
Today, Chris—the youngest of Bart’s and Roseanne’s four sons and the namesake of the Chris’ restaurants—manages and oversees the day-to-day activities, and operations of both restaurants.
Chris’ Pancake works to provide all of their customers with a positive experience which is why they remain one of St. Louis’ most popular breakfast spots. Thank you on behalf of the entire staff for visiting our website and we look forward to serving you!