Simon's on the Waterfront is located in one of the city's oldest buildings at the Missouri River in downtown Hermann. The former St. Charles Wine Hall was erected in 1867. From 1890-1923, it served as Hermann's high school.
Friday is fish fry night at Simon's, but that is not the only time seafood is served. Simon's menu offers an extensive variety of seafood like peel and eat shrimp, Alaskan snow crab, and Taste of New Orleans selections that include Louisiana crawfish and shrimp and crab etoufee.
Simon's offers Hermann's only Sunday brunch buffet. It includes an ample sampling of hot and cold items including soup and salad, fried chicken, catfish, and Steve's famous sweet and sour meatballs. Known for his sauces and salad dressings, Steve also prepares a variety of smoked meats topped with his own BBQ sauce. And, he serves the only charbroiled prime rib in town.
Adjacent to the restaurant is a full-service bar. A musician, as well as a chef, owner Steve Simon often schedules live entertainment there ranging from blues to jazz to rock and roll.
Simon's on the Waterfront at 4 Schiller St. is open from 11-8 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, and from 11-9 on Friday and Saturday. It is closed on Monday and Tuesday. The bar opens at 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 3 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Carryout is available and reservations are accepted by calling 573-486-2030.
Many visitors to Hermann are familiar with Steve's other restaurant, River's Edge, located on the Gasconade River about 15 miles from town. Part of the enjoyment of the restaurant is getting there--taking the ferry across the Gasconade River. While the ferry only operates during daylight hours, there also is a way to get there by land.
River's Edge offers a wide variety of Cajun fare. Popular menu items include charbroiled shrimp, ribs, and flowerpot bread.
Reservations are not accepted at River's Edge, but folks don't seem to mind waiting for a table while enjoying the scenery from the outdoor deck and a drink from the full-service bar.
River's Edge is open from 4-9 on Thursday, 4-10 Friday, 12-10 Saturday, and 12-8 Sunday. For additional information and directions, call 573-294-7207.