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316 N Main St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3541
573-221-4410
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: We asked a local for where they would go for dinner and they suggested Ole...
We asked a local for where they would go for dinner and they suggested Ole Planters. We could not have been happier. The restaurant had been there for years and its decor suggested this in a charming way. The dinners were a mix of locals and visitors. The dinning was homestyle and yummy. The meats were cooked to yummy perfection just like mom would do. As we were eatting the cook was bringing out freshly made pies which tasted as good as they smelled. One of the customers wanted to buy the entire pie it was so good. We loved Hannibal and this was the perfect restaurant to top off a day of traveling back in time and enjoying Main Street USA and the Mississippi as Tom Sawyer and his friends might have.
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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Comfort food in historic setting

We hadn't been to Hannibal for a few years so we stopped for lunch while on the way to St. Louis. The menu choices are tradition comfort foods including BBQ. The pulled pork dinner was very good. My wife's catfish, however, had so much breading that it overpowered the fish. The most unique part was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Vancamper
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Missouri
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English first
Missouri
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We hadn't been to Hannibal for a few years so we stopped for lunch while on the way to St. Louis. The menu choices are tradition comfort foods including BBQ. The pulled pork dinner was very good. My wife's catfish, however, had so much breading that it overpowered the fish. The most unique part was the three vegetables served with... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our first stop on a short visit of Hannibal...Ole Planters provided a great value and delicious comfort food. When on special, the meatloaf/meatloaf sandwich is fantastic. The restaurant's location on a historical strip of Main Street across from the Mark Twain Home and Grant's Pharmacy adds to the charm of this small eatery.

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Hannibal, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I wish I could get some fries with one of the better burgers in town. Meatloaf is great, BBQ is good.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The chicken fried steak was enjoyed by everyone else at my table. IT'S BIG! I had a big salad that was so fresh, with their house dressing. We all enjoyed the ambience, like eating in Grandma's home with old wallpaper and interesting photos and art on the wall. The staff was very friendly. Pleasant dining.

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Raymore, Missouri
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My wife went to the restaurant on a Sunday afternoon. The special was smoked pork or beef with red potatoes, green beans, corn, and bread. It was priced less than $9! The meat, though lathered in sauce, was exceptionally smokey, especially the pork. The green beans had a touch of vinegar, creating a unique, appealing taste, different from the common... More 

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Kirksville, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My husband and I stopped here, not knowing where to go, just in town for the day. We ordered the specials, BBQ beef and BBQ pork sandwiches that came with chips & pickle. We both thought the BBQ meats were excellent, not too much smoke taste and not too tangy. The waitress we had was exceptionally good and friendly, which... More 

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New Bloomfield, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We love this place! We have to eat here every-time we come to town. It has been at least 7 years since we have been there and the food was just as good as I remember.You have to get the tenderloin with cheese! Phenomenal!!!!

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Daytona Beach, FL
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Ole Planters was recommended by the locals and we weren't disappointed. BBQ best ever had. Very quaint in keeping with the Hannibal area. Prices reasonable. Their turkey was the real deal. Would have like to go back another time.

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hartford
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food was awesome, waitress friendly. We had gotten there right after the rush and only one waitress on, other than that excellent.

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Warsaw, Illinois
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Food is well prepared. On our first visit our server was excellent, but on our next trip, it was "okay". Not the cleanest place you've ever been, but worth trying

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 316 N Main St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3541
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Hannibal
  • Phone Number: 573-221-4410

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

We asked a local for where they would go for dinner and they suggested Ole Planters. We could not have been happier. The restaurant had been there for years and its decor suggested this in a charming way. The dinners were a mix of locals and visitors. The dinning was homestyle and yummy. The meats were cooked to yummy perfection just like mom would do. As we were eatting the cook was bringing out freshly made pies which tasted as good as they smelled. One of the customers wanted to buy the entire pie it was so good. We loved Hannibal and this was the perfect restaurant to top off a day of traveling back in time and enjoying Main Street USA and the Mississippi as Tom Sawyer and his friends might have.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?