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All 60 Hannibal Restaurants

Mark Twain Dinette

400 North 3rd Street, Hannibal, MO 63401-3302
573 221 5511
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Ranked #25 of 60 Restaurants in Hannibal
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch
Description: The Mark Twain Dinette has sat on the same location in the historic district for 70 years..A smoke and alcohol free restaurant... will seat 150 people inside and 50 people in the outside Rootbeer Garden. New management as of September 15, 2011.
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75 reviews 75 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Need I say more? We had the Root beer float. It was soft serve ice cream, which isn't my favorite, but the root beer was good and there were free refills.

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85 reviews 85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Other than the name and a few pictures, restaurant could be in any small town in America. My country-fried steak was good, but not spectacular. Would probably try another option the next time I visit.

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Hannibal, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

For sure the most bland and tasteless food in Hannibal. The next best thing to dog food. And worst then ever now that the daughter and son have taken over the business. The only positive here if you could find one would be the location. But if you like good food a trip anywhere else in town would be worth... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My wife and I spent a couple days in Hannibal seeing the sites and was referred to this diner by a local. Had the mark twain chicken and although my wife thought it was good, I thought that it could have used more seasoning, pretty bland. Also tried the mac and cheese, who could mess that up right? They managed... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Stopped just before noon. Seated quickly. I ordered the Mark Twain Chicken. Server told me it would take 25-30 minutes. That was fine. I ordered a breast and leg, with mashed potatoes and green beans. My food was served in about 30 minutes and the chicken was piping hot and worth the wait. The potatoes were fine. The green beans... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were referred to the diner by a friend. The service was great as well as the food. My Grandsons enjoyed the homemade root beer. We returned later in the day for some ice cream and to purchase 1 gallon of their rootbeer to take home. I recommend this restaurant

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Roanoke, IL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We chose the Mark Twain Fried Chicken...and it was delicious...as was the Mississippi Mud Pie...YUM!! We split the meal and dessert and were quite full. The waitress was super, quick with a come back quip...which made us feel right at home.

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I have been a life long resident of Hannibal and have eaten here many times. My mother also grew up here and this was one her and her friends favorite places to eat as teenagers. The maid rites and root beer, which they are famous for used to be delicious, however, I recently took a friend of mine who was... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

we stopped on sat about 12:30 pm for a quick lunch we where wrong waited about 25 min to get a table we had 5 in our group the food was ok nothing outstanding but ok the workers seem distracted doing something else price was a little high but better than fast food place might try 1 more time if... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I have been here 3 times and have enjoyed our meals every time. Once it was with a group and every one of them said their meal was good. I had a french dip that was one of the better I've ever had. The last time we were there was for breakfast and again, we were not... More

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