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The Cottage

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Mexican, American
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1185 Highway H, Hermann, MO
(573) 486-4300
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best local secret?

Quite a change of pace, small and somewhat secluded dining and art gallery just outside of Hermann MO. Get reservations early as fills quickly on limited time open. Great food, awesome service and very sumptuous meals.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Dave M
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Mid Mo
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mid Mo
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Quite a change of pace, small and somewhat secluded dining and art gallery just outside of Hermann MO. Get reservations early as fills quickly on limited time open. Great food, awesome service and very sumptuous meals.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Cottage with another couple. It's a good idea to have reservations on the weekend; we did not but the staff managed to work us in with only a few minutes wait. Our meals were delicious and artfully served. The staff was pleasant even though overbooked. I would like to go here again and try their lunch menu... More 

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Montgomery City, Missouri
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Valentines Day dinner with wife was excellent. Cozy and sat next to fireplace. Sea Food Lasagna was the best I have ever had. Service was friendly and made us feel welcome. Saw a small seating area outside and will definitely give it a try this summer.

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Columbia, Missouri
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The local's had nothing but good to say about this place. In the summer there is an outdoor patio which would be perfect for al fresco dining. What we experienced in December was a cute homey type restaurant with your grandma's belly filling type food. The service was great and the atmosphere was so pleasant and cozy. However, we both... More 

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illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The cottage was out of the way, but not a big deal. Great scenery and atmosphere. Lunch was delicious, but small portion.

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Olathe, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were the only diners in the restaurant on a cold, sleeting Saturday afternoon after Christmas. Our turkey and bacon paninis were excellent and service was warm and friendly. The dining room is inviting and we were seated next to a cozy fireplace, which added to the appeal. We already had dinner reservations elsewhere that night or would have returned... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We went with friends on a fall weekend trip. Food was great, with a variety of menu choices; roast pork, crab cakes, steak medalions, traditional German sausage plate. The soups were excellent. Charming atmosphere and friendly service. Made reservations in advance via email; it was easy and I received prompt reply. Recommend reservations as dining area is a converted living... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

The cottage Inn is in a rural location with beautiful view and intimate and pleasant surroundings. The servers and owners do their best to serve as well as give you a most pleasant experience.we came back for a second meal due to the quality of the first. The location is a short drive out of Herman and yet you feel... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

After much planning for our 10 year Anniversary Dinner we were satisfied we had found just the right place. Wrong!!! We had a party of 25 guests which we were told they could accommodate. We were all Very Crowded. We were told they offer sandwiches or Burgers for the Younger guests. Nope not after 2pm. There is a children's menu... More 

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marycottage, Owner at The Cottage, responded to this review

I know we discussed the children's menu for those under 12; I apologize if you were looking for these selections for your adult guests as well. We make every effort to see that our guests' dining experience is a pleasant one. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations. More 

Centralia, Missouri, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is a great restaurant and the only reason I gave it a "very good" rather than an "excellent" is because of the terrain and the drive. The restaurant was very good, very quiet, very romantic and very good food and service. The only problem was the gravel drive and rough terrain, which adds to it's ambience (secluded on a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1185 Highway H, Hermann, MO
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Hermann
  • Phone Number: (573) 486-4300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

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