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Mother In Law House

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500 S Main St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-3439 (Tompkins)
636-946-9444
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
quirky place

I like this place. The food is overpriced, and not the best you'll ever eat, but it is tasty and the old woman who runs the place is so sweet! I do love all the 'old time' salads on the salad bar, though. Can't get those anywhere else I've been.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
mekristin2
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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  • Casual Elegant
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Canton, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here based on the double diamond review from our tour book. It mentions a salad bar in the center of the room. An empty salad bar is what we found. There is a limited menu with ok food. Our waiter did not seem to know anything about the menu items. I ordered the side salad(since there was no... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I like this place. The food is overpriced, and not the best you'll ever eat, but it is tasty and the old woman who runs the place is so sweet! I do love all the 'old time' salads on the salad bar, though. Can't get those anywhere else I've been.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The staff at this restaurant are all very friendly, especially the owner, Donna. The salad bar, although somewhat small, is delicious. The fried chicken is crispy. The prima donna dish at the restaurant is the coconut cream pie, however. Be sure to save room for the pie!!

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We eat here a lot. They have great food and a wonderful bartender. A salad bar during dinner that has delicious home made salads, slaw, jellos etc. Old fashioned home cooking.

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St. Louis
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Have been going for here for years. The owner is a wonderful lady full of stories about Old Saint Charles, the development efforts to keep the historic area alive, and be sure to ask about the Ghost! The amaretto chicken dinner is one of my favorites. She also has some of the best sweet baby carrots...my husband hates carrots, but... More 

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USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Had reservations for a party of 4 (a birthday celebration). Seated promptly for our 6:00 pm reservation. It took the waitress at least 20 minutes to even notice we were there. She took our drink order and returned pretty quickly. we then waited again for at least 20 minutes before she came to take our order. The other couple ordered... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wonderful, spooky atmosphere! The food is to die for! I like to go for lunch when the prices are cheaper.

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St. Louis
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My family likes to eat at only one restaurant in St. Charles….and that is "The Mother-in-Law Restaurant" in the historic area of Main Street. The atmosphere is very quaint, and the food is always excellent. The decor reminds you of visiting an historic period of a time gone bye… I would highly recommend it. Ask for the owner, Donna.

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Dallas, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Loved this place. Have eaten lunch here three times - and each has been a great experience. Very much enjoy the gracious host and owner (Donna), and the place has a charming atmosphere. The sound traqck from Somewhere in Time is playing on the CDE player in the background. Reminds me of visiting someone's wonderful grandmother's house. Very historic area... More 

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chicago
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was a delightful little place. The menu is not extensive, but the food we ate was delicious. They make some tasty homemade dressings. My husband's chicken salad was yummy. For dessert, they make their peach cobbler into a sort of parfait. Brimming with antiques and the gracious atmosphere of a by gone day. Highly recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 S Main St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-3439
    (Tompkins)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: 636-946-9444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?