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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Real People, Real Food, Relaxing Dining!

Donna, is one "Sweet Lady", and takes a lot of deserved pride in her "Gem"! The dining is comfortable and the filets we had were as good as anywhere! The servers have ranged from Brandon, Dave, and Tony. All were terrific! If you want fast food, or a place to "Squack" on your phone, or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
jerrycoin
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were the only people in the restaurant - it has outdated decor, very dusty and smells unpleasant. The salad bar is like that of a rural steakhouse - only the steakhouse's options would have been fresh made that day. The stuffed flounder was prepackaged food that was heated in the microwave. The waiter had to make the cocktails -... More 

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Thank Karen K
Milwaukee
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Historic St Charles downtown with cobblestone streets and 1800's era shops takes you back in time to start... However dinner here fully transports you back in time to that Victorian age of romance. Try the owners favorite Chicken Veronique!!! Although loved the filet mignon as variety of homemade salads to start...

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Thank See-the-world1001
Saint Charles, Missouri
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly atmosphere. Great food. Beautiful restaurant. Great antiques are displayed. The menu is varied and not run of the mill. I have eaten here many times during the years and have never gone away hungry or disappointed.

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Thank Rosemary83
Saint Louis, Missouri
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394 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Donna, is one "Sweet Lady", and takes a lot of deserved pride in her "Gem"! The dining is comfortable and the filets we had were as good as anywhere! The servers have ranged from Brandon, Dave, and Tony. All were terrific! If you want fast food, or a place to "Squack" on your phone, or sit and look at your... More 

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Thank jerrycoin
Saint Peters, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We went to the Christmas festivities on Main Street, made reservations by phone for the Mother-in-law house for dinner..we stood at the door about 10 minutes before anyone would acknowledge us..we were seated..the waiter was very confused, everything I would ask about the menu he had to go ask someone..he poured the water only 1/2 full glass..the same with coffee... More 

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1 Thank fizzer1943
Iowa
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We went there in a busy Saturday for lunch. The owner was overwhelmed. She was committed to making everyone feel welcome. The food was good. The wait staff was amazing and knew the history of the home and suspected hauntings.

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Thank IowaMidwesterner
Hastings, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We went to St. Charles on a girl's trip and had supper here one evening. The atmosphere is just wonderful! The food was great! The service was superb! There was a large group there at the same time we were there (maybe 25) yet we still got personal and attentive service. Thank you for a grand time!!

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Thank Michele C
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

While the food is mediocre at best, the staff made the experience. The owner is very charming and the staff was wonderful. It was pouring down rain that night. We asked for garbage bags to cover up so we weren't soaked by time we got back to the hotel. The staff gave us garbage bags to use on the walk.... More 

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Thank nancymW9446IK
Saint Peters, Missouri
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting place. Old house reminds me of Sunday dinner at grandmother's house. Best liver and onions I have ever had. Wife loves the chicken. Still haven't seen the ghost yet even after having been there five times.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This used to be a really good restaurant. What happened? In the past few years, only the desserts have been good.

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Thank Michael H

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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
  • Cuisine: American

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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