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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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Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    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
Lunch

The patio was an excellent setting. The service is a little slow as they only had the one guy but the food was excellent. I had soup and salad with the celery dressing. I really liked it . It was suggested by the owner so I got that and ranch on the side. Did not touch the ranch. I parked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food is amazing! The owner is the sweetest lady I think I've ever met! She makes the coconut cream pie herself. I've never been so impressed!!

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SanDiego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The patio was an excellent setting. The service is a little slow as they only had the one guy but the food was excellent. I had soup and salad with the celery dressing. I really liked it . It was suggested by the owner so I got that and ranch on the side. Did not touch the ranch. I parked... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I am 55. The kid are grown and out. I like good things. The restaurant is like walking into a family home. The staff is inviting. The food was good. The owner makes the rounds to be sure everyone is happy. It's a very nice place to eat. The blue berry muffins are some of the best I've ever eaten.... More 

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san francisco, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

we went with a group of 30, so perhaps,we couldn't have expected fine dining. We didn't get fine dining. The salad bar was fair at best. The chicken dish we were all served was right out of Denny's. The desert, while good, was minuscule. My gin/tonic was bad. It's a very nice looking place and the servers, including the mother... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The food was okay but overall I would just call the place different. Like being at my great aunts house although I didn't see any dollies.

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Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Four of us stopped in for lunch after being attracted by the outside sandwich board advertising French dip sandwiches. The restaurant itself is a tremendous glance into the past -- glitzy decor from a nearly forgotten era. We were shown to a table immediately and within minutes were ordering our drinks. A little later we ordered our lunches. Three of... More 

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Imperial, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our group of 7 friends made Easter reservations for lunch after church. We arrived about 10 minutes earlier than our reservation and were seated immediately. The owner encouraged us to go to our table even though "it wasn't quite ready". When we got there, we were met by a rather grumpy woman who was bussing the table (and upset that... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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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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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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Additional Information about Mother In Law House

Address: 500 S Main St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-3439
Phone Number: 636-946-9444
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Charles
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $

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