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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
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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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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    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
You have to check this place out.

The food is regular home cooking the Lady that owns the place is overseeing everything . She is great . You have to eat here just to meet her and TO GET ONE OF HER FAMOUS BLUEBERRY MUFFINS . She will be happy to give you seconds of everything except those muffins . I love it , my husband... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
monicamarberry
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The food is regular home cooking the Lady that owns the place is overseeing everything . She is great . You have to eat here just to meet her and TO GET ONE OF HER FAMOUS BLUEBERRY MUFFINS . She will be happy to give you seconds of everything except those muffins . I love it , my husband doesn't... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

What a special place! The food was excellent, freshly prepared and tasty. The coconut cream pie was wonderful!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Mother-in-Law House may have been a good restaurant 20 years ago, but it has failed to keep up with the times in terms of its salad selection. We stopped in for lunch and I was surprised by the limited salad menu and strange selection of salad dressings -- who doesn't have at least one viniagrette on their menu these... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It is not a big menu, so there is not much of a selection. To me it seemed to have mostly chicken or fish entrees. The portions are large. The food was very good. You are paying ambiance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 60 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 45 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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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?