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Mother In Law House

500 S Main St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-3439
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Ranked #44 of 224 restaurants in Saint Charles
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Tompkins
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68 reviews from our community

69% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Donna, our 'culinary angel' is a marvel to behold! Adding 'class' sans snobbery to this historic district, she and the waiter, Shea, welcomed us into their 'home' with gracious attention to our comfort. The evening menu was easy to decipher and the prices fair; $4 appetizers, $6 desserts, $11 sandwiches and $22 entrees, all ample portions (hamburger patty was 1/3... More

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Lafayette, Indiana
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This place reminded me of an antique living room. It seemed dated and borderline shabby, but, interestingly enough, it added to the experience. It felt as if we were eating with the mother-in-law, Marie, from Everybody Loves Raymond. HAHAHA. There was a petite older lady pouring coffee and checking on everyone with those cute glasses perched on her nose. It... More

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Burlington, NC
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94 reviews 94 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Amazing how many St Charles places close by 7 or 8pm but this spot was open and truly happy to see us. Service was attentive and knowledgable. The warm complementary muffin was delicious as a starter. But don't be a pig by asking for more freebies. Let's face they are there to make a profit on their entrees. In the... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Not sure if a lot of people are aware of this but on the lower level of the Mother in Law House is a great place to have a private party or small wedding. There is a bar and seating for about 75 people. It was a lovely setting . Donna was wonderful and accommodating and made our day very... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have lived in St Charles for 25 years, and have been coming to The Mother In Laws Restaurant since we moved here. The food has always been top notch, and the service great. We enjoy the different salads that the owner Donna serves on the salad bar, they are not your typical salad bar items. She brings around blueberry... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Contrary to other reviewers' experiences, this restaurant was a winner as far as our group was concerned. We made reservations and were warmly greeted at the door by Donna, the owner, and were promptly seated and served by Lou. He made our dining experience so pleasant and enjoyable with his friendliness and engaging manner. The dining room ambiance was like... More

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We ate at this restaurant due to reviews that said the salad bar was extensive. It was good, but it was not what I would call a fresh salad bar. It had many salads that were made from processed food products not fresh vegetables. Our waiter was unfamiliar with the menu, but sought help with our questions. We were presented... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Went on a Saturday night, and got there when they first opened. The service is horrible. Slow and slower. There was no reason for it. No other big parties, not even all tables were full. Had to ask for water, ask for the plates to be cleared, ask for every little thing. Clearly, the person waiting tables didn't have any... More

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Dallas, TX USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

I took my parents out for their 50th anniversary. Unfortunately we were not one of the 70 guests which were having a, reception at this establishment. Our teenage waiter was in way over his, head trying to cope with the situation beyond his control. A woman who referred to herself as ”muffin Nazi” had to have, been the, manager or... More

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Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I will get right to the point here. Everywhere I looked I saw dust and dirt. Tablecloth on our groups table was obviously not taken off from the previous night, or perhaps several nights. Only the place setting was changed. There were crumbs that were easily felt when you ran your hand over it. Light fixtures, wood railings, mirrors, and... More

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