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Mother In Law House

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500 S Main St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-3439 (Tompkins)
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Springfield, Missouri
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This gem has exceptional service with the food to back it up. Our server Ben was extremely knowledgable of the history of the building. When in St Charles this is an absolute must see!!

Thank LDM1974
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is unexpectedly formal, but don't be scared with casual clothes. My strip steak was a little overdone, and the menu was slightly overpriced. That said, the service and attention to details were remarkable. The staff worked hard to accommodate and make guests welcome. I didn't have a perfect experience, but the Mother in Law House deserves another visit.

Thank Mike Z
Maryland Heights, Missouri
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The owner knows how to please her customers with the best steak ever and great servers! You will love the quaintness of the building and furniture and her tableware. Very elegant.

Thank DonnaLee56
Topeka, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting in St. Charles and wanted a local place to eat. After driving through the historic downtown, we found a place to park and walked back down the street to the Mother In Law house. We were pleasantly surprised when we walked in the door at the actual cloth tablecloths, napkins, and china that was used. Even though... More 

Thank Kansasokie87
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thought we were going to have a great time I had to ask for everything no utensils until after our food was served no condiments waited forever and another customer got them for us ask the waiter if he was new and he started complaining he had just waited on 50 people remind you they were 20 minutes from closing... More 

Thank Marilyn C
Hazelwood, Missouri
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite restaurants in Old Town St Charles. Donna is a great hostess and she will make you feel right at home. Her menu is not large, but you have her best meals. Every thing on her salad bar is made by Donna. The salad bar is great. The restaurant will remind you of restaurants in England. It... More 

Thank DonaldR148
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129 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered a bowl of vegetable soup & chicken salad but asked for it to be served without bread. Now I did not expect to have price lowered since I didn't want bread but when I asked for a pickle I was not told it was extra. When my bill came I asked what th .50 cent charge was &... More 

Thank Disney F
Saint Louis, Missouri
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to enjoy a lunch or dinner. Located in Old St. Charles on main street, it is a fun restaurant. The owner, Donna, has owned the place since 1981. It is not fancy but the food is more down home and great and if she is there she will go around and serve the vegetable of... More 

Thank abell46
Fenton, Missouri
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Attended a bridal shower here and found it to be charming, but not at all accessible for elderly that require use of a walker or anyone else that has a handicap. Uneven cobble stone ambiance of the town make it very difficult for navigation and the restaurant itself has at least two short steps to enter from Main street. It... More 

Thank Cindy1167
Saint Charles, Missouri
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

If you want to try some traditional sausages, wurst, and German food, you will love this restaurant. it is delightfully old fashioned with traditional German condiments and relishes. Lovely setting in an old house with sweet German grandmas as waitresses. Wonderful!

Thank Stephanie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 S Main St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-3439
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: 636-946-9444

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