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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
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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St Peters
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a quaint and cozy place to eat. We absolutely loved the atmosphere here from the beginning of our meal (starting with blueberry muffins) to the very end (amazing coconut cream pie). The salad bar, which is included with an entre is very tasty (make sure to try the cottage cheese). When Donna comes around with her cooked carrots, make... More 

Thank Kiki K
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charming, historic, and BEST EVER coconut cream pie make this a must in St Charles. We ate a delicious lunch inside the Victorian Mother In Law House turned into an elegant restaurant rather than outside on the patio. The owner and God Mother of Main Street (Donna Hafer) stopped by our table to make us feel welcome. Service was superb!... More 

Thank colonelbraz
Leawood, Kansas
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347 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in St. Charles the other day we happened upon the “Mother-In-Law Restaurant”, on the historic Main Street of St. Charles. The name of the restaurant just says it all. In English, “Mother-In-Law” sounds rather pleasant. But in German, the term is “Schweigermutter” The pronunciation would scare away a mad dog! The restaurant has a basic lunch menu of soups,... More 

Thank Arthur P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had excellent service, the food was very good, quiet atmosphere was just what we were looking for.

Thank John C
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Went there with friends and had a Great meal. I had a New York strip steak, the wife had stuffed flounder. For dessert we split the peach cobbler ala mode. WOW! Service was great too.

Thank Edwin P
Saint Louis, Missouri
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We did not know about this place until visiting St. Charles. We had a wonderful treat-- salad bar with all homemade salads and dressings. The owner came around with fresh blueberry muffins and later with a wonderful carrot dish. The entree's where all delicious and then she had homemade desserts! We had fresh peach cobbler and coconut cream pie! The... More 

Thank Reeny104
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

The food is like the family reunion that you attend and you have to taste a little of everything. Soooo good. So filling and Donna's Blueberry muffins are out of this world. The ambiance is like my grandmothers house. Worth the visit!!

Thank Ada R
Springfield, Missouri
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 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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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 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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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
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?