We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Mother In Law House

$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
500 S Main St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-3439 (Tompkins)
+1 636-946-9444
Website
Today
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

150 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 149: English reviews
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our family here for dinner on Saturday November 26, 2016 and the food was awesome. Our waiter was excellent. He took us downstairs to show my granddaughters where the ghosts had been. He also told the story of the ghosts. It was a great time for all

Helpful?
Thank Nancy S
Ozark, Missouri, United States
Level Contributor
36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, beautiful atmosphere, attentive staff and a caring owner. This restored"haunted" restaurant is fairly priced. Make sure you ask about the history of the building. The ghost of the mother in law may even join you for dinner. A strange thing did happen while. we were there but not even the ghost could scare us away from the food.

Helpful?
Thank Bill S
Robinson, Illinois
Level Contributor
53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the meal that we had midday. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the house as well as the food offerings. He offered to let us see the downstairs so that we could see how building was built on trees. We took that opportunity. We were not able to hold dessert. The pies and other... More 

Helpful?
Thank Madonna O
St Peters
Level Contributor
54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 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 

Helpful?
Thank Kiki K
Level Contributor
47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 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 

Helpful?
Thank colonelbraz
Leawood, Kansas
Level Contributor
353 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank Arthur P
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

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

Helpful?
Thank John C
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 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.

Helpful?
Thank Edwin P
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 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 

Helpful?
Thank Reeny104
Louisville
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 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!!

Helpful?
Thank Ada R

Travellers who viewed Mother In Law House also viewed

 

Been to Mother In Law House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 S Main St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-3439
    (Tompkins)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 636-946-9444

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mother In Law House and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Mother In Law House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?