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Mother In Law House

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500 S Main St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-3439 (Tompkins)
+1 636-946-9444
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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South Carolilna
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120 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose to eat at Mother in Law House for lunch because we heard about the coconut cream pie. Sooo glad we did. First, I had chicken salad sandwich and salad (wonderful Russian dressing) and my husband had homemade veggie beef soup with chicken salad sandwich-- they even toasted the bread. All was tasty and presented nicely. Then the pie--... More 

Thank Anderson50
Saint Charles, Missouri
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have dined at this restaurant on many occasions and have never been disappointed. Food is VERY good, perfectly prepared and reasonably priced, especially the burgers and perfectly cooked fries. Makes me hungry just to share this with you. GREAT destination for lunch.

1 Thank Eunicet40
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We visted on Easter Sunday Afternoon. It was a beautiful day so we sat outside. That was the best part of our experience. The service was poor. the waiter couldn't get anything straight. and just laughed it off when we told him we were disappointed in the food. The reasonably priced menu that was posted was not available. My husband... More 

Thank Terri S
Beverly Hills, Michigan
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The owner of this restaurant is very friendly. The atmosphere is dated vintage but fun. My chicken salad was excellent. Everyone at the table demolished the coconut cream pie. I enjoyed eating there.

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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Walking around at St. Charles historical old town, decided to dinner around before returning to the hotel and found this place named "Mother in Law house". After a quick look in the menu, decided to get in. The furniture and decoration is "vintage", the food is good, and people are very welcoming. It was my first time there, but for... More 

Bonner Springs, Kansas
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This was one of the best places we have ever eaten. Not just the food but the atmosphere. The lady that owns it comes out & brings fresh blueberry muffins before you eat with the advice to "put lots of butter on it"! Then while eating she brought out candied carrots that were delicious! She also has a salad bar... More 

1 Thank Judith C
1 review
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I grew up in St. Charles and love the downtown area and main street, but this was the first time to ever eat at the mother in-law house. I will never go back. I got a fried chicken salad. It was pathetically small. They took a handful of salad mix out of a bag and cut up a chicken breast... More 

Thank Ronda G
Kansas City
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Terrific place. Not to be missed if you're within fifty miles. This 37-year old restaurant in an 1866 building in charmingly quaint old St. Charles has wonderful food lovingly prepared under the direct supervision of the Proprietress who nurtures her guests as carefully as her food. The special salmon dish was as good as you'll find anywhere. The fresh coconut... More 

Thank Arthur B
Saint Charles, Missouri
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is where I really treat my out of town friends when I want to impress them with historic St. Charles! She has a great Salad buffet, and the place is so historic! So many stories!

Thank DKeevenFranke
Carson City, Nevada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The chef Josh was so helpful in helping to decide what to eat and the desert of coconut cream pie was heavenly. The service was great and the atmosphere cozy and homey.

Thank 14genem

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 S Main St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-3439
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 636-946-9444

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