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Mother In Law House

) #17 of 215 Restaurants in Saint Charles ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American
500 S Main St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-3439
+1 636-946-9444
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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500 S Main St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-3439
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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...More

Thank Anderson50
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
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...More

Thank Terri S
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.

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...More

Reviewed 9 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...More

1  Thank Judith C
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...More

Thank Ronda G
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...More

Thank Arthur B
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
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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Mindy S
I am planning a rehearsal dinner for 27 people for may 12th around 5:30. Do you have special romm or area and is there a special menu that you could provide for this.
29 March 2017|
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Response from colonelbraz | Reviewed this property |
you might ask for the main dining room - it's spectacular. They may surprise you with "I do".
If u had a bad experience at the mother in law house u must of not been at the right place(our owner works hard... U go donna!) and sitting in the front patios u dont see how hard the staff works in the back especially in accordance with our awesome cooks ..hells kitchen..angles food....and homemade snacks
5 September 2016|
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Response from DON | Reviewed this property |
Donna will straighten out any problems that may occur. I have never had a problem in all the years I have been going there. I don't know why there would have been an upcharge for a pickle. Doesn't make sense to me.
Jennifer P
It is my mother's birthday and we're celebrating fathers day early due to scheduling conflicts and my mother wanted to request table number on(1)with Ben as our waiter.
13 June 2016|
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Response from DonaldR148 | Reviewed this property |
If you place a reservation and Donna can accommodate the request, she will do so or discuss a compromise acceptable for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail